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Far Cry 3 Launches with 10 Minute Trailer; Day One PC Patch Available
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8138 posts
While not officially available yet, Ubisoft has today revealed their launch trailer for the hotly anticipated open-world first-person shooter Far Cry 3, running in at just shy of 10 minutes long.

Featuring an introductory into just what you can expect from the tropical island adventure, the launch trailer is narrated by one of the first friendly faces you see, Dennis. With a wealth of danger on the island, including tigers and bears, it's safe to say you'll need the knowledge before diving in.
In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players will dictate when, where and how the events of the game unfold. Players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.

From a massive and living open world and a gripping storyline to standalone Coop and Multiplayer modes, Far Cry 3 is going to bring you hours and hours of fun and discoveries.

Welcome to the Rook Islands: shoot first, ask direction later.
Ubisoft has also revealed a critical day 1 patch (1.01) for PC is now available for download, which you can find locally here. The patch notes include fixes to multiplayer, co-op and singleplayer, which you can find over here.

10:55am 29/11/12 Permalink
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arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1064 posts
This is going to be my substitute for an actual holiday on a tropical island over Christmas.
11:57am 29/11/12 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1284 posts
ahead of the release tomorrow,


It's already out on steam. Had a quick bash this morning, looks pretty amazing. Runs really well on my PC too, even maxed out in DX11. I immediately noticed some parallels with AC3, the hunting and sidequesting stuff, but it seems like FC does a better job of integrating these systems into the game than AC.
12:23pm 29/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20303 posts
Anyone got a hookup for cheap steam keys? CJS and Intkeys seem to be selling non-steam keys :(
12:00am 30/11/12 Permalink
Linker
Brisbane, Queensland
1705 posts
I saw the ausgamers review quote is on the tv ad for farcry 3 tonight.
12:14am 30/11/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8150 posts
Khel, just buy a key from CJS and acquire a copy of Far Cry 3 elsewhere, its what I did with Assassin's Creed 3.

Also, this game man. That intro and the first drug trip were amazing.
01:19am 30/11/12 Permalink
Mordecai
Victoria
1484 posts
My copy is on its way from the UK. Hopefull it's here late next week. Looking forward to playing it.
08:17am 30/11/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1070 posts
Don't use CJS (or any non steam version)- get the steam copy... I got the nonsteam copy and it was such a f*** around with uplay, patching it manually and then getting uplay to actually recognise that it was installed on my computer.

Honestly - pay the +$30 for it on steam -.-
02:09pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8161 posts
Don't use CJS (or any non steam version)- get the steam copy... I got the nonsteam copy and it was such a f*** around with uplay, patching it manually and then getting uplay to actually recognise that it was installed on my computer.Honestly - pay the +$30 for it on steam -.-
Really? All I did was install the game, it launched Uplay asking for a CD Key and away it went. I did have to install the Day One patch myself, but it seems to keep itself up-to-date, especially with Assassin's Creed 3.
02:11pm 30/11/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1071 posts
Really? All I did was install the game, it launched Uplay asking for a CD Key and away it went. I did have to install the Day One patch myself, but it seems to keep itself up-to-date, especially with Assassin's Creed 3.


Maybe I just had bad luck but I had a few problems

Extraction of install files put them in a temp directory which disappeared without running the setup
Had to re-extract them
Direct X update failed
Run Uplay, create an account - had to wait 5 minutes for confirmation email
Open Uplay - no far cry 3
Had to run farcry 3 exe to get uplay to recognise it
Run FC3 through uplay "unable to patch"
restart it all - patch got to 50% - unable to patch - click here to play - CAN'T PLAY WITHOUT PATCH
manually download and install patch

While it works now - it was a huge pain compared to steam
02:27pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20307 posts
Maybe I'll see if I can do the vpn thing, cos its like $49 on US steam
02:36pm 30/11/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1072 posts
Maybe I'll see if I can do the vpn thing, cos its like $49 on US steam

hasn't valve caught on to this? I remember someone b****ing about trying to run it an getting 'You key is not valid for this region' or something
02:45pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8164 posts
Yeah VPN's seem to be less useful now, the last time I tried it denied my debit card. Also ouch arkter, that does sound like a pain, guess I'm lucky it just worked.
03:10pm 30/11/12 Permalink
tHeBoRg
Gippsland, Victoria
88 posts
WTF!! The Far Cry 3 server cannot be reached try again later...The deer hunting mission I am on fails and just restarts to again give me the Far Cry 3 Server cannot be reached....

