Far Cry Patch 1.32 released

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Fixes:

a.. Fixed a Shader Model 3.0 issue that caused graphics corruption on new
ATI hardware.
a.. Set the game to detect nVidia hardware to avoid shaders being compiled
at run time.
a.. Recompiled the 32bit version with a different version of STL to address
some server slowdowns.
a.. Fixed a video playback issue to ensure compatibility with MOD SDK dll
code.
a.. Fixed server issues when the server type was changed during a running
game.
a.. Fixed potential crash when using RCON to start a new level.
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action (More info?)

    "Shawk" <shawk@clara.co.uk.3guesses> wrote in message
    news:1119468677.59748.0@doris.uk.clara.net...
    > Fixes:
    >
    > a.. Fixed a Shader Model 3.0 issue that caused graphics corruption on new
    > ATI hardware.
    > a.. Set the game to detect nVidia hardware to avoid shaders being compiled
    > at run time.
    > a.. Recompiled the 32bit version with a different version of STL to
    > address some server slowdowns.
    > a.. Fixed a video playback issue to ensure compatibility with MOD SDK dll
    > code.
    > a.. Fixed server issues when the server type was changed during a running
    > game.
    > a.. Fixed potential crash when using RCON to start a new level.
    >
    >
    >
    Seems its been a while since a patch was released for Fat Cry. I had to use
    the Omega drivers to get it to work on my ATI card.

    Could this mean a new expansion game is coming out soon?
  2. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action (More info?)

    On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:36:47 +0100, "Shawk"
    <shawk@clara.co.uk.3guesses> wrote:

    >Fixes:
    >
    >a.. Fixed a Shader Model 3.0 issue that caused graphics corruption on new
    >ATI hardware.
    >a.. Set the game to detect nVidia hardware to avoid shaders being compiled
    >at run time.
    >a.. Recompiled the 32bit version with a different version of STL to address
    >some server slowdowns.
    >a.. Fixed a video playback issue to ensure compatibility with MOD SDK dll
    >code.
    >a.. Fixed server issues when the server type was changed during a running
    >game.
    >a.. Fixed potential crash when using RCON to start a new level.

    I wish they would make their patches all inclusive so you didn't have
    to download them and install them in sequence!
    Its been a while since I played, and I was a couple revisions behind.
    What a pain in the ass to D/L each patch and install them in order.
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action (More info?)

    Lou wrote:
    > "Shawk" <shawk@clara.co.uk.3guesses> wrote in message
    > news:1119468677.59748.0@doris.uk.clara.net...
    >
    >>Fixes:
    >>
    >>a.. Fixed a Shader Model 3.0 issue that caused graphics corruption on new
    >>ATI hardware.
    >>a.. Set the game to detect nVidia hardware to avoid shaders being compiled
    >>at run time.
    >>a.. Recompiled the 32bit version with a different version of STL to
    >>address some server slowdowns.
    >>a.. Fixed a video playback issue to ensure compatibility with MOD SDK dll
    >>code.
    >>a.. Fixed server issues when the server type was changed during a running
    >>game.
    >>a.. Fixed potential crash when using RCON to start a new level.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    > Seems its been a while since a patch was released for Fat Cry. I had to use
    > the Omega drivers to get it to work on my ATI card.
    >
    > Could this mean a new expansion game is coming out soon?

    An expansion IS coming soon. You didn't know? :)

    Actually, don't ask me for specifics. I just remember reading a thread
    on the Ubi FarCry forum where there was a press release listing the
    stuff Ubi's gonna release this year, and the Far Cry expansion (no title
    yet) was listed for some time late this year. So yes, an expansion is
    definately in the works.
  4. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action (More info?)

    On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 17:01:50 +0930, GFree <nickt4001@yahoo.com.au>
    wrote:

    >An expansion IS coming soon. You didn't know? :)
    >
    >Actually, don't ask me for specifics. I just remember reading a thread
    >on the Ubi FarCry forum where there was a press release listing the
    >stuff Ubi's gonna release this year, and the Far Cry expansion (no title
    >yet) was listed for some time late this year. So yes, an expansion is
    >definately in the works.

    That's awesome news. Far Cry seems to have polarized opinions, but
    every FPS I've played since has felt like it was "on rails" (even HL2)
    after being set relatively free to roam in Far Cry.
  5. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action (More info?)

    On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 17:01:50 +0930, GFree <nickt4001@yahoo.com.au>
    wrote:

    >Lou wrote:
    >> "Shawk" <shawk@clara.co.uk.3guesses> wrote in message
    >> news:1119468677.59748.0@doris.uk.clara.net...
    >>
    >>>Fixes:
    >>>
    >>>a.. Fixed a Shader Model 3.0 issue that caused graphics corruption on new
    >>>ATI hardware.
    >>>a.. Set the game to detect nVidia hardware to avoid shaders being compiled
    >>>at run time.
    >>>a.. Recompiled the 32bit version with a different version of STL to
    >>>address some server slowdowns.
    >>>a.. Fixed a video playback issue to ensure compatibility with MOD SDK dll
    >>>code.
    >>>a.. Fixed server issues when the server type was changed during a running
    >>>game.
    >>>a.. Fixed potential crash when using RCON to start a new level.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> Seems its been a while since a patch was released for Fat Cry. I had to use
    >> the Omega drivers to get it to work on my ATI card.
    >>
    >> Could this mean a new expansion game is coming out soon?
    >
    >An expansion IS coming soon. You didn't know? :)
    >

    No, I didn't. URL to the "horse's mouth" please.........

    How is that going to work ? Crytek is now contracted with EA on
    a new series of action games, and EA has made some hostile
    bids for Ubisoft, now owning ~20% of the shares. Ubisoft ain't
    selling and their last quarterly figures were very good...

