Bugs in SoC
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STALKER-SoC Single-Player Bugs
STALKER-SoC out of the box isn't just quirky -- it's buggy. GSC Gameworld has provided several patches since the game was first released in early 2007.
Patch Notes 1.0001 Some instability fixes -- minimum recommended patch for playability
Made armor deteriorate faster
Fixed the bleeding-reduction artifact problem
1.0002 Only released in Ukraine/Russia 1.0003 First version fully "large address aware" for better 64-bit compatibility
Made Sakharov invulnerable
Fixed CTD due to your killing the Red Forest psydog
1.0004 First patch with "better" multiprocessor support which may cause delayed spawns depending on system configuration -- see bug list below 1.0005 Used by Steam until 2013/09/02
Mostly multiplayer fixes, new multiplayer map
Single-player dialog data structure change broke many existing mods
1.0006 Initially recalled by the developer for a multiplayer security vulnerability
Mostly multiplayer changes
Current Steam version as of 2013/09/02, current GOG version
Considered to be equivalent to 1.0005 for single-player
Font changes, better wide-screen support
Multiple versions of 1.0006 released, with VSync lock, MP support fixes
Introduces a new crash when using or eating an item from an NPC inventory
The list below is a compilation of the single-player bugs in the retail (1.0) version of STALKER-SoC that were not fixed in either patch 1.0001 or patch 1.0003, with a couple of bugs introduced by later patches. Fixes are noted by patch or by mod; mods inherit patch fixes.
The bardak bug fix attempts are for specific patch versions: bfa3 is for patch 1.0003, bfa4 is for 1.0004.
All ZRP versions work with patches 1.0004, 1.0005, and 1.0006. Some fixes require a new game.
Please report errors or omissions at the forum website(s) noted on the "S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - SoC" Stuff page.
Note N: Fix is all.spawn-based, requiring a new game.
P4, P5/P6 official patches 1.0004, 1.0005/1.0006 bfa3 bardak's bug fix attempt for 1.0003 bfa4 bardak's bug fix attempt for 1.0004 ZRP5 ZRP 1.05 Test R10 (release 10) - includes bfa4 ZRP7 ZRP 1.07 R5 - includes bfa4 not broken - not fixed I bug introduced by patch P partial fix (most occasions) F fix; includes active workarounds W workaround, requires enabled ZRP debug mode or ZSU CTD crash to desktop
Bugs with Fixes/Workarounds
Description bfa3 P4 bfa4 P5/P6 ZRP5 ZRP7 Same secrets, over and over F F F F F F Yantar waypoint CTD post X16 F F F F F F Pripyat CTD due to missing anim assignment F F F F F F Poor trader inventories F F F F F F Barkeep's Dark Valley snork quest missing F F F F F F Sid's auto park bandits autoquest missing (side task in ZRP) F F F F F F Cordon bloodsucker not activated after mil docs task F - F - F F Various mutant task completion problems F - F - F F Missing attacks by AW mercs, Yantar zombies on stalkers F - F - F F Can't complete Lukash assignment to eliminate Skull's group P - P - F1 F1 Can't complete bloodsucker quests in Army Warehouses F - F - F F Poker bandit quest bugged F F F F F F No "Protect Duty" DV autoquest F - F - F F Missing Rostok (Wild Territory) quests F F F F F F Some Duty guards don't turn enemy on Bar violation F - F - F F Bar turns enemy when you heed call to defend it F - F - F F Sometimes can't complete "Protect Border from mutants" - - F - F F Addon Grenade Launcher - first shot lost if not unloaded first - F F F F F Description bfa3 P4 bfa4 P5/P6 ZRP5 ZRP7 Console log spam when pressing the Use key - F F F F F Random Pripyat waypoint CTD F - F - F F Random Pripyat gulag CTD F - F - F F Abort() CTDs give useless error message F - F - F F Backward Cordon rookie responses when mercs attack - - F - F F Reputation swings wildly between excellent and terrible - - F - F F Repeating stashes F F F F F F Empty marked stashes - - F - F F Stalkers die in campfires - - P - F F Bes has looping dialog I - F F F +30 burn protection Shell artifact wrongly called Battery - - - - F F Max gives you a Walther/Walker instead of a Desert Eagle/Black Kite - - - - F F Ecologist Sakharov's mutant parts quests are mixed up - - - - F F Door to Cordon trader Sidorovich breaks (becomes inert) - - - - W F/W2 Dark Valley doors (Shaggy's cell, armory, X18) break - - - - W F/W2 Yantar bunker doors, doors elsewhere break - - - - W F/W2 Zombies panic at grenades - - - - W F Lights shine out of the ground during the day - - - - F F Leaving Agroprom underground the "wrong" way doesn't complete task - - - - F F Dark Valley scam repeats - - - - FN FN? Description bfa3 P4 bfa4 P5/P6 ZRP5 ZRP7 Using/emptying a stash prevented possible secret - - - - F F Tushkanos