Far Cry 2 Catch-All

Swat wrote:

I think I'm going to go the disc route. After re-loading my computer and having to download all my games again through Steam, I would appreciate having a physical disc so I don't have to hammer my internet connection for 24 hours straight to get all my games back again. It was very tempting though, seeing the nice little "buy me" button on Steam however.

I am pretty stoked for this - it's been ages since I've played the original Far Cry's (PC and 360) but I dug them.

You don't have to re download them. You could have just backed up the .gcf files in your steam folder. Then drop them back into the folder when you re installed. Piece of cake.

I broke down and pre-ordered through Steam. I hate steam. It makes it so nice and easy for me to buy games.

TempestBlayze wrote:
Swat wrote:

I think I'm going to go the disc route. After re-loading my computer and having to download all my games again through Steam, I would appreciate having a physical disc so I don't have to hammer my internet connection for 24 hours straight to get all my games back again. It was very tempting though, seeing the nice little "buy me" button on Steam however.

I am pretty stoked for this - it's been ages since I've played the original Far Cry's (PC and 360) but I dug them.

You don't have to re download them. You could have just backed up the .gcf files in your steam folder. Then drop them back into the folder when you re installed. Piece of cake.

Nice, I didn't know that. So each *.gcf represents a Steam game? If that's the case, screw retail!

I always just backed up my steamapps folder.

After re-installing steam and logging in, it was just a matter of closing steam, copying the steamapps folder where it needs to be, and then opening again, and you've got all of your games back.

I'll be getting it on a console. I'm waiting until later though. Also, not sure which to buy it on.

I always just backed up my steamapps folder.

After re-installing steam and logging in, it was just a matter of closing steam, copying the steamapps folder where it needs to be, and then opening again, and you've got all of your games back.

This piece of information is full of both awesome and win.

For games that have SecuROM limited installs, does this count as a reinstallation?

For games that have SecuROM limited installs, does this count as a reinstallation?

This technique probably does not work for SecuROM games, and I would recommend doing a full-on uninstall of any SecuROM games you own via Steam and just putting up with a re-download and install in order to preserve your deauthorizations properly.

IGN UK review
8.4

Not stellar but not bad either.

A couple more:

http://www.computerandvideogames.com...
http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php...

I think the one from C&VG is the PC Gamer UK review that was posted as scans earlier.

Grabbed this from Steam, thank you again for the hints on how to backup the games! Can't wait to get this bad boy rolling tomorrow.

Nvidia released beta drivers that are apparently the "recommended" drivers for FC2. Might be worth the beta "risk" for this demanding of a game. And hey, you can always roll back.

I just read a few reviews. Enemies wearing T-shirts that can take tons of lead before going down? That was the most annoying part of Far Cry. This just went strait into the rental category for me.

When's this bad boy due to be unlocked on Steam?

Swat wrote:

When's this bad boy due to be unlocked on Steam?

Well according to the store page it will be unlocked around 1 or 2pm Eastern.

Preordered it on STEAM as well. Way too many games bought in the last week:
Fable 2
X3: TC
SOCOM
Saints Row 2
Dead Space
Far Cry 2

That's a lot of dollars.

EvilDead wrote:

I just read a few reviews. Enemies wearing T-shirts that can take tons of lead before going down? That was the most annoying part of Far Cry. This just went strait into the rental category for me.

Kevlar t-shirts. Doesnt everyone have one?

You would hope that major developers in this day and age would figure out how to properly implement wide-screen resolutions. If you are wondering, the red bits are cut out to form a widescreen display:
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Oh noes, Bioshock flashback!

That's what I was thinking. Outrage, petitions and a patch to soon follow!

Tannhauser wrote:

You would hope that major developers in this day and age would figure out how to properly implement wide-screen resolutions. If you are wondering, the red bits are cut out to form a widescreen display:
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Wow. Really?

Tannhauser wrote:

You would hope that major developers in this day and age would figure out how to properly implement wide-screen resolutions. If you are wondering, the red bits are cut out to form a widescreen display:
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Podunk wrote:

Oh noes, Bioshock flashback!

Irongut wrote:

That's what I was thinking. Outrage, petitions and a patch to soon follow!

Still, Tann has a point. PC Gamers who are dedicated enough to be able to play this game have widescreen monitors now. Quit screwing us over for legacy support.

As long as I dont feel like my vision is cramped while playing, I can live with the lost areas personally. 40 minutes till I head to the store. Here's another one I intend to keep the shrinkwrap on until I earn the right to play it by finishing something else... but where the flesh is strong, the will is weak.

Has anyone picked up the 360 version? I'm interested in the multiplayer setup...I'm assuming no party system or matchmaking - just setup games and let pubbies or friends drop in. Is that accurate?

Also, is the map editor muliplayer like forge?

nsmike wrote:
Tannhauser wrote:

You would hope that major developers in this day and age would figure out how to properly implement wide-screen resolutions. If you are wondering, the red bits are cut out to form a widescreen display:
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Podunk wrote:

Oh noes, Bioshock flashback!

Irongut wrote:

That's what I was thinking. Outrage, petitions and a patch to soon follow!

Still, Tann has a point. PC Gamers who are dedicated enough to be able to play this game have widescreen monitors now. Quit screwing us over for legacy support.

Yeah, that's just lazy. I expect a patch soon, hopefully.

nsmike wrote:

Still, Tann has a point.

Huh? Must have missed the Bioshock thing. I don't get what is unreasonable about expecting proper widescreen support from a developer such as Ubisoft Montreal, it is a pretty basic thing which there is little excuse not to have. According to the Valve survey, about 20% of their respondents use a widescreen monitor. It's a minor thing, but annoying in its thoughtlessness.

In retrospect, perhaps minor, thoughtless things are a trend.

Tannhauser wrote:
nsmike wrote:

Still, Tann has a point.

Huh? Must have missed the Bioshock thing. I don't get what is unreasonable about expecting proper widescreen support from a developer such as Ubisoft Montreal, it is a pretty basic thing which there is little excuse not to have. According to the Valve survey, about 20% of their respondents use a widescreen monitor. It's a minor thing, but annoying in its thoughtlessness.

In retrospect, perhaps minor, thoughtless things are a trend.

Chillax dude, I was defending you!

Yeah, I didn't mean it to be snarky, I just remember when the same deal played out with Bioshock about this time last year.

It didn't bother me then and it doesn't bother me now, but I can certainly understand how people would be annoyed by it.

I'm still really looking forward to this, but my plate's a little full right now. I'm holding off. Looking forward to hearing what you guys think.

TexasRay wrote:

Also, is the map editor muliplayer like forge?

I don't know if FarCry 2's 360 editor is exactly like the PC version, but I've seen the 360 version in action and it is crazy powerful. Way more powerful than Forge, because you can build a whole map, including terrain & structures, from scratch. You also control time of day, weather effects, etc. And the engine runs in real-time as you build, so you can jump in and test it immediately. Ubisoft says all of the singleplayer game's assets will be available for level-building, too. It's a pretty remarkable tool.

Downloading from STEAM now!