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john_chi
10-27-2008, 03:19 PM
Has anyone been able to run the game without crashing so far?

john_chi
10-27-2008, 04:03 PM
Bumping this just incase. Please reply with either an explanation or a bump to keep this poll noticed.

Paul_cz
10-27-2008, 04:25 PM
I have played for 20 hours so far, and I am in 50% of the game, with over 25 side missions completed, and over 100 diamonds found.

The game hasn't crashed ONCE. I am, however, using unnoficial nocd fix on my legal retail copy, even though I have no idea whether that is important in case of crashing or not (I just can't stand DRM).

neildittmar
10-27-2008, 04:52 PM
I have the game installed on two different PC's. One is a Pentium 4 3.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, 7800GS 256MB, Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS. The other is a Core2Quad q6600 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM, 8800GTS 320MB, SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer. The game has been 100% stable on both of these setups. No crash issues at all.

Benjamk81
10-27-2008, 05:34 PM
bumping

keep bumping people

come on ubi take notice of the magnitude of problems here - reminds me of the red orchestra release and those guys were more or less amateurs - your supposed to be an established big budget development team!

kingoftabooo
10-27-2008, 05:53 PM
i've had loads of problems with the game it doesn't like Dx10 at all - won't load up unless its dx9 i have latest drivers installed for my Geforce 9800gx2, vista 64bit, 4gb Ram

plus playin in dx9 randomly gets really jumpy then goes bk to stable for abit then back to jumpy... even tho i'd turned Vista's graphics down on desktop to free up more Ram.... do u need like 10Gb Ram to play this game or summit LOL

Tolte
10-27-2008, 06:05 PM
No problems for me, knock on wood.
system:
e8500
p5e deluxe
2 gig ram
hd4870
700watt psu
xp service pack 3

I do use the 8.8 catalyst drivers.
But why change them when it runs good ey?

gamRdude
10-27-2008, 06:56 PM
No problems here.
Benchmarks for XP and Vista on my machine (http://infarcry.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=1174)

zenzou
10-27-2008, 07:06 PM
Was having a ton of crashes before... but I was running DX10. Now I'm running DX9 with no stuttering or crashes of any kind after using the FOV hack and the gfx_MaxFps 30 fixes.

I'm running the Steam version with thee Catalyst 8.1 and 8.11 Far Cry 2 fixes installed.

My soundcard is also a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Extremegamer soundcard. I have the July (or June?) 2008 drivers installed.

Trigga187
10-27-2008, 07:16 PM
Love this... I'm sending the Dev's a good reply to their horribly stupid "Get the latest drivers, and update your BIOS. Turn off your HDMI sound." crap they gave me. Stay tuned: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/1821007696/m/7941018696

john_chi
10-27-2008, 07:42 PM
Damn, pretty close votes here if you add both the NO votes together and compare them to the YES votes. I can understand if this was a big Presidential election vote http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif in which a country can't decide who to run it's government. But this is supposed to be a big budget hit video game made by a major video game corporation that has control over its' devs to produce a functioning product. We should be getting landslide YES votes here!

Trigga187
10-27-2008, 07:58 PM
Well I really hope that they tell me something good when they reply to me...

WalkingEviction
10-27-2008, 08:44 PM
The game used to crash about once every 10-20 minutes. However, I switched to directX 9, which gives me about 30-50 minutes more playing time before an inevitable crash. Performance is much worse for me under directX 9 for some strange reason, and I have to also change anti aliasing to 4x to get the lag down, where as it has little lag with AA 8x under DX 10. Very weird, but it's worth it to reduce the crashing. I wish I were lucky enough to have flawless performance.

Browncoat1984
10-27-2008, 08:52 PM
Running the game on high in Windows XP...using the FOV fix for widescreen I so far have had absolutely NO crashes while playing the game...this is probably the second most stable game I've played in the past year or so, the most stable being The Witcher Enhanced Edition, which I haven't had any problems with.

The only problem I've had so far is a hang on the loading screen, but this is only occasionally (not very often) in singleplayer and in multiplayer.

