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Old 07-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Far cry 2 crashing my computer!

Every time the game crashes my computer during the opening taxi ride. My computer is more then capable of running it. I've tried lowering the setting which did nothing. Please help me!
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Full specs of PC and explain more about the crash, is their any dialogue boxed with info, does it blue screen, or just crash to desktop with no errors reported etc...?
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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Also, have you verified the game files? Open Steam, go to Library. Right click on the game> Properties> Local Files> Verify.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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I had this problem too. I have a Core 2 Duo E4500 (2.2 GHz) cpu with 2 GB system ram and GeForce GT 240 video card with 1 GB ram and I'm running Windows XP service pack 3. I was using NVidia driver version 258.58. When I played the game I would get a blue screen with an error something about BAD_POOL_CALLER before the initial car ride ever ended.

I upgraded my video driver to version 340.12 from http://nvidia.com and when I start the game now it warns me that my driver version is old and should be updated, but the game seems to play fine and I made it past the car ride and played for about an hour with no problems. I think the old driver warning might just be a false negative because this driver is dated 05/2012 and when I run the NVidia Control Panel and check for updates (Help->Updates) it says there are no updates available. To get any newer than this you would have to use one of the beta driver updates, which are also available at nvidia.com if you want to be on the bleeding edge and try them.

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Old 08-07-2012, 01:01 AM   #5
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John, those are the 301.42's. There are no 340 drivers (yet) The 258's were broken, and pulled. I was using the 296's but I like the 301's

Phenom II 970
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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There is no error message it just crashes. I've never experienced something like this my specs are
Amd Radeon 7770
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.8GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:24 PM   #7
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John, those are the 301.42's. There are no 340 drivers (yet) The 258's were broken, and pulled. I was using the 296's but I like the 301's

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EVGA GTX670 2Gb
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Oops you are right, I got the version number mixed up. The new version I am using is 301.42 as you said. I believe this is currently the latest non-beta version of the NVidia driver.

SonicEric, you have a different problem from mine since you aren't using an NVidia video card. It still could be related to video drivers though so you probably should go to www.amd.com and make sure you have the latest driver for your ATI Radeon card if you have not done so already.

I can't tell you what version may or may not work with Far Cry 2 since I don't use a Radeon-based video card.

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:30 AM   #8
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From my experience with hardware and games, unless you're actually running a NVIDIA 600 series GPU, you're most likely going to have issues with this game when running drivers above the 296 WHQL versions. So I'd stick to those. The 295 WHQL ones especially worked great for my setups that have GPUs like GTX 460, GTX 550 Ti, GTX 570, GTX 590.

It's just how it is sometimes. FC2 is gotten to the point where todays hardware/drivers are just overkill for it. And running the latest drivers are sometimes an issue. It's nothing we haven't seen before from OLD games.
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