Far Cry 2

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Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.1

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What works

Single player, everything so far, in a playable speed at resolution 1280x720 and optimal settings.

What does not

­­Running in pure wine :(

There is some grap­hic corruption once in a while (specially for distant objects).
The game is not as fast as it should.

Introduction is very slow: After the text Ubisoft disappears you should press Enter fast, otherwise you will have to wait a while until the intro movie ends.­


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Additional Comments

You will need some native DLLs. Go into the folder "Steam/steamapps/common/far cry 2/installers/". There should be 4 folders in there. You can either let Steam install DirectX and VCRedist or follow the steps in the howto of Far Cry 2 1.0 [1] to install those via winetricks, I tested both cases. I let Steam install those programs. For the later option, you should rename or delete the respective folders so that Steam doesn't install it in the first run. You may choose whether to install Punkbuster and/or DotNetRedist. I'm not sure if the latter makes any difference at all. Rename or delete the programs you don't want to install. After the first run, rename or delete all of the folders in the folder installers/, otherwise Steam will try to install those programs every time you run Far Cry 2. You are good to go :) My system is Athlon X2 4200+, 2Gb RAM DDR2, Radeon HD4770 512Mb. [1]

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 17 20172.1Yes Yes GoldSalem B. 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jan 10 20151.7.29Yes Yes SilverLokiDrow 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 09 20121.5.16Yes Yes SilverMark Tiffany 
ShowFedora 16 x86_64Mar 06 20121.4-rc6Yes Yes GoldJohn P Sims 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 14 20101.3.4N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
20194 Far Cry 2: major graphical glitches CLOSED ABANDONED View
22682 Multiple games need function d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXGetShaderInputSemantics (Far Cry 2/3, Avatar, Faery: Legends of Avalon, Civilization 4, Deathspank, Of Orcs and Men) CLOSED FIXED View
23045 Far Cry 2 crashes unexpectedly after some time CLOSED ABANDONED View
24753 Far Cry 2 graphic corruption CLOSED ABANDONED View
24815 Far Cry 2: Setting "Shading" option to "High" disables skybox CLOSED ABANDONED View
31122 Far Cry 2: Assertion `iface->lpVtbl == &d3d9_indexbuffer_vtbl' failed. CLOSED DUPLICATE View
36524 Far Cry 2: Graphical Glitches and Unstable Gameplay CLOSED ABANDONED View
37073 Trees not rendered correctly in Far Cry 2 when anti-aliasing enabled CLOSED FIXED View
44027 Far Cry 2 object not successfully linked, or is not a program object UNCONFIRMED View
48632 Far Cry 2 has poor performance after changing Anti-Aliasing level NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


This notes was updated: December 15 - 2012

First of all, thank you for spend your time helping wine to get better,

I will like to make some suggestions to make the tests results more organized to another users.
  • Put your PC specs at the Extra Coments section like your video card, cpu, and system memory.
  • It's important to put your video card drivers into extra coments section.
  • Specify if you installed the game into a fresh prefix (or not), and what programs are you installed.
  • Tell what version of the windows emulation you use in your wine.
  • Add a comment about what is don't working.
  • Tell if you put any official or unnoficial path on your game like a diferent version of some .exe or a modification on some config file from the game.

These are just suggestions to make tests result more clean and more fast to be submitted.


You need:

  • A recent version of wine, it's recomended the last release.
  • A video card with 3D Acceleration suport on your unix and the 3D driver installed for that card.
  • It's not necessary a clean prefix, but it's recomended.


This game don't require any patch to install, just download steam from here, install following the steps on Steam page and install the game trought steam.

Be sure that you have 3D support is working, you can check by typing the follow command:

glxinfo | grep "direct rendering:"

It's also recomended to install the following fonts: tahoma.ttf, arial.ttf and verdana.ttf.

The game shoud work fine. Any problem you can see the Troubleshoot notes and post a coment or submit a bug.

FarCry 2 trees are flat, 2D... when AntiAliasing is on.

This is a known bug, until now we don't know how to fix-it. Just set AntiAliasing to None in game settinhs.

FarCry 2 crash when AntiAliasing is more than 2x.

AntiAliasing isn't working right on FarCry 2, the best thing is to keep disabled.

FayCry 2 randomly crashes.

This is related to the Bug #23045, until now, the best solution is to install secur32 trought winetrick. But even for some people, that solution doensn't work fine, the best thing in that cases is to lower the video settings, it seems that lower video settings has less crash, if that is your case, don't use anything beyond High on graphics settings.

General Bug Fix.
  • Verify if your video driver is installed properly.
  • Install FarCry 2 on a separated prefix.
  • Set prefix version to Windows XP.
  • Close FarCry 2, and reboot wine by typing wineserver -k.


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