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Can people who pirated the game still play online?

If so easy solution to the hackers would be to fix that.
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Port. November is the same time when Nvidia paid them 2 million.

Crytek was never focused on PC gamers.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 3/30/11 at 5:20pm
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Actually it's twice that number, 5.6%. And it's not just DX11 features, but also DX10, which has 56.4%
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/

And the Crytek I knew, the one who made Crysis would implement proper tessellation. And the textures that were shipped are based on ones with incredible detail, as are most all textures. They could easily ship some Crysis 1-sized textures with the DX11 patch.
5.6% of PC users is about 1-2% of their user base, because PC users only make up about 1/4th of the sales for Crysis 2 (or less).

And of those 1-2%, that's just DX11 capable, not just high-end DX11 GPUs that will actually make use of those features. So lets call it 0.5-1% of total users, and of that very very small percent is an even smaller percentage of people that actually give a crap whether DX11 is used or not. So basically, not even a mark on their sales one way or the other for DX11 support.

DX10 is more prevalent. But if I remember correctly about 95% of OCN was saying that Vista was a waste and DX10 didn't even matter. But now all of the sudden it matters?

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Port.
Says guy who doesn't understand definition of a port.
Edited by lordikon - 3/30/11 at 5:18pm
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5.6% of PC users is about 1-2% of their user base, because PC users only make up about 1/4th of the sales for Crysis 2 (or less).

And of those 1-2%, that's just DX11 capable, not just high-end DX11 GPUs that will actually make use of those features. So lets call it 0.5-1% of total users, and of that very very small percent is an even smaller percentage of people that actually give a crap whether DX11 is used or not. So basically, not even a mark on their sales one way or the other for DX11 support.

DX10 is more prevalent. But if I remember correctly about 95% of OCN was saying that Vista was a waste and DX10 didn't even matter. But now all of the sudden it matters?
I'll give you some time to reply to my edited part. But that 1/4 is bs, it doesn't include steam or D2D or any digital distro. That's where PC gaming is now. There is far, far more sales on digital than on brick-and-mortar, so I think PC makes well over half of sales.
    
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I'll give you some time to reply to my edited part. But that 1/4 is bs, it doesn't include steam or D2D or any digital distro. That's where PC gaming is now. There is far, far more sales on digital than on brick-and-mortar, so I think PC makes well over half of sales.
Well without Steam it was 16% I believe. I'm not convinced Crysis 2 for PC sold more on PC than everywhere else combined. I guess we'll have to wait for some solid numbers to see.

Regardless, DX11 was likely not implemented because the game was developed for three platforms that all are guaranteed to run DX9 (or something similar), so that is what was developed first. My guess is after that EA decided only a small percentage of customers even have DX11 or will care about the use of it, so they said to ship it as is.
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Isn't this a good thing? This means it's not something they just whipped up in a few days like some people were expecting.
My thoughts exactly. I'd rather them spend some time on something that will be more noticeable rather than releasing a DX11 patch that does nothing. Granted everyone who bought the game at launch won't be benefit from this at all. They will have played the game enough to be tired of it by the time they release the patch if that time frame is true.
Edited by C.Jackson - 3/30/11 at 5:31pm
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Says guy who doesn't understand definition of a port.
If didn't know before, I know what is one now after playing C2. Port.

Now watch you respond. You can't help yourself.
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If didn't know before, I know what is one now after playing C2. Port.

Now watch you respond. You can't help yourself.
He's right, it isn't a port. Crytek have you pidgeonholed on that one. The Cryeditor thingy that they'll never get around to releasing to us can instantly crap out code for 360, PS3 and PC all with one touch of a button. So it's actually system-agnostic. Porting is when it's made for 360, then converted to PC.

While it isn't a port in the strictest sense of the word, it might as well be because they played around in the editor to make a given map work on 360/PS3 without making the arthritic piece of junk explode, and then crapped out the code for that Then they spent all of a few seconds placing another prop here and there for the PC version so they could claim it was different, and called it good enough.

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My guess is after that EA decided only a small percentage of customers even have DX11 or will care about the use of it, so they said to ship it as is.
That's probably true that they thought that, but in the wake of the Crysis 2 launch, I'm pretty sure that's been proven to not be the case.

I just don't understand how so many people can be so complacent about what Crytek released as Crysis 2. That was THE game pushing PCs ahead. And then Crysis 2 is released and it looks 95% the same as consoles. And undoubtedly worse than Crysis 1 (at the very least, you've gotta admit it is technically far less masterful than Crysis 1 was). What is the point of owning a high end gaming PC? How is it that console and PC games are converging as the consoles become more outdated? Doesn't that seem wrong? Doesn't that piss you off? How can you all roll over and call that "good enough"?
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I think the dumbest thing about this whole mess is that you don't even need to try to pirate the game.

Tried this last night using my friends store bought copy. Installed it on another system then typed in a random made up key and it allowed me to play??? Needless to say it was un-installed immediately after since i refuse to play a joke of a game like this.
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Crytek made a poor move releasing this game without DX11. They clearly rushed this. I wont buy this game. Guess I will have to get it as a gift.
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