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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
We get it. You like your $1000 worth of graphics cards and you want to defend them--no worries, we won't criticize you for that. I won't criticize someone for spending their hard earned money on whatever the hell they want, and I'm glad that you can max C2 with tessellation and all the candy turned on--people SHOULD be able to. But that's completely beside the point of what was wrong with a lot of the ways crysis 2 dev's implemented tessellation. It's like MS having a script running in the background of a Word document that loops your CPU over and over just to max it out, but doesn't do anything. It's worthless, unnecessary calculations, just like rendering tessellation for water frames when there's no water in a scene...
It's not like you can't turn tessellation off...

But either way, the reason it was done sloppily (or at least, very likely the reason) was that it was rushed out the door post-release to appease all the people going "waaaa, why no DX11". I'm mildly surprised they added tessellation at all.

I suppose beggars can be choosers.
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Has Crytek provided a word regarding all of this? Has anybody dared to post this on mycrysis.com?
 
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post #173 of 179
Even if they somehow explain/justify the "water issue" there's no way they can defend the concrete slabs.
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The amount of surprise behind this discovery baffles me... you guys still have not realized that Crytek will NEVER get their crap together. They've always been about visual quality and not the game play quality.

I've got crysis 1, warhead and crysis 2 and I can honestly say THEY HAVE NOT CHANGED! Garbage game is garbage.
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I for one think the PC gaming world would be boring if all games were optimized to run on low end hardware. If a GTX 460 could max out every game there would be no need for anything better and PC games would be just like console games. Having a game with high graphical requirements gives people something to aspire to and a reason to upgrade.

The original Crysis was just such a title. The meme "will it run Crysis" was established and the game became a resource for people to measure the power of their rigs. I like that. I appreciate the fact that if you are willing to spend the time and money to build a high end system, you will be rewarded with a graphical experience not any Joe-Schmoe with an Acer can enjoy. But maybe thats just me....
I think they should definetely try and push hardware.

But if that means rendering a tessellated water mesh under the ground, no ty.
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post #176 of 179
They probably did it so people would go

"WOOOOOW Crysis 2 DX11 is lke the most hardware intensive game evar!!!"
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They did it because they received a nice donation from a hardware company during development. They did it because certain hardware focuses on computing this type of data more than another brand. Its a perfect example of Business.

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Whoever thinks this kind of thing is new to the PC hardware industry is new to the PC hardware industry themselves.

Tampering has gone back and forth for generations. It is nothing new.

Edited by Cotton - 8/18/11 at 9:14am
   
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Crytek was probably thinking- "Those PC users wanted a benchmark, implement tesselation EVERYWHERE!".
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Unfortunately, because there's a little patch of water out on the horizon, this entire area has a tessellated water mesh beneath it.
Good god. I always wondered why the performance in Crysis 2 took such a nose dive with DX11 and High Res with my 6990 as opposed to not having it at all. I mean, there are alot of new features and stuff that would take up alot of processing power but the visual difference did not compensate for it as opposed to DX9. It was heavily one sided. I would've never thought for a second it's because of the barriers and water (if present).
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