I am playing single player FFS!! hate this always connected bullcrap!
03:45pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3203 posts
http://cdkeyprices.com/product/Far-Cry-3-CD-Key-Steam-Gift.html/

$40 cheapest steam key it seems. Didnt look into it much but it seems non steam keys arent much cheaper.

Im with Eorl. I did a VPN thing during 2011 xmas steam sale and steam and amazon both knocked me back. Maybe im just bad.
03:54pm 30/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16278 posts
Don't use CJS (or any non steam version)- get the steam copy... I got the nonsteam copy and it was such a f*** around with uplay, patching it manually and then getting uplay to actually recognise that it was installed on my computer.


pretty sure the steam version will still require uplay. the AC games do.
04:15pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20310 posts
Cheers Davo, picked it up from that cdkey warehouse place from that link, for $51. Was a bit dodgy cos it was listed as $46 but they listed it without GST, but I'm still happy with $50, thats all I would have got it for if the VPN thing worked anyway.
04:27pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3208 posts
No problems bro. I use http://cdkeyprices.com/ All the time to compare prices although as you said, the prices can vary once you get to the site depending on the version and a number of factors.

Its great to keep an eye on for when games drop in price $5-10 if you are into waiting a little while for savings. Tight ass i know.

I assume you got the deluxe version @ that price as the basic version is $40 but you are correct, it seems they dont add GST til you go to purchase.
05:01pm 30/11/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7355 posts
I just bought it from: https://cdkeys.com.au/products/Far-Cry-3.html

Prices listed without GST. Standard Edition for Steam = $40 + 10% GST = $44. Really not a fan of Day 1 DLC, hence avoiding the deluxe pack. Awaiting cdkey ...
05:52pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Cheez
Brisbane, Queensland
729 posts
Mine crashes when I try to leave the ESC menu, and am currently at the first crafting mission which shows nothing in the crafting menu. Can't patch as it says can't retrieve version number and aborts. Steam and the game files are on a secondary HDD dunno if thats whats stopping the patch from recognising. Any help with getting this working before the weekend would be great.

*EDIT* - Still can't patch, but putting it in offline mode fixes the crashing.
06:31pm 30/11/12 Permalink
joerocket10r
Brisbane, Queensland
43 posts
graphics - 7/10
gunplay - 10/10
navigating the in game menu is s*** 3/10 and you need to a lot to craft health and ammo.
and to interact with anything like jumping in a vehicle or skinning a animal you have to hold E for a sec, because you use it so often its really f***** annoying.
guess thats what happens with console ports.
its a shame it has the potential to be a great game but it to clunky with all the controls, console noobs proberly wouldn't notice
i would still recommend it if you liked far cry 2
oh and you have to run it through steam then through uplay just to get in.....f*****g ghey
also turn the s*** music off and crack up your sound, the guns and gun fights sound good.
07:02pm 30/11/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7356 posts
graphics - 7/10

Probably best to post your graphics settings (resolution, "overall quality" level chosen (high/ultra), AA level, shadows, etc) if you want your opinion of the graphics to be taken seriously :)
07:27pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8167 posts
Joe, have you turned Mouse Acceleration off? That helped with the lag for me. Also please do post your graphics settings, as I have everything on High except shadows and it looks phenomenal.
08:53pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3210 posts
7/10 graphics for a game i thought was meant to be pretty mind blowing. Suss.....
09:00pm 30/11/12 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
1037 posts
I finished downloading the "demo" version until my copy arrives next week. I will post how it works for me and if I encounter any issues.
10:44pm 30/11/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2208 posts
I finished downloading the "demo" version until my copy arrives next week. I will post how it works for me and if I encounter any issues.

