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Far Cry 3 - Island Survival Guide

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  1. Frag Maniac

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    Well, I finished it too, and am a good ways through my Warrior run, but after having just installed the latest beta driver, you never know what could happen. Crossing my fingers for now, mentally anyway. It would be pretty hard to play with them actually crossed.
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    Starting to get into the AMR more now. It's loud, but as long as you pick a good spot and drop a fair number of enemies, it keeps them rather suppressed. Cool to knock them on their butts too. It literally sends them flying. LOL

    I've got all Signature weaps now, Shredder, Bushmaster, Bull and AMR. Been experimenting with Enhanced vs Standard Alpha to Coverage. Not enough of a difference for the slight performance hit IMO.

    I encountered one strange graphics quirk last night that I'm wondering might be related to the 13.2 beta driver. I was crouched behind tree foliage scoping a Wanted Dead pirate camp with the sniper rifle, and their whole camp would appear as a bright white-ish reflection similar to the sunlight off the water in the distance, but only when looking through the scope. I moved a bit and tried looking through a bush and then it looked normal.

    I've always noticed the trees in this game have odd flickering regarding light and shadow effects, it's very annoying. It's as if there's some static mesh shaders used for light and shadows in the trees that pulsates on and off as you move.
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    Question, is there a quest at what appears to be a bunker at Turtle Hill? This is the far mid east tip of the south island. There's a short steel door on a partially below surface concrete building near the beach right where the black cave looking feature is on the map.

    This looks similar to one of the ones Buck takes you too, but I don't think it's one of those. The door has no interactive icon and it won't open, but there's a Rakyat villager in a nearby building saying "Hey, come here", like he has a quest, but I can't interact with him.

    Maybe part of a future DLC mission?
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    I been playing about three days now, im on a E5200
    775 BioStar TP45HP
    Corsair 1100 PI
    XFX4890
    Windows XP sp3

    for the most part it plays well, i have a glitch where if I move with the camera in hand it will dissappear in my hand. Also the gun will do the same, for the most part I love it. The tiger got me.I was playing with sound off.
    I cant get enough of it, im about half way through the missions. The map is huge, Im having a hard time collecting stuff n building it.As I keep running out of room to carry stuff if anybody can give some pointers on that......
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    I've been playing with the 30 Days mod this run through, which is a realism compilation mod. The version I have comes with HD terrain and sky textures and has been upgraded to add a full moon. Quite a good mod really.

    There are mods that extend the wallet capacity, but I don't know about the ruksack. If you don't want to use a mod, just make sure you hunt the animals required in the Crafting menu for Loot Ruksack and Wallet.

    You can basically go to the 3rd level of each with common animal hides, but the 4th is always a rare one found via one of the Path of the Hunter quests. PotH quests are unlocked by liberating outposts and picked up by going to the bulletin board in the outpost.

    It's best to climb the GPS towers at the very least after you liberate the nearby outposts, so you can see the animal locations on the map. The animals on the map are just a rough guide though, they roam so they're not always in the exact spots shown on the map.

    Wallet and Loot Ruksack crafting requirements are as follows:

    Wallet
    Simple - 1 Pig
    Rugged - 2 Cassowary (looks sorta like an Emu)
    Heavy Duty - 2 Shark
    Extended - the One Horn Buffalo

    Loot Ruksack
    Simple - 2 Boar
    Rugged - 2 Tapir
    Heavy Duty - 4 Dingo (looks like fox on map, but up close like a dog)
    Extended - the Undying Bear

    I never use syringes for anything but health for realism, but if you find hunting challenging, you can craft a Hunter's Instinct syringe with one amber leaf plant, which helps to see the animals and can even keep the timid ones from fleeing. There are also syringes you can craft to resist harm from predators.
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    Skin a pig or 2 and then bring up your menu
    Select crafting and over on the top right select equipment, you'll see weapon holster, wallet ect. You can then craft a larger whatever to carry more.
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    New DLC Available - Far Cry 3 High Tides DLC Pack
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    Unfortunately I don't know anyone who plays Far Cry 3 enough to play co-op with.
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    ME beating the game with a bottle stuck to me hand. Don't watch if you have not beat the game yet.
    fc3 sexy ending - YouTube
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    Cool cool,
    I got the hang of that(mostly) I just need to advance as my stuff is all full. I havd an error where my mouse will stop working, its very random and doesnt happen all the time. I also get crashes to the desk top, but I assume its my 4890 as if i turn anything in visuals up it gets choppy and unplayable.
    Thank you for the advice! I just stolen the uniform and am meeting that dude Hoyt
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    For those whom don't know, High Tides is exclusive to PS3. The PC version is called the Deluxe Bundle DLC and costs $10.

