Far Cry SP Demo

The single-player demo for Far Cry is now available, released a little earlier than originally planned because it was prematurely leaked. The demo is a staggering download, available at 465 MB with the DirectX installer removed on 3D Gamers, Adrenaline Vault, Pixelrage, and Doupe.cz; while the 496 MB version with DX9 included is on 3D Downloads, ActionTrip, AusGamers, Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games Online, FileFront, FilePlanet (registration required), Filerush, FileShack (registration required), Gamer's Hell, Games Fusion, GameSpot DLX (registration required), GameTab, Happy Puppy (registration required), IGN, Loadedinc, and Worthplaying. Word from Ubisoft on this is: "The single-player demo offers an action-packed glimpse into the Far Cry world showcasing all the technically-advanced gameplay and jaw-dropping scenes from the full version of the game. Featuring a huge beach-laden level, the demo proudly showcases Far Cry's critically-acclaimed CryENGINE, huge game environments, deadly A.I., and the longest view-distance ever witnessed in a first-person shooter."
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The hunt to find the damn buggy!
Jan 22, 2004, 06:20
The hunt to find the damn buggy! Jan 22, 2004, 06:20
Jan 22, 2004, 06:20
 
Ok i've hunted and hunted for this damn buggy, where is it from the rusted tank on the beach?
I must find the buggy!!

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Re: I'm thinking...
Jan 22, 2004, 05:55
Re: I'm thinking... Jan 22, 2004, 05:55
Jan 22, 2004, 05:55
 
Eh, I will still give them a whirl.

I am using the 3.10s and have no had any problems with any games. Besides, it will not be hard to roll them back, should I need to.

Thinking Contract Jack was pure, utter crap,
Ray

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Who are these people?
Jan 22, 2004, 05:50
Who are these people? Jan 22, 2004, 05:50
Jan 22, 2004, 05:50
 
Who are these people who are gushing about this lackluster demo? Did the makers of Far Cry make all their employees sign up and spam this website?

It is OK but give me Call of Duty or even Contract Jack over this.

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Demo will not work properly!
Jan 22, 2004, 05:41
Demo will not work properly! Jan 22, 2004, 05:41
Jan 22, 2004, 05:41
 
Hi,
I have an athlonXP (2 gig), and geforce 4 4400 ti card, but the game doesn't run properly. I can see the map etc at the bottom of the screen but the rest of the screen is black (or blue when I move the mouse) any suggestions?

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Re: I'm thinking...
Jan 22, 2004, 05:21
Re: I'm thinking... Jan 22, 2004, 05:21
Jan 22, 2004, 05:21
 
Ray, don't install the Cat 4.1's You'll get corruption and some artifacting. Stick with the 3.9's until ATi gets a fix in.

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Re: I'm thinking...
Jan 22, 2004, 05:16
Re: I'm thinking... Jan 22, 2004, 05:16
Jan 22, 2004, 05:16
 
See my post (just two back from this one); the game runs great on my 9800xt. Also, I have not installed the newest drivers yet...

Now going to hate any/all developers that give me small corridor games...,
Ray

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I'm thinking...
Jan 22, 2004, 05:07
I'm thinking... Jan 22, 2004, 05:07
Jan 22, 2004, 05:07
 
...this game is optimized for Nvidia's hardware given the rave reviews from people with Geforce 4's...

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I WUV THIS ENGINE
Jan 22, 2004, 02:59
I WUV THIS ENGINE Jan 22, 2004, 02:59
Jan 22, 2004, 02:59
 
on a Athlon 1800 XP with just over a half gig of ram and a ti 4400 g4 card I had excellent framerate with all the goodies on.

My god a good looking game with nifty technological goodies all turned on and good framerate.

And all this after playing Doom 3.

Screw Doom 3, give me Far Cry

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Damn..
Jan 22, 2004, 02:51
Damn.. Jan 22, 2004, 02:51
Jan 22, 2004, 02:51
 
...what a nice engine. At 1024x768x32 and setting it to very high quality, I had a low of 50FPS and a high of 99PFS (refresh cap.)

It does not seem like the smartes or deepest of shooters, but it is really quite fun, a bit of fresh air in the tired FPS market, and you have to love that engine.

Thinking this just became a must-have,
Ray

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Re: Stuck...
Jan 22, 2004, 01:42
Re: Stuck... Jan 22, 2004, 01:42
Jan 22, 2004, 01:42
 
Still stuck at work, wish I could try it.

About those helli's. I've seen in videos it kick up myst from water when flying low. If they get close to the trees and bushes, do they start shaking from the wind? That would be awesome.

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Re: Stuck...
Jan 22, 2004, 00:55
Re: Stuck... Jan 22, 2004, 00:55
Jan 22, 2004, 00:55
 
You've probably already figured it out, but along that hallway to where the generator is there's a door that opens up into the command center.

Nope, you can't get around the island. Helli's spawn and take you out before you can get too far.

