Faiakes Mod

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It's here! Version 1.4 of Faiakes Mod has arrived, and it's looking better than ever. Included in this mod is a bunch of other mods that have been released separately, and combining them all together in the same package makes for a huge change in the game experience.

There are also gameplay improvements: "Finding S.T.A.L.K.E.R. too frustrating and slow? This mod is meant to bring the game closer to the FPS genre than the RPG one. This mod is meant for Veteran and Master level, otherwise it'll make the game too easy."

The readme for this mod is also fantastic, and includes a gargantuan amount of information and tips on S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s perks.

A very groovy mod, and is highly recommended. :mepimp:

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Stalker_Faiakes Mod v1.4



========== Description ==========

Finding S.T.A.L.K.E.R. too frustrating and slow? This mod tries to bring the game closer to the FPS genre than the RPG one. 

***NOTE***
The Stalker Faiakes mod is meant for Veteran and Master level, otherwise it'll make the game too easy.



========== Major features ==========

- Buy almost EVERYTHING from any trader.
- Have non-degrading Armor and Weapons.
- Have reliable (non-misfiring) weapons.
- Have all MP5s fitting in your small weapon slot.
- Have side-quests without a time limit.
- Be able to carry more (300kg instead of 50kg).
- More gruesome blood effects.
- Add scopes, silencers, and grenade launchers to more weapons.
- Better english text dialogues and descriptions.
- Better looking skins for weapons.
- Accurate weapon stats.



========== Change Log ==========

1.3 -> 1.4

- Added Gohda's Retextured AK-74u and AK-74 mod (mix & match)
- Added Gohda's Retextured USP - Stainless Steel Slide (mix & match)
- Added Gohda's Retextured Winchester 1300 - Wood Parts
- Added SMASHER4YA's lr300_spas12_deagle_beretta_sounds mod
- Added Akame's akamestalkersaund mod v1.1 (mix & match)
- Added dDefinder's Improve Sound Effects v0.4 (mix & match)
- Added Wildwing's G36 crosshair mod [haven't heard back from you but your readme allows(?) it]
- Added Wildwing's l85 crosshair mod [likewise]
- Added Cryomerk's Reskin Pack #1 G36/Sig550/AKM74 (mix & match)
- Added Mattressi's Gritty Chrome Desert Eagle re-skin v1.0
- Added further gameplay advice to the guide
- Added installation details.
- Exoskeleton (unique) had its price increased to 110.000
- SEVA suit had its price increased to 62.000
- Corrected 1.2 -> 1.3 log: Gauss riffle had its price increased to 32000 not 28000

1.2 -> 1.3

- Added Josh's (YourMessageHere) STALKER Realistic-looking Weapon Pack, without the text modifications (mix & match)
- Added Balnazzar's Retexture Mod v1.0 (mix & match)
- Added in weapons' description the precise figures for: Range, Accuracy, Rounds per second, Mag size
- FT 200M had its accuracy increased to match the GP 37
- FT 200M had its fire distance increased to match the GP 37
- FT 200M had its fire rate slighty increased
- FT 200M had its zoom increased by ~75%
- FT 200M had its price increased to 38000
- Gauss riffle had its fire rate increased by 50% (takes 1.5sec per shot instead of 2sec)
- Gauss riffle had its zoom increased by 33%
- Gauss riffle had its price increased to 32000
- Added gameplay advice to the guide
- Added the ReadMe files of all the mods I use in mine
- Corrected 1.1 -> 1.2 log: Noiseless Viper had its accuracy increased by 33% not 20%

1.1 -> 1.2

- Added tharawdeal's Raw's Revamp Mod v1.1, improving the English text.
- Addded Swifty Magee's Additional Add-ons v1.0 mod.
- Added AntiWiggin's Tweaked Blood V1.3 mod.
- Noiseless Viper (mp5) can now use both 9x18 + 9x19 bullets.
- Noiseless Viper (mp5) can now fit in small weapon slot.
- Noiseless Viper has an ammo mag of 40 now.
- Noiseless Viper has increased accuracy by 33%.
- Noiseless Viper now costs 3200, to balance it out and because the trader mod makes it too easy to have unique items.
- Viper 5 has increased accuracy by 20%.
- Viper 5 now costs 2600, to balance it out and because the trader mod makes it too easy to have unique items.
- Gauss rifle does not prevent you from sprinting (I never got that. It's neither too big nor too heavy).
- FT 200M has an ammo mag of 40 now.
- Reduced carry load to 300Kg, as many people found it ridiculous (have added a guide below, though, on how to change it to whatever you want).
- Added/improved the description of all 3 mp5 weapons (and will continue in next version for all weapons).

1.0 -> 1.1

- Replaced gullgotha's NoDegradeArmor mod, which wasn't working properly with 
PiIsARational's Armor Decay Mod v.01, which works perfectly.



========== Installation ==========


Extract and place the gamedata folder to (usually):

...\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl


***NOTE***

- If you already have an MP5 in your inventory, you may lose it. Sell it/save 
it somewhere first before using this mod.

- If you can't get this (or any other mod) to work, you just need to modify the file fsgame.ltx, which is in the same folder where you placed the gamedata folder of this mod.

Simply, right-click on fsgame.ltx, choose 'open with', click the bottom option 'Choose Program...', select  Notepad from the list, check the option below to always open that type of file woth Notepad and then click 'OK'.


