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Crysis 3

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Crysis 3
Crysis 3 cover
Developers
Crytek
Multiplayer Crytek UK
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
CryEngine 3
Release dates
Windows February 19, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 76
IGDB 74
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi
Series Crysis
Crysis 3 on HowLongToBeat
Crysis 3 on IGDB
Crysis 3 on MobyGames
Crysis 3 on Wikipedia
Crysis
Crysis 2007
Crysis Warhead 2008
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 3 2013
Crysis Remastered 2020
Crysis 2 Remastered 2021
Crysis 3 Remastered 2021
Crysis 4 TBA

Key points

The Crysis 3 CVar Configurator is an official tool that allows adjusting the field of view, disabling mouse acceleration and smoothing, and enabling borderless fullscreen windowed mode.

General information

Official Crysis Website
Official Crysis Forums
Steam Community Discussions
Manual

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Origin
2 DVDs
Windows
Origin
Origin
Digital Deluxe Edition also available. Included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
Icon overlay.png
Origin
Digital Deluxe Edition. Included with EA Play (Steam).
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg (unavailable)
Origin
Windows
Humble Store (unavailable)
Origin
Windows
All versions require Origin DRM. SecuROM v8.13.0043 DRM was removed on March 14, 2021.[1]
The original SecuROM DRM was accompanied by custom DRM code which could sabotage the game by rendering the final boss undefeatable.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Lost Island
Windows
Overkill-Pack Included with the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Brawler-Pack Included with the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Stalker-Pack Included with the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Windows
Soundtrack Included with the Digital Deluxe Edition. In lossless .WAV format.
Windows

Essential improvements

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

Crysis 3 CVar Configurator

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

Includes options:

MaLDo OnTheFly utility

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.[2]

Game data

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

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Crysis3
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1282690/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Crysis3\SaveGames\
<path-to-game>\Crysis 3\USER\SaveGames\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1282690/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Input

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.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Hacking is hardcoded to the "H" key and cannot be rebound.
Mouse acceleration
Use Crysis 3 CVar Configurator.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can only switch between pre-set layouts.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Requires Xinput Wrapper
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

See also missing voices in cutscenes of non-English versions.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation, #1, #2.
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation; download.
Russian
Spanish
Traditional Chinese
Turkish

Network

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

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Side-by-side or interlaced.[7]
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Crysis 3.
vorpX
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues unresolved

Multiplayer crash at 99% loading

Issues fixed

FPS issues on AMD cards

Games based on CryEngine may have observable decreased in performance with AMD GPUs on Windows 10 compared to Windows 7.[8]
Since the version 2004 of Windows 10, timer resolution can't be changed system-wide, thus the workaround below may not work, refer here.
Vega series GPUs may perform worse than the RX series GPUs on Windows 10 in CryEngine games, in comparison to Windows 7.[9] This is likely a driver issue, however. So updating graphics driver may fix the issue.
Adjust timer resolution with TimerTool[citation needed]
For Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10 before 2004 update, using TimerTool with settings set to 0.5ms can be use for best performance.[10]

Hacking finishes with no result

There is a problem with in-game 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

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.[11]

Frame rate capped at 100 or 64 FPS, even with vertical sync disabled

Updates to Windows 10 have resulted in incompatibility with older CryEngine games, which may result in a capped frame rate. Windows 7 is also affected, but only in menus (eg. pause menu). Enabling NULL appears to have no effect under Windows 7.[12]
Set Low Latency Mode to Ultra[13]
  1. Go to the Nvidia control panel, set Low Latency Mode to Ultra for Crysis 3 in the "Manage 3D Settings" tab and press Apply.
Set max frame rate to 1000 in Nvidia control panel[14]
  1. Go to the Nvidia control panel, set max frame rate to 1000 for Crysis 3 in the "Manage 3D Settings" tab and press Apply.
Apply RTSS framerate limiter[15][16]
  1. Download and install RivaTuner Statistics Server.
  2. Run it.
  3. Click the "add" button and navigate to where you installed Crysis 3 and add Crysis3.exe.
  4. Set framerate limiter to any number (e.g. 200).
  5. Minimize (don't close) the program.

Missing voices in cutscenes of non-English versions

In some non-English game versions, the file Crysis 3\C3\videos2.pak is bugged, leading to missing voice acting during cutscenes.[17][18] Many users reported getting the bug since a patch.[18][19][20][21][22][23][24] The reason is maybe a patch that month which "cleaned up" the audio files but was bugged and never fixed.[25][26]

Fixes are available for the following language versions:

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
[27]

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD, Speex
Interface FreeType, Scaleform

Unpack the archives

To unpack and edit the .pak files, use this tool. Drag the .pak file onto the tool's dec.exe and it will convert it into a zip-file.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
3 GB (Vista)
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
Developers also suggest a system requirement for running games at highest settings includes: Intel Core i7-2600K or AMD Bulldozer FX-4150 with AMD Radeon HD7970 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 and at least 8 GB RAM. [28][29]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1282690/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1282690) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. EA has finally removed SecuROM from Crysis 3 - DSOGaming - last accessed on 2021-03-18
  2. MaLDoHD for Crysis 2: MaLDo OnTheFly for Crysis 3
  3. Real 4K: Crysis 3 - YouTube
  4. Crysis 3 Video Card Performance and IQ Review - HARDOCP
  5. New 120Hz Games Report
  6. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  7. So I decided to activate Crysis 3s 3D for the first time - last accessed on 2021-07-30
  8. https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/narzut_sterownikow_amd_nvidia_dawniej_i_dzis_test_porownawczy-9370.html
  9. https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/narzut_sterownikow_amd_nvidia_dawniej_i_dzis_test_porownawczy-9370.html
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hcuYiqib9I&t=365
  11. http://www.mycrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=61154
  12. https://www.reddit.com/r/Crysis/comments/j1dt15/crysis_2_and_3_locked_at_65fps/
  13. [1]
  14. [2]
  15. Crysis 2 and 3 locked at 65fps
  16. Verified by User:Vlad 54rus on 2021-03-23
  17. https://steamcommunity.com/app/1282690/discussions/0/2287213008801555440
  18. 18.0 18.1 https://forums.lutris.net/t/solved-crysis-3-origin-no-voice-in-cutscene/12372
  19. https://answers.ea.com/t5/Other-EA-Games/Crysis-3-Bug-Audio/td-p/10169059
  20. https://www.reddit.com/r/Crysis/comments/lm6h2p/crysis_3_no_dialogue_in_cutscenes/
  21. https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technische-Fragen/Crysis-3-keine-Stimmen-in-Zwischensequenzen/td-p/10273088
  22. https://answers.ea.com/t5/Altri-giochi-EA/problema-audio-dialoghi-cutscene-crysis-3-in-italiano/td-p/10137373
  23. https://answers.ea.com/t5/Origin-Client-Web-Technical/Crysis-3-cutscenes-have-no-voices-when-a-character-talks/td-p/10216053
  24. https://steamcommunity.com/app/1282690/discussions/0/3106888980051757900
  25. https://steamcommunity.com/app/1282690/discussions/0/3178985744452122795/
  26. https://steamdb.info/patchnotes/8254342/
  27. https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/916373-pc/68312439
  28. http://www.crysis.com/us/crysis-3/buy
  29. Here’s what it takes to run Crysis 3 on its highest setting - last accessed on 2012-12-03