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Re: Why?
Jan 22, 2004, 00:39
Re: Why? Jan 22, 2004, 00:39
Jan 22, 2004, 00:39
 
The game did stutter at times on my AMD Athlon Xp 3000+, 512 megs ram, Radeon 9700pro at 1024x768 with 4xAA and 8xAF. And more so once inside the bunker at the top of the mountain. I am sure higher end hardware would be nice, but come on, my PC isn't even a year old yet.(indented/italic)

Your pc might not be a year old yet, but the 9700pro is nearly a year and a half old. Plus, pushing 4x AA out if it in the newest games is asking a lot from the card. Just set it to 2xAA and 8x AF performance. I haven't tested the demo yet, but that's what I plan to use. If you had at least a 9800pro to a 9800XT, then you might be able to because of the faster memory and bandwidth.

Though, I heard people elsewhere saying AA doesn't work to begin with?

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Re: Stuck...
Jan 22, 2004, 00:26
Re: Stuck... Jan 22, 2004, 00:26
Jan 22, 2004, 00:26
 
Hey #116, what difficulty you had it on? The Ai is really retarded like that at easy, medium is pretty realistic, haven't tried hard yet. Though on easy they will just stand there like morons and have like a 5 second delay before firing sometimes. There also seems to be less enemies on easy, I'm not sure though I noticed less were on the dock in the beginning, or I could be mistaken. Cheers.

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Stuck...
Jan 22, 2004, 00:21
Nyl
Stuck... Jan 22, 2004, 00:21
Jan 22, 2004, 00:21
Nyl
 
What are you supposed to do after you get into the building past the security door? I'm in a room with a big machine with an obvious bomb-plant location, and there's a door in the back wall that won't open, but I have no bombs and no stuck-door opening devices.

But other than that, a pretty nifty game. The main island looks huge. Can you boat all the way around it?

-Nyl

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No subject
Jan 22, 2004, 00:05
No subject Jan 22, 2004, 00:05
Jan 22, 2004, 00:05
 
If your game settings are not set high enough then animals (e_flocks 1/0) will not be in the game for you. Also, texture filtering resets to medium ever since beta mp of far cry, even on my amd 3000+ system with radeon 9800xt i think its something with the demos and beta and not an issue with the hardware capibitilies.

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Re: Thanks frans
Jan 21, 2004, 23:54
Re: Thanks frans Jan 21, 2004, 23:54
Jan 21, 2004, 23:54
 
1. Where are my feet and body? Really, it adds so much to immersion. I mean, it's absurd to be driving a boat or firing a gatling gun without seeming to use any limbs. Iron Storm sucked, but you had a realistic view as if you were actually in the head of a human, and not a floating camera with arms. I sincerely hope Doom 3 and/or HL2 implement this (not getting my hopes up)

I almost every game that do that, I end up looking at your "myself" and I always think I've turned into a midget... Really, I'm better off without that kind of feature in game untill I buy my 1337 3D virtual reality suit&glasses in 2023.


The AI has both great moments and "oh well, after all it's just a game"' ones. From seeing ennemy organized themselves to (almost succesfully) flank me to seeing 3 stupid bots run around in circle at the top of some stairs for 20 seconds untill one of them finally figures out how to get down those stairs to shoot at me.


Good graphics though but I really, really need more RAM (I'd recommend not even thingking about getting it with 256MB of RAM... (yeah, yeah, I know))

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Why?
Jan 21, 2004, 23:51
Why? Jan 21, 2004, 23:51
Jan 21, 2004, 23:51
 
First off let me say that this demo is good, but much too short for a conclusive review on the game. The game did stutter at times on my AMD Athlon Xp 3000+, 512 megs ram, Radeon 9700pro at 1024x768 with 4xAA and 8xAF. And more so once inside the bunker at the top of the mountain. I am sure higher end hardware would be nice, but come on, my PC isn't even a year old yet.

I installed and tried the new Cat drivers, and this game did not function AT ALL. Locked up and spit me out everytime I changed the settings. 4.1 just sucks. 3.7 works the best out of all the drivers available for Radeon 9700 users.

The downfall to this game is that the AI isn't as good as ppl say it is. First off, I walked right up to a guy and he didnt do anything. Secondly, while I was on a boat I drove right up to a guy on a boat and shot him with the onboard machine gun to no effect, and he didn't even flinch. I jumped out and he started shooting me. Weird.



Graphically amazing, yet they didn't put any water moving effects when your walking through it like most games(Morrowind has the best water effects in this regards out of all the games I have ever played). A HL2 killer this is not, I am sure. I just hope ATI gets their stupid driver problems fixed before it ships.

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Re: Thanks frans
Jan 21, 2004, 23:50
Enahs
 
Re: Thanks frans Jan 21, 2004, 23:50
Jan 21, 2004, 23:50
 Enahs
 
Yeah, Like Elysium said

Man, that is an impressive system you got.
" AMD Intel Pentium 4 800Mhz FSB 3000MHz @ 3075MHz"

Man, that must have cost a heap of money, I would imagine Intel is suing AMD, or AMD is suing Intel over it, dems’ tha breaks though!


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Re: Thanks frans
Jan 21, 2004, 23:45
Re: Thanks frans Jan 21, 2004, 23:45
Jan 21, 2004, 23:45
 
Quboid, I think he meant the fact that it says "AMD Intel Pentium 4"

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Jan 21, 2004, 23:18
Bob
. Jan 21, 2004, 23:18
Jan 21, 2004, 23:18
Bob
 
Anne L. Retentive says:

The term "prematurely leaked" is redundant.


Gaaah! my world is flying apart!

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