What is it?
"Another new version?!", you might think. Well it is not just a new version. It's the end result of years of work with input of the whole Far Cry community around the world. After Ubisoft dropped the support Far Cry, some pioneers in this community felt the need to develop a new anti-cheat tool and improve parts of the game Crytek lacked to do. We are proud to present to you a patch that will bring your game to a new level!
This patch combines the best of all previous released versions: 1.33, 1.4, XT4 and FCAM.
Invisible during gameplay but essential to keep the game fun: the 1.6 anti-cheat engine! While Punkbuster gave us basic protection in the old days, this gives a full protection. With the master banlist the community admins can share their bans with each other to give cheater only one option: think twice before you cheat or look for another game to spoil!
Special note: Do not try to test the anti-cheat-system on 1.6 servers - otherwise you may get a permanent ban on 1.6.
Wrong settings detected!
Many settings can't be altered and are the same for every player. Even some graphical settings can't be modified so you can't get an advantage of playing on the lowest settings. An example: on low settings a smoke grenade won't blur your vision, this has been set fixed. So when you enter a 1.6 server for the first time, you will see this message:
Why? Because Texture Quality, Environment Quality and Lightning Quality have been given a Custom setting by the 1.6 Patch.
Automatic map download
There a many good maps for Far Cry but where to download them? With 1.6 you only have to join a server running a map you don't have and the map will be downloaded and installed automatically. The admin of the server has to install this function!
Improved Multiplayer menu
Playername: you can easy switch between your registered player names, also you can store and switch your names via keybinds.
Buddies: join your friends in-game by clicking on their name.
Server Filter: improved to 1.4 with new filters and a completely new version for 1.33 !
From the multiplayer menu, you can go to your account screen. Here you can register three multiplayer names which nobody else can use. You can manage your buddies and enter extra info about yourself in the personall settings like your clan website.
User Panel - Crosshair
New: select your personal crosshairtype. 10 different styles! Also many colors available!
User panel - Voting
Improved versus 1.4 and completly new versus 1.33 !
Much easier to change/restart map or to kick a player. Player ID no longer needed!
More options and easier to use than ever before. While 1.4 was an improvement by introducing such a panel over rcon commands only in 1.33, 1.6 has the most complete admin tool. No player ID needed to kick or ban players. Just select their name.
Full control over your mapcycle and the possibility to configure multiple mapcycles! Unseen in 1.33 or 1.4! No need to restart the server for a new mapcycle. Just select it in the admin panel and the server will load the new mapcycle!
The weapon settings have been a major point of discussion in the past and has divided the community into subparts. Because it's impossible to create a weaponsetting that would satisfy all subcommunities, 1.6 doesn't introduce its own. But you do have the option to chose the setting you prefer: 1.33, 1.4, XT. As with all other options, you don't need to restart the server for switching. Just select it in the admin panel.
In prior versions you could disconnect when you had connection problems. After that, you needed to search the server again in the multiplayer menu. Not anymore on 1.6 - just press "Reconnect".
Headshot detection and general hit detection
With the release of patch 1.4, Crytek messed up the general hit detection. How many times don't you have the feeling you hit your opponent but your cursor color doesn't go from yellow to red? Indeed, to many! General hit detection has been fixed and is by far the best one of any version currently available!
With patch 1.6 we introduce the head shot kill icon with the skeleton:
For those who love to play FFA: three new characters available.
Sniper, Cover, Lab Assistant
Capture the Flag
Three game modes were available on release of Far Cry in 2003. One more has been added by the community: Capture the Flag (CTF). Special maps for this mode, well known in other multiplayer games, are developped.
Go to the enemy camp, steel their flag and bring it back to base camp.
The single player got a big list of bugfixes and AI improvements. More info in the readme.txt of the installation.