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Possible Fix for SLI/CF Users crysis 2 flickering screen!

post #1 of 32
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A member of OCN "HarbingerOfLife" said to rename crysis 2 to Bioshock. Just go into the game dir and find the crysis 2.exe

Rename it to "Bioshock". Don't type .exe at the end because the file is already a .exe smile.gif

I had really bad flickering in the day light. Enough to give me a fit! Aweful. Now, i have no issues, no flickering, perfect crossfire, max out settings ect ect!

Give it a try. Worked for me. Hope it works for you guy's.

btw, will the crysis 2 CAPS profile still work for crysis 2 even though i renamed the .exe to Bioshock or will it use the Bioshock profile?
Edited by BradleyW - 3/26/11 at 8:01am
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This is already posted in the crysis 2 threads plus it doesnt work for everyone (like me) and it will use the bioshock profile, thats how it works...
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Use a capital B for bioshock when you rename it. That might help.
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post #4 of 32
Doesnt work.... reduces the flashing alot.. bit its still there
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post #5 of 32
Did you try renaming it to FEAR instead for a .exe?? read in another thread that someone did that and it worked wonders for him...Give it a shot...
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That's a good idea!
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tried that. FEAR doesnt solve the slight flashing issue. great to reduce it tho
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post #8 of 32
I had the same problems, try renaming it to 'rift.exe'.
It worked for me, there are still some minor flickering, but it works.

Also try running it in radeonpro and enforcing the rift crossfire profile.
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I did a small test with my 5870 in Single/CrossFire, CCC 11.4 preview

Just static watching the camp in the begin of the game for 60sec.

attachment.php?attachmentid=202072&stc=1&d=1301165018

Here´s the fps I got

Single card (98-99% load)
min 37, max 39, avg 38,150

CrossFire (flashing, 98-99% load)
min 47, max 50, avg 49,283

CrossFire (Radeon Pro, Bioshock profile, no flashing, 98-99% load)
min 48, max 50, avg 48,750

CrossFire (Rename Crysis2.exe to FEAR.exe, no flashing, 98-99 load)
min 56, max 58, avg 57,283

CrossFire (Rename Crysis2.exe to FEAR.exe, no flashing, 98-99 load, wasdie mod)
min 57, max 59, avg 58,300


The scaling isn´t any good with the Bioshock profile, it´s better with renaming the Crysis.exe to FEAR.exe, the gameplay is equal for me with either of them.
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post #10 of 32
This doesn't work for Steam though. frown.gif Can't rename the .exe
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