Far Cry 3 Patch Will Let Us Remove Annoying Pop-Ups

And the tigers wept, and the tapirs sang: Ubisoft has confirmed that they're working on a patch for Far Cry 3 that will let players adjust or remove the game's clutter-y user interface.

In a statement sent to Kotaku:

Based on feedback from both press and fans, the Far Cry 3 production team is working on a patch that will allow you to toggle most HUD/UI elements based on player preference. The patch will also avoid issues encountered in the .dll hack that might create a mission walkthrough break (missing QTE prompts, critical information, etc;). The team is excited about how the Far Cry 3 community and fans of the game are enjoying themselves, and finding new ways to experience the Rook Islands. More news will be coming on the patch shortly…

Far Cry 3 is a lot of fun, but the screen-clutter kind of a mess, particularly if you're pretty good at the game and don't want to be told what to do all the time. Unfortunately, the game didn't ship with any way to turn that mess off -- most players would just have to be content with constant notifications popping up every few minutes.

This week, some folks came up with a way to hack the PC version so that the HUD vanishes entirely. (The HUD-free screen up top is from my game with that tweak active.) I like playing that way, but it does come with its share of annoyances. A more preferable solution would be if Ubisoft let us choose how much or little of the UI we wanted to see.

Sounds like they're giving us exactly that. There's no ETA on the patch, but hopefully it'll be out in time for most players' second go-round.


    Well done Ubi, really good to see they are responding to this!!

    Id be happy with tweaking its opacity myself. 50% transparency...

    This is one of the reasons I love ubisoft. So humble for a gaming giant.

    hopefully we'll be able to move the the minimap right into the corner.

    Brilliant. Get rid of those popups, the minimap and that damn quest marker dot.

    Great news. Hopefully we'll be able to turn off the objective markers as well. It would be nice to have a Skyrim style objective screen where you can select or deselect which mission markers you want to be displayed on screen at any given time. It's really annoying to have your main objective reminder popping up every few seconds, as well.

    Other than that I don't have any complaints about the game. They've really done a great job with the game.

    It should be a lesson for Bethesda that it's actually possible to create an open world game and have it run almost flawlessly on PS3.

    Last edited 08/12/12 12:30 pm

    All well and good... but... playing on PC, the multiplayer loadouts are 99% F'D.
    Created loadouts do not save requiring you to make new ones every time you load up, and there are only 4 or 5 weapons which hold their level ups, all others revert back to lvl 1 once you've finished a match.
    I would think they would fix that glaring fail first.

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