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Crysis 1.1 Patch Released

The first patch for Crysis has been released, which you can download from here. The changes are as follows:

Fixes:
  • Damage dealt to vehicles when shot by LAW has been made consistent
  • F12 (screenshot) now works in restricted mode as well
  • When player melees during gun raise animation, their gun will not be in a permanently raised position anymore
  • Memory leaks and potential crashes

Crysis Bonus Tournament Map Pack Released

Crytek has released a free, festive multiplayer map pack for Crysis today. The five-level "Crysis Tournament Mappack" includes three power struggle maps (Desolation, Crossroads, Training) and two instant action levels (Excavation, Terminal). Both the two instant action and three power struggle maps have been tested over several weeks and are optimized for competitive gamelay, but also provide a valid size for public gaming. Quite a few of the trusted server providers of Crysis have already set up multiple servers that are running the map pack.Source: Crymod Modding Portal

Crysis Game Patch Delayed

Crysis fans will have to wait a little longer for the patch #1 to be released. Yesterday an official statement in the Crysis forums, revealed that Crytek’s and EA’s QA departments are making good progress on the patch, but depending on the feedback it will be released sometime in January 2008. The reason given for the delay is "due to heavy technical issues that appeared right before the patch was declared final". Some of the major changes that will be fixed with Patch #1 are: memory leaks and potential crashes, improved SLI / Crossfire support and performance and improved overall rendering performance (DX9 and DX10). Crytek also said that it is working on Patch #2 for Crysis simultaneously.Source: inCrysis Forums

Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 Sales 'Tank'

Some of the most anticipated titles of the year, Unreal Tournament 3 and Crysis, have failed to sell very well. In contrast to the overly hyped Halo 3, which boosted actual Xbox 360 sales, Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 sales were, in short, abysmal. Since last month, neither game has managed to sell even 100,000 units. To be precise, EA sold 86,633 copies of Crysis, and Epic Games sold 33,995 copies of UT3. The Inquirer claims that Crysis, despite having a beautiful graphics engine that will have benchmarkers twiddling their thumbs for years, failed to impress anyone without a very expensive gaming machine. And Unreal Tournament, despite being absolutely breathtaking, had gameplay that was uncannily similar to the previous two versions of Unreal Tournament. Hopefully, as systems get better and gamers get more money to spend on games, these sales figures will increase.Source: The Inquirer

Korean Modding Team Stumbles Upon Method of Enabling CrossFire in Crysis

Since the X800 series of cards, ATI has been ensuring that just about every new game can get a performance boost from CrossFire technology, which allows people to use more than one video card in the same computer. Unfortunately, this has not been the case for the EA shooter Crysis. A Korean modding team, which goes by the name "ParkOZ", accidentally stumbled upon a method which brought a CrossFire performance boost of between 8 and 60% in Crysis, mainly dependent on the resolution you are gaming at (the lower the resolution, the faster the performance, and the higher the gains). Since the majority of you don't read Korean, I took the liberty of running the website through Google translator and detailing the procedure below. If you can read Korean, want the exact benchmark graphs, or are just a sucker for awesome Crysis screenshots, please follow the source link. The exact modding procedure is here. If you can read Korean, it is here.Source: ParkOZ

Crysis Engine Licensed to German School

Crytek recently announced that it is launching a collaboration with Hochschule Darmstadt. The Frankfurt-based studio will license the CryEngine 2 to the school and also provide lectures on computer animation, engine technology and game concepts and design. This should allow students to work with a state-of-the-art game development package and help them realize their own development ideas. Hochschule Darmstadt's goal is to be a training and research facility in the field of interactive entertainment for the Rhein-Main-District. Students will also be able to use the CryEngine to learn lessons about cinematography. All of this will complement the fields of "Digital Media" and "Games and Animation" in addition to the related fields of "Video Production," "Sound Technology" and "Interactive Media."Source: GameDaily

EVGA to Bundle Free Copy of Crysis With Select NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Graphics Cards

Experience Crysis for free only while supplies last – first come first served. Read the
terms and conditions to see the details on this exclusively featured bundle! The following four graphics cards ship with a free copy of Crysis:If you bought an 8800GTX with 768MB of graphics memory, superclocked or not, after November 15th and did not get a free copy of Crysis, you can get one via mail by checking out this page to see if you qualify.

