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Crysis is the best looking videogame I have ever played.

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:58 pm
by zsouthboy
Here's how impressed I was:

Okay, start the game. Do some loading, okie dokie.

Hmm, this looks like one of those prerendered cutscen-OH MY GOD IT'S REALTIME

I have experienced 4 of those "omg realtime!" points so far, including that one.

Anyone else downloaded and played the hefty demo yet? (1.7 gb!)

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:35 am
by CTZn
Yep, I could finally have a "decent" fps at lowest settings: up to 10fps, yoooo. Bi-Xeon 2GB nVidia 6200 (ouch AGP graphic boards are hard to find).

My question in that respect is: does multithreading work with this game for you, as it is supposed to ? I have 4 threads availables, only one is used...

Otherwise yes, the artwork is amazing but they had already a good basis to start with, I'm talking about FarCry.
Crysis is the best looking videogame I have ever played.
It is the more ressource consuming I have *tried* to play.

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:04 am
by Maluminas
I downloaded it and tried it on my soon-to-be-put-to-sleep comp. With the lowest settings (except resolution, maxed out, which was still lower than my screen's native, just for the demo i guess) i got a fairly playable 10-15fps. Of course since i have an older generation card (Radeon X850 pro) and that all settings are at lowest, i didn't have any OMG REAL-TIME moments. Hopefully ill have these moments soon: in one week im buying a computer, it will be so freaking powerful they'll have to make laws against it :P So ill buy the full version of Crysis, Oblivion and all those wonderful looking games, so i can finally enjoy the eye-candy AND the smooth gameplay of high frame rates :)

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:58 pm
by Anthony
O can I have your old comp? Don't put it to sleep lol. My computer can't even run the sims 2 lol

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:49 am
by Kram1032
My old Computer was able to run TS2 - with my old graphics card and my *new* graphics card was "new" when I got my "old" one, which was new, when I got the graphics card, before :?

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:33 am
by PhilBo
I was able to play it on very high with 30+ fps at 1024x768 in XP with the DirectX10 hack applied. It was awesome. I had to stop and look around so many times just to take in the details. I got a very playable experience in XP, but in Vista...well...that's another story.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:40 am
by zsouthboy
Just remember that Crysis will unlock some "Ultra" settings when a card is released that will handle it.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:03 pm
by Maluminas
What do you mean "Ultra"? I know that "Very High" quality settings are available only on DX10 enabled cards + Vista. Is Ultra even higher? O_o

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:11 pm
by dougal2
well, i wasn't very impressed... yet.
it ran OK on my Althon64 3500+/GeForce 6200/WinXP but, as you may guess, i don't get to see anything much other than an overload of polys with this system.
I'm not ready to upgrade yet, but when I do, I'll give it another try.

By way of comparison, I think that HL2 manages to look pretty awesome on this system. Crysis didn't look as good.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:24 pm
by zsouthboy
Yeah with your 6200 you're missing TONS of detail.

It's not the polys that are impressive with this game - it's the shaders.

So if all you see are a ton of polys, you're missing out :D

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:30 am
by PhilBo
Actually, very high is available in XP as well. You just need to hack the config files to allow the high setting to use the very high values.

In XP, you cannot choose Very High as it is DirectX 10 only. By editing the config files, you get all the Direct X10 eye candy in XP but at higher frame rates. I dual boot with XP and Vista and was able to verify it. I have 3D water, light rays and all the goodies running on my XP installation.

Just Google around and you'll find the hack. Very simple. Most impressive.

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:09 am
by zsouthboy
Yep that's what I've been running too - though I have a 7900GT, so no DX10 for me anyway. (and jesus, no vista - my computer feels slow enough as it is)

There's a long thread on incrysis about the game and tweaking :)

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:48 am
by matsta
lol i was busy playing the demo today when under mainly high settings with 16xq aa at low res i encountered this error. i couldnt help but laugh. its not an atrifact XD i dont think.


Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:16 pm
by alex22
No its a vertice transformed to max distance away from camera. I had that in several games already, but never really found the reason. But every time I had that low frame rates were involved. :)

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:14 pm
by CTZn
Arf can u swim up there ?