For all of its faults, I've been impressed with the stability of Far Cry 2, at least for me, and I'm usually the kind of guy who ends up with problems running games/programs/his computer that nobody's heard of or can fix, so I consider myself lucky.

Mustang60
10-27-2008, 09:27 PM
No problems for me>

john_chi
10-28-2008, 12:09 AM
Must.... keep...poll noticed.

Benjamk81
10-28-2008, 03:17 AM
first bump of the day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

CapnStratagee
10-28-2008, 03:25 AM
Doesn't crash - but no sound.

neildittmar
10-28-2008, 04:41 AM
But this is supposed to be a big budget hit video game made by a major video game corporation that has control over its' devs to produce a functioning product. We should be getting landslide YES votes here!

With only 54 votes total (as of this writing), this is hardly a representative sample of who can actually run the game and who can't. Given that Far Cry 2 *is* a big budget title, it's feasible that it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies in the first week alone. If this poll were to grow to at least 10 or 20 thousand votes, you might have a sample from which you could derive a trend. Until then though, it's just a smattering of the people who happened to buy the game, visit the forums, and vote in your poll. In other words, the percentage of people who are having problems could be more than what this shows, it could also be less, but you can't really conclude anything from the results here since the sample of people is currently so small.

CuZtds_Lst_Stnd
10-28-2008, 04:41 AM
So a poll asking who doenst have trouble with a game on a forum that is for helping users with problems...

Right...

Bumping of threads is not allowed on these forums; threads become popular for their own merits of not at all.

If you want to keep it in the public eye, add a link to it to your signature and contribute to the forums.

Any gratuitous bumping or spamming will see the thread closed.

Trigga187
10-28-2008, 10:50 AM
How many games have seen sold? After we get that number how many people are in the Support forum posting?

I wonder what kind of % we are talking about there... Anything over 10% would just be devastating.

chrish26
10-28-2008, 04:58 PM
Only problem ive had was it crashed when I tried to use the new beta 180.43 nvidia drivers gone back to th 178's and it runs good.

Vista 64,Asus P5K premium wifi,,core2 E8400,xfx 8800GTX Extreme,4ghz Corsair dominator Ram.

Infinity1one
10-28-2008, 05:27 PM
Been playing for days and has never crashed, I have a very clean and tidy system though

rhiridflaidd
10-28-2008, 05:29 PM
Rock solid here on an heavily overclocked, watercooled core 2 quad and an overclocked nvidia 8800gt graphics card (and the beta 180.43 drivers)

The only time I did crash, my graphics card overclock was a bit optimistic (760mhz core when the default is 600 - but i'm now fine at 765)

Make sure that your creative drivers are the very latest. Creative have a long reputation for crashing games.

I would advise everybody to run OOCT

http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download

and to run ATI tool

http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/

To check for processor\memory and GPU stability

(in ATI tool, do the "scan for artifacts" module.)

Those are the most foolproof way to know that it isn't your hardware.

Drivers are a lottery but I would always

Uninstall graphics drivers
Reboot
Run Drivercleaner
http://www.drivercleaner.net/
Reboot
Install new drivers

Otherwise you get bits of old and bits of new drivers at times that can cause problems.

Doing all this really helps to get a very stable system.

The game is stable (single player) but pushes the system very hard, - so I'd advise everybody to confirm the hardware is stable (1h occt and 1h ati tool) before messing with drivers, which is always a daunting task.

rt30801
10-28-2008, 07:27 PM
I haven't encountered any crashes yet. I'm running it on a Vista32/Nvidia8800.

But, when running under DX10 I do have a problem with my XBox360 controller. It disconnects after about 15-20 minutes of game play. It doesn't happen under DX9 though. Don't know why so I just use DX9.

eviltimes
10-28-2008, 08:37 PM
I have no problems with crashing or stuttering. Tiny light flashes rarely- so fast it's barely noticible. I actually left it running for several hours today (I forgot) while I did some housework, no problem. But then I have a tragically old machine:

Pentium 4 2.8 Northwood C
ASUS full HT MB P4P800 DLX
3 gigs 400 RAM
ATI X1950 512 GDR4 APG
XP Home SP3

And FC2, Bioshock, COD4, even Crysis (medium) runs fine on it.

