the best mod features: Total free play, modified A-Life, reality enhancement, better AI, faction wars with cooperative game play. It is recommended to play in HELL difficulty! This mod works properly only with 1.0004 and 1.0005 patch! Although the 1.0005 version is working with the 1.0006 patch as well, but that is just an MP Patch.
graphics and added functionality that don’t change the original story or gameplay. The game hasn’t been changed beyond recognition, but rather enhanced while preserving the core elements that made it the unique experience it is. What makes this mod different? It was designed by professional graphic artists with rich experience in the field, following industry standards for creating interactive 3D environments. It features artistic works and modifications from many community members unified under one art direction. The game has been redesigned with new visual qualities, and is offered as one convenient, complete package to reach a user base beyond the modding community. This mod has been created with a thought of bringing the beautiful and immersive game of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl from the previous generation when it was created to an up-to-date experience you’d expect from games currently being developed. The following list details the carefully chosen collection of technically advanced and aesthetically brilliant modifications that were created by talented modders, concept artists, and programmers over the past two years. They are meant to technically and artistically enhance the original feel and atmosphere the developers meant you to experience, without compromising it in the process. You’ll notice every single detail has been retouched and has a polished feel to it. This is ideal for first time players or people who finished the game in the past and now are coming back to replay it on newer, more powerful hardware on improved resolution and graphics. Natural lighting, vast panoramic views, depth of field, parallax mapping, SSAO, over 900 reworked texture files, including vehicles and armor suites with manual bump editing, you won't believe it's the same game. [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/weather.gif[/img] Developed by a professional art studio, the weather system in Stalker Complete 2009 is a pinnacle of visual game design. It features work by several artists including challenge winners from conceptart.org (the largest concept art community which produces works for games and movie industries). It’s based on the same elements and principles found in representational art such as aerial perspective, composition, balance, and color theory, to name a few. The key features include: * Natural multi-phase day and night transitions, based on daily observations, photographs, and studies by artists from Dolgov Studios * Vast distant views, creating large open world around the player. * New multi-phase moon design authored by Dolgov Studios. * Proper sun travel according to date (01.05.2012) and geographic location (Ukraine). * Enhanced High Dynamic Range lighting and Sun effects (including realistic sunsets and sunrises). * Increased weather cycling. * Different types of storms, both fast and slow. * Wet surfaces during rain. * High resolution nighttime constellation map. * Improved water animations. [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/graphics.gif[/img] This mod takes full advantage of Shader Model 3.0 and introduces advanced shader technology first seen in the game “Crysis”. This tool allows creating close-to-life illusions of true relief and depth, in addition to adding rendering techniques creating an enormous difference in the way the game looks. Improvements include: * Parallax Occlusion Mapping - Gives 2D textures the illusion of 3D geometry, most visible on surfaces such as brick walls. * Screen Space Ambient Occlusion - a shading method, approximating the way light radiates in real life, creating soft shadows in corners and hard to reach places. * Depth of Field - A shading method that approximates the way light radiates in real life, creating soft shadows in corner-type places with a difficult lighting sample. * Motion Blur - A streaking effect frequently used to show a sense of speed when the camera quickly moves around. * Particle system - Enhanced rendering of fire, explosions, smoke, muzzle, sparks, falling leaves, anomalies, fog, and more. * Water Shaders - Improved water effects ported from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky. * Fire Dynamic Lighting - Fire now illuminates the surroundings, casting dynamic shadows. [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/textures.gif[/img] This mod includes a texture overhaul featuring the “Photorealistic Zone”, a total rework of every texture in game by Argus over a nine month period. Special attention has been given to preserve the game’s original look while the original textures have been replaced with higher quality versions and manually bump-edited files. The textures are heavily optimized to reduce performance impact. Elements that are improved include: * Locations - All location textures have been replaced with higher quality photographs with partial use of original files and assets other games in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. * Living Creatures - Mutated creatures have soaking wet flesh showing through wounds, creating a disturbingly graphic effect. Also, all humans in Zone have been retouched down to even the finest details (armor, shoes, wrinkles, faces, even their eyeballs). * Vehicles - 20 year old vehicles in the Zone now appear realistically rusted and abandoned. [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/bugfixes.gif[/img] The game’s notorious reputation of being a huge bugfest ends here. Over the past two years a joint community effort has accumulated fixes for most known bugs and crash to desktop exits left out by developers after patch 1.0005. With the release of the unofficial community patch, bug fixes and numerous positive gameplay tweaks are implemented, such as realistic weapons names, reduced head bobbing, increased actor’s height, increased inventory weight limit, extended quest times, and