Far Cry Japanese Version was released in 2004.
The Far Cry game available on GOG.com does not include Japanese, but the official patch includes Japanese data, which can be used to play the game in Japanese.
- 1. Extracting Japanese data
- 2. Applying Japanese data
- After applying Japanese Data
1. Extracting Japanese data
1.1 Download the official patch
1.2 Extracting Japanese data from a patch
The GOG version of Far Cry has already been patched, so even if you run the patch, it will be treated as already installed and force-quit halfway through. Therefore, you need to extract the Japanese data from the patch.
Use Universal Extractor 2 to extract the .MSI file from the patch, and use the standard Windows tool msiexec to extract the Japanese data from the .MSI file.
1.2.1 Extract the .MSI file from the patch
When you extract the file using Universal Extractor 2, you will find
Far Cry (Patch 1.4).msi in the extracted file. We will extract the Japanese data from this .msi file.
1.2.2 Extracting Japanese data from the .MSI file
MSI files are created by the Windows Installer included in the Windows SDK, and can be extracted using the msiexec included with Windows.
Run the following command in PowerShell to extract the .MSI file.
Start-Process msiexec -ArgumentList "/a `"Full path to Far Cry (Patch 1.4).msi`" targetdir=`"Full path to extracting folder`" /qn" -Wait
japanese2.pak are will be extracted to
.\program files\Ubisoft\Crytek\Far Cry\FCData\Localized\. There are the Japanese data.
2. Applying Japanese data
2.1 Copying movies folder
\FarCry\Languages\Movies\English\ in the same folder and rename it to
Japanese. Do not delete the
2.2 Creating a Japanese pak file
japanese.zip and extract it.
.\Languages\Fonts\ in the extracted folder.
Remove the read-only attribute from
.\Languages\Fonts\default.xml and edit and save it as follows:
// 2: <font path="languages/fonts/arialnb.ttf" w="512" h="512"/>
// 2: <font path="languages/fonts/msgothic.ttc" w="500" h="512"/>
After editing, don't forget to add a read-only attribute to
default.xml. Then, archive it the same folder hierarchy as
english.pak and rename the file to
2.3 Putting japanese data
Copy the Japanese data
2.4 Language settings
There are two ways to apply Japanese data.
2.4.1 Using system.cfg
If you have run the game even once, a configuration file called
system.cfg will have been generated in the
.\Far Cry\ folder.
Edit the g_language property as follows:
... g_language = "japanese" ...
save it, and launch the game to start with Japanese.
2.4.2 Using Far Cry 設定ツール
.\Far Cry\game.cfg and
.\Far Cry\Bin32\system.cfg if they have been generated.
.\Far Cry\Bin32\FarCry.exe. This should launch the "Far Cry 設定ツール" instead of the main game. This is because the configuration file doesn't exist.
You can select "日本語" from the "言語:" property.
Also, if you set the "照明の質" to "最高", it may crash on startup. The recommended setting is the "高".