Crysis 3

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Crysis 3
Crysis 3 cover
Developers
Crytek
Crytek UK
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
CryEngine 3
Release dates
Windows February 19, 2013
Crysis 3 at Wikipedia
Crysis
Crysis 2007
Crysis: Warhead 2008
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 3 2013

Key points

The PC version features high resolution textures, tessellation, high quality shadows and more PC-specific features.
The Crysis 3 CVar Configurator is an official tool for adjusting the field of view, disabling mouse acceleration and smoothing, and enabling borderless fullscreen windowed mode.

General information

Official Crysis Website
Official Crysis Forums
Crysis Wiki - A wiki for everything Crysis related

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Origin
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Windows
All versions require Origin DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Lost Island
Windows
Overkill-Pack
Windows
Brawler-Pack
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Crysis 3 CVar Configurator unlocks many options.
Crysis 3 CVar Configurator unlocks many options.

Crysis 3 CVar Configurator[edit]

An official configuration tool created by Crytek UK which lets you tweak game settings easily.

Includes options:

MaLDo OnTheFly utility[edit]

MaLDo OnTheFly utility lets you change the graphics options within the game just by pressing a key, switch HUD on and off, change FOV and more from within the game.
Unofficial tool, which may result in multiplayer ban.[1]

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Crysis3

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Crysis3\SaveGames

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
[2]
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 55° vertical. Use Crysis 3 CVar Configurator.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Crysis 3 CVar Configurator.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TXAA (Nvidia only) (causes texture blurring),[3] FXAA, SMAA and MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[4]

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings for the player.
In-game gamepad layout settings for the player.
In-game gamepad layout settings for vehicles.
In-game gamepad layout settings for vehicles.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output[5]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
May not work reliably.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Servers must be rented from approved providers.
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 443, 9988, 25650-25780, 17502, 42127, 64100-64110
UDP 3659, 10000-10100, 25650-25780, 64100-64110
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Crysis 3.

Issues unresolved[edit]

MSI Afterburner causes crash[edit]

Multiplayer crash at 99% loading[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

'Cryengine error' and 'DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED'[edit]

Problem is normally caused by faulty or underpowered power supply, or overworked graphics card.
Underclock graphics card[6]
Increase fan speed[7]
Downgrade drivers, from 314.07 to 302.80 Driver, the first driver without WHQL[citation needed]
AMD GPUs - add power/wattage to graphics card[8]

Memory allocation error on 2GB RAM[edit]

Every time when level ends with outro, game needs at least 600-700 MB of free RAM on low details, to not show the error during first loading of a next level.
Install Smart RAM from IObit[citation needed]

When game shows ending section cutscene on the level:

  • Set low details.
  • Use option "deep cleaning" in Smart RAM.
  • In result of deep cleaning option, big amount of RAM is freed.
  • You'll encounter short unresponsibility of the system (according to working of versions of the Smart RAM to at least versions till ~August 2016).
  • When computer will be responsive again, just come back to the game.
  • You can normally change the details, immediately after first loading of a level.
  • Since now, game loads normally during the whole level, without any problem, till the next one.

Similar functionality can have CleanMem, but not tested.

Stuck installation[edit]

Reboot Origin into safe mode[9]
  1. Reboot Origin into safe mode.
  2. Reload game.

Hacking finishes with no result[edit]

There is a problem with ingame hacking mechanics, where successful hacking will end in no expected result. Example: hacking tutorial will not end, door will not open shortly after single player campaign starts.
Unbind F key[citation needed]

There seems to be problem with binding F key. Keep F key unbound or bind it to USE action.

Game crashes[edit]

PlayerProfiles CGameContext::StartGame: No Users Logged In[citation needed]

The game may crash with the above error message when launching a campaign mission. Launch Crysis3.exe as an administrator to avoid this.[10]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD, Speex
Interface FreeType, Scaleform

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.7 GHz (5200+)
Intel Core i3-530
AMD Phenom II X2 565
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
3 GB (Vista)
4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
ATI Radeon HD 5770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5 support
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
Hi-performance specifications: 8 GB, Intel Core i7-2600k or AMD Bulldozer FX4150 with AMD Radeon HD7970 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 680.[11]

References