beep - - - - F F Tushkano attacks are ignored by stalkers - - - - F F Fox goes into alert mode when healed I - - F F Skull quest uncompleteable if he dies - - - - FN FN Repeated gloating of Skull's group in AW - - - - FN FN Kruglov/Semenov sometimes blocks Yantar bunker door I - - F F Mole repeats his "rescue" after you talk to him at the well - - - - F F Sakharov and Kruglov/Semenov repeat their initial discussions - - - - F F Post-Agroprom dialog with Seriy still asks about Strelok - - - - F F Task relationship negatives treated as positives - - - - F F Many typos and translation errors - - - - F F Missing hints and tips on map markers - - - - F F Pripyat stadium south entrance teleports you to NPP - - - - FN F Helicopter noises don't go away in Yantar and DV - - - - FN FN Nimble/bandit captor exchange missing - - - - F F Tushkano missing encyclopedia entry - - - - F F AW Monolith camp CTD if you don't protect border from them - - - - F F Pripyat saves with bad data CTD on synchronizing - - - - F F Description bfa3 P4 bfa4 P5/P6 ZRP5 ZRP7 Army Warehouses Merc camp waypoint CTD - - - - FN FN Quest map markers stick - - - - P F3 Chance of good stuff in bodies zeroed by game - - - - F F Permanent radiation bug (see Quirks in the Game) - - - - - F Chance of good stuff in crates zeroed by game - - - - - F Rare Agroprom army base waypoint CTD - - - - - F Pripyat mutant with unassigned smart terrain CTD on death - - - - - F Helicopter calc CTD during NPP save - - - - - F Rostok minimap doesn't show area near Bar - - - - - F NPP map doesn't show player on south side - - - - - F One of the Sarcophagus tasks has no map marker - - - - - F Some NPCs aim to their left when threatening/shooting you I - - - F Case/crate spawns can fall through floor - - - - - F Delayed spawn of case/crate contents I - - - F Lower rows of wide-screen inventory not accessible - - - - - F Dialog text in wide-screen doesn't properly wrap - - - - - F Kruglov sometimes loses the plot in Rostok - - - - - F Psi emission effects double after save/reload - - - - - F NPCs at camps sometimes just stand there (AKA "zone fugue") - - - - - F Arena play can cause save corruption (Critical: SMapLocation error in log) - - - - - F Description bfa3 P4 bfa4 P5/P6 ZRP5 ZRP7 NPCs block your way sometimes - - - - W W Bodies disappear into the ground - - - - - W Weapons and items fall through the ground - - - - - W Offline NPC can prevent Rostok Merc/Bandit task completion - - - - - FN/W Controller dBodyStateValide(b) CTD - - - - - W Some wounded stalkers cannot be healed - - - - - W Controller's roar sticks after player death/reload
(see Quirks in the Game)
- - - - - P4
Note 1: At least one of Skull's group must still be alive for fix to work on existing vanilla save.
Note 2: You can repair doors (fix), jump through them or remove them (workarounds).
Note 3: Fix is for future occurrences, so best results occur with new game.
Note 4: Loading a save while controller noise playing is not fixed, but noise will now fade when you die.
For remaining CTDs see Crashes Still in the Patched Game. Some "bugs" are not really bugs (the player can have binoculars after level change) or are considered quirk bugs (see the quirks list).
Bugs Not Fixed
Description bfa3 P4 bfa4 P5/P6 ZRP5 ZRP7 Consuming item from NPC inventory CTD
(unofficial patched DLL reportedly fixes this)
I (P6) - - Delayed spawn of NPCs/mutants I - - - - Player Statistics wonky in PDA I - - - - Grass shadows missing (probably for FPS increase) I - - - - Dark Valley bandits don't attack Dutyers at entrance to DV until you go to the bandit base I - - - - Saves made while in the arena do not work properly - - - - - - Can't select grenades sometimes (see Quirks in the Game) - - - - - - Log reverts to unread, unlike encyclopedia - - - - - - Monster names don't appear when mutants searched - - - - - - Physics bug makes bodies fly (see Quirks in the Game) - - - - - - Visibility meter sticks with Red Forest psydog until reload - - - - - - Rain events sometimes show flashing triangles - - - - - W
Description bfa3 P4 bfa4 P5/P6 ZRP5 ZRP7 Multiple secrets from same bodies F - F - F F Save/reload auto-completes some tasks F - F - F F Wounded drop perfect weapons - - - - F F You can re-acquire a quest weapon by swapping with an NPC - - - - - F You can get two crystals from Murk/Skinflint - - - - - F Save/reload in code-locked Red Forest tunnel bunker disables psi-emission damage - - - - - F Quest weapons can be carried into the arena - - - - - - 4 or 5 +30 artifacts + corresponding anomaly = armor repair - - - - - - Locked doors can be opened with repeated rifle tosses - - - - - -
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