I've found the solution and compiled whatever is necessary to a pack. Here's the readme: **Stauffenbergs Stalker vista 32 bit "out of memory" fix**
The problem: Stalker crashes on vista 32 bit when played on high settings as there is not enough memmory available. This happens because vista 32bit can't address more than 2 GB of memory unless you use this tweak.
There's basicly two things that need to be done:
1.) The XR_3DA.exe needs to get a LARGEADDRESSAWARE header, as this is very complicated, the modified exe is contained in this pack for Version 1.0001. Version 1.0003 already comes with this part of the fix, so I strongly recommend upgrading stalker to the latest version.
2.) Now this is the important part! Go to Start/Accessories/run command prompt (the dos box thingy) and right click on the link, hit "Run as administrator" now copy and paste BCDEDIT /set increaseuserva 3072, hit enter and restart.
Now stalker and any other games that have this problem on vista (Gothic3, supreme commander, Vanguard, BF 2142 etc) should run as smooth and stable as you can ask for.
Hope this helps
If you have questions, feel free to contact me if necessary.You can also find me on the filefront forums as "[21Pz]Stauffenberg"
Thanks to Andy77 from the Nzone forums for finding this solution!
***IMPORTANT:I take no responsibility for any effects on your system or hardware, it's your own risk!***
And a tip from me, if you want a totaly new Stalker experience, try faiakes stalker mod, version 2.1 is currently available on filefront. It's as the game should have been!
You may not alter this pack without my permission You may submit this file to other websites, as long as the website provides this file for free You may not attempt to make any money with it, this is free and must stay free
I hope filefront will upload this in the next day, I've sent it in this morning. If you'r in a hurry, contact me on msn and get it from me^^ (attaching it wouldn't work for whatever reason)
i dont have VISTA yet (you all who have it... you got balls) i have a nice stable XP Home that i LOVE! i will wait a few years till Mr. Bill gets the bugs outa VISTA...
as far as runing outa memory (VISTA needs alot to run i hear) for XP i close all non important apps whenever i run ANY game. and i also like to run RAM Def XT, its a RAM Defragger VERY easy to use, free and easy to DL and install and use. |MG| Free Download - RAM Def 2.71 XTreme i personaly DLed this and installed it and its clean and works fine. hope it helps some
that does not help for vista as this OS needs around 500 MB memory and stalker needs more than 2 GB in total (actual ram+virtual page file). That's why this fix needs to be applied...
[COLOR=indigo]Ok here is another thing If you have more than 2GB use Windows Vista for games, but if you have less than 2GB use Windows XP for games, I think 1GB enough for any game and it will work pretty good on Windows XP besides what kind of VGA do you have?[/COLOR]
That's nonsense, you can use either systems with more or less than 2 GB as you can tweak both OS so they can use more than 2 GB of ram. The problem is rather that vista generally occupies some 500 MB while XP is happy with 200-300 (depending on what processes you run along), so games on a non tweaked vista run out of memory...
My specs: AMD AM2 X2 5200+ EVGA 8800 GTX KO ACS3 768 MB 2048 MB GSKILL DDR2 800 Xfi Extreme Musik 400 GB
this should be stickied as it is the solution for a problem many stalker players are looking for. And if then the dear stalker filefront admin would finally upload the 1 mb fix pack I sent in it would be perfect...
Can anyone provide the link for me? I can't find it anywhere on filefront yet. :(
Cause they didn't upload it yet! But you only need the pack if you want to run 1.0001 actually, for 1.0003 just follow the instructions above ;)
Hi all, i just got S.T.A.L.K.E.R and when i try to launch the game it says; (In german) that i need 2GB memory to play or something like that. But that S.T.A.L.K.E.R box says that it needs only 512mb RAM. And i have 1024mb RAM and i use RAM DEF XT too :( Help me what i have to do?? And this page says too that it needs 512mb RAM Gameplanet Store NZ - > S.T.A.L.K.E.R system requirements confirmed HERE IS THE PROBLEM:
AMD Athlon 3200+ 2.19GHz RAM 1024mb NVIDIA Ge-Force 6800gt golden sample (256mt) 160GB ROM Still 16GT on F:/ where the stalker is
HELP ME PLEASE
'[21PzStauffenberg;3677712']Cause they didn't upload it yet! But you only need the pack if you want to run 1.0001 actually, for 1.0003 just follow the instructions above ;)
Oh, sorry. But I still have a problem because I have windows XP instead of Vista...and it won't let me run as admin because I have no clue what the password is. Also, as far as I can remember you can't copy/paste anything into a command prompt. Maybe I'm just incredibly dumb but could you explain in lamen terms how I'm supposed to do the second step? Sorry again, lol.