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Crysis demo released; gamers lament the weakness of their PC hardware

Gamers who recently spent a considerable sum of money on a high-end video card will finally find that their piece of hardware is no longer overkill. That’s right, the Crysis single-player demo is here as promised by the developers late last month.

The demo was originally set for release on September 25, but developer Crytek decided to push the public debut date back a month in the interest of quality. The retail date of November 16 still appears to be on-track.

“We are taking some extra time to make sure you that you have an amazing experience but also we did not want to risk the release date of Crysis at this stage,” Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, explained regarding the delay. “To get the game into your hands by November the 16th, we had to make this call.”

The demo may be downloaded directly from an EA Canada web server. The 1.77GB download includes the entire first level and the CryEngine 2 - Sandbox 2 game editor, giving the community an opportunity to get familiar with the tools before the retail game ships.

As should be well known by now, Crysis is the most hardware-demanding game to ship this year. Those who are interested in diving into the demo should read the official system requirements and recommendations before downloading.



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RE: 25 Fps average on my setup..
By Omega215D on 10/28/2007 3:47:55 AM , Rating: 2
Gotta admit, it still looks good at DX9. As for me and my GeForce 7900GS we'll stick to 800x600 or 1024X768 which is what I usually play at for almost all my first person shooters.


RE: 25 Fps average on my setup..
By StevoLincolnite on 10/28/2007 9:46:26 AM , Rating: 5
Great! Now to fire it up on my trusty Voodoo 2!


RE: 25 Fps average on my setup..
By AzureKevin on 10/28/2007 3:23:28 PM , Rating: 3
I prefer my Voodoo 3 PCI version.


RE: 25 Fps average on my setup..
By das mod on 10/29/2007 11:18:30 AM , Rating: 2
pfffft !! n00bs

integrated video chipset FTMFW !!!


RE: 25 Fps average on my setup..
By StevoLincolnite on 10/29/2007 2:33:07 PM , Rating: 2
If you haven't heard, the Voodoo 2 12mb card has been capable of running Quake 4, Doom 3 and Half Life 2, Integrated Cards these days have TnL and Pixel shading, which is what the Voodoo 2 lacks, it actually never officially came out with Windows XP drivers either, and people with a Geforce 3 Ti200 are able to play Oblivion :)

People with a Radeon 9500/9550/9600 can run Bioshock as well ;)
Isn't it amazing how far technology has come?


RE: 25 Fps average on my setup..
By SlyNine on 10/31/2007 10:12:16 PM , Rating: 2
People can play modifide version's of said games. Oldblivion. still kinda nice for people with older hardware but not as seemless as it sounds.


By murphyslabrat on 11/1/2007 9:53:24 PM , Rating: 2
Nah, I played Oblivion using OldBlivion and a PCI Radeon 9200. I had several of the visuakl settings turned off, and it got a little choppy when I got into complicated heavily populated scenes. So, while it looked a lot like the kind of game that the R200 core was designed to run, it was definitely playable, even as a wizardly char (meaning lots of flashy magic effects). And you'd better not be expecting much more than that from integrated graphics or such an old card (yeah, 2001)


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