This mod fixes what Ubisoft left unfixed. Dylan's Realism Mod changes Far Cry 2 from an Africa-based sedan and pickup truck simulator into a (semi accurate) African conflict simulator. Realistic weapon damage, recoil, realistic ammo loads and weapon reliability have been added, along with a more effective stealth suit, and revamped AI weapons. (No more SPAS12s and AR15s for militiamen). Checkpoint AI has been tweaked as well. Checkpoint guards now have a 60% chance to chase you after passing through, as opposed to 90%-100% in vanilla. Militiamen also communicate more frequently in combat, and use suppressing fire more often. However, you are now as vulnerable as the AI. A single burst of rifle fire can kill you, so you are probably going to need that extra ammo and stealth suit.

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Finally, a new release! Full changelog is below. The main change in this version is the changes that I made to the multiplayer game. Like always, the changes aim to make Far Cry 2 more realistic. I haven't tested them, so if you set up a server, message me so I can join in! Thanks to everyone who has made this mod possible, either through aiding in development (thanks to user BegunValkery for the extra patch files), or simply downloading the mod, spreading the word, and playing Far Cry 2 as it was meant to be played.

Changelog from the readme.

Version 1.4\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
-More AI tweaks this time. Enemies are even more likely to use grenades in combat, especially when you are in a building. AI are less likely to chase you from long range (ex. sniping), however
they will use the flare gun more often to call for reinforcements.

-I moved some of my changes to the MP game, such as the higher damage and increased ammo upgrades. Regular MP has double the weapon damage, and Hardcore has about well, double its vanilla damage levels. (4x the levels of vanilla FC2 Non-HC) I haven't been able to test any MP modding, so message me if you are hosting a server.

-Shotgun manuals now improve range as well. The SPAS12 manual has an extra 10% accuracy/range bonus, since in vanilla it was like a .410 loaded with ratshot.

-I increased the chance that you will find grenades/ammo on a dead enemy. It seems odd that they can shoot at you for hours and only drop 15 rounds of ammo.

-Player health has been decreased even further.

-I have recieved several suggestions that I remove malaria from the game. I won't. I want to make the game more fun, not easier. However, I did increase the amount of time before you have to get more pills.

-Once again, I have included "Gibbed" Rick's FC2 modding tools. All credit for those goes to him.

-I am working on more complicated things that stat editing, though. However, the Dunia engine has no SDK besides the one included in the mod. Modding the Dunia engine farther than stat changing is not exactly easy. I could count the number of Far Cry 2 mods on my hands. So, don't be mad if I can't remove checkpoints or change some core gameplay facet that it took Ubisoft a dev team to code.

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SamVision Nov 23 2012 says:

Does this mod reduce chance of weapon jamming? I am not entirely against weapon jamming but it happened too many times in Vanilla FC2 to the point that it got annoying not challenging.

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Gkthepwner Jan 4 2014 says:

Yeah, well unfortunately other people don't play Far Cry 2 24/7 and have perfect accuracy.

Wow, I like that if you respond to a guest's comment it doesn't place your reply under their comment. Thanks Moddb.

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MSgtDylan Author
MSgtDylan Nov 23 2012 replied:

Yes, it decreases jamming.

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themesmith Nov 23 2012 says:

Why do people hate the malaria system anyways? Takes like a second to pop a pill.

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SenisterDenister Nov 23 2012 replied:

The reason I don't like it is because it feels like a completely necessary gameplay component that forces the player to stop what they're doing to get more pills when they run low. The game is long enough as it is, having to drop everything and go on a pill run was always a chore I didn't want to do. It was never fun for me, I was forced to do it just so I wouldn't die.

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Woozle Dec 11 2012 buried:


How do you think real malaria is?

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Kusajishi Dec 15 2012 replied:

Real malaria is nothing like it is in this game. Having to take your magic pills that instantly stop all affects for the next 30 or so mins. For a game based on realism this malaria is nothing more than an annoyance.

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John_234 Dec 16 2012 replied:

You're supposed to take malarial pills before you go into the trouble area and then take them every week when you're there. Both the amount of pills you take, the frequency and how quickly they take effect makes about zero sense.

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MattmanDude Nov 23 2012 says:

Just downloaded and installed this.

Played about 2 hours worth of rolling around attacking checkpoints and POIs. Was epic fun.

An eternal thank you, from me to you, MSgtDylan, for making this mod.

Absolutely fantastic work, friend. :)

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MSgtDylan Author
MSgtDylan Nov 23 2012 says:

Thanks man, have fun with the mod.

