Warning for Desura users: you need to manually make a backup of patch.dat and patch.fat file in your Data_Win32 folder inside Far Cry 2 directory just to be safe. Mini-mod aiming to decrease costs for weapons and upgrades, increase damage, reduce recoil and reduce weapon degradation, while not taking away the immersion and realism already present in Far Cry 2.

Report abuse Far Cry 2 Rewards Mod 1.01 STEAM ONLY
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Mov_v1.01_HOTFIX_-_STEAM.rar
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im_a_lazy_sod
Date
Jan 11th, 2012
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STEAM ONLY VERSION of the mod. Does not require Fortunes DLC, but does require FC2 to be updated to latest version. Fixes issues of crashing, as the patch.dat and patch.fat files for Steam were different to the retail version. A special thank you to Draewen for beta testing it for me!


******PLEASE NOTE: STEAM ONLY VERSION OF THE MOD*******

A special thank you to Drawen for beta-testing it for me (as I only have the retail version of Far Cry 2!)

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A. Installation

1. Back-up Patch.fat and Patch.dat files in Far Cry 2\Data_Win32\ Directory to wherever is easiest/most practical for you
2. Extract and overwrite Patch.fat and Patch.dat files from Mod archive
3. Run the game

B. Features

- Cheaper items from gun shops
- All weapons will have reduced costs (but not as much as 0.3 beta; all weapons were 5, 10 or 15 diamonds - I will now increase the maximum cost of weapons to 25, i.e. all weapons will be either 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 diamonds)*1
- All manuals are now cheaper (in 0.3 beta all manuals were 2 diamonds and 5 diamonds each for the weapon and vehicle manuals respectively, but they will be increased to 3 diamonds for weapons and 8 diamonds for vehicles)
- All utilities are now cheaper - the utilities cost will remain unchanged from 0.3 beta, as I thought it was well balanced
- All manuals for weapons are now more effective
- Each weapon effectiveness manual increased;
- +50% damage for all weapons
- +50% accuracy for all weapons
- -60% recoil for all weapons
- -50% degradation for all weapons
- -35% unjam time for all weapons
- Vehicle manuals have been balanced (originally there was -50% for repair time and +50% health)*2
- -100% vehicle degradation level
- -35% repair time for all vehicles
- All shotguns have had their ranges and accuracy increased from vanilla Far Cry 2 by about 35-50% depending on the shotgun
- All weapon ammunition bandoliers are now more effective on hardcore and infamous (I thought the easy/normal difficulties had fair amounts of ammunition)
- Each weapon group has an extra 1 x magazine for hardcore and an extra 2 x magazine for infamous; grenades and cocktails remain unchanged for hardcore, but +1 of each in infamous.  Also, grenade launchers and mortars (including M79), have extra bonuses, as does the dart rifle, which now carries roughly a 30% increase of darts in infamous)
- The camouflage suit is now twice as effective; it now provides a 100% bonus, rather than a 50%
- Jumping damage has been reduced; the maximum damage you can take while jumping has been cut down to 2/3 of the original level, while the minimum level of damage taken has been doubled

*1 - I have come to the decision after playing through until Act II and finding out that all weapons, upgrades, manuals and utilities can be bought for 532 diamonds.  This is still pretty good, but in vanilla Far Cry 2, all weapons + weapons manuals came to a total of 666 diamonds.  That is not including ammo upgrades, vehicle manuals or other utilities such as the weapon crates, health upgrades or camo suit.  Also, this means you will not have heaps of spare diamonds and you can afford most of the weapons you want, if not all at around the 50-60% mark of the game, that is if you complete all the assassination missions and have collected a reasonable amount of diamonds - i.e. roughly 1/3 as this is easy to achieve when just doing missions, let alone if you actually bother going looking for them!

*2 - I thought the repair time for vehicles was too op with the manual, so I took it back a notch to be on the mark with the unjam time, as the -35% seemed a lot more realistic.  The extra health/halving the degradation rates for the vehicles is designed to help balance this, while still making the overall effectiveness of the vehicle manuals positive.

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Flame_US3r
Flame_US3r Jan 21 2012, 7:07am says:

Tested and confirmed working :)

Awesome mod.

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im_a_lazy_sod
im_a_lazy_sod Jan 22 2012, 5:27am replied:

Excellent. Am working on a Direct Download version of the mod for those who have neither the retail DVD version or Steam version of the game at the moment and should have that out very soon

Have already got a beta tester lined up and if it works for them then I'll get an upload and news item on here pronto =)

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wireframes
wireframes Feb 8 2012, 5:42pm says:

I pressed the "report download" button mistaking it for a report that the download is unavailable/broken, without finding out that it is a report button for questionable or inappropriate content. Oops. Sorry.

Anyway, there are no mirrors available and this mod looks like just the thing I wanted to happen in FC2. So I guess I will have to wait.

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im_a_lazy_sod
im_a_lazy_sod Feb 8 2012, 10:17pm says:

There should be links up now, I just checked.

I got a mirror in Australia, The Netherlands, UK and the US

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wireframes
wireframes Feb 9 2012, 11:31pm says:

Nevermind, I tried it again and there was an available mirror. This mod is awesome! Thanks man.

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im_a_lazy_sod
im_a_lazy_sod Feb 11 2012, 8:09am replied:

No worries =)

I'm just glad that I could get my mod out there TBH - and am glad you enjoyed it =D

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