How to Fix Far Cry 4 Crashes, Stopped Working Error and Other Problems

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With Far Cry 4 making its way to PC, many had hoped that the extra time its developers had with the game will result in a title that works flawlessly. Apparently, that is not the case, as many owners of the game are reporting Far Cry 4 crashes, freezes, errors and other problems which, even though not Assassin’s Creed Unity bad, are still pretty upsetting.

We are here to try and help you get those problems fixed or at least help you improve the game’s performance, so read on for some tips and tricks on how to fix Far Cry 4 crashes, errors, stuttering and other problems!

First of all, I would recommend you try the classic fixes when any game gives you problems: start by making sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for running the game, then make sure to update all your drivers to the latest version: both the graphics card driver, as well as the audio one! Stop programs running in the background and try lowering the settings a bit to see if there are any improvements. If not, let’s get more in depth with our Far Cry 4 fixes!

The Far Cry 4 “Stopped Working” error
First of all, if you haven’t tried yet, make sure that you update your drivers. If you did and you still get this error, unplug any USB peripherals you might have plugged in, like wireless headphones or gamepads. Reboot the computer and restart the game.

In case of Far Cry 4 stuttering problems, it seems that just like is the case of AC: Unity, AMD users are at higher risk and for some reason the game has a poorer performance on AMD graphics cards. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to fix this: wait for a patch and in the meantime lower the settings a bit: start by disabling antialising and soft shadows.

Turning off vsync also helps in most cases, no matter who manufactured your graphics card.

Far Cry 4 Black Screen problem

Some users who had a refresh rate higher than 60 reported this problem, which was fixed after they lowered the refresh rate to 60. Removing the USB peripherals as instructed above also helps.

Some people are also reporting that their game runs into windowed mode and it can’t be changed. The truth is it can: just press Alt+Enter and the game will go in full screen mode.

These are, for now, our Far Cry 4 crash fixes and suggestions to improve the game’s performance. If we find anything else, we’ll make sure to update this article and if you have other solutions, please share them with us.

Far Cry 4 PC System Requirements Are Here!

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With two weeks left before Far Cry 4 finally makes it to PCs worldwide, there was little known in terms of required system specifications for running the game. Fortunately, nVidia decided to right the wrongs and have published the Far Cry 4 system requirements and we are sharing them with you below.

As we’re talking about Ubisoft here and great looking game, some might consider these system specifications a bit high, but the good news is that if your rig is not up to date, Christmas is coming and you have the perfect excuse to wish for an upgrade! So let’s check out below the Far Cry 4 system requirements and see if out computers can run the upcoming shooter!

Far Cry 4 Minimum System Requirements

Operating system: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only)
Processor: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
Memory: 4GB
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD5850 (1GB VRAM)
Direct X: Version 11
Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

Far Cry 4 Recommended System Requirements

Operating system: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better
Memory: 8GB
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon R9 280X or better (2GB VRAM)
Direct X: Version 11
Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

What do you think about these requirements? Are they decent for such a game or a bit too much?

You Should Really Watch These Far Cry 4 Dev Diaries

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Every so often, a developer diary comes along that is not only an entertaining watch, but a fantastic insight into the minds that make our favourite games. Far Cry 4 is far along in development, and with such a uniquely fascinating setting to so meticulously capture, the team had to really learn about the locales.

What better way than to drop everything and fly to Nepal, not for vacation, but  to see first hand exactly what type of world Far Cry 4 will be based off of?

Below is the mini-documentary in its entirety, and I highly suggest you grab a cold one and check it out. Be warned though, as there is ritualistic animal slaughter in the first of three parts.

Over Two Hours of Far Cry 4 Gameplay


One of the best looking games at E3 this year, Far Cry 4, has been shown off on Twitch for the few lucky enough to get their paws on it. EatMyDiction of Youtube and Twitch fame, has uploaded over two hours of gameplay, showing both new and old mechanics.

If you’re like me, you definitely want to shoot many a foe with an M60 while atop an elephant, and you can do it in Far Cry 4, I promise! Simply click the link below to be taken to the ultimate in Far Cry 4 streams.

Far Cry 4 with EatMyDiction

Far Cry 3 was an absolute pleasure to play, and Far Cry 4, with all of its silly nonsense, is looking to take the helm as the most exciting new open-world shooter.

Far Cry 4 Gameplay at Sony Press Conference

After this mornings tense teaser during Ubisoft press conference, Far Cry 4 got a more hands on approach during Sony’s. The gameplay saw our still unnamed protagonist climb a mountain, take out some troops (both stealthily and and not so stealthily). Then he wingsuited away, and was joined by a second player. Throughout the gameplay we saw the hunting, shooting, sneaking and traversal of Far Cry 3, but bigger quicker and with a friends. At the end of the trailer, Playstation revealed that if you buy the game on their console, then you can invite a friend who DOESN’T own the game and they can play with you. Check out the trailer below, and check back soon for more analysis later.

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First Far Cry 4 Gameplay

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Ubisoft’s press conference kicked off with footage from the publishers next entry into the Far Cry franchise. The trailer begins with a group of people on a bus getting stopped by militants, and a fight breaks out. The player hits the deck, and is soon taken captive by the militants.

The game’s popular antagonist, a self proclaimed king, let’s you know that you are know his and the game begins. The trailer looks great and is packed with characters, so check it out below to find out more about FC4!

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