ZOOM-BOOM
10-28-2008, 08:58 PM
Hi all

To be Honest i've had know problems at all..

Must admit i did do a fresh install of vista x32 before i installed this really brilliant game.
Maybe that had something to do with it..
Most of the Games settings where by default set to very high..
I Have suffered no lag or any problems performance wise on or off line..
I'm well happy..But I do feel sad for those who have not been as fortunate as me i hope you all who are having issues will have them resolved soon..

My rig is as follows:

Chieftec case
Vista ultimate x 32 Vista performance rating 5.3
P/supply Enermax liberty 620w
DFI lanparty nf 590 sli
4 gig corsair memory 800mhz
XFX 8800GT 512
AMD64 x2 5600 2.8ghz= 5.6ghz
Artic Cooler pro H/sink fan + 4x 80x80...fans
3 X Seagate barracuda HDD 160gig
1x Sony DVD-R x20...
1x Sony dvd rom x16...
1x panasonic floppy dri..
1x 21 multi card reader
Onboard sound
Logitech speakers
Saitec gamers keyboard + pad
Saitec GM3200dpi Mouse

Thx ZOOM

majorpain1588
10-28-2008, 10:05 PM
My Game Crashes to the Desktop roughly every hour on the dot. Sometimes right before it crashes it starts to lag a little then boom, black screen for a half second and back to the desktop with no error message. The game runs fine when playing. Tried both versions of the ati 8.10 drivers and it still crashes. Tried different configurations with the graphics options.

Q9450
2 ATI 4850 in crossfire
4 gig DDR2 ram
ASUS P5E Deluxe X48
onboard audio
Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Boxed Version of FC2

REMORSELESS
10-28-2008, 10:40 PM
I get a Crash to Desktop sometimes if I change the AA settings or something like that. My specs are in my sig.

Benjamk81
10-29-2008, 06:33 AM
well for all those who are harping on about cleans systems i completely formatted and re-installed last night my system is spotless now, and still my problems persist.

Its deeper than a messy system

DarkestLight
10-29-2008, 07:05 AM
you know whats funny? it works perfectly on mky pc and id like to lol cos i run it medium/high... and i have a slower, more outdated, less intense computer than most of you guys!

8500gt 512mb
2.00 ghz dual core
just a random asus semi - good motherboard

and a 80gb hard drive... lol!

Tony_Soprano196
10-29-2008, 07:12 AM
Runs @ 40-50fps, DX10 1900X1200 all details set to ultra high, no crashes, just ****ed off that multiplayer is weak sauce.

fabulouscoops
10-29-2008, 07:13 AM
Runs like butta. Smooth frames and no crashes.

E8500 @ 4.0 Ghz (H2O)
Asus P5Q dlx
4 GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066
8800 GTX 768 (stock)
74 GB Raptor, 250 GB Barracuda
1680 x 1050 very high DX10 bloom
Vista 32 bit.

However, I cannot run it at all at 1920x1200 (native resolution for my monitor) and HDR is greyed out.

WhiteShadows93
10-29-2008, 11:27 AM
Already posted this, but oh well.

Every time I attempt to load up Far Cry 2, the Ubisoft autopatch pops up and says it's downloading a file, size of 21 bytes. This takes no more than a second or two, and then it disappears, leaving me with just my desktop.

If I try to run it in safe mode, it says that the application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. I have reinstalled several times, to no avail.

If I attempt to load up the map editor, it says that it has encountered a problem and needs to close.

EDIT: I'm running the latest beta drivers, but the previous ones don't work either.

Another EDIT: <span class="ev_code_WHITE">I now get this message, rather than the CTD after the autopatch starts up and finishes:

"Trying to get update information to C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ubi14E.tmp.
Failed to download the update information.
Fatal download error: 22
Update service cannot continue."