same here, wanted to know how this would run on my system before I throw cash down so i get good support.

ok so ive played about 10 mins and 2 mains things:
The graphics are crazy, straight up (using HBAO method). Its one of the best looking games I have ever played. My oc'd i7 930 @ 4.0ghz and oc'd 5970 can not keep up with this even on high (not ultra) with NO AA. My max frame rate is about 45fps. The speech animations could be better but no biggy. I have noticed a few rare clipping errors with minor stuff but nothing major.

The menu is a total pain in the ass but I guess its something to get used to.

Otherwise it its pretty solid. Im considering getting a new graphics card just to keep up with this. Apparently its AMD optimised so i might need another 5970. Does AMD have any newer dual GPU cards?

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11:29pm 30/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3211 posts
Only 33% DL done on the 'demo' version and ive been DLing non stop for 24hrs+. Shoulda started earlier.
12:02am 01/12/12 Permalink
joerocket10r
Brisbane, Queensland
44 posts
running i7 960, gtx670 OC, everything maxed, 32" 1980x1080 MSAA AA off, getting 52-60fps. it looks good in all the vids and maybe if your playing on a smaller screen?
it just doesn't look right, just cause 2 looks better landscape wise and thats getting on a bit now. just played a bit more and its just some areas look crap ie some rocks/cliffs just look very consoley
if your playing on a console then yes i agree it looks good but as much on pc imo.
maybe ive played too much bf3, i think i just expected it to blow me away considering all the vids leading up to it were all on consoles. plus i started playing this like its a FPS but its more of a mix RPG/FPS
Thanks Erol, i turned that off straight away anyway, not getting any lag its just how the menu is set up i think.
serious :/
12:39am 01/12/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1074 posts
WTF!! The Far Cry 3 server cannot be reached try again later...The deer hunting mission I am on fails and just restarts to again give me the Far Cry 3 Server cannot be reached....

I am playing single player FFS!! hate this always connected bullcrap!



Configure uplay to run in offline mode whenever it's started - had the same issue but not since configuring it to run in offline mode every time.
12:50am 01/12/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2210 posts
joe are you using the HBAO ambient occlusion instead of the SAAO or whatever else it has?

if you are it will make it look bf3 similar to bf3, also this is optimised for AMD cards, so you may be missing out with nvidia.

honestly on my setup it looks just as good as bf3 if not better in some areas and other things not as good.

last edited by Rdizz at 01:21:35 01/Dec/12
01:16am 01/12/12 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
1040 posts
Well I got it running easy enough. Worked well.

GTX 570 and Intel i5 2500k

My settings
http://i.imgur.com/5OAvn.jpg

Screenshots
http://i.imgur.com/sdgxX.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3ojsZ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tGpGc.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hhDRy.jpg
01:48am 01/12/12 Permalink
joerocket10r
Brisbane, Queensland
45 posts
yeah using the HDAO. i thinks it just the whole hold E bs thats wrecking it a bit for me and thought there would have been a bigger jump in quality from console to pc.
enjoying the game thou, its like red dead in FPS lol
02:33pm 01/12/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7358 posts
So with the cdkeys.com.au site, they just send you a Steam gift by email after 5-10 hours. Mine came through last night.

