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TheVampire
(01-04-2011, 10:53 AM)
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I've been a bit bored lately and in preparation for Crysis 2 getting released soon I decided to make a thread with my collection of the best mods/tweaks to make Crysis look the best it can. I'm no expert but you should find all this helpful.

Most of the stuff is pretty simple the install.

The maps go in the game\levels folder, .pak files just go the game folder and an autoexec would go in the crysis folder

To play a custom map just open the console and type "map mapname"
Make sure con_restricted 0 is set


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SKINS/TEXTURES

-Rygel's high texture pack.
http://www.fileplanet.com/194825/190...gh-Texture-Mod
This is a huge 2GB texture pack to make everything look alot better up close.
Before:

After:

Before:

After:


-NanoSuit Ultra Customizable
Personally I think this one looks the best, plus you can even customize the look and colours of the suit and visor
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=4600


-High Resolution Foliage
Nice one to make all the foliage look alot better
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=4471&lim=0



-Laser Pack
Optional but it just changes the laser pointer colour
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=1693&lim=0

-Global Ambient Lighting/POM AF by Xzero
The one is a MUST - It makes it so POM and AF can both work together!!
Normally you could only have 1 enabled not both so this way you get the bumpy rocks on the ground plus AF. I'm pretty sure r_usepom 1 has to be set.
http://crymod.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=73616

-Palm Tree texture
I just like this one better than the standard
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?f...81&lim=20&sid=


-High Resolution Grass
Another good one to have
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=5206&lim=0

-Shotgun and FY71 skin
http://hotfile.com/dl/94065037/c9ec3...YSHOT.pak.html
I actually cant remember where I got these but they both look much better



-Weapon Skin pack (SCAR, Socom and SMG)
A good couple of skins in this pack you can choose from
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=357&lim=0


-Asian Truck red used look skin
Reskin for the truck
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=3308&lim=20


-LTV red used look skin
Reskin for the LTV
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=3247&lim=20


-Civilian Car camo wood skin
Reskin for the Car
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=3311&lim=40



-Sig Sauer p226 -This gun is a great replacement for the SOCOM!
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=2118&lim=0
+
-Sig Sauer P226 - SOCOM Replacement script
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=4978&lim=0


=================

PARTICLES

-Xtreme Particle Chaos
Package to replace existing particles with new cool ones
(videos in link)
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=4566&lim=0


=================


WATER

-Replacement shader by aNoN to make the water look much better and have waves!!
(This might be a bit taxing on your system but looks so so good)
Put the shaders folder from the zip into the game folder and make sure you run the game with -devmode on the end of the crysis shortcut exe

http://uppit.com/v/6SN1D77F

Before:

After:

Before:

After:


========================

AA

Just crank it in your 3D card menu and in the game aswell.
I have r_edgeaa turned off as I reckon it blurs too much and it has to be off for normal AA to work.

Theres also these 3 fsaa console commands to note taken from tweakguides.com:

r_FSAA - There are three settings starting with r_FSAA which control Full Screen Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) in Crysis: r_FSAA controls whether Antialiasing is being used (= 1) or not (= 0); r_FSAA_samples determines the actual sample rate of Anti-Aliasing;r_FSAA_quality determines the quality mode, affecting the overall type of Anti-Aliasing used in conjunction with the sample rate. Ideally you should alter these settings using the in-game Anti-Aliasing Quality setting, since the sample rate and mode values differ depending on both the type of graphics hardware you're running, and whether you're using DX9 or DX10.

To see the values implemented at various AA levels on your particular system, check the two FSAAProfiles.txt files found under your \Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Game\Config directory for details. Note that this form of Antialiasing only works if Shaders Quality is High or above, and it is also incompatible with the r_UseEdgeAA command; only one or the other can be enabled.


AF

r_TexMaxAnisotropy 16
Set that in the game console or your config

=============

Configs

Ok so theres heaps of configs out there to also improve the graphics, alot you can just choose for yourself.

