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  14:29:53  20 March 2007
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Black_Daemon4u
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Stalker is Dx9.0 only? Black menu screen with radeon 9000 pro

I had a bad filing since de multyplaier version witch had the same problem.... in the menu the screen is black and i can only hear music. Well why did they tell that the game has dx 8 support? A lot of good games ran on my card.. with mediumhigh settings at 30-60 fps's...HL2 Far Cry, Fear.. Ut2004 splinter cell3 etc, i've expected bether support from this game. I wanted to play this so much...but it;s just a waste of money and no promised hardware support

Video Card...Radeon 9000 pro catalyst 6.5 driver
  15:08:29  20 March 2007
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bobothecat
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Stalker is Dx9.0 only? Black menu screen with radeon 9000 pro

I had a bad filing since de multyplaier version witch had the same problem.... in the menu the screen is black and i can only hear music. Well why did they tell that the game has dx 8 support? A lot of good games ran on my card.. with mediumhigh settings at 30-60 fps's...HL2 Far Cry, Fear.. Ut2004 splinter cell3 etc, i've expected bether support from this game. I wanted to play this so much...but it;s just a waste of money and no promised hardware support

Video Card...Radeon 9000 pro catalyst 6.5 driver
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Well, I don't know about the menu screen but the engine has the static lighting setting, effectivly making it DX8. It should at least load, and I'm thinking that the blank menu screen is probably caused by something else - don't have a clue what though. Thet do say the 9600 pro is the minimum ati card for running it though. When you install does it give you the all clear after inspecting your system? If so, it really should at least load.

Best of luck with it, maybe it'll just need the patch to get it working.
  15:14:05  20 March 2007
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Black_Daemon4u
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Thanks, no it gave me with red at video card, but what's te point if they sad that it support dx 8. Radeon 9600 is a dx9.0 card...so donn't know what to do. The only thing visible in menu is the mouse...and that's all. I mean....i don;t think the menu uses ps2.0 features no? )...shoud work one way or another. But maybe i am luky and someone will help me.

Thanks once again!!!
  23:20:44  20 March 2007
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Infestdead
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Thanks, no it gave me with red at video card, but what's te point if they sad that it support dx 8. Radeon 9600 is a dx9.0 card...so donn't know what to do. The only thing visible in menu is the mouse...and that's all. I mean....i don;t think the menu uses ps2.0 features no? )...shoud work one way or another. But maybe i am luky and someone will help me.

Thanks once again!!!
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I have the same problem with my 9000 (friend has 9200 - also the same) we are running latest omega drivers that still have support for our cards.

Managed to enter "new game" by randomly clicking right part of screen, you can run 3dAnalyze software, it can override pixelshader detection and mess things up but hey, at least selectable areas become visible. But the story doesn't end here, once in game (apart from appearing dissapearing triangles and models) once you go outside you get blank screen made of brown and gray variation - only by looking down, crouching and hiding behind some fence i managed to get any visibility... I suspect it's caused by sun, hdr or any other outside effect (radiation lol) Modifying user.ltx didn't help at all... Any suggestions?
  10:03:44  21 March 2007
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Black_Daemon4u
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I have the same problem with my 9000 (friend has 9200 - also the same) we are running latest omega drivers that still have support for our cards.

Managed to enter "new game" by randomly clicking right part of screen, you can run 3dAnalyze software, it can override pixelshader detection and mess things up but hey, at least selectable areas become visible. But the story doesn't end here, once in game (apart from appearing dissapearing triangles and models) once you go outside you get blank screen made of brown and gray variation - only by looking down, crouching and hiding behind some fence i managed to get any visibility... I suspect it's caused by sun, hdr or any other outside effect (radiation lol) Modifying user.ltx didn't help at all... Any suggestions?
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Hy. Tanhk you for anwering, well i had the same problem with the multyplaier versions but i tought that the final version will be much bether in terms of support. I mean thy totally ignored dx 8.0 support even if the game is not one of the best looking like Splinter Cell 3-4 and fear, but those game run good on dx 8.0 cards with very good graphics while stalker dosen't run at all. Don't know even if i enter the game, the graphics stiil look weird as you said, and in other versions i had an error in the log about to many lightamps / maps textures, maybe that is the problem in the final to. Hope seomebody finds a fix for this becose it is really unfair for a decent game to not ofer a vide video card support. An one more thing if you loke in to the readme you'l see that the game support directx8.0 starting from radeon 9600 and fx 5700, whell those cards are dx 9.0 cards !!! That's all...please try to serch on the web from some fixex or answers i will do the same and maybe we can fix this somehow.
  22:00:10  21 March 2007
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soft_haxorz
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Stalker is Dx9.0 only? Black menu screen with radeon 9000 pro

I had a bad filing since de multyplaier version witch had the same problem.... in the menu the screen is black and i can only hear music. Well why did they tell that the game has dx 8 support? A lot of good games ran on my card.. with mediumhigh settings at 30-60 fps's...HL2 Far Cry, Fear.. Ut2004 splinter cell3 etc, i've expected bether support from this game. I wanted to play this so much...but it;s just a waste of money and no promised hardware support

Video Card...Radeon 9000 pro catalyst 6.5 driver
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I had the exact same problem as you, and found the way to fix it. You have to download 3d Analyze and run stalker through it with "force max pixel shader version 1.1" checked off. The game should then run fine. You may get graphical artifacts, but i believe that is from the graphics card.
  22:33:39  21 March 2007
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Don Reba
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Your card does not meet the minimum requirements. Not even for DirectX 8.
  10:11:41  22 March 2007
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Black_Daemon4u
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Your card does not meet the minimum requirements. Not even for DirectX 8.
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Are you shure my card does not support DX8.0? ... Then what Dx is Ps 1.4 and Vs 1.1 ? plus bump mapping etc? Dx 8.0 means PS 1.1, and Dx 9.0 Ps 2.0 - 3.0.... Dx 10 Ps 4.0. This card the R9000 pro whas top of the line some years ago.... its pixel shader was 2x bether than geforce titanium 4.600 even if the cost was 4 times grater. 5 years graphics card wich stiil playes games at good framerates and medium/high settings... this card can even smoke an 6200 at dx 8.0 level !

soft_haxorz ..thanks, can you run stalker without textures mising or black screens in game with 3d analyzer?.
  17:04:32  22 March 2007
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Don Reba
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The minimum requirements call for 256 MB of video memory. Radeon 9000 Pro performs roughly at the level of Geforce 3 Ti 200. It is overly presumptious to expect any modern game to run on it.
 
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