From the sounds of it, they probably have a russian or other country's Steam account and keep buying cheaper region copies within steam and gifting them. I'm not sure how they are getting away with it, as Steam generally blocks you from buying more than a couple of copies of a particular game without manual unblocking by their staff. Perhaps they have throw-away accounts and VISA cards or something to get around this restriction.
05:26pm 01/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20314 posts
Yeah, thats the one I used too parabol and I got it last night after ordering during the day. Quite happy with the service, they even had a post on their Facebook page apologising for delays processing Far Cry 3 and I posted a response just to double check that my order had gone through properly (cos I wasn't sure) and got a reply pretty much straight away.
05:40pm 01/12/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3213 posts
Wow, gifting games when purchased online. Thats new.
06:47pm 01/12/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20318 posts
Novel way to get around region restrictions anyway
10:25pm 01/12/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16282 posts
I'm not sure how they are getting away with it, as Steam generally blocks you from buying more than a couple of copies of a particular game without manual unblocking by their staff.


i wonder what the threshold is, because many people purchase multiple copies of games to use for trading.
10:30pm 01/12/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7359 posts
The game is microstuttering like crazy on my GTX570.

Others suffering from the same issue with both nvidia and amd cards:

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/730854-Micro-stuttering
10:57pm 01/12/12 Permalink
BladeRunner
Queensland
1043 posts
All good on my end. I am enjoying the game. The story is alright but I am more interested in just cruising around the islands and hunting things and being awesome.

Someone had trouble parking their truck.
http://i.imgur.com/AzzEC.jpg

I hear something now about un-parking your cores if you have a quad core CPU. I am not too sure what its about, Something about the program making use of your 3 other cores more. There is a thread on the Planetside 2 forums about it.
01:44am 02/12/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2213 posts
Others suffering from the same issue with both nvidia and amd cards:


the latest 12.11 amd beta drivers fixed this for me

last edited by Rdizz at 07:09:15 02/Dec/12
07:06am 02/12/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2214 posts
update: stuttering it came back
01:51pm 02/12/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2215 posts
arh 10 min post edit limit is fail.

anyway after playing for maybe 5 hours tonight and im quite frustrated with this game. endless graphical bugs now, its WAY too easy even on the hardest difficulty, the menu thing is beyond a joke now, i must have pushed the esc key at least 500 times during the game, the weapon selection is straight off console and it really relly feels like im playing a console game on my pc.


02:18pm 02/12/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7363 posts
The beta version of the nvidia drivers + turning MSAA off + dropping post-fx from Very High to High + dropping water from Very High to High did the trick for me. For me I just had to reach a minimum FPS to get rid of the microstutters ...

The menu system is very annoying. Why have crafting/inventory, etc in the same menu as Save/Quit. It's so cluttered. Plus there are soooooooooo many hints in the came that you have to Esc, Esc, Esc, Esc, Esc out of.

Finding the game fun otherwise. It's pretty much assassin's creed on an island (a range of takedown types + tower climb for map reveal + quick-descend tower similar to a leap of faith).
02:45pm 02/12/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
5461 posts
Yeah, the game itself is great despite the ridiculous UI system.

You've got a radial menu for guns, a system menu 10 layers deep for your inventory and crafting, a weird combo between checkpoint and save system and every other thing is slowed down by a silly push and hold a key to interact with it.
Did the UX designers at Ubisoft Montreal get downsized or something?
05:13pm 02/12/12 Permalink
Mephz
Brisbane, Queensland
1228 posts
Complete Nvidia fix for microstutter that I can work out.

Nvidia control panel --> Manage 3d Settings --> Farcry3.exe --> Vsync set to 'adaptive' --> Turn vsync off in farcry 3.

Running 1920x1080 DX11/Max everything I can.

Was having stuttering and microstuttering issues until doing this, hasn't missed a beat now.

GTX590
Win7 64.
06:34pm 02/12/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7364 posts
Nvidia control panel --> Manage 3d Settings --> Farcry3.exe --> Vsync set to 'adaptive' --> Turn vsync off in farcry 3.

farcry3.exe or farcry3_d3d11.exe?

I'll try it with both.
07:14pm 02/12/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1075 posts
Loving this game so far - spent sunday bashing through it and capping outposts/doing a bit of the story. I really hate the heavy armoured dudes - f*ck off... this isn't call of duty.

Spoiler:
girlfriends a b****
11:10am 03/12/12 Permalink
joerocket10r
Brisbane, Queensland
46 posts
^ lol, agreed
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