Far Cry 3 Crashes, Errors, Graphics Tweaks, Freezes and Performance Fixes

By   /   Nov 29, 2012


It’s time that you grab your copy of Far Cry 3 and get lost in its massive and indulging world. If you are in Europe, you must be playing the game. If you are in North America, you will have to wait a little longer.

In any case, if you are a PC guy, you will enjoy the stunning graphics. If that’s not the case at your end, it is definitely a technical glitch or a game bug. If you are facing such issues, you can scroll through our list of workarounds to find the one that fixes the problem you are experiencing in the game.

Note: If you haven’t yet, you should apply the Day One Patch by the Developer. It tends to solve multiple problems.

#1 Far Cry 3 PC – Split Screen
There is no split-screen for the PC version of the game. If you can’t find it, there is nothing wrong at your end.

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#2 Far Cry 3 – Graphics Problems/Glitches
If you are meeting the recommended system requirements and having trouble with the graphics, you should try changing HDAO to HBAO in the graphics menu in settings. It should improve the performance.

#3 Far Cry 3 Performance Issues
If you are unable to get smooth experience even after meeting the recommended system requirements, you should try to lower the graphics settings a bit (From Ultra to High).

Furthermore, try changing the Ambient occlusion from HDAO to HBAO to boost the performance. I know it’s a compromise but for the time being, this is all you can do to improve the performance (if that matters to you).

#4 Far Cry 3 Bug – Can’t Exit the Vehicle
It’s a small bug that can trouble you. To get rid of it, you need to turn controls to default. You can change them again after exiting.

#5 Far Cry 3 – Optimized Drivers for Nvidia Users
If you own a Nvidia card, you should try these beta drivers for better performance.

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#6 Far Cry 3 Crashes on Startup
The problem seems to be related to Uplay. Try disabling the Uplay In-Game Overlay to fix it. If you want it on, it could be because you are not using the latest version of the Uplay (2.1.2). Exit the software and see if the update message pops-up.

#7 Far Cry 3 Black Screen Issue
It can be due to multiple reasons. You should try running the game in windowed mode first. If you are able to make to the settings in the menu, try lowering the graphics and see if the black screen problem goes away.

#8 Far Cry 3 Stuttering Fix
Make sure that you have 1.01 version of the game. Apply the patch if you don’t have that version. You can also try updating your drivers. Both Nvidia and AMD users should obtain the latest beta drivers to improve the performance.

#9 Far Cry 3 Error – Disk IO Failure
You can try the following to fix the issue:

  • Verify the cache of the game files.
  • Try disabling your antivirus/firewall temporarily to see if game files are being blocked by the software.
  • In case if some files are corrupt, re-download it and do a fresh installation.

If you come across any other issues, let us know in the comments and we will try to help you out!