Monday, June 27th 2011

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

Crytek today delivered on its promise to the PC gaming community by giving Crysis 2 a potent dose of updates that enables jaw-dropping new graphics and eye-candy on capable PCs equipped with DirectX 11 graphics cards. The updates consist of a primary patch, version 1.9, that lets you install the DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade (free DLC), and the optional High Resolution Texture Pack (another free DLC).

The DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade brings with it redone maps, objects and models that are enhanced with Tessellation and displacement mapping, that greatly increases geometric detail. Next, is a suite of new lighting effects that DirectX 10 and 11 introduced, including higher quality HDR motion blur, and DirectX 11 depth of field with Bokeh shapes. To install the DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade, your Crysis 2 installation must be patched to version 1.9, and the PC must have a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.

DOWNLOAD: Crysis 2 Patch v1.9 | Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Upgrade Pack* | Crysis 2 High-Res Texture Pack**install patch 1.9 first

It doesn't stop there. The High Resolution Texture pack adds to the eye-candy with highly-detailed textures for pretty much all objects and surfaces, which complements objects with geometric detail enhanced with tessellation. To install this patch, you need a graphics card with at least 768 MB of video memory (in case of dual-GPU cards, each GPU system must have at least 768 MB), and you need 64-bit Windows 7 or Vista.

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

#1
btarunr
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devguy said:
So no DX10 support?. I personally have a DX11 card, but a friend of mine with an HD 4870x2 will be wanting to know how much his card is supported here. Can any of you DX10[.1] goers give it a try?
You need a DX11 card to enable any of the new graphics features.
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#2
RejZoR
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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#3
alexsubri
Can't get it to work? What am I doing wrong? I have steam version...

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#4
TheOne
RejZoR said:
This should have arrived with the game on release, not 3 months later...
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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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
alexsubri said:
Can't get it to work? What am I doing wrong? I have steam version...

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=42742&stc=1&d=1309204112
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.



I don't have the Steam version, so I'm showing you where the DLC link typically is.
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#6
bbmarley
just what iv been waiting for
time to knock the dust of crysis2 and check this

MAXIMUM UPDATE TIME!!!
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#7
RejZoR
alexsubri said:
Can't get it to work? What am I doing wrong? I have steam version...

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=42742&stc=1&d=1309204112
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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#8
alexsubri
btarunr said:
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.

http://img.techpowerup.org/110627/bta9873jd.jpg

I don't have the Steam version, so I'm showing you where the DLC link typically is.
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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#9
Jarman
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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#10
AphexDreamer
Jarman said:
running at 1900x1200 with a 4.5 ghz sandy bridge and a 6950 2gb....about 5 fps outdoors, 15fps indoors maybe.
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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#11
Crap Daddy
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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#12
Ross211
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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#13
twicksisted
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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#14
Crap Daddy
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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#15
LAN_deRf_HA
Great. Finally a game with water interactions that almost match Halo 3..... a DX9 360 game from 2007.
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#16
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
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.

devguy said:
So no DX10 support?. I personally have a DX11 card, but a friend of mine with an HD 4870x2 will be wanting to know how much his card is supported here. Can any of you DX10[.1] goers give it a try?
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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#17
Damn_Smooth
I now have a very nice looking slideshow. Which settings to cut first. Any advice?
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#18
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Still doesnt look as good at the first Crysis.
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#19
Crap Daddy
TheMailMan78 said:
Still doesnt look as good at the first Crysis.
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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#20
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Crap Daddy said:
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.
Look up Realism mod for Crysis 1 and I think YOU will be surprised.
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#21
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
TheMailMan78 said:
Still doesnt look as good at the first Crysis.
Crap Daddy said:
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.
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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#22
Hayder_Master
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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#23
RejZoR
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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#24
LAN_deRf_HA
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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#25
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Hayder_Master said:
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.
And you have the graphics card for it. Enjoy. ;)
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