Crysis ~ Ultra High Quality Custom Config

Hélder [HP] Pinto – Ultra High Quality Custom Config V1.3 Final

Increase the quality of Crysis with this Ultra High Quality Autoexec.
This autoexec includes all the features and graphics improvements available on Very High (Dx10).

This config has been tweaked to run Crysis within it’s maximum beauty, while still getting minimally smooth/playable FPS!
Minimum System recommended is a Nvidia 8800, 2GB RAM and a fairly good dual core CPU.

– Better shadows
– Parallax Mapping
– Very high quality textures, terrain and vegetation
– Lightning improved
– High Quality particles
– Tweaked Lods for best FPS/Quality relation.

1. Paste the “CVarGroups” folder into the folder “*:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Game\Config”, and overwrite the existing one. (Backup you’re old one if you want)
2. Go ingame and set all the Graphics Settings to HIGH.
3. Paste the file “autoexec.cfg”, under the root of you’re Game folder, “*:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Game”.

Change Log & Bug Fixes

Version 1.1 ~ release 23-12-2007
* Removed the blue distant trees artifacts.
* Removed very noticable vegetation popping effect with grass and shrubs.
* Increased the resolution of sprites, and tweaked sprites lods.
* Improved LODs.
* Improved particle LODs that caused mass usage of CPU.

Version 1.2 ~ release 03-01-2007
* Minor Tweaks.
* Removed useless “sys_budget_sysmem” “and sys_budget_videomem” commands.
* Added Very High Settings “CVarGroups” folder, to trick the game to use Level 4 graphics detail. ( Very High Dx10)

Version 1.3 RC1 ~ release 12-01-2007
* Improved physics, and particles.
* Fixed exaggerated green fluorescent vegetation when entering darker environments.
* Increased resolution of distance sprites, and increased the distance where 3D vegetation is visible.
* Added all the previous “CVarGroups” folder commands, onto the autoexec.cfg itself.
* Tweaked Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO):
– Shadows slighly brighter, and more detailed at close ranges.
– Brighter environments when playing at night.
– Fixed bug with Night Vision Goggles when playing at night.

Version 1.3 RC2 ~ release 14-01-2007
* Improved FPS

Version 1.3 RC3 ~ release 15-01-2007
* Improved FPS
* Improved water
* Due to bugs in the readings of the autoexec.cfg , readded Very High Settings “CVarGroups” folder,
to trick the game to use Level 4 graphics detail.
* Added a few FPS gain commands.

Version 1.3 ~ release 17-01-2007
* Increased vegetation render distance.
* Better and higher ocean waves.
* Fixed foliage wind activation distance too low.
* Improved water.
* Final tweaks, better FPS/Quality relation.

Version 1.3.1 FINAL ~ release 10-06-2008
* Fixed a bug where in some distant areas, the shadows start to flicker
* Increased character’s distance render draw to a more realistic value
* Minor tweaks

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Official Discussion thread:
(Please, refer to that link before mailing me for questions!)


  1. Kevin

    Thank you so much for this! Awesome 😀

    • I was lucky enough to buy a XFX HD7970 card for this game. I am not a gamer at heart. But a tweaker, that got addicted to the graphic quality of this game. And wanted to see it at it very best. Do you feel your config is up to date for all the HD 7970 can do.. Would you consider offering a very tweaked config with the 7970 in mind… Thank you

      Also to note,  I have all the Hi-Res, HD mods, SSAO, POM I think. If that helps…. Thanks

  2. Miks Jurciks

    Hey, so I installed the config, and I was wondering, does it make any difference, or even ruin the ”high=very high” effect, if I turn off motion blur in the official options?

    • You mean inside the game, or in the config?
      It’s been a while but afaik, you can make as many changes as you want ingame. They might get reverted to the ones in the autoexec when you restart the game tho, i’m not sure. So you better just open the CGF and remove the command there to be sure. But yeah, tweak away.

      • Miks Jurciks

        Yeah, I meant the ingame options. But thanks for answering.

  3. Nick Mitchell

    I wanted to say thank you so much for doing this! This makes Crysis enjoyable and feel like the game I expected it to be. I have looked all over for something like this and glad I found it! Again, thank you!

  4. Thank you so much for this.
    I’m running an OC GTX 580 Asus Matrix card and is playing everything at 55-56 fps.
    Thank you.


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