Far Cry 3 is an open world first-person shooter, which also features role-playing game elements including experience points, skill trees, and a crafting system.

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SSAO vs. HBAO vs. HDAO - What's the real difference?

The option confused me where I had the choice between SSAO, HBAO and HDAO in Far Cry 3. Hitting google didn't really give me any answers nor did enabling each option and comparing the results. ...
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How do I make a lot of money efficiently?

Far Cry 3 has a relatively expensive item economy, IMO, and money is a little hard to come by when you're at the early parts of the game. Compared to some of the other games I play, I find myself ...
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What affects stealth?

Obviously being out in the open, exposed, or making sound by running or sprinting will negatively affect stealth. But: How do enemies detect by light? Does being in shadow or nighttime matter? ...
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Can we max all skills in Farcry 3?

I was wondering if we can max all skills in the game or we have to choose wisely because they might have a limit?
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I can't find Boars!

Okay, so apart from the first mission where I had to kill 2 Boars near the area where the Komodo Dragons are found, I haven't found any more Boars thereafter. I've searched very very hard using even ...
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What purpose does the 'Take Picture' function serve in the Far Cry 3 Camera?

The camera in Far Cry 3 is useful for tagging enemies from a distance but also includes the ability to take pictures. This does not seem to do anything useful when used on animals or enemies. Is ...
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What are the differences between the difficulty levels?

I'm currently starting a New Game at 'Warrior' (hardest) difficulty level. I previously finished the game at 'Survivor' (normal) difficulty. What should I expect? Specifically: How do the ...
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Is there any point in skinning animals after I've made all the pouches?

I already have all the ammo pouches, rucksacks, etc. (well it says Owned All against each one in the menu). Is there any reason I should still skin animals? I could sell the skins, but that's a ...
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What makes up your “Tatau”?

I just noticed that retrieving Relics adds to your Tattoo or as called in the game "tatau", along with skills making your "tatau" more elaborate. I've always had a fascination with tattoos (having ...
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Is there way to turn-off auto-tagging of enemies in Far Cry 3's minimap?

Right now, whenever an enemy fires at me or gets near me, they show up on the mini-map, as if they were tagged with the camera. With this effect on, not only do I always see exactly where they are, ...
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How are Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon related

I loved FC3. And now I'm hearing about FC3:BD. They look very (very) different. They don't seem to have anything in common except the title. Are they the same series? Is Blood Dragon a sequel? What's ...
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Far Cry 3 Items on map don't exist

I keep getting to map locations where the map indicates there are items but 60% of the items simply aren't there! I go to a relic location and there is no relic to find, for example. I go to a box ...
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Any use other than selling for items whose 'Recommended Use' is 'Sell"?

In Far Cry 3, when looking at items in your loot rucksack, each item has a 'Recommended Use.' Some say to craft certain things with them, but others simply say 'Sell.' I was wondering if there is ...
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What am I missing out on by not clearing outposts in Far Cry 3?

The problem with open world sandbox games is that the more you win, the more boring the world gets. (I think I'm the only person in the world that really enjoyed Far Cry 2's respawning outposts). The ...
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Once I complete certain missions in the Far Cry 3 Story line, can I revisit old islands?

Basically what I want to know is this: Is there a free roam mode available after you finish the main story line? I want to collect all of the items, but I want to make sure that part of the world ...
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Is there a way to undraw the bow without firing it?

Sometimes I get a little twitchy and pull back an arrow I'm not really ready to fire. Is there a way to un-draw the bow without firing the arrow?
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What is the song that plays during the “Burn the drug fields” mission?

There's a song that plays on repeat during the "burn the five drug fields, destroy the boat" mission. I think it's kinda catchy. What's the actual name of the song and who performs it?
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I want to spend more time stabbing and shooting, and less time climbing radio towers. How do I do this?

I'm looking to start a new game with Far Cry 3 again, but the thought of having to tediously climb those radio towers again, to get the free weapons and show parts of the map are discouraging me. Are ...
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If I stumble into an enemy outpost and then leave, can I come back later for the undetected bonus?

I accidentally stumbled into an enemy outpost while gliding. They spotted me and summoned reinforcements. I bailed and they lost track of me. If I go back later to clear that outpost for a Path Of ...
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How do you skip cut scenes?

I hate it when I die and have to see the whole cut scene over and over again. Is there any way to skip them, maybe a hack or a command line when we launch the game ?
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Why is Far Cry 3 Z93 sniper not visible in shop?

I started playing far cry and in the weapons shop I don't see the Z93 .50 cal sniper. Any idea why?
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How does my choice affect the ending?

Spoiler alert, please don't hover over this is if you haven't finished the game yet Thanks!
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How can I skip skinning/looting animations in Far Cry 3?

Aside from dancing around dead bodies in an attempt to find the proper pointing spot for "Press E to skin", my most frustrating issue with Far Cry 3 is the amount of time it takes for the looting or ...
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What are all the quotes in the Far Cry 3 loading screens?

I've noticed that after finishing a story related mission you usually get 1 or more quotes from what I believe is Alice in Wonderland. I was wondering, is there a list available with all the quotes ...
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Bullet drop in Far Cry 3 ?

Does Far Cry 3 incorporate bullet drop phenomenon ? I always aim a bit higher in very long distance sniping, but don't always get a shot. I'm not sure but I don't think bullet drop is present or ...
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What do the different mini-map highlight colors mean?

