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Windows STALKER

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by pranks7er, 17 May 2007.

  1. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    can i play stalker on a geforce 7600gt 256mb

    1gb ram

    amd 3800x2 Processor,

    or will i need better card to play it at high settings
     
  2. Guest-16

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    I can play "high" on a 7900GS with E6700, but not full dynamic lighting until I popped in an 8800. A 7600GT might be a little more restrictive but you'll still be able to find a happy medium somewhere and still get a very good gaming experience, it's just a ****ton more visually stunning with everything on superuber ;)

    EDIT: 1GB of ram might kill you, mind. Make sure you patch it up BEFORE you play.
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Agreed on the 1GB of RAM Bindi - with 1GB I couldn't even run 1280*1024 smoothly with basically any niceities on, with 2GB, it's 1600*1200 with full lighting and a few more things turned up. :D
     
  4. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    I can run with most things medium to high on a 7900GT, but I have to put it on static lighting to get anything close to a playable framerate. If I wanted to put on dynamic lighting I'd have to lower my other settings so much so that the game would just look worse.

    I so love dynamic lighting though. Makes the game, really.
     
  5. ethanator

    ethanator Waste not want not

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    I dont no why everyone is having such a problem running this game.

    I am running it with a 7600GT 1gb of ram and e6400 at high settings static lighting at around 90-100 fps (over 200 fps in some spots and the occasional drop to 70) at 1400 x 1050

    very playable
     
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  6. Guest-16

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    Yea, static lighting though :/

    That's still a good frame rate mind.

    OT: I managed to complete STALKER with all the major endings on the weekend \o/
     
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  7. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    This little mod improved the game's smoothness considerably for me:
    Float32 Mod Link

    It's an optimization of most of the environment shaders in the game which claims to improve performance and visuals.

    The changes to the visuals are a matter of taste - I like the changes but not everyone will.
    The change in performance seems to be hardware dependent, and doesn't seem to show as a straight increase in frame-rate for most people, but as a reduction of overall stuttering in the game.
    In my case, the frame-rate did, however, go up (by about 10-20 fps depending on the area) and stuttering became almost non-existent on the following system:
    A64 3500+ @ 2.5Ghz
    1Gb DDR1
    Single 7900GT 256MB @ 530/1450

    at settings: 1024x768, r2_aa 1, 75% most settings, full dynamic lighting

    I'm running it now on my new C2D system (E6600 @ 2.8, 2gb DDR2, SLI'd 7900GTs) and it's as smooth as butter in 1280x960 (19" CRT) with all settings at the maximum, including Full dynamic lighting, while using the "r2_aa 1" setting in the console (since normal AA does not work in Stalker).

    The article on tweakguides.com is also quite helpful when trying to improve Stalker performance.


    Hope that helps someone. :thumb:
     
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  8. Guest-23315

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    I'm here with..::

    X2 4400 @ FX-60
    1Gb
    X800XL

    and on 1280 x 1024 its pretty buggy but I can still play on full settings (bar the dinamic lighting) However, Q6600, 4Gb and an 8800 GTX is something else..:D
     
  9. bllt2bnry

    bllt2bnry What's a Dremel?

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    Is this game very scary, out of interest?
     
  10. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Well that one's a little bit subjective, since some people scare more easily than others.. I found 2 areas of the game to be quite spooky, X16 and X18, two abandoned labs in the Zone, but I wouldn't consider them scary.
    It can be scary when wandering in Bloodsucker territory, what with their nasty habit of turning invisible, leaving you to try and track a pair of glowing eyes sprinting at you murderously.. but that's about the extent of it, I think.
     
  11. Guest-16

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    I did jump out of my seat on a few occasions, but they weren't scripted events or anything like FEAR. If you play with headphones on, turned up and in the dark it can make you jump.

    My house mates were laughing their ass off at me cause I'd be shouting at the monitor (I can't hear myself) all sort of swear words and "HOLY ****NIG **** GET THE **** OFF!" "WTF WAS THAT!?!" "RUN!! ****ING RUNNN!!" etc
     
  12. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Ya gotta love really getting into the game! :hehe:
     
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