Crysis 2 multiplayer demo now available on PC

The PC version of the Crysis 2 demo is available for download from Shacknews...

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PC gamers looking to get a taste of the upcoming FPS Crysis 2 can now download the game's previously announced multiplayer demo. The demo can be grabbed from Shacknews right now.

Players can square off in six vs. six matches on two New York City-based maps. The first map, Skyline, pits players against each other on the rooftops and interiors of destroyed Manhattan skyscrappers while the second map, Pier 17, throws players in an open environment as they battle between limited cover.

The demo has two modes, a team deathmatch variant dubbed Team Instant Action and a control point gametype called Crash Site.

Though some sharp-eyed Shackers found the demo earlier tonight, the demo is now available for all to enjoy. Crysis 2 arrives on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on March 22.

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    March 1, 2011 12:01 AM

    Comment on Crysis 2 PC demo now available, by Xav de Matos.

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      March 1, 2011 12:04 AM

      Summary: If you haven't already grabbed it, the Crysis 2 PC demo is now available on Shacknews.com

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        March 1, 2011 1:14 AM

        offtopic: when will you change the comments system? It's out of place, IMO.

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          March 1, 2011 1:21 AM

          Helpful feedback goes to greg-m.

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            March 1, 2011 3:27 AM

            Xav, I have lots of unhelpful feedback too, who do I SM that to? :(

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              March 1, 2011 5:38 AM

              You just keep posting it loudly and often, especially in direct reply to the people that work here, watching them become increasingly jaded with the community until they leave to pursue other interests and rarely, if ever, come back to post.

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                March 1, 2011 7:14 AM

                Also, bonus points if you can work in veiled enough personal attacks to skirt being nuked or banned.

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                  March 1, 2011 11:46 AM

                  Additional bonus points if you make overt personal attacks but still avoid being nuked or banned.

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          March 1, 2011 1:23 AM

          for now, try the "White and Blue" theme here:

          http://shackwiki.com/wiki/Customization

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            March 1, 2011 2:23 AM

            Thank you, kindly. It was not the point of the problem but still helpful.

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          March 1, 2011 2:11 AM

          In what way? I hear people complaining about it but im new to it. WHats the problem?

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            March 1, 2011 2:20 AM

            There (and here) is only ONE comment with lots of sub-comments. My complains are'bout that.

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              March 1, 2011 11:50 AM

              Each sub-thread is just like a thread of its own. It will take some adjusting for people who spent most of their time responding to news articles. For chatty bitches though, that's been the status quo for a long time (generally, one thread per chatty is made for a game, and everyone posts in it).

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              March 1, 2011 12:28 PM

              Your real problem is that you have no idea how this community / chat system functions.

              The sooner you admit to that, and embrace what "the chatty" has to offer in terms of usability and functionality, you'll be a better poster.

              TL;DR Lurk more, Post Less.

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      March 1, 2011 12:18 AM

      This should be interesting..

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        March 1, 2011 12:23 AM

        Can I just say, this tilting menu screen is a horrible idea. I shouldn't have to get seasick trying to change my settings :/

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          March 1, 2011 12:54 AM

          I was pretty meh on the 360 demo when it came out and was really hoping the PC version would be better, but I'm still pretty unimpressed overall. The gameplay isn't bad by any means, it just feels completely unoriginal imho.

          Good

          -The graphics. While not a huge jump from the original Crysis, the lighting and the texture work both look noticeably better. Water still has a bit of a plastic sheen to it, though.

          -The guns feel like they actually have some weight behind them. When you fire off one of the (somewhat limited) guns available in the demo it actually feels like they pack a punch. The sound is well done and they pretty much all handle how you would expect a gun of that class to handle.

          -The unlock system is pretty well done, and you have a decent amount of options to customize your player. Still kinda burned out on the whole multiplayer unlocks thing, though.

          The Bad

          -The menus. From the "Press Start" button on the startup screen to the nausea-inducing tilting menus, the menus are god awful.

