Re: Post your final config for retail crysis here!
To answer my own question about whether the full day/night cycle occurs in the game levels if you just wait. The answer = partially. It would appear each level has a limit on how far the time of day will go and then it stops. For example, level 2 goes from 10 to 15 and then stops. ( I guess this makes sense to stop continuity errors when moving from level to level in the game )
The command time_scale controls the speed of time. I just set it to 100 and watched time accelerate. It was nice standing in the first forest part of level2, looking up at the sun moving quickly over the canopy and all the shadows moving quickly. Amazing stuff.
e_time_of_day shows you the current time, which is updating constantly until it reaches the set limit.
time_scale controls the speed of time in-game.