If I click start game, it closes and nothing happens.</span>

EDIT out.

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ @ 2.21GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
2GB RAM
XP

Tony_Soprano196
10-29-2008, 11:29 AM
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_180.43_beta.html

Try these

kingoftabooo
10-29-2008, 06:21 PM
i've started to notice people running 64bit Vista seem to be having the random crashes

mine lags like **** after 15mins, or won't even load up on DX10 i have the latest drivers nothing major is running in the background http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Moonbogg
10-30-2008, 01:04 AM
For me, DX9 has a slugish, low FPS feel to it...however DX10 is absolutely excellent. Very responsive to mouse inputs and has a very clean, crisp feel to it. My game does not crash at all. But it auto minimizes for some reason. Game has tons of other issues, mostly online disconnects and Multiplayer related. Game runs maxed out at 1920x1200 res with 4X AA with zero lag for some reason.

My Rig:
Vista 64 home premium
C2D E8400 @ 4.0Ghz
4 gigs DDR2 800
2X EVGA GTX260 Core 216 superclocked SLI
RAID 0 hard drive array
X-fi Extreme gamer soundcard
Thermaltake 850 watt PSU

n050up4u
10-30-2008, 01:46 AM
Originally posted by fabulouscoops:
Runs like butta. Smooth frames and no crashes.

E8500 @ 4.0 Ghz (H2O)
Asus P5Q dlx
4 GB OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066
8800 GTX 768 (stock)
74 GB Raptor, 250 GB Barracuda
1680 x 1050 very high DX10 bloom
Vista 32 bit.

However, I cannot run it at all at 1920x1200 (native resolution for my monitor) and HDR is greyed out.

HDR isnt grayed out, under dx10 its basically on by default. enter a dark shack and see how it'll adjust to be brighter, then look out into areas lit with sunlight, itll be super bright for a sec.

gangofest
10-31-2008, 07:20 PM
Ran fine initally now crashes to desktop with no report bug dialog every 10min-1hr. Will not run *8AA at all even with all settings on mimimum.

The game is a joke so is the engine but I'm not laughing Ubi is all the way to the bank.

THANK YOU!!

AMD 4200+ 2gb ddr800 9800GTX+ 1tb smasung spinthingy

SGM-Lioness
11-01-2008, 01:26 PM
No problems running Single Player and my cpu is an AMD Athlon 64 2.20Gb, a bit below requirements but game runs fine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Rut-Row
11-01-2008, 01:39 PM
At first I was getting PC re-boots every time I opened a wall med kit during single play, but when I reduced my audio acceleration to almost none it quit crashing. I am only part way through singleplayer but no more crashes. Have not tried to multiplay yet.

Core 2 6700 @2.66, XP, Creative Audigy 4, Radeon X1950, 2 gig ram.

Nite69
11-01-2008, 11:08 PM
no crashes on my system at all, here is my specs:

AMD 4200+ X2 2.2Ghz
2GB DDR400
320MB 8800 GTS
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Windows Server 2008 Standard 64-Bit

running the game at 1280x1024, with a mix of Medium/High settings in DX10 mode

crsnwby
11-04-2008, 10:41 AM
Mine is still crashing randomly. Its quite simple.. Its not your PC its a memory leak in the code.

Thats why there is no Windows logs and no error messages.

UBI are tossers and dont provide support apart from saying "latest drivers" "ATI Hotfix", there basically fonejacker gungers answering emails.

wesweber
11-04-2008, 01:52 PM
I have
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD 4800+ dual core
2GB Corsair paired DDR
x2 eVGA e-GeForec8500GT
Creative Labs SB X-Fi Gamer
x2 80GB WD Raptor in RAID 0
Maxtor 300GB drive and a 250GB drive
Dell 2005FPW monitor

I'm running nVidia drivers 163.69. I tried to upgrade to 178.24 but the game wouldn't start, I would get black screen, it would change to a small window, back to a full black screen then back to the desktop. Putting the old drivers back on fixed the startup problem.
The version 178 drivers also caused funny things with Brothers in Arms:Hells Highway which is also a Ubisoft game.