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sproyd Nov 24 2012 says:

Dylan you are a legend. I've gone from 2 hours playtime on steam from the vanilla game - I couldn't stomach its flaws - to 21 hours playing your 1.3 mod and declaring that this has to be one of my favourite games of all time.

However, you HAVE TO play this game with my graphics config I released yesterday - in cohorts with your mod it elevates this game to spectacular heights.

I see you've commented on the release and glad you enjoyed it! I am linking to your mod in my comments section.
link to my graphics config below

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zidders Jul 31 2013 replied:

Dude..thank you so much. Between Dylan and you, I have fallen in love with this game over the last year. Love it way better than FC3 for damn sure.

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Energy2000PL Nov 24 2012 says:

I install patch files. Game is loading but this loading is never-ending
Sorry for my english im from Poland

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OpposingFarce Nov 24 2012 says:

For anyone wondering about checkpoints, the changes made by this mod makes them a lot easier to deal with.

Checkpoints still respawn absurdly quick, but its not as big a deal because enemies don't take 10+ bullets to kill anymore. For anyone wondering if they should reinstall Far Cry 2, but hesitate because checkpoints and malaria are still in the game, do it. Buy yourself the springfield and enjoy actually being able to snipe because enemies will die in one hit like you would think.

After installing it, I realized it wasn't the malaria or checkpoints that made the game a steaming unplayable pile, it was the gunplay, and how enemies would never die.

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dobie050 Nov 30 2012 says:

Well worth the wait!! Shotguns are much better. Overall realism is much better. Many thanks for all your fine work. I almost can't wait for the next update....but I'm sure it'll be well worth it.

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JoshuatheGrizzly Nov 30 2012 says:

Hmm, can you slightly lower the weapon damage? Right now I am killing guys with one shot, which seems a bit too much overkill - I'd like to see more wounded people in the game.

Great mod so far though - Unless you need to start a new game to see all of the changes, in which case I can not comment fully on it :P.

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JoshuatheGrizzly Nov 30 2012 replied:

Personally, I'd like to see the assault rifles to kill in roughly two or three shots, and pistols and smgs in three or four or so. This would make headshots more important, as well as bring back people being severely wounded.

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JoshuatheGrizzly Nov 30 2012 replied:

I mean - Right now people die due to a single 5.56 bullet to the arm, which is a bit too much IMO.

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nagry111 Dec 2 2012 buried:


Do I need original copy of Far Cry 2 to install this mod? I have pirate copy of game and i installed patch 1.3 and Fortunes Pack. Game worked. But when i installed that mod (i replaced two patch files in data_win32 forlder) game it's crashing on before menu shows. Ihave polish version of game. Where's the problem? Maybe i just need a original copy? Any ideas?

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Guest Dec 27 2012 replied:

Dud, it's $5 on, just buy the original game.

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Maggy_ Aug 3 2014 replied:

I got this game dirt cheap on electronics store.

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Masson1864 Dec 4 2012 says:

Hello MSgtDylan!

I have a problem. I have FC2 with the latest patch, after installing the No Steam Version of your great mod, game is worked perfectly, but I can't install the Russian language to game. I can install Russian language only with Extra Version of mod, but on Extra Version i can't go to the graphics settings in game. Game crashed.
I also wanted to ask, can you make this?
1 Make decals unlimited? ( I now this mod, but it uses same files as yours)

2 Change distance to respawn enŠµmies on checkpoint. In the original, this is 200 meters or something like that. I'm not asking to remove them (because it is impossible), but this distance can be change in settings?
Sorry for my bad English.

Regards Arty

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RickVic Dec 5 2012 says:

Has somebody also the problem that you can move the weapon down for a little moment after a shot ? The mouse seems to be locked for under a second. Only with hand guns, not wie stationary MGs. Has this something to do with the new recoil. It makes fast aiming really hard

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Guest Dec 6 2012 says:

Can you release a version with only the AI changes? it seems to be what most people are looking for in a mod for this game and i would appreciate it greatly. Thanks for a Great mod nether the less!

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idiotekque Dec 8 2012 says:

Meant to sign in first, my bad. Not sure if my guest comment went through or not.

"No luck with this. I have a legit, non-Steam copy of the game, and I've tried both the non-Steam and extra patch files and they both give me the same problem. I launch the game, it goes through the intro videos, and as soon as it should get to the menu, the game just shuts off. No error messages or anything, it just closes."

