I didn't make it!
Sorry if this sounds like a n00b thread but I have some questions I cant get clear answers towards becuase the guys at EB games were not sure. I'm thinking about getting that game but I want to know if inoder to play the game you will need to have the oringal crysis installed on your harddisc is this ture? Also I know the game is short so how many levels does the game have?
I'm not sure how many levels it has, but it's probably another 5-ish hours of gameplay. It adds quite a bit of multiplayer, though, if you're into that. It is a standalone game (meaning you do NOT have to have Crysis installed to play it). Just be sure that you have a nice enough computer to run it, and you should be fine. :smokin:
Yep, it's stand alone, and that is because it uses a new optimized version of the CryENGINE 2. Thus they claim it will run on lower spec than Crysis does, and through much of the game that is true. There are a couple levels where it's just as taxing as the Onslaught level of Crysis if not more so though due to having more effects content than that level.
One thing that really helped me a lot is using the command sys_budget_videomem = 512. Use a number that equals your video memory. For some reason CryTek is still capping the default usable video memory at 256MB.
Create a System.cfg txt file and put it in the Crysis Warhead directory. The put in it the command con_restricted = 0. Then place the above command in it as well. There are other commands you can use to boost performace as well, such as:
e_view_dist_ratio_vegetation = 26 (31 is the High value with less pop in) e_detail_materials_view_dist_xy = 1024 (2048 is the high value showing even distant peaks clearly)
The two above are commands that work well with a Low Object Quality setting, which should be set to Low before using them. It will then show your OQ as "Custom" in the game menu.
g_radialBlur = 0 g_dof_ironsight = 0 r_DepthOfField = 0
The above 3 just turn off blur effects other than motion blur.
r_TexturesStreaming = 0
The above adds image clarity to rocky peaks and does not lower FPS if you have adequate RAM. It will show your Textures setting as Custom in the menu.
Other than that, just carefully choose your settings. There are many settings in the game which add effects but not image quality. Here are the settings I use:
Textures-Custom (High with r_TexturesStreaming = 0 command) Objects-Custom (Low with e_view_dist_ratio_vegetation = 26 and e_detail_materials_view_dist_xy = 1024 commands) Shadows-Mainstream Physics-Mainstream Shaders-Mainstream Volumetrics-Gamer Game Effects-Mainstream Post Processing-Minimum Particles-Minimum Water-Gamer Sound-Gamer Motion Blur-Off
Resolution-1200x900 (20" viewable display) (This res creates no noticeable drop in FPS over 1024x768 and considerably reduces jagged edges. 1280x720 or 1280x800 on a 16:9 or 16:10 display of equivalent size would do the same)