S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat PC Crash, Freeze, Launch Errors, DRM Issues, Won’t Load, Fix and Fixes

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Call Of Pripyat: Post Chernobyl Era
                                       Call of Pripyat unfolds just after the Shadow of Chernobyl, after Strelok successfully turns off the Brain scorcher and shuts down C-consciousness(At-least he thinks he did). Under the impression that the path to the Zone's center has been thrown open, the government decides to launch a massive counter operation to take control of  the Chernobyl nuclear plant.
                                     Before launching a ground attack,an aerial survey of the landscape was recommended by the Ukranian government in order to map the anomalous fields.But despite preparations,the operation ends in disaster with some of its most advanced helicopters going off the radar minutes after its lift-off,without any idea of what so-ever happened.Out of idea's the governement decides to send a field expert-Agent Alexander Degtyarev- into the zone.The player must traverse through the Zone and investigate the crash sites. As the player progresses he starts learning why the helicopters crashed. The climax of the story begins when the player reaches Pripyat to find survivors of the helicopter crashes. The player eventually meets Strelok from the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game (Shadow of Chernobyl) and learns of the secrets behind the Zone.Eventhough the game promises a better gameplay than its predecessors,its rigged with more bugs n glitches that its counterparts.
                                                  In case you encounter errors other than the ones discussed below,feel free to consult me and i shall try to work around a fix.But before please make sure that you satisfy the system requirement:
Minimum System Requirements:
» Intel Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz / AMD XP 2200+
» 512 MB RAM
» 128 MB DirectX 8.0 compatible card / nVIDIA GeForce 5700 / ATI Radeon 9600

Recommended System Requirements:
» Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 / AMD 64 X2 5600+
» 2 GB RAM
» 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card / nVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX / ATI Radeon HD 4850

Problem #1: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat (CoP) won’t launch / Crash / Freeze while launching
Possible Solution #1: (By wazooda from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. forums)

Ok… this is interesting. Now…. it seems that it is FRAPS that is causing CoP not to start. If I shut down FRAPS, I can load the game. If FRAPS is running, it does not start
. In my previous installs, I was NOT running FRAPS…. so this seems unrelated… yet related. This is nuts overall… but at least it seems to be running now. In addition, I tabbed out, started FRAPS, and FRAPS works with the game running so it only seems to be a startup issue.
Possible Solution #2: (By Refan from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. forums)

1 go to

2 go to Support

3 press the link on the left side reading = How do I remove SecuROM™ from my machine? =

4 download the Removal tool

5 remove securom

6 = Profit!

this worked for me, Best of Luck.
Possible Solution #3: (By howiepoohs from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. forums)
Before you launch the game, eject the dvd. When prompted for it, insert and it runs!

Well, works for me. Hope it helps someone!
Possible Solution #4: (By TOK2 from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. forums)
Had this same issue, click on the icon the DVD drive would spin up and even show the DVD pointer icon, but the game wouldn’t start.Found that the game does not like XFire for some reason. Not sure if it has to do with STALKER’s copy protection scheme or what. If I shut down XFire, it starts every time.

Problem #2: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat encounters error message: Cannot find Fsgame.ltx:
Possible Solution: #1 (By RoboMook from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. forums)
Try launching from the start-menu shortcut, might help.
Possible Solution #2: (By Einhanderkiller from the Gamespot forums)

Delete your user.ltx in
C:\Users\Public\Documents\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Pripyat

This will fix your problem.
Possible Solution#3:
* Launch the game directly from the installation dir using Stalker-COP.exe without using a shortcut
* Launch the game using the launcher
* Download this batch file, place it in your CoP installation directory and execute the file. (this solution is based on a fix for same issue with STALKER Clear Sky)

Problem #3: Enemies and various NPCs don’t respawn when playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat:

Possible Solution #1:

Download a no-cd crack file to bypass the DRM issue.

Problem #4: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat won’t launch after clicking the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. icon / .exe file:
Possible Solution #1: (By RoboMook from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. forums)

There should be a shortcut under ‘games’ in the start menu. If it’s not there you’ll just have to create a new one by right-clicking on the .exe and choosing ‘pin to start menu’.

Problem #5: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat crashes / freezes while playing:

Solution: keep your system requirements at the minimim in case you are experincing frequent sturreting.Also try to download Multires or nhancer(from nvidia) to clamp ur framerate to avoid such issues from occuring
Problem#6:Sound card issues:
Solution: Reduce your audio bit rate from 48kHz to 44Khz and turn your audio quality from best to good.Most important try to check your manufacturers website to make sure your drivers are upto date or whether they have released any fixes.
Problem#7: X-Ray 1.6 engine has stopped working error:
Solution:  So far, this is the most common issue I found people reporting with CoP. Apparently the game throws this error upon launch and refuses to start. Below are some possible solutions that may fix this problem for you. Please note that these may not work in all cases – ‘X-ray engine stopped working’ looks like a very generic error and it may be triggered by a number of reasons including certain hardware configurations. Anyways the below fixes are always worth a try:

Note: You may lose your game progress when trying to apply these fixes. Assuming you can’t start the game at all, this probably won’t be an issue :p
Install the game. During the prompt where you have to insert the CD-Key, do not inser a name.
Browse the to folder where the game stored user data. by default this is C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Pripyat (if you installed the game for all users, look under C:\Users\Public\Documents\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Pripyat\)
Delete everything inside this folder including subfolders and files (if any)
Now launch the game using Stalker-COP.exe located in the game’s installation directory
 Problem#8:Access violation errors, general protection faults, black screens and other issues:
Solution:If you get random CTD, access violation errors in game. Try disabling dynamic lightning from the options and see if frequency of crashes is reduced. You can also try following the usual best practices including updating directx, updating device drivers, etc.  
Problem#9: Dx11 Vs Dx10:
solution: Although not confirmed, its clear that COP prefers Dx10 compared to Dx11(especially if enhanced settings are turned on).So always better to play this game with Dx10.And Xp is preferred over Vista and Windows 7 over system performance.
Problem#10: Game crash when climbing Pripyat ladder:
Solution:This is a bug encountered by almost all of the people(90% of them) while entering Pripyat via Jupiter underground.This problem can be fixed by downloading another crack available from Gamecopyworld.Donot delete the existing exe,just rename it,you might need it later.



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sharma said...

Unlike other methods where you have to write complicated commands, this method can be completed even by those who have very little computer background.
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