Source: EVGA

First Crysis Patch Arriving Within Two Weeks

In an interview with Crysis (PC) fansite inCrysis, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli revealed the first patch for its recently released visually intense shooter Crysis would be coming within 14 days. "We are collecting up all the user feedback now and planning patches that will address as much as possible as fast as possible," Yerli told inCrysis. "The first patch will be out in 7-14 days." NVIDIA VP Roy Taylor also added some promising information on the updates concerning performance issues due to the game's steep system requirements. "Performance will improve, almost with every single driver drop and patch of the game," Taylor wrote. "Literally every day and week we keep working on the drivers we can see improvements."Source: Shacknews

Bad Batch of Crysis Special Edition DVDs?

I received an email this morning from our reader who has created a thread in the official EA forums looking for an answer. He claims that a brand new Special Edition Crysis DVD makes all his 3 DVD drives to read the media hard and make clicking noises. Unfortunately he's not the only one to experience this problem, which suggests that there may be a bad batch of Crysis discs out there. Follow this link to the official EA forums for more information.
I bought the special edition at circuit city and my computer's dvd drive has trouble recognizing or takes a long time to see the dvd. i did exchange for another one that seems to work better. but problem still there, dvd drive makes clicking noises. i have 3 computers and all 3 do it. none of my other dvd games do this. buddy of mine ran into same issue.
Source: EA Forums

ATI Releases Crysis Hotfix for Radeon HD 3800 and 2000 Series

ATI has released 737-30533 hotfix for Radeon HD 3800 and 2000 series of video cards. This update is intended for Crysis and Windows XP or Windows Vista 32/64-bit. It fixes:
  • DirectX 10: Fixes texture flickering in bushes, clouds, trees
  • DirectX 10: Performance improvements
  • DirectX 9: Fixes Anti-Aliasing corruption seen on the ATI Radeon 2900 Series
  • DirectX 9: Anti-Aliasing performance enhancements
  • DirectX 9: Crossfire performance improvements
  • DirectX 9: Fixes random graphics corruption during game play
DOWNLOADSource: ATI

NVIDIA Drivers Sacrificing Crysis Quality for Performance

An interesting article over at Elite Bastards has revealed that NVIDIA’s latest 169.04 driver for its GeForce series of graphics cards may in fact be sacrificing image quality in the new Crysis game in order to gain better performance. If you look at the first two images below, you will see quite clearly that the reflections in the water have been unrealistically stretched and look quite odd. The obvious explanation for this would be that NVIDIA’s new driver is having issues rendering the shadows and you’d expect the company to fix it. However, this issue may run a little deeper than that. When the Crysis executable has its name changed from crysis.exe to driverbug.exe, these strange shadows mysteriously look normal all of a sudden, as shown in the second two images. Further tests revealed that the renamed executable was actually performing around 7% worse on a number of tests using both an 8800 GTS and an 8800 GT compared to the default name. So it seems that NVIDIA has tried to subtly increase the framerate when playing Crysis using its cards at the cost of image quality, without giving customers any choice in the matter. Some sites are claiming that NVIDIA is using driver tweaks to ‘cheat’ and gain better performance, and whilst that may be an extreme way of looking at it, this certainly seems like more than just an accidental driver issue.

Source: Elite Bastards

Crysis Is Officially Gold; Coming to PCs on November 16th

It's hard to find a computer game with more hype than Crysis. And so, it should come as no surprise that Electronic Arts' Crysis recently went gold. "We are extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish with Crysis," said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli. "We wanted to push the boundaries both visually and with open-ended, non-linear gameplay and we believe the end result delivers that vision." At this point, Crytek and EA are planning to release their masterpiece on November 16th.Source: 1Up

NVIDIA - SLI Doesn't Work in Crysis

Crysis hasn't been out for more two days and a number of people have already found out that SLI technology doesn't yet work on the new DirectX10 game title. Granted, Crysis is only in beta, but it would still be nice to see SLI supported from the start. NVIDIA made a statement today that the final Crysis game will support SLI via a patch.
Although SLI is not supported in the demo, the final Crysis game with a patch will provide full SLI support.
Source: Legit Reviews

Crysis Demo Publicly Available Later Today

Anyone who has been unsuccessful in getting the Crysis demo using FilePlanet should be glad to hear that the demo will be publicly available to everyone in just over 12 hours (12 hours and 47 minutes as I write this). An in-official site which is counting down to the launch can be found here, although the servers will probably struggle to cope with demand at first given that Crysis is one of the most anticipated games so far this year, so it may be worth waiting for a few external sites to start hosting the demo. Anyone who has already ordered Crysis via EA should be able to download the demo already via EA's downloader.

