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my-name-is-mark
07-19-2004, 08:04 AM
Hi
I wanted to reinstall, and patch 1.1, after a defrag, and had loads of errors and problems.

Here is what I did to get everything right.

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif (**warning - includes altering Registry - usual warnings about backup, take care etc**)

1.)Perform complete uninstall of FarCry.
2.)Run regedit
find every reference to far cry and delete the whole key.
find every reference to farcry and delete the whole key
** please note that you have to search for farcry and far cry**

I also did the same for ubisoft, as I have no other products by them.
I also deleted every reference to the software product code, which on my system is 960A297DB69BAB04CB4B5E56A1E69562.
3) Defrag the hard drive - this was the whole point for me in the first place!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif
4) Reboot and install Farcry
5) Reboot and apply patch.
6) Defrag

I have now have the patched version sitting happily on a defragged drive.

Please note that this is a "belt and braces" approach, and i would suggest that it is only attempted if you are familiar with hacking around with Windows Registry.

my-name-is-mark
07-19-2004, 08:04 AM
Hi
I wanted to reinstall, and patch 1.1, after a defrag, and had loads of errors and problems.

Here is what I did to get everything right.

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif (**warning - includes altering Registry - usual warnings about backup, take care etc**)

1.)Perform complete uninstall of FarCry.
2.)Run regedit
find every reference to far cry and delete the whole key.
find every reference to farcry and delete the whole key
** please note that you have to search for farcry and far cry**

I also did the same for ubisoft, as I have no other products by them.
I also deleted every reference to the software product code, which on my system is 960A297DB69BAB04CB4B5E56A1E69562.
3) Defrag the hard drive - this was the whole point for me in the first place!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif
4) Reboot and install Farcry
5) Reboot and apply patch.
6) Defrag

I have now have the patched version sitting happily on a defragged drive.

Please note that this is a "belt and braces" approach, and i would suggest that it is only attempted if you are familiar with hacking around with Windows Registry.

fabulouscoops
07-19-2004, 08:08 AM
Good post Mark. This gets asked twice a day. Unfortnately, the uninstall script is not robust enough to take care of all the loose ends.

MrMeikel
07-19-2004, 09:04 AM
i have defrag'ed with far cry loads of times now - are you having trouble with this?

i defrag about every 2 days, so usually it takes <45 mins http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

my-name-is-mark
07-19-2004, 10:38 AM
for MrMeikel -

No, thanks, just read somewhere that a defrag before and after installing FarCry (or anything), helps speed things up.

Just wanted to try it.

Mark