Natural Mod for Crysis

The “Natural Mod for Crysis” is an amateur project I carried out at the end of 2007, shortly after the release of Crysis for PC. After grasping the huge potential of the CryEngine 2 and its the Sandbox level editor, I decided to completely redesign the lighting of the single player campaign.

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The objective was to provide photo-realistic lighting based on photo references. It made better use of HDR, atmospheric effects, exposure and color correction than the original game.

I shared the modification in December 2007 on the official forum, and kept iterating on the lighting with new improvements and refinements for several months. It became quickly successful, with +350’000 downloads as of 2013. Thanks to this mod, Crytek offered me to become their first lighting artist at their headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

Credits

Pierre Yves Donzallaz (Amateur Modder)
Crytek