It just loads to a black screen, 10 seconds later "FC4 has stopped working"
If i verify files it works that one time, the next time i go to play it "FC4 has stopped working", it does that over and over and.... it doesn't care if its in fullscreen or boarderless it will work the one time after varying files and that's it.
Edit: now it just crashes, its stopped working completely.
Edit: i fixed this, anyone else with this problem turn off 'Fast Sync' in the nVidia control panel.
Last edited by AbundantCores; 04-23-2017 at 02:47 PM.
And if your running windows 10 make sure you launch both Steam and Uplay as Run As ADMINISTRATOR
this game was shipped well before windows 10 did ...and yes you may need to take that extra step to run the game
this games engine was created years before windows 10 shipped and that change may needed to allow the game to write any save files and or configuration files , windows 10 may handle file security \ permissions in a different way, then previous operating systems did.
if you have a problem... try this
right click on the games .exe file
select the compatability tab
check the box that says run as Administrator
set it to run in a windows 7 compatabilty mode
you can also run the windows 10 compatablilty trouble shooter from that same window
Thanks for the reply but unfortunately none of that works, i even went into the task manager and shut absolutely everything not needed to keep the compute alive down.
I also set the FC4.exe to run as admin, to run in win 8 compatibility mode, set the useless bloat-ware UPlay to run as admin...... unistalled and reinstalled the whole thing 3 times in a row.... it simply refuses to work.
This game is still being sold, for £25, that's nearly launch price, if they are still selling it at all let alone for premium sort of money they need to support it.
Last edited by AbundantCores; 04-20-2017 at 01:19 AM.
also btw the launch Price was much higher at launch .. it was $59.99 for the base game + $29.99 for the season pass or $89.99 for FarCry 4 gold when the game shipped
i know as i bought the game, the night it shipped on Nov 18th 2014
Some other things that may help.
Set steam to not download during game play
especially if your games are on the same drive as the os.
I would also check the drives for amy corrupted files or folders
as the creators update has been known to cause this.
Check when windows runs its updates, automatic maintenance schedule;
the built in defragger can run for a long time.
If you use a 3rd party antivirus-firewall make sure firewall is off for both private and public
networks as well as windows defender app and browser settings.
If you use a microsoft account set the store to update manually.
Also check that the exe file was not set by the os to run in compatibility mode, etc.
If you are using a nvidia gpu, check both nvidia control panel and geforce experiences
geforce experiences should be set to not optimize games automaticly, nvidia control panel needs
to be set for the correct # of displays on the system, vr predetermined frame is set to -1 by default,
change to app settings.
Win10 pro curators ver 1703, amd 6x 2.8- 3.1 phenome 2, 8 gig ddr3, 2 2tb sata platers, 1 3tb sata plater, gtx 750 w 1g vram.
The game runs well on this old clunker, but much fine tuning of the os was needed.