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Far Cry 3 - Island Survival Guide

Discussion in 'Games' started by natr0n, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Frag Maniac

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    Did the DL code included with the drive actually HAVE an activation key, or was it sent via email? Did you check your email for an activation key, including the junk folder?

    If no key was sent and/or the one listed does not work, try entering it again. If it still doesn't work, try contacting Ubi about it. Be prepared to send them anything confirming purchase and DL code.

    Whatever you do, don't get pissed and give up. I've read people say sometimes they get a better deal out of it when cyber-clerical mistakes happen.
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    Update: {edit at 10:08pm}


    Okay so I reinstalled the game with my anti-virus turned off and presto! the game installed correctly, Turns out the av program had automatically quarantined a couple files from the download. As for the activation key problem.. You were right FM, it was provided in my UBIShop - Order Confirmation email. Haha now I feel silly for not seeing it before :eek: The key was in small print and sorta blended in with the purchase information.

    Thanks for the help Frag Maniac, I really do appreciate it! Now is Time to Play!!!:rockout:
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    Well YEE HAH (sorry, just got done watching Hatfields and McCoys).

    Yeah it's a common mistake actually. People get in a hurry to play the game and they don't think about checking email for an activation key. And if an exe is missing after an install, good chance an AV prog quarantined it.

    Hope my DLs on me free copies of Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution and Far Cry 3 don't take forever.
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    Well if the guy comes thru to buy my Zune this evening I should have it tonight. Target has it in stock. I'm pretty jacked about this game. Got burned on MOH Warfighter, total turd. Aftermath for BF3 just came out and it may be the best map pack of the whole premium bunch. Some gaming this weekend. Yeah Phenom I know I said I was gonna wait for it on X-mas. Can't and I don't use the Zune at all. It just gathers dust.
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    this game was so disappointing. it started out so strong :(
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    I feel it is lacking something.
    As if content has been with held for future DLC.
    But I could just be hoping.
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    the co-op isn't open world. the multiplayer is your standard Call of Duty loadout. the single player is where the game shines. the character that replaces the other character halfway through the game isn't nearly as strong and the story falls flat all the way to the end. I lost motivation to play. I really wanted my Tyler Durden ending but the game plays it straight which is the most disappointing part.
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    So I'm stuck with a shop1231bdsf name, and they sad there is nothing they can do. I thought I was logging on to my other UPlay account when I simply logged in with an email, but apparently my main account used another email. The name seriously looks stupid in multiplayer.. :(
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    hahaha
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    loving this game... i cant put it down...
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    I loaded it and it won't even open. Must be Microsoft Essential causing it.
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    Been playing it like mad since DLing it. Kinda skipping a lot of side quests and storming through the missions for upgrades and to see how she feels. I have to agree on some of the comments. The characters and story seem to get worse as you go on.
    Buck seems to = a cheesy version of The Jackal from FC2. What is it with Ubi always wanting to put crazy psychos in their FC games? They write excellent AC stories for the most part, why do they struggle so to make a good FC story?
    HDAO as mentioned does bring a HUGE improvement to the sharpness of the NPC silhouettes, but this is yet another game who's frame rates fluctuate wildly, causing a bit of choppiness in places. HDR is beautiful upon sunrise, and the TOD cycle is fairly good, but in some respects the graphics are inconsistent. You see noticeable texture pop-ins for instance while hang gliding.

    So far it's looking like this is a game to play for the action, stealth and variety of weapons, hunting, crafting, etc. Just watch out for those damn animals!:eek:
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    So I loaded it and updated it, but when it tries to open the game I get this message.
    "There was a problem starting your game. Make sure you have no other games running the Ubisoft Game Launcher. If the problem persists try reinstalling the game."

    I have reinstalled it 3 times now. Used a different folder once. Shut down all anti virus and spyware programs. Any ideas ? This is on the Fergie gamer on my specs.
    Vista 64 bit SP2 ! Oh and I don't have any other Ubisoft games.
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    Guys, are this game's patches layered or cumulative? In other words does the 2nd patch include the first one?
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    No it is seperate ! I think I figured out my problem I'm reinstalling it. I had the wrong disk in. I haven't had a retail game for so long I forgot about that. I hope that is the problem. I assume if you have the disk version the Number one disk has to be in to play it ? Most games tell you that though.

    Nope it still says Theres a problem starting the game. Yeah no shit !

    OK figured it out. You have to uninstall the Uplayer too, and then reinstall everything. Won't get to play tonight, by the time I'm done it'll be 3.5 until I have to get up for work. Fuck UBI games are a Pain in the ass ! Fun, but they make you work for it :)
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    The sea life in this game is so diverse and well done it could be its own underwater game.
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    They are two different patches even though the the 1.02v also lists the fixes for 1.01v. You can select the FC3 Updater in the bin file to manually download both.


    Tell me about it.. my installation of this game was a pain too, but it was still human error on my part.:laugh:
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    After installing the latest patch my game was running like shit. I had to turn the shadaows and post FX to high from Ultra. (Game played fine before with those settings maxed out.) Strange. Usually patches increase performance. To be honest I don't think the visuals in this game are to die for anyway so I'm not worried about it.
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    BF3 does that to me and then it comes to mind to update my GPU driver. That usually fixes it. I'm Nvidia though. I was Red for about ten years prior to going to the 670. Though I had a GTX460se in my back up machine. Now basically I'm all green except my Laptop with the APU.
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    I'm green and red. (Funny I find naming them by color strange.)

    But I have multiple computers with both Nvidia and AMD. I buy whichever brand has the best bang for the buck card.
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    Okay, okay.. I gotta tell you guys how hilarious this mission was for me..

    So I snuck in close to take over a small enemy outpost and noticed a tiger coming in close on the east side of the camp. While scoping out the area with my camera, an enemy dog run off to attack the incoming tiger which in turn alerted the pirates to save their dog, this was the perfect distraction for me to move into the camp and destroy their alarm. Then all of a sudden to my surprise... the tiger killed all the pirates and the outpost was conquered. THANKS TIGER :laugh: :D

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    Yeah I don't get how these tigers can take out entire platoons of men. I watch them all shoot the tiger but the tiger never dies, just kills them all.

    But if I stumble onto one in the jungle (before he pounces on me) I can take them out with half a clip.
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    For those that don't know, flame thrower is a great last ditch gun against predators. Kills them almost instantly, and scares off any others around.
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    I always snipe the cage door and watch them fight eachother out.

    I also take a lot of photos of the whole deal with the camera for no other purpose than imagining the main character laughing and posting them online.
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    If your Recon'ing a Camp for a take over, Look for the Animal Cage that Basically All Camp's have, Take a Sniper Rifle, and Shoot the Front Door of the Cage. (Careful NOT to Shoot the animal). If you use silenced(or Not) , the Pirates, Get a NICE surprise, and you Get an easy take over. Work's Great for Me.

    Also , To all. I found a Glitch , where you Can Go to A Specific Co ordinate on the Ocean , and The ENTIRE ocean just Disappears(Water) , and You Get to walk on the Sea Floor. Also the Fish Still behave Like the water is Still there(Watch out For Flying Shark's ).
    It's around X-291.9 + or - 15 degrees
    Y-304.9 + or - 15 Degrees
    I had Fun with it , maybe you will too. (FYI, Make sure your in/on a water Craft, or you'll fall to your death, Since it's deep)
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