Archive for August, 2009

Summer of Crysis: Crysis Warhead Marathon

August 27th, 2009 | Category: Crysis Warhead,HPAW,Marathons,News

UPDATE: Marathon now completed, all parts uploaded.

As many of you have been wondering if we were going to do Crysis: Warhead the standalone expansion to Crysis. The answer is yes, we have another start to finish marathon on Crysis: Warhead. This marathon features a full cast consisting of Mempf, Teclis, Biske and Kaisuke.

Both HD and SD versions will be available with the SD version in our new player and both HD and SD downloadable. To find the SD downloads please click on the More link below.

Crysis Warhead Marathon Part 1 (HD/720P+) (963.0 MiB)
Crysis Warhead Marathon Part 2 (HD/720P+) (913.1 MiB)
Crysis Warhead Marathon Part 3 (HD/720P+) (671.5 MiB)
Crysis Warhead Marathon Part 4 (HD/720P+) (854.5 MiB)
Crysis Warhead Marathon Part 5 (HD/720P+) (704.8 MiB)
Crysis Warhead Marathon Part 6 (HD/720P+) (824.8 MiB)
Crysis Warhead Marathon Part 7 (HD/720P+) (1.7 GiB)

Does the Crysis Warhead Marathon work for you in the new player?

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Goodbye YouTube

August 20th, 2009 | Category: Crysis,HPAW,News,Polls

Well it seems like it finally happened. We got “3 strikes” on our YouTube account and automatically suspended. We saw this coming a couple of weeks ago and started to make preparations in case this occurred. We will not let this affect HPAW as we now have our own video player that should work for most people.

We are currently in the process of making our older content available in this new player and everything up to and including the Resident Evil 5 marathon is already available. Your comments on this post will help us decide which marathons/episodes to do next. We do not expect this to be a short process and it may be quite some time before all videos are available in the new player.

In other news, the Crysis marathon has been completed with the release of the combined Part 9 & 10. So please check out the front page and try the new video player for videos going back to RE5. Also take the following poll and leave your comments. For video playback help please email for assistance.

UPDATE: I URGE people to try videos other than the Crysis Marathon before answering this poll. The Crysis Marathon has much higher requirements than our other videos.

How well does the new HPAW player work for you?

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Summer of Crysis: Crysis Marathon

August 05th, 2009 | Category: Crysis,HPAW,Marathons

Welcome to the long awaited (by us) Crysis Marathon. Crysis is a game which I have wanted to feature on HPAW since it came out, however, my PC never had the power until now. It wasn’t that my computer couldn’t handle Crysis at max settings, it’s that it couldn’t handle recording Crysis at the same time. The framerate was just to low to even play.

Now a new video card and quad core cpu later, the problem with recording is not “gone” but now the game remains playable. Turning down the settings was always an option but I don’t think anything but max settings really show off the true beauty and excellent design that Crysis has to offer. To compliment this I am using better encoding settings than normal, including a raised bitrate and a slower, higher quality encoding method.

HD Versions:
Crysis Marathon Part 1 (HD/720P+) (1.3 GiB)
Crysis Marathon Part 2 (HD/720P+) (1.1 GiB)
Crysis Marathon Part 3 (HD/720P+) (1.3 GiB)
Crysis Marathon Part 4 (HD/720P+) (1.0 GiB)
Crysis Marathon Part 5 (HD/720P+) (1.3 GiB)
Crysis Marathon Part 6 (HD/720P+) (461.7 MiB)
Crysis Marathon Part 7 (HD/720P+) (845.6 MiB)
Crysis Marathon Part 8 (HD/720P+) (1.1 GiB)
Crysis Marathon Parts 9 & 10 (HD/720P+) (1.8 GiB)

If you have problems playing back the videos email and we will handle it on a case by case basis.

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Summer of Crysis Preview

August 03rd, 2009 | Category: Crysis,HPAW,News

Hello and welcome to the preview of the upcoming HPAW project, Summer of Crysis.

Summer of Crysis is a start to finish marathon featuring the cast of the Kingdom Hearts 2 Marathon. We really wanted to do a true start to finish marathon without any large gaps in between any of the parts, just like the KH2 marathon. We are still waiting on a few things like artwork for the marathon before we can start releasing the actual parts. However we felt a preview was in order to show you guys what to expect over the next couple of weeks.

The marathon was filmed at max settings, 1360×768 resolution (over 720P!) and overall looks beautiful.

Crysis Marathon Preivew (HD/720P+) (30.5 MiB)

Also as many of you have noticed the HPAW server has been very unstable lately. This is because of server migration issues on behalf our server host. It is beyond our control although things should be much better from this point on. So please bare with us as we bare with our host until all migration issues have passed.