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TONYxMz Aug 22, 2013 @ 9:38am
Orginal Crysis 1 & Warhead launching problems with FX8350 CPU fix
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.

Also http://steamcommunity.com/app/17300/discussions/0/864945309941708728/ if your game is crashing after changing the settings. Again not for everyone.

Hope this helps chaps.

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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!

My Rig:
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
Last edited by TONYxMz; Aug 22, 2013 @ 9:56am
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Sammy Aug 24, 2013 @ 8:54am 
Confirmed fix, Game would not boot at all without saying "Crysis has stopped working". Game now boots correctly, haven't got to playing yet but sure it will work fine. Thumbs up dude, its bad that even Steam support didn't respond to my emails about this.
Hull Kogan Aug 24, 2013 @ 2:56pm 
I still just get a black screen and then "Crysis has stopped working" :(
Sammy Aug 24, 2013 @ 5:28pm 
What system specs do you have?
Hull Kogan Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:47am 
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
8 GB of DDR3 RAM
and I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.
Sammy Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
Odd, we're both running AMD CPU's and the same OS so it should effectively be the same fix. It might be worth trying the old "Run As Admin" or compatibility mode just to make sure it isn't one of those.
Mister Bubbles Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:35am 
I've seen so many suggested fixes that rely on 64-bit executables, but nothing for x86-PC OS with FX8350 processors.


Incidentally, these do not have 8 cores, but 4 cores that can each process dual threads simultaneously.

In speed terms, you may be better off actually stacking 4 x 2 core GPU running as CPU in parallel, sicne CPU only deal with serial pipes so you're always at a bottlenexk of the CPU width
TONYxMz Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:42pm 
Originally posted by Sammy:
Confirmed fix, Game would not boot at all without saying "Crysis has stopped working". Game now boots correctly, haven't got to playing yet but sure it will work fine. Thumbs up dude, its bad that even Steam support didn't respond to my emails about this.

Oh look, comments.. who would have thought, lol...sorry, i haven't replied earlier guys.... I work too much....I'm glad it worked for you Sammy!
TONYxMz Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:46pm 
Originally posted by AngeTheDude:
I still just get a black screen and then "Crysis has stopped working" :(

Originally posted by Sammy:
What system specs do you have?

Originally posted by AngeTheDude:
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
8 GB of DDR3 RAM
and I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.

Hi AngeTheDude,

I used to have a AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU and Crysis always ran fine on it. I've even considered going back to it since its still a darn good CPU.

Try this unless you already have, Verify the Integrity of your game's cache in properties (within Steam Library). That's usually a simple fix for some games.

You may want to check out some of the other forums such as: http://steamcommunity.com/app/17300/discussions/0/846959179183470365/#p2

They even suggest that Steam keys even work in Origin which seems to be more compatible for 64 bit.

Let me know how it goes? Best of luck!
Hull Kogan Aug 29, 2013 @ 2:02am 
Originally posted by TONYxMz:
Originally posted by AngeTheDude:
I still just get a black screen and then "Crysis has stopped working" :(

Originally posted by Sammy:
What system specs do you have?

Originally posted by AngeTheDude:
AMD Phenom II X4 965
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
8 GB of DDR3 RAM
and I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.

Hi AngeTheDude,

I used to have a AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU and Crysis always ran fine on it. I've even considered going back to it since its still a darn good CPU.

Try this unless you already have, Verify the Integrity of your game's cache in properties (within Steam Library). That's usually a simple fix for some games.

You may want to check out some of the other forums such as: http://steamcommunity.com/app/17300/discussions/0/846959179183470365/#p2

They even suggest that Steam keys even work in Origin which seems to be more compatible for 64 bit.

Let me know how it goes? Best of luck!

I did actually try to load it in Origin and got the same crash. I also tried the verify cache fix as well. Nothing really seems to work for me.
TONYxMz Aug 29, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
yikes...sorry to hear that...have yoiu checked that you have the most up to date drivers for your graphics card?....if i can think of anything else out i'll let you know
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Hull Kogan Aug 30, 2013 @ 1:08am 
Originally posted by TONYxMz:
yikes...sorry to hear that...have yoiu checked that you have the most up to date drivers for your graphics card?....if i can think of anything else out i'll let you know

Yeah, just updated and reinstalled the game as well. Still nothing. It's ok, I don't think I paid too much for it.
Sammy Aug 30, 2013 @ 11:24am 
Just had a chat to Steam support, doesn't look like they have any interest in even testing this fix or adding it to their official solution. Poor Show.
TONYxMz Sep 5, 2013 @ 7:52pm 
So sorry to hear that AngeTheDude..i don't why its so hard to launch this game compared to others...steam really should provide better support or some kind of performance feedback option based on user experiences for all their games other that just forums...
Last edited by TONYxMz; Sep 5, 2013 @ 7:54pm
StAsMaN Jan 28 @ 12:30pm 
Guys, can somebody help me? It works for me! But, when i launch crysis, i can't activate steamcommunity in the game. (Shift+Tab). How i can fix it?
♥Festive Pingas™ Feb 9 @ 11:24am 
Confirmed working!
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