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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: 800x600 HIGH - E6600@3.6 7950GT 512
By goku on 10/29/2007 2:20:29 PM , Rating: 1
Well considering that microsoft has provided GDI Vulnerability patches and the like for Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000 SP4, I'd say that microsoft not allowing the installation of said patch on Pre SP2 systems is their way of forcing the installation of SP2 on systems that haven't had done so. I believe this is what you're referring to: I'll be searching and or working for a way to fool patches/programs and the like into thinking a SP1 equipped system has SP2 and then will see if the benefits can be seen and also if there are dependencies created by SP2 though I doubt this is always the case.

Service Pack 2, excusing all the unnecessary "requirements" that microsoft and others have imposed for the sake of having it installed, is the worst thing to happen to Windows XP since well Windows XP. Personally if I could use all the programs I wanted with Windows 2000 I would, but because developers create arbitrary barriers preventing the installation and use of certain programs, I'm forced to use Windows XP.

Also like I said, if you block the ads that are coming to your computer in the first place, in this specific circumstance you wouldn't have been infected by the malware implanted into those ad serving companies.

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