In "Saves" directory of Crysis 2, I saw a file named "actionmaps.xml" which says

  <action name="flymode" onPress="1" noModifiers="1">
   <key name="f3"/>
  <action name="godmode" onPress="1" noModifiers="1">
   <key name="f4"/>
  <action name="ulammo" onPress="1" noModifiers="1">
   <key name="np_2"/>
  <action name="debug" onPress="1">
   <key name="7"/>
  <action name="thirdperson" onPress="1" noModifiers="1">
   <key name="f1"/>

How do I play in third person view mode? Pressing F1 does nothing.

1 Answer 1


You need to enable the Developer Mode in order to be able to use these commands.

To enable the developer mode, you need to start the game with the "-devmode" command line parameter (either edit the start menu shortcut or create a batch file containing "Crysis2.exe -devmode". When the developer mode is enabled, you'll be able to use the following key bindings:

  • F1: toggles between first and third person view
  • F2: teleports you to the next checkpoint
  • F3: switches between fly mode, noclip mode, and back to normal
  • F10: removes many textures and shows polygons
  • Num1: gives quite a few weapons (notably the JAW and L-TAG) and refills ammunition

Update: After some research it has been found out that the "-devmode" cannot be used after patching the game to version 1.2. However, there might be ways to bypass this through using scripts and/or similar.

Source: Wiki4Games

  • just having a bit of having the same issue but a bit complex,i created a Batch file under "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis 2\bin32" but when i tried to open it up and used the key combination i was unable to switch to third person mode.. i even tried creating a Xml file in saved file directory with key combinations in it..but that file content changes every time i get in game still im unable to change the views any solution please reply as soon as you can..can wait to play this game
    – user37788
    Commented Dec 2, 2012 at 10:34

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