shadowStalkR
11-14-2008, 11:44 AM
I have the same problem with a brand new build with Vista 32bit. However, the crashes don't appear to be periodic. I'll be playing the game and usually, right in the middle of a good part, the game will just end and I'll be back out to the Vista desktop. No error messages, no nothing. I don't have any performance issues, the game plays like a champ but the random crash is very frustrating. I'm running two brand new BFG GF 260's. Seems to be a game coding issue.

shadowStalkR
11-14-2008, 02:14 PM
Has anyone here ever tried to write software? I'm sure they'll figure it out - it's clearly a coding bug.

JET-WTF
11-14-2008, 02:45 PM
before the patch i was getting random c2d around hourly, after the patch i still get them but it may happen 1 time during a 3 hour run or not at all. all my drivers are up to date. game runs great with almost everything set for highest and 4x aa

creeper10
11-14-2008, 09:35 PM
DarkestLight wrote:

you know whats funny? it works perfectly on mky pc and id like to lol cos i run it medium/high... and i have a slower, more outdated, less intense computer than most of you guys!

8500gt 512mb
2.00 ghz dual core
just a random asus semi - good motherboard

and a 80gb hard drive... lol!



Creeper10 writes:

Good God, I thought I was the only caveman playing this game with these specs, but it seems not. Although I'm having to use the Nvidia drivers from 2006 to make it work. The latest ones for the 8500gt cause a ......can you guess?..... crash to desktop on loading. Every time I launch the game now it tells me that my drivers are too old and I should update them. Umm.....no thanks. LOL.

Escannihilator
11-15-2008, 08:14 AM
Usually i will get a random c2d in a game session (once) havent really played since the new patch came out.

anakondazz
12-29-2008, 03:38 AM
Voted yes, only one crash ever, happened when I tried to change the anti-aliasing in-game. Only one other problem, while in-game it actually moves my mouse around in the DESKTOP. ??? Sometimes this causes me to e.g. right-click a text document and swap to the desktop, though it seems to pause the game luckily.

Some specs...
Windows XP, Professional, version 2002, Service Pack 3
Intel Core 2 CPU
6600 @ 2.40 GHz
2.40 GHz
Physical Address Extension

HMorrison
12-29-2008, 04:49 AM
My game crashes every hour or so, with no reason given. It isn't a BSOD though, it just crashes back to the desktop.

Vista Ultimate 64
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz
ASUS Radeon 4870X2 2GB
4GB Corsair DDR2
Corsair TX650W

scritty
12-29-2008, 06:15 AM
I would imagine that people with problems would be interested in this thread, and that the results would reflect this.

The results are very much the other way.

Given that this game has sold several hundred thousand copies on PC alone. This says something.

I'll leave you to decide what that is.

HMorrison
12-29-2008, 07:11 AM
Originally posted by scritty:
I would imagine that people with problems would be interested in this thread, and that the results would reflect this.

The results are very much the other way.

Given that this game has sold several hundred thousand copies on PC alone. This says something.

I'll leave you to decide what that is.

36% of votes are saying that they get crashes every hour or so. This isn't acceptable for something that I've payed 30 for.

A 36% failure rate isn't good at all, that's approaching the Xbox 360's failure rate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. Just because idiots like you don't have a problem with the game, does that mean everyone else should just shut up about their problems, and just deal with the constant crashing? No.

snakefang490
12-29-2008, 11:57 PM
At first i couldnt play at all, then after 1.02 it ran fine for a whole day, got about 20% threw, then the next day i got back on, and now it crashes every 10 or 15 minutes... very annoying...

godders46
12-30-2008, 12:17 PM
I pre-ordered the retail version of the game, it had problems as soon as I installed it so stopped playing waiting for a patch either for ATI 4850 drivers or FAR CRY 2. After each release of drivers and FC2 I've tried to enjoy the game and it is still crashing. I can usually get about 1-2 hours before it just drops out to Windows. It's very annoying, and if it was anything else other than a _game_ I'd be using the phrase "NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE" and seeking a refund. Instead I'm just going to have to stop playing _again_ and wait for the next patch to see if that makes a difference. Very annoying.

