Jump to content

Crysis


Steve007
 Share

Recommended Posts

I'm using the new beta drivers. No problems here.

AMD AM2 6000+

2gb OCZ SLi ready

BFG 8600gts OC2 640mb

I'm running a mix of ultra high and high settings, no AA and it's playable if a little jerky in parts (cut scenes being the worst as i'm sure people have noticed). My native res is 1680x1050, but I dropped it to 1280x800 and the performance increase is pretty huge (and doesn't look much worse for it).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just out of interest, why are you reluctant to upgrade drivers?

Three reasons.....

1. These are BETA drivers.

2. I don't want to risk fucking up my system when GT Legends is already working perfectly.

3. Crysis will run like a no legged dog through a tar pit on my PC, so what's the point ?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Three reasons.....

1. These are BETA drivers.

2. I don't want to risk fucking up my system when GT Legends is already working perfectly.

3. Crysis will run like a no legged dog through a tar pit on my PC, so what's the point ?

Well I tried the Beta drivers last night and they worked fine. Then again I dont do much PC gaming, just wanted to see what the Farcrysis :) fuss was about. Nothing basically

Link to comment
Share on other sites

First impressions so far:

Far Cry + Halo (suit charging and that chapter thing that it does) + bioshock (neat powers, only 20% of which are actually useful)

btw I have an 8800 GTX, and it auto-detected to "medium" :(

Worked fine still when I changed it back to high though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm using the new beta drivers. No problems here.

AMD AM2 6000+

2gb OCZ SLi ready

BFG 8600gts OC2 640mb

I'm running a mix of ultra high and high settings, no AA and it's playable if a little jerky in parts (cut scenes being the worst as i'm sure people have noticed). My native res is 1680x1050, but I dropped it to 1280x800 and the performance increase is pretty huge (and doesn't look much worse for it).

This. 4gb, 5600+ here, no issue running it and my res is 1440x900 @ ~45fps. A little jerky in places as has been said but what isn't these days? :( AA seems to cause the TV to freak out slightly for no obvious reason and it never makes that much of a difference anyway so I leave it off, bloody LCDs ^_^

Feelings? It feels like Farcry... which is OK but I don't think I'd rush out and buy it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Anyone playing retail yet then? Performance is still awful, but the gameplay is splendid fun. Great sandboxy feel to the fights and showdowns. When you nail the nack of flicking off suit abilities on the fly it feels really sleek and original too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Anyone playing retail yet then? Performance is still awful, but the gameplay is splendid fun. Great sandboxy feel to the fights and showdowns. When you nail the nack of flicking off suit abilities on the fly it feels really sleek and original too.

Having the same experience (although performance is fine for me) It really is a brilliant game, and it does indeed feel extremely free-form :) Lovely.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

From the 1Up review Crysis seems to follow the Far Cry gaming manual magnificent opening levels shit later ones.

May contain slight spoilers.

What was to be proof positive that Crytek's range encompasses more than Far Cry's merc in the wilderness becomes history repeating itself. Dumb monster apes and indoor drudgery dragged down the finale of the developer's last FPS. In Crysis, it's dull aliens and a direct reversal of design logic. The wintry jungle is just a white hallway that we escort another nanosuited soldier through. Now and then, flying things land to attack with tentacles -- no huts to hide in (would aliens strip shingles from the roof to shoot inside?), no shattering cover, and no three-way mix-ups with wandering Koreans. The order to protect our partner, I suspect, is a tension-inducing device there to distract us from the unfinished framework of a big plan that fizzled but couldn't be cut.

Afterward, we sit in a truck turret. Although they're there, we're unable to take another vehicle (doors don't open) or to switch seats. Before this, we've both fired while driving and flipped back and forth between driving and firing. What this means -- and what makes this stretch seem as though a different studio developed it -- is that Crysis teaches us to fish and then drops us in bone-dry desert.

And on it goes. Stints in motorized air-defense systems...that don't move. Low altitude flight in a leaden VTOL, where defeating drones dissolves invisible barriers no one intends to notice, allowing us to fly forward, fight off another three drones, dissolve another invisible barrier, fly forward....

Fast forward through scraps of miserable story and melodramatic dialogue, along with a "boss battle" inherited from the coin-op class of '88 (see: Contra), and the ordeal is done -- beautiful throughout, mostly amazing, but vegetative by the end.

My only real interest is the map editor the mod community for this should be strong.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You've only played one game this year then?

Er, no.

FPS wise, this really is a watershed game. I haven't been this blown away by a FPS since Doom. It's all about the details, I've just got so many anecodotes about things I've done, ways I've tackled problems and such. I tried to play COD4 again, I can't, there's no comparison.

It is the new benchmark.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Crysis needs to sort the performance issue out before being judged properly.

Considering what the game throws at the screen I'm surprised it plays so well. We're talking millions of polygons and tens of thousands of 3D trees. I remember the texture allocation problems they were having pre-alpha, we're talking 2GB of textures in one frame, now it's under 600Mg with very high detail. Get yourself a GeForce 8800GTX and you'll be sailing with Crysis.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

TomFX, out of interest, what else are you running with your GTX?

And what settings have you chosen in game?

Just interested for comparison sakes if nothing else. I have an A64 4200+ dual core, a BFG OC2 version of an 8800GTX, 2Gb Ram, Vista 32bit and in DX10 mode, at all high settings at 1400x900 and the beta drivers nvidia released for the demo am ranging between 20fps and 30fps - so playable enough, I just don't remember it looking quite as good as in the screenies you've provided.

I guess static screenshots can actually be misleading in terms of how good something looks so will wait for retail on friday to see whether I get better performance than with the demo.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great game! Really enjoying it so far, but I'm experiencing some strange behaviour performance wise. I'm playing the game at 1280 x 800 reolution and if I click the button to scan my system for optimal settings it sets everything to very high, but the framerate is all over the place between 15-30fps depending on the view, usually averaging at about 20. That's not so strange behaviour, but no matter what I set the settings to (low, medium, high, very high) the performance is pretty much the same :) . This is running on a core2duo 2.4ghz, 8800GT, 4GB ddr2 ram and vista 32 bit with the beta drivers.

I get a lot of 1 second lags when turning regardless of settings. A lot like the source engine bug that a lot of people reported.

I hope they release a patch soon that can fix this so that I can at least play on med/high without many hitches.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.