R.Ocelot Dec 23, 2012 @ 12:41pm
Does Stalker work with win 8 ?
Hello everyone...

I just purchased the Stalker bundle on steam but when try to start the game it will crash instantly... tried it 5 times so far in a row and the whole laptop got stuck, not taskmanager, no alt f4 nothing would work except shutdown....... thats really annoying can anyone provide a solution for this ?
Last edited by R.Ocelot; Dec 23, 2012 @ 12:46pm
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Woolerland - Pink Arrow Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:34pm 
Stalker is very *fragile*. Windows 8 + Steam Version = Nightmare.

Google it but from looks of it, it's not going to happen.
The Gamer Show Dec 23, 2012 @ 5:58pm 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxfOFbaIlhs

Looks like it runs on WIndows 8.
R.Ocelot Dec 23, 2012 @ 6:18pm 
thx for the response i was afraid i will get something to hear like that........thx for the effort tough my research was pointless.
Staremang Dec 25, 2012 @ 3:55am 
It was such, but not on Steam-version. Reinstalling and updating the version helped. (translate.google)
R.Ocelot Dec 25, 2012 @ 6:17am 
i tried the benchmark and it worked i barely got 30fps on mid settings which is embarrasing enough and i still cant get the game to work.

besides that merry christmas everyone :)
JudgeJudas Dec 25, 2012 @ 8:40am 
Works fine on Windows 8 for me. What video adapter do you have?
R.Ocelot Dec 25, 2012 @ 10:01am 
@solid tbh i have no clue i just got myself a new laptop specs are. win 8 obviously i 5 processor 8 gb ram 1tb hdd and a intel hd4000/ ati radeon 7670m graphics card....
JudgeJudas Dec 27, 2012 @ 5:34am 
This website will tell you if your system is up to scratch (although I think it is)

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

If your laptop can run the game you can try something else like make sure you are offline before starting.
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R.Ocelot Dec 27, 2012 @ 6:14am 
thank you chrome i already tried this my issue is that the detection program only detects the built in intel hd 4000 graphics card not the beter radeon so ofcourse the result will be : unplayable ... i mean i can even run dayz on mid setting with around 25-30 fps i think stalker doesnt support win 8 ........ btw when i try to install the most recent patch it tells me i have a unknown version of the game... can i change this anywhere?
JudgeJudas Dec 27, 2012 @ 6:25am 
Try this link for using your ATI card;

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/367868-15-built-radeon-7670m-intel-4000

Or the laptop manufactures' website should have info for that problem.

Stalker runs fine with Win8- not had a single crash since I moved from Win7.

Verify integrity of the game cache to resolve the patch/ version problem.

R.Ocelot Dec 27, 2012 @ 6:47am 
thx ill try the link how do i verify the cache....... im new to windows i was using macosx previously i just bought myself a notebook in order to play
R.Ocelot Dec 27, 2012 @ 7:02am 
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/screenshot10f.png/
thats what i get when i run the detection of course i can switch between high and low performance (in catatylst) but it seems the majority of programs cannot be detectet the radeon graphic card
JudgeJudas Dec 27, 2012 @ 12:12pm 
To verify the cache right click on your game and choose properties then click on the local files tab. There you will see the option to verify the cache.

I think you will need to go to the laptop manufactures' website to sort the graphics problem.
fangorn231 Dec 29, 2012 @ 6:47pm 
It works fine for me, but I'm running it with the Misery modification so that might smooth over any compatibilitiy issues I could have had in the vanilla version
R.Ocelot Dec 29, 2012 @ 8:07pm 
ok i might give that i try.... thank you
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