After installing Farcry 3 I was notified that the Uplay Game Launcher was not found so after some google searching for an answer, I was prompted to go to the support folder and install it from there. When I tried running the application, I was informed that "a more recent version of the Game Launcher was detected" and that the installation would abort.
This seemed odd to me so I checked my Add/Remove program tool in the control panel and did not find anything there related to Ubisoft or Uplay. In any case, I validated the files via steam and when that didn't work, I uninstallled it and went through my registry with Regedit to delete any instance of ubisoft/uplay/farcry in my registry.
Any and all subsequent installs of Farcry 3 leads me to the same Game Launcher Not Found + More recent version detected loop with no real hope for progress.
I can't uninstall uplay to reinstall it because it simply does not exist on my computer. Without having uplay, I cannot run the game.
I have tried the following:
-Download uplay from ubi.com
-Attempt to install from the support folder of Farcry 3
-Attempt to install uplay from a static link posted in these forums
-Complete registry clean of anything related to ubisoft, uplay, and farcry
Error boxes: http://i48.tinypic.com/2ezitxe.jpg
uplay not detected in my add/remove programs tool: http://i46.tinypic.com/rjr2h0.jpg
Any help would be appreciated because I'm at my wit's end and I'm feeling like I've thrown fifty bucks into the toilet.