I’m having a problem with my default resolution when running Far Cry 2 in DirectX 10 mode. When I run Far Cry 2 in DirectX 9 everything seems to be OK, when I select DirectX 10 mode, the display expands to what looks like 860x600. I’m running the Asus PT6 Deluxe Motherboard, Intel Core i7 920, 12GB of DDR3, and Windows Vista x64. I have two ATI Radeon 4870s in CrossFire, running a Dell 24-inch LCD at 1920x1200 resolution. I’m using the latest ATI Catalyst Control and driver in CrossFire mode. What could be causing the problem?
If updating your Catalyst drivers doesn’t do the trick (and you should double-check to make sure you really have the latest ones installed), you can fix this manually. You can set your default resolution by editing an XML file. Assuming you used the default install options, go to C:\Users\[Username]\Documents\My Games\Far Cry 2, then look for a file called GamerProfile.xml. Open it with a text editor like Notepad. You’ll see options labeled ResolutionX and ResolutionY; change those to reflect your desired resolution. In your case, you’ll probably want ResolutionX to be 1920 and ResolutionY to be 1200. Save the file and exit, then try starting Far Cry 2 in DX10 mode.
If your preferred settings aren't sticking, sometimes the best thing to do is manually edit a config file. In this case, we're manually setting the resolution in Far Cry 2.
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