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Gaming S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 19 Mar 2007.

  1. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    dude that isnt a bug, its supposed to be like that
    you try sprinting like a crab and see how far you get :p
     
  2. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    BioSniper Minimodder

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    Ok, in my eyes its flawed game play, how many other games wont actually let you run diagonally?
    I'm sorry to all you lovers of the game out there but its really fundamentally flawed and really doesn't deserve the hype it's been receiving.
    There are many other games out there that do a similar style of play far better. Oblivion is one of those. It's by far more polished.

    Really, this game deserves no more than 6/10.

    I guess each to his own at the end of the day. I just can't stand to play games that (to me) just feel so unbeliveably broken.
     
  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Running while strafing doesn't work... in real life that is. So what's your problem with not being able to do it in a game? If the guns had no recoil everybody'd scream "Unrealistic piece of crap!" but if they include something realistic that just keeps you from running sideways it sucks? Yea, sure. You have a mouse, move it and you'll turn in the direction you want to run. And no, shooting while strafing/running isn't all that realistic so no prob there... at least for me.

    I think it's always good to get a game as realistic as possible as long as it doesn't hurt game play. And this feature/bug does not IMHO.
     
  5. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    i know i've played some but i cant remember which :hehe:

    quake may let you sprint sideways and backwards but quake also lets you rocket jump, stalker is somewhat more realistic than that ;)

    i agree, it doesnt deserve the hype, but tbh im sufficiently cynical that when i play a game thats been hyped this much i always assume the worst and so was pleasantly suprised when it turned out to be a good game :p
    not great but definately not bad either

    oblivion may be more polished, but oblivion is swords and magic, stalker is guns and radiactive widgets
    much more fun :p
     
  6. Vash-HT

    Vash-HT What's a Dremel?

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    That's kinda funny, because in my eyes Oblivion deserves a 6/10, and its hyped far more than STALKER is. The gameplay in Oblivion is weak at best, the melee fighting is pathetically simple and so easy to exploit its ridiculous.

    Also you mention in one of your previous posts you can't tell when you get hit, but in mine hit indicators pop up all over the place so I don't know what you're talking about. As for UI's, the UI in oblivion was terribly ported console menu, they could have done a lot better than that. And you can't argue that mods fixed it either, because you can't compare user mods to a unmodded game.
     
  7. Darth Joules

    Darth Joules Minimodder

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    Anyone running STALKER at high resolutions (1960x1200), max settings with a couple of 8800s in SLI? Would like to to know what the FPS is with such a setup. :confused:
     
  8. orb

    orb satisfying.

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    I'm playing it at 1920x1200 on a e6600 and a 1x8800gtx, getting about 30-40 most areas apart from in the dungeons where theres lots of shadows and lighting differences,
     
  9. neillyb

    neillyb What's a Dremel?

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    This game is harded than a porn star in heat. I doubt I'm more than 2% into the game and I'm quitting out of sheer frustration.

    "Traverse the railway bridge!" it says; ok, says I. I try to go through, I get my arse handed to me by the military. One load later, I try going around them... success! I make it to the other side, only to be eaten by radioactive pig things. One load later, I make it further than the pig things... and I die. I don't even know how or why.

    THIS GAME AERGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
     
  10. sam.g.taylor

    sam.g.taylor Apparently I'm Greg Kinnear

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    When I installed it, the difficulty in the options menu was on set on Master. Check that. I know, I nearly gave up too.
    Understandable.

    I'm running on Med settings, 10x7 on my 7600GT, and mostly the framerate is smooth->acceptable (interior scenes are the worst, especially in the Arena)

    Sometimes with these games I find myself being pulled along on all different tangental missions... hopefully I'll get out of the area I'm in soon and can just explore (although the fences in certain areas are puzzling - free roaming? IDK...)
    So far I'd give it 7.5/10.
     
  11. OtakuHawk

    OtakuHawk What's a Dremel?

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    the learning curve is quite difficult on this game.


    be sure and use "[" and "]" for medkits and bandages in the middle of battles.
     
