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I always found it peculiar how in CoP the graphics look like PoS, but then lighting strikes,
and they become amazing for a split second.

BTW do they have a mod like this for Clear Sky?
CS is the only STALKER that I havent played yet, cos I don't want to replay it again.

Go on this page & scroll down you will see images of all 3 games just click on the one you want

http://www.moddb.com/mods/call-of-pripyat-complete
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I always found it peculiar how in CoP the graphics look like PoS, but then lighting strikes,
and they become amazing for a split second.

Probably because the thing that x-ray does best is lighting and shadows. To this day I think the only game that does it significantly better is Metro, and that's a similar engine, only much newer.

I think x-ray (after SoC) does 'wet surfaces' pretty well, and the sun rays and ambient occlusion effects also look impressive to me. And I defy you to find a game with a better flashlight than the Stalker series ... the way it casts real-time shadows instead of just being a lit blob is second to none.

All in all, I don't think the graphics in Stalker, esp. CS and CoP, are POS at all. They aren't 'pretty' at all, but they do a great job of evoking the whole 'scene' and atmosphere of The Zone. I wouldn't want them to be any different ... well, maybe a bit better-looking character models would be nice.
    
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X-Ray Engine 1.6 Has Stopped Working ...

So ... everything was working fine w/the mod, but I died shortly after going to the first helicopter, and right before I died, my FPS dropped to like 1fps. Since then I've been trying to load the autosave from after examining the chopper ... but the game just sits there on the loading screen ... I waited for like 10 minutes just now, finally ctrl-alt-del then hit cancel, and the game crashed with the above message.

Anyone else seeing anything similar?

Edit:
Okay ... an update ... I can start a new game, and it works fine, just as before. But none of the saves I made from the 2 hours I played earlier today (this from a fresh start after installing the mod) will work except for the first one, "arrival at the skadovsk". Everything from 'strange glow source found' on appears to be corrupted.
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I've had "X-Ray Engine 1.6 Has Stopped Working" a few times frown.gif
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Same & now im getting a load issue where I have to go into "Task manager" and end process for the xray engine.

alot of times I try to load the game & nothing shows up at all.
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... x-ray does best is lighting and shadows....I think the only game that does it significantly better is Metro......ambient occlusion effects also look impressive to me. And I defy you to find a game with a better flashlight than the Stalker series ...

Spot on, straight down to the character models. I think the game, in the right weather and location, is just absolutely stunning. Metro looks more polished, but felt like a game. Stalker, although it sounds corny, feels like a real place.
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Same & now im getting a load issue where I have to go into "Task manager" and end process for the xray engine.

Are you guys waiting after you click load? It literally takes minutes before responding again (mouse, video, everything) but it loads every time for me. No save loading issues thankfully but I'm still investigating the choppers.

When I fired the game up, the intro dialog would skip ahead to the next page before saying the last couple words, drove me mad so I skipped it. There I was, 10 seconds into the game breaking the immersion. I restarted to see if it was my machine, and now the main menu resolution glitch is there. I know how to fix it, but I shouldn't have to.

I'm already very satisfied with the limited exploring I've done. the game looks great, the atmosphere is wonderful so far. I've noticed some tweaks that are welcome to the interface, etc.

But why has GSC not ironed out these nonsense bugs with the same project they've been working on for 8 years? It isn't going to kill me, but it feels lazy. I expected Pripyat to be a well oiled machine (in comparison to SoC/CS). That hope was shattered before I even saw my HUD. Maybe it really is overdue that they retire XRay and start from the ground up.

Edit - I shouldn't be so quick, this could be a Complete Mod issue.
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im getting this alot. I will click on the exe to start the game & then nothing comes up after that. The game does not start at all even waiting for 5 ish minutes. Then I go into my task manager & I see that Xray is running so I have to end process.

It doesnt do it all the time but yesterday it did do it around 4 times. I tried it today & it worked so i dont know.
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I just did this and it seems to run better smile.gif
But for how long IDK, as I stopped to post this biggrin.gif

Tips For optimized Cpu MultiCore:
Launch COP
Start a game
Alt tab
Set affinity xengine.exe to 1 core & press ok
then set affinity to 4 cores & press ok
Now xengine use 4 core smile.gif
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Hmm, think I will be starting the STALKER series as soon as I'm done with DS2.
 
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The mod definitely seems to be making bad file saves ... I can load up old saves from 6 months ago just fine, but any save I've actually created using the mod (after first going to skadovsk) all refuse to load ... x-ray crashes or the loading screen hangs forever.
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Hmm, think I will be starting the STALKER series as soon as I'm done with DS2.

I'll be going back to my (just recently begun) game of DS2 while they work out this bug, myself thumb.gif

However if you're just starting the Stalker series, the SoC Complete Mod is for sure where you want to start, and it's pretty much bug-free. I'm jealous of anyone who gets to play SoC for the first time ...
    
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