VIDEO | PC Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 8:15 AM

Crysis 2 Ultra Direct X11 & HD textures

Crysis 2 Ultra Direct X11 & HD textures

Crytek finally released the long awaited DirectX11 patch for Crysis 2 but they also added a whole patch dedicated to HD textures. On the highest settings and 1080p, the framerate goes from 60 fps to 24 fps on my PC, a high price to pay to have new cool effects. Is it worth it? I'll let you decide and compare with the videos we made when the game was first released.
Update: DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade Trailer added.

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Direct X 11 Ultra Upgrade

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Commented on 2011-06-28 10:23:50
The funny thing about these patches (1.9 patch and the dx11 patch) + HD textures, is that PC-gamers were so mad that Crysis 2 didn't have this at release. Before the dx11 patch, Crysis 2 looked amazing on PC and it was very well optimised so a lot of people were able to play the game at very high or extreme. But now they get what they wanted (the dx11) and now most people begin to complain it doesn't run that well anymore on their PC. It's like Crytek can't do anything good anymore in their eyes. What did they expect? That the new patch on ultra settings + HD textures were going to run as good as in dx9?
Anyhow: the improvements are pretty amazing, but it causes a pretty hefty performance hit. Crytek really pushed the game that far that it has become the new benchmark in dx11 pc-gaming and crushes most PC's.
Commented on 2011-06-28 10:58:05
^ Well as smart as they think they are, they can be as dumb as any fanboy.

I just want the sandbox editor
Commented on 2011-06-28 11:33:24 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
The funny thing about these patches (1.9 patch and the dx11 patch) + HD textures, is that PC-gamers were so mad that Crysis 2 didn't have this at release. Before the dx11 patch, Crysis 2 looked amazing on PC and it was very well optimised so a lot of people were able to play the game at very high or extreme. But now they get what they wanted (the dx11) and now most people begin to complain it doesn't run that well anymore on their PC. It's like Crytek can't do anything good anymore in their eyes. What did they expect? That the new patch on ultra settings + HD textures were going to run as good as in dx9?
Anyhow: the improvements are pretty amazing, but it causes a pretty hefty performance hit. Crytek really pushed the game that far that it has become the new benchmark in dx11 pc-gaming and crushes most PC's.
That's why gaming IMO is stagnant atm, this generation of gamers are a bunch of whining spoilt brat's who think they should have everything their own way.
Commented on 2011-06-28 12:07:05
game looks a decent amount better. I think its worth the hit :)
Commented on 2011-06-28 12:35:49 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
The funny thing about these patches (1.9 patch and the dx11 patch) + HD textures, is that PC-gamers were so mad that Crysis 2 didn't have this at release. Before the dx11 patch, Crysis 2 looked amazing on PC and it was very well optimised so a lot of people were able to play the game at very high or extreme. But now they get what they wanted (the dx11) and now most people begin to complain it doesn't run that well anymore on their PC. It's like Crytek can't do anything good anymore in their eyes. What did they expect? That the new patch on ultra settings + HD textures were going to run as good as in dx9?
Anyhow: the improvements are pretty amazing, but it causes a pretty hefty performance hit. Crytek really pushed the game that far that it has become the new benchmark in dx11 pc-gaming and crushes most PC's.
Horrible argument, for one anyone who begged for DirectX 11 and didn't know they're setup wasn't good enough are idiots. A lot of the people who wanted it have setups to are more than enough for Crysis 2.

It doesn't take a huge system to run Crysis 2 on max with DX11.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ke1Vci4JsE

The video above is of a GTX 560 ti running it on max with no problems (Card runs about $200).
Commented on 2011-06-28 12:40:49
First Crysis still looks better, good to see the patch finally come out though, might give it a try sometime.
Commented on 2011-06-28 12:45:28
I want to see those garbage bags shot !!!
Anyways thanks for making the vid
Commented on 2011-06-28 12:47:27 In reply to newbielives
In a bit more than an hour, you will get a second one. :)
Commented on 2011-06-28 12:57:44
I installed the High Res textures but when i go to advanced options its greyed out :S
Anyone know why and how I can fix it?
Commented on 2011-06-28 13:01:21 In reply to Sath
You must also install the 1.9 patch. If you did, then I don't know. :/
Commented on 2011-06-28 13:17:51
Looks great. Would I ever touch the game again though? No.
Commented on 2011-06-28 13:19:21 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
You must also install the 1.9 patch. If you did, then I don't know. :/
I patched it to 1.9 and then installed the texture pack, its there but its greyed out, very annoying.

