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Far Cry 4 PC patch 1.5.0 released, stuttering still remains

Far Cry 4 BEES

The bees are still working fine.

The previously detailed PC patch 1.5.0 for Far Cry 4 has been released by Ubisoft today, but players are still reporting problems with stuttering and other issues. It’s a 1.3GB download (through uPlay, anyway) and reportedly attempts to address the following:

  • Added 21:9 aspect ratio support
  • Added Russian text and subtitles to worldwide game version
  • Fixed an issue with aim assist
  • Fixed an issue with grappling if aim button was remapped on another key
  • Fixed an issue with mouse input
  • Fixed an issue with movement key binding on mouse buttons
  • Fixed an issue with Uplay invites in Steam version
  • Fixed various Controls issues
  • Fixed various Graphic issues
  • Fixed various IGE issues
  • Fixed various Session Browser issues
  • Fixed various UI issues
  • NVIDIA graphics preset was removed
  • Reduced performance drop impact during streaming

Players over at NeoGaf are suggesting the “same old stuttering” problems persist. A complaint which is echoed at the Ubisoft forums as well. Someone over there is still getting the black screen crash on loading.

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By the sounds of things, Nvidia’s much-anticipated “Hairworks” is still missing too. Though the pre-release patch notes for 1.5.0 never said they were going to implement that, so it’s perhaps not a huge surprise.

TXAA is apparently still rather broken as well. But PCSS (Percentage-Closer Soft Shadows) should work now on the relevant Nvidia cards.

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  1. It isn’t stuttering. It’s hitching.

    • It’s stuttering when you pan the camera whether using a mouse or a controller. When you move left to right it’s smooth though.

  2. avatar Marc Tucker | December 9, 2014 at 1:05 am |

    there has been a graphic downgrade as well I’m 100 percent sure textures look like 720p. I’m so mad it’s a complete joke

    • avatar Gary Rankin | December 9, 2014 at 2:31 am |

      Try making changes to your GamerProfile.xml, click on link to discover how to do this. I also made other changes which were also not in Nvidia Ge force blog, my graphic have vastly improved – http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/guides/far-cry-4-graphics-performance-and-tweaking-guide#far-cry-4-tweaks.

      Im running 2xStrix980 sli

      • avatar Marc Tucker | December 9, 2014 at 2:56 am |

        Running to windforce g1 970s.. I have tried all the fixes but to no avail. It will stutters no matter what I change and performance has remained the same.
        Since the update if I look up at the sun for example it now looks washed out. Wear before it would give off great rays,
        I’ve uninstalled the game and re downloading.

        • Out of curiosity, what cpu do you have?

          • i7-3370K, running at 4.9 ghz
            games unplayable for me, feels like its running at 30hz at times while looking around. Also big frame drops every few seconds causing stuttering. So distracting even tho I have the rob swift g sync monitor. At the moment I’m refusing to play it as I don’t want to ruin the game. Ubisoft are so terrible they have been far worse than ea have ever been and thats a big ask. I mean how do you screw up the last 5 games in a row thats quite some going.

          • With stuttering and hitching happening on such a wide range of hardware, I’m now wondering if this game is having problems with overclocked CPU’s or GPU’s. It would be pretty dumb for a game to break because of an overclocked CPU, but I’ve had my share of games that didn’t work right with an OC’d GPU. Hmm.

          • avatar Marc Tucker | December 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm |

            I recently upgraded my pc between the 1.4 and 1.5 update, I was running gtx 670’s and my cpu wasn’t overclocked due to being on a stock cooler.
            All the problems are still exactly the same after the rebuild, so I don’t think that’s the problem.
            It’s just a really bad port and I think most of Ubisofts games are being rushed out, they are not allowing developers time and are worried about deadlines.
            But then watchdogs is still running bad to this day.

          • Yeah, all true. It could be that everyone is having trouble with the game but people are either 1.) lying, or 2). aren’t as sensitive to stuttering or hitching. Granted, the game is playable if you’re just standing still, but exploring and moving to new areas is painful.

            Are you selling your old PC parts? I’m looking to buy some 🙂

          • avatar Marc Tucker | December 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm |

            I’ve sold most of it now, only have my psu and case left.

