I just installed SS, upgraded to 1.1.0019, and started a new game... all has been fine until I reached Rookie Village, and try to go down to visit Sid and get first tasks.
When I walk down the stairs, right at the base of the stairs, the screen goes black for a couple of seconds, then displays CLOSED. If I take even one step off the stairs into the room, the game crashes. Log file displays this error message:
[error]Expression : fatal error
[error]Function : CScriptEngine::lua_error
[error]File : E:\stalker\sources\trunk\xr_3da\xrGame\script_engine.cpp
[error]Line : 73
[error]Description : <no expression>
[error]Arguments : LUA error: ...es\stalkersoup\gamedata\scripts\arhara_dialog.script:2443: attempt to concatenate global 'sms' (a nil value)
Windows 10 Pro
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
NVidia GTX 1070ti
monitor: HP ZR30w 30" monitor
game drive: Samsung 980 Pro Gen4 SSD, 960GB free
EDIT: Hokay, I just read through the walkthru, and noted that I can't approach Sid until after I do something else. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
also noted that others have reported this crash here, so this report is probably redundant. I'll go do the other task first, then hopefully this problem will go away.