'Very High' On The Cheap
so:There's another thing you can try if you find Very High mode is just a bit too strenuous for your system. You can try the "cheap" version of Very High, which basically only implements the more obvious visual enhancements of Very High. To do this, instead of editing your .cfg files as covered above, all you need to do is set your in-game settings all to High as normal, then add the following commands to your System.cfg file (or just test them in the console first): r_UsePOM=1, r_sunshafts=1, e_water_ocean_fft=1, q_Renderer=3 and r_colorgrading=1. This will make High look extremely similar to Very High in most respects, but with quite a bit less of a performance hit. In a pinch, if you still need extra FPS, try disabling one of the effects, though keep in mind that q_Renderer=3 is necessary for color grading to work. You can also turn off Edge AA (r_UseEdgeAA=0) to make things look crisper and boost performance further.
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis SP Demo\Game\Config\
(You can also turn off Edge AA (r_UseEdgeAA=0) to make things look crisper and boost performance further.)
set everything to high, in game, and restart and ur done
DX9 very high:
DX9 "cheap" very high:
imo only draw distance, water r different ... lightning , sunshafts, POM effects is there ..
1st saw this here:http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...4&postcount=15
and he direct me to this blog here:
basically you'll get most of the DX10 very high only features such as sunshafts, parallax occlusion mapping in DX9 XP ...
1. dl the CVAR .cfg from here:
2. and go to:
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis SP Demo\Game\Config\CVarGroups\
(make sure u backup the old ones)
replace everything in CVARgroup with the ones from "High to VeryHigh" from that zip file
3. start the game and set everything to "high"
and bam ur done:
heres what i got:
DX9 tweaked: (16AF)
DX10 very high: (default AF)
like i said here:
only shadows, and draw distance are a bit different