          • Okay cool, nvmnd. Thanks 🙂

          • For me it feels like a problem with frame timing, like the frames aren’t properly matching a 60hz monitor. I think this because if you play Battlefield 4, there’s an option to set fps to either 60 or 59.94 (or something close to that value). I tried 59.94 out and it felt exactly like Far Cry 4. This might explain why even g-sync monitors are having a problem, as I’m guessing they only sync per frame or maybe 0.1 frame, whereas 59.94 is only very slightly off. Try B4 and let me know what you think..

          • Game is running perfect for me now with the new update along with the newly released AMD Omega drivers. Make sure you switch your GamerProfile.xml back to default if you edited it before to temporarily fix the stuttering issue– this should fix the texture problem if it exists at all; game looks fine on my end.

  3. I don’t have some god-tier machine, and I am VERY sensitive to stuttering (hitching, frame drops, etc). But despite the hitching in this game being very real – it is extremely minor and infrequent for me. I have a 4670k @ 4.5 ghz, and a 970 @ 1.5 ghz/8.0 memory. Nothing crazy. It’s installed on a SSD, Windows 8.1 (enterprise… just in case) running at 1440p

    I dont know what to tell everyone, its just not a problem to me. It’s butter smooth. I can make it chunk down a bit on Very High across the board with max AA, but it is seemingly unrelated to the stuttering/hitching. I wish I could help, its a pretty fun game.

    I was just hoping 1.5 would fix controller support for in home streaming

  4. FYI, gamers can still send emails or letters to pUbis-soft , to show them how bad the game is performing, even on super-calculator-like PCs.

    oh wait. the helpdesk guy is saying nobody will read it, because everybody is ultra-busy, counting all those billion dollars.

    got that fantastic new 500$ graphic card, after saving cash for almost 1 year ? too bad, pUbis-soft engine won’t efficiently use all the cores of your cpu, and won’t even use 10% of all those thousands of stream processors on your graphic card.

    your 500$ graphic card supports all directX11 specs ? GREAT. but wait a little more, until directx12 gets released, by 2016-2017, so pUbis-soft can finally use all the directX11 features on their games.

    you feel like cheated, when you see how bad assassin creed unity, watchdogs,far cry 4 or the latest “the Crew” games are performing ?
    please, stop spreading FUD. if you take Assassin creed unity, if your VISA card is full of cash, you will be able to try and realize how GREAT the net code that manages the microtransactions actually WORKS FLAWLESSLY.
    you will see that the 128 times you have bought an item, for your games, for a total of 750$, NEVER there was a single issue during the transaction, and your money always left your pocket, without any ping, lag, stutter or texture popup.NO. the whole paying process, the whole transaction, was running at a perfect 60fps with no frame drops, at Ultra settings. when a studio and devs love making games, games work perfectly, like this. it’s all about passion.

    • It runs smooth as Kim K’s oiled posterior on Ultra settings on my 680GTX, so, I’m not sure what you’re on about.

      • And you have neverhad to tweak anything. Its been butter smooth since day one. Lol

        • I set it to Ultra and turned off Motion Blur (just because I hate it), set the FOV to what felt like 90 degrees (you can’t tell really, since there isn’t a number value shown). It felt a little choppy at the start, but then I remembered I hadn’t updated my video card drivers (which had a specific optimization for FC4), so I did that, and boom, it smoothed out what little chop was present. FRAPS is showing 35-40 fps and is rock solid in that range. I would prefer 60 fps, but I’m not going to sacrifice looks for frames when I’m this steady at 35-40.

  5. This is why PC gaming is a huge waste, they make these games for the consoles and port over a buggy disaster.

    • Don’t judge an entire system just because of Ubisoft! Ubisoft just hates PC gamers.

      • I couldn’t play Fallout 3 or Skyrim for the first month they were out because they both crashed on loading, for the same issue (wish I could remember what it was exactly) so it’s not just Ubisoft.

        • Well, hopefully you’re smart enough to realize that other people are playing these games just fine, and the platform itself is not to blame.

          • Got a big big ol’ chip on your shoulder don’t you? I wasn’t supporting his view of the PC, and I don’t agree with your kneejerk assessment of Ubisoft either, that is all. This years holiday game release blitz would have been pretty lean on AAA titles on the PC if it weren’t for Ubi, so cool your jets, you’re getting all worked up over a trolling guest account. No need to insult my intelligence just because I happen to not agree with either one of you.

