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I have Stalker: SOC and I haven't really gotten too far in it. I can't seem to find any other weapons lol. I've been running around with a silenced pistol for so long.. I would love an automatic of some sort! And it doesn't seem like I can buy any weapons in that first town unless i'm seriously missing something..
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You'd have to do a LOT in your first time in the Cordon to buy weapons. You must scrounge weapons and ammo. The Zone is not a friendly place.

Sidorovich actually has a 5.45 caliber Groza for sale before completing the first mission. But it's 20000 RU.

Here are my stashes. Maybe this will help you strive for the best.

Shadow of Chernobyl, stash kept in Rostok near 100 Rads.


Clear Sky.


Call of Pripyat stash in Pripyat. Top part.


Middle section of the same stash.


Bottom section of the same stash.


I have a stash in the Skadovsk (Zaton) and in the Yanov train station, just with leftover health items/food (Skadovsk) and ammo (Yanov).

Call of Pripyat stats at 3 months in. I know where the stashes are, I don't bother taking the junk.

Edited by boredgunner - 5/16/10 at 5:17pm
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How are your guys load times for this game, like when switching areas... It takes foreverrrrr to reload each area. I though it was a RAM problem but I have it installed on my work pc with 4gb quad core, ultra 8800 atm and the loads between areas still takes a while but not as bad as with my 6000+ rig...

Anyone know how to speed these up? It seems to be a lot of hard drive loading, textures and what not, I guess SSD would be the only solution? Kind of ruins the experience when you want to go to the next level and have to wait a minute or 2 loading.
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How are your guys load times for this game, like when switching areas... It takes foreverrrrr to reload each area. I though it was a RAM problem but I have it installed on my work pc with 4gb quad core, ultra 8800 atm and the loads between areas still takes a while but not as bad as with my 6000+ rig...

Anyone know how to speed these up? It seems to be a lot of hard drive loading, textures and what not, I guess SSD would be the only solution? Kind of ruins the experience when you want to go to the next level and have to wait a minute or 2 loading.
I recently reformatted my 500GB WD that has STALKER on it and once reinstalled its a lot quicker to load. Longest loading time is when I first load a save game after starting the game up. That said I'm using the Complete Mod on Clear Sky which probably helps to make things load faster.
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I recently reformatted my 500GB WD that has STALKER on it and once reinstalled its a lot quicker to load. Longest loading time is when I first load a save game after starting the game up. That said I'm using the Complete Mod on Clear Sky which probably helps to make things load faster.
Hmm, I haven't added any mods, also this is installed on a WD 750 black, around 200gig used. Meh I won't be playing it very much as I should be working anyways lol
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It is a HDD thing, Call of Pripyat takes almost 3 minutes to load a map when I first start it, but on my friend's system that has a SSD it takes less than 30 seconds.
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I've played SoC and Clear Sky, but I could never really get into them. It's just too easy to die for me...
    
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It is a HDD thing, Call of Pripyat takes almost 3 minutes to load a map when I first start it, but on my friend's system that has a SSD it takes less than 30 seconds.
That sucks, I have a Solid State, but it is only a boot drive, I have C.O.P. as well as all my other games on my 1TB RAID array and I have load times of <20 seconds normally. I find it strange that it takes yours so long... Might be something worse than a slow drive.
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I just recently started SoC and Im completely blown away with how awesome it is. Cant wait to play CS and CoP.
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I just recently started SoC and Im completely blown away with how awesome it is. Cant wait to play CS and CoP.
I just started SoC also (first time!) with the Complete 2009 mod. It was a bit tough at first but after my long trek to the Agroprom and looting a lot of military corpses I finally have some decent guns and armor. Loving the atmosphere in this game.
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