    I'm not saying that the expansion will not happen. Crytek, EA
    and Ubi may have come to some agreement to do the expansion
    as well as the new action series.

    Hopefully the AI in the expansion will make use of dual-core
    if available. The Far Cry AI is very compute-intensive, and if it is
    threaded, a dual-core could compute higher levels of AI
    while not dragging the frame-rate down by starving the
    graphics card.
    --

    John Lewis

    "Technology early-birds always turn out to be flying guinea-pigs"
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    Tim O wrote:
    > On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:36:47 +0100, "Shawk"
    > <shawk@clara.co.uk.3guesses> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Fixes:
    >>
    >>a.. Fixed a Shader Model 3.0 issue that caused graphics corruption on new
    >>ATI hardware.
    >>a.. Set the game to detect nVidia hardware to avoid shaders being compiled
    >>at run time.
    >>a.. Recompiled the 32bit version with a different version of STL to address
    >>some server slowdowns.
    >>a.. Fixed a video playback issue to ensure compatibility with MOD SDK dll
    >>code.
    >>a.. Fixed server issues when the server type was changed during a running
    >>game.
    >>a.. Fixed potential crash when using RCON to start a new level.
    >
    >
    > I wish they would make their patches all inclusive so you didn't have
    > to download them and install them in sequence!
    > Its been a while since I played, and I was a couple revisions behind.
    > What a pain in the ass to D/L each patch and install them in order.

    You only do it once, so who cares?
  7. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action (More info?)

    On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 17:40:31 +0930, GFree <nickt4001@yahoo.com.au>
    wrote:

    >> I wish they would make their patches all inclusive so you didn't have
    >> to download them and install them in sequence!
    >> Its been a while since I played, and I was a couple revisions behind.
    >> What a pain in the ass to D/L each patch and install them in order.
    >
    >You only do it once, so who cares?

    I didn't do it once, I did it 3 times. That was the whole point.
    When major software publishers do a patch, you should only need the
    latest version. The problem with the sequential patching comes a few
    years from now when you re-install a game to play and can't find one
    or more of the sequence of patches.
  8. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action (More info?)

    Tim O wrote:
    > On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 17:40:31 +0930, GFree <nickt4001@yahoo.com.au>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>>I wish they would make their patches all inclusive so you didn't have
    >>>to download them and install them in sequence!
    >>>Its been a while since I played, and I was a couple revisions behind.
    >>>What a pain in the ass to D/L each patch and install them in order.
    >>
    >>You only do it once, so who cares?
    >
    >
    > I didn't do it once, I did it 3 times. That was the whole point.
    > When major software publishers do a patch, you should only need the
    > latest version. The problem with the sequential patching comes a few
    > years from now when you re-install a game to play and can't find one
    > or more of the sequence of patches.

    Understandable I guess. Perhaps it's to reduce bandwidth; instead of
    making a super-patch that's of a very large file size, just make
    smaller, easier to download patches and get them to be applied
    seperately. My advice is to store the 1.3, 1.31 and 1.32 patches in a
    folder so the next time you reinstall, apply the patches in order of
    version number and you'll be good to go.
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    Far Cry is Perhaps the Best FPS Ever. There are many great Aspects of
    Far Cry such as Photorealistic Graphics, Immersiveness, Free Roaming,
    incredible AI , Awesome Effects such as Deformed terrain as explosions
    happen and unbelievable AI. I am glad there will be an expansion.
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    <SamuelF566@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1120608042.707013.15810@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > Far Cry is Perhaps the Best FPS Ever. There are many great Aspects of
    > Far Cry such as Photorealistic Graphics, Immersiveness, Free Roaming,
    > incredible AI , Awesome Effects such as Deformed terrain as explosions
    > happen and unbelievable AI. I am glad there will be an expansion.
    >


    I played through it on the lowest difficulty setting and agree that it was a
    pretty good game. I got it on a Boxing Day sale at Best Buy for all of $10
    CDN (plus sales tax - but luckily no provincial sales tax here in Alberta)
    and proceeded to play it regularly through the holiday season. The final
    level was difficult though - it took me about 75 minutes of trying and
    re-trying to get through it! That was very frustrating, but the overall
    experience was very decent. It was easily worth 3 times what I paid.
  11. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action (More info?)

    On 5 Jul 2005 17:00:42 -0700, SamuelF566@gmail.com wrote:

    >Far Cry is Perhaps the Best FPS Ever. There are many great Aspects of
    >Far Cry such as Photorealistic Graphics, Immersiveness, Free Roaming,
    >incredible AI , Awesome Effects such as Deformed terrain as explosions
    >happen and unbelievable AI. I am glad there will be an expansion.

    I must have had a duff copy, I didn't get any of that when I played
    Far Cry, although unbelievable is certainly the adjective I would
    apply to the AI, but not in the same way as you meant.
    --
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    Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
    please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
    Check groups.google.com before asking an obvious question.
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    On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 07:33:37 +0100, Andrew <spamtrap@localhost.>
    wrote:

    >On 5 Jul 2005 17:00:42 -0700, SamuelF566@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    >>Far Cry is Perhaps the Best FPS Ever. There are many great Aspects of
    >>Far Cry such as Photorealistic Graphics, Immersiveness, Free Roaming,
    >>incredible AI , Awesome Effects such as Deformed terrain as explosions
    >>happen and unbelievable AI. I am glad there will be an expansion.
    >
    >I must have had a duff copy, I didn't get any of that when I played
    >Far Cry, although unbelievable is certainly the adjective I would
    >apply to the AI, but not in the same way as you meant.

    One thing odd with Far Cry is that the difficulty level affects what
    the enemies do, not just their numbers, or damage they do.
    If you were playing it on easier difficulty settings, you didn't see
    them behaving to their fullest.
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