          • You seem to be confused. You’re the one getting all worked up. Please read more carefully next time.

          • Bah, time to move on, methinks you are being deliberately obtuse.

          • I didn’t mean to be obtuse – In regards to guest I was merely defending the PC gaming platform. PC’s have the largest library of games and are highly configurable and upgradeable which spurs creativity and innovation. Guest seems fine condemning an entire platform because Ubisoft, and it seems like you’re doing the same thing but because of Bethesda.

            If your game doesn’t work, be mad at the company that made that game, not your computer in general. If you bought a car and the tires fell off, would you then conclude that ALL cars were pieces of junk?

          • He condemned PC’s, and then you threw Ubisoft under the bus in the exact same manner. I made the case that Ubisoft does not “hate” gamers, because buggy ports are not unique to Ubi.
            NOWHERE in my replies do I EVER agree with Guest, so stop making that faulty assumption and then attacking me. We are on the same page with PC’s being wonderful.

          • Oh, haha, is that what you were saying? I would have laughed in your face earlier if I knew you were trying to defend Ubisoft. NAME THE LAST UBISOFT GAME WITH MOD SUPPORT. Name the last Ubisoft game that wasn’t a console game first.

            And besides, how does your logic make any sense? You were defending Ubisoft against “hating PC gamers” by stating that Bethesda games are buggy, too. “Other people do it too” is the worst defense ever, for hopefully obvious reasons.

            But thank you, I needed a good laugh today 🙂

          • It’s so clear to me now, you are obviously fucking retarded.

  6. avatar Jim Peterson | December 9, 2014 at 11:29 am |

    Ffs. I wish I just got it on the PS4. First i couldn’t play it for a week because of the black screen issue. Then Im finally able to play it and the experience is ruined by hitching and flickering shadows. If I just bought it on my PS4 I’d probably have finished the game by now.

  7. avatar Gurman Oberoi | December 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm |

    there are no changes, however i dont have 21:9 ratio monitor, apart from that theres still the borderless window problem, there are depth of field issues with custom graphics presets… really annoying, i mean 1.3GB and then nothing to show for it.. they must have done something but they havent done much, and thats just irritating..

    • I know this could be misconstrued as an insulting question, but did you delete the whole game and re-download it since the update? Could have been some bad data that’s not getting overwritten with the patch.

  8. avatar John Billium | December 9, 2014 at 9:19 pm |

    Probably the most irritating dilemma after this patch is that they removed the “-skipintro” switch for Uplay users. Not sure about Steam users. But after all the problems we’re having they patch THAT to remind us that they created the game, it plays well with NVIDIA and other bullshit.

    I’m happy the stuttering (or hitching) when on foot has been fixed, however like the article stated I still have the problem when moving quickly i.e. vehicle/glider/wingsuit.

  9. Running a single 780ti, and framerate is good, but the stuttering just ruins the experience. Decided f**k it and purchased the PS4 version. Now I can at least play without the stuttering. This is the 3rd game this month which launched with game breaking issues on the PC. I’m pretty much done with PC gaming, with all it’s horrible ports and hand-me-downs. Maybe I’m just getting old, but I just don’t have the patience anymore.

  10. The patch did it for me, the game (at least driving) was unplayable before the patch. It’s not perfect, with some flickering shadows and perhaps minor stutter, but definitely playable.

  11. Now working perfectly for me in ultra wide 3440×1440 21:9 ultra settings no texture pop in 60fps. No stuttering whatsoever Very happy with this latest update !!!!!

    • It’s been running fine for me on my GTX860m GPU and Intel I5 4200U CPU which I don’t think even meets recommended spec after changing DisableLoadingMip0=”0″ to DisableLoadingMip0=”1″ & GPUMaxBufferedFrames=”0″ to GPUMaxBufferedFrames=”1″in the GamerProfile.xml

      Haven’t tested this 1.5 patch yet. Downloading as I type.

  12. Everyone with AMD rig: Apply the 1.5 update and also update your AMD Drivers to the newly released Omega drivers and the stuttering problem is completely gone….at least for me it is. Also make sure to change the GamerProfile.xml settings back to their default if you changed them previously to prevent any texture blemishes.
    CPU: AMD FX-8350
    GPU: (2x) HD R7970s in CrossFireX (Default profile)
    HDD: AMD SSD 250GB

    Game runs buttery smooth now.

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