more. [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/ai.gif[/img] Artificial Intelligence received major reworking: * New abilities - NPCs can avoid anomalies, remove dead bodies from camp sites, throw grenades, change armor, and even heal other NPCs. You can also give weapons and armor to NPCs by selling or dropping it near them and giving them privacy to equip them (NPC’s preferences may prevent them from accepting the items, however). * Early detection - removed the ability for NPC's to notice you at unrealistically large distances. * Stealth - Removed the ability for NPC’s to notice the player at unrealistically large distances. * Death panic - Reduced the sound distance of death cries (in the original game it caused the entire camp to alert once one member was hit, as it was set to be heard at a great distance). [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/sound.gif[/img] This mod replaces a massive amount of in-game sounds, including weapons, anomalies, equipment clatter, footsteps, nightlife, bullet fly-by sounds and more with higher quality versions. Also, the mod adds unique ambient sounds for each weather cycle. “Repetitive” NPCs will now only say their lines once (such as the “Get out of here, stalker” line), and hundreds of additional ambient sounds like bar kitchen cooking, nighttime horror sounds, fog sounds, and more have been added to the game, creating a more immersive audio experience. [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/music.gif[/img] The mod also adds a new music collection, featuring 84 new acoustic guitar compositions added to the existing set plus a few vocal songs in authentic language unique to each faction. This is the only music mod where compositions have been performed live and recorded specifically for this game by a musician (no MIDI or generic karaoke tracks were used). This is live music with human touch that blends seamlessly with the ambient soundtrack, and makes you want to spend more time by the campfire. Also, NPCs will now randomly play the harmonica in addition to the guitar. Finally, 19 authentic music tracks can be heard on the radio and from the megaphones throughout the Zone. [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/localization.gif[/img] S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl is not exactly a textbook example when it comes to localization. Misspelled words, typos, grammatical errors, and humor lost in translation can be charming at times given the context, but creating unnecessary difficulty in understanding their meaning. Most of the text received a grammar-friendly rewrite, providing a much improved English localization. [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/userinterface.gif[/img] A visual overhaul mod isn’t complete without a new, custom user interface. This is why we are proud to present our very own Main Menu, Loading Screen, and redesigned HUD. Created by our graphic design firm, the interface incorporates existing in-game art and photographs of actual Chernobyl disaster zone artifacts, adding a unique art style and authentic feel. Certain buttons have been conveniently reorganized for more intuitive access and new shortcuts added, such as ESC S which works like a “smart quick-save”, creating a separate save file with the level name, in-game date, and timestamp each time it’s used. [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/features.gif[/img] * Sleeping Bag - It’s always in the inventory and allows the player sleep in-game. * Faction Change and Reset - Now players have the ability to reset hostile status and join factions outside of the storyline. * Ragdoll Physics - Natural death and hit animation, and kills will no longer cause extreme ragdoll effects. * Bulb tweak - Now you can shoot the lights out! * Gnomus' Scopes - High resolution scopes for widescreen and standard monitors. * Repair Kit - A special item to the game that allows you to repair weapons and armors out in the Zone. The only way to get this rare item is to loot it from a NPC’s corpse. * Repair Services - The bar trader and Screw now sell weapons and armor repair services. * Chernobyl TV - Replaced the original TV animation with actual Chernobyl footage. * Elite Nightvision - Black & white night vision based on the psy_antenna postprocess effect. This one really makes you see in the dark. * ZRP Teleport - The ESC J shortcut lets you jump between the points in the environment. * Third-Person View - Press F1, F2 and F3 to cycle through camera views and + or - to zoom in & out (by default this feature enables camera toggle only, add -psp switch to a shortcut to activate a third-person gameplay, please refer to Technical FAQ page 15 for assistance). * Other features - Authentic food and drink skins, the ability to drag dead creatures’ bodies, the ability to carry selected explosive fuel cans & barrels, the ability to shoot birds, and more! [img]http://www.paveldolgov.com/images/blogspotimages/moddb/freeplay.gif[/img] After your journey ends with the “good” ending, you’ll get the dialogue that will let you continue the game in freeplay mode, allowing creatures and NPCs to migrate freely about in the environment. It will be a living and breathing zone with self sustained A-Life and unscripted events. This feature doesn’t remove the ending scene, so players will still have the enjoyment of viewing the cinematic completion of the game. You can skip the entire story line from the start by pressing ESC T while in-game and teleporting to the last map or by clicking Freeplay and “Equip for Level” to start from the first map. There is also a large number of small subtle changes that make big difference in overall experience. ReadMe contains extended list of mods and their respective authors who contributed to this project. This mod will run smooth as long as you have a video card with Shader Model 3.0 and large amount of memory to accommodate textures, it performs better than S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky/Call of Pripyat, while providing similar and often better visuals, it's DirectX9 and the X-Ray engine at full potential. Designed and tested for STALKER version 1.0005/1.0006. Starting a new game is required!
