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Far Cry 4

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Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4 cover
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Toronto
Ubisoft Red Storm
Ubisoft Shanghai
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine
Dunia 2
Release dates
Windows November 18, 2014
Metacritic 80
OpenCritic 84
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Perspectives First-person
Genres Open world
Series Far Cry
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Far Cry 4 on Wikipedia
Far Cry
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Far Cry 4 is a first-person open world game in the Far Cry series.

The game will not run on dual core systems, See Black screen at launch on dual core CPU systems for a workaround.

General information

PC Report
Tweaking Guide at GeForce
Ubisoft Forums - PC Discussion
Ubisoft Forums - Technical Community Help
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Epic Games Store
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Gold Edition also available.
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Gold Edition also available.
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Gold Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Gold Edition also available.
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Gold Edition also available.
Can be played without Steam with the -uplay_steam_mode parameter.
Ubisoft Store
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Limited Edition, Gold Edition also available. The latter is included with Ubisoft+.
Origin (unavailable)
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All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

Version differences

The Gold Edition contains the base game and the Season Pass.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass
The Syringe Can only be bought via the Season Pass.
Escape from Durgesh Prison
The Hurk Deluxe Pack
Valley Of the Yetis

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the -skipintro command line argument[1]
The command line parameter added in Uplay doesn't work if you run the game directly from FarCry4.exe without added parameter in a shortcut (regular Uplay desktop shortcut works with the command added to Uplay).
Replace intro videos[2]

See the Intro replacement steps


Note that when following the guide, the packing/unpacking process can create long file paths, and may fail if they exceed the maximum acceptable length. To combat this, move the data_win32 folder to the root directory on your drive before you start, then put it back in place once done.

Skip cutscenes

Use the mod

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Far Cry 4\<user-id>\GamerProfile.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/298110/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\420\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/298110/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing


Video and graphics settings.
Video and graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios other than 16:9 are letterboxed (see the WSGF entry).
FOV slider is hidden in ratios greater than 16:9, see FOV.
FOV slider is hidden in ratios greater than 16:9, see FOV.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV slider is hidden in ratios greater than 16:9, but hex editing a dll can restore the slider. A hack tool may also work: Far Cry 4 Ultrawide FOV Fix.[3]
Use Viewmodel FOV Mod for weapon viewmodels at 90 and 110 FOV.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 4x TXAA (Nvidia only), up to 8x MSAA, and SMAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes run at 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Depth of field

Disable depth of field[4]
  1. Download and extract the latest version of Gibbed's Dunia 2 Tools; preferably to the root directory of the drive as file paths that are too long may stop the tool from fully extracting the content within DAT files.
  2. Open the bin folder in a new window.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\data_win32\.
  4. Drag and drop the patch.dat and patch.fat files onto the bin folder, then drag and drop the patch.fat file onto Gibbed.Dunia2.Unpack.exe.
  5. Once the file has been unpacked, go to bin\patch_unpack\_UNKNOWN\misc\ and open the 5C8CCADF9D542A47.Profile file with a text editor.
  6. Change every instance of GameDepthOfField="1" and CinematicDepthOfField="1" to GameDepthOfField="0" and CinematicDepthOfField="0" and save the file.
  7. Drag and drop the patch_unpack folder onto Gibbed.Dunia2.Pack.exe.
  8. Once the folder has been packed, move, delete, or rename the original patch.dat and patch.fat files, then rename the newly created patch_unpacked.dat and patch_unpacked.fat files to patch.dat and patch.fat and move them to <path-to-game>\data_win32\.

Increase settings over Max

Increases LOD change distance and removes dithering as well as push out effects to their maximum range and quality.
Edit GamerProfile.xml[5]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Copy the code from there and paste it into GamerProfile.xml.
  3. Change ResolutionX="*" and ResolutionY="*" values to your preferred resolution.
  4. Save your changes and set the file as Read-only.
Warning: This requires more than 4GB of VRAM and a very powerful GPU. For 1440p60 a 3080 is required; also a CPU with fast single-thread-performance, like a Ryzen 5600X by AMD or a 10900K from Intel.


Keyboard, mouse and basic controller settings.
Keyboard, mouse and basic controller settings.
Advanced controller settings.
Advanced controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse wheel cannot properly be bound to cycle weapons, as forward and backward on the mouse wheel are both considered the same command by the game when bound to anything other than the default switch grenades command.
Mouse acceleration
Options menu has a "mouse acceleration" setting and slider. However, even if disabled, there is still a heavy amount of mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Interferes with Keyboard/mouse vehicle control. See Can't steer vehicles when playing on keyboard
Full controller support
Native support for DualShock 4 (including touchpad), Xbox One, Xbox 360 controllers and Logitech controllers.
Controller remapping
Limited amount of remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Game features an option to change the displayed prompts.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Occasionally changes button prompts

Minimize mouse acceleration and smoothing effect

The mouse curve was improved in patch 1.5.0.[6]
Disabling acceleration from the menu still leaves some acceleration and smoothing enabled. Disabling all values from the configuration file will only minimize the effect.
Low DPI mice are more susceptible to this issue.
Edit GamerProfile.xml[7]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open GamerProfile.xml with a text editor.
  3. Locate values MouseAccelerationOn, MouseAcceleration, Smoothness, Smoothness_Ironsight and UseMouseSmooth and change them from 1 to 0.
  4. Save your changes.