My card isnt full DX11, probably DX 10.1 or something (from what I read) so the texture pack is something I definitely can run but I cant activate it :(
Commented on 2011-06-28 13:45:46 In reply to FordGTGuy
Posted by FordGTGuy
Horrible argument, for one anyone who begged for DirectX 11 and didn't know they're setup wasn't good enough are idiots. A lot of the people who wanted it have setups to are more than enough for Crysis 2.

It doesn't take a huge system to run Crysis 2 on max with DX11.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ke1Vci4JsE

The video above is of a GTX 560 ti running it on max with no problems (Card runs about $200).
You can clearly see in that video that the framerate is around or below 30 fps. Unless it's bad video encoding.
Commented on 2011-06-28 14:01:36 In reply to Woah
Posted by Woah
First Crysis still looks better, good to see the patch finally come out though, might give it a try sometime.
Really? How is that?
Commented on 2011-06-28 14:17:06
And all they had to do to avoid mass outcry and most pc gamers bashing their game and not buying it is to add all this with the release as an extra performance option... But no! It was very hard to do right away, they better get bad reputation. Too late crytek, I'm affraid, C2 is a good game but I don't think I care about this game anymore.
Commented on 2011-06-28 15:25:50 In reply to Woah
So by showing mod footage you want to prove that Crysis 1 looked better? Wait untill the SDK and Sandbox 3 are released and the many mods that will follow based on the CryEngine3.
Also: Crysis 1 can't be played at a rock solid 60 fps at max settings and 1080p in dx10 unless you have 2 GTX580's and some perfomance tweaks, because the game was/is very unoptimised. Crysis 1 did look amazing. But it's very hard to compare it with Crysis 2 as the setting is completely different. Imo Crysis 2, with the latest patches, is the best looking PC-game on the market at this point. Maybe BF3 will top it, at least I hope so. PC-graphics have been stagnating but with Crysis 2, The witcher 2 and BF3, it looks like it's taking the next step.
Commented on 2011-06-28 15:30:13
Mods or not, the first Crysis has gotten incredibly close to photo-realistic graphics, i very much doubt the second one will top that, and for me vanilla Crysis still looks better than Crysis 2.
Commented on 2011-06-28 17:46:04 In reply to Woah
Posted by Woah
Mods or not, the first Crysis has gotten incredibly close to photo-realistic graphics, i very much doubt the second one will top that, and for me vanilla Crysis still looks better than Crysis 2.
Can't really agree there. The first vid had tons of DOF and a lot of extra camera movement, which will add a lot of realistic flair. As far as rendering, and I've played the original Crysis many times, I still think the C2 tops it, especially with the DX11 stuff. Poly counts are definitely higher in the second.
As far as the new patch- this is what I wanted from C2 from the beginning. The way the bricks on walls and around edges looks really adds a lot, not to mention how many more subtle reflections there are. I haven't gotten to play for more than a few minutes since the update, but I can still run the game well even with a slight (for me) hit in performance, and I've got a DX11 GTX 470.
@ Sath
You may not be able to use the High rez texture because the may be linked to their corresponding depth maps (displacements) and not having a DX11 card may be your issue...
Commented on 2011-06-28 18:16:09
But it says people with DX9 cards will be able to use it :S
Commented on 2011-06-28 18:31:54
Man i had forgotten just how incredible the first Crysis look. Let me take peek at that second Crysis 2 video right quick.
Commented on 2011-06-28 19:05:43 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
But it says people with DX9 cards will be able to use it :S
Hi-res pack also requires a 64-bit OS and 1GB of video memory.
Commented on 2011-06-28 19:08:50
I love the reflections!
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/5597864460684410...

Not the best picture but it looks really good when playing.
Commented on 2011-06-28 19:09:02 In reply to Zarsky
Posted by Zarsky
Hi-res pack also requires a 64-bit OS and 1GB of video memory.
Shit...I 32bit lol
Commented on 2011-06-28 19:15:29 In reply to Woah
I KNEW someone would post those videos as a reply.

Firstly they are mods. Secondly, what on Earth makes you think Cry Engine 2 can't do that or better? It can almost certainly do better as it is a newer version of the same engine with alot more technical capabilities.
Posted by Woah
Mods or not, the first Crysis has gotten incredibly close to photo-realistic graphics, i very much doubt the second one will top that, and for me vanilla Crysis still looks better than Crysis 2.
That's purely the art direction. Crysis 2 perhaps looks more hyper-realistic than photo-realistic, in comparison to Crysis 1. But undoubtedly the tech present in Crysis 2 improves the visual fidelity over Crysis 1.
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