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Completed the main story line.
Be careful at the very end ;)

I'll be giving this game another play through but this time I will use the big guns more than sniping.

Also a friend has just bought the game so I'll be playing co-op which will be nice.
Seems multiplayer is a joke unfortunately due to lack of dedicated server.

Can't say I have felt sick from the motion blur while using any of the vehicles.
I have heard of people getting affected in this way by games though.
Sleeping Dogs is one example.
 
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I thought this pile of bad guys was funny. I was camping in a corner since this mission was a bitch.
 

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So far the game is a lot of fun. Much better than FC2 in so many ways!

I'm playing the game on Ultra and it looks great but its not perfect. Lots and lots of detail. I dig it.

Can we pilot the heli's parked around the island?
 
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I tried this with the new catalyst beta driver. I get more fps, but still get motion sick feeling.
It's the swaying movement.

Even my brother played and told me he felt same way.

I'm gonna give up on it for now till something comes along to fix this. literally about to puke.
 
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I thought this pile of bad guys was funny. I was camping in a corner since this mission was a bitch.
haha I've played games like this before.. they just keep coming maaaan!!!:eek::laugh:
 
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These are the graphics I wanted to see in Skyrim and the foundation for what HL3 should be able to look like.
 
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Outside of the spotty performance I'm just not getting into this. The "Crafting" thing is a bit tedious and not really Far Cry. I picked it up a little cheaper on my favourite game retailer, even got the the "Lost Expeditions" Edition.

I tried the new AMD Beta's they helped a bit on performance but I am just running it on "Optimal" with 2xMSAA. The FPS still bounces all over the place 60fps one second 2 steps later drops to 30.

The one thing I did enjoy was hunting with the Bow made it MUCH easier. But this whole running around looking for junk to craft with just irks me. If I wanted to craft I would play Skyrim...

I will sit on it for a bit, I certainly have lots of other games to play while this one "settles"
 
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Just started playing this last night, after having it installed since release. Put everything on max and just turned MSAA off and got a steady 60fps on my system, which so far is pretty damn nice for a good looking game. I have successfully hunted dear with my jeep bonnet twice, and for some strange reason i cant find a single boar for a damn ammo pouch, and using the sniper rifle with only 10 bullets is a little tedious.
Going silent and stealthy with the sniper with silencer and long range scope and bow with long range reticule. Loving the game so far, the whole crafting thing is a nice addition (provided you can find a boar and run it over with said vehicle). I would like to see a tonne more weapons, like the fact there are only 3 pistols etc.
Nothing irritated me too much yet, although the AI is really retarded when I'm sneaking up on them.
 
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New patch downloading.


Map Editor:
- Fix a Map Editor crash at launch when the windows user account contains language-specific characters.


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Single Player fixes for the patch:
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- Fix the "View Leaderboard" and "Start Trial" buttons in the World Map.
- Improve stability when the user is quitting to desktop.


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Release note – PC patch 1.01
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Multiplayer fixes for the patch:
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General:
- Improved overall Multiplayer stability and performance.
- Added SHOW TOP, SHOW YOU, PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN options in Leaderboards.
- Fix the voice chat issue that would mute players by default.
- Lobby chat can now be accessed when a controller is connected

Co-op:
- Fixed graphical issues on loading screen hints.
- Fixed the issue that would prevent maps from being displayed or randomized the first time a user enters Public Co-op.
- Health regeneration option no longer has inverted functionality.
- "Flare gun" kills are no longer considered as Assist kills.

PVP:
- Fixed ground texture resolution.
- Grass surrounding fire spawns no longer remain red on Firestorm maps.

Map Editor:
- Improved white objects thumbnails legibility.
- Users can now start a private match in 1 player on user created maps.

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Single Player fixes for the patch:
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- Improved game stability and performance.
- Fixed issues with flickering on specific water textures.
- Fixed small UI glitches related to different display resolutions.
- “Weapon cache” mission: Mission Zone and Mission Marker no longer stays on mini-map and on screen after mission completion.
- Crafting items are now auto selected when entering a new crafting category
- Added sound when zooming in and out the camera with the mouse scroll button
 
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1.02 patch notes 2012-12-04

New patch released a new patch for FarCry 3 today. See the patch notes below.
To download the patch, all you have to do is restart the game.
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Release note – Patch 1.02
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Map Editor:
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- Fixed issue where players fall through the world when not connected to the Ubisoft servers.
- Fixed the "View Leaderboard" and "Start Trial" buttons in the World Map.
- Improved stability when quitting to desktop.
- Fixed issue with leaderboards.
 
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Let the download begin!!!!!!:D

 
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Have fun.
I'm on my second play through and waiting for a friend to complete the main story so we can begin co-op.
 

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whats the cheapest way to buy this at the moment?
 
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whats the cheapest way to buy this at the moment?
G2play has it pretty cheap (30% off for Standard 34% for Lost Expeditions Edition) I haven't checked out GMG or others I picked mine up at G2Play like I usually do.
 
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greenmangaming has it for 35$ after using this code: GMG30-DEC01-ARFC9
 

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doesnt show up on GMG for me.

$35 Au on G2P tho
 
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GMG does NOT SELL Far Cry 3 to at least US. I haven't bought it because of this reason. I wish I had skipped Hitman and got this instead.
 
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Has anyone ever figured out how these sites get their codes?
 
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Has anyone ever figured out how these sites get their codes?
It could be their own website, or an organization of people who work together, so only them has the codes.
 
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Confusing installation

Hey quick question:

So I got the free dl code when I purchased a Samsung ssd and followed the instruction to download the game. I first received to files (see below)

FarCry3_DownloadManager_en

FC3_Pre_Order_Bonus_Lost_Expeditions_Unlock_Guide_EN.pdf


* I opened the first application (DLM) and it extracted a ton of rar files into my default downloads folder, following the dl of "Uplay" which looks like a program similar to Steam or Origin. From there I would assume FC3 to be in my "Games Library" , but nothing shows up :confused: I do not see an exe. file anywhere to launch the game and it is shown to have been installed in my Program Files (x86). How do I play this damn thing? it's very confusing for me at this point.:wtf:
 
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I opened the first application (DLM) and it extracted a ton of rar files into my default downloads folder, following the dl of "Uplay" which looks like a program similar to Steam or Origin. From there I would assume FC3 to be in my "Games Library" , but nothing shows up
You didn't say whether you went to the DL folder to collectively extract all those rar files. Once you do, I assume it then shows just the same as install files would on an install disc. You would then click the setup exe in that group of files and run the install. From what I've read, after the game installs the exe to launch it is in the bin folder, but I would think the install process would put a shortcut on your desktop.

BTW, can anyone that's installed the latest (1.02) patch elaborate on whether the sp performance is better, same or worse with it? I'm not sure I want to install it. It doesn't seem to have any performance fixes for sp.
 
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You didn't say whether you went to the DL folder to collectively extract all those rar files. Once you do, I assume it then shows just the same as install files would on an install disc. You would then click the setup exe in that group of files and run the install. From what I've read, after the game installs the exe to launch it is in the bin folder, but I would think the install process would put a shortcut on your desktop.
Okay, so I located the exe file in the bin folder that should launch the game, it then directs me to Uplay/ games and there is a button "Go to play" when I click it I get an Activation key window pops up. Well since I only got this piece of paper with my sdd I would assume that was the key, but it didn't work???? Grrrrr:mad: This is some bs right here! I have never had so many issues when installing a game, but then again I never own a cd-less Ubisoft game either.