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[myCrysis] Crysis 2: No SandBox3 editor, no advanced graphics config, no DX10/DX11!

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This isn't an article, but it's still news for Crysis modders. I thought it was relevant. And I also think it's a step in the wrong direction for Crytek's high-end reputation.

Basically, a guy from the PC mod community of Crysis received his pre-order of Crysis 2 yesterday from a Sweden game distributor. He can confirm that there is no advanced graphics options, nor any Sandbox3 editor. (The tool for Crysis modding)

If you played the demo/leak, then what you saw is what you're about to get.
Regardless of how the information was presented to you, I'm editing the first post in a more simplistic way of presenting things.

Confirmed facts - I won't quote every source. If you're really looking for them, please browse through the thread.
  • The retail version of Crysis 2 will be released as a DX9 version. Regardless of the settings, you cannot 'enable' the DX10 visuals/features.
  • The three official settings for the graphics are - 'Good', 'Very Good' and 'Extreme'. There is possibly a 'Maximum Extreme' setting, though not in the retail version. If we use 'Good' as a reference, 'Very high' only adds Ambient occlusion, where 'Extreme' blurs the image, in a bad way.
  • The 'first day' patch doesn't enable the DX10 or DX11 visuals. It simply renames the old settings (Gamer, Adv. and Hardcore) to - Good, Very Good and Extreme.
  • Even if the SandBox 3 editor is included in the leaked beta, there is no SandBox 3 editor in the retail version of the game. Many modders think it will be released in summer as a lite SDK.
  • Camarillo (Crysis2 Director) still didn't confirm DX11. Camarillo said, "Crysis 2 will support DirectX 11 but we'll talk more about that in the future." But later, he added "We'll look at whether that's a possibility." Also, there is no trace of DX11 files in the retail version.

Pictures - Worst to best; In other words, 'Good', 'Very good', then 'Extreme'. Those pictures are from the final release, retail version, of the game.








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Edited by yann3804 - 3/20/11 at 11:02am
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Dang that sucks.

Cue Crytek being disowned by the PC community in 3, 2, 1...
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Pathetic..
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Also noted, the game doesn't come with DX11. But it does come with DX10
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this is turning out to be quite a release...

i'll wait for more confirmation before i believe this though
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Glad I never preordered.
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So much for "guise don't download Crysis 2 leak, SUPPORT Crytek!"
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Umm, durr? We knew this weeks ago. It's a direct console port. Period, end of story. They'll be "patching" DX11 in later.

Why do you think so many pre orders were cancelled? Crytek screwed themselves over with the PC community with this horrible release.
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Apparently the Sandbox 3 editor will be released, hopefully, in summer as a free download

(This isn't confirmed, rumors)
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