Crysis 2 DX11 preview

#1 Posted by Geno (6768 posts) -

Crytek is planning to release their DX11 update soon, which will include tessellation, POM, improved depth of field, improved lighting and better particles and effects. In addition it appears that there will also be a high res texture pack. A DX11 compatible graphics card (GTX 400 series/HD 5000 series and up) will be required for the DX11 update. A 64-bit OS and a graphics card with at least 1GB of VRAM will be required for the high res texture pack. 
The page is here, with download links, but it appears the download links are inactive at the moment. There are currently some preview slides to look at. 

#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

I'm glad they're giving you some graphics love 
I was so disgusted and off-put by this piece of shit game that i won't even bother trying to run it on my future GTX 580

#3 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (870 posts) -

Thanks for sharing this with us. I have just completed a full fresh install of Windows and along with it I added Crysis 2, and it runs properly now with no flashing or random black blobs appearing all over the screen, good frame rates too, so this will be a welcome addition to the game.

#4 Posted by Subjugation (4827 posts) -

Good thing they waited until most people have finished the game and are totally done with it.

#5 Posted by StingingVelvet (594 posts) -

Looks awesome. That said the normal version runs so damn perfectly and looks so amazing that I'm kind of worried about what this will run like.

#6 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

Wow that tessellation looks great. I wasn't expecting it to have that much of an effect. I wonder if those tessellation example screens only show tessellation or also include POM.

#7 Edited by valrog (3741 posts) -

Those features should already be in the game - Oh right, consoles. Doesn't look too impressive, to be honest. They should have built it with DX11 in mind, but where's the fun in that? Stabbing people who made them what they are and then releasing a small patch that will add things that shouldn't be missing in the first place is such a better alternative.

#8 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2393 posts) -

Cool, curious what kind of a difference the high res texture pack will bring hopefully making it worth the wait. Right now I'm glad I stuck with the PC version.

#9 Posted by SlasherMan (1723 posts) -

So now how about a patch where they give us the real continuation to Crysis?

#10 Edited by Devildoll (959 posts) -
#11 Posted by mfpantst (2651 posts) -

cool glad I haven't bought this game yet...  Maybe I will now :)

#12 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

i will have my new PC build very soon and i can't wait to try this. that tessellation look amazing. hope the i5 2500k and GTX570 im getting can run it ok.

#13 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1252 posts) -

@valrog: I agree too damn much with that. Sigh. Still, it was a pretty good game.

#14 Posted by JoeyRavn (5136 posts) -

I'm afraid this feature is a little too late to the party. They could have capitalized on the (admittedly) nice graphic boost of DX11 during the launch of the game, but now... I don't think many people still play Crysis 2, either SP or MP, and fewer will buy the game now solely based on DX11. The DX9 version looks great already and runs smoothly as silk in modest computers. Even with this upgrade, it won't be the beast that refused to run on anything short of a NASA computer the first one was, so no point on benchmarking with it.

Don't get me wrong. I really liked Crysis 2 (a lot more than Crysis, in fact). It looks amazing on PC and the DX11 features make it even better... but eye candy is just eye candy, and I feel that at this point it won't matter much for the value of the game itself.

#15 Posted by Cirdain (3495 posts) -

Does the DX11 patch come with a good game.............

#16 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

Looks better, but not enough for me to play Crysis 2 again. Don't get me wrong, I liked Crysis 2 - but this isn't enough of a graphical upgrade to make it a "new" experience. Textures pop a bit more, there are a few more reflections and the lighting is nicer, but to be honest, you don't really notice those features unless you deliberately look for them. I can attest that when I played Crysis 2, I spent less time looking at the scenery and more time cowering in a corner shouting "recharge, recharge, goddamn you, recharge!!!!!" or shooting dudes in the face with guns.

#17 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (870 posts) -
@Korolev said:

or shooting dudes in the face with guns.

Oh, with guns! Glad you clarified that point. ^_*
#18 Posted by Badhands (411 posts) -

Is this going to fix the whole problem with the game you know... not being good?

#19 Posted by Marz (5753 posts) -
@Cirdain: it's not as sandboxy as the first game, but the campaign is still solid.  I recommend one level above normal difficulty for the best experience since AI can be kind of stupid at times.
#20 Posted by defaulttag (903 posts) -

@jetsetwillie: your rig will be more than fine. it's futureproof for BF3 as well.

#21 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -
@defaulttag said:

@jetsetwillie: your rig will be more than fine. it's futureproof for BF3 as well.

I've got a AMD Athlon X4 435, and I'm getting a GTX 560. Will that be fine too? 
Btw, I'm aware that the CPU is a bottleneck.
#22 Posted by defaulttag (903 posts) -

@benpicko: While your CPU is a bottleneck, The 560 Ti seems like a sweet spot. If you try for a higher GPU, the benefits would start diminishing since your CPU is not powerful enough to drive those higher end GPUs. In the long run, however, you might need to upgrade both, and perhaps a new motherboard as well, especially if you want to play future games in full HD glory with all settings on high.

#23 Posted by Cirdain (3495 posts) -
@Marz: That is sound advice :D
#24 Posted by Raineko (446 posts) -

1.9, High Res Textures, DX11:
It's on.

#25 Edited by AlexW00d (6825 posts) -

Links in OP are up. I think.


#26 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

Too late

#27 Posted by Raineko (446 posts) -
@AlexW00d said:

Links in OP are up. I think.


nope, only links to mycrysis
#28 Edited by AlisterCat (6253 posts) -

@defaulttag: A good informative video, even if I was aware of bottlenecking it is always good to learn more.

#29 Posted by AlexW00d (6825 posts) -

@Raineko said:

@AlexW00d said:

Links in OP are up. I think.


nope, only links to mycrysis

Nope all 4. I am currently downloading the 2 DX11 extras via Fileplanet.

#30 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -
@TheKeyboardDemon said:
@Korolev said:

or shooting dudes in the face with guns.

Oh, with guns! Glad you clarified that point. ^_*
a crossbow isn't a gun and you can still shoot a dudes face with it
#31 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (870 posts) -
@buft: Too true, and he could have also used a camera.
#32 Posted by therealminime (271 posts) -
#33 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (870 posts) -

I had an issue after installing this patch. The 1.9 update worked fine and I had the DX11 menus, great frame rates at around 55 to 65 too.
Then I installed the optional DX11 support and High Res drivers and found that the game wouldn't start (running through Origin). All I was getting was a black screen and then going into task manager I could see that the program had stopped working.
If you get this open up you 'My Computer' fold and browse through to the Crysis 2.exe file then try running that to start the game, in my case it fixed the issue and the game started playing, though with the high res texture packs I was getting half the frame rates at around 25 to 35.

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