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wild elf Oct 22, 2004, 10:09am EDT Report Abuse
i try to play far cry but when the game starts everything is white, and i can not see no colors, only when i get too close to something i can see colors. i have a GeForce FX 5200 128MB, i think its enough but from what i saw from the settings of the game, it does not give the option about openGL it is on Direct3d and it cannot change, does anyone know how can turn that to openGL, or some other way to be able to play the game?

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Evan B Oct 22, 2004, 10:48am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
Well it will only run on OpenGL i think, which driver version you running?

Josh Butler Oct 22, 2004, 09:00pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
What version of the game you running and what drivers?

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Jim B..... Oct 23, 2004, 12:20pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
My Farcry runs with Direct3d9 no option to change to openGL
I would think this is a problem with your FX 5200 drivers and Directx, and possibly the way you have set your Monitor up.


wild elf Oct 25, 2004, 03:57am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
I have Farcry 1.1 and the drivers which i downloaded from nvidia 61.77
but i cannot make any changes for opengl not even on the desktop properties

bull5h1t Oct 25, 2004, 07:22am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
OK follow this:

1. go to .../ubisoft/farcry/
2. find system.cfg, open the file with notepad (make sure to have a backup first)
3. ok now find r_driver = "direct3D9"
4. change it to "openGL"
5. save the file and exit
6. run Farcry

running farcry in openGL mode gives some nice boost in fps (at least for me) as well as some graphic glitches, so unless you're experiencing a very low frame rate, do not bother trying openGL.

wild elf Oct 30, 2004, 04:22am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
Thanks a lot, it worked.
Take care everyone

Michael A. Oct 30, 2004, 02:14pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
That's a *fantastic* tip, Denny. Thank you.

Michael A.
Theodore Jan 27, 2005, 02:45pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
Denny, change it to OpenGl if you have an Nvidia right??? I have ATI so I should keep it as D3D??

varun rao Jan 27, 2005, 03:28pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
yeah thats the way to get Far Cry to work in OpenGL mode... but since Far Cry relies on DX for audio acceleration, the sound gets totally screwed up .. a little perfomance increase.... play it in XP 64 bit and watch the game run like u've never seen it before..... smooooooooooooooooooooooth.

bull5h1t Jan 27, 2005, 08:27pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
Ted, just stick with d3d. even if you had nvidia card, i would still recommend d3d.

Kim Seang Jan 28, 2005, 03:02am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
I have the exact same card and I use driver version 70.11 or something of that and no patch far cry ( 56k user :( ) and it ran find. Before I ran it with driver version 51.00 and it messed up a lot, until I switch to the 70 version.

My Spec:
1.47 GHZ
512 RAM
80 gig & 40 gig HD
128 Geforce FX 5200 ( THe only reason I bought the card was that WIRED magizine said that is was good)

Prahlad Siddavatam Aug 27, 2015, 11:42am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: far cry and openGL
Yeah the game crashes when i change it to opengl in the system.cfg file
I thought maybe i should use a new renderer so is there any way to use OGRE?

Rhort Aug 28, 2015, 03:30am EDT Report Abuse
>> .
They were discussing this on the Ogre forums a number of years ago:

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