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Queef Richards

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#1 11 years ago

Yup, you've probably already heard of the $1.99 (or €1.389 for you europeeans) deal on steam for Shadow of Chernobyl. Well, not being able to pass up a good deal I bought it. Battlefront II also but that's not the point. The point is, I'm having major errors. First when I downloaded the game it gave me this crazy german error, which I searched up and fixed.

However, I can not figure out this one... after fixing the crazy german error, and starting the game, it loads, but its get to a small window in the center of the screen with the game's logo on it, and the console, then just sits there. It doesn't even get past that.

So I need help. What's the problem? Steam? Should I return and just buy the disc? I'm also having problems with Battlefront II so I'm not thinking the game is problematic here...




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#2 11 years ago

Can you see anything in the console?

Did you try Validating the files on Steam?

Did you update your videocard drivers?




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#3 11 years ago

1. yes

2. yes

3. Nvidia Geforce 6200 I updated it earlier last year and since it's such an old card I doubt they've released anything more for it.




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#4 11 years ago

Well could you please post the contents of "xray_user.log" located in "WinDrive:\Documents and Settings\All Users\documents\stalker-shoc\logs".

Also I would recommend getting a new video card considering it is quite dated.




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#5 11 years ago

Ok first, I am retarded. There were new drivers. I'm testing it out now. I'll give you feedback in a second.




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#6 11 years ago
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* Detected CPU: GenuineIntel P4 family, F15/M3/S3, 2992.00 mhz, 123-clk 'rdtsc' * CPU Features: RDTSC, MMX, SSE, SSE2

Initializing File System... using fs-ltx fsgame.ltx --found external arch mp_military_2.xdb0 FS: 30263 files cached, 5713Kb memory used. Init FileSystem 3.146519 sec 'xrCore' build 3188, Oct 26 2007

Initializing Engine... Executing config-script "user.ltx"... ! Cannot open script file [user.ltx] Starting INPUT device... Loading DLL: xrRender_R1.dll Loading DLL: xrGame.dll ! Unable to find InstallUserName entry in registry * [win32]: free[1999800 K], reserved[21576 K], committed[75712 K] * [ D3D ]: textures[0 K] * [x-ray]: crt heap[7533 K], process heap[2949 K], game lua[0 K], engine lua[0 K], render[0 K] * [x-ray]: economy: strings[1032 K], smem[0 K] Executing config-script "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\stalker shadow of chernobyl\gamedata\config\default_controls.ltx"... [c:\program files\steam\steamapps\common\stalker shadow of chernobyl\gamedata\config\default_controls.ltx] successfully loaded. Executing config-script "user.ltx"... ! Cannot open script file [user.ltx] SOUND: OpenAL: enumerate devices... SOUND: OpenAL: EnumerationExtension Present devices Generic Hardware SOUND: OpenAL: system default SndDevice name is Generic Hardware SOUND: OpenAL: default SndDevice name set to Generic Software SOUND: OpenAL: All available devices: 1. Generic Hardware, Spec Version 1.1 2. Generic Software, Spec Version 1.1 (default) SOUND: OpenAL: SelectBestDevice is Generic Software 1.1 SOUND: OpenAL: Required device: Generic Software. Created device: Generic Software. * sound: EAX 2.0 extension: absent * sound: EAX 2.0 deferred: absent * sound : cache: 32773 kb, 3805 lines, 8820 bpl Starting RENDER device... FATAL ERROR [error]Expression : hD3D9 [error]Function : CHW::CreateD3D [error]File : E:\stalker\sources\trunk\xr_3da\HW.cpp [error]Line : 80 Can't find 'd3d9.dll' Please install latest version of DirectX before running this program

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Fuckin urgggh. I have DirectX 9. Should I get 10? Does it work on XP?




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#7 11 years ago

I played stalker on my 6200 and xp no problems. I also had to do the increase page file size german error also. Try adding the command lines to a shortcut maybe. Try -gpu_nopure you will probably have to use it anyway for the graphics problem you might encounter. Look up other command lines maybe. Maybe changing the graphics settings in the user.ltx file will help you get into the game. Use windows to search for it. Or maybe the steam version you downloaded is corrupted. Maybe try starting it in dx8. http://www.tweakguides.com/STALKER_9.html xr3da.jpg picture by burger - Photobucket




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#8 11 years ago

Thank you all for helping but unfortunately, none of you guys' methods worked. I've contacted steam, with no reply as of yet... gg.




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#9 11 years ago

The error is due to an improper installation of DirectX. Just download the latest version of DirectX 9 and that should fix the problem.