Far Cry 2

Retail DVD version with 1.03 patch.

Application Details:

Version: 1.03
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0

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Test Results

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What works

- the story mode, if the physics bugs don't come in your way

- the benchmark tool

What does not

- the auto updater (installer crashes)

- the map editor (crash on startup)

- the physics from time to time

- the DirectX settings are not available

- anti-aliasing causes graphics bugs


What was not tested

- dedicated server tool

- multiplayer

- Punkbuster (omitted during install)

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

- the graphical bugs caused by anti-aliasing, which mostly occur on trees, are known and can be avoided by setting anti-aliasing to none - the game occasionally crashes (rare), but it did so back in my Windows Vista/7 days as well, so its most likely not a Wine problem - the installer(s) crash, the workaround is to try it multiple times, if the installer crashes just at the end, the game or patch has been installed anyways and is playable - the physics are really buggy and may cause you to get stuck in the environment, especially severe is the problem in the starting building after the introduction, because this prevents the player from progressing (stuck in the furniture) - NPCs are sometimes flying through the room like being torn by a rubber band, thus communication / accepting missions can be problematic

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGNU GuixFeb 12 20194.0Yes Yes NoPlatinumP. Neidhardt 
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 21 20172.2No, but has workaround Yes BronzeWanderer 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 24 20162.0-rc2Yes Yes Platinumsiyia 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"May 29 20161.9.11Yes Yes GoldPeter 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20141.7.22Yes Yes PlatinumLuis Alvarado 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
42500 Far Cry 2 NPC are wiggling around, physics are erroneous UNCONFIRMED 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.


First, install the game from your CD, open the CD folder on your unix and run the setup.exe as any other normal software, then download here the patch 1.03 and install-it on the same prefix as FarCry 2.

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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