Far Cry (Final)

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betamac

Guest
Well been playing this all day and its quite easily one of the best games i ever played, the graphics are jawdropping (and i only have a DX8 Ti4200 using medium detail lol) cant wait to run on Very High detail, The guns look and sound great, the AI is the best in any game i have played to date, the enermies really do try and flush you out as a team, also if your hiding in a bush they dont see you until there right on top of you, you can hear them walking around trying to look for you. there loads of little touches like that.

Cant believe this game started of as a tech demo for nvidia built from the ground up by a totally unknown company, reminds me of Valve when they shocked everyone with Half life,

Whats everyone else think?

P.S runs nicely on my XP2400, 512MB Ram Ti4200 128MB card at 1024x768 with medium detail
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Hard to believe but until the weekend I had never even heard of it, then I saw people posting about the game then I downloaded the trailers, cant wait to get it now. Just hope my system can handle it, do you know what the minimum and maximum system requirements are, I have Athlon XP 2800+, 512MB DDR and 128MB ATi Radeon 9500/9700, you think that will handle it without too much lag as Battlefield Vietnam is being very choppy and taking ages to load and its only set to Medium at 800x600, hopefully the extra 512MB DDR I bought last night will help.
 
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betamac

Guest
If i can run at medium detail you should be able to run at High detail with those specs, not sure on Very high, although i would get latest Cats as there was some probs with ATI cards on the demo,

I hope this game gets lots good reviews and promoting as it would be a shame for it to go relatively un noticed, like you alot of people i speak to have never even heard of it before.

From Far Cry Website The Specs For Game Are:

Recommended

Supported OS: Windows 98SE/2000/XP (only)
Processor: AMD Athlon 2400-3000+ or Pentium 4 2-3 GHz
RAM: 512-1024 MB
Video Card: 128 MB GeForce 4 128 MB to GeForce FX 5950; ATI Radeon 9500-9800 XT
Sound Card: Sound Blaster® Audigy® series
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (included on disc)
DVD-ROM: 8x-16x DVD
Hard Drive Space: 4 GB
Multiplayer: Broadband with 64 Kbps upstream to play (512 Kbps upstream to host 8 players)

Minimum

Supported OS: Windows® 98SE/2000/XP (only)
Processor: 1 GHz
RAM: 256 MB
Video Card: 64 MB DirectX® 9.0b-compatible graphics card
Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0b-compatible PCI card
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (included on disc)
DVD-ROM: 4x DVD
Hard Drive Space: 4 GB
Multiplayer: Broadband with 64 Kbps upstream to play (512 Kbps upstream to host 8 players)
 

Matt Horne

Well-known Member
did u buy it on the highstreet or from the web ? Any cheap deasl going on?

Cheers

Matt
 

Matt Horne

Well-known Member
ahh I see ;)

does anyone know if amazon ships early (or early so it arrives on release date ?) I may get farcry with BFV..

Matt
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Have you tried www.play.com, they have Far Cry on pre-order for £24.99 and they ship games usually on the tuesday or wednesday so you recieve on release day, everytime I have pre-ordered with amazon they have either shipped on release day or the monday after.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Originally posted by Matt Horne
ahh I see ;)

does anyone know if amazon ships early (or early so it arrives on release date ?) I may get farcry with BFV..

Matt
Forgot Amazon mate, found somewhere with Far Cry on pre-order for £17.99 with Free First Class Postage, dont think anywhere is going to beat that.
 

ReTrO

Well-known Member
I played the demo off PC Zone CD I think, which was either as buggy as hell or summit up with it. Good to hear it runs ok as a full release. Might be tempted.:)
 

russraff

Active Member
Yeah, the demo was buggy as hell and ran very slow on my machine - pauses before you fired a weapon uneven framerates (single figures rather than thirty-something) when enemies see you for example. All my settings were on medium with water effects to low. I do believe that some of this this was to do with unoptimised ATI code within the game. Therefore I would expect the full release to be a fair bit better.

Athlon 3.2gHz; ATI 9800pro; 512 RAM; Audigy 2.

Russell
 

Matt Horne

Well-known Member
Strange I had no issues with Far cry other than the odd graphical quirk... it ran very smothly for me 1024x768 everything on medium/high (tried both ways) with envronment on very high all the time. Tried a variety of setting the ati 3d settings from app preference to setting the AA settings. Really liked it..

I'm running :

P4 2.8 HT
ATI 9600 XT (128MB)
1024mb Ram (OCZ 3200)
in built sound

Maybe its the extra ram which helped ?

Matt
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
I read that the demo was made to use the 3.9 ATi drivers so people using anything newer were having problems, hopefully they will have fixed it for the final game, shame EA couldnt do the same for BF: Vietnam, with the latest 4.3 drivers it runs quite badly on my computer in anything but 800x600 with everything set to Low, so I removed the 4.3 drivers and installed the 3.7 drivers, now I have it set at 1024x768 with everything set to high and its running very nicely, still lags a little but compared to what it was like before its a great improvement.
 

Jammydodger

Novice Member
Got mine from Game, These are by far the best online game shop in the UK. Here's a link -
Game
Farcry is £24.99 saving u £10.;)
 

Matt Horne

Well-known Member
ordered mine from blackstar for £17.99 :)

I did not realise that ATi 4.3 drivers were out!

Matt
 

Willy

Standard Member
Originally posted by Jammydodger
Got mine from Game, These are by far the best online game shop in the UK.
Not sure I agree with that.
 

Joe Pineapples

Well-known Member
here's a benchmark done with the demo version. I wonder if you can do this -DEVMODE thing with the full game, so we could get a better idea. Apparently the full version runs better than the demo did, but it would still be good to have that benchmark with other cards.

Dean
 

peahead

Well-known Member
no problems running the demo useing cat 4.2
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Just installed the game, you can tell it to run a test on your computer so that it sets all the options best suited for your system. It set everything on mine to Medium at 1024x768 and even though I have only played it for about 10 mins it is running perfectly, no lag or anything. I tried setting everything to High and it does slow down a little but still very playable but even in Medium it looks amazing, my spec is AMD Athlon XP 2800+, 1GB DDR RAM and 128MB ATi Radeon 9700 running with the 3.7 ATi drivers, they are not the newest but they are the best for Vietnam and Far Cry is fine with them so not going to change them yet.
 
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betamac

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Matt Horne

Well-known Member
Whooh.. I have not seen any screens like that.. the demo looks nothing like that.. and I do not remember any like that in this months PC Zone.. How do you set this feature and does it work with all radeon cards ???

Looks amazing.. totally diff to the demo

Matt
 
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betamac

Guest
Yeh in the options (once you in the game) theres a drop down box (greyed out on mine) where you choose Cold Filter,

it changes the colourful bright graphics to those in the screenshots which suit the game much better and look almost picture perfect

As Far As I Know it works with all DX9 cards but dont hold me to that :)
 

BrynTeg

Distinguished Member
cant wait for mine either,got it at play.com for 17.99,i see its gone up now,they had better not charge me more.
 

tony kop77

Well-known Member
Is the game similar to MOHA and call of Duty?
My system is
barton 2400
Motherboars ASUS A7N8X
Radeon 9500 Pro
Windows XP
19 inch Sony triniton monitor

Will the game run fine with maximum specs on and what do I need to upgrade for future gaming.
 
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betamac

Guest
Simular in terms of its a FPS but very different in terms of its not set around a war scene,

Graphicaly i dont think you will manage Ultra High with that system you need nothing less than 9800 or 5900 for Ultra high i THINK,

But you should easy get it running nicely on High detail, which still looks gorgeous
 

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