Far Cry 3 PC Crashes to desktop after leaving initial map area....


Sep 12, 2008
I purchased the game about a 2 weeks ago and realized that every time I try to leave the first map area, the game will crash to the desktop. I have contacted UBI tech support about this and started a ticket with them, but they have been NO HELP.
So far I have updated my graphics driver, tried playing using DX9 instead of DX11, reduced my graphics settings, and tried exiting the first map area in all directions. I havent tried uninstalling/reinstalling yet since I dont think I should have to. I have also checked the steam files to make sure they're all ok. Im at a loss!

I dont know what to do about this, I pretty much cant play the game past the first map area.

Any help would be really appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!

Heres my system specs;

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/13/10 16:23:55 Ver: 21.04
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 970 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12286MB RAM
Page File: 3840MB used, 20730MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 560
Display Memory: 4050 MB
Dedicated Memory: 978 MB
Shared Memory: 3071 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Every other game I play works perfectly fine without any sort of graphical or performance issue, BF3, Skyrim, GW2, Rocksmith, Civ 5, CoD BO2


Sep 12, 2008
So you're saying they didnt include the patches in the version I got from Steam?? WTF! No suprise I guess, seems like something Ubi would do.
Thanks for the tip I'll give it a shot!