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Old 12-11-2007, 11:21 AM   #11
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Default Re: Hardware for Xmas, and some questions about Crysis.

Yes you can force DX9 in Vista. Have not tried it myself but i've heard it does improve frame rates. I don't know if you would need the hack though because very high is auto enabled as a default in Vista. I'm not sure if enabling DX9 in Vista would disable the Very high feature or not.

As for the level I was talking about worshipme you can see the detail in this screenshot I just took. This is at medium quality 1280X768 I believe and very playable. And it still looks great.

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:30 AM   #12
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Is that with your system? What's your FPS on that level?
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Hey, you have basically the same specs as me. I can run it at 30fps at 1280x1024, everything on v. high except 3 things on high and shadows on medium.
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Is that with your system? What's your FPS on that level?
Ya thats on my system. Sorry the picture is downscaled so much but I just did it in window mode then cropped it from paint. I'm not sure what the FPS is but I can find out for you. Probally won't be till this evening though off to go shopping now. If I had to guess I'd say probally around 40FPS though.

Thats just me I'd rather reduce some effects and have a smoother game.
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Default Re: Hardware for Xmas, and some questions about Crysis.

"Thats just me I'd rather reduce some effects and have a smoother game."

Whereas I'm completly the opposite

It may be best trying the Direct X 9 hack in Vista then. It may have the same impact, allowing you to play with higher framerates.
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I just downloaded the Crysis and COD4 demos and I can only get 20FPS in Crysis with everything high settings and AA 2x at 1280X1040 in DX10 that is. BTW this is probably like a really dumb question but my Crysis came with 2 launchers, I assumed they were for DX9/10, but they both use DX10, is there some option somewhere to switch to DX9? Sorry if that's completely noobish. On a lighter note, COD4 is wicked and I can get 70FPS average maxed out.
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You can get Crysis running with 20fps with 2x AA at 1280x1040?... Wow, thats very good indeed. I'd be happy running with 20fps if I could set that, though actually, I haven't tried running in just High with AA enabled...
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What about getting it to run in DX9? How's it done exactly? thanks.
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"To do this, right-click on the Crysis launch icon in Vista's Games Explorer and select 'PlayDX9 ', or right-click on the game's desktop launch icon, select Properties, and in the Target box one blank space after the last character add -dx9."

This is from here:
http://www.tweakguides.com/Crysis_1.html

Very good site if you want to find tweaks for games. There are alot of Crysis settings to mess with to help with framerates, etc.
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Theres also 2 bin folders. One for 64bit and one for 32bit. Not sure which is faster in the demo but I know in the real game 64bit out performed the 32bit version of Vista.
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