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Old 14th Nov 2007, 20:55   #2957
kentsangkh
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Play “ultra high” setting with “high” performance in XP

After spending hours of tweaking I found a way to enjoy ultra quality Crysis with playable fps. With the tweaked files, I can get the quality that even better than very high setting but with a very good fps.

My spec is Core 2 3.15GHz, 2GB RAM, a single 8800GTX (630/950), 169.09, Windows XP. I reckon many of you have similar spec and is wondering how to play Crysis in very high with playable fps, in either 1680x1050 or even 1920x1200.

I am running on 1920x1200. With the original “tweaked” very high setting in XP (which is almost identical to vista dx10 very high), I get average 18.42 fps in the GPU benchmark test which is barely unplayable. IMO Crysis runs pretty smooth with 25 fps and that would be most of the ppl aiming for with todays hardware in very high setting. With my tweaked files, I get an average of 23.02 fps, which is very playable to me, and most importantly, the quality is even better than very high (more realistic to me).

Look at the following screenshots for comparison

Screenshot 1
Very high:

Tweaked ultra


Screenshot 2
Very high:

Tweaked ultra


Screenshot 3
Very high:

Tweaked ultra


Screenshot 4
Very high:

Tweaked ultra


Sorry for the bad quality due to the compression, you will find it more beautiful in person and on average I get 6-7 fps more with the tweaked setting. Basically I just make the lighting looks like more dynamic and improve the contrast of bright and dark areas to make it look more realistic, and I turned down some shadow, vegetation and particles to get more fps, you won’t notice the difference anyway, believe me.

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