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hey guys wanted to get some of your opinions on this, so obviously microsoft made dx10 exclusive on vista to get people to switch, but why did EA Crysis
force us to use a hack to get the highest settings , i mean what the F does EA care about vista and Microsoft, why not just have the setting there for xp to, whats there motivation to do this is what im wonderin?
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Eh?

Very High uses DX10 and High & Below uses DX9.

No hacks required for Vista. In my opinion if you don't have vista then you shouldn't be allowed DX10.
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EA doesn't get to choose if, or if not to support DX10 features under windows XP. You simply must have DirectX 10. Which, unfortunately only comes with Vista. Yes, I am aware of the Alky Project.
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Ea did it because they wanted to do the very best and use the very latest hardware and tech.
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no you guys, ok let me start over ok dx 10 is for vista only every one knows that, what im saying is if you run crysis in xp you can only use "High" settings but there is a hack to use "highest" setting or "dx10 equivilat" 99% at least ,so what im saying is why did EA crysis force us to use this hack to use the highest settings, what was there motivation? to force us to use vista to get the highest settings option?
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dang i thought you guys would be more opinionated about this, o well, still cant figure out why EA did that.
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DX10 is used for very high. If you plan on running the game on high because very high settings lag too much, it's a lot better running the game all high in DX9 than all high in DX10, a lot more performance, at least 2x better.
    
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Umm...the very high cfg hack under XP is not the same as Very High in DX10. While it looks almost identical, it's not. DX9 does not have the required code to show crysis' true very high settings.
     
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Umm...the very high cfg hack under XP is not the same as Very High in DX10. While it looks almost identical, it's not. DX9 does not have the required code to show crysis' true very high settings.
Does that hack affect performance a lot?
    
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DX10 is used for very high. If you plan on running the game on high because very high settings lag too much, it's a lot better running the game all high in DX9 than all high in DX10, a lot more performance, at least 2x better.
what the heck are you takin about thats not the discussion?
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