Some examples:

Very High Quality Config
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=491

Crysis Extreme Quality
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=1905&lim=0

Mster Config
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=2032&lim=0


=================

And finally heres a config tweak to put in an autoexec to make the draw distance the best.
These should be used for testing mainly as this will probably kill your performance with everything else added.


e_lod_max
e_cull_veg_activation = 100
e_detail_materials_view_dist_xy = 8192
e_detail_materials_view_dist_z = 512
sys_spec_ObjectDetail = 3

; OBJECTS
ca_AttachmentCullingRation = 200
ca_DrawFaceAttachments = 1
ca_useDecals = 1
e_cbuffer_resolution = 256
e_decals_allow_game_decals = 1
e_decals_life_time_scale = 3
e_detail_materials_view_dist_xy = 8192
e_detail_materials_view_dist_z = 3072
e_dissolve = 1
e_lod_min = 0
e_lod_ratio = 8
e_lods = 1
e_max_view_dst_spec_lerp = 1
e_obj_quality = 4
e_proc_vegetation = 1
e_terrain_occlusion_culling = 1
e_terrain_occlusion_culling_max_dist = 200
e_terrain_occlusion_culling_precision = 0.1
e_terrain_occlusion_culling_precision_dist_ratio = 3
e_terrain_occlusion_culling_step_size = 4
e_vegetation_bending = 2
e_vegetation_min_size = 0
e_vegetation_sprites_distance_custom_ratio_min = 1
e_vegetation_sprites_distance_ratio = 2
e_view_dist_ratio = 255
e_view_dist_ratio_detail = 255
e_view_dist_ratio_vegetation = 255
es_DebrisLifetimeScale = 1
i_rejecteffects = 1
sys_flash_curve_tess_error = 2



To avoid shadow clipping (from distance, atleast some of it) :

; SHADOWS
e_shadows = 1
e_gsm_cache=0
e_gsm_cache_lod_offset=3
e_gsm_combined=0;e_gsm_depth_bounds_debug=0
e_gsm_lods_num 6
e_gsm_range=6
e_gsm_range_step=3
e_gsm_range_step_terrain=16
e_gsm_scatter_lod_dist=70
e_gsm_stats=0
e_gsm_view_space=0
e_sun_clipplane_range = 1500
e_shadows_cast_view_dist_ratio = 3
e_shadows_from_terrain_in_all_lods = 0
e_shadows_max_texture_size = 1536
e_shadows_on_alpha_blended = 1
r_ShadowBlur = 3
r_ShadowJittering = 1.75
r_ShadowsMaskResolution = 0
e_shadows_clouds = 1
e_shadows_water = 1

r_ShadowTexFormat 3

=======================================================

Enviromental Custom Maps

These are some hand picked maps I really liked.
Some have guys to shoot, others are just for looking around / seeing what FPS you get
I run the game with the -devmode at the end of the shortcut so I can press F3 and just fly around the map

Farcrysis
http://crymod.com/thread.php?threadid=37844



Amazonia River
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=2733&lim=0



Aquarium
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=2929&lim=0



Before Apophys
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=3770&lim=0



Cold Mountain
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=1719&lim=0



GDC Reload 3 Expansion Pack
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=4766&lim=0



Hory Mountains
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=3365&lim=0



Hunter's life
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=4302&lim=0



MyForest
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=5131&lim=10



MyWorld3
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=5006&lim=0



The Resort
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=2488



WelcomeToTheJungle
http://www.crymod.com/filebase.php?fileid=1832&lim=0



=======

In case anyone was wondering my system at the moment

Intel Core i7
6GB RAM
64Bit Windows 7
ATI 5850

And it runs pretty decent on my PC and looks great :D
Im interested in other peoples performance with these mods so it should be interesting
Last edited by TheVampire; 01-07-2011 at 07:11 AM.
The Dutch Slayer
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(01-04-2011, 10:59 AM)
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Thanks for the great thread and information about the mods for crysis 1! :)
added it to my fav for later use.
∀ Narayan
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(01-04-2011, 11:01 AM)
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*Sigh*

(Reinstalls Crysis.)
Dizzy-4U
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(01-04-2011, 11:03 AM)
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Very nice thread, subscribed!

How much performance hit did you notice from vanilla to this? With everything set to very high and 4xAF I'm getting 48-60fps. All the mods look awesome, but if they reduce the performance greatly, I'm not sure if I'll use them.
Prophet Steve
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(01-04-2011, 11:05 AM)
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Too bad I have nothing that can run this. I really need a new PC. Looks delicious though.
Sn4ke_911
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(01-04-2011, 11:06 AM)
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unbelievable
Binabik15
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(01-04-2011, 11:06 AM)
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Id be totally down for a mod playthrough after my first playthrough on vanilla, but I gave up on the boss fight in Nov after tons of crashes, even after I tried switching to DX9.

