Crysis on Warheads tweaked engine

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How to run Crysis on Warheads tweaked engine

Thats right, how to run Crysis on Warheads tweaked version of Cryengine 2. Now why would you want to do such a thing? PERFORMANCE!!! When you run Crysis on Warheads engine you get all the tweaks and extra performance with Crysis that you got with Warhead. Another benefit is for DX9 users, Crysis locked its highest setting and saved them for DX10 users, Warhead on the other hand made the enthusiast settings available to both DX10 and DX9. And you get that bonus aswel, load Crysis up on Warheads engine in DX9 and you'll notice that 'Very High' is selectable!!!! When you select it you get all the effects that you get when you run Warhead in DX9 with enthusiast!! Not to mension all the improvments Crytec made to the lighting/Ai/Physics, you get them all!!!
Now you probably thinking whats the catch?? Well the catch is that you have to run Crysis as a MOD though Warhead. And there's a few more : - Due to how Warhead loads its shaders up, you will get some objects looking yellow until the engine generates the shader for it. - Some of the audio doesn't work ( I not had this problem yet ) - Sometimes the misions and there objectives wont load properly Other then that its all good. Heres how to do it : 1. Make a "Mods" folder in : [.../Electronic Arts/Crytek/Crysis WARHEAD] 2. Make a "Crysis" folder in the "Mods" folder 3. Go into the Crysis Directory : [.../Electronic Arts/Crytek/Crysis] 4. Copy the ENTIRE folder called "Game", and put it into the "Crysis" folder you made in the "Mods" folder of your Warhead game. 5. Go into the warhead directory. Find this folder : [...Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis WARHEAD\Game\Localized] 6. Rename "Localized" ( Call it "Warhead_Localized" ) 7. Go into your Crysis directory, and find this folder : [...\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Game\Localized] 8. Copy the "Localized" folder, and paste it into the Warhead "game" folder. ( This is the folder that holds all the sounds ) 9. Find the Crysis WARHEAD shortcut Icon [MAKE ONE IF YOU DONE HAVE ONE]. 10. Right click it, and click "properties". 11. The first line should say "Target" and then the directory. ( The directory should end in "...Bin32\Crysis.exe" ) Add -Mod Crysis to the end of it. It should now look like: "...Bin32\Crysis.exe" -Mod Crysis 12. Launch the game. DO NOT CLICK NEW GAME, THIS WILL START THE WARHEAD MISSIONS. 13. Open console with the [~] key, and type in the following : con_restricted = 0 14. In console type : map Island This will start the SP game, and it will work just like Warhead / Crysis works. It makes Saves, etc. Enjoy! IF YOU WANT TO PLAY WARHEAD AGAIN 1. Rename "Localized" "Crysis_Localized", and then re-name "Warhead_Localized" "Localized". 2. Remove the -MOD Crysis from the icon, and your back in warhead PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS I did a quick test with FRAPS to monitor my min/max/average framerates of Crysis running on its own and Warheads engine. My PC is as follows : AMD X2 5600+ Overclcocked to 3.2ghz 4gig DDR2 800Mhz RAM 2x 8800GT's in SLI For this test i loaded up the first level 'Contact' and messured the framerate from the second the first cut-scene starts and ended it the second Nomad hit the water on the beach.. Crysis - Contact - Original Engine - High Settings : Min 17fps Max 116fps Average 53fps Crysis - Contact - Warhead Engine - High Settings : Min 23 Max 127 Average 67fps And Warheads version of 'high' ( Gamer ) enables more then effects then Crysis's 'high' More performance coupled with more eye candy Results from benchmarks may vary depending on your rig Enjoy Thanks to almighty for allowing me to re upload here.

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    Awesome too bad I found this late in the game. I wonder if there is a way to run my old crysis saves on warhead?
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    I did everything as told, no problems whatsoever. It loads up without any errors of some kind.

    But I type "con_restricted=0" in the Console then type "map Island" in the console, but it doesn't start loading the map. Nothing happens.

    Could I maybe port my savegame from Crysis to Warhead and try loading that?
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    As soon as I get crysis + Crysis warhead I'm going to do this.
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    I was able to run Warhead on High on my 7900GS GPU, Core2Duo E6400 2.13 ghz cpu, and 3 gb of RAM at 1024x768 resolution with the following framerates:

    Low: 10

    High: 60

    Average: 32

    It's amazing how such a good-looking game could run so well on my computer. I've seen games that look 1/10 as good and run like pure shit because they have bad optimization. I in fact put Water, Effects, Physics, and Particles on Enthusiast setting. The only really bothersome thing was stuttering every now and then from post-processing and loading, but I was able to deal with it. It's worth the looks of the game anyway. What I really care about seeing in the game is the awesome physics display in the jungles. It's truly magnificent.

    I'm glad you posted this tutorial, because now I'll definitely be able to enjoy the first Crysis better.
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    Pros: This is amazing. The performance gained is around 50% for me. I am able to run this on Very High at 1600x900 and keep great framerates. On the original engine I was running at High, 1280x720 :P

    Well written and easy to follow tutorial. Great job!
    Notes: Worked just fine using Crysis (Retail) and Warhead (Steam)

    10/10

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    Thaaanks!
    The Warhead engine is way better. Gonna use this from now on. THAAANKS!!!
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    This would be so awsome if I had warhead. THe original cryengine is so SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW
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    I have everything on veryhigh with 4xAA and it runs 27-40FPS. But I use 2xAA and it runs at a solid 35-50FPS :)

    10/10

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    Pro.

    Too bad I enjoyed Warhead over the first Crysis too much to even want to play Crysis again.

    But still, this is a great tut to those that did really like the game.
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    Nice find, but bad tutorial :\\
    You need to scale the graph and make it smaller, you need to also use some HTML and format your tut.
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