Re: First time playing Crysis, noob could use a hand...
rygel texture pack sucks... it only cost a shltload of extra fps and only adds photoshop sharpening to the textures. The textures are already good in crysis, especially with the sweet normals they use... Try to aim for a really nice custom config with a different TOD than stock. Like the xconfig or mster config, that's all you'd ever need.