REVIVING THE ONLINE MULTIPLAYER
Mappack1 is a collection of 260 maps and you need to download and install them to join online sessions that use these maps. To install them, simply extract the content of Mappack1.rar anywhere into Document\My Games\Far Cry 2\. (The map files can be anywhere within that location, as the game scans the entire folder structure.) After that, you're ready to join and play on any server with 'Mappack1' in their name. (Note: if you're new to Far Cry 2 multiplayer, or you just found out that the online mode is working again, you also need to use a multiplayer patch first. Scroll down to read more information about it.) Mappack1 was created as a solution to playing on custom maps online, since the map sharing feature of the game is currently not working, and it may take some time until it gets fixed. It is intended for all players and hosts to share in common.
You're welcome to use these maps for your own sessions; the only thing asked is that you put 'Mappack1' and this website in the server's name, to make sure everyone, especially new players, understand at all times what they need to do. One simple format would be: '|Mappack1|FC2mp.com'. It should give you enough room for a unique server name, to be clearly distinguished from all the other servers. (See the picture below.)
Also, if you want to host a server with the maps regularly, please, refrain from using special characters to make your server to be on top of the match list. Let's share the game fairly.
Using the maps for your own sessions
map download fix - watch the video
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As the game is unable to download custom maps online automatically, players manually need to download and install them. To make this easy, players can download collections of custom maps here used on online servers. At the moment, due to the low number of players caused by a logging problem that affects many, there is only one temporary collection available. As the online mode recovers, the content here will be updated.
PLAYING ONLINE ON CUSTOM MAPS
A collection of 175 custom made maps that are currently meant to serve as an online map base. This is needed to be able play on the regular servers that use custom maps. Anyone can host using this collection as well as long as their matches are not password protected. It is considered to be a small temporary one, until the number of online players will make it practical to upgrade to a larger one to have a wider range of maps available.
FC2 online collection (temporary)
Size: 330 mb
To install maps, simply copy them anywhere within 'Document\My games\Far Cry 2\', preferably into a subfolder. They can be anywhere within this location, as the game scans the entire folder structure. If the game is open while this is done, restarting it is not needed.
How to install maps
The 'Fortunes Edition Expansion Pack' is needed for playing on some custom maps, as well as on the new 'Ubi' maps that are included in it. It adds extra contents to the game and while the Steam, Uplay and GOG versions all contain this, those who only have the DVD (or an ISO) version of the game, need to install this manually. If your game is this version, it is recommended that you install this too.
Fortunes Edition Expansion Pack for DVD installations
Note: if you have the Steam, Uplay or GOG version of the game, you already have the expansion pack installed and you can skip this part.
Size: 104 mb
Explanation about the online map download problem
The game was designed to download maps for the player automatically in more than one way. The map community server was created by Ubisoft to store maps that were published by their creators, that also provided a source for the game to obtain maps from. For unknown reasons, this recently stopped working and downloading from there is no longer possible. The other way is downloading the maps directly from the host server, (which would be the ideal way), software issues with the game however prevents this from working, and as of now, there is no solution online for maps to download automatically. The developers of the FC2MPPatcher have the intention to patch this problem as well, but it is not known when this update will arrive and it may take a long time. As downloading maps for all kinds of servers manually can be problematic, this page was created to make this easy for the time being. Due to the current loging problem, affecting many players, there is only one small temporary collection available. In the future, the plan is to release one large collection (by the name 'FC2Mappack1') to create a large map base for the online community, along with other smaller ones for special type of game modes.
A collection of 365 custom made maps that is serving as a general map base for the online playing community. It is a recommended download to all players and hosts. This collection is used by most of the regular servers and can also be freely used by anyone for their own (public) matches. (When hosting these maps, please, consider including 'mappack1' in your server's name. This will help new players understand they need to download this collection in order to join.)
Size: 724 mb
Video demonstration for installing maps
You can download the new online map
collection here once the servers are back
An online collection is coming soon.
Check back later to download it!