          -Graphics settings don't let you tweak *anything*. You choose from "Gamer", "Advanced", and "Harcore". That's it. You don't even get to see what settings changes these options make. How can you release a PC demo with such limited options for video settings?

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            March 1, 2011 5:31 AM

            Make a game for 360, hit compile.

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          March 1, 2011 5:39 AM

          Personally I dig it.

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          March 1, 2011 6:27 AM

          It seems like it was made specifically for those with 3D glasses. That's my guess, anyway.

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      March 1, 2011 12:20 AM

      Well, not at all surprisingly, the mandatory account creation screen does not work - it sits there 'creating' endlessly.

      That, and it starts up in 800x600 resolution, despite my desktop being 1920x1200. This is Crysis, for fucks sake. Oh, and unskippable EA logos, as per usual.

      I wonder if the game is any good. I WOULDN'T KNOW.

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        March 1, 2011 12:25 AM

        It's just a demo. The good news is the actual game is fun.

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          March 1, 2011 12:26 AM

          Why would a demo not be indicative of the actual game?

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            March 1, 2011 12:43 AM

            The issues he is talking about are minor UI and menu tweaks. This is something that can be patched. For all we know, it already has and we are playing on an old build.

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              March 1, 2011 12:45 AM

              an issue that prevents you from playing the game isn't minor.

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                March 1, 2011 12:48 AM

                Also the first bug that will be fixed.

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                March 1, 2011 1:54 AM

                GAME IS BROKEN. Download cancelled.

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        March 1, 2011 12:33 AM

        Create on the web site. It may be on "creating" endlessly there too, but check your email after a few minutes. Worked for me, at least. It's a mess.

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        March 1, 2011 12:45 AM

        PROTIP: If you had a BF2 account, you can login with that name/password. :)

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        March 1, 2011 12:46 AM

        Same for me, after a lot of retries I finally got it to create the account through the website but have so far failed to get it to activate.

        Really, for a release this big you'd think they would at least invest in some server infrastructure - that, and pay an intern $5 to write some code to lookup the desktop resolution when starting the game for the first time.

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      March 1, 2011 12:24 AM

      Wait - are we supposed to post in this thread, or the already-created one?

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      March 1, 2011 12:46 AM

      Stuck on creating account for 10 minutes now. Bullshit.

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        March 1, 2011 7:32 PM

        Me too.
        I created an account, clicked "Create", saw the "Creating Account" screen...

        I watched a movie, came back, and it was STILL loading. What the hell is going on? Overcrowded registration servers?

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      March 1, 2011 12:47 AM

      Why the fuck am I at work reading this? Maaaaaaaaan >:C

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      March 1, 2011 12:53 AM

      My initial impression after playing for 15 minutes or so. The FOV is, yep, consoled. Mouse movement feels, weird, like not snappy enough at all, and not fully due to mousespeed. There sure is a lot of HUD stuff and symbols and markers. The maps look really cluttered, and I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not. I'm all for a nice looking map, but when you can't tell wtf is going on clearly because shit looks cluttered... Did I mention the FOV feels horrible? In game voices of your teammates sounds goofy. Unskippable kill cam. I hate that. Graphics are nice, runs smooth for me at least. Man, that FOV is giving me a headache, did I mention that?

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        March 1, 2011 12:55 AM

        The aim is weird because they accidentally left auotaim in the PC demo. I'm sure that will be removed. You can also adjust the FOV with this console command 'cl_fov 90'.

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          March 1, 2011 1:06 AM

          Scratch that, I was wrong about the console command. Read it on a forum and then went to test it in-game. There is no console I can see. Sorry for the false information.

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        March 1, 2011 1:09 AM

        Ya, I couldn't get the mouse sensitivity to feel right at all and it jumps in increments of 5. Really hope they set the FOV to match Crysis 1 :( So far the graphic details are also a step down from Crysis 1.

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        March 1, 2011 1:13 AM

        It's not a bug, it's a feature.

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        March 1, 2011 6:25 AM

        Noooo! For like the past year I've been all like, "Crysis 2 will have perfect FOV - they did it in the first Crysis so well." Thanks for making me look like an asshole, Crytek!

