A little warning to anyone that plans on buying Stalker. The mimimum stated requirements aren't enough to play it. Well, they are... But only if you don't mind literally having 2-3 frames a second as you walk around.
My computer meets the minimum requirements exactly, but the game has to do so much swaping off the hard drive, because I don't have an adequate amount of memory, that the game literally turns into a slideshow of Powerpoint speeds... Even with every detail setting turned down to the lowest setting.
So, if your computer meets the minimum requirements for Stalker, don't bother getting it until you upgrade to 1GB or 2GB of memory. I just bought 2GB of memory myself, I'll post the results within a week.
P.S. I had a funny bug even with the first game patch applied in the starting location. This guy with a machine gun was chasing me, shooting at me, and the polygons that made up the top of his head were literally missing. His head was half gone! No, it wasn't intentional. :rolleyes: