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
Meizuman
That burning train sequence (starting at 2:07) had down right awful physics. Look at that collision. I can't, my eyes hurt. The rocks are flying like cardboard boxes.
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#2
submicron
This thing blows like a bad hurricane. I can't play no more than 5 minutes and then it simply crashes. I've try drivers 275.33 and the 275.50 beta. Visually, I think it sucks.

The funny thing is if I reinstall the game without this eye candy BS it plays beautifully. NO CRASHES.

I thought this was supposed to enhanced the experience?!?! WOW! Crystek has gone from bad to worse.
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#3
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
submicron said:
This thing blows like a bad hurricane. I can't play no more than 5 minutes and then it simply crashes. I've try drivers 275.33 and the 275.50 beta. Visually, I think it sucks.

The funny thing is if I reinstall the game without this eye candy BS it plays beautifully. NO CRASHES.

I thought this was supposed to enhanced the experience?!?! WOW! Crystek has gone from bad to worse.
Are you using the 470 for PhysX? I believe there is a known issue with using a dedicated PhysX card since the recent 1.9 patch. Try running the game w/out your PhysX card. I have no problems running the game with my 2 GTX 580's using the 275.50 drivers along with the EVGA SLI Enhancement app.

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Taken from:
http://www.mycrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=32062
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#4
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
someone should post screen shots with the high res pack and dx11 pack with it maxed
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#5
submicron
Okay, I will try that out. No physics then.
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#6
pantherx12
submicron said:
Okay, I will try that out. No physics then.
Hmmm?

It has some physics in it. I saw a dude throw a box in the video XD




To all : I hear this has sucky ATI performance can anyone confirm?
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#7
Damn_Smooth
pantherx12 said:
Hmmm?

It has some physics in it. I saw a dude throw a box in the video XD




To all : I hear this has sucky ATI performance can anyone confirm?
My 6850 chokes hard. I expected it to though.
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#8
pantherx12
My guess is that ( judging from what I've seen) is that things that don't need to be tessellated get tessellated.

Hopefully AMD will release a tessellation profile for it.

Switching off the stupid DOF will help a lot too I imagine, massive performance hit for nothing if you ask me.

My eyes never focus like that. I know your looking through a visor in crisis but I would of thought they would of invested in something that doesn't require focus ( I.E takes in all available image data) ( like this kinda tech http://dvice.com/archives/2011/06/amazing-lytro-c.php) Coupled with eye tracking so that it focuses the same as your eyes.

Hate DOF so much in games lol
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#9
Funtoss
Wow! must download :)
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#10
submicron
Well, I did try the no physics on my dedicated GTX 470. Which I figure It didn't needed in the first place. Unfortunately, it didn't work. In fact rolled back to drivers 270.61 and the same problem. 10 seconds into the game complete lock up.

I've also try drivers 275.33 and 275.50 BETA. Same problem as I mentioned.

Now, I re-install game with only patch 1.1 and everything is fine. No crashes or lock-ups.

My opinion... this whole update is nothing but a disaster. No matter if you have an ATI or NVIDIA card. It simply blows. Some are arguing that its the card's drivers?

Personally I don't see that huge difference visually. In fact, all it has done is introduced more bugs and performance hick-ups.
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#11
arnoo1
submicron said:
Well, I did try the no physics on my dedicated GTX 470. Which I figure It didn't needed in the first place. Unfortunately, it didn't work. In fact rolled back to drivers 270.61 and the same problem. 10 seconds into the game complete lock up.

I've also try drivers 275.33 and 275.50 BETA. Same problem as I mentioned.

Now, I re-install game with only patch 1.1 and everything is fine. No crashes or lock-ups.

My opinion... this whole update is nothing but a disaster. No matter if you have an ATI or NVIDIA card. It simply blows. Some are arguing that its the card's drivers?

Personally I don't see that huge difference visually. In fact, all it has done is added more bugs and performance hick-ups.
My pc's runs crysis 2 fine i installes everything, idon't have a dx11 card but it does work with my gtx275 and a gt240 for physx
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submicron
arnoo1 said:
My pc's runs crysis 2 fine i installes everything, idon't have a dx11 card but it does work with my gtx275 and a gt240 for physx
I figure every user will have a different scenario. Its a logical thing.
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#13
Shihabyooo
So any benches yet ? I'm hesitant to download the updates. I don't think my poor 465 will handle the shook.
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#14
digibucc
not sure where the benchmark is, but my 5850/i7 920 rig runs it on extreme, with dx11 enabled
and high res textures as well.

i only tested for a few minutes, but it was a relatively big level with a lot going on, and there
was no stutter that i noticed. there may have been some i didn't but it is playable with no issue
on that end.

my issue is i have to restart the game to get the unlocks i have already paid for (nano-catalyst) :(
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