Posted on November 1, 2007,

Crysis Demo More than Just a Demo


When downloading the Crysis demo, I’m sure you expected, just as I did, to get a glimpse of the incredible visuals and a taste of what the game is like. And it delivered… and then some. A few days ago, a script of sorts was found to be included with the demo, and with minimal effort, you could gain access to all of it. That was quite a slip-up in its own right.

Then, the “Vista-only” graphics and DX10 support was unlocked for users on Windows XP through a simple change to a config file. Whoops.

There’s a “fool me once, shame on you” joke in here somewhere.

Now, thanks to the help of the level editor that came with the demo, someone has found a way to grab tons of stuff from later in the game and bring it into the demo so that you can try it out. All of the game’s weapons and an assortment of vehicles – tanks, boats, helicopters.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has all the details on how to accomplish these things, although if you’re at all interested in preserving your experience with the final version of the game, you’ll likely want to avoid these spoiler-filled mistakes.

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3 Comments on Crysis Demo More than Just a Demo


On November 1, 2007 at 2:08 pm

Awesome!!! Thanx! :cool:


On November 1, 2007 at 2:20 pm

Oh yea, I did this when I first downloaded the demo. That nuke grenade launcher is insane. For me though, when I started using the freeze ray, it didn’t leave a trail of frozen ice. The sound was a little horrible to when you fired the weapons that were not presented in the initial demo. What I think is really cool though is that you can edit the original demo map and put vehicles and weapons wherever you want!


On November 2, 2007 at 11:23 am

nice, nice. but with so many people making their stuff ‘hacker friendly’ how do we know this was an accident?

If I was a game developer, I would want an open platform. Look at the success it brought HL2.