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Windows 7: Far Cry/DirectX 9

27 Feb 2010   #11
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

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firstly, i'm talking about the 1st far cry, not far cry 2. also it needs dx9, dx11 doesn't render the images properly... and dx9 will not install on w7. i have tried all that you (and many others) have suggested. it just don't work. works beautifully in xp
I overlooked the fact that is was the original Farcry, my apologies.

But I wonder, is this your post?

W7 64bit and Original FarCry??

If so, what has changed since then? If not, then disregard.
Yeah I wrote that. See, what happened was I installed the game and ran the first few minutes of it (where the character is underground in that sewer, up to the part where he gets the pistol). That all worked fine. Then left it til recently. However just after getting the pistol you leave the sewer and that's when it got all weird. It shows the people and a few trees but no background ie everything is blue. Weird. It seems I spoke too soon and should have played the game a bit further. Sorry for any mix-up.

From what I have been able to find out Far Cry will only render the images properly with dx9. Dx11 will NOT work (why I cannot say) and Windows 7 will not allow dx9 to be installed. The only solution I could find was to dual-boot with XP.


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27 Feb 2010   #12
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I just to say 'thanks' to all that have replied. Your input is much appreciated. Lets hope we've made the gaming world a better place

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27 Feb 2010   #13
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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From what I have been able to find out Far Cry will only render the images properly with dx9. Dx11 will NOT work (why I cannot say) and Windows 7 will not allow dx9 to be installed. The only solution I could find was to dual-boot with XP.
That bit says to me that there is something wrong with your Windows install. Reason for saying that,

Far Cry/DirectX 9-dxfiles.png

Notice what the majority of the DX files are? After extracting the redistributable did you try running the setup found in the extracted folder?


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27 Feb 2010   #14
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Yes, but it still didn't work.

Just curious... is there anyone actually got this particular game working in Windows 7?
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27 Feb 2010   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

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Yeah I wrote that. See, what happened was I installed the game and ran the first few minutes of it (sic) It seems I spoke too soon and should have played the game a bit further. Sorry for any mix-up.

lol, no worries.

Apart from copying the appropriate files from XP to the Farcry folder / sub-folders I can't personally say if works or not (I'd install and test it out of curiosity if I could find my disc)

Have you tried running the game in XP SP2 compatibility mode?
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27 Feb 2010   #16
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Man, I've tried everything. Like I say, the dual-booting works a treat... only problem is I really hate XP
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27 Feb 2010   #17
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Game works just fine here, both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Then again I'm also not sure how long ago it was that I installed it; been a few years and it has gone through XP, Vista (both 32 and 64 bit) and now 64 bit 7. Far Cry is one of those nice games that once installed doesn't need to be re-installed, as long as it is on a different drive/partition than Window, just update the DirectX files (which doesn't want to work for you for whatever reason) and make a shortcut to the exe on the desktop.

P.S. When you installed the game did it ask to install DirectX? If not it should have.
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28 Feb 2010   #18
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Yeah there is that little box that should be checked (to install dx9) but then the installer gives an error message and ends the installation process. Hence the only way to install the game is to uncheck the dx9 box.

Two people I know had similar issues with another game, I can't remember the title though.
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10 May 2010   #19
Vector90Ash

Win7 (7600) Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

First time I tried, the game installed and ran (title screen looked normal) but I couldn't see anything in-game... graphics were featureless blue.
I'd forgotten about the patches (doh!). Patched it to 1.4 and everything's fine now, with Win7 64bit.
With my spec, it runs great at 1828x1020 with everything at maximum - looks fantastic and is silky smooth.
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