Crysis crashes on last level (Reckoning)


I'm been playing through Crysis with out a problem, but now that I'm at the last level (Reckoning) I've been having a lot of technical problems. I'm at the point where you have to battle the large spider robot on this ship deck. I'm can run around fine for a few minutes but eventually everything starts getting really choppy, and the sound starts to glitch. Eventually the program will crash into windows, although I did have it blue screen once.

Before this I had zero technical problems. I've search around the net and found that this is a common issue with this level, and the solution is to run the game in DX9 rather then DX10. This, however, does not seem to fix the problem for me. I've reinstalled the game, and reinstalled my video card drivers

Any one have any idea what else I could try?

CPU: Athlon II X2 250
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
Video: ATI Radeon HD 5700 (Driveer 8.801.0.0)

Best Answer

The same thing happened to me. Went smoothly more or less until that point, but the frames per second went down to like 0.5 on that last level. Completely unplayable.

My solution was just to lower all the graphics settings to minimum / close to minimum levels. Yes, it sucks, especially in such a beautiful, climactic battle - but I was hardly able to move otherwise. When it was low enough I was able to play through that battle relatively smoothly.

When I played the game my system was greatly inferior to your current system, so I suspect you could make do with just medium settings.