Any help for that?

Edit: Im an ungrateful dick and forget to say THANKS, upsi-dupsi :/
Last edited by Binabik15; 01-04-2011 at 11:11 AM.
evil solrac v3.0
(01-04-2011, 11:13 AM)
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so I can only install one mod at a time or can i do multiple?
godhandiscen
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(01-04-2011, 11:18 AM)
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I have Crysis installed from Steam atm. What mod should I start with? Also, I have never applied a mod to Crysis, what is the setup process?
TheVampire
(01-04-2011, 11:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by evil solrac v3.0

so I can only install one mod at a time or can i do multiple?

You can have them all on

Originally Posted by godhandiscen

I have Crysis installed from Steam atm. What mod should I start with? Also, I have never applied a mod to Crysis, what is the setup process?

Most of the links / descriptions tell you how to install them, its very easy, usualy just drop it into the folder
Foliorum Viridum
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(01-04-2011, 11:26 AM)
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I just re-played the game so it's unfortunate you post these mods now. :lol

I'll be playing those custom maps for sure though. They look great. I wondered what they were when you were posting screenshots in the screenshot thread :)
godhandiscen
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(01-04-2011, 11:32 AM)
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I am installing the palm tree texture for starters.
Dilly
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(01-04-2011, 12:05 PM)
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MAXIMUM C2D FAILURE
Cronox
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(01-04-2011, 12:21 PM)
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This makes me feel bad about my Radeon 4850... And I was never fully satisfied with the framerate even on vanilla. One day... one day I will revel in the true glory that is modded Crysis.


But that day is not today :(
CryptiK
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(01-04-2011, 01:12 PM)
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Someone should install all the enhancement mods for graphics download the hunters and river map and get some mother fucking Hi-res screenshots happenen please DO IT!
MDSLKTR
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(01-04-2011, 01:56 PM)
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Bookmarked.
AndyMoogle
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(01-04-2011, 01:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dilly

MAXIMUM C2D FAILURE

Yup. :(
Igo
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(01-04-2011, 02:03 PM)
What's your average fps how low does it drop in firefights?
scitek
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(01-04-2011, 02:43 PM)
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Thanks for the thread! I can't get the water shader working, I put the Shaders folder from the zip into the Game folder and nothing changes. :(
Callibretto
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(01-04-2011, 02:45 PM)
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I just bought Crysis from Steam sale and I hope some people can help me with the setting and answer some question. anyway, here's my spec,

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2,4ghz
3GB of RAM
GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB
Windows XP

I use the in game scan and it give me High Setting for all options.
Resolution is at 1680 x 1050, 4xAA, with V-sync

the start of the game runs great. the forest looks and plays amazing. very smooth too. then I reach a village and the game's framerate got bad. quick movement make the screen almost paused for a moment, even the cutscene got choppy, sure there's a lot of action in there compared to my stealth approach in the jungle but it's really distracting.

I tried the GPU and CPU benchmark, GPU runs great, and CPU1 benchmark is acceptable above 30fps most of the time. but the CPU2 benchmark, the one with rocket launcher in snowy area, that is just really really bad it averages at 20FPS, but there are many times where it dips to 6 fps. that is just unplayable.

any recommended setting that I should use? maybe dropping motion blur or something? I tried to lower the resolution to around 720p, turn off vsync, but the cnow area benchmark is still erally bad. is it really just limitation of my CPU? I'm thinking to build a new pc next month, maybe with that new SandyBridge CPU, will that help me get smooth always above 30fps at all time?
Munin
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(01-04-2011, 02:48 PM)
The water mod makes it look worse if you ask me.
Darth Kupi
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(01-04-2011, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Munin

The water mod makes it look worse if you ask me.

Whaaa!?

The water one is the best.

Although I agree the wave crests should taper down/reduce as you get closer to shore, and lead to calmer water.

Maybe that's what's throwing you off, the water crests near the shore.

The ones in the distance look perfect IMO, due to the mod.