Toggle aiming down sights (ADS) for weapons

Doesn't work while in the vehicles.
Edit GamerProfile.xml[8]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open GamerProfile.xml with a text editor.
  3. Locate IronsightToggleMode and change the value to 1.
  4. Save your changes.


Audio and game settings.
Audio and game settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[9]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
Versus, Co-op
PvP (Overrun) mode requires paid DLC.[10] Can not play the main campaign in co-op, only the side missions and towers. Progress in the player is saved for both parties but progress in game is only saved for the host.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Far Cry 4.
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues unresolved

Can't steer vehicles when playing on keyboard

This can happen when controller is plugged in.[11][12][13]

NVIDIA's GameWorks effects are broken

While using GameWorks effects, game looks overbrightened, lacks shadows on medium and long range objects, fur has layering problems. Also, game suffers from massive framerate drops (around 60-70 FPS).

Issues fixed

Low FPS on modern multi-core CPUs

Set CPU affinity[citation needed]
  1. Open the game.
  2. Once in-game, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and open Task Manager.
  3. Click on the Details tab and find FarCry4.exe.
  4. Right-click, select Set affinity.
  5. Uncheck CPU0, CPU1 and all odd-numbered cores after that (CPU3, CPU5...) leaving 4 or 5 CPU cores selected (e.g. check CPU2, CPU4, CPU6, CPU8).
  6. Confirm with OK and monitor FPS changes in game window.
  7. Checking more cores may increase or decrease performance; 4 cores selected seems to be a sweet spot.


You can install a program such as Process Lasso to make the affinity permanent.

Freeze when killing a Golden Path member

Enable Karma Points in Interface[citation needed]
  1. In-game, open the settings menu.
  2. Go to "Interface".
  3. Locate "Karma Points" and make sure it is turned ON.
  4. Save your changes.

Fix stuttering

Disable mipmaps[14]
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open GamerProfile.xml with a text editor.
  3. Locate DisableLoadingMip0 and change the value to 1, you may also change the value of GPUMaxBufferedFrames to 1.
  4. Save your changes.
Lowers texture quality.[15]

Black bars removal for 16:10 & 4:3 aspect ratio

Use fix[citation needed]
  1. Download Fix and extract file to <path-to-game>/bin/.
  2. Start Far Cry 4 and load your saved game.
  3. Open fc4_blackbars_fix, press "Remove" and wait until it's done.
  4. Back to game.
You have to follow these steps everytime you launch the game.
You need to kill the process in the task manager when you are done with the fix (are done playing). Otherwise it keeps running in the background. If you do not kill the process when done playing, you could get auto-banned by BattleEye and other anticheat software![16]
From 16:9 to 16:10 the image will be simply stretched.

Game not saving progress in prologue mission

Saving in prologue is disabled[citation needed]

Complete the prologue to enable saving.

Black screen at launch on dual core CPU systems

Apply dual-core fix[17]

First off, download the required files down below.

  1. DLL files
  2. Extreme Injector v3.6.1
  3. Do NOT use Xenos64.exe found with the DLL files, as it doesn't work - delete the file.
  4. Copy all the files from above to <path-to-game>/bin/.
  5. Copy and paste these batch lines into a empty batch file and save it somewhere in <path-to-game>/bin/, I named mine to FarCry4Launcher.bat.
  6. Rename the extreme injector executable you just extracted to ei3.exe or adjust the script - it is up to you.
  7. Add ei3.exe as an exception in your anti-virus program, or it might pick it up as a riskware.
  8. Run Extreme Injector, go to Settings and tick Auto Inject and select OK.
  9. Select Add DLL and select dualcore.dll which should be in <path-to-game>/bin/.
  10. In Process Name type in FarCry4.exe.
  11. Extreme Injector should now be configured correct, you should see a settings.xml which contains the config which you just modified.
  12. Enable the following compatibility settings for the ei3.exe file: Run this program as an administrator; and lastly press OK to save your changes.
  13. Now try launching the custom batch file, it should automatically start Far Cry 4 and Extreme Injector together and the game will start successfully.

You might make a shortcut of the batch file and save it to your desktop. Or see below if you want to add it to your Steam library.


You'll have to be a bit quick accepting the UAC prompt everytime you launch the batch file.
You may also add the game to Steam, add a non-Steam game and select cmd.exe found in System32 and add the argument /C "<path-to-game>/bin/*your_batch_file*.bat". But your friends will see the game as a non-Steam game.

Crash at launch

The game doesn't tell why it's crashing on launch. Use the Windows Event Log to find the cause.

MSVC100.dll missing

Install missing Visual C++ 2010 Redistributables[18]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Support\Software\VCRedist and install vcredist_x64.exe or download the redistributables directly from Microsoft.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Dolby Digital, Speex
Interface Flash
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Uplay

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz
Intel Core i5-750 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX-compatible
Controller Xbox 360 Controller (optional)
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/298110/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (298110) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.