Far Cry (2004)

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  1. philscomputerlab

    philscomputerlab Member

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    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
    - Mods
    - 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
    - Vehicles
    - Enemies raising alarms
    - Different ways of approaching the game
    - Using stationary turrets

    Rendered and uploaded in 2160p30 50000 kbps but YouTube destroys most of the quality :(



    Share your memories of Far Cry! What computer did you have? Did you enjoy it?
     
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  2. Reanimated35

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    Ummmm.......
     
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    philscomputerlab

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    Fixed, thank you!
     
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    Epic effort man, great job :thumbup: You sure love your Farcry.

    I remember this game destroying my PC back in the day :leet:
     
  5. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Wonderful and conprehensive review, well done :thumbup:

    Brings back some fantastic memories too. Damn I loved that game.
     
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    I never played the Farcry series of games, always scared my PC wouldn't be up to the task... :wired: But I dare say that my current rig would smash this entire series, so am going to add it to my Steam wishlist!
     
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    philscomputerlab

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    PC gaming at its best. When I worked on taking footage for the video I often got so immersed in the game, suddenly realising it is after midnight and all of that...

    The game is often on specials. Just a week ago it was 60% reduced at GOG.com.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Well they did say, at the time of release, you would need two years before the game could be played at its full potential.

    You should definitely get it up and running.
     
  9. bennyg

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    Try 4AM... Oh for when I was a student and I could catch up on sleep till midday

    Far Cry is one of those games I crack open and romp through every now and then. Few games since then have cracked the mix of sandbox and directed mission play despite the number of imitations that follow any standard setting game like this.
     
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  10. breno

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    For whatever reason Crytek have not been able to top the epicness of this game.
    I was rocking it on a C2D 8400, 4gb RAM and a 8800GTX.
    As far as i remember my favourite level was the one on the abandoned ship.
     
  11. ae00711

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    I loooooooved this game.. spent soooo many hrs playing it as well as multi-player at friends LAN - 'boat wars' - grab a boat each & then try to destroy each other either by using the mounted or playing chicken & crashing into each other - the physics were friggin' hilarious! :lol:
     
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    Big FarCry fan here, and that includes 2 and 3!

    I was just getting back into PC gaming when #1 came out, having taken several years off to focus on binge drinking and picking up chicks (but mainly drinking).

    It was the first game I bought on a DVD - whoa. I distinctly remember the first time I peeked out of the sewer and saw the tropical island, with birds flying past, etc. WOW! More amazing still, you could actually walk around out there! And swim! And fly a hang glider! I could go on!

    It was a long while before I could play it at max settings. I still break it out from time-to-time, and it still rocks.
     
  13. metamorphosis

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    The hell is this doing in the retro forum? 10 years ain't that long
     
  14. shane41

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    Where does it fit then ?? The semi - retro section.
    Already been discussed before the term retro & is applied loosely here.

    10 years is a long time in computing anyways :lol:
     
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    philscomputerlab

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    Every generation has their retro period.
     
  16. NanoDuke

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    What's Quake? Is that like Minecraft?

    :lol:

    I LOVED this game.


    UNTIL it became a standard corridor-shooter-with-limited-ammo dealy.
    I stopped playing once I encountered the beasts. Might replay it once again and see if I enjoy it second time around.
     
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    I think I got up to this section where there are these suspended board walks and monsters below, and I got sick of it and used no clip, but then I couldn't trigger an event to move any further in the game so I just quit.
     
  18. power

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    You missed out, I had heaps of fun with this game and finished it.

    I'm still not sure how it ended up in the retro forum, it's hardly retro.
     
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  19. CZA

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    Retro.. The graphics and gameplay are still very much up to modern standards :lol:
    I don't think any post-2001 FPS can be called Halo.
     
  20. partybear

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    I wouldn't really call farcry retro thou.
     

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