Open the file and the second line will look like this (a bit more spread apart but ignore that):

$game_data$ = false| true| $fs_root$| gamedata\

Replace the first 'false' with a 'true' and the whole thing should look like:

$game_data$ = true| true| $fs_root$| gamedata\


Save, close and you'll find your mods work fine now.



========== Credits ==========

In alphabetical order


Akame			for: akamestalkersaund mod v1.1

AntiWiggin's 		for: Tweaked Blood v1.3 mod

Balnazzar		for: Trader Mod v1.1 

Balnazzar		for: Retexture Mod v1.0

Cryomerk		for: Reskin Pack #1 (G36/Sig550/AKM74)

dDefinder		for: Improve Sound Effects v0.4

Gohda			for: Retextured AK-74u and AK-74 mod

Gohda			for: Retextured USP - Stainless Steel Slide

Gohda			for: Retextured Winchester 1300 - Wood Parts

gullgotha		for: No1DegradeUniqueWeapons Mod Version v1.0

gullgotha		for: NoDegradeNormalWeapons Mod Version v1.0 

gullgotha		for: Endurance Mod Version v1.1 

Lokbomb 		for: Viper to Pistol Slot Mod

PiIsARational		for: No time limit on quests Mod v0.01

PiIsARational		for: Armor Decay Mod v.01 

SMASHER4YA		for: lr300_spas12_deagle_beretta_sounds mod

Swifty Magee		for: Additional Add-ons Mod v1.0

tharawdeal		for: Raw's Revamp Mod v1.1

YourMessageHere		for: STALKER Realistic-looking Weapon Pack

SMASHER4YA		for: lr300_spas12_deagle_beretta_sounds mod


All changes, beyond what the credited mods originally offer, are mine.
All changes, not credited to a specific modder, are mine.



========== Guidance ==========


--- Weapons and Armour ---

1. Save your money and make the first thing you buy the Noiseless Viper (or at least the Viper 5 9x18). Then start saving for a proper assault rifle.

2. Beware. All mp5s are useless for long distance shooting. Don't waste your ammo. Their firing range is only 200m. Either get close or get away.

2. Don't buy absolutely anything (other than bullets) until you can afford the FT 200M. Once you have it, use it as a sniper rifle (single shots) mostly, as you won't be able to afford loads of bullets just yet (nor need to use it on auto for close combat at the time). Also, buy a silencer for it. It will actually reduce your presence in some occasions and allow you to surprise more enemies.

3. Use the Noiseless Viper or the Viper 5 9x18 for close combat for as long as you can get away with it (eventually enemies will be strong for it).

4. After getting the FT 200M start saving for armour. Don't bother waste your money on anything but: the SEVA suit (your first armour purchase) and the Exoskeleton PNB-4UZ (your second armour purchase). You'll find yourself using the SEVA suit most of the time and the Exoskeleton on few occassions of close combat with heavily armed and armoured enemies.

5. Once you have these and before venturing into the Brain Scorcher quest you have to make yout final purchase, which is the Gauss riffle. Don't bother buying more than 50 rounds, unless you like using it. The FT 200M will suffice for most situations.


--- Misc ---

1. Unless you're desperate for bullets never completely sell certain artefacts. Keep at least one of a kind as side-quests tend to repeatedly ask for them. These are: Jellyfish, Meatchunk, Night Star, Moonlight, Gravi.
Also, slain some dogs, fleshes, boars, bloodsuckers, etc? Search their bodies and keep any tails, hoofs , eyes, etc. Keep 2-3 of each as side-quests will often request one. Bloodsucker tentacles alone will fetch you 3000 each.
However, you can sell the following as you won't find them any usefull or have to use them: Goldfish, Battery, Slugg, Pellicle. You'll necer need more than 2 of the Flash artefact for yourself (and it is only requested once in a quest).
Remember: giving an artefact as part of a quest will get you more money plus extra items.

2. Having enough money is possible if you scavenge every single body, take every little quest and pursue every single hidden stash. Do this consistently and you'll always be well equiped before getting into difficult situations.



========== Changing this mod ==========


--- Altering load capacity ---

Go to: gamedata\config\

open file: system.ltx

find line: max_weight	= 300 

change to the number you prefer then,


Go to: gamedata\config\creatures

open file: Actors.ltx

find lines:
max_item_mass	= 300 
max_walk_weight	= 300 

and apply the same number as with max_weight.


--- Weapon Add-ons ---

These are the weapons altered so that with silencers attached they still have the same bullet damage, speed, and accuracy as when non-silenced.

w_abakan.ltx
w_ak74.ltx
w_ak74u.ltx
w_beretta.ltx
w_colt1911.ltx
w_desert_eagle.ltx
w_fort.ltx
w_g36.ltx
w_groza.ltx
w_hpsa.ltx
w_l85.ltx
w_lr300.ltx
w_mac10.ltx
w_mp5.ltx
w_pm.ltx
w_sig220.ltx
w_sig550.ltx
w_ups.ltx
w_walther.ltx

Open with notepad to undo or apply different effect of the silelcer on the weapon.


--- Skins ---

If you don't like the way a weapon looks now, just go to:

...\gamedata\textures\wpn

and delete accordingly.



========== Copyright ==========

You may modify it.
You may distribute it.
You may include it into your mods but please give me & respective authors the credit (see credits).
You may NOT charge money for it (apart from minimum shipping costs & format (e.g. CD).
You can do all of the above without asking me but I would appreciate the courtesy of an e-mail.



========== Contact ==========

Faiakes

faiakes AT hotmail.co.uk

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