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#76
the graphics are just damned sweet arent they :D

according to my save, i'm about 25% of the way in. slightly repetitive at this stage, although unlocking more and more awesome guns helps. Grenade launchers, sniper rifles, RPG's.... mmmmm.

Also: setting zebras on fire. fire is good.
I agree, game is awesome looking! I'm running it in 1680x1050, majority of the settings set to very high and in DX10. Averaging 38fps according to the benchmark tool. Not bad for my rig!
 

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I am also seeing a fair amount of stutter, especially near the screen edges, also hotfix drivers.....

and TY mussles, ima try the good ole' 178's
Yeah I posted about that a couple posts before your initial inquiry about that...I had the same issue...the 180.42's or .4x's whatever gave me a screen full of nothinginess...the 178.42's worked flawlessly...averaging 70s-80s in MP games, both official and player made maps. I also love how the player made maps download sooooo much faster than CoD4's...I can only assume this is due to how things are referenced for the map design, but going from 30-60mb in a 2-10+mins depending on the servers in CoD4 to 30seconds average in FC2 is amazing...now CoD4 and FC2 CANNOT be compared...I catch myself doing it too..but in reality even though in the same genre they're extremely different in so many ways.

All I have to say is I've had a blast with the game in the less than 30 minutes of SP and the greater than 3 hours of MP I've played...all of it's been more than worth it for the purchase price, NOT including the map creator/editor...


Also, the most asked question in MP, is "how do I revive someone?"...try the damn action key, which by default=E...you gotta be close enough and they gotta have the "+" over their dead/dying body to be revivable...if it's a skull, move on.

The game looks great, amazing lighting and shadows makes this game's visuals amazing. It doesn't have "crysis" textures, but it has better lighting, shadows, gameplay and addictibillity for me...maybe not others, I don't really care...because, in the end, I got the game for me, and no-one else. I have thouroughly enjoyed it thus far and am happy I found something to fill the void that CoD4 was no longer filling for enjoyment.

:toast:
 

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Alright Benchies are here:






There you have it folks...nothing special, but I don't seem to drop as low as some others that have posted earlier. Suprising to compare to some results...the average is what's most interesting in some comparisons. Now as you can see this is with the 178.24 drivers, they work very well...the Sp and Mp results are of course much higher than this for FPS. The bench went WITHOUT ANY distortions, artifacts, black boxes, errors or anything of the sort, so if you are recieving such, something's up with the setup you're running. I've ran this on 3 PC's now...granted all were NV graphics, none had issues stated by previous AMD/ATI runner(s) for glitches, hitches, artifacts, errors or performance.

But ymmv...it's not the best, it's not the worst...I could care less, because the game plays effing amazing! If your system plays it well, and you can enjoy it, who really cares? Enjoy the damn game!

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#79
Hmmm i just bought a camo suit "stealth upgrade" but cant find the actual equipment in the armoury... i wonder if its just auto equipped?

anyone else this far into the game?
 

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I'm "getting" it as we speak.. It's mostly an experiment too see if my rig can handle it. I don't really like FPS's anyway. :(

It will be interesting. It seems to be less demanding than Crysis (wich I haven't tried with this rig), so well... We'll see.
 

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79% downloaded...i orderd a pizza and ive got my 12 of miller here, shud make for an interesting night!!

d00d, hows the multiplayer?? Is it epic win? or ub3r phail?? cause Cod4 is beginning to wear VERY thin atm....

80 % :D
 
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Well, I'm having problems now with my 4870. Any settings, I'm getting a stuttering. At first I uninstalled the Gamer Profile and it fixed it. Now it doesn't and anything I've tried I can't get rid of it. I'm also using the "Hotfix" drivers.:ohwell:
Try setting shadow to very high instead of ultra, and using 2xAA instead of 4xAA. It solved my stutter issues. :)
 

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poor ATI users... you cant play the game The Way Its Meant To Be Played... :p
 

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Guru only used 2 gig of ram, but I get the feeling that the 4850 1 gig with 4 gigs of ram will be faster or the same as the 4870 512 at 1920x1200.
Look at the effect 1 gig has with the 4870.
 

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poor ATI users... you cant play the game The Way Its Meant To Be Played... :p
Look again champ, the new 1 gig cards rule:slap:
 

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Look again champ, the new 1 gig cards rule:slap:
it was a joke. ATI users seem to be having driver problems atm, while the only Nvidia problems are on beta drivers.
 

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it was a joke. ATI users seem to be having driver problems atm, while the only Nvidia problems are on beta drivers.
I know, I know, but I just thought I'd stir you up since I have the 1 gig model:D:toast:
I've bought 4 games and dled 3-4 demo's, and I've yet to encounter any probs like crashing or horrid framerates:ohwell:
 
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The game looks great, amazing lighting and shadows makes this game's visuals amazing. It doesn't have "crysis" textures, but it has better lighting, shadows, gameplay and addictibillity for me...maybe not others, I don't really care...because, in the end, I got the game for me, and no-one else. I have thouroughly enjoyed it thus far and am happy I found something to fill the void that CoD4 was no longer filling for enjoyment.

:toast:
Well, the great lighting and shadows are only half appealing when they have the LOD filter issue going on.
 

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Firing squad test.
 
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just popped into my local game shop and persuaded them to sell me a copy... cant wait till i get home to try it out.

Should i install and go... or should I do the hotfix drivers first?
Im on a HD4870 in 1920pxX1200px

by the looks of it some people are having stuttering problems with these cards
 
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just popped into my local game shop and persuaded them to sell me a copy... cant wait till i get home to try it out.

Should i install and go... or should I do the hotfix drivers first?
Im on a HD4870 in 1920pxX1200px

by the looks of it some people are having stuttering problems with these cards
Try the hotfix and delete "GamerProfile.xml" from C:\Users\Oli\Documents\My Games\Far Cry 2 every time before you play, should sort out stuttering.

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God this game is sexy. I only got to play for 2 hours yesterday but I am hitting it hard again tonight, gonna post some screens. 4870 X2 Frame rates are amazing too. I love the gameplay, its like GTA meets Africa.
 

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God this game is sexy. I only got to play for 2 hours yesterday but I am hitting it hard again tonight, gonna post some screens. 4870 X2 Frame rates are amazing too. I love the gameplay, its like GTA meets Africa.
GTA meets africa
Flamethrower meets africans.



seriously... who else just burns everything down, for hte hell of it?
 

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Well I played last night for about 30 minutes. I think I liked multiplayer better. The single player mode seems a little dull at this point. This isn't what I expected.
 

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Well, the great lighting and shadows are only half appealing when they have the LOD filter issue going on.
TBH, didn't bother me that much at all...it's noticable, but could've been worse. I was too busy enjoying the game. Doesn't have to be perfect, and no game ever will be! But I bet it'll be patched sooner than later! :D
 

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as long as u play in the daytime, the game is absolutly beautiful and totally destroys crysis, in both playability, graphics quality, etc.

nite time, not so much.. things look really drab, kinda like stalker SoC....

played all nite...amazing game...9/10 but a patch could easily fix the bad things.
 
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#98
Anyone go to the savana and just run over animals :D its hella fun :laugh:

I also love how well it runs I got everything Very High, DX10 2x AA and I get 35-80fps average, even when a ton of stuff is on fire and and people are shooting. I love how optomized it is :D