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idiotekque Dec 8 2012 says:

Okay, this makes sense, I just tried the STEAM patch files and they worked. My version is digital DRM-free from Amazon.

Obviously the files are mismarked.

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Bradburst45 Jan 5 2013 says:

Will this mod make it "easier" to be sneaky, i mean that as in if you have knife someone or use the machete they just fall to the ground scream and then you have to do a takedown... I don't want that i want just them to die so i can move to the next person.

TL;DR Does this make it possible to take out outpost silently?

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Hell_Diguner Jan 21 2013 replied:

Last I knew, the machete still alerts everyone to your presence. You're still better off with the suppressed weapons. Silent machete insta-kills has been Dylan's most common request.

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Siegfried.m Jan 8 2013 says:

Please, fix the download of version 1.4.

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Guest Jan 9 2013 says:

Thanks for this, I just finished the game. Made the game much better. Wouldn't have played without, a huge design flaw originally, if they try to make a realistic game.. Who want's to shoot a whole clip before they die.
I did play Hardcore mode with this to balance a bit.

Game still had flaws but now I liked it.
So.. Just wanted to say thanks. =)

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dimibyte Feb 5 2013 says:

What's the difference between Extra Version and others versions in the archive?

'Cause I am playing on the hardest difficulty and my sniper rifle has only 15 bullets for reload, but in youtube videos it has 25 bullets. Also enemies have not so much bullets in their guns, just 3-6 bullets more often.
However, mod is great and it's really makes gaming process more challenging. Thank you for your work! =D

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AlexMERCER77 Mar 4 2013 says:

Can someone help? I neither have the DLC nor a steam client. Should I use the "No Steam Fortunes Pack" or the "Extra version"?

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Guest Mar 15 2013 says:

this mod remove malaria from the game?
when i download and install mod i can play multiplayer with other player?

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danieldraper902 Apr 3 2013 says:

I had an idea about the outpost respawn problem. Now I'm not a modder, so take this with a grain of salt. But I've noticed that when you clear the guards from a camp site, they don't come back. Would it be possible to modify + extend + tie these mechanics to outposts?

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SonofX51 Apr 20 2013 says:

Only one thing I'm cautious about, do AI still have pinpoint accuracy? I could see that being an issue with increased damage...

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Guest Jun 1 2013 says:

I put the patch files in and i tried the fortunes one at first (i dont have the fortunes editions so it crashed as expected.) then i put in the extras, but it makes no difference... Ak is still a 4 shot kill and pistols are like 5. help please?

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anysound Jul 22 2013 says:

Hello ! Does this mod reduce the vehicles weakness which lead to blow them off too fast in the vanilla game ?


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Guest Nov 1 2013 says:

When we see something for fc3?))

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oodaa Jan 1 2014 says:

So does this require a clean save? I tried it some time ago with my old savegame and didn't see any changes at least i don't think so..

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Guest Jan 24 2014 says:

For me it work tnx :)

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Guest Feb 25 2014 says:

Hello sorry to bother you with this i am rather new to the site but i would appear that i am unable to find the ''manual'' for instaling the mod if it is written somewhere please point me in the direction thx in advance-evil5410

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Guest Feb 26 2014 says:

Is it me or is this mod make me die when my second to last health bar gets depleted instead of the actual last one on infamous difficulty?

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Guest Mar 7 2014 says:

Decreased jamming? Well that sucks, getting those guns to jam at all was way too difficult already. Does it at least make buddies die easier?

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Guest Mar 23 2014 says:

Just a few things left to make this game more realistic. 1. Vehicules repair is ridiculous, I suggest to disable it during combats or when visible to enemies, and don't show the fixing please, show loading or anything else please. It makes me feel stupid. 2. If you dive and someone fires a rocket in the water it becomes hot and lethal. It is stupid, fire doesn't burn water. 3. A mission door is locked when you go to kill that guy in the UFL building I think, and if you didn't have multiple saves you'll need to restart everything.

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Guest Apr 8 2014 says:

How can install this if i am not using steam, cause there is no mod folder in Computer/Local disk:C/Program files/Ubisoft/Far Cry 2.

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bobbflocka May 1 2014 replied:

program files x86? thats where mines is at

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Guest Jun 11 2014 says:

Dylan. I installed it, but I want edit something to me. I can't open yout paths files with gibbed tool. The message "Your patch.fat doesn't seem to have generated\entitylibrarypatchoverride.fcb in
it! Bootstraip failed."

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