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Crysis DX9 Demo Tweak

DX 10 Features in Windows XP - MUST SEE on the Crysis Forums offers a tip on improving the visuals in the Crysis demo under DirectX 9, saying the game can be coaxed into looking more like the game running under DirectX 10 without using Vista (thanks ActionTrip). On that topic, there are DirectX 9 and 10 comparison screenshots on this page (thanks Ant and Digg). Here's word on the tweak, which is obviously going to require pretty good hardware to run smoothly:

If you tweak the configuration files in \CVarGroups\ by copying and pasting the "very high" settings (1st paragraph) IN PLACE of the "high" settings (last paragraph) the game will load the highest possible settings even though the drop-down menus display "high."

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63. Crysis DX9 Demo Tweak Oct 30, 2007, 03:25 Dev
I think the sense that he was replying to was that since DX10 is vista only, XP is only DX9, and so the card can't be doing DX10 stuff. So if thats what he meant, he was right in saying that the other guy was wrong

Also keep in mind, that dx10 is mostly about optimization than anything else, and having higher capacities on certain operations and variables.

So an argument could be made either way

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