Right, so I have been poking around the forums here for some time trying to see if the answer to my problem was held within and, while many people have had this issue, none of the answers have helped me, so i am going to put it forth to ye mighty gurus of the forum...
Firstly, System specs:
AMD Athlon 64 +3200
ASUS K8V MoBo (VIA K8T800 Chipset)
1GB PC 3200 RAM
eVGA nVidia GeForce 6800GT 256MB (Far Cry came with it)
220GB of HD space in 3 physical Drives (2-IDE, 1-SATA)
*no overclocking on anything and temps read fine
nVidia 77.72 drivers (keep reading I tried that)
FarCry version 1.33
Same old story, try to play the game, the splash screen pops up for about 25seconds, then disapears and i get the "FarCry has to terminate , please send Microsft and error message". SOMETIMES, the game will start, run for about 5 minutes and crash.
What I have tried:
-First I uninstalled and reinstalled the game: No help.
-Second Rolled back drivers to 71.89 (even used a drive cleaner): No help.
-Rolled back patches all the way to 1.0 and every step along the way (1.1, 1.3, etc...):No help.
-set all settings to minimum: No help
-Unpluged one of my monitors (i have 2 in the system) restarted: No help.
-Disabled my IEEE1394 controller because it was using the same IRQ as my video card: No help
-Cried alot cause this game is so cool and i can't play it: No Help (surprisingly)
What is wierd:
The game worked when i got it back about a year ago... Perfectly even. I have gone through a few nVidia driver upgrades since then but it worked through all of them. THEN, after a few months (3 or 4 i think) of not playing it i get this urge to play FarCry, SOOO i download the newst patch, at that time 1.32 and put my CD in the drive. BOOM no far cry for Kyle today. Like i said this is perplexing and I have tried lots of stuff to fix the issue, some things even twice or three times. This is the only game that I have any issues with at all. If I have left out some important information let me know, though I think I have been possibly too descriptive. And I feel really dumb if I somehow missed the answer to this problem in another post.
thanks for the time, and any help would be, well... helpfull...