this version brings all the cutout features from PS 1.0. However we are already working on 1.2, and that will bring more fun, and almost each level will contain new alife. In 1.1, mostly we concentrated to fix what we can, there were some bugs, most of them was acceptable, but we tried to clean the mod as much as we could. This mod is not an other serious sam style braindead shooting simulator. We aimed on adventure - rpg elements, however the life in the zone is not easy as you would think. If you think your pc can handle some graphics tuning, we tested priboi 1.1 with Sky4ce Skygraphics 1.81 mod. You can grab it from here: Download: http://depositfiles.com/files/6880508 (v1.81) You may find more info about us at our website, or we can inform you about the progress in email too. The 1.1 version contains all PS 1.0 features, we included the 1.0 readme too, so you will find everything in 1 place. We hope you will have more fun in this version. We included some weapons and some new drivable vehicles, and optimized the levels. If you have a question, or just want to say something, you will find us at GSC Forum, or our main site. We have a nice, small community here.
ambitious mods out there today. This mod aims to bring Shadow of Chernobyl back to its original "Oblivion Lost" roots and adds in some of the gameplay features we STALKER fans have longed for, like FREEPLAY (explore the zone after the final NPP mission), improved A-Life, and so much more!!! [quote]FEATURES: FREEPLAY - New level changers (Stancia2 to Control Room, Control Room to Sarcophagus, Sarcophagus to Stancia1, Stancia1 to Pripyat, Cordon to Dark Valley and a new Radar to Bunker) - Removed the scripted blowout from Stancia1 and the dead zone from Stancia2, so you can explorate the whole Power Plant - The last portal teleports the actor to the court, so the game is open-ended A-LIFE - Now almost everything can be happened, there's a chance to meet any NPC's on other levels - Sometimes the army raids, sometimes not, this is totally random, too - The mutants are making their ways through pass the Zone in big hordes - The mutants are entering places what they aren't entered before, so there's an increased chance to meet them in human-being places REALISM - All weapons are strongers and well-balanced - Almost to all weapons be able to attach addons - Added realistic sounds to the weapons, rounds, ammos, materials, environment - NPC's are bleeding, if they are hurted then fall down to the ground, and if they don't receive any medkits about a minute, then they die - Bandages and foods don't heal the actor - The average bleeding don't stop by itself, only the minor - Added realistic head-bobbing to the actor when he is heavily wounded - Well-balanced armor degradation - The crosshair is reduced to a dot - Reduced HUD and removed NPC counter STEALTH - The NPC's can't notice the actor during night if his flashlight is turned off - If the actor turns on the flashlight, then his enemies spot him immediatelly - Reduced the sound volume of the Knife, now it's a dangerous and invisible weapon during night, presumably the NPC's won't notice the actor if he is smart enough WEATHER - There are 24 hours cycle weathers in all levels - The night is dark and scary - Restored the Sun and the Moon - Atmospheric sky textures BLOWOUT - The blowout is totally random, you never know that when it will start - The blowout spawns mutants and artifacts in random places - The NPC's are falling down when the blowout starts, and they stunned to the ground when it explodes, also the actor is slowered and has got some minor effectors - The blowout is dark at night and shiny at daylight - If the weather is rainy, then the blowout increases the intensity of the rain, the thunders and the wind MUTANTS - Added all cutout mutants (Dwarf, Chimera, Cat, Zombie, Izlom) - They have got so many different types of skins - Added the Psy Dog as a new mutant (with attack effector) - Two boss enemy characters (Burer and Koshei) - you can kill them with special methods VEHICLES - Added all drivable vehicles (Niva, Zaz, Kamaz, Tractor, UAZ, BTR, Moskvich) - The vehicles aren't floating - Well-balanced driving properties - Added realistic engine and gear sounds to the UAZ ARTIFACT ACTIVATION - This is a method of transforming the artifacts created by an anomaly back to the anomaly they were originally created in - Each artifacts have got different HUDs MISCELLANEOUS - Replaced main menu music - Main menu from the 2215 beta - Added the "Turn on the engine" to the options/controls - NPC's can buy everything from the actor but in very low prices - All traders can repair - New stalker and weapon textures - More types of skins of stalkers and bandits - Sleeping bag - Replaced some dialog sounds to russian - Added some songs to the camping stalkers[/quote] EDIT: Don't forget to grab the [url="http://stalker.filefront.com/file/Oblivion_Lost_Cumulative_Patch;88621"]patch[/url]!!
