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Lonewolf Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:14am
Farcry loading screen freeze fix
Just to let those of you out there know that there is a problem when trying to run farcry on highest settings. My game would get stuck as i load, and when i exit the game with task manager windows would say that the game is not responding. A fix for this is to change the lighting (if you have it set to very high) to high.

Hope this helps.

HD5850
Asus M4A78 Pro
AMD phenom II x6
Windows 7 64bit
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Leslie Oct 19, 2013 @ 8:57am 
Game wouldn't even launch for me, till I set lighting to high from very high. So thanks, it's all working now.
meloney0 Feb 7, 2014 @ 1:09pm 
The game has a feature where data gets specially compiled for radeon graphics cards at first start. this can take like ten minutes or more, depending on how fast your cpu is. first level-load after that clocks in at a little lower (five-minute-ish). both of that can seem like the game is hanging even though it's actually just decompressing and rewriting some of its texture/terrain-data. especially the first start to a black screen can be a little unnerving. :)
indemnity Aug 4, 2014 @ 11:00pm 
Confirmed solution.
Cookies-and-Milf Aug 19, 2014 @ 7:47pm 
which is?
Originally posted by indemnity:
Confirmed solution.
Spyderhawk21 Nov 13, 2014 @ 2:40pm 
did not work for me. tried dropping my setting to low even. game just doesn't work.
Last edited by Spyderhawk21; Nov 13, 2014 @ 2:54pm
LiciniusRex Nov 14, 2014 @ 2:35pm 
Thanks for that man, changed lighting to high and it worked perfectly.
- Hλ³ZE - Nov 14, 2014 @ 3:26pm 
thx :bigups:
Lonewolf Nov 15, 2014 @ 8:32am 
no problem! :)
Phave Nov 17, 2014 @ 1:27pm 
Started as Admin, let it run for like 20 Minutes, Size of game dir did not change by a single byte... still got the blackscreen.
This annoys the hell out of me.

To make things clear: the Blackscreen isn't necessary a "screen", but rather a black "window". No sign of anything loading. Task Manager states FarCry4.exe takes up like 25% cpu (4 core, makes kinda sense) and about 166 MB RAM. If it its compiling anything, It's nowhere near the game directory for me.

Tomorrow (after release) when I'm going to work, I'll give this game about 8 hours to compile.
Lonewolf Nov 17, 2014 @ 7:51pm 
this is far cry 1
- Hλ³ZE - Nov 18, 2014 @ 5:43am 
:lol:
Corsodyl Nov 18, 2014 @ 11:43am 
As far as I can see Far Cry 4 doesn't even has an option to adjust lighting or am I missing something here....? Please specify
meloney0 Nov 19, 2014 @ 6:20am 
This is a discussion for the original Far Cry (1) from 2004. ;)
MeanMuscle Sep 11, 2017 @ 4:30am 
LMAO
Dr. Danger Nov 4, 2017 @ 10:27pm 
r_ShadersPrecache = "0"

put that in system.cfg in far cry folder
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