Well I finally finished this game after a hard slog (specially at the NPP level):uhoh: Strewth!!!!!! And I got rich, just before the roof fell in:rolleyes:
The version I'm running is 1.0003. Now I read a lot of rumours that when this 1.0003 patch is installed, it allows you to carry on exploring/playing after completing the main quest. Anyone know how to carry on playing after the end, or was this just a load of balloney that someone stirred up? I'd really like to explore the NPP area at leisure, without the clock ticking down, if it's possible.
Well I haven't tried this yet but i think you need to see the monolith without having lots of money on you. Maybe go back to freedom base and buy a lot of stuff. Then go to Chernobyl.
Don't go to the Wish Granter, those are the 'false' endings. When you're at the top of the big staircase in the NPP, take a right, not a left. Just make sure that you have been doing the main storyline and have picked up the goodies at the hotel in Pripyat prior to entering the NPP.
yeah dont do the "Wish Granter" ending... well seeing them is kinda cool, there are 5 "Wish Granter" endings (false, you die or are dooped and are screwed) and 2 Real Endings in order to do the REAL endings you have to do a few things before you get to the NPP meet up with the Guide, meet Doc, find stash in Pripyat, find secert lab... go that route. no spoiler needed for that there... its all in the game. so there are 7 endings total. what i have done is make a save when i reach the BAR for the first time, do the game to reach one of the endings and start over from that BAR save and do another ending. lota fun! seriously! oh and the REAL ending way... you get to see ALOT more of the NPP back side. you need lota ammo thou... and dont worry bout $ if you are doin the REAL end... makes no diff if you are RICH or BROKE
Looks like it's back to the bar then
Sticky_Mick;3700128Now I read a lot of rumours that when this 1.0003 patch is installed, it allows you to carry on exploring/playing after completing the main quest. Anyone know how to carry on playing after the end, or was this just a load of balloney that someone stirred up?
Sounds like what you're referring to is the "Freeplay" mode promised in one of the mentioned changelists BEFORE 1.003 actually came out. After the patch release though it was clear that they are either going to drop Freeplay mode or put it in via a future patch, as it is NOT part of 1.003.
I hope they come out with free play mode soon because I want to be able to come back from Chernobyl. It isn't as much fun to go if you know you can't come back.
yeah, i declined to join the c-conciousness and ended up in a doorway looking out over the countryside but stupidly went back in to try a different ending and forgot where i'd saved and promptly quicksaved before making a wish.
I didn't make it!
Yeah, they should release a patch to have marked-one return to the exterior of Chernobyl and can just go on indefinitely. The game for me has opened a better chapter in RPG than previous games. Although it is still limited in areas and lore, the unlimited enemy spawns and side quests makes you want to go on and on like the energizer bunny. When you invoke the persona of a stalker it really makes you want to just sit and wait in Pripyat for the monolith and the military to counter-attack. In your nook hugging your "farshooter" it feels like the old Soviet Republic of you know what I'm talking about.
i dont think gettin freeplay mod after getting the "dead" endings is easy..... i mean u jus friggin died at that stupid stone.... hard to expect urself to revive XD