As with most PC games, Crysis has a number of cheats that you can implement to either make the game easier or to just have some weird fun. The cheats can be implemented by typing in special Crysis console commands. This page and the next covers the whole nine yards on how to do this. Those of you who already know all about the Crysis command console and DEVMODE should just skip right to the Crysis cheats charts on the next page. As for the rest of you, follow me...
We'll start with some basics...
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Crysis Command Console
The Crysis command console can be toggled by simply pressing the tilde key (`) on your keyboard. Press the tilde key once to show the console. Press it again to hide the console. This can be done anytime after the game is loaded (even while the game is paused and/or while the menu is showing).
The command console can be used to type in any and all special Crysis console commands by which you will be able to activate cheats and make advanced configurations. So basically what you do is press the tilde key to bring down the console, type in a console command, press Enter on your keyboard to activate the command (after which you should see some kind of confirmation message) and then press the tilde key again to close the console.
How to Get All Crysis Console Commands
All Crysis console commands can be accessed by typing
dumpcommandsvars into the console (and then press Enter). This will create a huge .txt file called
consolecommandsandvars.txt in your Crysis game install folder. You can then exit the game and open the
consolecommandsandvars.txt file and see all the commands you can type into the console.
The commands will be labelled as either "Command:" or "variable:". There might also be additional information about the command next to the "help", "usage" and "default" headings which will give you some quick notes about the command, how to use it and what the default setting is, respectively.
Crysis Console Command Syntax
With the game loaded and the command console down, the syntax to follow is:
[command name] [value]
Many of the Crysis console commands have values that are simply any number. An example of this would be:
This command multiplies player movement speed by a factor of 10.
Other console commands have binary values with a value of 0 meaning 'false' (OFF) and 1 meaning 'true' (ON). An example of this would be:
g_enableAutoSave command controls whether the game is automatically saved at every checkpoint or not. In this case, a value of 0 means that the autosave feature is turned OFF.
A few other notes about using console commands:
- Make sure the console is not in restricted mode (it should not be by default but check anyway) by entering the
con_restricted 0command before you enter any other commands.
- All commands are case-insensitive, e.g., both
g_enableAutoSave 0will accomplish the same thing.
- The current state (or value) for any particular command can be seen by simply entering the command without a value. For example, entering
g_enableAutoSavewill yield the following message:
g_enableAutoSave = 1 [ ]
(This indicates that autosave is ON.)
- The help text for a command can be displayed by entering the command and using a question mark as the value. Example:
- The equals sign (=) is not necessary. You may have seen elsewhere that the Crysis console command syntax is supposed to use an equals sign like this:
However this is entirely unnecessary. You may safely omit the equals sign and the command will work just fine.
Some console commands can only be activated if Crysis is loaded with the 'devmode' parameter. For example, if you load Crysis 'normally', bring down the console and enter
g_godmode 1 attempting to activate god mode (player invincibility), you will see the following confirmation message in the console:
g_godMode = 0 [ ]
This indicates that the current state of god mode is still OFF (0) and that the command did not 'take'. To get god mode and numerous other Crysis console commands to actually work, you will have to load Crysis in 'devmode'. (NOTE: This is NOT the same as disabling the console restricted mode, i.e.,
The easiest way to load Crysis in devmode is to simply create a special shortcut for it.
Here's how to do this:
- Go to your Crysis game install folder. (If you don't know what that is, right click on the icon on your desktop that you use to start Crysis and click on 'Properties'.)
- Go to the Bin32 folder
- Locate the Crysis.exe file and right click on it and click on 'Create shortcut'.
- Right click on the shortcut you just created and rename it to "Crysis DevMode" or something like that (not necessary but it will make things easier)
- Right click on "Crysis DevMode" and click on Properties.
- In the Target field, add a space and then type in
-devmodeto the end of the command line. So if your Target field initially read:
...change that to:
"C:\Program Files\Crysis\Bin32\Crysis.exe" -devmode
...and then click OK.
You can now start Crysis in DevMode by simply double-clicking on the Crysis DevMode shortcut. When Crysis is loaded in DevMode, all console commands should work. You also have the info display (including framerate) in the top right corner of the screen. To get rid of this, bring down the console and enter
And with Crysis loaded in DevMode, you will see that you can now bring down the console and enter the god mode command:
...and the confirmation message you will get will be:
g_godMode = 1 [ ]
...indicating that current state of god mode is now ON (1).
Starting Crysis in DevMode automatically creates certain hotkeys which you can press to activate the following cheats:
- F1 — Toggle between first/third person view
- F2 — Skip to the next checkpoint (not entirely reliable)
- F3 — Enable ghost/fly mode (press once to enable ghost/fly mode, press twice again to disable)
- F10 — Return to previous checkpoint (not entirely reliable)
NOTE: After enabling ghost/fly mode, simply aim at the sky and move forward and you'll fly up in the air. Be advised however that if you disable ghost mode while up in the air, you will fall back to the ground (and you could potentially die depending on how high you were).