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.
A fellow Moddb user named Sherbert_Looking sent me a playlist of youtube videos of the mod, so I thought that I would advertise them here. (With his permission). Also 1.4 news.
Posted by MSgtDylan on Jul 3rd, 2012
A fellow Moddb user named Sherbert_Looking sent me a playlist of youtube videos of the mod, so I thought that I would advertise them here. (With his permission). Enjoy.
As for Version 1.4, its going to be a few weeks before I release it. Most of the large mod changes are in 1.3, so right now its more nitpicking over stat changes than reinventing the game. I've seen a lot of comments/questions asking for things like civilians, or map changes, or new weapons. As much as I would like to add civillians, or remove the invisible map walls, or add new rifles, I can't. Ubisoft did not provide FC2 with any sort of SDK, and the one that I am using for the mod isn't exactly what the Ubi dev team built the game on. Possibly one day I will be able to unlock the secrets of the Dunia engine, but I'm a long way away. Version 1.4 should be coming soon, and I have had some success moving my damage/ammo changes to multiplayer.
Thanks for all the support for the mod, its great to see so many people enjoying a game that seemed destined for a life of $5 bargain bins.