Crysis 2 PC multiplayer demo now available

By Jos ยท 44 replies
Mar 1, 2011
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  1. Update: In an interesting bit of related news, Sweclockers reports that Nvidia disclosed in a press event today that Crysis 2 will only ship with a DirectX 9 renderer later this month, and that DX11 support would be added to the game later down the road via a patch.

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  2. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    For anybody wondering, I get 70-100fps on the skyline map and 60-85fps on the pier in 1080p on hardcore settings on a GTX 580 OC to 872/2200. CPU Utilization on an AMD 965 3.8ghz is around 70%. I have to say it's coded a lot better than the original Crysis. Then again this is only a DX9 demo.
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Yes yes YES!!!! Downloading now! :) thanks for the info Sarcasm! :)
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    It's honestly not a great game. Its got such a CoD atmosphere that it doesn't feel anything like the original.
  5. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Is CryEngine 3 a DX11 engine, or will they only release a DX10 version when the game ships? Btw, nice fps.
  6. ess333

    ess333 TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I cannot create an account ... the most anticipated game of the year cant accomodate demand ... this is stupid and for gods sake why gamespy ...we in 2011
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Well I guess i'll be the Judge of that! :) downloading at 2.11mb only 5 minutes left! although this isn't the story mode so I can only comment on the multiplayer when I get home tonight.
  8. dcrosenthal

    dcrosenthal Banned Posts: 25

    According to the Nvidia Website Crysis 2 is DX11 and has the full ability to do Tessellation which is only available if you have a Geforce 400 serise or higher GPU.
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    I reckon on the actual release we'll get more options to fine tune the graphics the the card being used. As what dcrosenthal said, I bet when a better card is in the computer the game will up the graphics or give more options to fine tune. I am planning to get a Geforce GTX 570 if my GTX 260 can't run it at full at 1080p resolution.
  10. The demo only contains DX9
  11. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Woohoo! Downloading as soon as I get home from work! We'll see how my GTX 260 still holds up.
  12. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Gonna see how my GTX280 holds up to it... Downloading now, though getting rather annoyed at sub 1Mbps speeds everywhere! :(
  13. Alster37

    Alster37 TS Maniac Posts: 290

    Id hardly say sub 1000kbps was a bad speed leeky, id be chuffed if mine was that fast. :p
    Been waiting for this soo long, my social life is definitely gonna take another hit. :p
  14. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I average 6.5Mbps, so a tad irritating tbh! :haha:

    We might all be fortunate this time and have a game that "some" people can actually play - this time around technology is ahead of the game. :D
  15. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    Yes it is a DX11 game, but we are yet to see what they actually implemented for the final version. This MP Demo is only DX9 is what I meant. :)
  16. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    I think you'll do just fine with a GTX 280. This game is either

    1. Less demanding than the original due to certain cutbacks (less foliage comes to mind)


    2. Much more optimized than the original.

    I'm leaning towards the latter because on my OC'd GTX580 I get 90-98% GPU Utilization and no less than 60-70% CPU Utilization. The Crysis for me was all over the place with as little as 20% CPU Utilization and 30-60% GPU Utilization and only 100% GPU Utilization in boss fights. Crysis Warhead was a little better.

    Either way, I think they've learned their lesson to make this game able to run on more lower to mid end setups which of course we know will equal more sales.

    As for the game itself, I think it's a hit or miss for most people. However I'm enjoying it a lot myself and although I agree with Princeton that it does have a COD feel to it, IMO the nano suit and map layout makes it feel different enough.
  17. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,338   +1,434

    I'm getting 40-50FPS at 1080p set to "advanced" on my 8800GT, I'm sure no one will be disappointed.
  18. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

  19. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    23 facepunchers have cancelled their pre-orders since the demo release. I'm dead ****ing serious.
  20. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    WE got your point last time - you don't like it dude. That is fine, but plenty of others do. :D
  21. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    I can't even log in to the stupid system. Crytek has done an incredible job at ****ing up the release of the demo. They wait until post release to start making changes to their infrastructure? "Oh we had no idea the load will be so severe." - get the **** out. What the hell are beta tests for if not stress-testing. On the login screen, after clicking Login, I just get an error saying theres a problem with my internet connection... yet Im posting this, it must be magic. Horrible job Crytek, horrible. You say you're putting PC Gamers in the front and then this bull****? Stupid console version demos didn't have this problem... way to go, thanks for showing us which platforms in fact are the priority.
  22. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 155

    Create a new account. worked for me.

    Only bug i seen: sometimes I cant move forward and have to do a 180 turn then walk backwards before i can move forward again. :(

    Can play on Hardcore with Vsync on with two 6950's.
  23. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    I agree with Leeky, just because you don't like it doesn't mean the rest of us don't.

    I just played it and the graphics are really good except for water which seems to have lost alot of the edge and realism of the orginal Crysis. Needless to say I'm loving the Nanosuit 2! much better than the old one! :) looking forward to the story if anything! it is going to be epic!
  24. The1pancake

    The1pancake TS Rookie

    Cant open demo

    I downloaded the demo, i installed it, extracted, and accepted all the agreements. I got to the last page that said finished downloaded, i clicked ok but nothing opened, i tried reinstalling but nothing opened again. When i find the file on my comp, it just reinstalls. How do i open up the demo?
  25. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    I doubt that's much skin off of Crytek's nose. I'm sure the demo has only increased pre-orders, and I hope it has as that's good for PC gaming.

    CoD is popular, so I'm sure this game would be up a lot of people's alleys. Not sure I'm as enthusiastic, though.

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