Ships Ahoy - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Today is the day S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky should be appearing in North American stores after a brief snag that caused a delay of a couple of weeks (story). Likewise, this press release announces that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is available for online purchase and download from Direct2Drive. Also, as promised (story), GSC Game World's first-person shooter prequel is also now available for purchase and download from Steam.
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The Steam version comes with the first two patches already integrated, so my experience so far has been very smooth. Granted, that's only about 45 minutes of gameplay so far.

I found a good performance balance for my:

Opteron 165
2GB PC3200
8800GT


Remember, these are settings that look much better than the original. "Regular" dynamic lighting even looks better than the original. Anyway, my settings are set to:

-Enhanced dynamic lighting (*NOT* DX10)
-Turn grass distance down a bit
-Turn shadow quality down a bit
-Didn't change anything else from where they started
-1680x1050 resolution, no AA

Gives me FPS fluctuating between 20-60 depending on the situation, remains playable throughout.

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