Minimum PC system requirements revealed for Crysis 2

By Jos ยท 67 replies
Feb 2, 2011
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  1. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +461

    I disagree with 2033 looking better than Crysis. It has some decent effects, but I don't think it looks as good. I also didn't think Crysis was very poorly coded - it was just very demanding and it reflected that with its visuals and physics.
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    SNGX1275 said:
    There were, one of my favorites was a game called 'Amber' it used graduating stills, First person point and click, much live Riven/Myst did.
  3. I have a question, mi hardware is a C64 (1 Mhz clock) with a 1541 diskette drive 5 1/4" and a 14" TV, can i play with a reasonable FPS???
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,973   +2,527

    Oh goody, another drive by comedy attack......

    No sorry, these games under discussion, (Crysis and Metro 2033), have only been ported to the Atari 800.
  5. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    Yeah I know, damn it.
  6. Dude, crysis was not runnable on 2007 pc hardware, not because it WAS SOO GREAT... it was because of **** **** **** optimisation..

    honestly have you ever tried out the cfg and full settings.ini hacks and mods???

    With them, under DX9using cfg hack and some careful tweaking of settings.ini(like edge aa, it's wonderful, put to 4x and disable in-game aa otherwise) the game looked a lot lot lot i repeat LOT better than under DX10 maxed out settings.

    The difference being one game better frame rate and even betetr visuals, the other showed shoddy coding.
  7. DAOWAce

    DAOWAce TS Booster Posts: 268   +39

    Wrong. I played through Crysis and Warhead with a 3850 AGP GPU and an Athlon x2 CPU on medium-high tweaked settings. (20-25 FPS @ 1024x768)

    Those specs will be fine for MINIMUM requirements in Crysis 2
  8. i3rucei3ruce

    i3rucei3ruce TS Rookie

    Actually, I have a system weaker than the min req. for Crysis 2, and it played Crysis 1 on medium settings. And you definitely can rely on the minimum specs to enjoy them... College kids across the US are playing StarCraft 2 on their $500 laptops. And loving every minute of it. And some people just don't care about 3d. So that extra money isn't worth it to many. I'd be willing to bet that even though I have a system weaker than the minimum required, I will be playing Crysis 2 on all low settings. I might not be getting everything out of it the game, but I'll still play it and have fun.
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I will be the first to admit that I would not know bad coding if it bit me on the ***, but I am not so sure bout that. Now that I have the hardware it runs smoothly way over 60+ FPS at 1920 x 1080, It could be that it was true when they said that 'very high' and 'enthusiast' was written for future hardware.

    If you are speaking of the same tweaks that I am familiar with, they modify things like blur,max shooters, DOF, view range etc, in effect lowering the settings., not 'fixing the code'.

    I would like to hear from someone who knows if in fact which is true, poorly coded...or ahead of its time.
  10. Zaim

    Zaim TS Rookie

    The minimum requirements look pretty low, lol wonder what the recommend specs will be. quad core @4ghz with 8gb ram and a GTX 580+ :p
  11. otester

    otester TS Rookie Posts: 43

    Hope they set it as high as possible, GPU market needs a good kicking.
  12. siiix

    siiix TS Rookie Posts: 29

    LOL wonder how many years it will take before they make a game that actually needs a hardware upgrade, this will be a good game for a change but damn even this only needs 3-4 year old hardware, developers are REALLY pathetic this day
  13. otester

    otester TS Rookie Posts: 43

    It's another console port, that's why it's so low.
  14. MaXtor

    MaXtor TS Booster Posts: 149   +39

    Sure they will, I played through the first with an 8800 and mostly high settings.
  15. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    What the heck are you talking about? The original would run on a 6800gt for god's sake. It would not look pretty, but it would run.
  16. I don't have a problem at all with the minimum specs except the GPU. 3850 or higher eh? I currently have a 5570 and I don't game at high resolutions anyway. I'll try to get away with it and force Crysis 2 to play on my system but if it really is unplayable then I guess it's time for a better video card.
  17. isamuelson

    isamuelson TS Booster Posts: 100

    On my XMD X3 720BE (with the 4th core unlocked) and no overclocking and using an AMD 5750 video card, the demo runs smooth on the Advanced setting at 1280x1024 (don't have widescreen).

    Of course, that was with just me on the server and no one else. Have to try tonight with other people (and watch getting my butt spanked royally) and see the performance.

    I already pre-ordered my copy via Steam.
  18. isamuelson

    isamuelson TS Booster Posts: 100

    Oops, I meant AMD Phenom II X3, not XMD.

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