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Just bought the original FarCry from GOG, installed it and started it up and was letting do the graphics settings auto detect.

Tried to run the game, all I see is the splash-screen and that's it, I can't even alt-tab out of the splash-screen...
Have to restart the computer.

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Does anyone here know how to run this game on windows 10?
 

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Let me turn my PC on. I actually had it going a couple months ago. I’ll pop back in and let you know.
 
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There's also the PCGamingWiki page for Far Cry if you run into anymore trouble with the game.

Game crashes with very high lighting
 

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found this.
I bought the game on GOG, I don't have the "farcry_amd64upgrade_xx.exe" and "farcry_amd64_ecu.exe"
I only got 2 files downloaded from GOG, a setup file for farcry 1.4 and a bin file, thats it.

I tried running the game with admin rights but it didn't work.

It's strange because GOG says:
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OK, it doesn't say 64 or 32 bit..:(

There's also the PCGamingWiki page for Far Cry if you run into anymore trouble with the game.
Thanks!

Just found a 64bit patch:

But:
"Note that the 64-bit version cannot be upgraded to v1.4 (the latest patch). "

I have version 1.4...

There are no previous versions for download on GOG...:banghead:
 
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There is not one thing I did to make it run on W10. I installed to desktop from the installer. I dont have compatibility settings at all. Don’t need admin rights either. What resolution are you trying? If too high then the game won’t even open. Ive had that with other games.

There is an issue in that it will run at 600 fos or more, which sounds great until your card overheats. You can simply limit frames in RSS of Afterburner, because the game does not recognize Vsync.

Basically they are not lying about W10. It works great. Maybe try removing any trace of FC from the registry after unistalling, and then start over.

Edit:
Maybe....are you trying to install to same drive as Windows? All my games are on separate drives from Windows. That might make a difference.
 

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There is not one thing I did to make it run on W10. I installed to desktop from the installer. I dont have compatibility settings at all. What resolution are you trying? If too high then the game won’t even open. Ive had that with other games.

There is an issue in that it will run at 600 fos or more, which sounds great until your card overheats. You can simply limit frames in RSS of Afterburner, because the game does not recognize Vsync.

Basically they are not lying. Maybe try removing any trace of FC from the registry after unistalling, and then start over.
I'm trying to run it on my i3 intel hd620 laptop.
Resolution was set to a low one.

Also I don't get any error, it just stays on the splash-screen.

Did you get the game from GOG as well?
Is the computer you are running it on windows 10 32bit?
 

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I'm trying to run it on my i3 intel hd620 laptop.
Resolution was set to a low one.

Also I don't get any error, it just stays on the splash-screen.

Did you get the game from GOG as well?
Is the computer you are running it on windows 10 32bit?
Yes, mine is from GOG. It was easier than messing with the old 5 CD jewel case, LOL.

I’m running it on W10 64 bit. Are you running W10 32 bit? If so, thats your problem I bet. The GOG version is the 64 bit game I believe.
 
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Not if @P4-630 doesn't want to use all 6 GB of RAM, laptop is listed in System Specs.
My bad, but unfortunately going to look up specs of laptop models listed is a little too time consuming right now. I barely had time to see if the game started up and check if any compatibility settings were applied.
 

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I have it on Steam, works fine. Win 10 x64.
This is interesting too, which one is your fave?
Farcry best?
For me it's 3 I think, Vaas is still my fave bad guy in a game.
 
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The GOG version is the 64 bit game I believe.
I just bought the game from GOG, and it's the 32-bit version.
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As @rtwjunkie said the game launches fine for me at my monitors native resolution, and very high quality settings. The only difference I and @rtwjunkie share is the game was installed on a secondary drive.
 

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the game was installed on a secondary drive.
Why would that give a problem when I have installed on the OS partition, I just have it under C GOG Games.
 
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Why would that give a problem when I have installed on the OS partition, I just have it under C GOG Games.
I was wondering if it was related to Windows Vista, and later versions redirecting to the VirtualStore.

PCGamingWiki said:
When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
Have you tried launching the game with this shortcut? Seems it doesn't require GOG to launch the game.
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Today I tried FarCry on my desktop, set the resolution @ 2560x1440 and it just started the game without issues....
On my desktop I have it installed on a different SSD than the OS drive.

Thats a bummer because I actually bought the game for my laptop..:ohwell:

Have you tried launching the game with this shortcut?
Just tried, no difference, it stays at the splash-screen. :mad:
 
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Try this one instead of the newer DCH driver, should be the legacy driver.

Been looking for the exact model of your HP laptop, and happened across your older thread.
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/which-of-these-14-laptops-would-you-choose-bought-a-14-hp.237670/

The newest driver from HP is dated: Jun 15, 2018
 
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Try this one instead of the newer DCH driver, should be the legacy driver.

Been looking for the exact model of your HP laptop, and happened across your older thread.
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/which-of-these-14-laptops-would-you-choose-bought-a-14-hp.237670/

The newest driver from HP is dated: Jun 15, 2018
It seems I already have the latest driver installed:
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Edit: Tried creating a new partition E and copied the FarCry game to that, it didn't help either.:(
Why the F$%& won't it run on the OS drive and why does it run only when installed on a non-OS drive? :confused:

Saints Row 2 from GOG runs fine on my laptop.
 
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it works fine on two desktop machines i have and i have tried it on three different laptops all work fine all running windows 10..

in fact all the farcry versions work fine.. 3 4 5 primal and new dawn..

none are from GOG though..

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Today I tried FarCry on my desktop, set the resolution @ 2560x1440 and it just started the game without issues....
On my desktop I have it installed on a different SSD than the OS drive.

Thats a bummer because I actually bought the game for my laptop..:ohwell:



Just tried, no difference, it stays at the splash-screen. :mad:
I’m glad you got it running somewhere at least!
 

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Ok, I got it running on my laptop now with FarCry installed on external SSD. :)
 
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