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STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl Mod Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Silva, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Edija Savant Patron

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    These are all legit concerns, but as long as they provide a good framework for modders to expand I can't see it failing. I expect them to move in the direction of Free play more if they were following the trends in the Stalker community. I'm pretty sure they are not going to drop the story or the main quest of some sort but if I was GSC I'd work heavily on faction involvement, immersion, AI and A-life, and the maps first and foremost. Mechanics will inevitably be altered beyond recognition by the modders anyway, if it goes any way like Stalker "1" modding. An easily moddable Stalker 2 game with improved graphics, AI and maps would be a huge success I think. Now, the real concern for me is if they want to further popularize Stalker by making it more accessible, that could be a route that could be very badly received in the Stalker community, especially if the parts that modders like to expand upon suffer. For example, a small very streamlined Zone with corridor like maps would really hurt the game and make it very uninteresting for anyone expecting modders to do anything like Call of Chernobyl. I know the "corridor" thing sounds unreal since we're used to Stalker like it is now, but I saw enough games go down the route of unrecognizable casualization. Another minor wish I'd have is the cities. I'd think it would be great if they would flesh out the buildings more, especially the commieblock flats, it could give the game a lot of soul if the flats were more personal and if you could just access more of them and maybe find some unique leftovers from the people who lived there.
     
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  2. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    So I'll assume all the Stalker games fit into this thread.

    My issue is that I cannot get Autumn Aurora to work at fucking ALL with SoC. I tried 3 different installs of it and it just refused to work. Every time I tried to boot it up, it would toss me a BREAKPOINT error. Running win10 and the GOG version.
     
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  3. Plisken Learned

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    i had plenty of trouble with AA2 and other SoC mods myself. Tried lots of shit, the only thing that reliably worked was getting rid of the ENB. And you know, if one of the major features of your mod is graphicswhoring and you cant even graphicswhore whats the fucking point.

    last i checked they work just fine on my new laptop so i have no idea what the actual root cause is.

    edit: actually no now i remember, it was so much fucking trouble i just binned SoC for good and installed OGSE instead which has its own engine.
     
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  4. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    Chad, I would advise you to get a playstation because if you can't get a mod working with a step by step guide a console is perfect for you

    cuck
     
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  5. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    I turned off ENB and used static lighting on my second install, gave me no luck. Vanilla SoC works flawlessly, but I just hate the gunplay in vanilla Stalker, and unfortunately Arsenal Overhaul does not exist for it. I'd be fine if Stalker: Lost Alpha rebalancing was ported over to SoC since that does the job fine I guess, even if I prefer the punchiness, animations and models of Arsenal more.
    Someone on Moddb said that a Win10 update killed the mod, no idea if that's true or not.
    All I want are realistic weapon models, good animations, better sound and better graphics if possible. Having ejection ports on the wrong side is annoying to a gun autist like me.

    Eat shit. I'm not the only one having issues, it just refuses to work no matter what I did.
    Gamedata is true| true|,
    Have 1.0006 on legit GOG version,
    75 fov, 100 grass distance,
    No ENB, static lighting,
    Sights on 16:9,
    Patched to 4gb,
    CTD regardless.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Edija Savant Patron

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    Why are you not playing the standalone CoP mods everybody else is playing... They have more content, are more refined and certainly less of a pain to get working on a modern machine.
     
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  7. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    Because despite SoC being my first Stalker that I played around 2010-2011 for the first time, I have never completed it. CoP is the only Stalker I have ever finished, and I did that just a few days ago, see sig.
     
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  8. Parabalus Arcane

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    I did the same thing, OGSE is great (barring occasional extreme autism) and installs smoothly, would recommend.
     