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        March 1, 2011 7:33 AM

        The FOV thing sucks. That might be enough to completely ruin the game for me. Low FOV fucking sucks ass.

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          March 1, 2011 7:53 AM

          The FoV being changeable via .cfg in BioShock 2 was the thing that saved it from my burning a Steam refund on it. Good thing too because I like the game. But yes, low FoV (esp on widescreen) is a dealbreaker.

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        March 1, 2011 8:36 AM

        is anyone really surprised? PC shooters are dead and buried, the only people that can make money off that segment is Valve - it's difficult to say if it's because they properly support the platform or they properly support the platform because it still makes them money. either way, the end result is the same.

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      March 1, 2011 1:54 AM

      :C mycrysis is still taking a shit :C

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      March 1, 2011 1:58 AM

      Yawn. After 15 minutes

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      March 1, 2011 3:19 AM

      I'm having fun!
      but i never played any of the call of duties in multiplayer except maybe twice for 10 minutes.

      this seems very similar but the cloak/armor/acrobat suit is awesome and it's a lot of fun running fast/jumping up buildings, then switching to stealth to look for enemy, going to armor and killing him, very satisfying :)))

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        March 1, 2011 4:28 AM

        I thought the same thing but had the opposite conclusion; it's fast, boring and mostly unoriginal. CoD w/shields :(

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      March 1, 2011 4:02 AM

      Way to send a password through plain text in the confirmation email Crytek/EA you morons.

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      March 1, 2011 4:10 AM

      Account is being created...

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      March 1, 2011 5:41 AM

      Not able to make an account to play. No "offline" mode available....an account is required....Boo.

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      March 1, 2011 5:41 AM

      When is Sandy Bridge available? Only way I'll be able to play it...

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      March 1, 2011 6:12 AM

      6 hours later and this clusterfuck of a web page is still down..

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        March 1, 2011 6:29 AM

        And people said the Bad Company 2 beta / demo was a cluster....

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        March 2, 2011 5:58 AM

        UPDATE TWENTY NINE hours and I still can't log in to the fuckin site!

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      March 1, 2011 6:29 AM

      Downloading...

      So how is the DX11 in this game for those that have played it? Tessellation? Anything cool?

      Also can you do MP with bots? (doubt it)

      Sigh, I should not be at work today, and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution is out NOW!.

      Errrrrr %$%#%# VALCAN_S MAD :(

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        March 1, 2011 6:36 AM

        Some that have played it said its DX 9 only.

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        March 1, 2011 6:41 AM

        Don't think the demo has full bells and whistles bro but I bet it'll be freeking awesome.

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          March 1, 2011 8:09 AM

          Why do companies release demos without all the bells and whistles?

          "Hey here's a DEMONSTRATION of our game so you'll buy it. But please don't use it to judge the game since we left out awesome features"

          I'm not saying they need to have half the maps of the real game and all the weapons, but if your selling point is awesome graphics and you put out a demo without the awesome graphics then why bother?

          (having said that I don't know what this demo is doing as I haven't downloaded it yet)

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      March 1, 2011 6:55 AM

      What about the PS3 demo?? :C

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      March 1, 2011 7:16 AM

      Anyone find a config or a way to enable the console? I really need to tweak this FOV.

      The game looks and runs great at native res on the gamer setting. A bit surprising, actually. Funny how blops still runs like total ass on the same system.

      Also, what's up with "power" not being a skill selection, but rather something that's on temporarily with certain actions (jumping / sprinting). I can't power punch / throw people anymore? They streamlined maximum speed away by combining it with strength, but also made the combined action is not an ability toggle like they used to be and like cloak / armor still is? Weird.

      Also, prone is gone :O - Not that I really used it a lot in Crysis, I probably used the leaning more (which is also gone).

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        March 1, 2011 7:44 AM

        Leaning is still there but context-sensitive

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        March 1, 2011 8:08 AM

        FOV fix via the command line option works, thankfully it's the same command as Crysis. Probably some other standard commands that will work via command line launching as well.

