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Crysis DirectX 9 & 10 MP Performance

Total Crysis offers an update on how multiplayer will work in Crysis (thanks Voodoo Extreme). A number of topics are covered, including how DirectX 9 servers will be limited compared to DirectX 10 servers, not because of software, but hardware:

DX9 vs. DX10 The endless question
To shed some light into one of the most discussed topics regarding Crysis multiplayer I would like to explain you the differences between Crysis MP DX9 and DX10.

As for the DX9 version we wont have physics and day and night cycle in-game. That means you wont be able to shoot down trees and/or alter any other objects than vehicles on the map. Additionally the time of day setting doesnt change dynamically. This is caused due to the tremendous server load such physics might cause on crowded gaming servers. Still you will be able to experience maps with different time of day settings since the maps can be altered in the Sandbox2 Editor.

Rather than providing the community partially working features we limit this for the DX10 version only. Due to the strong hardware available with DX10, server load is less and performance is increased. This ensures the pure physics and day and night cycle experience without any limitation.

Gamers with a DX10 card are able to play on DX9 servers, but with the limitation of the respective server. Vice versa it is not possible for gamers with DX9 cards to play on DX10 servers due to the limited features.

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27. Re: No subject Sep 14, 2007, 01:15 Milkman Dan
 
Well, since the MP community looks like its going to be close to nil in Crysis like it was in Farcry, I can just wait until they get Vista's sp1 out. Crysis will likely be down to 20 or 30 bucks.

I tried Vista on my computer (6600 d2c/2GB 800mhz DDR2/8800 640MB GTS) and I really just didn't care for it. All the damn permission crap, the fact that a majority of the apps I mainly use didn't work yet in Vista just made want to hold off.

I only see this move hurting Crysis's sales, or at least first release sales. I am sure a lot of people like myself will buy the game when its cheaper and Vista isn't as annoying.

 
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