The Far Cry Source Code Has Leaked Online After 19 Years

Some players have claimed to run the game despite some files missing from the source code.

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  • The original Far Cry’s source code has reportedly leaked online on the internet preservation site Internet Archive after 19 years since the game came out.
  • The source code is nearly complete but lacks some key files and assets, as per the popular gaming modder Vinícius Medeiros in the community, who initially shared the source code.
  • The leaked source code could be utilized in creating substantial mods for Far Cry, like possible ray tracing and tracing integration. We suggest exercising caution while downloading the code.
  • The source code was originally uploaded near the end of June, but it still remains up on the site. Ubisoft has not yet struck down the code nor officially commented on the leak.

The original Far Cry has reportedly suffered a massive leak, with nearly all its source code surfacing on the internet for everyone to enjoy. After 19 years, the game’s back end has been listed on the popular internet preservation site dubbed Internet Archive. The source code is almost complete, and some users have even suggested that they have managed to run the game after some messing around with the title’s source files.

The Far Cry source code has been listed on Internet Archive.
The Far Cry source code has been listed on Internet Archive.

The leak was initially shared on Twitter by the notable gaming modder Vinícius Medeiros in the community. Since then, it has spread to the far corners of Reddit and other outlets, which has caused several gamers to tinker around with the Far Cry source code and try to use the underlying assets. The significance of the leak entails that users could potentially utilize the leaked assets to integrate ray tracing and path tracing into the game.

The title boasted many of the modern features, but visual enhancements can still be possible than ever before for modders seeking to utilize the Far Cry source code. We may even see a fan come up with a massive mod for the title using the source code. Currently, the leaked code is incomplete and lacks some key files preventing it from successfully running. According to the modder, it is not impossible to utilize the source code successfully.

The source code for Far Cry was seemingly uploaded on the website near the end of June, but it has still not been struck down by Ubisoft. The giant conglomerate has not commented on the massive leak as of now, but we may hear an official comment in the near future. Additionally, we suggest grabbing the downloadable source code with potential risks in mind, although there have been no complaints from users that downloaded it.

Far Cry 1 has existed for nearly 20 years, still featuring enthralling visuals despite its old age. The title was critically acclaimed after release due to the engine manifesting the tropical islands gorgeously; the detailed graphics featured large and eye-catching outdoor environments. The new source code leaking out in the wild is certainly a huge surprise for interested gamers looking to analyze the back-end working of the olden project.

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