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Far Cry 2 Fortunes Edition Guide

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    Far Cry 2 takes place in Central Africa during the civil war. Your mission is to find and kill The Jakal who is selling arms to both sides. Explore beautiful desert and jungle environments on the land and rivers. Take out mercenaries, find diamonds and set fire to a completely destructible world.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Far Cry 2 Fortunes Edition in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Far Cry 2 Fortunes Edition. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.4
    Wine: 4.0.2
    DXVK: 1.3.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 4.0.2
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Installed
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    Click (amd64) Tab
    Select 4.0.2
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Downloading Wine 64-bit
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    Installed
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    Wine 4.0.2 32-bit and 64-bit is installed, you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: farcry2
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 4.0.2
    Click Next
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    Select "64 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Libraries Tab
    Type the following:
    • d3d10
    • d3d10_1
    • d3d10core
    • d3d11
    • dxgi
    Select one at a time
    Click Edit
    Select "native (Windows)"
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx10
    • POL_Install_d3dx11
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_far_cry2_2.1.0.12.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Options
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click "I Agree"
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    Click "OK"
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    Click "OK" on all GOG Installer errors
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "farcry2.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Far Cry 2
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Far Cry 2"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 4.0.2
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Install DXVK

    Go to: https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases/tag/v1.3.3
    Download DXVK 1.3.3
    Extract to your Desktop
    Open x32 directory
    Copy all DLLs
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    Paste in the Far Cry 2 bin directory
    Full path:
    Code:
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/farcry2/drive_c/GOG Games/Far Cry 2/bin/
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    Run Far Cry 2

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select "Far Cry 2"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization:

    Click Options
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    Click Display
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Refresh Rate
    • V-Sync
    • Anti-aliasing
    • Widescreen
    • Real Tree
    • Fire
    • Physic
    • Overall
    • Vegetation
    • Shading
    • Terrain
    • Geometry
    • Post
    • Textures
    • Ambient
    • HDR
    • Bloom
    Click Apply
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    Conclusion:
    With DXVK Far Cry 2 ran great! I had to turn off anti-aliasing because there were some graphical artifacts with trees. I also experienced random crashing at about 30 minutes of gameplay. So save your game often... quicksave F5 works fine. Always check the display settings because by default it was set to low with my GeForce GTX 1060, but I was able to play with almost everything on High or Very High.

    Gameplay Video:


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