Ideally, it should be water mod water uptill medium distance, vanilla water closer to shore, but I don't know how they would make/program that.
shagg_187
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(01-04-2011, 03:11 PM)
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Why couldn't you make this thread during Steam sale? WHY?! WHYYY!!!

:(
BobsRevenge
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(01-04-2011, 03:20 PM)
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Wasn't vanilla Crysis's water shader based on an algorithm used in Titanic?
dallow_bg
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(01-04-2011, 04:06 PM)
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Exactly what I was looking for!
Pyke Presco
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(01-04-2011, 04:15 PM)
That foliage mod is amazing! I always thought that was the weakest part of the game, looking at bushes up close when you were crawling through and being all sneaky. It is so being downloaded.

Also, good call on the Mster config. More people need to use it over CCC, I love the darker reddish tones it gives the game. Vanilla and CCC are too blue, too sterile. Mster gives it that whole tropical island sunset vibe you really want, at least imo. Everybody download Mster, it's amazing! And holy hell is nighttime ever dark.
scitek
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(01-04-2011, 04:21 PM)
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What am I doing wrong with the water mod?
John
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(01-04-2011, 04:27 PM)
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black mesa source
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crysis


so many modding threads these days, we just had a steam sale!

thanks!
ChoklitReign
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(01-04-2011, 04:38 PM)
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Most people want Crysis to run better, not look better. Will these texture packs work with mods that improve performance? I don't know how well vanilla Crysis will run on the computer I'm buying in 2 months (460 SE 1GB, Athlon X4 640, 4GB RAM, W7 64-bit, 1600x900 monitor) but I'm not optimistic about making it look better than it already is.
Pyke Presco
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(01-04-2011, 05:19 PM)

Originally Posted by ChoklitReign

Most people want Crysis to run better, not look better. Will these texture packs work with mods that improve performance? I don't know how well vanilla Crysis will run on the computer I'm buying in 2 months (460 SE 1GB, Athlon X4 640, 4GB RAM, W7 64-bit, 1600x900 monitor) but I'm not optimistic about making it look better than it already is.

Speak for yourself! I can run the game at an easy 35-45 fps outdoors, up to 60 in the caves. My first playthrough on an 8800GT I was running about 15-20, and it was more than playable. The game handles low framerates in combat extremely well. If I can get more eye candy and drop the framerate to a fluctuating 20-30 I am more than happy to do so. Look at those plant textures!!!!

Also, you're rig will handle the game quite nicely.
Haunted
(01-04-2011, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by ∀ Narayan

*Sigh*

(Reinstalls Crysis.)

:lol

Excellent.


I've already gone through most of these mods, but some of these maps look mighty tempting just to try them out... Hm, decisions decisions.
matmanx1
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(01-04-2011, 05:34 PM)
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Will any of this stuff work well with Warhead? I've got that in my que for after I finish Mass Effect and get my new rig built in a week or so.
AndyMoogle
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(01-04-2011, 05:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Callibretto

I just bought Crysis from Steam sale and I hope some people can help me with the setting and answer some question. anyway, here's my spec,

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2,4ghz
3GB of RAM
GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB
Windows XP

I use the in game scan and it give me High Setting for all options.
Resolution is at 1680 x 1050, 4xAA, with V-sync

the start of the game runs great. the forest looks and plays amazing. very smooth too. then I reach a village and the game's framerate got bad. quick movement make the screen almost paused for a moment, even the cutscene got choppy, sure there's a lot of action in there compared to my stealth approach in the jungle but it's really distracting.

I tried the GPU and CPU benchmark, GPU runs great, and CPU1 benchmark is acceptable above 30fps most of the time. but the CPU2 benchmark, the one with rocket launcher in snowy area, that is just really really bad it averages at 20FPS, but there are many times where it dips to 6 fps. that is just unplayable.

any recommended setting that I should use? maybe dropping motion blur or something? I tried to lower the resolution to around 720p, turn off vsync, but the cnow area benchmark is still erally bad. is it really just limitation of my CPU? I'm thinking to build a new pc next month, maybe with that new SandyBridge CPU, will that help me get smooth always above 30fps at all time?

