S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Extremely Slow Loading Times
Every time I play, there are extremely slow loading times. When I click to start a new game or load a saved game, it takes around 4-6 MINUTES to load. Once the game loads, it runs fine until the game auto saves and freezes for another 3 minutes or so then continues. Anyone know what is the cause of this?
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Tom-I/O Dec 17, 2012 @ 1:54am 
I have exactly same issue. Some time ago (2 months i think) everything run fine (loading took only few seconds...). Does anyone know what is causing the problem? Thank you.
✳Blank✳ Dec 24, 2012 @ 12:41pm 
I am new to Call of Pripyat, and from my experience so far, enabling full DX 11 features (DX 11 full dynamic lighting, high Ambient Occlusion, and tesselation) causes the slow loading times. The game looks amazing maxed out, and the draw distance (especially with the complete mod) is just insane. For myself it takes about two minutes on the first initial load, and anything after that (loading hard and quick saves) is much, much faster.

You may want to list your specs, as I cannot imagine anyone's specs being much worse than mine.

Vista 64bit
Core2Quad Q9400 2.66ghz
4 gigs Ram
HD 6570 2gigs
23" LED/LCD 1080p monitor

For me to average about 45 fps with faster load times, I had to lower the res to 1600x900, disable aa and v-ync, and set ao to default low. Performance is pretty snappy now, only the occasional audio stutter. So, I suggest playing around with the settings, and don't underestimate this game because of it's age - it still requires alot of muscle to play with settings completely maxed-out. CoP also has amazing audio, and loading all of that data takes some time as well.
kama Dec 24, 2012 @ 1:33pm 
All graphics settings - LOW.
Load Time = 20 min! (Facepalm)
I wrote in support GSC. Zero result.

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 2.33GHz
RAM 4,00GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System
Windows 7 SP1
NVIDIA GeForce 260GT
Garfield Jan 16, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
I got the same problem.
kama Jan 16, 2013 @ 2:46pm 
Well removing the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers\C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe did the trick. Didn't need to do anything with the second.
Dr. Pepper Feb 3, 2013 @ 6:05am 
Yeah, I had long, Very long load time like 10 minute load time to load a game.the I instaled S.T.A.L.K.E.R COP Misery mod an my load time are not almost instant ! (good mod BTW you all should try it)
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Date Posted: Dec 16, 2012 @ 4:25pm
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