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Initial post: 16 Jul 2007 13:52:19 BDT
Is this game for xp or vista ? i cant find anything saying what platform its for =[

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2007 22:36:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jul 2007 22:36:37 BDT
S. Roberts says:
it'll be compatible with both i believe. utilises direct x 10, so vista is probably the best one to use

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jul 2007 22:54:12 BDT
what kind of system requirements does it need?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2007 12:42:49 BDT
hadad says:
minimum

CPU: Athlon 64 3000+/Intel 2.8ghz
Grafika: Nvidia 6600/X800GTO (SM 2.0)
RAM: 768Mb/1Gb on Windows Vista
HDD: 6GB
Internet: 256k+
NapÍd: DVD
System: DX9.0c & Windows XP

the recommended configuration

CPU: Dual-core CPU (Athlon X2/Pentium D)
Grafika: Nvidia 7800GTX/ATI X1800XT (SM 3.0) or DX10 equivalent
RAM: 1.5Gb
HDD: 6GB
Internet: 512k+ (128k+ upload)
NapÍd: DVD
System: DX10 i Windows Vista

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jul 2007 02:26:25 BDT
Matt Trudel says:
The game will run on both, the only games that will be vista only for the next 2 years will be games made by Microsoft.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2007 14:36:43 BDT
Mark Twain says:
That is not true.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2007 21:20:46 BDT
Well I've done a bit of digging and it appears. That if your running XP they have a version of direct x 9 called 9.0L which is direct x 10 for XP / shrug.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Aug 2007 00:37:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Aug 2007 00:44:08 BDT
DirectX 9.0L is also Vista only and was designed to allow older DirectX 9 graphics to be used on Vista machines. DirectX 10 is based upon a totally different driver system and as such is not supposed to be compatible with any version of windows prior to Vista (Although I believe i read somewhere that some guy managed to tweak it to get it working on XP).

I have just cheked the Crysys website and, although it doesnt specifically mention DirectX 9 support, it does say this:

"Crysis' visuals define "state of the art," with full DX10 support and scalable options to deliver solid performance on older machines."

The "scalable options" bit basically means that it will run on DirectX 9 cards but at a lower quality. This is backed up by the fact that all four of the graphics cards listed in the minimum and recomended system specifications above are DirectX 9 cards.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2007 15:31:53 BDT
J. Munro says:
I presume since some of their in game movies are in DX 9 that it will support that:

http://www.fileshack.com/browse.x/3335

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2007 13:45:59 BDT
D. G. West says:
The game will fun on DX9. However it will not look anywhere near as good.

In the real world, Play this on Vista.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2007 09:35:07 GMT
I. A. Newton says:
Well I was trying to run the demo on the following
Vista 64 Bit, Ultimate edition.
E6600 processor, 680i motherboard, 8800GTX graphics, 2GB memory, Creative XFI soundcard.

Long story short, I get a black screen, thats it, nothing else.
Basically the demo does not work on Vista 64 bit. I dont have much hopes on the full game working either. Spent a couple of hours trying all the suggested fixes and it didnt improve the black screen.

So better playing XP it may work there just without DX10.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2007 23:51:26 GMT
i have played both the multi-player demo and single player and they both run fine on my system
vista ultimate 64 bit ,m2n sli delux mb,amd FX62@2.81 ghz, 4 gig ram@800mhz ,asus 8800 gtx, none of which has been over clocked

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2007 14:13:58 GMT
it is for both.
With vista you can use DirectX10, with XP only DirectX9.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2007 22:47:55 GMT
londontim says:
"With vista you can use DirectX10"

Vista and a DX10-capable graphics card, of course...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2007 12:38:32 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2007 01:14:20 GMT
Billy Budd says:
I play on Vista and also got black screen. Sounds weird but if you tap alt and tab together a few times, it sparks into life. Also sometimes just clicking the mouse or hitting space fires it up. Seems to be a common problem.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2007 22:54:24 GMT
ok... just to clarify for you all;
This game was initially designed to utilise direct X10 and on this you will get the best results. however it is fully supported with direct X 9 and will also run fine on XP.
the main differences with running on XP is there is (when u first load up the game) no choice to use 'very high' settings. however as reported on www.gamespot.com people have adjusted the codes to allow for higher detail settings on XP. which it is very hard to distinguish between these and the vista 'very high'
thus XP is not a hindrance if you want to play this game. and as XP is more reliable anyway, all is good :)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2007 17:45:30 GMT
Omega says:
The blackness everyone is talking about may be the shaders quality, I'd advise everyone to check their shaders are set to High. I am using XP,
Athlon X2 5200+ 2GBs 800mhz RAM, 8600 GTS 512MB, and I can run it at reasonable graphics and FPS (best at a 900 x 600 window though :P)

But generaly I think this is game is good even at low graphics, its just I have had problems with the shaders thats all they need to be high to work.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2007 02:39:34 GMT
S. Hardware says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2007 18:58:03 GMT
Higuma says:
I rather stick to playing it on XP with DX9. XP runs the way I want it to run. Never change a running system and I've seen too many people who have massive problems with Vista (which should not surprise, why the heck does a operating system need some 15 GB HD space? There's something wrong there)

So it won't look like on DX10? Big deal, it's still amazing with DX9, so what? Sorry, a game is NOT reason enough for me to change to a bugged OS.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2007 20:18:06 GMT
D. Akinwunmi says:
What buggy OS? Obviously you haven't even used it properly since every Vista hater says the same thing. Your, sir are no different.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2007 14:15:12 GMT
C. MCBEAN says:
You obviously are talking about a completely different Vista to the one that I had pre-installed on my laptop that crashes at any given opportunity, never shuts down properly and makes a fuss of everything simple?

Vista hater? No, I don't hate Vista... Vista hates me.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2007 12:58:07 GMT
You need to be carefull with all this compatibility stuff. I bought Stalker (a great game which I was enjoying immensly) until a good way in to the game it started crashing for no apparent reason. I downloaded the latest patch and the game crashed every couple of minutes. I emailed the makers only to be told that Stalker and subsequent patches where not at all compatable with Vista, even though it stated on the box that XP was the minimal requirement and it allowed me to play most of the way through. Also, due to the patch being so different from the original game, all my saves were lost. Frustration at the whole situation was intense.

Just be very weary of selling points from the makers with consideration to compatibility. I am using:

Core 2 Duo E6750 2.6
2mb Corsair 667mhz ram
10000rpm HD
GeForce 8800 GTS
Vista
with all the latest drivers.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2007 14:24:37 GMT
Davie says:
Idiotic reply based on lack of knowledge.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2007 18:59:39 GMT
R. Thompson says:
can anyone help??? how will crysis run on a quad core q6600, 2gb ram, 512mb nvidia 8600gs, vista??? thanks
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