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.