F.A.Q.


1. Can I play Far Cry on Windows 7, 8 and 10?
2. What does the LRv3 add-on do? How can I switch between multiplayer and single-player gaming?
3. How to play online?
4. How to connect to the servers?
5. Do I need to log in to my Ubisoft account?
6. What is my current LRv3 version?
7. I got the message “Your FCData directory isn’t okay.”
8. I got the message “Your FCData file size isn’t okay.”
9. I got the message “Your Bin32 directory isn’t okay.”
10. I got the message “Your Bin32 file size isn’t okay.”
11. I got the message “Please don’t play with a ‘…..’ in your Far Cry directory!”
12. Graphics options turn to “Custom” when playing on LRv3 servers
13. I got the message “Can’t find a map cfg for this map!”
14. I got the message “No Level Dir made! Map Download was interrupted.”
15. I got the message “@Kicked – Duplicated LR GUID”
16. I got the message “@Kicked – CVAR VIOLATION”
17. The buildings are way too bright…
18. I got a “Critical Exception”


Can I play Far Cry on Windows 7, 8 and 10?


Yes! Although it is a game from 2004, Far Cry still plays fine on Win7, Win8 and Win10 (32 and 64 bit).

In order to avoid issues, it is recommended that you start your game with admin rights. To prevent errors on more modern operating systems, it is sometimes also necessary to turn on the compatibility mode and set it to WindowsXP Service Pack 2 or 3. You can find both these settings by right-clicking on your Far Cry desktop icon or on the FarCry.exe file in your Bin32 folder. Go to “Properties” and then proceed to the tab “Compatibility”:


What does the LRv3 add-on do? How can I switch between multiplayer and single-player gaming?


The LRv3 add-on is an extension that is installed to your game directory with the help of the “FCLoader” program. It restores the Far Cry multiplayer online functionality (dropped by Ubisoft in 2015), fixes lots of issues with the original game and adds many features and enhancements for both players and server admins alike. For a detailed list of features please have a look here. Join the Last Resistance!

The LRv3 add-on requires a Far Cry game installation (version 1.40) and supports multiplayer gaming only. If you want to switch back to the single-player campaign, simply start up the “FCloader” and choose your preferred single-player patch (1.33 or 1.40) by pressing the appropriate button. This will roll back your game to its original state.


How to play online?


To play Far Cry online, you first need to install the “FCLoader”, which includes the LRv3 add-on. After the installation, just start the “FCLoader” and set the Far Cry folder path to where your game is installed. Then click the “LR3” button to load the game with our LRv3 add-on. For detailed installation instructions please have a look at our installation guide.


How to connect to the servers?


Launch your Far Cry game by using the “FCLoader” and press the “LR3” button. Once you are in the Far Cry main menu, go to “Multiplayer”, click “Internet (LR)” and join one of the available LR servers in the list. If you are prompted with the Ubisoft log-in screen, just click “Cancel”. See also below.


Do I need to log in to my Ubisoft account?


No! And you can’t anyway. 🙂

Before Ubisoft shut down the master servers for Far Cry, all players were required to have a Ubisoft account and had to log in whenever they wanted to see a list of available game servers. Since Ubisoft stopped supporting Far Cry in 2015, the log-in doesn’t work anymore. Which means that at this point you don’t need a Ubisoft account. If the Ubisoft log-in screen appears, just click “Cancel” and proceed to the “Internet (LR)” tab. The LRv3 add-on provides you with a server list, which will show you all available game servers to play on.

In case you typed in your Ubisoft account credentials anyway, rest assured: Absolutely no such information is passed on to us.


What is my current LRv3 version?


You can find your current LRv3 version number on the upper right corner of your game menu. Your LRv3 status, alongside some credits, will be displayed just below the LR logo.

The screenshot below is just for illustration purposes; the LR version shown therein is most likely outdated. Please check our download section for the most recent release.


I got the message “Your FCData directory isn’t okay.”


fcdatagamecheck

This error message means that you have some additional files in your FCData folder which shouldn’t be there. You will have to remove these files before you can join any LR multiplayer server. Compare your FCData folder in you Far Cry game installation with this screenshot below and delete or remove all files that you don’t see here:


I got the message “Your FCData file size isn’t okay.”


fcdatagamechecksize

One or more of your game files doesn’t have the correct size. Please take a look at the file sizes in the FCData folder of your Far Cry game installation and compare them with the image below. In this list you can see the required file size of each .pak file. If file sizes don’t match with the ones listed, you could re-install Far Cry or ask somebody to send you the correct files.

Please keep in mind that the LRv3 add-on only works with a Far Cry game installation that has been patched to version 1.40. If you bought your game off of Steam, GOG or Ubisoft Connect, you should be good to go.

