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Stalker: Call of Pripyat - DirectX 10 versus DirectX 9 comparison

What are the visual differences between the DirectX 9 and the DirectX 10 mode of Stalker: Call of Pripyat? PC Games Hardware got comparative pictures.
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In November 2009 Stalker: Call of Pripyat will be published for the PC by Bitcomposer/Namcom Bandai. PC Games Hardware already had the chance to check the forthcoming game. On a PC with a Geforce GTX 285 and a Core 2 Quad Q9550 we took screenshots of the DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 modes at almost maximal details.

The most obvious differences are the better lighting and the better visualization of water effects. But it is not fully confirmed that the options in the game really had the desired effect. In Stalker: Clear Sky the differences had only been fine details - on our screenshots of Call of Pripyat it looks like the DirectX 9 mode does not offer possible dynamic lighting. Furthermore we didn't have a chance to check if Stalker: Call of Pripyat has a DirectX 10.1 render path like Clear Sky.

If you want to get an impression of the new Stalker game, take a look at our article Stalker: Call of Pripyat: System requirements, new screenshots - Update: Video reveals November release.

What do you think about the screenshots of Stalker: Call of Pripyat? Give your opinion in the comments.

Click to select DirectX version in Stalker: Call of Pripyat

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Author: Falk Jeromin (Sep 11, 2009)


Comments (9)

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yanduan Re: Stalker: Call of Pripyat - DirectX 10 versus DirectX 9 comparison
Junior Member
24.12.2009 12:12
This is a must-buy game.. too bad it's delayed to next year
Ar.Pi Re: Stalker: Call of Pripyat - DirectX 10 versus DirectX 9 comparison
Senior Member
23.09.2009 19:09
Quote: (Originally Posted by Unregistered)
this is unfair, they aren't even the same colour! Obviously, they will look like the same game scene later in development, but at the moment, it looks like dx9 would be a whole different experience to 10!

By the way, dx11 is confirmed for this game, so you guys are actually a little behind the times

To be frank the DX10 screenshot looks like a brighter version of DX9 :/
haplo Re: Stalker: Call of Pripyat - DirectX 10 versus DirectX 9 comparison
20.09.2009 11:39
Quote: (Originally Posted by Yapa)
No dynamic lighting in DX9????? Stalker SoC had it and so did CS.... so why isnt there any now?

I'm still on XP and prob wont go to Win7 till early next year... I hope they havent removed it for some stupid reason... there really is no reason why it shoudlnt be there in DX9.


this is how M$ forces you to drop XP and buy 7. God knows how much they paid GSC to do this.

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