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Old 05-02-07, 09:32 AM   #1
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OK well after seeing some good things about the latest nVidia driver release I decided to go ahead and put Vista back on my system. I installed Vista Ultimate 64-bit and everything went totally smooth - and I noticed a huge improvement in the overall performance and stability of the video driver as well as most of my games (Oblivion runs amazingly well, so much so that I can hardly believe it). However, STALKER has some major problems.

First of all, if Dynamic Lighting is enabled, I get ZERO polygons on my screen. I just see a skybox. Everything's still there, I can talk to NPCs (seen on my compass), jump, etc, just can't see anything. The system usually blue-screens with a STOP error caused by the nVidia driver at this point. I'd prefer to leave dynamic lighting on, though turning it off does fix this problem. The only other solution seems to be turning off AA in the nVidia control panel, but this doesn't stop the blue-screen.

Turning off AA fixes the issue with the missing polygons, but the game still blue-screens randomly. Obviously this makes it hard to play. This was never an issue with my XP installation and I am confident I can rule out any hardware issues. Has anyone else had problems of this nature? By the way, I'm running the Direct2Drive version of the game with the latest patch.
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I have yet to try STALKER... but my Vista Ultimate x64 installs seems kinda' "shaky". I'm thinking of re-installing it but just going with 32 bit instead.

Hope there's a fix for this...
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It frustrates me because everything else works so well, it's just STALKER - but that's what I want to play the most at the moment. Ugh, I don't really want to reinstall Windows XP again...
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It frustrates me because everything else works so well, it's just STALKER - but that's what I want to play the most at the moment. Ugh, I don't really want to reinstall Windows XP again...
try this, it worked for me and others.
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I have yet to try STALKER... but my Vista Ultimate x64 installs seems kinda' "shaky". I'm thinking of re-installing it but just going with 32 bit instead.

Hope there's a fix for this...
Mines rock solid. Whats shakey"? bsods? screen corruption? halytosis?
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try this, it worked for me and others.
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I'll try that when I get home, thanks.
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Mines rock solid. Whats shakey"? bsods? screen corruption? halytosis?
Well, the display driver keeps crashing. When running SLi, I get flickering black lines while scrolling in IE, and I have gotten error messages while gaming that require I terminate the game I'm playing (CS:S and BFME so far)- and this is after I did that tweak you showed me- and it is a different error message to. Though I'm thinking I might have accidentally borked this installation of Vista by installing that DX9 update I did a short while back.

Guess I could try a clean install. It seemed to run perfectly after I did that tweak you mentioned and before I installed that DX9 update.

Oh, and how could "halitosis" be applied here grey:

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Unless you are implying something of course... I'm gonna' give Vista another go, I ain't giving up on it yet. I'm thinking I might just need to re-install it. I did a system restore to before the DX9 update and that seems to have helped a lot. We'll see how long it remains stable.
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LOL, just messing around a little.

How did you do a DX9 update on Vista? Or was that the one MS released a little while back that they instantly yanked?
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LOL, just messing around a little.

How did you do a DX9 update on Vista? Or was that the one MS released a little while back that they instantly yanked?
No, it was for my DVD-burning software. I got this prompt saying it needed to install an updated version of DX9. I was like "WTF does my DVD burning software need DX for?"- but installed it anyway.

So far it is working just fine. Did a system restore to before the DX9 "update" and have disabled DreamScene. Runs like a dream.
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No, it was for my DVD-burning software. I got this prompt saying it needed to install an updated version of DX9. I was like "WTF does my DVD burning software need DX for?"- but installed it anyway.

So far it is working just fine. Did a system restore to before the DX9 "update" and have disabled DreamScene. Runs like a dream.
That's odd! I don't know enough to really say why, But I would seriously question that too. Wierd.

Anyway, glad it seems sorted for you!
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