I recently installed Far Cry onto my new PC and for some reason it's not working as it should.
The menu system works fine and so does the very start of the game. However, when I move to the part where it goes outside the picture goes all psychedelic. I took a snapshot below which highlights the problem - in that instance only half the picture was affected, but when I move closer to the light it's completely unplayable.
I've installed the latest patch (1.4), the latest drivers for the X1950Pro gfx card (7.5) and the latest DirectX. I've had no problems with any other games - does anyone have any idea?
It could be just far cry, but maybe its wise to test it in more games. Like atitool artifact scanner, oblivion worked for me to. (the 8600gt before this one was broken, it had broken VRAM, and oblivion and far cry gave me the same problems, thats why i say oblivion)
If you are getting artifacts in other games or in 3d mark, chances i would think, is a over heating problem or power issues. But you say you dont, so that cant be it.
Farcry has alot of issues with newer cards/drivers.
I found when i installed farcry and had it on max settings i got alot of artifacts. I found by lowering the lighting detail to 'Low' and have everything else on high seems to fix most of the artifact issues. Try to play with the details settings. Start with everything on low then slowing increase the detail levels and see how it goes.