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Finally its out "Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade" and coming Wednesday 29th of June the "Map Editor Pack."

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Finally its out "Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade" and coming Wednesday 29th of June the "Map Editor Pack."


Crytek released the "Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade" today

The following features will become available with the optional DX11 package installed:

  • Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
  • High Quality HDR Motion Blur
  • Realistic Shadows with Variable Penumbra
  • Sprite Based Bokeh Depth of Field
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping
  • Particles Motion Blur, Shadows and Art Updates
  • Water Rendering improvements and using Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
  • Realtime Local Reflections (DX9)
  • Contact Shadows (DX9)
  • Improved Tone Mapping (DX9)



You can download it from mycrysis.com/dx11 .
Also available is the "High Resolution Texture pack."
Be sure to start Crysis 2 and update to patch 1.9 before installing DirectX11 or High Res Texture pack.


Update 29-6-2011: Crysis 2 Editor released


And there is more good news. The Crysis 2 MOD SDK has been released
Download it here: MyCrysis
SDK Documentation is here

Community Dedicated server pack : Download

Crytek employees Dan and Sean Tracey also released the CryENGINE 3 cookbook.

Update 4-7-2011:

Issues (with workarounds)

Known Issues

  • Frozen layer not supported but still selectable on assets
  • CryMaxTools is missing .bmp files for icons and thus is not functional in max at all
  • .ms file from CryMaxTools is not installed automatically if a Max version is installed on a PC

By Design

  • The SDK does not currently support tessellated assets
  • The SDK requires a 64bit operating system

Source

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PeacefulPatriot
PeacefulPatriot

Alright. This is beautiful. All of it. The reflections. the water. The Bokeh. The tessellation. The real motion blur. All amazing. I'm glad we get this instead of some of that halfassed crap like they pulled with Crysis 1. Definitely worth the extra wait. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go buy myself a GTX 580 and Windows 7. I hope Frostbite 2 has something good up their sleeves, because this is the next generation.

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Erndog2k
Erndog2k

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Who the heck buys win7

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VulpineComplex
VulpineComplex

Responsible adults with income?

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PeacefulPatriot
PeacefulPatriot

Someone with a distrust for torrents, a belief that hard work should be rewarded, and the contacts to score windows 7 at a much more reasonable price.

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PeacefulPatriot
PeacefulPatriot

Anyone care to elaborate on why I got Karma raped?

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ZitaX
ZitaX

Awesome! I've been waiting for this before I purchased Crysis 2. I look forward to trying this out on my new computer!

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altercuca
altercuca

crysis games are like 3Dmark right now :P but for games

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aidas2
aidas2

Quite pefetic when they release something that had to be in the game in the first place, to bad crytek went the console way... If it was pc exclusive I bet it would look much more awesome that this.

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Cry-Ruan
Cry-Ruan

Widespread multiplatform launch but with PC getting the extra awesome stuff sounds pretty good to me ;)

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raxiv
raxiv

Safe to say, "I came" by looking at the graphical output presented in the video. However! Graphics are only a factor in a games success - and that's why Crysis 2 is THAT much better than Crysis 1 ;)

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

I got this on xbox 360 but as soon as they announced mod support i traded it in for LA noire :D may need to buy it again on PC now when mod tools come out.

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

About time. Can't wait for my GTX580 to cry :)

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PeacefulPatriot
PeacefulPatriot

Dude, you're in the clear. My new 550ti will run DX11 extreme with the HiRes textures at well over 30 FPS. The game is still well optimised. You're card will have a breeze.

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Gunns
Gunns

tell me, do all custom texture i add that has normal maps will use this tesselation instantly(if i aplied it)?

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Squiggers
Squiggers

Not how Tessellation works i'm afraid:

Nvidia.com

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Gunns
Gunns

plus, i will try this ultra settings on my 460 gtx

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Duruk Author
Duruk

Crysis 2 MOD SDK Mycrysis.com is out

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Otreum
Otreum

Bummer, can't download the SDK as both mycrysis and crymod seem to be flooded with traffic, the websites won't even load correctly :P

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Mr-Gency
Mr-Gency

It's quite alright, I didn't want to be able to run Cyrsis 2, anyway

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Metalspy
Metalspy

I don't see that much of a difference with DirectX 11 and the new textures. Also, they should make a FoV setting at the options. I tried playing multiplayer last night again and I didn't get a kill because I'm not used to such a narrow FoV. But yeah.. yay sandbox 3.

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PeacefulPatriot
PeacefulPatriot

It's really hard to not see a difference if you know what to look for.

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Wrighty999
Wrighty999

where do you put this ultra textures pack once its downloaded?

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