Crytek has been busy this month giving crysis 2 players a directX 11 ultra upgrade allowing the game to use a powerful graphics card's full potential. it also released the cy engine 3 sandbox editor. crysis 2 players interested in the DX11 upgrade will firt have to patch the game toversion 1.9(136 MB), before installing the directX 11 ultra upgrade (546 MB), and Hi-res texture pack(1.65 GB). the texture pack is meant for systems with a 64 bit operating system and GPU with more than 768MB of video memory. Patch v1.9 should udate automatically once
you start the game while you are connected to the internet.
The latest upgrade features include Hardware Tesselation and Displacement mapping, Parallax occlusion mapping, Hardware based occlusion culling, HDR otion blur and post processing, Improves Tone Mapping, Improves water Rendering, Interactive water Realisic shadow with variable Penumbra, Particlemotion blur and shadows, Custom Shape based Bokeh Depth of field, and Real time Screen Space Directional occlusion (contact shadows0 on top of the already present SSAO. The game will have a new and more complete advanced Graphic menu for users adding to the games usablitiy. Another promise made is improved multi-GPU support, which might make us worried about single card owners.
The new cry engine 3 sandbox editor will alow the users to create their own maps, mods and content for the game giving a fair amount of control. Crytek will al be providingaditional tools with the upgrade package which includes plugins for Maya and 3ds Max, Poly Bump, FMOD designer, and many more. For beginners sample content has also been provided to help build and edit. The crymod.com mod community has also been reopened allowing fellow crysis2 modders to share and discuss their work.