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Far Cry Demo problem

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by NickSo, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. NickSo

    NickSo Well-Known Member

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    Even though i hear this game requires a lot of power in the case, i decided to give the demo a try...

    My system specs:
    Athlon XP1700+
    512MB
    Windows XP Pro
    Geforce 2 GTS 32MB (Newest Drivers, 56.-something) [​IMG]

    I set up all the graphical settings at low, lowest resolution (i play games for the game, not the graphics.. thats my excuse [​IMG] )

    However, when i run it, I get this problem:
    Everything that should be rendered, is just.. blue...
    Though it looks as it runs smoothly when i move the mouse around... here's a screen of what it looks like:

    [​IMG]

    Ideas?
     
  2. BrianShort

    BrianShort Well-Known Member

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    I think it needs more than 32 megs of video ram. Your system is the same as mine, except I only have 256 megs of ram. I'm not going to even try it until I upgrade (2.8 ghz P4 and a 9800 Pro or something close to that). Plus, I hear upping some of the graphics all the way, such as the amount of foliage, really contributes to the gameplay [​IMG] I wont play it until I can turn everything to high. There was a guy at the LCVG forums with a 9700 pro that has everything set to high, 4xAA and 8XAF and he says it's very smooth.

    Brian
     
  3. JeffPh

    JeffPh Active Member

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    Definately a video card definciency. 64 is really a minimum for any of the good games these days. On the bright side, it's a fairly cheap, easy upgrade.
     
  4. Trevor_J

    Trevor_J Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to kind of veer off topic but is this game any good?
     
  5. Rob Speicher

    Rob Speicher Well-Known Member

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    Trevor: I played through the single player for about a week and enjoyed all of it. It's fairly open-ended for a FPS - you can go in shooting, go around back and jump the enemies, pick them off from a prone position in the bushes, or avoid them entirely.

    It's also one of the longer FPS I've played, with a good number of levels. And on top of all that, it's gorgeous.

    I didn't bother with the multiplayer portion, so I can't say anything about that, but I've heard nothing special about it, as opposed to the single player.

    Athlon XP 2200+
    1GB RAM
    GeForce4 Ti4400 128MB

    ran it at 1024x768 pretty perfectly.
     
  6. Gwon Chang

    Gwon Chang Well-Known Member

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    Hey Nick,

    I have the same specs as you, but with a GeForce FX5600 with 128mb and the demo actually runs ok for me. I hope to be picking this one up soon, as it sounds really fun.

    You can read some good impressions of it here.
     
  7. Daryl Furkalo

    Daryl Furkalo Well-Known Member

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    It ran great on my system:

    P4-2.4
    768RAM
    Radeon 9800Pro

    Lots of pretty eye candy. As others of mentioned, your video card is the weak link.
     

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