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OK i have been having some issues with FC2 I was hoping I could get some help with PLEASE!!
So far a GREAT game. but it would crash about once every hour or two, with no error's. then earlier today I was playing and a little box pops up from windows saying it needs to restart because it just updated. And when it did that it made the game restore down to a smaller screen. and there is no way to get it to start in fullscreen now! also a more serious issue, DAMN DMA errors wont let the game start now for some reason saying that my cd is a "backup disc" not the game disc.

Does anyone have a clue? also if I have to reinstall it where does FC2 store saved games?

Im using hotfix CATs
go to C:\Users\you\Documents\My Games\Far Cry 2 then edit the GamerProfile file :rockout: about 3 lines down should look like this (Fullscreen="1") :rockout:
 
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All I can say is wow. This is a pretty impressive and very addictive game, except when I get dumped to desktop randomly for no reason :laugh:.

Maybe the game does it on purpose to tell you to take a break after getting lost in it for hours:D

Graphically it gives Crysis a run for its money but in terms of performance, polish and atmosphere it leaves Crysis in the nicely rendered dust.
 

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i've had no crashes/game bugs, so i think you guys should look at video/sound drivers, and possibly PC instability.
 

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I am getting horrendous framerates (as low as 1.49 FPS in the default benchmark). The game is unplayable. I have it set to 1024x768 with everything on low and vsync on. Something is so not right. :S
 

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I am getting horrendous framerates (as low as 1.49 FPS in the default benchmark). The game is unplayable. I have it set to 1024x768 with everything on low and vsync on. Something is so not right. :S
what drivers? also, try with Vsync off.

some people have mentioned background programs killing performance, everest, Xfire and so on... make sure to quit any background apps.
 

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I tried turning Vsync off--little difference.

NVIDIA driver is at 178.13.
 

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178.24 is teh reccomended driver, i beleive.
 

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I think I discovered the problem. I always change all the key bindings in my games to keypad and as such, forward was rebound to kp_8 which just so happens to be the "Playback Recording" key. I went past Playback Recording key binding because it displayed that it was clear so I assume that meant it wasn't bound at all (fine by me); however, I noticed that it kept on saying "Recording Playback..." in the corner. I watched it while I pressed kp_8 turn on and off. I rebound Playback Recording to r and I think it is resolved thought I am not 100% certain. I haven't ran into any major explosions or thigns of that sort yet (mind you, still running on low settings though).

If it does get bad framerates again, I'll try updating.
 

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Well, I find Far Cry 2 to have a cheap console port feel to it. Its prob mostly the FOV/widescreen issue,but its not nice.

As far as the 'open world environment' it feels more like an 'open corridor environment' -nothing as accomplished as STALKER say. Just feels like corridors surrounded by hills you cant climb linking together rather repetitive 'checkpoint' battles.

And the graphics can't even compare to modern PC games like STALKER and Crysis/Warhead, for either detail/textures(STALKER) or destructibility/detail(Crysis) for example.

Overall, at the moment it's pretty bland for me. Am enjoying the music, lighting, and always being in the POV nice(while healing,driving etc.) tho.
 
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I played last night for about 4 hours... totally smooth... no crashes or bugs atall..
(though i was running it in DX9 on ultra...)
 

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I updated to 178.24. It is smoother but whenever there is a collision or an explosion, the framerates still get hideous. I'm still playing at the lowest of settings. I will try enabling NVIDIA Physx but if that doesn't help, I'm out of ideas. :(
 

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I updated to 178.24. It is smoother but whenever there is a collision or an explosion, the framerates still get hideous. I'm still playing at the lowest of settings. I will try enabling NVIDIA Physx but if that doesn't help, I'm out of ideas. :(
update your sound card drivers, or go to the onboard. I have a sneaking suspicion its outdated creative drivers at play.
 

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PhysX made no difference.

I have been using the Realtek onboard audio up to this point. I'll try Creative.


Edit: Yay! No problems with the Audigy 2 ZS. :D
 
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PhysX made no difference.

