S.T.A.L.K.E.R. gets its first patch
A mere four days after unleashing the long-awaited first-person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, THQ has already released its first patch for the game. However, the patch doesn't fix one particular show-stopping bug or even a handful of smaller bugs. No, the change log for this patch lists no fewer than 64 bugs plus various unspecified problems including text bugs, balance issues in single player and multiplayer, known exploits/cheats, and other unnamed hiccups. Most of the listed issues seem to be related to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s multiplayer component, although there are also a number of fixes for single-player problems ranging from broken quests to consistent crashes.
The 1.0001 patch weighs in at 3.87MB and is available for download over at GamersHell and FileShack. Gamers who have already begun their exploration of the Zone may need to think twice before applying this patch, because saved games from the retail version will not work with the updated game.