Some of the different mini-map highlight colors in Far Cry 3: Yellow and red: Light blue and red (red is inside blue): Light blue and red (blue is inside red): Light red and dark red: ...
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How do I silently take down dogs in Far Cry 3?

When taking on outposts or groups of guards in Far Cry 3, I'm constantly struggling to find a way to silently take down their pet dogs, so I can still earn the extra reward for handling an outpost ...
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Can I kill two enemies with one bullet?

Can projectiles pass through enemies? If yes, what weapons allow this? How does the damage work? Will the impact on the first enemy hit by the projectile, lessen damage to the second enemy hit?
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What effect does taking radio towers have on weapon availability?

Right in the beginning of the game, Dennis tells you it's important to take radio towers because you can get guns for free in stores as a result. He's awfully unspecific as to how exactly this works, ...
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Do sharks attack you if you're using a water vehicle?

I have a real-life phobia that, unfortunately, carries over to video games when I play them. I don't like swimming and not being able to see below me. So when I swim, I'm unable to see sharks and ...
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Is there a trick to skinning and looting?

Is there a trick to this? I just spent a good 30 seconds trying to pickup a relic despite tea-bagging the stupid thing. I've had similar trouble with skinning animals; finding that I have to be in a ...
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How do I access the preorder content?

I have preordered Far cry 3 on steam but I can't seem to find where the extra missions are. Anyone know how to get access to the extra missions? Thanks
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Capturing all outposts in Far Cry 3?

I have noticed that capturing outposts in FC3 removes the random spawn of enemies in the game. What happens if I clear out all the outposts in the game ? (I'm still in the second main quest, so ...
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Can you blind-fire from cover in Far Cry 3? If so, how?

One of the loading screen tips in Far Cry 3 says "Use cover while reloading. You can also blind-fire and peek-and-shoot from cover." I haven't seen options to do either of these things, and I'm ...
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Bullets disappear after a certain distance in Far Cry 3?

I have realised that my shots don't register when I try long-range sniping in FC3 .. Is this a bug that I'm having or does the game really stop registering bullets after a certain distance ? Anyone ...
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What are useful situations to use the 'Sprint Slide' skill in?

I'm not exactly sure what the 'Sprint Slide' skill is useful for (compared to simply crouching). So, what are useful situations to use the 'Sprint Slide' skill in? Can it improve stealth approaches? ...
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What events will trigger an auto-save?

What events will trigger an auto-save? This is so the player can better decide when to save manually.
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In FarCry 3 is there an easier way of finding your kills than stumbling upon the body?

I often lose my kills in the grass and brush, even after tagging them with the camera or by aiming at them. Is there any better way of finding them than having to search? Even with the flashing ...
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Farcry 3 randomly enters windowed mode

For starters, whenever I face a tiger, game goes windowed mode. After that, whenever I press Z to use the camera (or to take it off) it also changes to windowed mode. I've tried to set the camera key ...
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What does slower handling mean?

I have a multiplayer weapon mod that has the text "Longer range and improved accuracy. Slower handling". What does the Slower handling mean?
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Can you get to the south island early in Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is a fun game, but it's even more fun with right weapons. The Bushman is the perfect gun, but it's only unlocked after every radio tower is unlocked. It's easy to unlock towers, if you can ...
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Do I need to worry about setting off my own mines in Far Cry 3?

I just got some mines. I like mines. When I'm tucked into a sniper hide or quietly clearing a long tunnel, there's nothing like knowing there's a couple of mines between me and the bad guys. The ...
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How do I get the “Say Hi to the Internet” achievement?

Just finished up the main storyline for Far Cry 3 and I'm trying to mop up some achievements. I haven't the slightest idea what I'm supposed to be doing for this one though. The description just says ...
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To achieve 100% completion do I only have to do everything in the Progress section and nothing else?

I've completed the story so I'm just going through and doing any remaining tasks. Mainly my concern is with the loot chests. Although I can see them all on the map now I've bought all the additional ...
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Is there any way to compare different types of weapons?

In the store, you have a "compare" function. But is it possible to compare different type of weapons ? For instance, is it possible to compare a SMG to a rifle ? Or a signature weapon with any ...
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Can the Far Cry 3 minimap be set to be static (non-rotating)?

I loathe rotating minimaps with a passion. I really want to love FC3, but I just can't get over the rotating minimap. But I cannot find an ingame option to make the minimap stop rotating. You know, ...
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What are signature weapons?

I couldn't find any tips among the in-game tutorials about these signature weapons. So what is it ? Is it some kind of overpowered version of other existing weapons ? I'm asking because I couldn't ...
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Do signature weapons ever become free?

Just got the Shredder unlocked and am thinking about buying it. But I'm wondering if fixing towers will make it free later?
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Do items in Far Cry 3 become very expensive later on?

I just started playing the game today. I'm two hours in, and I already have about 1500+ dollars! I feel that it's really easy to get money with looting, selling items, mini quests, etc. Also, in the ...
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What does the Sixth Sense multiplayer skill do?

According to its description, the Sixth Sense skill Lets you know when you’ve wandered into an enemy's line of sight. How exactly does it notify me? I added this skill to some of my loadouts, ...