Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Future Solider cover.jpg
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Release dates
Windows
June 28, 2012
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Key points

Disadvantage Poor port with many bugs and issues that have not been fixed.[1] For example, if one wants to access the settings whilst in-game, one must quit to the main menu.[2] Furthermore, there are many problems with the game remembering remapped keys.[3]

General information

More information Official website
More information Ubisoft Forum
More information Ghost Recon Wiki - A wiki for the series
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svgAvailability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Uplay Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Information All versions require Uplay.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass Windows
Arctic Strike Windows
Raven Strike Windows
Khyber Strike Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Title Update 1.8 patch[edit]

The latest non-Steam patch is Title Update 1.8 which can be installed through the launcher or downloaded manually from Ubisoft's servers. The Steam version already has this patch.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier
Information Video settings can be changed by editing the default.cfg file[4]

Save game data location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible
Uplay Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg Anamorphic 16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed.[5]
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg Requires Title Update 1.4 or newer; install Title Update 1.8.
Ultra-widescreen Impossible WSGF Incomplete.svg Stretched[6]
Field of view (FOV) Impossible
Windowed Hackable Must edit config file, and cannot change resolution in-game.
Window is always on top, blocking other windows.
Borderless fullscreen windowed Impossible
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Unknown
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native Install the latest patch, then enable in-game Vsync to bypass FPS cap.[7]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Title Update 1.2 will lock the resolution to 720p.[8] Patching to Title Update 1.4 resolves a lot of video resolution problems, and enables the game to be played in most resolutions and in Eyefinity set ups.

Nvidia SLI Performance Increase[edit]

User r3mx_D has devised a performance increase setting for those using Nvidia cards in SLI mode to make full use of the second card in SLI. Without this setting, the second card is only utilised 0-1%.[9]

Using Nvidia Control Panel, one needs to apply settings to these exe files:

future soldier.exe and launcher.exe

And apply the setting:

Force alternate frame rendering 2

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native Bindings may not be remembered.[10]
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
Brazilian Portuguese Native Impossible Native
Danish Native Impossible Native
Dutch Native Impossible Native
French Native Native Native
German Native Native Native
Italian Native Native Native
Norwegian Native Impossible Native
Polish Native Impossible Native
Spanish Native Native Native
Swedish Native Impossible Native

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play Impossible
Online play Native 16
LAN co-op Impossible
Online co-op Native 4

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible
Self-hosting Native
Direct IP Impossible

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 80, 1001-1002, 2346
UDP (outbound) 10007, 15765, 24340, 24360

Issues unresolved[edit]

Steam Multiplayer[edit]

Any time you connect to a host with a different patch, you will be booted within 10–15 seconds of connecting. This is because the Steam version of the game is different to other multiplayer hosts or clients.[11]

Issues fixed[edit]

Mouse Won't Work[edit]

Whilst the keyboard and mouse may be selectable within the game menu, but does not work in the game. Uninstalling the drivers for any installed gamepads fixes for some people.[12]

Game does not go fullscreen correctly[edit]

Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier and edit default.cfg, change the resolution, save, then set the file to read only.

Mouse not clipping to the game window[edit]

Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Ubisoft\Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier and edit default.cfg; change fullscreen from True to False, save, then set the file to read only.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
Shader Model support 4
64-bit executable Impossible

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer PunkBuster, Quazal

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.2 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
AMD Phenom II X4 940
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
ATI Radeon HD 4650
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 4.0 support
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
ATI Radeon HD 5850
1 GB of VRAM

References

  1. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2768887
  2. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2769706
  3. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2769706
  4. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2769372
  5. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2768486
  6. Ghost recon future soldier stretched in 21:9 monitor - WSGF forums
  7. New 120Hz Games Report
  8. http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/686233-1-0-vs-1-2-UBI-screwed-up-LOW-RES!!!-locked-720p?p=8416968#post8416968
  9. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2769207
  10. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2769684
  11. http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/686229-All-steam-users-please-read-%28mp-connectivity%29
  12. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2769032