Sunday, April 1st 2007

New NVIDIA S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Optimized Drivers Coming Soon

Relating to Firingsquad.com, NVIDIA will release a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. optimized graphics driver for the GeForce 8 series next week. The new optimized driver should increase the performance especially on GeForce 8800GTX cards, because these cards aren't much faster than their "little brother", the 8800GTS, when playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. with current available drivers. Additionally the new driver should provide the missing SLI-functionality in the game.Source: Oblivion-Lost.de
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12 Comments on New NVIDIA S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Optimized Drivers Coming Soon

#1
HaZe303
It is truely needed... I think the game will be as laggy even with these new drivers. Because the reason of bad performance in the game is clearly from bad coding, dont get me wrong, i love the game. But in certain area´s in the game, the performance takes a nose dive, hopefully the new drivers will help, but i doubt it. This must be fixed by the game dev´s, no drivers can fix bad coding issues in the game it self... But maybe the drivers can help a little atleast.
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#2
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Damn it nVidia, get your act together and give us 7 series and lower users a damn driver.
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#3
Dark Ride
Mushkin Rep
by: IceMasterCJFresh
Go with ATi and you won't have this problem.
The game lags just as much on a ATI card, with dynamic lightning enabled.
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#5
shoman24v
Settings are your friend. It's not poor coding.
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#6
Conti027
by: IceMasterCJFresh
Go with ATi and you won't have this problem.
theres alot more problems with the ATI cards and Stalker
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#7
TUngsten
I don't think the issue is the cards....the game really lacks the finishing touches that it needs. The patch helped quite a bit, but there is still a lot that needs to be fixed.

Losing previous saves with the patch is pretty indicative of poor coding in my opinion. Or, at the very least, not spending the requisite time to address an issue and opting to squeeze something out the door instead.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
its needed? i get 100FPS with all settings maxed, on dynamic objects lighting.

but hey, new drivers GOOD! I miss ATI's monthly releases...
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#9
mullered07
by: Conti027
theres alot more problems with the ATI cards and Stalker
how do you figure that one ? just curious have you actually benched the game with an ati card alongside an nvidia card ?
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#10
Grings
by: mullered07
how do you figure that one ? just curious have you actually benched the game with an ati card alongside an nvidia card ?
i have, and i cant say i saw any issues on either card (not yet anyway) though it really dosent like anti aliasing on my ati card, granted its not the best radeon out there, but the hit seems too much when compared to using aa in oblivion or fear, might be better on 7.3 though, ill have to try (im still on 7.2).
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#11
Wile E
Power User
I know my card stuggles in STALKER with AA turned on, even at lower resolutions.
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#12
TUngsten
I see no real improvements with the AA settings on at any setting, be it forced via CCC or using the ingame sliders...
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