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Far Cry

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Far Cry
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Developer(s) Crytek
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Designer(s) Crytek labs
Series Far Cry
Engine CryEngine
Version 1.4[1]
Platform(s) Windows
Release date NA 2004-03-23
PAL 2004-03-26
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Mature (M)
PEGI: 16+
USK: Not free for minors
OFLC: MA15+
Media CD (5), DVD
System requirements Pentium 3 1GHz CPU, 256 MiB RAM, 4 GiB HD space, 64 MiB VRAM
Input methods Mouse and keyboard

Far Cry is a first-person shooter computer game developed by Crytek Studios from Germany and published by Ubisoft Montréal on March 23, 2004 for Windows. Far Cry sold 730,000 units within four months of release[2] and has currently sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

General information

Status

On September 1, 2007, Ubisoft released a single player-only version of the game as ad-supported freeware on FilePlanet, although this was removed when non-US residents downloaded the game. According to Ubisoft, the offer is no longer available. This version of the game is still available on 3rd party download sites, such as Fileshack.

Latest version

The latest version is 1.4. The patch can be downloaded for free on Ubisoft.
This patch contains a minor bug which may prevent the mouse from working properly. To fix this, simply restore the controls to default (after this you can customize them again).

System requirements

In order to run Far Cry properly, your PC must meet or exceed these minimum requirements[3]:

Minimum requirements

  • Windows 98SE/2000/XP
  • Pentium III 1 GHz CPU or AMD Athlon equivalent
  • 256MiB RAM
  • 64 MiB Direct X 9.0b compliant graphics card
  • DirectX 9.0b compliant PCI sound card
  • 4GiB hard drive space
  • Windows compatible mouse and keyboard
  • 4x DVD or 16x CD ROM drive

Recommended system specifications

  • Pentium 4 2-3 GHz CPU or AMD Athlon equivalent
  • 512-1024MiB RAM
  • Sound Blaster Audigy series recommended
  • For multiplayer game: broadband with 64kbps upstream (512kbps upstream to host 8 players)

Game presentation

Plot

The game's story follows an ex-Special Forces operator, Jack Carver, who is stranded on a mysterious archipelago in Micronesia. He is searching for a female journalist he was escorting after she went missing when their boat was destroyed by mercenaries. The game includes thematic elements relating to the dangers of genetic engineering and the genocide of local islanders as can be seen by the deformed creatures created by a mad scientist named Krieger. The terrain in Far Cry varies greatly. Set on a South Pacific archipelago, the landscape includes beaches, tropical rainforests, dense jungles, towering canyons, mines, swamps, and even volcanic forests. Many of the interiors range from simple beach huts and army camps to elaborate complexes, an underground temple, and ultra-modern research labs. Several of these mazes use the remains of WWII Japanese-era fortifications and bunkers.

Characters

Jack Carver Val Cortez Harlan Doyle Dr Krieger
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Game modes

  • Single player : Follow the story of Jack Carver.
  • Multiplayer :
-FFA or "Free For All" - score points by killing other opponents
-TDM or "Team Death Match" - score points by killing opponents in the other team
-Assault - a type of game where the attacking team must capture 3 enemy bases, one after another. The defending team must repel the enemy until the timer runs out. Victory is awarded to the team who fulfilled their mission.

Game tweaks

Console commands

Press [~] to open the console. All commands must start with [\], obtained with the [tab] key. For instance: \map demo.

Offline commands

  • map [mapname]: loads a map. Available maps: archive, boat, bunker, carrier, catacombs, control, cooler, dam, demo, factory, fort, pier, rebellion, regulator, research, river, steam, swamp, training, treehouse, volcano. Example: \map archive

Online commands

  • vote [yes/no]: vote in the current vote
  • listplayers: shows a list of players, with their id
  • pb_list: shows the Punkbuster list of players, with their PB id (different from the previous id!)
  • callvote [your vote]: creates a vote, for instance:
    • callvote map mp_airstrip: creates a vote for loading the mp_airstrip map (NB: the available maps are different from the single-player maps)
    • callvote restart: creates a vote for restarting the map
    • callvote kick 5: creates a vote for kicking player number 5 (id from the listplayers function)
  • pb_kick x: adds a Punkbuster kick vote against the player whose PB id is x
  • kill: commit suicide (useful when you are stuck or when a new spawn point is available)

Color your name

In the configuration screen where you enter your name, type one of the code below to obtain colored letters:

  • $0: Black
  • $1: White
  • $2: Blue
  • $3: Green
  • $4: Red
  • $5: Light Blue
  • $6: Yellow
  • $7: Pink
  • $8: Orange
  • $9: Gray

For instance, if you want the name "Wiki4Games" with "Wiki" and "Games" in green and "4" in gray, you need to type: "$3Wiki$94$3Games"

Cheats

Enable cheats

To enable cheats, you have to enable the developer mode. To enter developer mode, you need to edit the shortcut to the game:

  • In the start menu, right-click on the shortcut and click "Properties"
  • Open the shortcut tab, and edit the target field:
    replace "F:\GAMES\Far Cry\Bin32\FarCry.exe"
    with "F:\GAMES\Far Cry\Bin32\FarCry.exe" -devmode
    (NB: note the "", replace the path with yours)

Create the god-mode cheat

To make the god mode available, go to the game folder and edit DevMode.lua (with Notepad++ or equivalent): at the end, add:

function ToggleGod()
if (not god) then
  god=1;
 else
  god=1-god;
 end
 if (god==1) then
	Hud:AddMessage("[CHEAT]: God-mode ON");
 else
	Hud:AddMessage("[CHEAT]: God-mode OFF");
 end
end
Input:BindCommandToKey("#ToggleGod()","backspace",1);

Edit the all weapons cheat

If you want to use the cheat that gives all weapons early in the game (by early I mean before getting the binoculars during the first level), you should remove the following line in the DevMode.lua file:

_localplayer.cnt:GiveBinoculars(1);

Using the cheats

Launch the game using the modified shortcut (if you use the play button that appears after inserting the DVD, the cheats won't work). All levels are unlocked, and during the game, the following keys are available:

  • [backspace]: toggles god mode
  • P: gives all weapons (NB: with 0 ammo)
  • O: gives 999 ammo for the current weapon
  • [F1]: toggles first/third-person view
  • [F2]: move to next checkpoint (NB: it is strongly advised to enable god mode when using this cheat, since you will appear in uncleared check points, which may be crowded with enemies)
  • [F3]: toggles fly mode
  • [F4]: toggles noclip (same as fly mode but you also fly through walls) (NB: this interacts with the fly mode, eg if fly mode is on and you press [F4], it will disable it)
  • [F9]: marks curent positon
  • [F10]: moves to marked position
  • [F11]: shows lots of useless debugging informations

Screenshots

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Videos

Trailer

Introduction cinematic

Gameplay


External links

References

  1. Far Cry on Ubisoft
  2. First quarter sales : €62.5 million publisher=Ubisoft. Retrieved on 2006-08-02.
  3. "What are the minimum requirements for Far Cry" at Ubisoft Solution Center