        Add +cl_fov=90 (or whatever) to your shortcut. Here's a shot of a drastic 120 just so you can see that it does in fact work:
        http://steamcommunity.com/id/pyide/screenshot/577790014994757440

        I hope it's not something that will be patched out come release :/
        Now to find a way to toggle aim, or it's back to good old glovepie for that.

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          March 1, 2011 8:10 AM

          Is 90 good FOV for shooters? Wasn't Half life 2 60 or something?

          (I model my 3D stuff in 90 FOV, I like it)

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            March 1, 2011 8:16 AM

            A good FOV is whatever you prefer. For me personally that means something not so low and zoomed in that I get motion sickness and nauseous after a few minutes of playing.

            HL2 was 75 by default but adjustable via the console, I used around 100 with that game on my 16:10 display. Eventually with the Orange Box and further updates they put an FOV slider right into the video options, with a range of 75-90 in TF2, Portal, HL2 and Eps. L4D 1 & 2 are 90 by default for comparison.

            Crysis 2 seems to calculate by horizontal FOV while the original Crysis & Warhead used vertical fov like Bad Company 2. Using a 90 FOV in those games is more like 120 in something else.

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              March 1, 2011 8:39 AM

              eh? isnt horizontal FOV the correct way to calculate it? or is vertical? the correct way gives you wider horizontal FOV when given a wider aspect ratio.

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                March 1, 2011 8:48 AM

                You want a wider horizontal fov, yes. Certain games however calculate the overall fov in the engine by using the vertical value instead. I don't know why, more standard support for different ratios?

                You can see what I mean here: http://www.rjdown.co.uk/projects/bfbc2/fovcalculator.php

                It will spit out the FOV you should enter into the console and config original Crysis and BC2 for your preferred horizontal choice.

                Crysis 2 doesn't appear to use this method is all I was saying. I didn't mean to add to the confusion!

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            March 1, 2011 8:20 AM

            HL2 and episodes have a slider from 75 to 90 in the menu.

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            March 1, 2011 8:30 AM

            Faster shooters need a wider FOV. QW & Q3 asked for 110 for me. Anything below 90 literrally makes me seasick.

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              March 1, 2011 12:01 PM

              I used a 120 fov in Quake 3 for years and I mean years.

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            March 1, 2011 8:44 AM

            remember that the FOV for some games is actually controlled vertically rather than horizontally

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          March 1, 2011 8:11 AM

          Direct link? http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577790014994757440/2CFFEBB9F2F637365CAFC3FAFFB2ED6FBB55C38E/

          One thing to note, when you sprint the camera zooms back to the default sprint fov. It's pretty funny seeing it go back and forth like that when using something higher. Here's a shot of 90 btw: http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577790014994678090/871067C059BD474B22CFA0C236F87EF9A8ABF856/

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          March 1, 2011 8:26 AM

          ads/zoom can be switched to toggle in the options/game menu but ONLY while you're in a match, otherwise it doesn't appear as an option in the menus :p

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          March 1, 2011 8:57 AM

          75 FOV feels about right for me

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        March 1, 2011 8:22 AM

        As indicated, leaning is still there it just isn't toggled by a button at any time anymore. Its contextual to your environment.

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          March 1, 2011 1:06 PM

          I haven't seen a single instance of it yet in the demo.

          SP only?

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      March 1, 2011 7:25 AM

      Looks like they forgot everything that made the first one such a success on the PC. Either that, or threw it out the window.

      Glad I decided not to preorder when I saw the DRM and $60 price tag.

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        March 1, 2011 8:11 AM

        In what universe was Crysis 1 multiplayer popular?

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          March 1, 2011 8:15 AM

          The MWLL Multiplayer

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          March 1, 2011 11:01 AM

          I never did the multiplayer, strictly single player.

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          March 1, 2011 12:26 PM

          not this one, but it's a shame. It was a lot of fun (at least during Beta). I hear there was a lot of cheating after release, and other reasons it didn't catch on I guess but I enjoyed it for a while.

