View Full Version : Please Help - Farcry Graphics Problem
10-22-2004, 04:27 AM
I have been have some serious problems with Farcry ever since installation. The game runs smooth and all but I get these giant graphic glitches constantly. Its like all of a sudden there will be a huge wall of a solid texture that appears out of nowhere, which I can shoot through and walk through but cant see through. I have installed the latest nvidia drivers but it didnt seem to help. I tried switching from directx to opengl and the graphics glitch I was talking about went away in opengl mode, but in open gl I had a new graphics glitch, everything was different shades of red! Anyway, if someone could help me out on this I would appreciate it alot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
10-22-2004, 04:34 AM
More information, please...
Video card & driver version
Far Cry version
Maybe someone can suggest something then...
10-22-2004, 04:38 AM
Cpu is p4 2.8 ghz, 512 megs ram, no idea what mobo means, video card is geforce 5200 fx 64mb with the latest driver (61.77 i think?), directx is 9c, farcry version 1.2. I have had the same problem ever since I first installed the game though (farcry 1.0) and the game runs very smooth (dispite my **** graphics card http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif ) I just have this glitch problem.
10-22-2004, 07:36 AM
What rez and settings are you trying to run the game in? Have you tried turning the lighting and textures down to low or medium (in the Far Cry config)? With only 64mb VRAM you are going to have some major limitations on how high you can run it... **** card or not. Do all other Direct3D games run OK? Does DirectX Diagnostics check out OK? Have you tried any other drivers?
BTW... mobo is motherboard.
10-22-2004, 08:00 AM
I have all the graphics settings on low and the screen size small also. The game runs very smooth, probably 40-50fps, the problem is the major graphic glitches that put up walls where there shouldnt be walls, sometimes walls dissapear , the ground dissapears, ground textures get put over water...etc. All other games run fine. Like I said earlier I tried OpenGL but everything on the screen was red.
10-22-2004, 10:56 PM
Nobody knows whats wrong with it? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
10-23-2004, 12:23 PM
if your not already using the fomerly withdrawn 1.2 patch i suggest you download it fixes graphical issues with nvidia and ati cards...try to install it over 1.0 as opposed to 1.1 you dont need 1.1 when you have 1.2........go here.
10-23-2004, 12:46 PM
I am already running 1.2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
10-24-2004, 05:31 PM
I've got the same problem. Only started getting it after installing my x800 pro a couple of days ago. Never had it with my pikey old radeon 9000. However, I came across some info about the latest Hyperion 4in1 drivers for VIA chipsetted motherboards.
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) users - please note:
AGP driver recommendation:
To deliver a quality user experience, a universal standard for AGP drivers, UAGP35, is being adopted by all chipset vendors with AGP 3.5-capable hardware. VIA have worked with Microsoft on this issue for a long time and continue to do so. There are many VIA AGP3.0/3.5 devices which are supported in SP2. VIA's AGP driver contained in the latest Hyperion 4in1 drivers will work properly with Windows SP2, however, the default Microsoft driver is recommended. Please follow the advice below, depending on whether you are installing WinXP and SP2 on a clean system or installing SP2 on top of WinXP SP1.
Clean system install:
(1) Install Windows XP
(2) Install SP2
(3) Install VIA Hyperion 4in1 4.53 driver but untick the AGP driver so that it is not installed.
If your system already has Windows XPSP1 installed and the VIA Hyperion 4in1 4.53 driver then:
1) Install SP2
2) Install VIA Hyperion 4in1 4.53 driver
3) Uninstall the VIA AGP driver. Go to Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > VIA CPU to AGP Controller > Driver > Uninstall.
4) Restart the PC. SP2 will automatically install the UAGP (Microsoft default driver).
By removing the VIA AGP driver you will then be using the recommended Microsoft default AGP driver from SP2.
Microsoft has initiated a standardized way of programming and manipulating the AGP driver. In summary, Microsoft are concerned that vendor-specific drivers may define different page table entry (PTE) formats for GART, choose different register layouts for their AGP target (motherboard) devices and invalid GART entries could cause AGP-related system instability, such as memory corruption. Detailed information can be found here . VIA continuously works with Microsoft to provide the best possible experience for users of both products.
So I gave this a go. Firstly, it doesnt work by uninstalling the driver from the device manager menu - you have to do it from the installation programme and uninstall the whole AGP programme (leaving the other two options installed). The problem now is that I dont seem to have this mysterious universal AGP driver anywhere on my system. Without the Hyperion AGP driver loaded, my AGP is not registered at all. But when I run FarCry those crazy graphical anomolies are nowhere in sight. It does run slower though. The reason it didnt happen with my radeon 9000 is probably because its only a AGP 4x card, not an 8x like the x800.
Everywhere you check to get more info about this you find the same god**** useless piece of information. How can whoever wrote it be so sure that Windows will detect its own AGP driver when it doesnt exist on mine and many others' systems? To boot, I found a couple sites where you can download the UAGP35.sys file from. . . for 10 bucks! (Euros actually) Screw those bastards who think I'm gunna shell out a tenner for 35kb of data which should be on my system anyway. Also, I'm not convinced that this AGP 3.5 is backwardly compatible with older motherboards (though it probably/hopefully is).
This is basically the solution to our problem. If you, or anyone else, can tell us how to get Microsofts Universal AGP software operating on my system, I would be very greatful. Maybe you actually DO have it on your system and the above advice works for you. In that case, you might have to email it me.
Win XP Pro SP2
Sapphire Toxic x800 Pro
A7V8X Motherboard with VIA KT400 chipset
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