I have no problems with CRYSIS.
Home built PC.
Windows Vista 64Bit
Intel Q9450 running @ ~45C
ASUS P5E3
4 GIG Corsair DDR3
650W Corsair PSU
ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120
GIGABYTE HD4850oc running @ Catalyst Autotune speeds

Pensilac
12-30-2008, 09:58 PM
For me, the game crashes ever time, I have yet to get to a save point, I just get a nice 10 minute lecture and a joy ride and then my desktop. Sometimes it crashes when the malaria sets in, it happened a few times when I died in the first gun fight, and also when I made it out of the village and fell to the ground from the malaria at the end of the bridge. I didn't pay 50 bucks for that.

helpmegod1990
03-22-2009, 11:46 PM
I've only been able to play for about 20 minutes. Running vista 64 bit, two gtx285's running sli(EVGA), 6gb of ram (corsair), 1000 watts of power, i7 920. I'm so disappointed, I don't even know what to say.

big_long
03-23-2009, 06:48 AM
I have both the crash to desktop and crash at splash screen problem!
You have to have Vista to run DX10.1 so this problem will only affect those with Vista and DX10.1 turned on in the games video settings.
I have contacted UBI Soft four times and they do not have an answer to fix the problem. It is a DX10.1 problem and I dont think UBI Soft have any intention trying to fix the problem as they are only worried about Xboxs , PS3s and PCs which cant use DX10.1.
The crash to desktop problem is definitely a memory leak as I have proven it to myself by recording the memory with the Reliability and Performance Monitor program in Vista. The memory slowly climes to 60% over the 1 hour and minutes and then the game crashes when the memory is at exactly 60%.
In DX10.1 the game will open to windowed mode but when you switch to full screen using Alt+Enter the game crashes to a black screen. If I reinstall the latest video card drivers without restarting my computer on completion the game will start and run in full screen DX10.1 and then only crashes when the memory reaches 60% full.
Why does UBI Soft ignore the known DX10.1 problem? Because the majority of players have an Xbox or PS3 or a PC with an Nvida Card which still cannot support DX10.1. So the problem does not affect Nvida users. Nvida sponsors UBI Soft so it is in Nvidas interest not to promote DX10.1. It must also be noted that for over a year Nvida has completely lost the new video card sales market to ATI/AMD with their DX10.1 video card before the world economic collapse. People have realised you cannot notice the difference between 55 FPS and 60 FPS so they will not pay more for Nvida. From what I have read ATI/AMD are now leading the way with the best video drivers as well now.
I am sure the next Xbox to be released will support DX11 and DX11 is supposed to be backward compatible with DX10.1 video cards.
Will they still make games for PCs when the next Xbox comes out? I see Microsoft have stopped developing the Flight Simulator game after 27 years and it is too big to run on an Xbox or PS3.
UBI Soft has made some fantastic games and FarCry2 has so many new ideas which work well unfortunately some players dont understand as they are so used to shoot die shoot die games.
Let us hope UBI Soft continues there development of new games for PC gamers with the latest in technology.

rcole_sooner
03-23-2009, 07:22 AM
No crashes. Maybe I vaguely remember one or two, but even so that would be no more than any other game I have ever played.

Vista 32, DX10, Quad core, 4GB, 8800GT x2, 1600x1050 WS, Ultra High w/High shadows, no AA.

big_long
03-23-2009, 12:39 PM
Are you running FarCry2 with DX10 turned on?

Othmaar
03-23-2009, 12:55 PM
Very high settings no problems with stability. I keep my drivers up to date regularily.

OS: Vista Ultimate 64
Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600
Mainboard: XfX 780i SLI (nforce 15.23)
Graphics: 2 x XfX 8800GTX XXX (SLI) (gforce 182.08)

In general I would say that the graphics and audio drivers have caused me the most problems, but last few months everything seems to run smoothly.

