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Linus has had a chance to play with a preview version of Crysis Remastered.

The remaster is going to breath new life into the term that has been a meme even before "memes" had a name.

For fans of the game, I think we're in for some old fun with new hotness!
 

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The worst thing about Crysis Remastered is that this stupid joke is going to come back to life. I'd still see it every now and again, but it had one foot in the grave.
 
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The worst thing about Crysis Remastered is that this stupid joke is going to come back to life.
I don't think it's stupid at all.

I'd still see it every now and again, but it had one foot in the grave.
You don't have to play it or use the term. There is an alternative now; "Will it run MSFS2020?"

It's a standard that was very useful for helping those people not in the know understand in basic terms the power of a system. The remaster just takes that to the next level for current gen equipment. I think it's cool. But then again, I'm a big fan of the original game, so I have some bias and nostalgia going on...
 
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That meme is worse then a zombie, it just keeps on going no matter how many times it almost dies. I'm interested to see that the remaster will be like though
 
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Should apply to Control now, can it run control @4k :D
Control FPS 3840x2160
Yup, that could be a thing too.

I'm interested to see that the remaster will be like though
The video shows how it runs and how they're improving it, but keep in mind, that is an early version Linus is playing, so the finished game will be greatly improved and more optimized.
 
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the term that has been a meme even before "memes" had a name.
technically memes did have that name then (for maybe about a year or two), it also seems knowyourmeme was launched a couple weeks after crysis, which would require a somewhat large amount of people to have already been using the term 'meme'

then south park had a meme episode less than half a year later, so that means enough memes were already in circulation

[insert nerdy glasses smiley... why is tpu the same smileys all these years even after the forum upgrade]
 
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Should apply to Control now, can it run control @4k :D
No, you have to credit CryTek for having the balls to do it first.

I basically played through Crysis 2 and 3, while testing stability on my 980 Ti and 1080 Ti overclocks. Had no idea when the games ended, credits just started rolling.

As Linus pointed out, they need to use tessellation to give definition to those flat rocks though. Seriously, that's graphics staple now. Other things I would like to see in their benchmarking options would be concurrent INT/FP32 optimizations and explicit mGPU. 4K60fps easy there.
 
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technically memes did have that name then (for maybe about a year or two), it also seems knowyourmeme was launched a couple weeks after crysis, which would require a somewhat large amount of people to have already been using the term 'meme'

then south park had a meme episode less than half a year later, so that means enough memes were already in circulation

[insert nerdy glasses smiley... why is tpu the same smileys all these years even after the forum upgrade]
I did not know any of that. The first time I read the word "meme" in 2013, had no clue what it meant. Didn't really care either. Good to know though.
 
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The worst thing about Crysis Remastered is that this stupid joke is going to come back to life. I'd still see it every now and again, but it had one foot in the grave.
Well, it can't be any worse than the Half-Life 3 jokes.
 
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Well, it can't be any worse than the Half-Life 3 jokes.
the portal cake reference is the worst because it got used way out of context, it was supposed to be casual horror from within the game, not something to blurt out in person, it's not even that funny

crysis & hl3 or valve time are appropriate at least (i like the 'valve cant count to 3' version of hl3, noting valve's sequels always stop: left 4 dead 2, team fortress 2, dota 2, source engine 2)
 
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We completely missed that one. RTX 3000 -- HL3 confirmed!
Damn.

the portal cake reference is the worst because it got used way out of context, it was supposed to be casual horror from within the game, not something to blurt out in person, it's not even that funny
Ah, can't say I have seen that, but it would not surprise me, though.
valve time
I don't think that one will ever die...
 
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Ah, can't say I have seen that, but it would not surprise me, though.
you havent seen people writing or yelling "the cake is a lie" since 2007?

(did you play portal? also, i was looking at hl1 prototype footage from 1996... it, or the training area, was exactly like portal test chambers, seems valve has had that idea for much longer than expected)
 
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It's like knowing these memes is a test/validation of internet literacy or something.
 
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you havent seen people writing or yelling "the cake is a lie" since 2007?
Ah, yes. I just haven't seen it to the point of saying "this joke is overused as hell". Might be just me, though.

It's like knowing these memes is a test/validation of internet literacy or something.
It definitely can be used to make a somewhat educated guess of someone's age, although with a rather large margin of error...
 
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let's hope they start a REmastering spree of the old good games...make them playable at high Rez.
 

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That thing was never accurate to begin with. Crysis was very well optimized and if you lowered settings it could be run och pretty low end machines.
 
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That thing was never accurate to begin with. Crysis was very well optimized and if you lowered settings it could be run och pretty low end machines.
it was actually extremely shader heavy, i've seen a 7800gs run at 2fps while an 8800gt would be 25fps on the same settings, it really couldnt run on older architectures 'the way it was meant to be seen', the low settings were awful in crysis 1 (while in crysis2, the lowest was named high, the visual difference was not at all jarring even with the performance gains)

later levels still top out at 80fps on modern 5ghz intel, so it's still lacking parallel optimization
 
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That meme is worse then a zombie, it just keeps on going no matter how many times it almost dies. I'm interested to see that the remaster will be like though
I didnt know what a meme was until 2-3 years ago, I'm 39. I dont follow stupid internet trends, including words.
 

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Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
it was actually extremely shader heavy, i've seen a 7800gs run at 2fps while an 8800gt would be 25fps on the same settings, it really couldnt run on older architectures 'the way it was meant to be seen', the low settings were awful in crysis 1 (while in crysis2, the lowest was named high, the visual difference was not at all jarring even with the performance gains)

later levels still top out at 80fps on modern 5ghz intel, so it's still lacking parallel optimization
I played it on a Athlon 64 at 2.4Ghz and a x1950pro 256MB on medium/high, 1280x1024.
 
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They just need to patch OG Crysis to make use of more than 1 or 2 cores. The game still looks amazing today for 2007 games. Only few textures are low res.

It was the last Crysis that was made with Cryengine 2 that was build only for PC and so can cater wide range of PC spec (and visual downgrade). Newer Crysis almost looks the same on lower setting because of console centric engine
 
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it was actually extremely shader heavy, i've seen a 7800gs run at 2fps while an 8800gt would be 25fps on the same settings, it really couldnt run on older architectures 'the way it was meant to be seen', the low settings were awful in crysis 1 (while in crysis2, the lowest was named high, the visual difference was not at all jarring even with the performance gains)

later levels still top out at 80fps on modern 5ghz intel, so it's still lacking parallel optimization
I had a 7800 GT when the demo came out and it was borderline unplayable even on low/1280x1024 res.

~1 year later I built an entire new PC with a 8800 GT and that was about enough to play through the game on medium-ish settings, not sure about the fps numbers since I wasn't really checking back then but it was playable.
Monitor was also upgraded to a 1680x1050 res one.

It was kinda funny when my bro tried to max out the game with his E8400/8800 GTX cause thats what he was used to with other games and Crysis just noped his entire system.:laugh:
 
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"can it run crysis" isnt a joke its a badge of honor if it can :) . the old crysis with modds is a sweet looking thing which takes a mean pc today to run it it well .
 
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So far I find this remake extremely lazy and unimpressive. Low poly count kills it all

What made Crysis so cool was the looks and its physics engine combined. Can just play the pld version to get that running at great efficiency on todays hardware.
 
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