I didn't make it!
Hello there, fellow STALKERs...
I recently started replaying Clear Sky after a year-long hiatus... It was still installed on my PC, mods and all, so I just went ahead and patched it up to 1.5.10 or whatever the latest version was, and started playing it again.
One thing that I immediately noticed, and it buggered me off, was the the campfires were all extinguished! Everywhere! They would only slowly fade into being when STALKERS sat down next to them, but would fade back to invisible state whenever they left. The fact that there are now no fires at night to take advantage of the lighting really brings down the atmosphere, and I don't know what could be causing it.
I tried looking through the gamedata folder for any scripts/configs that might cause this effect, but to no avail... In the game it messes up the night atmosphere, because the fires played an important graphical and gameplay-wise role for me... And now I see STALKERs sitting in complete darkness in their bases, and it just seems cold and unwelcoming.
How could I fix this? Has anyone experienced this before? I really don't want to start a new game, and I'm not sure that would even fix the issue. Any help will be appreciated.