1.0003 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. patch released
THQ has put out a new patch for its post-apocalyptic first-person action game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, fixing a large number of bugs not covered by the previous 1.0001 update. The new 1.0003 patch is hosted by the folks at FileShack and is available for the U.S. retail version and non-U.S. retail versions of the game. However, users who have already installed the 1.0001 update must download the 1.0001 to 1.0003 patch, which is also available for both the U.S. version and international versions of the game.
Overall, the new 1.0003 patch contains 31 bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for users of 16:9 wide-screen monitors, changes to the game's AI, and multiplayer latency reductions. Stability has apparently been improved, with six different types of crash-related issues as well as "various crashes" pertaining to the game's dedicated server now fixed.