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In stalker call of pripyat, If i walk towards a set of buildings or a structure of some sort, i get really bad hdd load stutter. Is their a mod to force the map to preload such as shader warming like cod black ops?
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How long a stutter are we talking about here? Because all the Stalker games have always had a significant stuttering issue when you walk around outside in the game. Are we talking about more than a second of stutter ... because that's fairly normal?

AFAIK, as long as you haven't modded anything, the game does a lot of pre-caching as it is, don't know of a way to make it better. The only thing I think of is maybe somehow it doesn't work that well on SSD's (doesn't make a lot of sense, I know, but it's all I can think of offhand). You might try slapping an mechanical HD in there, throwing the game onto that drive, and seeing if the issue disappears?
    
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How long a stutter are we talking about here? Because all the Stalker games have always had a significant stuttering issue when you walk around outside in the game. Are we talking about more than a second of stutter ... because that's fairly normal?

AFAIK, as long as you haven't modded anything, the game does a lot of pre-caching as it is, don't know of a way to make it better. The only thing I think of is maybe somehow it doesn't work that well on SSD's (doesn't make a lot of sense, I know, but it's all I can think of offhand). You might try slapping an mechanical HD in there, throwing the game onto that drive, and seeing if the issue disappears?
The stuttering is a second and i get around 5 stutters per area load. Just wondering if i could find some way to get more in the vram now that i have 2GB. The SSD has helped, but not much for this game. It's the same with a mechanical hdd.
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RamDisk?

How to make a ramdrive in Windows 7

not even sure if that would fix it...seeing how the Stalker series is a grouping of stuttering twits.
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Ive installed a vision distance mod. It loads up 3 times more of the distance. The stutter is not as bad! Because more is being pre-loaded.
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I read a thread. it said, run steam in offline mode! Most of the stuttering whilst running in the map has gone. Am so happy. But ive got a tiny issue with the looks of the graphics. The overall quality goes up to maximum. Ive seen others with the "extreme" option in which i don't seem to have. In advanced menu, my sun rays only go up to high. Sun quality goes up to max high. SSAO goes up to very high via HDAO. Is HDAO the most demanding?

Am not sure if these settings look normal. Could someone boot up stalker cop and see what settings they can get? You may have to max it out, restart game, and more options will be availible to max out, restart game, more settings ect. If i should have Extreme option, why don't i get it?

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I read a thread. it said, run steam in offline mode! Most of the stuttering whilst running in the map has gone. Am so happy. But ive got a tiny issue with the looks of the graphics. The overall quality goes up to maximum. Ive seen others with the "extreme" option in which i don't seem to have. In advanced menu, my sun rays only go up to high. Sun quality goes up to max high. SSAO goes up to very high via HDAO. Is HDAO the most demanding?

Am not sure if these settings look normal. Could someone boot up stalker cop and see what settings they can get? You may have to max it out, restart game, and more options will be availible to max out, restart game, more settings ect. If i should have Extreme option, why don't i get it?

Thank you
Those in-game settings you describe are the normal 'highest available' options. The benchmark has a 'Ultra' setting, but not the game itself. Never seen an 'extreme' option. And although it's not 'official', I believe it's best to use HDAO with an ATI card, and HBAO with NV cards.
    
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