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  05:21:31  2 June 2007
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Darkness62
Monolith Interrogator
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On forum: 03/31/2007
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bolts where are they at? and i have a mouse use ?

in the game it says to throw bolts at the anomalies where do you find bolts at?????
mouse movement in this game sucks royally at least for me anyways when trying to aim the weapons and when scrolling back and forth inbetween them
anyone have suggestions for either or both thanks in advance

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Press #6 for bolts.

P.S. as for mouse movement I don't know what you are talking about.
  23:49:15  6 June 2007
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SoldierMorty
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On forum: 03/24/2007
 

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SoldierMorty
06/06/2007 23:49:53
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Odd graph problem.

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/428/sschamp060607185729mainnf4.jpg

I'm not sure what to qualify this as, but I think of it as a bug. How do I get rid of that graph? I simply open up STALKER and it's there for reasons unknown.
  06:13:15  7 June 2007
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Darkness62
Monolith Interrogator
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On forum: 03/31/2007
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Odd graph problem.

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/428/sschamp060607185729mainnf4.jpg

I'm not sure what to qualify this as, but I think of it as a bug. How do I get rid of that graph? I simply open up STALKER and it's there for reasons unknown.
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You have to edit your user.itx file and turn this rs_stats on to rs_stats off. Strange how it got turned on, to view it I had to turn it on myself in the user.itx.
  08:07:48  7 June 2007
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SoldierMorty
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On forum: 03/24/2007
Messages: 23
Eureka! Thanks much. And for how it mysteriously turned itself on, I'm just going to say "Vista."

:>
  19:01:35  7 June 2007
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staxontoplyon23
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On forum: 05/20/2007
Messages: 6
How to crash to desktop.

I just might have figured out how to crash to desktop rather than have to re-boot, I think it loads that bug squasher program but it fails to show that on the screen, and theres no mouse response since I suppose its still focused on the cross-hair. I've found that if I hit TAB, TAB, ENTER, I will blindly navigate to the invisible close button and go to desktop. I'd like some other people to try it and see if it works for them, I'm sure if you have that problem you will, I hate having to hard reset. (if I hit CTRL-ALT-DEL, I can navigate to the task manager, but for some reason cant navigate the task manager with mouse or keyboard to end Stalker) It might just be in the case of my particular crash right now...

I'm having the crash when you try to load the level after Army warehouses, the one with the brain scorcher, on the mission to destroy it. Its called red something. It locks up when the progress indicator says "loading CFORM," every time. I've tried static lighting, uninstalling float 32, I already have -noprefetch and the registry hack applied, (before that I had lockups like this every 5 minutes.) Oh, and I also have joined freedom by wiping out that duty sqad by the farmhouse, it still locked up after trying finishing that mission by talking to the main Freedom dude, I guess that might have nothing to do with it but I'm going to go try joining Duty instead, and then try skipping doing either.

Great game though, and amazingly better looking with float 32 and some user.ltx tweaks, have the devs considered rolling these into the next patch?
  20:21:31  11 June 2007
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Heinzfaust
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On forum: 04/07/2007
 

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06/11/2007 20:25:48
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Thanks for your post-Excellent solution for Vista

Anyway On_Target600 thanks for your links and post, the Fix you quoted works perfectly so far for my Vista install with this game and the value of the fix is that it's applicable to all games very easily. I hope others give it a try.

Cheers
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I second that! This solution seems to work perfect indeed. I immediately started playing Stalker as soon as I installed my new computer. It looks totally awesome on a high-end machine, but the F6 bug was driving me crazy.
Since I tried this solution Stalker hasn't crashed to desktop anymore. I can quicksave whenever I want. No more problems!! So many thanks for your contribution! (Also Thanks to the guy who wrote the german page!)`

I uploaded some pictures to show how nice the game looks on my new machine
The dynamic lighting effects are absolutely jaw-dropping....
[link]http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/2355/sshein060807212736l01esxd9.jpg[/link]
[link]http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/4935/sshein060907205446l01escp0.jpg[/link]
[link]http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/7964/sshein061107185853l01esrt0.jpg[/link]
[link]http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4773/sshein061107190146l01esfx8.jpg[/link]
  09:39:45  21 July 2007
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zydonk
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On forum: 06/02/2007
Messages: 7
Have you edited fsgame.ltx?

