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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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Put my buddies PC through the ringer
By Nik00117 on 10/28/2007 5:15:23 AM , Rating: 2
I have the follow system
E6600 no OC
8800GTS 640 MB

I haven't played crysis yet but will soon

My buddy has a better system

2 GIG Of very high quality ram

It takes his system and simply trashes it. However he stated he didn't have all the updates tiher.

RE: Put my buddies PC through the ringer
By Lankym on 10/28/2007 10:47:06 AM , Rating: 2
Im running the following and it did pretty good.

E6600 @ 3 GHz
2 Gigs of XMS2 800
8800 GTX
Vista up to date

it ran absolutely fine on Very high at 1680 x 1050 with 4xAA

I dont get what all the problems are. Get your drivers and OS up to date and it'll work fine.

RE: Put my buddies PC through the ringer
By shabby on 10/28/2007 12:09:21 PM , Rating: 1
30fps is not absolutly fine imo.

By walk2k on 10/28/2007 3:07:09 PM , Rating: 2
30fps at high IQ is VERY good for an offline game.

This isn't a twitch-based online deathmatch game.

Now for Unreal 3 you will want 50-60 fps. :)

By Screwballl on 10/29/2007 1:36:59 PM , Rating: 2
30fps is very acceptable for a game such as this. People are so stuck on seeing 200fps in CS:S or other older games and they think anything under 100 is useless. Its been so long since we've had a game that taxes our hardware and got away from seeing how 30fps really is not that bad. Its all in our heads that anything under 60fps is not playable. the thing is that one game may look and run great at 30 fps yet another game is choppy and doesn't run well at 60fps.

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