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- What is Crysis?
- Where Can I Download the Demo?
- Additional Demo Map?
- Where Can I Find Patches, Custom Content, Maps, Sandbox2 Tutorials, Share My Stuff, Etc.?
- Where Can I Find a Good Walkthrough for the Game?
- What Are the System Requirements?
- In Which Platforms Can I Play Crysis?
- How Do I Display My Frame Rate In-game?
- How Do I Remove the Intro Videos?
- How Do I Run Benchmarks?
- Where Can I Download a Good Benchmarking Tool?
- How Can I Run Crysis using Direct X 9 on Vista?
- What Video Settings Should I Use Based on My Video Card Memory?
- Where Can I Find a Listing of All Console Commands?
- What Are the Shorcuts for Suit Functions?
- Where Can I Find a Good Method to Get “Very High” Settings in DX9?
- How Can I Enable the Ability to Take In-game Screenshots?
- Where Can I Find a Complete Tweaking Guide?
What is Crysis?
Crysis is a first person shooter (FPS) being developed by Crytek, the makers of the award-winning Far Cry.
• The game was officially released on November 16, 2007.
Players take the role of Jake Dunn though you are only refered to as NOMAD in the game, a US Army Delta Force Soldier, sent into an island in the South China Sea to investigate the disappearance of an US archaeologists team who went missing after uncovering a mysterious artifact.
Crysis is highly anticipated as it will be one of the first DirectX 10 compatible games; though it will play on Windows XP. Some of the technology it will utilize include dynamic day/night cycle, sunrays and diffuse transmission, real-time soft shadows, soft particles, interactive/destructible environments, volumetric clouds and advanced shader technology.
Where Can I Download the Demo?
The demo includes the first Singleplayer map and the CryEngine 2 - Sandbox 2 game editor. To start downloading the demo, visit http://www.crysisdemo.com.
Additional Demo Map?
So you finished the demo and want more? Here’s a map someone created for the demo called Frozen Island.
Where Can I Find the Following:
- Crysis official patches
- Custom/Modified content
- Official or non Official maps
- Sandbox2 Tutorials
- A place to share my Custom/Modified content
An official site to find all these and more is Crymod.
Where Can I Find a Good Walkthrough for the Game?
Try this one at GameFAQs.com
What Are the System Requirements?
To see the System Requirements please click here.
In Which Platforms Can I Play Crysis?
Crysis is now available only for PC. Crytek has not confirmed that Crysis will be released in other consoles as well.
How Do I Display My Frame Rate In-game?
- Enter console mode (hit the ~ on your keyboard)
- Type in the following and hit return “r_displayinfo = 1″ (no quotes)
- Hit the ~ again to exit console mode
- You will now see your frame rate and other info on the upper right part of your screen
How Do I Remove the Intro Videos?
Speed up the load time by removing all those videos at the beginning:
- Go to this folder from your install location “Crysis SP Demo\Game\Localized\Video”
- Create a new folder to backup the videos (i.e. Backup)
- Move all videos from the directory in step 1 to this newly created folder except for bg.sfd and intro.sfd
- Next time your run Crysis it will go straight to the game menu
How Do I Run Benchmarks?
It’s easy to run both a GPU & CPU benchmark in Crysis as they have provided batch files to do this. Keep in mind that the benchmark is based on the current settings you have already setup in the game. You need to change the settings in game before your run the benchmark.
- Go to this folder from your install location “Crysis SP Demo\Bin32″
- You will see “Benchmark_GPU.bat” & “Benchmark_CPU.bat” in the directory
- Open a command prompt (Click on “Start Menu” then click on “Run” then type in “cmd” and hit return
- Navigate to directory in step 1
- Run either file in step 2 to benchmark your system. Once benchmark is complete you can hit the “ESC” key to return to the command prompt and view the results
Where Can I Download a Good Benchmarking Tool?
Voodoo Extreme User Madboris has released a great benchmarking tool available here.
How Can I Run Crysis Using Direct X 9 on Vista?
If your run Crysis on Vista it will automatically launch using Direct X 10. Some people claim that you can get better frame rates running under Direct X 9. You will be doing this at the expense of some nicer eye candy available in Direct X 10 and you will not be allowed to access the “Very High” settings within the game.
- Copy or Create a shortcut for Crysis.exe
- Right Click on the shortcut and select “Properties”
- At the end of the “Target” line add -dx9
- The Target should now look something like this (”C:\Program Files\Crysis SP Demo\Bin32\Crysis.exe” -dx9)
- Launch the game from this new shortcut and you should be all set
- To verify you can enable the console command to display frame rate (described above) and it will tell you what version of Direct X you are running
What Video Settings Should I Use Based on My Video Card Memory?
The higher you go over your local video memory limits, the more hitching and thrashing you will experience. So it’s good to first make sure you are using the right settings for your cards memory. You can crank textures down to conserve memory.
- 1280×1024 (All Medium)- 300MB
- 1280×1024 (All High - textures medium only)- 300MB
- 1280×1024 (High)- 380MB
- 1280×1024 4x AA (high) - 460MB
- 1680×1050 (All Medium) - 300MB
- 1680×1050 (High) - 390MB
- 1680×1050 4x AA (All High - textures medium only) - 530MB
- 1680×1050 4x AA (High) - 580MB
- 1920×1200 (All High - textures medium only) - 380MB
- 1920×1200 (High) - 490MB
- 1920×1200 4x AA (All High - textures medium only) - 570MB
- 1920×1200 4x AA (High) - 650MB
- 1920×1200 8x AA (High) - 710MB
Where Can I Find a Listing of All Console Commands?
A complete list of commands can be found in a text file here.
What Are the Shorcuts for Suit Functions?
- Make sure you have the “Suit Shortcuts” option enabled on the keyboard settings
- You can then “double tap” the following keys to access the suit powers:
- Jump (spacebar) = Strength
- Sprint (shift) = Speed
- Move Backwards (s) = Armor
- Crouch (ctrl) = Cloak
* Note: the keys are based on default keyboard settings
Where Can I Find a Good Method to Get “Very High” Settings in DX9?
Here’s a great guide with a file to download and instructions to achieve this at Crysis-Online.
How Can I Enable the Ability to Take In-game Screenshots?
Info is available on this page of the Tweakguide. Just make sure to read the docs with reference to “set con_restricted=0″ and using the console command “r_GetScreenshot”
Where Can I Find a Complete Tweaking Guide?
Here’s a great tweaking guide over at Tweakguides.com
Crysis FAQ News
Crysis FAQ Links
www.gamefaqs.com: For Crysis on the PC, GameFAQs has 4 FAQs (game guides and walkthroughs).
www.gamefaqs.com: For Crysis on the PlayStation 3, GameFAQs has 4 FAQs (game guides and walkthroughs).
www.gamefaqs.com: For Crysis on the Xbox 360, GameFAQs has 4 FAQs (game guides and walkthroughs).