The Solution -- Originally posted by McShave07:
O.k so here is the fix, grab the Bin64 file here, http://dl.dropbox.com/u/71527378/Bin64.zip
Unzip it and paste it into the following directory where you have steam installed Steam\steamapps\common\Crysis
In this folder, do the following.
Rename the Bin32 file to Bin32.bak
Now rename the Bin64 file you downloaded to Bin32
You can now running Crysis in 64-bit.
There should really be a sticky for this in the steam forums. It's disgraceful the amount of people that can't run this game. This fix doesn't seem to work for everyone, but it did for me.
if your game is crashing after changing the settings. Again not for everyone.
Hope this helps chaps.
My Experiece - Originally posted by TONYXMZ:
Thank you McShave07. This fix work for me so I wanted to add a sticky on my trouble shooting experience with everyone:
For those with the new AMD FX8350 processor. I can verify, the original Crysis 1 will not launch wth Steam initailly. It launched without an issue on my previous AMD Phenon II x4 965 BE with a Crosshair V Formula mobo & HD7870 card.
This issue seems to be that the Bin32 file in does not want to launch via Steam after I upgraded to my FX8350. Odd but true. Once I follow this fix and added the bin64 file, Crysis 1 will now launch. However still not through Steam. You have to manually launch it by openning the exe. file at Steam/steamapps/common/crysis/Bin64. Important: at this folder, launch the Crysis application (apx 4,394 KB) not the Crysis64 application. Crysis will now launch!!! Just not through the steam client but who cares now i can play the original Crysis.
I still can't believe there is such little support on this specific issue with the AMD FX8350 and the orginal Crysis via Steam for such an popular game. I hope this helps anyone with similar issues.
Other troubleshooting I tried that did NOT work:
- disabling cores via bios to minimize multithreading.
- renaming the "Bin32" file with "Bin32.bk" for backup, downloaded the "Bin64" file & then renaming it "Bin32". (a previous forum suggestion but not did not work for me)
FYI. The FX8350 has been great so far. Runs cooler averaging, idle - max load, 19C - 42C, with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler. It has been a nice speed boost. The Phenom II 965 that I had was nice also but I got the FX on sale and I wanted to try an upgrade to an 8 core 4.0Gz processor that should be easily OC to 4.5Gz. I have had no issues with any other games just withe the original Crysis & Crysis Warhead. I have tested with old and new games.
Old games tested: Farcry 1, Max Payne 1, Serious Sam 1, System Shock, Starcraft 1, Soul Reaver. Left 4 Dead, Dirt 1, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
New Games Tested: Farcry 3, Crysis 2, Deus Ex, Skyrim, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Dragons Age Origins, Saints Row the Third
As I mentioned, Crysis Warhead, was the only other game I tested with similar launch problems via Steam with my FX8350. But that's an easy fix. It should already have Bin64 file. Just click on the "Crysis64" application exe. file. and it will run.
I know its a long post but I purposefully wanted to be detailed as possible since I had such hard fime finding a solution to what should have been easy. Hopefully others will find this helpful.
Have fun playing the Original Crysis and Crysis Warhead!
AMD FX8350 BE CPU
Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard
XFX Radeon HD7870 with plans to Crossfire soon
8GB of Gskill ram
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Rosewill 1000W PSU