HUD & Blood MOD

This mod changes the HUD of the game, and makes the blood effects better.

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This mod changes the HUD of the game, and makes the blood effects better.

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05/01/2007

HUD & Blood MOD v1.3 (for STALKER v1.0001)

This mod changes;
 - Design of HUD
 - Smaller crosshair & icons
 - New blood effects (wall marks and splash)

My English is not good, so please check preview jpgs.

  v1.3 ---------------------------------------------------------
       - I made 2 HUD layouts;
          A. The minimap window is in lower left corner (same as old version)
          B. The minimap window is in upper left corner
           Please see [Install] section.
       - Fixed Alpha-Channel, Mipmap, and DXT compression on textures
          (fixed "big grey square" issue. thank you Broken181 and Faiakes!!)
       - Fixed some errors on config files
       - Minor changes
  ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
  * Why did you combine 2 different mods?
    Both mods modify the same file (system.ltx), so I packed them for easy installation.
    You can separate them easily.
    
  * About Stance indicator
    The stance icons are only displayed while you are crouching/deep crouching.
    
  * About new warning icons
    I have deleted some warning message texts from HUD and replaced with new flashing warning icons
          "The weapon has jammed. you need to reload"                             -> broken bullet icon (under the crosshair)
          "Hazourdous radiation level. Protection requierd to pass"               -> human skull icon (right corner of HUD)
          "Critical psi-emission level. Leave the dangerous zone immediately."    -> exploded brain icon (right corner of HUD)
          "You're too heavily loaded to continue"                                 -> backpack icon (right corner of HUD)
          "You're too exhausted to walk"                                          -> deleted (I think it's obvious)
          "Item Used", "Saved", and "Task completed/failed"                       -> unchanged
	  
[Install]

	1. Copy all files from "gamedata" into;
	   ..\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\gamedata

	2. (I'm not sure whether this procedure is required or not for this mod)
	   Open "..\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\fsgame.ltx" with a text editor.
	   Change the second line to;
	   $game_data$   		= true|		true|	$fs_root$|		gamedata\

	3. No need to restart the game from beginning. Just load your saved data.
	
	4. I have moved the minimap window into lower left corner of HUD. 
	   If you don't like this change, you can try another layout.
	   Copy all files from folder named "another layout" into;
	   ..\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\gamedata
	   This will bring the minimap window to upper left corner. 
	
[Upgrade]

	Overwrite old files with new ones.

[Uninstall]

	Delete all files. I think there will be no impact on your saved data.
	
[Separate install]

	If you want new blood effects only:
          1. Extract my mod and open the folder named "gamedata"
          2. Delete 2 folders named "..\config\ui" and "..\textures\ui"
          3. Open "..\config\system.ltx" with a text editor and go to the line 183.
             Then change "cross_length = 0.002" to "cross_length = 0.015" (default value).
          4. Install

	If you want new HUD only:
          1. Extract my mod and open the folder named "gamedata"
          2. Delete 2 folders named "..\texutures\pfx" and "..\textures\wm"
          3. Open "..\config\system.ltx" with a text editor, go to the [bloody_marks] section (line 156-167).
             Then change values as follows (default values).
             
		[bloody_marks]
		wallmarks			= wm\wm_blood_1,wm\wm_blood_2,wm\wm_blood_3
		dist				= 2.0 ;2.4
		max_size			= 0.4 ;0.3
		min_size			= 0.06
		nominal_hit			= 0.5

		blood_drops			= wm\wm_blood_drop_1,wm\wm_blood_drop_2,wm\wm_blood_drop_3,wm\wm_blood_drop_4
		start_blood_size		= 0.4
		stop_blood_size			= 0.025

          4. Install

[Known Problems]

	Single Player: None

	Multi Player: Since this mod changes a few config files, you can't connect unmodded server with this mod installed. 
		
		When you want to play multiplayer, rename the following folder (like "@gamedata");
		"..\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\gamedata"
		 
		If you do this, all of the custom stuffs you installed will be temporary disabled.
		You should re-rename the folder to "gamedata" after playing.
	 
[Using with another mods]

         * As far as I know, this mod works with 90% of recently released mods without any modification.
         * When you want to test another blood effects mod, just overwrite my textures with ones you want to use.

	I edited "..\gamedata\config\system.ltx" to get a smaller crosshair and bigger blood effects.
	This can be a cause of problems when using with another mod modifying "system.ltx".
	In that case, delete my "system.ltx" and do the following.

	1. Open system.ltx from the mod you want to use (or currently using) with a text editor.
	2. Change line 156-167 as follows.
	
		[bloody_marks]
		wallmarks			= wm\wm_blood_1,wm\wm_blood_2,wm\wm_blood_3,wm\wm_blood_4,wm\wm_blood_5,wm\wm_blood_6,wm\wm_blood_7,wm\wm_blood_8,wm\wm_blood_9
		dist				= 7.0  ;2.0 ;2.4
		max_size			= 0.42 ;0.4 ;0.3
		min_size			= 0.18 ;0.15 ;0.06
		nominal_hit			= 0.35 ;0.38 ;0.4 ;0.5

		blood_drops			= wm\wm_blood_drop_1,wm\wm_blood_drop_2,wm\wm_blood_drop_3,wm\wm_blood_drop_4
		start_blood_size		= 0.7 ;0.4
		stop_blood_size			= 0.2 ;0.025

	3. Go to the line 183. Change "cross_length = 0.015" to "cross_length = 0.002".
	4. Install all of my files except "system.ltx". 
	
[Change Logs]

	v1.2 -----------------------------------------------
	  - Remade blood effects (all textures are now 256*256, less jaggy, more variations)
	  - Noise meter is back (sensitivity: original * 1.5)
	  - Readded crosshair for grenade throwing (a small transparent white circle) 
	  - HUD design slightly changed
	  - Deleted some warning message texts from HUD and replaced with new flashing warning icons

	v1.1 -----------------------------------------------
          - Stamina bar is back
          - HUD design changed
          - Very minor fixes
          - Now compatible with Balnazzar's Transport Mod
            (When you get into the vehicle, the armor Indicator turn into the car health indicator)

	v1.0 -----------------------------------------------
          - HUD elements are relocated to get a clear view.
          - The stance icons are only displayed while you are crouching/deep crouching.
          - Deleted unnecessary HUD elements (stamina bar, noise meter, floppy disk icon etc..)
          - Smaller crosshair
          - No crosshair (a white circle) while you unarmed
          - Modified blood puff (hit effects)
          - Bigger blood wall marks (and more texture variations. these are made from unused STALKER textures)
          - Compatible with all screen resolutions (I hope so..)
	
[Credits]

	I learned how to edit "system.ltx" from Huztle's Stalker Mod. Thank you Huztle!
	Big thanks to Broken181 and Faiakes for helping me to fix texture issues.
	Stalker Files, thank you for hosting my files. 
	Long live STALKER!! 
	
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 pseudoant(pseudoant@gmail.com)

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