I suppose this is essentially a mod request, as I'm pretty sure there is nothing already released that does what I'm looking for.
Have you ever hung around a camp for a while and noticed that, despite the numerous STALKERs standing and wandering around and darkness having fallen long ago, no fire burns in the pit? Maybe you found an abandoned camp and feel like holing up for the night, but would rather not try to heat up that diet sausage with the barrel of your AK? This is why I would love to see a mod that allows the player to start and extinguish fires by "activating" the firepit. It seems like something people would enjoy, though I don't know how feasible it really is.
Any experienced modders care to weigh in on the idea?
I post to get attention
7th July 2009
Thats actually a good idea... I think it could be done through a script file of some sort. Sometimes when the Stalkers sit next to a dead fire it comes to life... Ive seen that before.
neon.petition;4952586Thats actually a good idea...
I thought so. :) And since I was playing CS at the time of the post, and now I'm back on ShoC, I wonder if it could be done for that as well. Though in ShoC the fires are always burning whether there are people around or not, so someone would first have to mod it so they go out if no one is around the camp, and come to life when they sit down, THEN make it so the player can start it without others around.
Ahh... dreams. :P
Dread pwns me!
18th July 2006
Campfires are classed as anomalies I think. There's a zone_ file for them in the misc folder, along with the other anomalies.
Now this is gonna sound like a shameless plug, but if you're willing to wait, the new Inferno mod has that feature. But please don't PM russo asking about it, we're all waiting for him to finish the mod. The less we bug him, the quicker we'll get it =p
Check his youtube page, one of the videos shows him lighting a fire in the rookie camp.
I'm sure it'd be a similar process for modding it into Clear Sky.
Wow, very cool! And yeah, you're right: there is a zone_kampfire.ltx. Might check it out just for giggles, but I'll definitely keep an eye or two open for this Inferno mod. To be honest, the reason I posted about it being added to Clear Sky was because I was playing through it with the OGSM CS mod and kept finding unoccuppied smart terrain points/camps. But seeing as I've always preferred Shadow of Chernobyl, Inferno sounds great.
And it's never a shameless plug if it addresses the OP. ;) Thanks for the info!
EDIT: Oh, and I definitely won't bug the developer of Inferno. I've seen enough needless whinging on a forum devoted to a Deus Ex retexturing project. It just annoys them and does no good. :P
Commander of Duty
31st July 2009
I hope there will be a mod like that. That campfire is so great especially when you listen to stalkers telling stories :)