I have
Motherboard: Intel DG35EC
Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
Graphics Card: Forsa nVidia 9800GT 1 GB
Operating System: Windows XP

In graphics settings last option available is "High" for everything. "Very High" option is disabled in Crysis. Why? I don't want all settings to be Very High, i need to set only few. Is there any Ultra High option also?

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The "very high" option is only available on a DirectX 10 capable operating system (Windows Vista/7) with a DirectX 10 capable graphics card. Your graphics card is DX10-capable, but you would need to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7 to use DirectX10-only effects.

There is an inofficial way of enabling most of those effects without using DirectX 10: Guide on how to enable "very high" settings on Windows XP.

There is no official ultra-high setting, but there are a number of additional tweaks you can apply, some of those are listed in the guide I linked to. But your 8900GT is probably not powerful enough to run those kinds of settings at high resolution and anti-aliasing.

  • I am now playing Crysis at Very High settings using the link above. With 1152x864 and 8x antialiasing i have almost no problem in fps.
    – LifeH2O
    Dec 8, 2010 at 18:16
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    Your resolution is very low in comparison to current monitors, at higher resolutions you'll need a better graphics card. Dec 8, 2010 at 20:30

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