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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:
 

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Heres my farcry2 bench resul,you can see the settings at the top.I've not tried it in dx10 yet though.

 

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i get 40 t0 50 fps with all maxed out @ 1280x1024@8xaa sweet...........:nutkick::respect:
 

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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.
 
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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?
 
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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:

did you try geforce driver 180.42 Beta... if not try it its improve farcry2 FPS
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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:
 
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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:
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.
 
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Awesome game! It's very smooth at 1680x1050 all maxed out with 4xAA and a 4870 at 850/1050 :D



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.
 
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Awesome game! It's very smooth at 1680x1050 all maxed out with 4xAA and a 4870 at 850/1050 :D

*snip

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.
If you lower the AA do you still stutter?
 
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If you lower the AA do you still stutter?
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"
 
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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.
 

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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?
It runs far better than crysis ever did, AND i think it looks better.

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

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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!
 
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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"
Are you using the 8.10 hotfix drivers?
 
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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?
 

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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!
 
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