Crysis 2 Remastered

Versions and compatibility

Latest version v1.0.0
Released on 17-nov-2021
Compatible with Crysis 2 Remastered v1.0.0+, EGS
Hotsampling via Running the game in borderless mode

Features at a glance

The photomode mod for Crysis 2 Remastered offers the following features:

  • Full, unlimited camera control (gameplay, cutscenes)
    • Controller or mouse/keyboard control over the camera
    • Field of view (FoV) control
    • Tilt
  • Game pause / framestep / Gamespeed control
  • Camera paths
  • HUD toggle (HUD is toggled when camera is activated)
  • Hotsampling (resize the game window to any resolution)
  • Game speed control (slow-motion, speed up)
  • CVars unlocked
  • Console restrictions removed

How to use

Please see for details how to get started and configure this photomode mod, General features and configuration. This guide will provide additional information for the controls / features specific for this photomode mod.

Info

If you don't see the Crysis2Remastered.exe process in the Process to inject to textbox, please click the Select button to select it manually. Additionally, if you're running the game as Administrator (you don't have to, btw), and the IGCSClient.exe does not, it can't see the Crysis2Remastered.exe process. In that case, restart the IGCSClient.exe as Administrator.

Environment Adjustments

The Environment Adjustments tab is the tab where you can adjust various aspects of the game world. For Crysis 2 Remastered it allows you to control the following:

Game speed
This controls how fast the runs internally; a value of 1.0 is 'normal game speed' and a value of 0.0 is total pause. Use this to create slow-motion effects which help you pause the game at the right moment. Setting this to 0.0 won't completely pause the game engine as it enforces a minimum speed. To pause the game completely use the normal pause via Numpad 0.

Information recorded with camera path nodes

When you create a Camera path, each node records the camera location, orientation and field of view.

Tools specifics

Hud toggle

This game has no HUD toggle, as it utilizes the Flycam feature of the CryEngine, which hides the HUD. It doesn't hide subtitles nor bloodspatter. You can toggle the HUD as well on the console (open the console with ~), by typing hud_hide 1

Pause and scripted events

The pause/timestop implemented pauses the game, however some scripted elements might move on a rail, frozen. This is sadly currently the only way to pause the game and be able to move the camera. The other pause in the game, utilized by the menu, freezes everything, including the camera.

Unlocked CVars and console commands

The tools unlock all cvars in the game, so you can utilize them in the console (press ~ to open the console). One benefit of this is to play in 3rd person by pressing F1 (this is a hardcoded keybinding by the game). Another is to enable 'time of day', by typing sv_timeofdayenable 1 and then set the time of day using e_TimeOfDay hh.mm where hh.mm is a number, so to set the time to 11AM, you can use e_TimeOfDay 11.0. (After you've enabled it with sv_timeofdayenable 1).

The engine has a lot of cvars you can try. Use ?fragment (e.g. ?shadow) to get all cvars and commands with that fragment. To get help on a command or cvar type cvar ? for instance e_TimeOfDay will give the help on the cvar e_TimeOfDay.

Controls

The default photomode mod controls are listed below. It depends on the Camera control device setting on the Configuration tab whether the device (e.g. mouse or gamepad) can control the camera.

Mouse

When moving the mouse:

  • No mouse buttons pressed: rotate the camera
  • Left button pressed: move camera up / down / left / right
  • Right button pressed: move camera forward / backward / left / right
  • Both left and right button pressed: tilt camera left / right
  • Mousewheel: increase / decrease Field of View (FoV)

Keyboard

Normal camera usage

Key Feature
Insert Enable / Disable the camera
Numpad . Block / Unblock input to game
Numpad - Decrease FoV
Numpad + Increase FoV
Numpad * Reset FoV
Home Lock / Unlock camera movement
Numpad 4 Move camera left (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 6 Move camera right (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 8 Move camera forward (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 5 Move camera backward (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 7 Move camera up (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 9 Move camera down (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 4 Move camera left (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Arrow key Up Rotate camera up (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Arrow key Down Rotate camera down (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Arrow key Left Rotate camera left (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Arrow key Right Rotate camera right (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: faster)
Numpad 0 Pause / Unpause the game
Page down Skip a few frames when paused
Numpad 1 Tilt camera left (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: tilt 90 degrees left)
Numpad 3 Tilt camera right (+ Ctrl: slower, + Alt: tilt 90 degrees right)
Numpad 2 Reset tilt

Camera path usage

Key Feature
F7 Start / pause playback
F8 Stop playback
F4 Add path
F10 Add node to active path
Ctrl+F10 Replace the active node on the active path
Alt+F10 Insert a new node in front of the active node on the active path
Ctrl+Home Go to start of active path
Ctrl+End Go to end of active path
Ctrl+Page Up Go to previous node on active path
Ctrl+Page Down Go to next node on active path
Numpad 1 Select the first path during playback (if any)
Numpad 2 Select the second path during playback (if any)
Numpad 3 Select the third path during playback (if any)
Numpad 4 Select the forth path during playback (if any)
Numpad 5 Select the firth path during playback (if any)
Numpad 6 Select the sixth path during playback (if any)
Numpad 7 Select the seventh path during playback (if any)
Numpad 8 Select the eighth path during playback (if any)
Numpad 9 Select the ninth path during playback (if any)

Gamepad

Normal camera usage

Control Feature
Left stick Move camera forward / backward / left / right
Right stick Rotate camera
Left trigger Move camera up
Right trigger Move camera down
Y button + left / right stick Faster movement / rotation
X button + left / right stick Slower movement / rotation
D-pad up / down Increase / decrease FoV
B button Reset FoV

Camera path usage

Control Feature
Start Start / pause playback
Back Stop playback
Left bumber Go to previous node on active path
Right bumper Go to next node on active path
A Add node to active path