Far Cry



theplectrum
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
I upgraded my nVidia drivers to those on their website and now when I launch
Far Cry the screen goes black (as though the game is going to launch) then
nothing. When I do Ctrl/Alt/Supp I see there is a screen in the back ground
called Critical Exception.

Any hints, or should I roll back to before I installed the new set of
drivers ?

I was using Far Cry v 1.3 perfectly before updating the nVidia drivers.

Cheers,
Jerry

Buzz
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
If updating to the latest drivers caused the problem, then the best solution
would be to roll back to the previous set.

I've seen quite a few reports that the 77.72 NVidia drivers aren't
particularly up to snuff, and after installing them myself, I rolled back to
the 71.89s to resolve problems introduced in the 77.72s.


"theplectrum" <jeremy.oakes@spam-no-wanadoo.fr> wrote in message
news:42ca2831$0$22283$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
>I upgraded my nVidia drivers to those on their website and now when I
>launch Far Cry the screen goes black (as though the game is going to
>launch) then nothing. When I do Ctrl/Alt/Supp I see there is a screen in
>the back ground called Critical Exception.
>
> Any hints, or should I roll back to before I installed the new set of
> drivers ?
>
> I was using Far Cry v 1.3 perfectly before updating the nVidia drivers.
>
> Cheers,
> Jerry
>

Paul Smith
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
"theplectrum" <jeremy.oakes@spam-no-wanadoo.fr> wrote in message
news:42ca2831$0$22283$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
>I upgraded my nVidia drivers to those on their website and now when I
>launch Far Cry the screen goes black (as though the game is going to
>launch) then nothing. When I do Ctrl/Alt/Supp I see there is a screen in
>the back ground called Critical Exception.
>
> Any hints, or should I roll back to before I installed the new set of
> drivers ?
>
> I was using Far Cry v 1.3 perfectly before updating the nVidia drivers.

Before uninstalling or rolling back the drivers. Try removing any .cfg
files that Far Cry uses, a lot of games will store the graphics card it's
expecting in an options file, it might not be a config file - when they
don't see it they panic, usually deleting this file will force them to
re-detect the graphics card.

Failing that try uninstalling and then reinstalling Far Cry.

--
Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
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