1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

The far cry 2 thread!

Discussion in 'Games' started by Mussels, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,973 (11.73/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,389
    Alright, apart from custom maps... lets discuss the epic win that is far cry 2.

    My system defaulted to all high graphics, and i left it there - its running nice and smooth. (not sure if DX9 or DX10 tho)


    Memorable moments so far:

    * Setting a chicken on fire, and then running like hell as the whole friendly base caught alight from it.
    * firing a rocket at an oncoming jeep, to have the flaming debris fly up and smack me in the face. My "best buddy" then came in and dragged me from the wreckage
    *driving into what i thought was a friendly town, until they all started ramming me in their cars and shooting at me. Flamethrower solved that problem :toast:
  2. wolf2009 Guest

    LOL at the moments, can't wait to get it !
  3. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,183 (3.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,399
    Heres my farcry2 bench resul,you can see the settings at the top.I've not tried it in dx10 yet though.

    [​IMG]
  4. POOLESOFT

    POOLESOFT New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    76 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Location:
    thomasville ga
    i get 40 t0 50 fps with all maxed out @ 1280x1024@8xaa sweet...........:nutkick::respect:
  5. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Messages:
    10,183 (3.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,399
    Can you run the benchmarker,its in the bin folder and post your result.We might as well use this thread to post them in,unless someone wants to make a new thread just for the purpose.
  6. johnnyfiive

    johnnyfiive

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,891 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    876
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    I cannot wait to play it!!! Wooooo!
  7. WhiteLotus

    WhiteLotus

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    6,530 (2.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    847
    This game does sound good to be honest and i am looking for another game. I resorted to digging my copy of X3: Reunion and after flying around for 5 minutes straight and not getting anywhere I remembered why I put it at the bottom of the box.
    How does this game compare to Crysis for example? i.e will i be able to play it on my computer?
  8. raptori

    raptori

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    634 (0.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    62

    did you try geforce driver 180.42 Beta... if not try it its improve farcry2 FPS
  9. TRIPTEX_CAN

    TRIPTEX_CAN

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,304 (1.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    723
    Location:
    BC.CAN
    I got this game now but I cant load is until I get home. :(

    If it's 1/2 as good as everyone is saying I'll be buying it later this week.
  10. wolf2009 Guest

    LOL:laugh: , nice demo you got there
  11. TRIPTEX_CAN

    TRIPTEX_CAN

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,304 (1.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    723
    Location:
    BC.CAN
    Yeah my new theory is to try EVERY game before buying it. I've been let down by demoless games too often but I still want to support the games worth playing.
  12. wolf2009 Guest

    true that !
  13. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    5,452 (2.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    635
    Just for shits and giggles last night i tried to download the game to see how bad the seeds/peer ratio was and what my d/l speed would be. I got 0.7kB/s down and up on the torrent and it would have taken me 2 years to d/l. :laugh:
  14. TRIPTEX_CAN

    TRIPTEX_CAN

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,304 (1.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    723
    Location:
    BC.CAN
    lol. With all the different images on the trackers I wish people would have just use one or two files like Assassins Creed with the 6000+ seeders before the game was even released. Ironically the cracked/nuked version played better than the retail version I got for my bday.
  15. oli_ramsay

    oli_ramsay

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    3,476 (1.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Location:
    UK
    Awesome game! It's very smooth at 1680x1050 all maxed out with 4xAA and a 4870 at 850/1050 :D

    [​IMG]

    I find it does stutter a lot though. Sometimes, every 1 or 2 seconds it'll freeze for a split second and then resume. I'm using the ATi hotfix too.

    EDIT: Also found some nvidia far cry 2 drivers: http://techreport.com/discussions.x/15746 links available there.
  16. TRIPTEX_CAN

    TRIPTEX_CAN

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,304 (1.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    723
    Location:
    BC.CAN
    If you lower the AA do you still stutter?
  17. oli_ramsay

    oli_ramsay

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    3,476 (1.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Location:
    UK
    Yea, it unfortunately does :(

    Hopefully a new driver release will fix this, anyone else getting the same issue?

    BTW to show your FPS, press the key next to 1 (`) and type "showfps 1"
    TRIPTEX_CAN says thanks.
  18. TRIPTEX_CAN

    TRIPTEX_CAN

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,304 (1.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    723
    Location:
    BC.CAN
    Well if you have a 512mb 4870 it might just not have the ram available to load the large textures. If is stutters @ lower resolutions then I would assume your right about the driver though. Maybe a good round of defragging will help also.
  19. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,973 (11.73/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,389
    It runs far better than crysis ever did, AND i think it looks better.

    No. i heard those drivers break the level editor in the game, and i intend to play with that.



    latest thing i've found amusing: hovercraft on the rivers. With a sniper rifle :D
    The enemy boats catch up behind me and start shooting, i have enough time to get off the seat, turn around and snipe the enemy gunners before the boat loses momentum... and just keep on going. makes it a lot faster than walking everywhere!
  20. HolyCow02

    HolyCow02 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,638 (0.73/day)
    Thanks Received:
    111
    Location:
    New York
    Oh I cannot wait to run this tonight! I wanted to have the steam download running while I am at work, but noooooooo, it wasn't yet released at 6:30 this morning! How Lame! :(

    Oh well, I will post the benchies later tonight!
  21. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,510 (13.51/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,918
    Are you using the 8.10 hotfix drivers?
  22. oli_ramsay

    oli_ramsay

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    3,476 (1.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Location:
    UK
    yea
  23. newconroer

    newconroer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,860 (1.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    270
    Quick note for ATI users, try using 2x AA instead of 4, performance is worth it the TINY IQ loss; as well as Very High Shadows instead of Ultra High.


    I noticed some things I was not prepared for gameplay and control wise. There's no prone..no leaning..and iron sights/zoom is a momentary maneuver, rather than toggle.

    Also, mouse acceleration.. AWFUL. I cannot stand force acceleration.

    The Gamerprofile.xml seems to indicate nothing about this.

    Where are the files to modify engine commands?
  24. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,474 (7.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,987
    Be warned, there is a serious activation issue with this game. I have never ran into an issue in this manner. it allows you to add your key then says its not able to activate. Steam forums say ubisoft is reactivating a ton of keys I guess, but it just makes me wonder WTF they were thinking releasing bunk keys!

    I have contacted suport and looked in the forums and so far there are no answers, I hope to hall they get this sorted FAST.

    Concider yourselves lucky, those who are in already!
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2008
  25. TRIPTEX_CAN

    TRIPTEX_CAN

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,304 (1.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    723
    Location:
    BC.CAN
    Mouse acceleration? :shadedshu

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page