I have been using the Realtek onboard audio up to this point. I'll try Creative.


Edit: Yay! No problems with the Audigy 2 ZS. :D
woot!
 
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Why did you think PhysX will make a difference, when this is not a PhysX game.



DISCLAIMER: Not trying to start a flame war, just want your honest opinion

For those who are saying this game compares to Crysis graphically, I doubt you have played Crysis Warhead on very high all the way through. Sure this game has some graphical quality, but I don't find it to be anymore than COD4. Barrels explode look good, but look some unrealistic.

Give it an honest look, and look over all the hoo laa laa, FC2 has brought over you. Sure the game runs smoother than Crysis, but doesn't compare to Crysis in quality of graphics !
 

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About the game, I'm not too impressed especially coming from Clear Sky. It'll certainly pass the time but I can't see myself ever coming back to it after I beat it. It is similar in a lot of ways to Mercenaries 2 but much better executed. There's a lot of areas that need refinement though...
-Mouse speed in game menu is ridiculously slow.
-There are some inconsistencies with key binds (exiting a weapon uses E and changing the time on the watch are fixed to the WASD key binding no matter what).
-There really needs to be a better indicator as to how damaged the guns are.
-All the character bobbing is making me sick.
-An audible alarm for when you are close to diamonds would be nice (like the sound that anomalies make in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.).


Why did you think PhysX will make a difference, when this is not a PhysX game.
I didn't think it was but, when games don't work the way they should, you try any and everything. :p


Give it an honest look, and look over all the hoo laa laa, FC2 has brought over you. Sure the game runs smoother than Crysis, but doesn't compare to Crysis in quality of graphics !
Heh, I really don't care about appearances. I'm playing on the lowest of settings right now and I see no reason to change it.
 
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-An audible alarm for when you are close to diamonds would be nice
there is one... if you close it makes a beeping sound... (almost like the no seatbelt sound in a mustang lol) i couldn't figure out what it was the first time i heard it as i had it on 5.1... thought i was going mad :p
 

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Hmm, I haven't noticed. I'll have to listen closely for it next time...
 
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Any news on the FOV or anything for widescreen?
 
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Any news on the FOV or anything for widescreen?
whats wrong with the FOV & widescreen? im running it in 1920X1200 and it looks fine to me
 
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So far really fun. Great graphics and the environment is very immersive.

Only 2 major thing I miss having from the old farcry.

#1 Weapon fire mode. Single, Automatic, Burst.
#2 Prone Position.

Also I am not fond of the way the guy runs/sprints. To animated and feels like I have huge lead boots on.
 
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Cooling Swiftech Apogee GTZ, Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480, EK 250 Rev 2, EK 4870 X2, MCP655, 1/2" Tygon Tubing
Memory 4GB DDR2 OCZ @ 1066MHz 2.1V
Video Card(s) HIS ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 800 on core, 1000 on memory (overclocked in CCC)
Storage 500GB Maxtor Diamondmax 22 SATA II 32MB Cache
Display(s) Samsung 24" SM245B
Case SilverStone TJ07 black/windowed version
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty + Logitech Z-5500
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W Modular
Software Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Retail
My average FPS on max settings @ 1920x1200, I got 38 FPS. That's strange because I only get about 30-35 in game. Without AA, I got 58 FPS average. All of this is from the benchmark tool.
 
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System Name panda
Processor 6700k
Motherboard sabretooth s
Cooling raystorm block<black ice stealth 240 rad<ek dcc 18w 140 xres
Memory 32gb ripjaw v
Video Card(s) 290x gamer<ntzx g10<antec 920
Storage 950 pro 250gb boot 850 evo pr0n
Display(s) QX2710LED@110hz lg 27ud68p
Case 540 Air
Audio Device(s) nope
Power Supply 750w superflower
Mouse g502
Keyboard shine 3 with grey, black and red caps
Software win 10
Benchmark Scores http://hwbot.org/user/marsey99/