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      March 1, 2011 7:41 AM

      Comcast was being an asshole last night so I didn't get this demo downloaded but this thread makes it sound like Crysis 2 is going to suck shit. :(

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      March 1, 2011 7:49 AM

      crytek took a page from the serious sam 2 demo, can't believe how consolized crysis 2 was. Not certain what I am going to think of the full game, hope it isn't a modern warfare two clone.

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      March 1, 2011 8:03 AM

      I miss the days of single player demos, I have zero interest in the multiplayer for this game.

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        March 1, 2011 8:05 AM

        Agree, but at least you get to see the game run on your system before 22nd.

        Why the hell have SP demos been exiled?

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          March 1, 2011 7:05 PM

          Because with the length of SP campaigns these days if you release a demo you're giving away like 1/3 of the story.

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        March 1, 2011 8:05 AM

        Yep, the SP demo for Crysis 1 is what got me to buy it.

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        March 1, 2011 8:21 AM

        agreed

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        March 1, 2011 7:36 PM

        Perfectly agree.
        I don't want to have to clog through the over-capacitated register servers to play with a bunch of bots in a no-story, minimum-entertainment deathmatch.

        I have 0% interest in Multiplayer for this game.

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      March 1, 2011 8:28 AM

      Am I missing where I can customize my visual settings? Are we really limited to just three preset, rather obscure settings in game? Advanced, gamer, and whatever the other one is?

      It's bad enough they have the autoaim on by default but come on...

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        March 1, 2011 8:53 AM

        crysis 2 is not a pc game, its a port. were lucky to have any options at all

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          March 1, 2011 9:16 AM

          But we have a server browser, that has to count for something! ... Oh wait, it's f'ing GameSpy, nevermind.

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          March 1, 2011 9:56 AM

          FUCK, are you saying it has no graphics menu? Please tell me this is not true.

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      March 1, 2011 8:35 AM

      SP demo please

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      March 1, 2011 8:56 AM

      The 360 demo is out of retirement with an extra map and an extra game mode like the PC version

      http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-CA/Product/Crysis-2-Multiplayer-Demo/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80245418960

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        March 1, 2011 8:57 AM

        anyone want to party up and give this a shot tomorrow night, maybe 9pm EST?

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      March 1, 2011 9:01 AM

      I hope the MP plays nothing like the single player. God it is so fucking bad. Armor takes away energy by just having it enabled? The stupid visual effects on the screen? And it plays like CoD....but 1000x worse.

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        March 1, 2011 9:57 AM

        sigh. i loved crysis, it was probably my favorite pure shooter since HL2. it really breaks my heart to see ruined so.

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        March 1, 2011 10:14 AM

        its definitely a lot worse than Crysis 1 and the SP is fun but not great

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          March 1, 2011 10:15 AM

          You've played it already?

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      March 1, 2011 10:15 AM

      Steam demo link: steam://install/99850
      http://store.steampowered.com/app/99830/

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      March 1, 2011 11:07 AM

      MAXIMUM AWESOME!!! I'm lovin' it!

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      March 1, 2011 11:15 AM

      Good game!

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      March 1, 2011 11:25 AM

      OK, this game is a lot of fun! The controls feel good, smoother than Crysis. The game runs super well on "hardcore" detail, whatever that is. It's fast paced MW2 style deathmatch, but the suit adds an interesting level of complexity. I doubt it'll have much staying power but I'm enjoying the demo.

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        March 1, 2011 11:43 AM

        Yeah, I wasn't expecting it to run so smoothly on the hardcore graphics level.

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          March 1, 2011 11:52 AM

          There's no destroyable buildings, barely any trees, it's 12 players, and they made it for consoles. If they couldn't get a decent framerate with all that... and thankfully they did for once.

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      March 1, 2011 11:39 AM

      Post usernames for Crysis 2 Friendlists -

      We need Shackbattle up in this bitch.

      jscooba (it still wont let me login with my mycrysis or Crysis 1 accounts - so I use my Borderlands acct)

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      March 1, 2011 11:43 AM

      I really wish I could login :(

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        March 1, 2011 11:52 AM

        If you make a Gamespy account on the IGN website, you can login with that.

