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I just re installed it and went straight to 1.5.8 and still the game crashes on me at the same damn spot. lol this is exactly why my xbox 360 will be my best friend for life. Any other suggestions as to what may be causing this unfortunate problem.
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... Until it RROD's. Then your fixing skills, finely honed by fixing you computer will come in handy

I really don't know, it has no problem with the graphics or engine, only when you are in control. Maybe there's something funky with the controls which is making it crash. Small stuff like that shouldn't crash it, but the engine is pretty strange like that.

What peripherals do you have plugged in? Just a basic keyboard and mouse? If you have a joystick or something the program might be trying to use that, causing a crash? I don't really know, but it would make sense if it were control-related.
    
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I just re installed it and went straight to 1.5.8 and still the game crashes on me at the same damn spot. lol this is exactly why my xbox 360 will be my best friend for life. Any other suggestions as to what may be causing this unfortunate problem.
This game is a poor example of the fantastic support and games on the PC market.

Anywho, stalker clear sky is known to be one of the most buggy PC games of recent memory. Try different graphical settings also. Sometimes switching a setting solves your problems.
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Upgraded video drivers to 9.1

Works fine now.
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Nice work mate, glad you got it fixed!
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Upgraded video drivers to 9.1

Works fine now.
Yeah I was just about to suggest that.
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post #17 of 18
A few performance tips for ya, since that game is probably the most crushing on the gpu ever invented.

IMHO, it's worthwhile to at least try to get the game running in Enhanced Dynamic Lighting. To pull this off, try the following steps...

1) The opening camp is probably the toughest part, graphics-wise, so you'll get your worst performance there.
2) Don't even think about putting textures on max. This setting can easily eat up 700-800mg of VRAM, and you don't have that. Drop them down one notch, and you'll be looking at 1/2 that amount of vram used.
3) After you drop textures, next thing is to lower the settings in the dropdowns. Sun Rays, esp. are very crushing. I would put all three dropdowns to low or off, right off the bat.
4) AA only works in DX10, but in any case, you won't be able to turn it on, so don't.
5) If you're still kinda laggy, you can put shadows and view distance on medium for bump without sacrificing much in the way of visual quality.
6) You have to completely restart the game for new settings to take effect, regardless of whether the game warns you of this fact

If none of the above gets you good enough performance, give up on the enhanced dynamic lights and just go to regular dynamic lighting. If you've made the above changes, you should almost certainly find on FDL, you are golden afa frames goes.

Enjoy ... I thought that game is pretty great. Not as great as the SoC game, of course (you HAVE already played that one, right? If not, I would DEFINITELY play that one first!), but it's a good time, for sure.
    
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i have this game, havent installed it yet.
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