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Far Cry Primal

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Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Toronto
Ubisoft Shanghai
Ubisoft Kiev
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
Dunia 2
Release dates
Windows March 1, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 74
OpenCritic 77
IGDB 76
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Genres FPS
Series Far Cry
Far Cry Primal on HowLongToBeat
Far Cry Primal on IGDB
Far Cry Primal on MobyGames
Far Cry Primal on Wikipedia
Far Cry
Far Cry 2004
Far Cry 2 2008
Far Cry 3 2012
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon 2013
Far Cry 4 2014
Far Cry Primal 2016
Far Cry 5 2018
Far Cry New Dawn 2019
Far Cry 6 2021

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
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Apex Edition also available.
Windows
GamersGate
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Apex Edition also available.
Windows
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Apex Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Apex Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Apex Edition also available.
Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Apex Edition also available. The edition is included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
Amazon.com (unavailable)
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Apex Edition
Windows
Origin (unavailable)
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Windows
All versions require Ubisoft Connect and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[1]

Version differences

The Apex Edition is a complete edition containing the base game and all DLC.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Wenja Pack
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the -skipintro parameter[citation needed]
This does not work on version 1.2.[2]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Far Cry Primal\GamerProfile.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/371660/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\2010\
<Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\2029\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/371660/pfx/[Note 1]
Primal is the first Far Cry game since Far Cry 2 to feature manual saving. Making a manual save will save the most recent checkpoint as a permanent save file. Many such permanent save files may be created.

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Video settings
Video settings
Quality settings
Quality settings
Advanced settings
Advanced settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Multiple G-Sync monitors users may experience screen tearing when accessing and dragging the map around.
Ultra-widescreen
Use RoseTheFlower's solution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Disabling depth of field

Depth of field is tied to the "Post FX" graphics setting.
Edit GamerProfile.xml
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open GamerProfile.xml with a text editor.
  3. Search (Ctrl+F) for </CustomQuality> and paste the following to a new line after it:
       <Post>
         <quality GameDepthOfField="0" CinematicDepthOfField="0" id="x" />
        </Post>
  4. Change the "0" to "1" for each effect as desired or leave it at "0" to keep the effect disabled.
  5. Change the x in <id=x> within the newly added section to the same Post FX setting set in-game, for example <id=high>. The possible settings are low, normal, and high.
  6. Save the file.

Notes

The file cannot be made read-only; doing so will cause the game to crash randomly, and the game will automatically remove any tweaks added to the file upon autosaving, therefore the process has to be done before every game launch.

Input

Controls settings
Controls settings
Keyboard and Mouse settings
Keyboard and Mouse settings
Remap settings
Remap settings

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings
Interface settings
Interface settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 5.1 output.[3]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

The game uses a fictional language for voice audio.[4]
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
Finnish
French
Latin American Spanish
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Far Cry Primal.
vorpX
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Mouse aiming deadzone

By default, the game has a mouse "deadzone" effect that ignores small mouse movements. This can make precision aiming with ranged weapons difficult to impossible. An option to disable this feature has been included with one of the patches.
Under "Mouse & Keyboard Settings", set "Mouse Deadzone" to "off"[citation needed]

Game fails to launch

The game fails to launch with mirrored screens, disable mirrored screens in display settings.

FPS issues on 8/16 CPU

The game has FPS issues if you use more than 8 threads[5]
Turn off logical threads (HT/SMT)[6]

Open task manager and change affinity in the game process. Cores 0, 2, 4, 6 = Physical. Cores 1, 3, 5, 7 = Logical. Uncheck logical threads. For some Xeons it may differ (0, 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 and 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11[7]).

At least on AMD, it may won't matter whether you pick even or uneven cores, since they both use the same logical core resource.[8]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.994e

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-550
AMD Phenom II X4 955
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
AMD Radeon HD 5770
1 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/371660/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (371660) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References