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        March 1, 2011 1:16 PM

        Yeah, all I want to do is play around and see how it runs on my system. There should be an offline mode.

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      March 1, 2011 12:24 PM

      Well, very consolly ("press start button"?!?) from the interface to the FOV, but on a pure visual level, wow, nice job Crytek. My card isn't brand new but this thing is the nicest looking/performing thing I've seen on my screen for a while. What's funny is, benchmarkers are probably STILL going to use Crysis one instead of 2!!!!

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        March 1, 2011 12:28 PM

        I too noticed the 'press start button' - how lazy is it to leave that in? Why not 'press any key'......but I guess if it plays well and I can bind the controls how I like, it's fine.

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      March 1, 2011 1:04 PM

      Update: Still not fucking validating account. This is infuriating

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      March 1, 2011 1:08 PM

      Demo is on Steam now as well..

      http://store.steampowered.com/app/99830/

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        March 1, 2011 2:04 PM

        do you still need a mycrisis account?

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          March 1, 2011 2:16 PM

          believe so. Just like BFBC2 needing an EA account.

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      March 1, 2011 2:26 PM

      wow its fucking amazing

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        March 1, 2011 2:32 PM

        I played the 360 demo a bit and it was mega fun times. Can't wait for the full game now.

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      March 1, 2011 2:35 PM

      Alter FPS, FOV etc through command line:
      http://www.fpsadmin.com/forum/showpost.php?p=97204&postcount=33

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      March 1, 2011 2:36 PM

      Liking the gameplay a lot. Played a few rounds with Crabs and pyide for a bit but then the friends list started removing friends... The server browser has everything you want in terms of filters I think. However, when I select restrict region to NA, I only get 12 servers returned. I've just been scrolling down to the 109ms servers (after all the 0ms DE/Amsterdam/etc ones) and selecting LA/CA/etc. Pings have been in the 20s for me in-game. No noticeable lag in my games so far.

      Controls are tight, switching between suit modes is fluid if you set your binds up. Mouse buttons bound just fine. Bumped the graphics up to the best option and didn't really notice too much from 'Gamer'. Not sure if they disabled anything for this beta but it runs very nicely on my althon II x4/gtx 470. FOV doesn't bother me anymore really, but I can understand the complaint.

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      March 1, 2011 3:02 PM

      Having finally played a bit of this, I'm disappointed.

      It looks good, but not spectacular.

      It plays like Call of Supersoldiers, except everyone seems to die easier than soldiers without exo-suits.

      This is really, really disappointing. I hope the single player is good, cause that's all I really want it for anyway.

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      March 1, 2011 3:51 PM

      This game is utterly fantastic! I can't understand how people can complain about this.

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        March 1, 2011 4:39 PM

        I'll assume you're playing the console demo, yes? Otherwise there seems to be some reasonable issues for PC gamers.

        I'm glad this came out, it helps me save $$ for a better, more PC-specific game. :)

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          March 1, 2011 4:44 PM

          I'm enjoying it, actually my only real complaint so far is a kind of narrow FOV and letterboxing.

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          March 1, 2011 5:07 PM

          none of the "issues" are "reasonable" on pc. people are just bitches

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            March 1, 2011 5:15 PM

            Ohhhh...that's why people are unhappy. Got it.

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            March 1, 2011 5:15 PM

            They're plenty reasonable. I mean, fuck, I couldn't even create an account for most of the day.

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            March 1, 2011 7:08 PM

            yep.

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          March 1, 2011 5:28 PM

          Nope PC. FOV is fixed by this command line:
          +g_skipIntro 1 +cl_fov 90 +r_DrawNearFoV 90 +pl_movement.power_sprint_targetFov 90 +r_motionblur 0 +sys_maxfps 125

          I agree with the account issue being annoying though. Nonetheless, it's a lot more fun than first trying BLOPS with the nanosuit adding a huge new and cool dimension. Relative to BFBC2 - they're complements not substitutes.

