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  15:17:43  18 January 2012
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badboy09480
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Black screen on launch w/o sound

I launch the game, and I am faced with a black screen and no game sounds, I can only ctrl-alt-del out of this and then I get the error message "XR_3DA.exe has stopped working" and the game just hangs there still black, and I am unable to close it unless I restart the computer.
  15:23:35  18 January 2012
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Steelyglint
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Have you recently updated your graphics drivers?

If so, this can be a bit much for the game to handle - you might be trying to cram a Bugatti Veyron engine under the miniscule bonnet of your poor old SoC Model T.

The game is getting on a bit now and didn't really have future hardware advances coded in. Quite often a new update of graphics drivers can scare the crap out of the game and it will refuse to come out of its shell until you make things the way they used to be.

I think Strelok may be slightly technophobic.

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  14:44:30  19 January 2012
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badboy09480
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Have you recently updated your graphics drivers?

If so, this can be a bit much for the game to handle - you might be trying to cram a Bugatti Veyron engine under the miniscule bonnet of your poor old SoC Model T.

The game is getting on a bit now and didn't really have future hardware advances coded in. Quite often a new update of graphics drivers can scare the crap out of the game and it will refuse to come out of its shell until you make things the way they used to be.

I think Strelok may be slightly technophobic.

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I had the issue, and I just updated my graphic card drivers yesterday to try to fix it. Could graphics cards may be too advanced for the game?I only recently upgraded to the ATI Radeon 5800 series graphic card.
  14:55:18  19 January 2012
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Steelyglint
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If you updated AFTER you'd had the problem it can't have been caused by the drivers. Often a cure can be had for odd problems by rolling back to an earlier driver, but not in this case.

Do you have any mods installed?

Take a look at the crash log (shared documents/stalker call of pripyat/logs) and copy and paste the end bit here - from 'FATAL' on down to 'Stack Trace' - and there may be a clue in there.

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  15:33:16  19 January 2012
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badboy09480
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If you updated AFTER you'd had the problem it can't have been caused by the drivers. Often a cure can be had for odd problems by rolling back to an earlier driver, but not in this case.

Do you have any mods installed?

Take a look at the crash log (shared documents/stalker call of pripyat/logs) and copy and paste the end bit here - from 'FATAL' on down to 'Stack Trace' - and there may be a clue in there.

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there is nothing in "xray_robert" (robert is my computer user name).
and I haven't used mods.

There is nothing in "xray_robert" (robert is my computer username).
  23:53:40  24 January 2012
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NatVac
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How do you "launch" the game? Do you see the STALKER splash screen? Do you get to the main menu? Does it lock up when you attempt to select "New Game"? Are you using Steam?

You might want to try some command line parameters like "-nosound" and/or "-noprefetch", "-nointro" to see about getting around some of the possible failures to "launch".

See the Crash to Desktop sticky topic on more detailed info on your log file. It does sound like you have already found it and it is a zero-length file. It would also help if you followed the advice listed in that thread, like telling us what OS, video card, etc., etc.

It is possible you have an incompatibility that cannot be addressed without replacing something on your computer. You could try verifying your game cache if you have the Steam version, or try uninstalling, deleting all leftover files, and then reinstalling the game from the DVD.
  06:33:37  27 January 2012
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badboy09480
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I think I have found the problem, but not how to fix it...

It looks like my graphics card is the issue. I bought a disc copy of the game just today(I already have a steam copy) and during the installation, it said my radion HD 5800 graphics card couldn't run stalker.
  06:24:57  28 January 2012
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badboy09480
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I see the splash screen, and then the screen goes black,

my specs are - windows 7 64bit, radion 5870 graphics card, 6 gig ram, intel core i7 8X90 3.32ghz CPU
  11:54:05  13 April 2012
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NatVac
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If you are still having problems, take another look at your log file, usually here with a retail install:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\STALKER-SHOC\logs\xray_robert.log

Steam sometimes tries to store your related STALKER user data in _appdata_, a subdirectory in the STALKER installation directory under the Steam folder. The actual place where the game puts your user data is indicated by the first line in <STALKER_install_dir>\fsgame.ltx.

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