Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier cover
Developers
Ubisoft Romania
Ubisoft Paris
Red Storm Entertainment
Windows Ubisoft Ukraine
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
YETI
Release dates
Windows June 28, 2012
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 2012
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Key points

Poor port with many bugs, unresolved issues, and very bad performance.[1]
Game has issues remembering remapped keys.[2]
Settings can only be accessed via the main menu.[2]

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Gamesplanet Deluxe Edition is also available.
Steam Deluxe Edition is also available.
Uplay (US/Canada) Deluxe Edition is also available.
All versions require Uplay DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass
Arctic Strike
Raven Strike
Khyber Strike

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete SPL_ESRB_UBI_CLANCY.bik, SPL_Intro_Trailer.bik and SPL_RSE_Logo_fade.bik in <path-to-game>\Video[3]

Patches[edit]

Patches[citation needed]
  • If the games is purchased as a retail DVD, is most likely version 1.0. In this case, all the update patches have to be applied one by one. The official Ubisoft link to the updates is here.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:9; other aspect ratios are letterboxed.[5]
Multi-monitor
Requires Title Update 1.4 or newer; install Title Update 1.8.
Ultra-widescreen
Stretched[6]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Must edit config file, and cannot change resolution in-game.
Window is always on top, blocking other windows.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Install the latest patch, then enable in-game Vsync to bypass FPS cap.[7]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Patch to Title Update 1.4[citation needed]
Title Update 1.2 will lock the resolution to 720p.[8]
This fix resolves a lot of video resolution problems and enables the game to be played in most resolutions and in Eyefinity setups.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Bindings may not be remembered.[9] Drone movement and zoom controls permanently bound to WASD and spacebar.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
16 Versus, Co-op
Co-op: 4 players.

Connection types

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]

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

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't connect to Co-op games[edit]

Instructions[11]
  • Check that no other network adapters are enabled. Adapters such as VPN, VirtualBox, and others may cause conflict.
  • In the event that multiple are present, disable all but the one your intend to use.
  • Alternatively, change the priority for the network adapter.

Mouse Won't Work[edit]

Keyboard and mouse may be selectable within the game menu but do not work in-game.
Uninstall the drivers for any installed gamepads[12]

Game does not go fullscreen correctly[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit default.cfg.
  3. Change the resolution.
  4. Save, then set the file to read only.

Mouse not clipping to the game window[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Edit default.cfg.
  3. Change fullscreen from True to False
  4. Save, then then set the file to read only.

Poor performance[edit]

Disable Ambient Occlusion in graphics options[citation needed]
Due to poor optimization, the effect is extraordinarily resource-intensive.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

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. not optimized for PC or even ready to be released yet. - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  2. 2.0 2.1 can't change options at the pause menu??? - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  3. GRFS Startup Intro - How to remove? - Forums
  4. Click Play, screen goes black but game still runs - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  5. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Won't fill the whole screen in 1080p - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  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. "interact" problem in Future Soldier - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  10. http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/686229-All-steam-users-please-read-%28mp-connectivity%29
  11. http://steamcommunity.com/app/212630/discussions/0/810921273843445816/#p4
  12. MOUSE won't work - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)