Far Cry 4 Launch Problem - Bordered black screen (unresponsive)

Hello i have recently purchased far cry 4 on Uplay but i am having the dreaded black screen issue on launch. as far as i am aware my rig should be fully capable of playing the game but when i launch it all i get is an over sized window of the game and a black screen that does not respond.

Tried verifying game files.
Tried system reboot.
Tried re-installing drivers (Direct x11, Nvidia drivers and C++)
Tried unplugging my xbox controller and other USB devices
Disabled in-game overlays in Ge-force experience and Uplay
So far nothing


System Information
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Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_r7.150109-2022)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/11/14 11:03:28 Ver: 20.01
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor (3 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 11264MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 10750MB RAM
Page File: 4853MB used, 16648MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: UnKnown

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 760
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1187&SUBSYS_360B1458&REV_A1
Display Memory: 7343 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1968 MB
Shared Memory: 5375 MB
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  1. I had a problem similar to this with Arkham Knight. When loading the game, try pressing ALT + Enter and then changing the resolution.
  2. MeesterYellow said:
    I had a problem similar to this with Arkham Knight. When loading the game, try pressing ALT + Enter and then changing the resolution.


    For some reason it will not let me Change the resolution of Far Cry when i press ALT + ENTER, nothing comes up. I tried changing the resolution in the Gamerprofile.xml but it does nothing
  3. Dipster said:
    MeesterYellow said:
    I had a problem similar to this with Arkham Knight. When loading the game, try pressing ALT + Enter and then changing the resolution.


    For some reason it will not let me Change the resolution of Far Cry when i press ALT + ENTER, nothing comes up. I tried changing the resolution in the Gamerprofile.xml but it does nothing

    Hmm, I'm not too sure what's going on at the moment, I'll get back to your some time later.
  4. I once had a problem with Far Cry 3 or 4 I can't remember. It wouldn't load. Solved it by Right Clicking in Uplay and selecting Verify Files. It re-downloaded some items and the game started working again
  5. nmb255 said:
    I once had a problem with Far Cry 3 or 4 I can't remember. It wouldn't load. Solved it by Right Clicking in Uplay and selecting Verify Files. It re-downloaded some items and the game started working again


    Verified the files twice already :/

    Im starting to wonder if the game thinks my CPU is a dual core processor as it has 3 cores with 2 cpu's in each unit, the reason i think this is because it seems to work with the dll injector that the dual core players need to use but according to the minimum specs i shouldn't need to do that as mine meets the requirements.
  6. Dipster said:
    nmb255 said:
    I once had a problem with Far Cry 3 or 4 I can't remember. It wouldn't load. Solved it by Right Clicking in Uplay and selecting Verify Files. It re-downloaded some items and the game started working again


    Verified the files twice already :/

    Im starting to wonder if the game thinks my CPU is a dual core processor as it has 3 cores with 2 cpu's in each unit, the reason i think this is because it seems to work with the dll injector that the dual core players need to use but according to the minimum specs i shouldn't need to do that as mine meets the requirements.

    Have you tried reinstalling the game?
  7. MeesterYellow said:
    Dipster said:
    nmb255 said:
    I once had a problem with Far Cry 3 or 4 I can't remember. It wouldn't load. Solved it by Right Clicking in Uplay and selecting Verify Files. It re-downloaded some items and the game started working again


    Verified the files twice already :/

    Im starting to wonder if the game thinks my CPU is a dual core processor as it has 3 cores with 2 cpu's in each unit, the reason i think this is because it seems to work with the dll injector that the dual core players need to use but according to the minimum specs i shouldn't need to do that as mine meets the requirements.

    Have you tried reinstalling the game?


    I have, still have a black screen :/

    The game must be only using one of my cpu's cores (which effectively has 2 cores in it) and thinks my cpu is a dual core? but then again, other people are playing it with the same cpu and are having no problems :/
  8. Have you considered contacting Ubisoft technical support? They might has a diagnostic tool/log that could help. Its their game, they should support.
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