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All I have between Ctrl and Alt is:




Clearly neither of those is a "Start" button .

The first one as I said, it the Start key. If you press it, it brings up the Windows Start menu. Keyboards began shipping with those two extra keys when Windows 95 was released.

Now that the Start menu does not feature the word "Start" anymore, some keyboards just use the Windows Symbol, which has been there since the start too, so it means the same.

Anyway, here is a picture of my Logitech Keyboard:


Edited by tpi2007 - 3/2/11 at 4:56am
 
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The first one as I said, it the Start key. If you press it, it brings up the Windows Start menu. Keyboards began shipping with those two extra keys when Windows 95 was released.

Now that the Start menu does not feature the word "Start" anymore, some keyboards just use the Windows Symbol, which has been there since the start too, so it means the same.

Anyway, here is a picture of my Logitech Keyboard:

That button says "Windows Start", not Start .

It is very very clear that Crytek meant for THIS to be the "Start" button that they were referring to:

Edited by pioneerisloud - 3/2/11 at 4:23am
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Actually it does.. right there between the left Ctrl and Alt keys. But it won't do what they ask you to do, which makes it even more stupid.
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That button says "Windows Start", not Start .

It is very very clear that Crytek meant for THIS to be the "Start" button that they were referring to:
No it doesn't. It has a logo, and the word "Start". It does not "say" "Windows Start".

"The Windows key - also known as the Super key, Meta key, Windows logo key, the WinKey, the Start key, MOD4, or the Flag key"

Anyway, that is beside the point.

I know that! Read my previous post, quoted myself above.

Oh, and a correction: Crytek simply says "Press Start to begin". No mention of a button. In a console you wouldn't have to, it's evident. But since we have a start key on our keyboards, it can either be Start button from a controller, or Start key from the keyboard. But that just goes to reinforce the fact they didn't care at all with the PC platform specifics.
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Everyone forgets that the hoopla benchmarks for the first game cost them sales big time. Look it up. I believe it had only sold 450k in 3-4 months. It hit a million almost a YEAR LATER. It did not launch well due to the publicity of a system killer except for those who wanted to blow a bunch of money on 8800 gtx sli or whatever. So now pre-release negative for the opposite reason---grafix sux, port etc, but will cause the exact same idea among other developers: screw you pc gamers.
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I didn't intend on purchasing this game at release anyway to be honest, but I will purchase this game eventually.

Here's the thing, this demo that was released.......it was based on multi-player. It's being compared to Crysis 1 single player screen shots. Poor form I say and really unfair.

If you take Crysis 1 single player and compare it to Crysis 1 multi-player, single player is worlds better in a graphical sense.

If you want a fair comparison, compare Crysis 2 multi-player demo with Crysis 1 multi-player....there you will find a drastic improvement of Crysis 2 over Crysis 1.
Nuff said.
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The campaign in crysis 2 has way better graphics than the multiplayer, better lighting, better particle effects etc..just sayin.

And people raging about the " press start to play " Ever think that just the demo is a port? Probably not when you got your head so far up your bum. If battlefield 3 happened to say " press start to play " you wouldnt play it? Thats just insane, people are being stubborn for no reason at all. I dont really like the multiplayer either but im not sitting here " console port this, console port that " crysis has always been about singleplayer for me, an

And to all the people who are saying crysis 1 looks better, really? Crysis 1/warhead on highspec in DX9 definitely does not look better than Crysis 2 on high spec.



Look for yourself.















Look for yourself... the lighting all the shadowing, everything is just a lot better in crysis 2. This is at 1280x1024 with 4Xaa and 16XAF in dx9. Same specs.
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I don't know about anybody else....but between the leaked screenshots of the single player, and what this Demo looks like on my machine (looks worse than Crysis 1), they certainly won't be getting any money from me.

And I bought two, TWO copies of Crysis 1 and Crysis Warhead for $60 each on RELEASE day. That's $240 I spent on Crysis 1 and Warhead. I won't even pay $5 for this crap port, at least not in the current Demo state.

"Press Start" to begin. Screw that! My keyboard doesn't have a Start button!
This! I've cancelled my pre-order today.
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Can I just ask those who have the crysis 2 demo a quick question.

I got demo on pc and xbox 360, on xbox 360 i used proximity alarm and it gave me an audible alert when near enemy, now im on pc and I am like level 6, ive unlocked the proximity alarm, but I dont get an audible alarm when near enemies?

Is this problem with my pc or hav they removed that aalrm now or just on pc?
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LAWL! And I thought the leak/piracy would have cost them sales. I would personally get the game just for the single player storyline on a later date when the DX11 patch is out and the price drops a bit. The only game that gets my my wallet on release would be BF3.

In any case, with regards to sales, we shall wait and see.
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post #30 of 53
Considering the majority of people who rushed out to download Crysis 2 PC demo were pre-orders or prospective buyers, I think for sure Crytek dropped the ball and will lose a noticeable amount of sales in the PC market.

Console market though? Who knows... they may rocket in sales.
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