Category: Main Games 1st Person Shooter Far Cry 1.xx / 1.40 from Steam

Far Cry

Steam 1.4 Download / Retail CD/DVD Release + Patch

Application Details:

Version: 1.xx / 1.40 from Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.18-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Tested 5 CD retail version, with official patch 1.4 and unofficial patch 1.6 installed.

What worked:

  • The installer, with a workaround [1]
  • The entire campaign, with 2 tweaks [2]
  • Modifying controls, sound, video options
  • The installer for the official patch 1.4
  • The installer for the unofficial patch 1.6

What does not

Installing or launching the game directly from CD.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

[1] To get the installer to work, I had to extract all files from the 5 CDs and run the extract setup.exe. When run directly from CD 1, the installer would infinitely ask for CD 2 (even after mounting CD 2).

[2] To progress past the first level, "Training", I had to set r_Driver="OpenGL" in ../Ubisoft/Crytex/Far Cry/system.cfg. The game would frequently crash to a Crytex engine crash screen when trying to load the second level, "Carrier". According to Ubisoft and Steam forums, this is a pretty common random error but was supposedly fixed in one of the official patches. The official patch did not fix this error for me, but r_Driver="OpenGL" did seem to fix the problem.

I also required a no-cd patch to run. Launching with CD 1 mounted would not work.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Oct 07 20172.18-stagingYes Yes NoSilverAmosar 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 13 20161.9.16Yes Yes YesSilverDavid Gámiz Jiménez 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Dec 22 20141.7.33Yes Yes NoSilverWilliam J Bowman 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Aug 28 20141.7.25Yes Yes PlatinumPatrick Maloney 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 25 20141.7.13Yes No GarbageLuis Alvarado 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
41265 Far Cry 1: game crashes when using mouse wheel UNCONFIRMED View
41289 Far Cry 1 Installation and Patch 1.4 hangs at the end UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

­Far Cry ­HOWTO­­

If ­you use the CD/DVD version run the setup program on the DVD or the first CD, and be sure it doesn't install Adobe Acrobat or DirectX.

Version 1.4 is required for multiplayer and contains many engine improvements. The version downloaded from Steam is also 1.40.

The 1.6 community patch is available and contains many bug fixes and improvements, particularly for multiplayer.

Optional OpenGL Renderer:­

There is an OpenGL renderer that has most of the visual effects present in the Direct3D one, but should run faster. To enable it, change "r_Driver" from "Direct3D9" to "OpenGL" in the 'system.cfg' file.

The older OpenGL renderer in version 1.0/1.1 exhibits less artifacts, whereas 1.33 and above have a problematic water shader, and portions of far-off terrain render incorrectly. Regardless of the game version, set the shadow quality to 'medium' and the lighting quality to 'high'.


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