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Does anyone remember? I'm building a rig for Far Cry and putting XP on it, since there is no way to get it working properly on Vista/7. I have a 2GB kit - should I use it or buy a 4GB kit?
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2gb should do plus there are way to shut off extra features in windows to save more ram if needed.
Edited by cdoublejj - 9/1/12 at 12:17am
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post #3 of 16
The original Far cry will fly with 2GB.

Edit: However I'm sure Far cry does run on win7 as I have run it my self.
Edited by Bit_reaper - 9/1/12 at 12:15am
    
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I've played Far Cry on Windows 7 64bit just fine. You need the 64bit patch http://www.shacknews.com/file/6847/far-cry-64-bit-patch
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Man I cant believe you cant get it working on vista.

I have tweaked the draw distance for objects like trees staying in the distance see below, which pushed ram usage to just 500MB+ at 1600p.

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Originally Posted by Dan_9 View Post


No, yours looks broken too:



All the foliage might be helping to mask it, but there is a bug that's been there ever since Vista:



I know Far Cry runs on Vista/7, but I never said it didn't. I said it doesn't run properly.

EDIT: And you don't need the 64bit patch to run it on 64bit Win7.
Edited by Oubadah - 9/1/12 at 1:55am
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Hmm cant load video at moment, here is more screen shots of mine

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So you're building an all new computer because of a graphics glitch that changes the game in no way whatsoever or glitches it out?
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So you're building an all new computer because of a graphics glitch that changes the game in no way whatsoever or glitches it out?

Makes no sense to me either! I didn't even notice, if it was really annoying though, presumably dual boot would be far less expensive!
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Hmm cant load video at moment, here is more screen shots of mine.

Yup, you can clearly see it in those shots. The land mass isn't being reflected, only the foliage and objects. The less foliage cover, the more obvious it is, IIRC it's particularly bad in River.



EDIT: In fact, look at the cliff on the other side of the boat where I haven't highlighted That's an even better example. There isn't much foliagecover, so practically no reflections. Looks awful.
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So you're building an all new computer because of a graphics glitch that changes the game in no way whatsoever or glitches it out?

A graphics glitch is changing the game. It's Far Cry for Christ's sake - Far Cry's jeweled crown was it's amazing water. This bug ruins that water.
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Makes no sense to me either! I didn't even notice, if it was really annoying though, presumably dual boot would be far less expensive!

It's not expensive when all I need is RAM, and if it's OK on 2GB, then I don't even need the RAM anyway.
Edited by Oubadah - 9/1/12 at 4:25am
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