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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Says Video Card Doesn't Meet Spec?

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December 30, 2013 1:45:03 PM

I recently built my first gaming PC (build is here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2m2xf) and I'm trying to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, an old PC game I was never able to play on a console. However, when I attempt to install, it says that my video card "doesn't meet game's system". Is my GPU too new to run this game? Will I experience issues if I attempt to run this game on my rig?

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December 30, 2013 1:49:16 PM

Is the game up to date? Game activates through Steam I believe at least mine does so it should be the latest version. It should work fine.
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December 30, 2013 1:50:49 PM

Are you plugged into the video card? You have to run your visual cable through the R9 280X and not the motherboards ports.
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December 30, 2013 1:59:09 PM

anort3 said:
Is the game up to date? Game activates through Steam I believe at least mine does so it should be the latest version. It should work fine.


It's a physical copy, not through Steam. I found it cheap a few years ago, bought it for my home PC, and found out that my computer at the time wasn't up to spec. It's just been sitting in a drawer ever since.
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December 30, 2013 2:01:01 PM

Immaculate said:
Are you plugged into the video card? You have to run your visual cable through the R9 280X and not the motherboards ports.


I assume so, my GPU registered normal results when stress testing. Also, in the game setup it does list my GPU (AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series ~-1024MB), but it just highlights it in red and says it doesn't meet the game's system.
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December 30, 2013 2:02:05 PM

You should be able to activate it through Steam. If not then make sure you have all the updates for the game.
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