I've played STALKER under XP (AGP 6800) and Vista (PCIx 8800) with no probs until recently, when I began to get crashes (Esc, F6, and random). It started when I reinstalled Stalker after the AVG Obfustat stunt. The 3G mod helped, except that the game crashed when I hit Esc.

Problem was that I forget to edit fsgame.ltx after the install!

So, for what it's worth: if you are having crash probs and you use mods, check your fsgame file (in the main install folder). But I would recommend taking the trouble to make the 3G mod. It's not nearly as difficult as it looks. (Hard to understand why Vista has this memory limit when mobos routinely can take up to 32 gigs of RAM.)

btw I tried the no_prefetch angle. it worked but led to some serious stuttering when the set got crowded.
  14:38:17  4 August 2007
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gl25nn
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On forum: 07/07/2007
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Have you edited fsgame.ltx?

I've played STALKER under XP (AGP 6800) and Vista (PCIx 8800) with no probs until recently, when I began to get crashes (Esc, F6, and random). It started when I reinstalled Stalker after the AVG Obfustat stunt. The 3G mod helped, except that the game crashed when I hit Esc.

Problem was that I forget to edit fsgame.ltx after the install!

So, for what it's worth: if you are having crash probs and you use mods, check your fsgame file (in the main install folder). But I would recommend taking the trouble to make the 3G mod. It's not nearly as difficult as it looks. (Hard to understand why Vista has this memory limit when mobos routinely can take up to 32 gigs of RAM.)

btw I tried the no_prefetch angle. it worked but led to some serious stuttering when the set got crowded.
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The limit applies to 32 bit Windows (any version) which can only use up to 4GB RAM. This is roughly the max number you can represent with 32 bits (all ones), so an app, like a game, or Windows can't call on an address higher than that. 3GB fix extends the amount of space STALKER can use in pagefile and takes away what Windows normally assigns itself for a total of 4GB. 64 bit shouldn't have this problem because it can address astronomcal amounts of memory.
  08:45:34  14 August 2007
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connos
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On forum: 04/10/2007
 

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08/16/2007 7:24:52
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Microsof hotfix fo Vista

Microsoft released a hotfix for Vista that change how the WDDM handles its video memory management. Anandtech uses STALKER to benchmark the hotfix and it seems that it reduce the virtual address usage.


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Now the WDDM will not default to using its full memory management capabilities, and more importantly it will not be consuming virtual address space unless specifically told to by the application. This will significantly reduce the virtual address space usage of an application when video memory is the culprit, but at best it will only bring Vista down to the kind of virtual address space usage of XP.
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http://www.anandtech.com/systems/showdoc.aspx?i=3060

There is also a part1 and part2 articles that they explain in depth this situation and also explanations of how to check the virtual adrress space consumption by an application. I think that most of the crashes in STALKER with windows vista are due to the way vista manage the virtual address space. With patch 1.003(makes the game LARGEADDRESSAWARE) and an 64bit OS this problem can be eliminate.

[link]http://www.anandtech.com/gadgets/showdoc.aspx?i=3034[/link]
[link]http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3044[/link]
  11:39:35  25 August 2007
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UK_John
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On forum: 08/25/2007
Messages: 65

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Skybox Hall of Mirrors Effect (Duplicating Horizon Objects)

Skybox Hall of Mirrors Effect (Duplicating Horizon Objects) - for searching

For owners of GeForce 6 series cards, I highly recommend using drivers from Guru3D.com. The nVidia drivers have not yet been updated for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. on this series. In fact, nVidia hasn't upgraded their driver base for this series in years. Anyway, use the following links:

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1609 Windows XP 32bit Driver
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1602 Windows XP 64bit Driver
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1611 Vista 32bit Driver
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1612 Vista 64bit Driver

Install, BE SURE TO RESTART, and enjoy S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in Fullscreen mode on your GF6 Series card...
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That's exactly my problem and I was going to put an answer because I found the only fix for me was going back to 81.98 drivers! I am downloading from your link now - so thanks! Glad you put the right answer or I would have put the wrong one!
 
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