  12. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    IMHO, difficult learning curve is a good thing.. The game is nice and HARD!!
    what about "quick-save"..? I don't see an option, need to experiment with F5 or F6... but nothing in the STALK-reference quick-keys about qs...
    an oversight on a game in development years... For-Shame!!
    I will play some guitar
    [​IMG]
    and wait for the patch.. :p
     
  13. orb

    orb satisfying.

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    F6 = quicksave
    F7 = quickload
     
  14. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    look in the control section of the options screen :p

    took me a couple of goes to shoot my way through the military guys on the train embankment, cos they shot some other stalker first and i pinched his AK :D

    the game is quite infuriating at the beginning because you only have access to the really ****** guns
    later on you get good guns that are actually vaguely accurate :p
     
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    I was going to add that... they're not listed in the manual or in the keyboard setup as far as I could see. Now that I know about QS/QL I use them constantly... you really need to!

    I did have one strange occurrence when reloading a quick save...
    on the mission to kill the tower sniper at the Freedom base.

    I killed him and headed back to Skull to claim my reward. He then told me to kill the other 3 snipers while they blew up the wall and attacked. So I went off to do that, and then headed over to kill the leader. Unfortunately in the middle of the fire-fight Skull got shot and I had to give him a first aid kit. This must've messed up the scripting as I could not complete the mission, and Skull forgot I was actually doing one for him. So I reloaded my last (quick) save.

    It was perfectly normal when I saved it (just before killing the first sniper), but when I reloaded, everyone was running around on high alert (with their guns out), and as I ran back to Skull for my reward, Freedom bandits were heading that way too for a battle at the farm. The first time I tried it the battle was already under way and Skull seemed to forget I was on a mission for him (again!), so I had to reload and try again and although the bandits were still heading that way I had to run past them as fast as I could to get to Skull before they did. Very odd! I then was able to complete the rest of the mission - making sure Skull did not die this time!

    Other than that... and the odd pauses I've started to get while running along (presumably when my [getting crappier by the second] PC has to draw the stuff in the distance) I am absolutely loving this game and having the bejesus scared out of me while something attacks me in the dark. :thumb:
     
  16. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    Sounds like a real fun game. My Special Edition just arrived today (ye thanks Play, I only pre-ordered it in May 06!! :wallbash: ), so I'll be firing it up and seeing what's what

    Anyone playing it on Vista?
     
  17. JesterQ

    JesterQ What's a Dremel?

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    doesn't [sorry didn't work on vista ultimate x64 - plus seen a tread on here with others with the same problem] for me. Would load and then all you get is the sky background, you can move and intereact but no wall's / char's etc.

    Apparently it's a bug with vista and will need a patch .. hence just done a dual booted to xp x64.

    :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash: Vista.
     
  18. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    Ah well just glad I can dual boot :D
     
  19. OtakuHawk

    OtakuHawk What's a Dremel?

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    happens to me too. 3800+X2 2gb, 7800GTX. med, 1200x1600.
    I thought it happened when it started spawning random enemies (dogs, wolves, raiders) around you. stupid "endless streams o' bandits" i'm running low on 9x19.

    and how do you kill that brain-melting demon in the sewer beneath the military base exit???
    my game seems to just repeat the script where he shoots his thing, then the camera zooms in on him. over and over. impossible for me to get a shot off w'/out getting my brain bled out me ears.
     
  20. Carbon_Arc

    Carbon_Arc What's a Dremel?

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    I seem to have it running nice, X1950 pro, X2 4400+,High, 1440x900. fraps says it doing mid to high 30 fps, but it feels much smoother than that.

    I'm impressed with the game, the atmosphere is fantastic, after surviving the first night and some close encounters with a monster or two in some dark basements it was a relief to see the sunrise in the morning, I could almost feel the warmth on my face.

    I think my adivce to those who are playing the early part of the game and may be getting fed up or frustrated would be to persevere. It gets better and better as you progress and find better weapons. By the time you reach the area around the 100 Rads Bar it's pretty damn good, and the tasks to do become a bit more varied.

    There is a guy in the 100 Rads Bar that sells information who said he had info on the brain monster thing. I didn't buy that info off him, but i guess that is a place to start if you are getting stuck there.
     
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