I made an extensive video covering Far Cry and how you can get it to run on modern machines, what to watch out for.
For those who just want to get on with it, I highly recommend using either the Far Cry Community Patch 1.6: http://www.farcrypatch16.de/
Far Cry Adoon Mod 1.99: http://www.moddb.com/mods/farcry-addon-mod-fcam
Version 1.4 (Which Steam and GOG.com come with) have this bug with enemies that can see and shoot your through tents. Game breaking IMO. Apart from these patches and mods you can also go back to version 1.33 (Patch 1.4 only has online player fixes) or use the AMD64 bit which is version 1.32 and also has some extra graphics.
Version 1.6 also fixes the FOV issue and when you play at 1920 x 1080 for example it applies correct FOV. In the vanilla version you need to run the executable with -devmode and then bring down the console with ~ and type \FOV 106 then aim down sight. Got to this every level I believe.
HDR enable via ~ then \r_hdrrendering 7
But doesn't work with AA.
Link to the video: http://youtu.be/Szf65BX2XB4
It is 10 years ago that Far Cry launched.
What a great game and so I just had to do a video covering Far Cry!
It is quite technical because running a 10 year old game on modern computers has some challenges.
Topics I cover:
- Buying the game on Steam, GOG.com and eBay
- The specifications of the computer I used
- Configuring the video and sound options
- Enabling 16x AF texture filtering
- Creative ALchemy for restoring surround 3D Audio and EAX environmental effects
- How to enable HDR High Dynamic Range
- Black screen issue when loading the game
- Corrupt textures on some Nvidia drivers
- Patches and version differences
AMD64 64 bit patch and Exclusive Content
I then cover the game sort of like a review:
- How the story begins
- Basic controls
- Use of the compass
- Health, armour and sprint bars
- Using the binoculars
- Switching weapons mode
- Swimming and diving
- Enemies raising alarms
- Different ways of approaching the game
- Using stationary turrets