    This is what it includes:

    - Six single player missions from Monkey Business and the Lost Expeditions packs
    - Four new animals to hunt: the Mountain Lion, Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger), White Tiger and Red Vulture
    - Two new single player weapons: Tribal Knife and M700 Predator Rifle
    - Two multiplayer weapon unlocks: Type-10 Flare Shotgun and Predator Bow
    - One new character: Hurk and his monkeys
    - Two new end of match movies for multiplayer starring Hurk and his monkeys
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    Started playing co-op, really really enjoyable. Just stick to Hard difficulty, Insane is full of newbies and there is absolutely zero teamwork on Normal most of the time.

    Had a couple of great missions on Hard with a group of strangers. Everybody stuck together and moved as a group, slow advance through the tough parts and plenty of covering fire if anyone moved to grab ammo. Snipers, movotovs and RPG's were always tagged. Damn I miss that group.
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    Damn, had some serious annoyances last night. I was about halfway through the game on Warrior using the 30 Days mod, then the boss fights with the giant and Vass left me with no weapon to use. I had to uninstall the mod to get past the giant, but somehow I managed to get past Vass with no weapon.

    Then on Fly South I decided to exit out of the game and put Uplay in online mod with the overlay turned back on. I was having trouble with the fly to the so island in the wingsuit achievement unlocking, so I thought that might help. Then when I went back into the game, the only saves available were from several days ago!

    Screw it, going to get Dead Space 3 and play it a while.
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    Well I just finished it lastnight, Kinda dsappointed as I kept thinking Ill add to my ruksack size and add a bunch of stuff I dont have. But then that was it, the final scene with his younger brother flying the chopper and him on the gun...............
    Ive started again on medium setting, im gonna do more roaming on my own.
    Over all I loved it, I got games Ive never even played yet when I get board I pull them out.
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    Part of what kills replay value for me is they actually made the disable tagging option, which I was saving for a 2nd Warrior run, only applicable to the tags that appear when you aim at someone.

    Thus the only way you can really go without tagging is not use the camera at all, or use mods, and I've yet to see a mod that doesn't have problems. I hope they make a patch that allows you disable tagging and maybe other things, COMPLETELY.

    By other things I mean, even if they DID allow complete disabling of tagging via camera, the mini map still automatically shows when enemies are near you. They're just some bogus features that have no business being always on in a game such as Far Cry, which has always had fairly tactical, non auto-cover gameplay.

    This is what I meant when commenting on the first gameplay footage vids Ubi posted, saying I worry they're turning Far Cry into an arcade shooter. Even if you feel the tagging is needed, there are times when the enemy is unaffected by your shot because it's hard to tell when they are half covered by a structure whether the part of their body you're shooting at is exposed or not. I swear there's been times when part of their body is definitely not behind cover, yet it shows as grey, and when I take the shot at that part of their body, the bullet doesn't hit them. The tagging system is very flawed.
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    I personally love far cry 3.I really do.I only have one issue where i go to a shop and im selling stuff and the damn game crashes!!I thought of searching through this thread looking for someone with the same issue but seeing as though we are up to 17 pages... =\ meh..lol.
    Its quite a frustrating problem. The game is at 1.04 so it should be fine!?Does anyone have the same issue?
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    I've never had that problem nor seen anyone complain of it. What driver are you using and do you do clean installs via removing all the old driver bits?
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    Omg!! you still have that bottle stuck on your arm?? :wtf: Bhahahahaa:laugh:
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    Yea I tried reinstalling the game..didnt fix the problem, then i tried a fresh windows install, still didnt fix it.Not sure..i sort of just put up with it now..lol =\
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    Well, like I implied, it matters a lot what driver you use and how you install them, esp with AMD. Far Cry 3 is a game that has seen lots of driver updates. Without divulging that info it's kinda hard to help you.
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    what do you mean what driver are you using?for what?my graphics card, my mb, my mouse, what?!lol.

    the game is patched to v1.04.
    my drivers for my graphics card (ati hd 6870) are the latest drivers.

    Can you please explain what you mean?

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    you say 'latest' graphics drivers. please give the actual version number, because theres very high odds you have old ones.
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    Im running catalyst drivers v13.1

    google and ati tell me they are the latest..?
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