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Crytek Makes Slurpy Eye-Candy out of Crysis 2 with DirectX 11 Update

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  1. Salsoolo New Member

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    any performance numbers?
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    You need a DX11 card to enable any of the new graphics features.
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    Runs the same on my HD6950 except that i get some weird hitching on some sections. It's not like framerate drop, it feels more like a bug. Still very playable. The change is not that big but it's nice enough when you do stand behind a corner in a cover and you see the bricks thata ctually have some depth. Small attention to detail.
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    Can't get it to work? What am I doing wrong? I have steam version...

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    Someone correct me if im wrong, but didn't the DirectX 11 development for the game only start back in November, after NVIDIA paid them 2 million dollars to add it.
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    Steam users have a different way of getting this. First, Steam should auto-update your Crysis 2 to 1.9 (if it isn't, then 1.9 hasn't reached Steam's update channel yet, wait for a few hours/days). Then, in your Steam page of Crysis 2, click on "DLC", and find the DX11 pack and Hi-Res Texture pack there.

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    I don't have the Steam version, so I'm showing you where the DLC link typically is.
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    just what iv been waiting for
    time to knock the dust of crysis2 and check this

    MAXIMUM UPDATE TIME!!!
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    I think the problem is the fact that Steam version is using a modified EXE binary.
    Because i don't have it installed properly (i have reinstalled my OS), but the patch still manually searches for the game, finds it and patches it. Same goes for DX11 patch and HiRes textures pack.
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    Thanks...for some odd reason I got it to work..I will try it out and report back if I have any errorrs, thanks once again
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    running at 1900x1200 with a 4.5 ghz sandy bridge and a 6950 2gb....about 5 fps outdoors, 15fps indoors maybe.
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    Yeah I get

    15-20-30 FPS

    I don't think it likes ATI cards, makes sense coming from another Nvidia sponsored game.

    I wonder if there is way to tweak it to run better and look the same.
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    For the DX10 cards users I can confirm the patch 1.9 installed via steam and then applied the high res pack downloaded from EA servers. Updated game and it looks as it should have been in the first place. Very nice. I can see more particles and smoke, maybe can even pick up more stuff and throw. It all looks much much sharper with great details. All in all it's very good. With all settings on ultra I get 45 FPS almost constant on 1680/1050. Can't wait for that damn GTX570 to arrive!
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    Can't wait to try this when I get home from work.

    I think I'll finish the singleplayer campaign now, I maybe got half way through it before going back to my BF addiction :D
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    Updating Steam version possible?

    Crysis 2 is no longer for sale on steam but users like me who purchased it previously still get to play it on steam.

    Does anyone know how I update the steam version with this DX11 and 1.9 patch?
    (Steam have no updates for this it seems and im doubtfull they will offer it)
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    steam was selfupdating to patch 1.9. Then enter game and you get the option to download the high res pack from EA and the DX11 patch but you can also dload from here at TPU. Then after the steam game is patched to 1.9 run the instaler for the high res pack and then the DX11.
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    Great. Finally a game with water interactions that almost match Halo 3..... a DX9 360 game from 2007.
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    Wow, those graphics blew me away! I almost wish I hadn't returned it over that Steam DRM fiasco a while back. But the non-Steam version is now only £15 at Amazon. ;) And the patch seems to be made for that version, now Steam no longer sell it.

    From what I understand, DX11 is backwardly compatible with DX10/DX10.1 hardware, so you get some improvement. Of course, the biggest improvement, tesselation, you don't get. :ohwell:

    And the biggest shame of all? 2/3/4000 series AMD cards all had a tesselator in them and were ahead of their time. But because it's not a DX11 spec tesselator you can't use it. AFAIK these tesselators were never used outside of an AMD product demo - and I don't even remember that. Shame.

    I still have my HD 2900XT and I'd like to play with that feature, just so I can say I used it and also out of curiosity.
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    Still doesnt look as good at the first Crysis.
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    I think it's different but now it is the best looking game by far. But go back to the old Crysis and try to play that, you'd be surprised. See, it's all in our brains.
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    Look up Realism mod for Crysis 1 and I think YOU will be surprised.
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    Yeah, I second CD, MailMan. Tesselation totally transforms a scene.

    I'd love to see Half-Life 2 upgraded with tesselation. I've played it all the way through three times now, but I'd gladly make it a fourth with this upgrade. :cool:
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    Good news for me cuz i was wating on fire to play this game and when i know and see the horable graphics i didn't play it, so now i think i will play it.

    And i hope it will be really bring DX11 details to be offecial game test for graphic cards like old times.
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    Tire tracks in mud ae horrible. They look like a low resolution mess that someone puked on and applied a horrid blur filter over it. That's how it looks like despite HiRes texture pack. Crysis 1 still looked better in this regard. Plus one would thought that they found a way to apply Anisotropic filtering on parallax mapped surfaces. Apparently they haven't...
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    Crysis 1 with mods looks at least as good as this overall, but both end up being stronger and weaker in different areas.

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