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This is a weird engine. I started playing the game on a 60Hz monitor, but just switched back to my 120Hz monitor:

At 60Hz, with V-Sync and no frame cap (obviously the frame rate was still capped at 60fps), I got frequent stutter and hitching.
At 60Hz with V-Sync and a 60fps frame cap (Nvidia Inspector), I got occasional hitching.
At 120Hz with V-Sync and the 60fps frame cap, The hitching has been practically eliminated.

Now if only I could get rid of the camp fire/barrel fire stutter issue, the game would be pretty much stutter free.
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This is a weird engine.

Indeed. Gamebryo is right up there with X-Ray as well. 64 Hz bug is my bane. Also the version of the Crystal Dynamics Engine that is used in DX:HR. So much stuttering, even after trying all the fixes.
Edited by zinfinion - 8/26/12 at 6:48am
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GSC made all three games, each one just had a different publisher. CoP is actually much more open than SoC and CS, and it has the most explorable buildings by far. SoC was still my favorite game though.

Oh. Still though, I can't see how much more open CoP is, i try to go to Pripyat and there's this huge fence that i can't go over. Also the crash site 3 i think, took me a while until i realised i had to get to that guy to jump in the teleport thing. Also where's Chernobyl in CoP? SoC is the best...
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Also where's Chernobyl in CoP? SoC is the best...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Chernobyl was not the goal in CoP. The goal was to find out what happened to the choppers that were sent to investigate the Zone/Chernobyl. From a few places you should be able to see it in the distance on the horizon.

As far as straight forward story telling goes, I agree that SHoC is the best. Also it does feel rather larger/varied/more interesting, whereas CoP is basically two large bowls and the mostly empty Pripyat. Clear Sky meanwhile was good right until the end...
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Oh. Still though, I can't see how much more open CoP is, i try to go to Pripyat and there's this huge fence that i can't go over. Also the crash site 3 i think, took me a while until i realised i had to get to that guy to jump in the teleport thing. Also where's Chernobyl in CoP? SoC is the best...

CoP doesn't have narrow outdoor levels like the others, they're very wide and open and you can enter just about all of the buildings. Invisible walls/unclimbable fences are in all three games. There's plenty in SoC's Pripyat too, though I have to say SoC Pripyat is so much better. CoP also suffers from poor atmosphere due to horrible time of day settings, something SoC doesn't have. Try playing it with the Misery mod and you might be surprised (though I recommend waiting for Misery 2.0, it's almost ready).
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Indeed. Gamebryo is right up there with X-Ray as well. 64 Hz bug is my bane. Also the version of the Crystal Dynamics Engine that is used in DX:HR. So much stuttering, even after trying all the fixes.

Woah there, it might be bad, but it's not gamebryo bad.
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It's a real pity they cancelled STALKER 2. With the last game they finally worked out the major bugs and expanded the maps to what they should have been in the beginning. They did however downgrade the random encounters and the quality of the story.

Combined all the three STALKER games would have made one awesome STALKER 2.

This series was a diamond in the rough and we were just starting to see the shine when the plug was pulled out.
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Woah there, it might be bad, but it's not gamebryo bad.

I was only considering the stuttering in each of these. Which in all three is pretty weird as to why they stutter and what sometimes will, sometimes won't fix it. Comparing all aspects of the engines, X-Ray is far better than Gamebryo (FO3 and FO:NV anyways, haven't tried Skyrim) wink.gif
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It's a real pity they cancelled STALKER 2. With the last game they finally worked out the major bugs and expanded the maps to what they should have been in the beginning. They did however downgrade the random encounters and the quality of the story.
Combined all the three STALKER games would have made one awesome STALKER 2.
This series was a diamond in the rough and we were just starting to see the shine when the plug was pulled out.

The best game of the series comes out in a month (yes I meant to say game): http://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha
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Heh....just did it out of boredom
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