Hello everyone:cya:, Need some help ...:mad: I did not pick-up the decoder while in Pripyat; now that I am in Chernobyl I am stuck. Is it anotherway to open the door or do I have to restart?
If you have or find a Gauss rifle somewhere, you can use it to open the door. Some say an RPG works too. When you find the door to the secret lab, aim the weapon (with scope) just above the lower hinge pin of the door at a slight angle downward and toward the door then drop it. If you do it just right the gun will jam the door open. The door is in Sarcophagus on the second floor after climbing a ladder by a revolving orange light.
In the following link you have a sample, try this way. The Zone Survival Guide - Tips & Tricks Look 'Opening the "final" door without the decoder'
Oh, I forgot to say SAVE BEFORE YOU TRY IT! The gun will often no clip through the door.
Could always edit your mass in the actor file and just throw yourself through the door.