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STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl Mod Thread

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

  1. cretin Savant

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    Nice job, i may have to play through with your version because I played through with OWR3 a long time ago and IIRC some of his edits just fucking broke the game. I remember pripyat being literally EMPTY of a-life except for tushkano. It's also really ANNOYING when people claim to be doing some vanilla shit and then they do stuff like edit the damages or the accuracy because of some halfbaked idea they have about "realism" (the variety of which they got from hollywood movies and low TTK fpses, not actual reality)

    whenever some reddit fag is all like "oh you LIKE bullet sponges?" I feel like
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  2. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    It's amusing because the OWR devs always claimed their mod was solely a weapon graphical upgrade and used to throw shade at the Arsenal Overhaul devs for changing more than weapons.

    Sounds like they are doing the exact same thing.
     
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  3. ferratilis Learned

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    For those who are interested, Anomaly 1.5.1 has been released
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-anomaly/news/stalker-anomaly-version-151-release

     
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  4. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    Someone made another attempt at translating Legend Returns 092.
    More things translated, like skill window and others.
     
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  6. ferratilis Learned

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    Gunslinger now finally has English translation for weapon upgrade trees, made by youtuber Barabaw. It's not perfect, but better than just having item codes in the original version. He also made a review of the game, linked below.
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    You can choose some additional mods from the update page that will work well with Gunslinger.
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  7. RRRrrr Arcane

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    This seems great. Is the mod performance heavy? Or is it just CoP with better guns?
     
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  8. ferratilis Learned

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    Performance will probably be better if you have an nvidia card. For me, the game with Gunslinger was running better on i5-4460 and GTX 970 than on Ryzen 5 3600 with RX 5700 XT, which is sad tbh. I tried using DXVK just out of curiosity, but of course it doesn't work with X-Ray engine.

    As for the mod itself, it's not only better guns. There are many new animations and PiP scopes with proper rendering which could also affect FPS. Also, make sure to disable depth of field because it fucks with new PDA animations. In case of FPS drops, try switching between DX9/10/11 and switching between HDAO and HBAO. With this game, you never know how it will perform.
     
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  9. RRRrrr Arcane

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    Well, I only have an integrated video card that runs CoP well with static lighting. Will that do for the mod?
     
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  10. Malamert Cipher Edgy

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    If I recall correctly, most people just recommend setting SSAO, Sun Quality and Light Shafts to low since there's barely any difference on higher settings and you end up gaining quite a few FPS. Also HBAO for nVidia and HDAO for AMD. DX10 is what you want for vanilla engine CoP. DX11 is kind of a mess and certain things don't work with it, such as campfires casting light and shadows. If you do go for DX11 then you may want to disable tessellation as it's poorly implemented and doesn't end up improving the visuals that much.
     
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  11. ferratilis Learned

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    I tried those settings, results are completely the same. Performance is good until I enter Skadovsk, when FPS goes to around 30 and stays there. Same with DX 10 or 11, SSAO at low or high etc. Meanwhile the GPU is barely utilized. It's just something I have to accept with Stalker. Anomaly runs much better due to being 64-bit, but I got bored with Anomaly already.
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  12. Twiglard Arcane Sad Loser

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    That's never because of running on the amd64 instruction set.
     
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  13. FEDSMOKER m_stalker_wolf0002 Patron

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    someone i know gave the third reborn mod a (mostly) hand-written english translation. i don't know if i'm ready for this

    for reference: the reborn mod series is a series of STALKER: clear sky mods made by resident prosper of the russian modding community. it *is* bugfuck insane
     
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  14. Stavrophore Arcane

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    AMD GPUs run insanely bad on DX11 single core application. Even worse with CPUs focused on multithreading like ryzens vs higher single core/efficiency intels. Basically if you want to play stalker avoid amd gpus and cpus.
     
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  15. FEDSMOKER m_stalker_wolf0002 Patron

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    eh, some engine branches fix that, but otherwise use DX 10 if you're playing CS or COP on a unmodified engine
     
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  16. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    So I went back to CoP. The only mod I'm using is real weapon names because the fake names they use are weird.
    I'm using a AMD rig and I noticed that there are indeed some performance issues. I see some artifacting in the skybox now and then and my GPU fan is really loud.
    I'll try setting it to Dx10 and see if that improves it.
    Other than it, I forgot how fun it was. I haven't played Stalker in a while, and while CoP is still pretty easy (you get way too much ammo), there are still some tense moments.
     
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  17. ferratilis Learned

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    Vanilla in CoP is good and stable, but after playing with mods for so long, I just can't stand vanilla weapons. They feel like plastic toys in comparison to most weapon mods. Especially the shotguns. At least OWR is needed to enjoy the game. Unfortunately, every mod introduces some problems and breaks the already broken balance even more. Especially if you know stash locations, difficulty becomes trivial after finding Snag's OWR version of AK.

    I replay SoC and CoP at least once a year and thanks to great design of maps and the unpredictability of A-Life, it never gets stale or boring. Zaton feels like home, it's such a well designed starting area, one of the best in open world games. There's never a need to look at the minimap because of how many unique landmarks there are. Also, it's not too big so even crossing it with full inventory is not as annoying as in other open world games. Most modern games could learn a thing or two about designing your world just based on Zaton. One thing that is lacking about CoP is the lack of memorable underground locations. SoC did that much better imo.

    If only big mods like Misery or Gunslinger ran better...
     
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  18. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    I just want Zone of Alienation to be fixed and updated.
    That magazine mechanic was cool as hell, a pity that the mod is highly unstable.
     
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  19. distant Educated

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    Had a flick through the thread and decided to try it. Missing translation on some PDA pop-ups but otherwise mostly english. Really cool stuff. Looking forward to Goldsphere.
     
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  20. Malamert Cipher Edgy

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    See if you can find some earlier versions of it. When it was just AMK, the magazine mod and some graphics mods it was pretty stable and worked perfectly fine.
    Also, don't get your hopes up for it ever getting fixed. FatalFunnel cried and fucked off for a while after those meanies on /vg/ shat on his disastrous latest version of the mod. Now he's just making garbage dime a dozen mods for CoC.
     
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  21. Curratum Magister

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    ЗОЛОТОЙ ШАР, am I rite?

    Stay away from this autism, broski, at this point you might as well play OP2.
     
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  22. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    I wouldn't be surprised if ZoA saw that AREA and Anomaly mod have these magazines mods included and it's not worth dealing with it again...

    Goldsphere? Oh right, fun time. Then I went to the wrong location and game just broke and scripts stopped working - it's was weirdly linear for Stalker game.
     
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  23. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    Anomaly has a magazine mechanic?
     
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  24. ferratilis Learned

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    Does anyone know where one can download Misery 1.2 + patch? On their moddb they have 1.0 version afaik, but I don't remember how good that one is? If anyone has the link, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  25. cretin Savant

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    Theres a few addons for anomaly that implement a magazine mechanic.
     
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