Your CPU is holding you back big time. You should look into overclocking it to 3+GHz. Not sure how much improvement you'll see, but since you have a quad core it should help quite a bit. My old C2D E6750 @ 3.2GHz chokes big time when playing this game.
JoeBoy101
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(01-04-2011, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by AndyMoogle

Your CPU is holding you back big time. You should look into overclocking it to 3+GHz. Not sure how much improvement you'll see, but since you have a quad core it should help quite a bit. My old C2D E6750 @ 3.2GHz chokes big time when playing this game.

This. And what's with the 3GB of memory? Is that one stick? Knock it up to four (2X2GB). The q6600 OC's nicely and you could easily get it to 3ghz on air. Hell, on the stock fan.
AndyMoogle
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(01-04-2011, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoeBoy101

This. And what's with the 3GB of memory? Is that one stick? Knock it up to four (2X2GB). The q6600 OC's nicely and you could easily get it to 3ghz on air. Hell, on the stock fan.

He's on XP, so that extra GB of RAM won't do much good.
anonymousAversa
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(01-04-2011, 05:53 PM)
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This thread is awesome, just what I've been looking for! Nice work, bookmarking for sure.
Crunched
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(01-04-2011, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by AndyMoogle

He's on XP, so that extra GB of RAM won't do much good.

Could be 64bit XP.

Eh, I guess the 3GB pretty clearly indicates otherwise :lol

I'm guessing he has two 2GB sticks and is being limited by the OS.
Lasthope106
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(01-04-2011, 06:01 PM)
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My 8800GT weeps! ;_;
quetz67
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(01-04-2011, 06:06 PM)
Before:

After:


mostly great, but "Before" looks better here
Q8D3vil
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(01-04-2011, 06:28 PM)
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chautemoc
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(01-04-2011, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Callibretto

I just bought Crysis from Steam sale and I hope some people can help me with the setting and answer some question. anyway, here's my spec,

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2,4ghz
3GB of RAM
GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB
Windows XP

I use the in game scan and it give me High Setting for all options.
Resolution is at 1680 x 1050, 4xAA, with V-sync

the start of the game runs great. the forest looks and plays amazing. very smooth too. then I reach a village and the game's framerate got bad. quick movement make the screen almost paused for a moment, even the cutscene got choppy, sure there's a lot of action in there compared to my stealth approach in the jungle but it's really distracting.

I tried the GPU and CPU benchmark, GPU runs great, and CPU1 benchmark is acceptable above 30fps most of the time. but the CPU2 benchmark, the one with rocket launcher in snowy area, that is just really really bad it averages at 20FPS, but there are many times where it dips to 6 fps. that is just unplayable.

any recommended setting that I should use? maybe dropping motion blur or something? I tried to lower the resolution to around 720p, turn off vsync, but the cnow area benchmark is still erally bad. is it really just limitation of my CPU? I'm thinking to build a new pc next month, maybe with that new SandyBridge CPU, will that help me get smooth always above 30fps at all time?

Drop or reduce AA and remove Vsync (both performance killers..Vsync is not necessary at all most times), and use 'Cheap Very High' settings (see here). Might also want to reduce Volumetrics and Shadows to Medium (little difference and you get a nice boost).
luka
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(01-04-2011, 07:10 PM)
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The fact that people feel the need to make extra high resolution textures for Crysis of all games only goes to show that gamers will never be satisfied with anything. :lol

Great thread though, I'm definitely going to give those levels a try.

(The water "enhancement" mod looks pretty bad)
"God's Beard!"
(01-04-2011, 07:15 PM)
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Those maps are...

are...
DieH@rd
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(01-04-2011, 07:20 PM)
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I have Warhead installed on my PC, can i play those maps in it? Or do i need to instal Crysis?

Also this tweeks, do the work in Warhead?
subversus
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(01-04-2011, 07:22 PM)
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thanks!!!!
Dennis
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(01-04-2011, 07:26 PM)
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These four screenshots may be of interest as they are all from the Resort mod metioned in the OP.







wenis
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(01-04-2011, 07:28 PM)
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Damn! I just un-installed Crysis yesterday.... :(
Dennis
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(01-04-2011, 07:30 PM)
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Also, do we really need tesellation.....? :D

UnluckyKate
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(01-04-2011, 07:36 PM)
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I want to swin in that water

kamspy
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(01-04-2011, 07:36 PM)
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MAXIMUM REINSTALL

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