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            March 1, 2011 5:30 PM

            Is there any way to host a match? For the life of me I can't find one.

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            March 1, 2011 8:25 PM

            how do I add this in win7? im not seeing it in properties of the exe or shortcut

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              March 1, 2011 8:33 PM

              wtf, shortcuts don't even say which .exe they refer to in the properties... am i missing something?

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                March 1, 2011 8:35 PM

                Navigate over to C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis 2 Demo\bin32 and make a shortcut of the crysis2demo.exe file. I ran into the same thing on win7. Couldn't even search for the exe without it bringing me to the dumb windows gaming folder.

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              March 1, 2011 8:33 PM

              I had to make a new shortcut to Crysis2Demo.exe" add it after the quotes.

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                March 1, 2011 8:39 PM

                just figured this out as well. wow, they screwed up on this in win7. right click / open file location brings up the gaming panel instead of the location where the .exe is. properties of the .exe and the shortcut have nowhere to put command line shit.

                weird

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      March 1, 2011 5:38 PM

      I keep going between liking and hating it. I hate it at the moment. The fucking mouse sensitivity keeps resetting itself over and over. In the main menu it may be set to 5 (and only seems to support increments of 5), but in-game it will be set in the 80s. I fix it back as close to 5 as possible and it can barely look around at all. When I hit escape and look again, its set to 27. WTF is this all about. I didn't have these issues last night or this afternoon. I'm also unable to use any login whose username is over 7 characters. Most of this shit is just inexcusably. Go ahead and label me a whiny PC gamer, but Crytek knew all this shit would piss everyone off. I'm not even going to go into the FOV issue.

      I'm still getting the 24Hz issue, so I have to play @ 720P. I assumed it was a bug with my setup until it got fixed in patches with Company of Heroes and Monday Night Combat. If other devs can fix it, why not Crytek? I really hope the SP is much better than this demo. I feel restricted in movement and options in almost every way, except ledge grabbing. The suit selector wheel is pure trash in Crysis 2. It worked great in the first - why introduce the deadzones in the wheel? If you land in them, nothing happens and you get you ass shot, because you can't run or shoot when it's pulled up. Why even have a wheel when there are only two options? As far as I can tell there is no maximum strength, because when you choose armor and melee, it still take two full hits to kill, just like if you didn't select the power. I've addressed sprinting in another post, but you simply can't move as fast or jump as far s you could in the first game. Crytek neutered the suit.

      I would do all this bitching on the official forums if I could get them to load at all. It's fucking amateur hour at EA/Crytek.

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      March 1, 2011 6:50 PM

      Does anyone else have a problem running this in Windows 7 64-bit?

      Everytime I try to run it, I get a black screen for about a minute with the Crysis menu cursor visible, then goes back to desktop with a Windows error saying APPCRASH and that it's in the CryNetwork.dll module..

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        March 1, 2011 6:52 PM

        Q9550 (no overclock), 8GB DDR2, GTX285 and Gigabyte P35 if anyone is wondering... Just updated the drivers and did reboots and also downloaded the Steam version to no avail..

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      March 1, 2011 7:14 PM

      What the fuck is wrong with naming the graphics presets Low, Medium, High, Custom

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        March 1, 2011 7:16 PM

        wayyy to confusing for console gamers

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        March 1, 2011 7:23 PM

        im on 'gamer' , you forgot one

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      March 1, 2011 7:17 PM

      Just played for a couple hours, it's not terrible but it feels like it's missing something. Also it feels ALOT like blackops, they pretty much copied the game play exactly.

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      March 1, 2011 7:20 PM

      I liked the demo. The presentation is slick - graphics and sound are both top notch. It feels solid and it's fun to play. I planned on buying the game anyway, hopefully people will actually play the multiplayer.

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      March 1, 2011 7:21 PM

      Wouldn't let me create a username, kept saying it can't contain numbers or symbols when it was just lettters. So I said maximum disappointment and uninstalled it.