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  9. Plisken Learned

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    highly recommend the weapons and HD textures addon: https://mega.nz/#F!vIxjHCgB!cyRYmKi1aDs0gpqTH6t-YA

    basically removes the ugly vanilla models, adds a bunch of new weapons and cleans up the gunplay/less sponge
     
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  10. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    my memory is not that great but isn't that mod for 1.0004 or 1.0005?

    also - props for not choosing Complete garbage mod for playthrough, that shit is overrated
     
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  11. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    The installer says that you should have 1.0006. No.
    From FAQ:
     
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  12. Invictus Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    I think other than ZRP with a few tweaks or Autum Aurora are the best ways to play Shadow of Chernobyl
    OGSE is the best standalone version along with Anomaly for the Call of Chernobyl style open world experience
    (Lost Alpha seems too empty and gimmicky with cheap set up jump scares)
    Misery 1.2 is the best way to experience Call of Pripyat
    As for Clear Sky... I don’t hate it as much as some other fans, and with the SRP and Arsenal mod it become pretty decent, and honestly a decent Stalker game is miles better than 95% of the shooters out there
    A couple of days ago I tried to play Doom and I simply cannot stand that style of gameplay anymore
     
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  13. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    Mmmmm.

    Just to make you optimist that you can do it, I tried to install it, all I needed was two minutes of my time.

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    I will help you, though, because this one is pretty easy and I doubt that it is due to any issue on your computer given that vanilla stalker works.

    A few questions:
    1) Where is your fsgame.ltx located?
    2) Can you publish a stamp of your fsgame.ltx?
    3) Did you tweak fsgame.ltx before or after the install?
    4) Have you got any leftover inside documents of Stalker?

    Your take if you wish to get helped or not

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    cuck
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    just joking
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    by the way, it works on windows 10


     
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  14. Invictus Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Just to make sure I installed this last nite on my windows 10 laptop and everything went smoothly, go that got me thinking did Chad run the game at least one time before installing AA2 to generate the setting files?
    Because other than that this seems very straightforward, either that or the mod file was placed in a filename too long and that caused errors during installation
     
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  15. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    I didn't need to run the game before installing AA2 to make it work, though :P
     
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  16. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    C:\Games\GOG Games\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, aka my root game directory.
    No idea how to do that.
    It's a step that i forgot on my first install, however it's one that I quickly realized and did before installing on all the installs after the first. All installs were also done by deleting the entire game directory and doing a full reinstall.
    Maybe, not something I bothered cleaning out but I will delete everything in it, reinstall the game, run it and try another install in a second. Will edit or post once more when done.

    I did on my third and fourth installs. As previously stated it worked flawlessly vanilla.
     
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  17. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    When "tweaking" the userftx inside the main folder, don't move the paragraph while adding true. Everything must be lined up.
     
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    I have it as such.
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    okay, one last try: can you not use an altered aspect ratio?
     
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    What do you mean by altered aspect ratio?
    Done now. Didn't work, once more.
    No ENB, static lighting, 75fov, patched to 4gb, Gnomus style scopes in 16:9, which is my monitor aspect ratio.
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  22. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    Already tried that as one of many "fixes" for AA2 CTDing. Still applied in GOG Galaxy so no need to do that.
     
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    Stability with AMK Autumn seems garbage too. I CTDed by selecting a dialogue option in the Sidorovich chat, access violation on bugtrap. I have noprefetch and nointro on both the GOG Galaxy client and game shortcut, neither made a difference. Loading a saved game in Sid's bunker also CTDed. I managed to escape Sid's crashbunker of hell by just not selecting that dialogue option, but talking to Wolf about Nimble again CTDed.
    I give up. It appears that my one and only way to play Stalker SOC is to play it vanilla.
     
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  24. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    Ah christ, it appears that AMK AAE is 1.0004 only. Didn't notice that.
     
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  25. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    Seems like you are really unlucky :(

    I will be honest, it's not worth it to play with these mods...

    The fact that you can't clog up the PDA makes playthroughs a long grinding session because as soon as you take one quest you have to absolutely finish it, so you are bound to have long walking session.

    Only mod I miss for now is OGSE and I still didn't play it because even if the 2.10 version and 2.11 work well, they are not the final version and 2.12 crashes at startup every time
     
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