This update is primarily aimed at improving the performance on SLI systems. Running at 2560x1440 with water quality set to 'High', I see improvements from 29fps in v1.0 to 55fps in v1.1, and with water quality set to 'Very High' I see improvements from 10fps in v1.0 to 50fps in v1.1!
Note that enabling the SBS/TAB custom shader will still have a significant impact to the framerate in SLI (stay tuned - improvements to halve the cost and limit it to when SBS/TAB is actually being used are planned).
For single GPU users there is still an improvement - the crosshair should now be less "jumpy", and will prefer to stay behind small objects like grass or foliage.
- Updated to 3DMigoto 1.2.50
- Driver profile is automatically updated on launch.
- Downscale depth buffer to 1/16th resolution for crosshair depth calculations to improve SLI framerate, and make crosshair less "jumpy".
- Downscale reflections to 1/2 their original resolution before swapping eyes, and limit operation to once per frame to drastically improve SLI framerate (reducing water quality slightly will also make an additional improvement to SLI framerate).
- Volumetric fog completely and accurately fixed and looks awesome in 3D :)
- Shadow volumes (e.g. cast from trees)
- Light volumes (e.g. in caves)
- Camp fires
- Density near mountains
- Density near cliffs
- Density in sky
- Specular highlights are fixed accurately!
- Lights / Shadows
- Tile Lighting
- Water reflections
- Real reflections outdoors (using stereo reversal technique)
- Environment map reflections in caves
- Ambient Occlusion
- Normal map artefacts
- Disabled false velocity smearing
- Auto crosshair added
- Enemy & animal tags
- Mask of Krati crystals around edge of screen moved to fixed depth
- Lens flares
- Vignette pushed to depth
- Hunter vision yellow outline fade out at edge of screen lined up better
- Underwater caustics
Unpack the zip file to the Far Cry Primal\bin directory
Launch the game. The first time you run it (and again after any driver update) you will get a UAC prompt for Rundll32 to install the driver profile - choose yes.
Disable Motion Blur in the settings
If using SLI, lower the water quality to 'High' to improve the framerate and reduce stuttering.
Two different automatic HUD modes are provided:
The default mode will adjust the entire HUD based on the centre of the screen, which is well suited to general gameplay so that the crosshair will line up with the target.
The second mode will try to adjust the HUD to be mostly in front of anything on the screen. This mode is intended for use in cutscenes to help make the subtitles easier to read.
The ~ key can be used to toggle between both of these modes. If you would prefer to use a fixed depth HUD, you can do so by editing the d3dx.ini - x2 sets the mode and x sets the fixed depth for mode 0.
Press backslash to cycle between two convergence presets - a low preset recommended for most of the game, and a high preset intended for use in the Legend of the Mammoth DLC.
Side-by-Side / Top-and-Bottom Output Modes
This fix is bundled with the new SBS / TAB output mode support in 3DMigoto. To enable it, edit the d3dx.ini, find the [Present] section and uncomment the following line by removing the semicolon from the start:
run = CustomShader3DVision2SBS
Then, in game press F11 to cycle output modes. If using 3D TV Play, set the nvidia control panel to output checkerboard to remove the 720p limitation.
There are some reports that recent drivers are causing issues for some people. If you have trouble, 361.91 and 362.00 are known to work for this game.
I may revisit the game later to improve the HUD like I did in FC4, but this is quite playable as is.
Vignette underwater is not lined up with the edge of the screen (related to the HUD), but is a pretty minor issue.
Some of the cutscenes have excessive sparkles at the far left of the screen.
Some of the reflections are not accurate in 2D, and therefore not accurate in 3D either. The river near the village is probably the worst for this as from certain camera angles plants can be seen stretched across the water. This is a game bug.
If you use an unusual resolution, the fog in some areas (such as while obtaining the Owl guide) may be cut off the right of the screen. This occurs even in 2D and is a game bug. 1920x1080 and 1280x720 both work fine.
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This mod is created with 3DMigoto (by Bo3b, Chiri & myself) and uses Flugan's assembler