Hello and welcome, Sorry I can't help you with the issue but if you just like to roam the zone try the Call of Chernobyl mod that is freeplay from the start and includes all the maps from SOC, CS and COP as well as several others.
Hello. I like all Stalker games. Now it's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat in russian language. I have passed perhaps all missions, I have found all secrets and I have weared almost all armors. Now I'm walking with exoskeleton. Stalkers also look better with exoskeletons and good armors. I have refused to fly(leave town using helicopters (mission)) from Prypiat on the final mission. The game was working fine many months. I've spend a lot of time unrevealing many special things. But now when I play, there are attrocious loading pauses. Such loading pauses are common, but now too much. Longer ago it was not so crucial but shorter. I don't have any mod. I'm using the stalker call of prypiat version 1.6.00 Right now the game enters a huge loading pause when I approach broken ship in Zaton - Skadovsk. Game doesn't continue action smoothly but closes the game and report me error which I saved: [link]http://www.mediafire.com/download/wb499fk9ga90ke6/XRayEngine_error_report_151021-143841.zip[/link]
The game also crashes when I'm in Skadovsk ship and the "atomic ejection reaches its final state - kills all alive creatures". For computer it is very hard to render all actions during the ejection, but in special places it also crash. Longer ago it was not the case. I hope that it is possible to do something. I have the save before "crash or not crash - just closing".
But hell, - I really want to go for artifacts. It's like searching for mushrooms in forests.