Specifically to far cry 2 I must admit I need extra ventilation. My two dinosaur graphics card crash when they reach 100C. Also punkbuster is not updating properly.

WalkingEviction
03-23-2009, 09:38 PM
I used to have a serious crashing problem, but I found a fix that may work for those that have an ASUS motherboard that comes with Six Engine.

Basically Six engine controls the amount of power that each part of your computer consumes. When my game used to crash, six engine was constantly set to high-performance mode. I turned it to auto mode, which constantly changes the settings depending on what you're doing, and thus caused it to put my computer in turbo (highest performance) mode when games run.

That extra juice apparently allowed my computer to handle a little more strain, and far cry 2 hasn't crashed since then. I'm guessing not many people really have six engine, but perhaps there are other programs that work too. Otherwise, you can mess with the overclocking for your CPU, chipset, ram, HDD, etc. (though I don't suggest it unless you know what you're doing). I don't think it has much to do with the graphics card because six engine does not affect my VGA.

rcole_sooner
03-24-2009, 06:10 AM
Originally posted by big_long:
Are you running FarCry2 with DX10 turned on?

Yes, and the game runs great with no crashes.

chfields
03-26-2009, 01:38 PM
When playing on XP I get screen freeze after 15-20 minutes of play. Sometimes I can ctrl/alt out and go back in other times I have to hit my reset button on the pc. I tried going through the "official" tech support, told me to update all drivers and send dxdiag file. Did that, same problem, says to update drivers and send another dxdiag, did that, he says dxdiag doesn't show newest drivers, so I checked the ones I sent and they did show the updated drivers. So now he tells me I need to update my drivers and that my video card is not supported by this game........Now he keeps closing it as solved, the techs name is Jason and he is an obvious moron.

Now I've tried every driver from 178.xx to 182.08 with the same problem. if I try to play on Vista it just crashes to desktop right after the opening logo. I would like some help as I am getting very ****ed that I paid $50 for this piece of crap that won't play.

Maniac2z
04-26-2009, 12:39 PM
i've had no problems since day 1 of release, patches work fine, only 1 glitch about 3 weeks ago, tried the 185.xx drivers, no go, total graphics corruption, then yesterday upgrades vid card and drivers, nothing but splash screen, black screen, desktop. still working on problem. thanks for the ear.

Maniac2z
04-26-2009, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by big_long:
I have both the crash to desktop and crash at splash screen problem!
You have to have Vista to run DX10.1 so this problem will only affect those with Vista and DX10.1 turned on in the games video settings.
I have contacted UBI Soft four times and they do not have an answer to fix the problem. It is a DX10.1 problem and I dont think UBI Soft have any intention trying to fix the problem as they are only worried about Xboxs , PS3s and PCs which cant use DX10.1.
The crash to desktop problem is definitely a memory leak as I have proven it to myself by recording the memory with the Reliability and Performance Monitor program in Vista. The memory slowly climes to 60% over the 1 hour and minutes and then the game crashes when the memory is at exactly 60%.
In DX10.1 the game will open to windowed mode but when you switch to full screen using Alt+Enter the game crashes to a black screen. If I reinstall the latest video card drivers without restarting my computer on completion the game will start and run in full screen DX10.1 and then only crashes when the memory reaches 60% full.
Why does UBI Soft ignore the known DX10.1 problem? Because the majority of players have an Xbox or PS3 or a PC with an Nvida Card which still cannot support DX10.1. So the problem does not affect Nvida users. Nvida sponsors UBI Soft so it is in Nvidas interest not to promote DX10.1. It must also be noted that for over a year Nvida has completely lost the new video card sales market to ATI/AMD with their DX10.1 video card before the world economic collapse. People have realised you cannot notice the difference between 55 FPS and 60 FPS so they will not pay more for Nvida. From what I have read ATI/AMD are now leading the way with the best video drivers as well now.
I am sure the next Xbox to be released will support DX11 and DX11 is supposed to be backward compatible with DX10.1 video cards.
Will they still make games for PCs when the next Xbox comes out? I see Microsoft have stopped developing the Flight Simulator game after 27 years and it is too big to run on an Xbox or PS3.
UBI Soft has made some fantastic games and FarCry2 has so many new ideas which work well unfortunately some players dont understand as they are so used to shoot die shoot die games.
Let us hope UBI Soft continues there development of new games for PC gamers with the latest in technology. after reading this and the other posts, it's a problem with both ati and nvidia cards, windows o.s., and "run of the mill" pc's to "extreme machines" the problem is code.