Update: Unfortunately EA has decided to delay the public release by an extra day, so it's now going to be released tomorrow. Sorry for the disappointment, from a quick look it seems the delay could be linked to issues with the 24 hour exclusive for customers purchasing Crysis via the EA Store.Source: Crysis Demo

Crysis Community Update

This year's most-anticipated PC game Crysis will hit stores worldwide on Tuesday November 13 23:00:00 CST 2007, but you can secure your own copy right away. From now on you can pre-order Crysis from the EA store for $49.95. EA also announced today that you'll get the opportunity to play the single player demo on October 26th. Please visit the Crysis EA Store page for more information.

Source: EA

Crysis May Come to Consoles, Depending on Sales/Ratings

In an interview with Game Informer, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli stated that Crysis just might make it to consoles after all. Depending on a multitude of factors, including sales, ratings, reception, and criticism, Crytek will port a version of Crysis for an unspecified number of consoles. However, don't get too excited, console fans...
(People) are asking me if it's possible. Of course. You can get Crysis even on the Nintendo DS. But not that Crysis -- you cannot get Crysis as it is on PC on any console. What you would have to do is compromise the design and the level design. In order to make Crysis (playable on a console,) you would have to make a derivative Crysis and optimize it for the Xbox 360 and PS3. In fact, if we do it, we'll optimize it for each platform."
Source: 1Up

Crysis Single-Player Demo Delayed to October 26, 2007

After much anticipation from the public on the Crysis single player demo, Crytek has officially announced that the demo will be delayed to October 26, 2007 in order to be able to release the full game on November 16th.

Cevat Yerli, President and CEO of Crytek says:

"First, I am sorry for the bad news - the Crysis single player demo will now be available everywhere on October 26th, 2007. We are taking some extra time to make sure you that you have an amazing experience but also we did not want to risk the release date of Crysis at this stage. To get the game into your hands by November the 16th, we had to make this call"Source: InCrysis

Crysis Demo to be Released September 25th

Here's some good news for everyone who's been waiting for one of the most anticipated first person shooters of the year: Crysis. The demo of Crysis is expected to be released by September 25th, 2007. The demo throws gamers into the first level of the single player campaign, named "contact", and allows said gamers to marvel at the technological advances and eye candy Crysis has to offer.

In the meantime, check out the latest Crysis Gameplay trailer.Source: Cryedit

Crysis Pushed Back to November

According to Electronic Arts executives speaking during the company's latest analyst conference call, Crytek's highly anticipated first-person shooter Crysis has been delayed into the company's upcoming third fiscal quarter, which runs from October to December of this year. EA expects the game to release in early November. Previously, Crysis was only officially confirmed as releasing in fiscal year 2008. Last month, various sources reported on a fact sheet claiming a September 14 ship date.Source: Shacknews

Crysis Official Website Launched

The official Crysis website is now live, offering screenshots, trailers, wallpapers and info about this first person shooter game for PC in the works at Crytek. Crysis is powered by CryENGINE 2 which features dynamic day/night cycle, fully interactive enviroments, sunrays and diffuse transmission, real time soft shadows, soft particles, interactive/destructrible enviroments, volumetric clouds, and advanced shader technology. Crysis will be released by Electronic Arts later this year. Check the new website at http://www.ea.com/crysis/index.jsp or join the brand new official Crysis forums here.Source: EA: Crysis

Crysis multiplayer under DirectX 9 video

Crysis, one upcoming DirectX 10 title developed by Crytek as the first game to use their CryENGINE 2 is highly anticipated. But many gamers bemoan the fact that DirectX 10 requires spending at least $100US for a new graphics card and another $100+US for Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows Vista. And possibly more RAM since 2 gigabytes is recommended for gaming within Vista - the desirable upgrades practically form a new computer.

A streaming low-quality video of Crysis utilizing DirectX 9. High quality version is available too.

It's evident frugal gamers don't have to worry about relinquishing a couple hundred dollars to have a satisfying experience running around with a gun in a visually stunning environment for upcoming CryENGINE 2 powered games.

Crysis is vaguely slated for a "Quarter 3, 2007" release.Source: inCrysis

New Crysis Trailer from GDC 2007

This is a brand new Crytek CryENGINE 2 trailer seen at Game Developers Conference 2007. The resolution is 1280x720 pixels and has no watermarks. It's another stunning trailer that really shows what CryENGINE 2 is capable of. Download the 126MB archived file from here.

Source: inCrysis
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