Steam, it may be time you stepped in.
At this point, it's pretty much common knowledge that Crytek is selling a broken game.
Now, before you fly off and state, "Hurr it's working for me, you're just a pleabian."
Understand that the black screen, crash to windows, computer lock-ups. etc are effecting roughly HALF of the people who buy this game.
Most of which have rigs that can easily run this anywhere between high and ultra IF NOT modded beyond ultra.
It should NOT be a players responsiblity to fix a developers mistakes, poor optimization and pure LACK of support.
This game was purely made to look pretty and be left on the floor after all the money was collected.
Like a busted ♥♥♥ 5 year old Lambo. You'll get no help now, but it was pretty and expensive to run back in the day.
I dare you to prove me wrong after the past 2 titles that were released on ALL platforms once they had the hype machine rolling and the CoD Kids drooling.
I firmly believe that at this point, the game needs to either:
A: Get some damn support from a developer ( Not going to happen seeing as EA owns the rights)
B: Have a sticky thread here detailing known issues, crashes, bugs and content conflicts and warning potential buyers of this titles now very common issues.
C: Have it ♥♥♥♥ing removed from Steam.
And believe me;
I had it on a previous build and it ran as smooth as butter 4 years ago.
But now, Despite trying all known fixes, patches, reworks, renames etc etc. I get nothing but a black screen and a middle finger from Crytek who offer absolutely no support.
It may be time to put the poor thing to rest.