Hey everybody, I noticed there was a forum for tech help. And boy do I need help. So, I bought the retail version of STALKER when it was released. When I first played on the retail, I was able to get pretty far on it. But I downloaded the first patch, and the savegames were ruined. However, when I continued to play, I'd play for roughly 3-4 minutes when everything would freeze up. My computer wouldn't respond to Ctrl+Alt+Del, or Alt+F4. So, I tried running the game in windowed mode, except this time, when I'd reach the part when it usually crashes, it just exited to the desktop, and very briefly a "Please wait" box came up, then dissappeared. Windows XP, Security pack 2. I have a AMD Sempron 3400+ Sapphire Radeon X1600 1 GB of ram. Any help would be appreciated, really. It seems to work fine on my laptop, which is a Dual Core Intel. I don't know if that makes any difference; So, I don't think its a defective copy.
Which version patch are you using?
I'm using the newest version, 1.0005. Or, 1.5. Whichever one is the newest one.
Is it just regular XP or XP pro? Stalker has bad issues with XP pro, Try reinstalling and Patch up first by 1.0001 then 1.0002 then 1.0003 then 1.0004 then 1.0005. Phew If none of that helps try shooting the disc,allways helps. :)
It's just the regular XP. I'll try doing the patching from 1.000 all the way up to 1.0005 respectively. I'll let you know of the results tommorow.
I patched the game up from 1.000 to 1.0005, and it still continues to freeze 3-5 minutes into the game.
Alright, I'll try to get everything patched up. I'll report back as soon as I've thorougly tested it. One thing I've noticed, is that when I brought the graphics from "Medium" down to "Low" the game seemed to last a bit longer this time, about 6-8 minutes. Not much of an improvement. Do you think thats graphics card related?
I downloaded some dr ivers, updated my card. It ran for about 25 minutes...then crashed again.
maybe you need to set the specs on low or go advanced and set stuff like object detail and npc flashlights off
Your graphics memory is probably too low. Like vengage said, go to Advanced in the graphics options menu and set everything low.