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  21:45:40  25 August 2007
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SxKiller
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On forum: 08/25/2007
Messages: 3

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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...

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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I have that probleme but with the 7series is it the same drivers n stuff?????
  22:13:02  25 August 2007
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gl25nn
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On forum: 07/07/2007
 

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gl25nn
08/25/2007 22:17:53
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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...

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!

I have that probleme but with the 7series is it the same drivers n stuff?????
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The drivers are published by Nvidia, if that's what you mean. It's explained in the link page that corresponds to your OS (XP, Vista?). Guru3D is very reputable and has a good forum that can help you with the driver issue. Even if the drivers are not WHQL'd by MS, WHQL is basically meaningless. There are many 9x.xx (and higher) drivers and you could try. I've been OK with 91.31 and 94.24 (7900GS) and use a free driver cleaner between changes gotten from that site's forum.
  20:00:33  6 September 2007
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Cuestickblues
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On forum: 09/05/2007
Messages: 3

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Possible solution to stutters and lockups

Disable Prefetching

It was asked in another thread that I make this information more readily available instead of scavenging through a 20 page thread, so here it is.

So, how do you disable prefetching?

Simple! I included some pictures for reference.




First, find your STALKER shortcut, and right click it. Click the properties tab, as seen here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/M0ldyM1lk/12312.jpg

Next, add the "-noprefetch" command to the target line.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/M0ldyM1lk/5633.jpg

You'll notice that I also have the "-nointro" command, which disables the THQ logos, etc upon startup and takes you right to the menu. After placing the command, click "Apply", then boot up Stalker.
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Amazing! I was just getting ready to d/l the patchs and read this post. Changed game play instantly. Stuttering almost compleatly gone.
Thanks for the post!!!!
  11:15:36  13 September 2007
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Undead Terminator
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On forum: 06/18/2007
Messages: 96

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Running in Windowed mode may fix crashes

I found this out a few days ago, and someone else posted a thread saying they'd found it too.

If you uncheck 'Fullscreen' in the view options so the game plays in a window it seems to make it much more stable. You can make the window the same size as the desktop and drag the taksbar off the bottom of the screen and it looks no different from playing fullscreen.

Since doing this, I've yet to have a crash after 4 days of solid playing. Previously I'd get a crash after about a minute of gameplay.
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Interesting, thanks, I'll give that a go!
  14:26:14  27 October 2007
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Chronos
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On forum: 04/10/2007
Messages: 136

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Possible solution to stutters and lockups

Disable Prefetching

It was asked in another thread that I make this information more readily available instead of scavenging through a 20 page thread, so here it is.

So, how do you disable prefetching?

Simple! I included some pictures for reference.

First, find your STALKER shortcut, and right click it. Click the properties tab, as seen here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/M0ldyM1lk/12312.jpg

Next, add the "-noprefetch" command to the target line.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/M0ldyM1lk/5633.jpg

You'll notice that I also have the "-nointro" command, which disables the THQ logos, etc upon startup and takes you right to the menu. After placing the command, click "Apply", then boot up Stalker.
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Man, thank you so much for that two parameters! It is so simple and
effective! You solved my problem!
  14:12:59  7 February 2008
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UpsilonCrux
(Novice)
 
On forum: 02/07/2008
Messages: 41
Player shadow issue

Hi guys, new to the forum, so here's a pre-emptive apology to anyone I may tick off.
Anyway, I've been playing SHOC for a while now, originally played vanilla, now I am playinh the OL Mod 1.2 for v1.0005.
I was just looking at a vid on Youtube where the Marked One has a shadow in first person mode.Just to clarify, I am running all settings at max, and an edited user.ltx, so Full Dynamic Lighting is enabled etc. All NPC's have dynamic shadows, as well as all the environments etc. So basically everything has shadows except for my player model in first person mode. I do have a shadow in 3rd person mode.
Note: While in 3rd person mode, I have a shadow generated by the sun, but also a shadow generated by any AI flashlights or indoor light sources.
I just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas?
The video in question can be found on youtube, search "Tough times in stalker" to find it, and you can see at 01:12 there is a player shadow projected onto the wall in front of the player, and also on the ground beneath the player at the start of the vid.
Thanks

Nvidia Geforce 8600 GTS 640MB
Intel Quad Core 2.4 GHz
  20:17:47  16 February 2008
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CrimsonEdge
(Senior)
 
On forum: 01/30/2008
Messages: 62

---QUOTATION---
Possible solution to stutters and lockups

Disable Prefetching

It was asked in another thread that I make this information more readily available instead of scavenging through a 20 page thread, so here it is.

So, how do you disable prefetching?

Simple! I included some pictures for reference.

First, find your STALKER shortcut, and right click it. Click the properties tab, as seen here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/M0ldyM1lk/12312.jpg

Next, add the "-noprefetch" command to the target line.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/M0ldyM1lk/5633.jpg

You'll notice that I also have the "-nointro" command, which disables the THQ logos, etc upon startup and takes you right to the menu. After placing the command, click "Apply", then boot up Stalker.
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I try to copy what you have exactly but it says something about the noprefetch thingy being wrong etc.... if it helps I didn't install to c drive... I've got it on an external
  17:31:34  18 February 2008
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drive_the_ive
(Novice)
 
On forum: 02/17/2008
Messages: 4
Problem: The game crashes to desktop when trying to load a save. (Happens to all the saves)

The game crashes randomly.

The game crashes after saving/quicksaving.


SOLUTION:

Deinstall the game, throw the CD away.

Simple.
  21:48:14  13 April 2008
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Pajopl
(Novice)
 
On forum: 04/13/2008
Messages: 1
long spawning time for items and NPCs

I have a problem with long long times for items in crates,stashes and NPCs etc.After i brake for example a crate i have to hang around for like 15 seconds and wait for the items inside to appear.Same with NPCs who can "spawn" in front of me.I know it's a problem with dual-core but setting the processor affinity doesn't solve the problem.Does Anyone know what to do please?
  09:43:53  26 May 2008
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RazorX
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On forum: 05/25/2008
Messages: 10
Yo, i have:
intel core duo inside 1.73 GHz
RAM 2GB
120GB HD
radeon xpress 1100 256 MB
windows xp home

can you tell me how to get some better FPS in some locations where theres a lot of ppl etc.?^^
 
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