However, in case you installed Far Cry from CD or DVD, the problem might be that you have patched your game in the wrong order. When you first install Far Cry from your disc(s), check out which game version you got by looking at the upper right corner of your main menu. It might read v1.0 or v1.1. In case you got version 1.0, it is indispensable that you first patch up to v1.1 and only then use the “Far Cry Cumulative 1.4 Installer” to update the game to version 1.40. You can find all the necessary game patches in our download section.


I got the message “Your Bin32 directory isn’t okay.”


bin32gamecheck

You have some additional files in your Bin32 folder that shouldn’t be there. You will have to remove these files before you can join any LR multiplayer server. Compare your Bin32 folder in your Far Cry game installation with this screenshot below and delete or remove all files that you don’t see here:


I got the message “Your Bin32 file size isn’t okay.”


bin32gamechecksize

One or more of your game files doesn’t have the correct size. Please take a look at the file sizes in the Bin32 folder of your Far Cry game installation and compare them with the image below. In this list you can see the required file size of each file. If your sizes don’t match with the ones listed, you could re-install Far Cry or ask somebody to send you the correct files.

Please note: If you have applied the “No DVD Fix”, your “FarCry.exe” file will only be 32 KB in size.

Keep in mind that the LRv3 add-on only works with a Far Cry game installation that has been patched to version 1.40. If you bought your game off of Steam, GOG or Ubisoft Connect, you should be good to go.

However, in case you installed Far Cry from CD or DVD, the problem might be that you have patched your game in the wrong order. When you first install Far Cry from your disc(s), check out which game version you got by looking at the upper right corner of your main menu. It might read v1.0 or v1.1. In case you got version 1.0, it is indispensable that you first patch up to v1.1 and only then use the “Far Cry Cumulative 1.4 Installer” to update the game to version 1.40. You can find all the necessary game patches in our download section.


I got the message “Please don’t play with a ‘…..’ in your Far Cry directory!”


This error message informs you that you shouldn’t play with a specific file or directory in your Far Cry game installation. Here is an example of a disallowed file when trying to play on an LR multiplayer server:

fileexistgamecheck

To fix this error, just delete or remove the specified file/directory from your Far Cry game installation. After restarting your game, the error will be gone.


Graphics options turn to “Custom” when playing on LRv3 servers


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In order to prevent players from gaining advantages over others by a simple change of graphics settings, LRv3 and the game servers will automatically predefine certain options for all connected players. This is why several specific settings can’t be altered and are set to the same values for all players. Please note: If you try to change your game settings while playing on a server, you will be kicked.


I got the message “Can’t find a map cfg for this map!”


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This error message means that the map you are looking for is currently not available from our mapspace. Please contact a server admin or let us know about the missing map via Teamspeak, Discord, the shoutbox, our forum or the contact form on this very page. We will try and add the map to our mapspace as soon as possible.


I got the message “No Level Dir made! Map download was interrupted.”


This error message means that Far Cry doesn’t have enough rights on your computer to create the required directories in the “Levels” folder, where it tries to save the map. To fix this problem launch your game with administration rights: Go to your Far Cry game directory, open the “Bin32” folder, right-click on “FarCry.exe” and go to “Properties”. In the “Compatibility” tab tick the box “Run this program as an administrator” and hit “OK”. Now start your game again. See also Can I play Far Cry on Windows 7, 8 and 10?


I got the message “@Kicked – Duplicated LR GUID”


This duplicated LR GUID error means that somebody else is currently playing on the same server with your LR key. If you haven’t shared your game directory with anybody else, this error can also be triggered when you have crashed and are immediately trying to reconnect to the same server again. In this case you might have to wait a few moments until your LR key is released from the server and you are allowed to reconnect.


I got the message “@Kicked CVAR VIOLATION [VARIABLE] = [VALUE] ([VALUE] required)”


This happens when you try to change game variables that are preset by the server. This error often occurs when changing graphic settings while in game. Since many graphic settings are set by the game server on connecting, you shouldn’t change them while playing, otherwise the server will kick you. Therefore always leave the server before you change any graphics options.

Please also read Graphics options turn to “Custom” when playing on LRv3 servers.


The buildings are way too bright…


buildingsmuchtobright

This is a graphics bug that can be fixed easily. Open the game console by pressing the tilde key (= the key below the “Esc” key and above the “Tab” key). Then press the “Tab” key to create a backslash and type: r_quality_bumpmapping 1. If you did everything correctly it should look as follows:

Hit “Enter” and restart the game. Now the brightness levels should be back to normal.


I got a “Critical Exception”


criticalexception

Sadly, this is part of the game. There is currently no known solution to this CryEngine error. Simply restart your game.


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