Far Cry’s Source Code Has Leaked All Over The Internet

Far Cry’s Source Code Has Leaked All Over The Internet

The supply code for Ubisoft’s 2004 open-world first-person shooter Far Cry has leaked on-line. Since supply codes for video video games appear to leak on a regular basis, inform me, y’all, who might’ve seen this leak coming?

Distinguished dataminer Vinícius Medeiros, who’s recognized for their Duke Nukem mods, tweeted on June 30 that Far Cry’s supply code, the skeletal directions for the sport to perform, was uploaded to the Web Archive late final month.

“Out of nowhere, the total supply code for Far Cry 1 simply dropped on the Web Archive,” Medeiros stated. In a reply to somebody, they stated the code compiles, which implies the written code is translated into machine code so a pc can execute it (if it’s written accurately, in fact). And though property weren’t included, accessing the sport’s supply code signifies that of us can make modifications and fixes to issues like enemy AI in Far Cry’s engine.

The sport’s supply code was posted on the Web Archive on June 24 by a consumer identify Llaetha.ro. The Web Archive is a digital library that offers you free entry to tons of books, films, music, software program, and different cultural artifacts. The add comprises six information, all of that are labeled “Far Cry 1.34 full,” suggesting this can be the thirty fourth patch for the decades-old sandbox shooter. Whereas Medeiros stated it compiles, some commenters on Web Archive clarified that they bumped into some snags when working with the supply code.

“From my educated guess, that is some supply tree leak for the PC model of the sport so as to add help for the Ubisoft sport launcher/DRM,” stated consumer MobCat. “It does comprise some .exes, however no Xbox code and no sport property. The code that’s there doesn’t compile with out 332 errors. (I might have the dev env setup flawed too.) So, I feel you possibly can get some debug PC model of this sport working when you put within the effort and realized the code base.”

The supply code additionally made its method to the subreddit r/GamingLeaksAndRumors, a well-liked Reddit discussion board for gaming gossip. People cheered the add, imagining all the probabilities with the OG Far Cry.

“Somebody will most likely raytrace it xD,” stated redditor epd666.

“Perhaps somebody can repair the hacking AI lmao,” redditor BaldingThor hoped.

“If doable, somebody use this to mod/remake 1-3 within the Far Cry 6 engine, please, and display to Ubisoft that it will be worthwhile to launch a 1-3 remaster/remake and the way cool it’d look if performed accurately,” begged redditor WutIzThizStuff.

“Can’t wait for somebody to port [this] on each console doable like Wii U, PSVita, 3DS and even Zeebo like Doom, Tremendous Mario 64, and OpenLara,” stated redditor MoonieSarito.

Kotaku reached out to Medeiros and Ubisoft for remark.

Far Cry isn’t the primary sport to have its supply code pop up on-line. Mortal Kombat II’s code was out there to earlier this yr till writer Warner Bros. Interactive Leisure pulled it offline. League of Legendscode additionally leaked this yr, with Riot Video games refusing to pay the blackmailer who threatened to add it. There’s additionally Half-Life 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s supply codes, each of which leaked years in the past. Whereas leaks are a bummer, this can be a boon for sport preservation, because it offers of us savvy sufficient to tinker with the code the flexibility to pull previous video games into trendy instances. And that’s cool shit.


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