My common sense tells me, that's the order they should be installed. I wasn't sure so I did some googling thinking Crytek or AMD would have an official guide on the x64 upgrade installation. I couldn't find anything like that (not surprising) so I started reading around and found a lot of inconsistencies.
It seems most people use this method (no patches except the x64 patch and exclusive Content)
from (click here - post#4): "You're supposed to run the update on a clean install of Far Cry, with no patches."
from (click here - post#9): "Correct... the amd.com/farcry site (once logged in) CLEARLY states that you should install the "retail" version (i.e. no patchs) from the DVD and then run the 2 x64 downloads."
from (click here): "You cannot install the 64-bit patch if you've patched Far Cry to version 1.4. I installed the original game, then the 64-bit patch, then the 64-bit Extra Content patch."
from (click here): "Remember, these will also patch the game to v1.32, which is not as recent as the latest 32-bit version. However, since all patches after 1.32 are only to do with multiplayer, this shouldn't matter. And just to be clear, you do NOT need any other patches except these two for 64-bit Far Cry."
from (click here): "Make sure you did the installs in order:
Fresh install of FarCry with no other patches
Install FarCry_AMD64_Upgrade_US_UK.EXE patch first
The install FarCry_AMD64_ECU.EXE patch"
But this guy seems more sure: (click here): "install in this order:
farcry full game
FarCry 1.3 patch
FarCry 1.31 patch
FarCry 1.32 patch
FarCry 64bit upgrade patch
FarCry 64bit exclusive content upgrade patch"
from (click here): "Patch 1.3
Far cry 64-bit upgrade
Far Cry AMD Enhanced Content Update
Far Cry 1.4 Cumulative update"
from (click here - post#9): "according to the site your suppost to patch install fresh from the DVD or CD then install the 1.3 patch then the 1.31 and then install the AMD 64 patch and then the excluse content patch in that order."
I'm only playing single player, so I don't need the buggy 1.4 patch. When I get around to playing mods that require the 1.4 patch, I'll reinstall Far Cry without the x64 upgrade then install the 1.4 patch. For now I just want to play Far Cry single player with the eye candy. Also, the 1.33 patch should not be used with the x64 upgrade, correct?
I have Win7 x64 btw.
One more thing. What patches should be installed before and after the "AMD ECU for x32" (conversion mod) which is the x64 content for use with a x86 os. My friend might need that setup.
Update: I now know the correct install order for the patches.
For 32 bit (x86) install the patches in this order:
64 bit upgrade content for x86 (AMD ECU for x32)
For 64 bit (x64) patches 1.3 - 1.32 are not needed.
Install the 64 bit Upgrade. First the "Patch 1.32 AMD64". then the "AMD64 Exclusive Content Update".
Note that if you install the 64-bit Far Cry patch, then the game will no longer require the game CD in the drive to play.
Unfortunately the problem that you are having is that the patches were designed to run on XP 64-bit only. They will not install properly on Win 7.
Thanks for your reply
I can install all the patches fine. I played it two years ago with the patches on Win7 x64. I just want to make sure I install them in the right order before I play it a second time. I remember the first time I played it, some things weren't upgraded like in the patches description. Like the water (waves near shore?).
Is that what you mean? Some things aren't applied when using Win7 x64?
What is the right order to install them on WinXP x64? I can make a dual boot.
What oder should the patches be installed when using the "AMD ECU for x32" (conversion mod) on a 32 bit OS?
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