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      March 1, 2011 7:51 PM

      This runs way faster than Crysis or Warhead for me. Granted its probably only medium res textures since its a demo.

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      March 1, 2011 7:58 PM

      runs better than crysis 1 AND supports 360 gamepad.
      so far I'm like it it.

      now if it handles the drm part like bf:bad company 2 did, then its an instant purchase

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      March 1, 2011 8:01 PM

      I say bring on Brink. The demo is fun but it's confusing at first and it's missing a lot of options. Also, EA needs to fucking stop being ignorant and just use steamworks. Gamespy fucking blows.

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      March 1, 2011 8:10 PM

      still can't log in to the game or the site

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      March 1, 2011 8:10 PM

      It's fun, but not 60 dollar fun, and I don't think the multiplayer will hold my interest for very long.

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        March 1, 2011 8:31 PM

        I doubt I will play the MP more than I just did. I played the hell out of some TDM back in the day, but I'm done with that meatgrinder gameplay.

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          March 1, 2011 8:41 PM

          CounterStrike Source is the only deathmatch game I can play for hours on end. A few quick rounds of Halo or Call of Duty with friends is about all I can take before I get bored of that mindless, run and gun, shoot everything that moves, meat grinder experience. I much prefer the Battlefield series or ArmA II.

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        March 1, 2011 8:33 PM

        This is what's going to doom it. I am sure the tech will be even more impressive for the retail release but the gameplay, at least for multiplayer, is too similar to Call of Duty. It won't keep much of a community beyond a few months. Also, gamespy doesn't help.

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      March 1, 2011 8:14 PM

      You level up fast! i hit level 10 in about 2 hours. The game plays and looks great after I fixed the FOV and turned off the motion blur.

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      March 1, 2011 8:17 PM

      After finally getting in a fucking game my suspicions are confirmed that the sound isn't working. Also, the FOV sucks and crouch is a toggle. Fucking Jesus they blew it bad with this game.

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        March 1, 2011 8:25 PM

        lol

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          March 1, 2011 8:33 PM

          Okay, actually, after getting the sound working this is pretty awesome.

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            March 1, 2011 8:58 PM

            Well, apart from the technical issues this game is fun. The server browser is a complete piece of trash, the lack of control options for things like toggle crouch and toggle aim (unless you're in the middle of a match) sucks and will hopefully change in the full version, but the game runs well, looks great, and is fun to play.

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      March 1, 2011 8:43 PM

      server browser is shit. 1/2 have 0 ping, filtering by N. America only shows 12 servers but thats not true going by the server names when you turn off the filter.

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        March 1, 2011 9:56 PM

        Yeah, it's like it was coded by DICE /ducks, sorry efx ;)

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      March 1, 2011 9:06 PM

      Want SP demo.

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      March 1, 2011 11:03 PM

      Changing the FOV (went to 90) makes it look a little fisheyed.

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        March 1, 2011 11:16 PM

        So drop it down to something that looks good to you. The correct fov is entirely subjective and a personal preference. If you go above a certain point, the view is going to stop zooming out and will start fishbowling the screen to fit more from the periphery into the view.

        I personally don't mind a little warping around the edges, but that's because most of the time I'm focused on the center of the screen anyway and I'm used to a little bit in any game that allows a custom fov.

        Try something between 75-90!

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          March 1, 2011 11:33 PM

          I noticed that if I'm up against a corner at the right angle with FOV set to 90, my view will clip through the wall and I can see through it. I hope that doesn't mean FOV will be locked in the full game/I hope they fix that.

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        March 1, 2011 11:33 PM

        That might be the vertical FOV ala how it is in BC2 - see if setting 65 or 75 looks right.

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      March 2, 2011 2:37 AM

      Guys I'm having trouble and I can't play the demo. Ok so I got past the tutorial video and I'm at the menu screen but instead of giving me a list of useful config options like I'm used to, it's telling me to "PRESS START TO BEGIN". Now, I've looked all over my keyboard but I can't find the Start key. HELP!!!