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Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround

The reddit community has presented a workaround for problems users were having playing Far Cry 3, as the shooter sequel is now available in Europe, saying simply setting the game's Uplay mode to "offline" allows it to be played even with the servers unavailable. As detailed on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, many users were unable to play due to Uplay servers being offline, leading to accusations of more Ubisoft always-on DRM. In the meantime, Eurogamer notes that besides the workaround, Ubi tweets that the servers are back: "Dear #FarCry3PC players, thank you for your patience, our servers are back up & running. Have fun playing!"

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58. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Dec 1, 2012, 05:00 Prez
StingingVelvet wrote on Dec 1, 2012, 02:47:
Prez wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 15:51:
I like you SV but after your claim some time ago that you didn't have a single pre-patch issue with Fallout 3 I take any claim from you of this nature with an ocean's worth of salt.

Well I didn't. Should I lie and pretend I did? I'm not sure what the socially acceptable thing to do is here I guess.

Fucking Fallout 3! It's always... crashing! Or something!

I could believe it in other games, but not FO3, sorry. Not at launch. In fact, I'm fairly certain that when the last time this was discussed, someone went back in your post history and found threads where you detailed problems with FO3 you yourself had despite your claims. It was pretty much proven to me at that point you just like being a contrarian. If someone says "up", you say "down". I loved FO3, despite it not being everyone's favorite, but it has nothing to do with saying whatever is socially acceptable.

And Uplay does not handle disconnects like Steam from what I've seen. I had multiple disconnects playing Borderlands 2 (a steamworks game) and aside from the brief message that the game had lost connection with the Steam servers, and another when it was re-established, it didn't affect my game at all. When Uplay went down, I was kicked out of the game with all progress lost. The RPS article details that Far Cry 3 crashed every time when the Uplay connection was lost, and that has been echoed by many others. Definitely NOT like Steam. If the offline mode somewhat works, great. That makes it like Steam in that regard I guess. All I know is that when I tried the Uplay service it was horrendous - somewhere between Origin and GFWL in sheer awfulness (I know, you never had a single issue with either. ). Steam, when it was in its infancy wasn't exactly a walk in the park either, but today it works amazingly well for me in most respects, thus giving me little reason to go back to a crappy service like Uplay after such a terrible first impression.

This comment was edited on Dec 1, 2012, 05:14.
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