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

Posted by Duruk on Jun 27th, 2011

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 .
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.
Free sample "Chapter 8 Creating Vehicles"

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


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KEVLAR60442 Jun 27 2011, 9:42pm says:

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 Jun 28 2011, 4:09pm buried:


Who the heck buys win7

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VulpineComplex Jun 28 2011, 4:34pm replied:

Responsible adults with income?

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KEVLAR60442 Jul 3 2011, 6:32am replied:

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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KEVLAR60442 Jun 28 2011, 7:05pm replied:

Anyone care to elaborate on why I got Karma raped?

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ZitaX Jun 27 2011, 9:51pm says:

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 Jun 27 2011, 11:36pm says:

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

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aidas2 Jun 28 2011, 5:24am says:

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 Jun 28 2011, 5:44am replied:

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

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raxiv Jun 28 2011, 5:39am says:

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] Jun 28 2011, 8:34am says:

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 Jun 28 2011, 12:59pm says:

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

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KEVLAR60442 Jul 3 2011, 11:15pm replied:

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 Jun 28 2011, 4:45pm says:

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 Jun 29 2011, 11:11am replied:

Not how Tessellation works i'm afraid:

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Gunns Jun 28 2011, 4:50pm says:

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

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Duruk Author
Duruk Jun 29 2011, 12:54pm says:

Crysis 2 MOD SDK is out

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Otreum Jun 29 2011, 7:16pm says:

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 Jun 29 2011, 9:23pm says:

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

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Metalspy Jun 30 2011, 3:18pm says:

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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KEVLAR60442 Jun 30 2011, 9:21pm replied:

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

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Wrighty999 Jul 17 2013, 6:18am says:

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

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