I didn't make it!
I’m going to try and some this up as easily as possible…I use that smart mod manager thing which has proven to be very helpful. My first question is…is there any easy way to make mod files ending in .rar work with this? All the zip files all I have to do is drag them over and I’m under the impression that I’m done at that point. Also, is there an easy way to figure out which mods will not work with others? (ie; compatibility issues/crashing)
if you dont know which mods will be compatibel with each other, just try.... mods which will change textures will work. Mods which alter scripts wont. Basicly look which files are in the mod and compare to the ones you have in your gamedata. Have both a file called the same like all.spawn [just an example] they will probably not.
Also a small hint, dont try to merge mod-packs if you never treid to merge easy mods. Its not that hard, just some thinking requiered, "like i want that mod but these textures..." what do you do? you just copy paste them in the mod...maybe rename them. Most time thats all thats needed...
Download 7-Zip and extract .rar files to your Stalker folder. Merging mods is better manually than with SMM, but you will need either Notepad++ or WinMerge.
don't merge mods that requier restart of a game to make it work...