we fixed what we found.
overhauled to the new environment of the game including the sounds and stalkers. The weapons are edited too. And ALL particles are enhanced, like artifacts, anomaly's, post-processes like radiation, night-visions, Extreme explosions, Extreme anomaly blowouts, even the leaves falling of a bush or tree are edited (don't know you'll see the difference) But the file that is in this file that makes that possible is Particles.xr a file that was 1.4 mb to 1.5 mb, and that seems not much but in effects that's 300 effects more. Even mutants have their own particle like boodsucker invisibility. Just check it out! Float32 And Sky4ceGraphics 1.78 included too.[/quote] This mod is a complete overhaul of the texturs, sounds, weapons, particle effects and much more.
from 1.1 release.
2.2. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Obl.Lost 2.2 patch 1.0004-->>http://stalker.filefront.com/file/Oblivion_Lost_22_for_10004;93167 Obl.Lost 2.2 patch 1.0005-->>http://stalker.filefront.com/file/Oblivion_Lost_22_for_1005;93039 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's simply the full Italian translation of the files needed to play with Oblivion Lost 2.2 in Italian language. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
site on 12-08-2009. All comments were lost unfortunately. [/b] An oft-praised mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl which combines many different mods to massively upgrade the game without major gameplay changes, giving you a polished yet pure Zone experience. Contained within are new textures, sounds, music, sky, weather system and visual effects, along with bug fixes, AI improvements, upgraded graphics, ragdoll physics, a revamped user interface and so much more.
may not know Spanish, but that's fine, I'll make an English Patch for version 1.0 of this mod. The mod is a compilation of existing mod, and the merging of such, plus some tweaks and other interesting things I found scavenging the unpacked vanilla gamedata files. So, the mod mainly contains: No time limit on quest, no headbobbing real gun names and damage extended torch range CLEAR SKY ARTIFACTS (I recycled ShoC artifacts, couldn't change the meshes but tweaked textures and aritfacts values, thanks to Vintar on GSC forums). Photorealistic Zone (Argus team) SWO 3 + ALL Addons (excepting extras) + hotfix 2 + AAO (from imperialreign) repair mod 2.0 some skins improved the current night vission using the .ppe files from "additional NV" (imperialreign) some nice sking from some people (credits on Spanish Readme until I make English Patch) Rules on Engagement + AI Pack RC + AI Additions + compatibility patch (artistpavel) my own Strelok suit (hand over Ghost Suit and get Strelok Suit that Ecologist was saving for Ghost xD) Exo and SEVA's from Monolith, Mercs, Duty and Freedom on sale GAUSS RIFFLE ON SALE (with ammo at eco. bunker on yantar) Fused the ShoC and CSky maps 8 Artifact slots on belt and other little tweaks I made myself... Why is no English patch yet? I want to make sure that I'll not make any other change to text files, so I can translate myself from spanish to English every file. Please be patient.
the final NPP mission), improved A-Life, and so much more!!! This patch adds in many new features, such as... [quote]Reworked stalker AI - the npc's are avoiding the anomalies - the npc's are throwing grenades - totally reworked stealth and reactions - there are no dead npc's around campfires Weapons - all weapons reworked, they have realistic recoil - beta-style weapon positions in HUD - new weapon AK-47 (new model) Re-enabled controller AI - the controller can take control on the npc's and lead them against his enemies - if and npc is inside the controller's aura, then he immediatelly become zombified - when the controller die, then npc return to normal npc what was before Extended random events - now not just the fractions attack each other, the mutants are trying to take territories - a message will notice you, like in the fraction wars - you can had some surprises in each levels Reworked weather - the weather is much more realistic and fit in to Chernobyl - there are no more suddenly intensive storms, they are balanced - much better blowout appearance, has got a new effector Quest management - sidequests and autoquests has no time limit - you can obtain the quests again after 1 day - show reward included Reworked spawning system - now much more mutants respawning, but not the same type of mutants was before - there's a chance to meet a bloodsucker instead of a dog - using the sleeping bag increases the respawn chance in the actual level Textures - beta style actor arm textures - new skins for some mutants - unique Chimera skin Other - added a better effector to the Psy Dog - italian and french translation - more blowout hideouts[/quote] [b]This patch requires that [url="http://stalker.filefront.com/file/Oblivion_Lost;86329"]Oblivion Lost 1.3[/url] be installed but you DO NOT NEED Patch 1.3.2. installed.[/b]