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    Post by Yarxov on Mon May 28, 2012 1:01 am

    I've been looking at the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of pripyat and was wondering if it was worth buying?


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    Re: Stalker,,,

    Post by Jorund on Mon May 28, 2012 1:25 am

    NO. DON'T BUY IT.

    Sorry in my vehemence but I bought it expecting fun stuff and was extremely disappointed.
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    Re: Stalker,,,

    Post by Yarxov on Mon May 28, 2012 4:40 am

    Were u expecting something like Metro 2033? (just got that, AWESOME)

    If its any help i love Fallout, Metro 2033, RPGs, apocalypse themes.


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    Re: Stalker,,,

    Post by Zechk on Mon May 28, 2012 4:53 am

    Sorry Jor, I totally disagree. Shadow of Chernobyl and Call of Pripyat are both stunning, distopian games of complete win. Nothing I have ever played captures the feeling of being a scavanger desperately trying to survive in a blasted wasteland like stalker. From wandering around trying to fend of packs of mutant dogs with nothing but a rusty sawn off and a pair of jeans, to creeping through a toxic swamp with a full environment suit hunting invisible mutants that can tare your head off in abut two seconds with your heart gently pounding away. It's like playing a much more lethal version of 'The Road' by Cormac Mccarthy

    They are also the only games which have ever actually made me a bit scared of what's ahead. I even leapt out of my seat shrieking the first time I met a bloodsucker.

    Sadly Clear Sky was a bit lame, it had a rather rubbish faction system which really didn't work well.

    The only thing I would advise you to do is install the 'Complete' mod (one available for each game) released by a chap called ArtistPavel http://artistpavel.blogspot.co.uk/. These TRANSFORM the game. He basically grabbed all of the improved graphics mods and fan/official patches (Stalker was a buggy mess at release in every incarnation) and combined them all into one easy to use package. It doesnt change the mechanics of the game, it just layers on big handfuls of atmosphere and awesome and makes even the original look like a pretty modern game.

    TL,DR: Stalker is total win (apart from Clear Sky) with the 'complete pack' mod.


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    Post by Yarxov on Mon May 28, 2012 5:34 am

    Thanks Zechk, do you know if theres another one coming out soon? If its not too far off i might wait for a new one.


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    Re: Stalker,,,

    Post by KomradDakka on Mon May 28, 2012 12:24 pm

    WHAT ARE YOU WAIT FOR STALKER? I SAID COME IN!


    This game ******* rules dude. its much like dark souls, as it will have you pretty challenged.

    Personally, i liked Clear Sky as much as the others, the faction system didnt work that great, but it was fun trying to fight for the fringes of "the zone"

    I would also look into getting the "Misery" mod for Shadow of Chernobyl when youve finished your first playthrough (if you ever decide to leave the zone, haha). it includes alot of game improvements from complete, but also includes new gameplay. You choose between 3 russian military spec-ops classes, but regardless of your cool starter gear, you will die. alot.

    Thanks Zechk, do you know if theres another one coming out soon? If its not too far off i might wait for a new one.

    Sadly, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been cancelled, again. :cry:


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    Post by Yarxov on Mon May 28, 2012 1:23 pm

    What about the gameplay? Closer to a shooter or an RPG?


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    Post by KomradDakka on Mon May 28, 2012 2:24 pm

    shooter. with some RPG elements, like which faction you side with or at least are most friendly with, and Suit and Gun modifications


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    Post by Jorund on Mon May 28, 2012 2:30 pm

    Well, Zechk, after that minireview, I might download the complete pack (I've never even heard of that till now,) and give STALKER another chance...

    Or at least I would if I could connect to Steam here. :|
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    Post by Yarxov on Tue May 29, 2012 12:21 am

    Hmm I think I'll buy Call of Pripyat. Thanks all!


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    Post by Yarxov on Tue May 29, 2012 3:00 am

    Got it from Steam, installed, tried playing, took 15 minutes to create a new game, and immediately freezes if I so much as press Escape to bring up the menu sad


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    Post by KomradDakka on Tue May 29, 2012 7:05 pm

    Yarxov wrote:Got it from Steam, installed, tried playing, took 15 minutes to create a new game, and immediately freezes if I so much as press Escape to bring up the menu sad

    try updating? maybe try validating/verifying (i cant remember which it is) the cache in the games properties

    if not that then its probably cause of some crazy slavic coding that stalker has silly


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    Post by Yarxov on Tue May 29, 2012 7:52 pm

    Already updated. I'm going to post a thread of the Steam STALKER series forums.
    (2 hours played, walked 10 feet in game)


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    Re: Stalker,,,

    Post by Zechk on Thu May 31, 2012 4:29 am

    Did you install the complete mod? That has all the fan patches and bug fixes the community has released since launch and includes the official patches IIRC.


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    Post by Yarxov on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:07 am

    Ok, installed complete, kindof fixed, but not really. I love the game, its playable, but, if I say, start a new event, it stops responding for a minute, If I travel between Yanov and Skardovsky I'm staring at a loading screen forabout 20 minutes, same with Loads.

    I read on a forum this may be attributed to there being a maximum loading of 3GB and it does this when it exceeds that?

    Gonna try the RAM fix, but I bought the game on Steam and dont know how to install it that way.


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    Post by Zechk on Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:03 pm

    I have been playing it fine on Vista 64 with 4gb of RAM. I recently upgraded to Win 7 64 and that's fine too sad

    I'm assuming you have done the really obvious stuff like graphics driver updates etc?


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    Post by Yarxov on Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:26 pm

    I did a scan for out of date drivers, only one that isnt up to date is an Adapter (GeForce 430) but I cant find a direct fix, only BS driver programs to fix it.

    I tried playing just now, was able to take a shower before it finished loading, and I got the error "X-ray 1.6 has stopped working" I was traveling to Yanov again after doing upgrades. The previous save works fine though.


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    Post by Yarxov on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:48 am

    Bump for necessity


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