Crysis & Crysis Warhead Steam Q&A

Hier folgt ein Steam Q&A von Crytek in englischer Sprache:

As we have promised, we have compiled a list of the most common questions, sent them off to the relevant people who deal with each specific area, and brought them all back together to give you this comprehensive Q&A below. Hopefully the information contained here will put your minds at rest, and be able to answer all the question you have.

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* Where is Crysis and Crysis Warhead being installed to when I download it from steam?
The game is automatically installed in the SteamApps folder.

* If Warhead/Crysis are installed into the steamapps folder, how does it work with modifications then and the auto download functionality of Wars?
The auto-update feature doesn’t mind where the game is installed to. EA and Crytek will make patches available via Steam also, in which case the autoupdate feature will detect that you’re up to date.

* Can the Warhead retail copy be activated via the steam account so I can download it from there?
At this time, retail copies of Crysis and Crysis Warhead can not be activated via Steam.

* Will people be able to activate old crysis on steam via the cd-key?
At this time, retail copies of Crysis and Crysis Warhead can not be activated via Steam.

* Will the retail version be activated via steam or does it have an independent EA activation?
The Steam and retail versions both use SecuROM product activation online.

* Will the Steam version have an activation limit?
The Steam version of Crysis Warhead has the same activation limit as the retail version of 5 activations. The Steam version of Crysis Wars will only require authentication upon installation just like the retail product.

* How often can I install the game which I got from Steam?
Re-authentication is required only if you make significant changes to your PC's hardware, reformat your hard drive, or in some cases, upgrade your Operating System. Multiple installations of the game on the same computer that has not gone through significant changes will not count against the number of computers the game can be installed on.

* Does Crysis Wars have online activation?
Crysis Wars is authenticated upon installation. If you want to play through Gamespy Arcade, you’ll need a valid registration key like most online games that use that service.

* Can I play online only via Steam?
Online play for all versions of Crysis Warhead is done through Gamespy.

* Which language versions are available on steam?
Crysis Warhead is available in all languages on Steam (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Hungarian)

* How does the update functionality work via Steam and w/o Steam?
Steam will update your game automatically if you tell it to. The autoupdate functionality built into the game will check if a patch is available which has a newer version than the one you’re running and direct you to a download location for it. If your game has been updated to the latest patch via Steam, then the version check will pass and nothing will happen.

* Are Crysis and Warhead the same when being downloaded via Steam as the hard copy ones?
Yes, the binaries and content are identical.

* Is the ingame console the one from Crysis or the Steam one?
Crysis, although in the Steam version the Steam overlays are available (buddy lists etc).

Please feel free to post your responses here if you have any futher questions and we'll be sure to do our best to answer them, we hope you're all pleased with the answer you have seen above.

- MyCrysis Team