D0peSmuggler
04-28-2009, 10:55 AM
I have an Alienware M9750 laptop and the game runs just fine for me, as long as I don't try to play it with sli turned on. Then it pauses for 5-10 seconds every minute or so.

D0peSmuggler
04-28-2009, 10:58 AM
Will they still make games for PCs when the next Xbox comes out? I see Microsoft have stopped developing the Flight Simulator game after 27 years and it is too big to run on an Xbox or PS3.

No more Flight Simulator?! Off topic, but what a horrible tragedy!

NimRod_TAW
04-28-2009, 12:36 PM
Its not if it will crashm, but when it will crash.

MadCat1968
04-29-2009, 07:36 AM
No crashing problems here. The only thing I've experienced which was considered major is the so called "Jackal Curse" infinite load time problem (I believe this happened after a botched patch installation). I fixed that problem by re-installing the game.

Othmaar
04-29-2009, 07:49 AM
Originally posted by Othmaar:
OS: Vista Ultimate 64
Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600
Mainboard: XfX 780i SLI (nforce 15.23)
Graphics: <STRIKE>2 x XfX 8800GTX XXX (SLI) (gforce 182.08)</STRIKE>
Gigabyte GTX285 (gforce 185.68 beta)
I got myself the gtx285, turned on DX10, highest settings and 4xAA, no crashes since.

CJBRODEY
05-03-2009, 05:09 AM
What a POS! FarCry2 is junk! I keep getting the black screen even though I have updated drivers and everything freakin thing else that others have said to try!! The Map Editor works fine....I've already made 3 maps, and downloaded some extra maps and a vehicle mod. BUT I cant even play the game!
Seems like alot of people are having troubles with this game/Ubisoft no matter if it was bought at a store or downloaded from Steam. I have a vast collection of games, and I have NEVER had this much trouble.
I will never ever buy anything from Ubisoft again! Period!
Im running Vista HP64, AMD64X2,Nforce570SLI,4GDDR2,500GBHD,Geforce9500 GT w1GB PCI.

Agent00Kevin
05-04-2009, 07:53 AM
A question we all must ask ourselves:

Have we ever seen a game like Far Cry 2?

No. We have not.

This game pushes the limits with what we can do with our current tech. I personally have had no issues with the single player. This is a persisitant, open world game the likes of which we have not seen before.

First and foremost, if you dont have some decent hardware, correctly configured down to freaking ODT and all those tiny things that seem unimportatnt, dont complain. (You cant just slap any RAM in a gaming rig) Those tiny things are very important when running this game. Yes, the coding could use a tune-up. But the fact is, some people play this game problem free and some run it...well, some cant even run it.

I know several people who have no problems running this game. I have a rare server appcrash, both in dedi and in-game server, but its rare. Generally everything runs smooth and plays great. Given the problems many others face, I dont complain.

So, check your rigs out if you bought one and modded it. Check it out if you fully built your own. Check it out if you flippin paid somebody to make it for you.

But dont immediately point the finger elsewhere. I ONLY say this because many run it fine, and never have a single problem.

And yes, I do know that Ubi needs to fix us up quick...I see many frustrated people leave the game and move on to others. (This has happend with a Clan leader and organizer! That is a major pillar of the community, fed up and quit!)

So, I'd lay blame on both ends. Ubi is working on our patch, and I hope to see both it AND the random server crashings to be done very very soon, before all the time I spent in the map editor (and the extra internet I pay for SOLELY FOR MY FC2 SERVER) go to waste.