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STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl Mod Thread

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

  1. distant Learned

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    As in they were less accurate overall? How did that make it feel more realistic? I think the accuracy of the enemy was one of the strong points of the STALKER experience, punished for poor positions in engagements, forced to peek properly and reposition as necessary. One of the only FPS games where I've had to run, cover to cover, desperately bandaging. Game is so fucking good.
     
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  2. Curratum Magister

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    The issue is, most of the time you can't even sprint from cover to cover, even if it's 5 meters, you just get one-shot from a shitty-ass bandit with a shitty-ass weapon that fires duds when you kill them and pick it up.

    It's "gamey" stupid difficulty for the most part.

    And yes, I do think it's quite a bit more realistic that a zombified, drooling, groaning former human should not be as accurate as all the other hardasses in the zone.
     
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  3. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    I don't mind stalkers being accurate, but I do hate it when mods make zombies 100% accurate.

    Zombies usually fire badly from the hip from poorly maintained guns, they shouldn't be larping Simo Häyhä.
     
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  4. Curratum Magister

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    Tried to give Anomaly 1.5.1 another go. The more I try to play Anomaly, the more I appreciate my own modpack.

    Spawned in Rookie village, got a quest from Sid, literally walked up the hill at the exit of the village, juuuust past the guard at the entrance and towards the road at the crest of the rise, got attacked by a pack of three wild cat / lynx, tried sprinting back into the village, they two-shot me with giant leaps, then proceeded to kill two more stalkers in the village...

    Reloaded the spawn save, thought it was shitty luck, went up the crest again, four blind dogs attack me from just the opposite side of the crest where the road runs. This time I heroically managed to withstand all of THREE bites from them, before I died.

    This is all happening on the lowest selectable difficulty in the options when you make a character.

    It's so far beyond my comprehension how people enjoy, play and praise this autistic clusterfuck, especially with the bad performance to top things off, it's not even funny.
     
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  5. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    Yeah, I drop the mutant population in the options. 0.75 is much too high and will spawn packs that just invade rookie village.
    The second time I played anomaly on survivalist I had to fight like 3 boars and 5 zombies. Two of the boars ended up in the village and killed a couple of people. It was pretty dumb. I dropped it down to 0.5 and it was a lot more chill.
    You could also try increasing the stalker population too.
     
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  6. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Yes Anomaly defaults stalker population to 0.75 I think. I always shift it higher as otherwise you get a really empty zone.

    Some probably prefer that for atmosphere, but playing Anomaly I want lots of conflict and activity going on.
     
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  7. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    0.5, actually.
    The default is 0.75 mutant and 0.5 human.
    Which means that there are hardly any humans but way too many mutants. I do not remember it being like that in the base games.
    You can't even fine tune it, it's in increments of 0.25. You need an add on if you want make it something like 0.60.
     
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  8. Curratum Magister

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    So, guys... I'm bored, but I want to play STALKER.

    I can't stand going through SoC's story yet again, I just know where all the tricks and plot points and twists are.

    I have a CoC modpack installed and I want to play that, but I want some sort of goal or "thing" to do or achieve, or a sequence of accomplishments to try for, any goal to help me RP and get into it. I have a few hundred hours in CoC and just can't enjoy idly exploring anymore, I need a "thing" to do.

    Any help? The more detailed and elaborate, and including more specific items, locations and accomplishments, the better!
     
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  9. Billy Cockmeme Literate

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    Bad news, puke

    NLC 7 is still nowhere close to being translated.

    DM me if you know russian.
     
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  10. Curratum Magister

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    Installed Anomaly 1.5.1. YET AGAIN.

    I thought, sure, sure, I'll do what people told me to do, decrease mutant population to 0.5, up stalker population to 0.75.

    This time I didn't get murdered by hyper-speed cats that his as hard as a bear on my way out of Rookie village... I had taken on an escort mission to escort a group of NPCs to the pumping station in the swamp, and instead, all 5 of us got attacked by two cats before I got to the exit from Cordon to Swamp, which is all of fucking 250 meters away from Rookie village... But nevermind, we made it, we loaded into the swamp, had a great firefight near the entry point, got some loot, kept escorting them and finding a route through the swamp map where it's sort of safe and away from big NPC camps...

    And then, 100 meters away from the destination zone, we got attacked by TWO MORE CATS, which killed my remaining companions, then one of the cats one-hit crippled me, then killed me with a second blow a second later, while my screen was all red and blurry from the first hit.

    How? How do modders manage to do this? There is so much to love in Anomaly. It's obvious that they've put so much time and effort into so many OTHER aspects of the mod.

    But good god, why would you let those cats in the mod? What is the thought process here, I don't get it... The thing moves about as fast as a chimere and hits as hard as a chimera does in the vanilla games. And it's a FUCKING FERAL CAT, the size of a small bobcat.

    I found online horror stories about snorks being more or less the same - obscene health pools, two shotting you unless you're in an exoskeleton.

    How can someone who made all the good stuff in Anomaly also be so incredibly stupid at the same time? I just don't get it. Fucking modders, man...
     
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  11. Sodafish Arcane

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    lmao modders gonna mod.
     
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  12. Tweed Professional Kobold Patron

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    Bro, do you even no mutant auto aim? Gotta mod the mod.

    EDIT: Right now my problem is striking the right balance between grind, suffering, and fun. I screwed up my run again by giving myself too much reward money for quests while slowing down goodwill. In the end I can scavenge great armor and guns off of dead bodies and pay to have them fixed or fix them myself and I haven't even made it past yantar yet.

    But on the hardest preset everything just takes too fucking long to be fun. I can't seem to find a happy medium.
     
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  13. Sodafish Arcane

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  14. Curratum Magister

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    Regrettably, even after all this time and all this (pointless and wasted) effort, Anomaly is still the heap of shit it was back in 2018.

    I also forgot to mention that this Anomaly episode described above took place on the lowest possible difficulty...

    I have no options left but to fall back to playing my own modpack. Maybe I should check and see if people made any new cool mods that are compatible with CoC 1.5 and see if I can plug them in in the pack, because I have been playing that same package since 2018.

    *sigh*
     
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  15. Billy Cockmeme Literate

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    I'm disappointed, puke. All these newbies playing CoC mods... Back in the good days, DMM was the shit and it still is a good modpack!
     
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  16. Billy Cockmeme Literate

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    How the fuck can you "improve" graphics from a janky 2007 game? No way, puke. First off, it's already perfect. Secondly, it can't handle any modern improvements. DX11 already isn't fully utilized.
     
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  17. Billy Cockmeme Literate

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    Ah yes, puke, go ahead and swap out a few textures for some 4K ones sure, sure. Too bad the level geometry is 17 years old and the textures are barely noticable. Even with new models for the trees, NPCs and items, the game still looks old because the levels themselves are older than half of the new fanbase.
     
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  18. Puukko Arcane

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    Join Arx Fatalis modding discord:

    "Be polite, no sensitive topics, no piracy"

    Very reasonable, I can agree to that.

    Join Stalker modding discord:

    Big paragraph with very heavy handed rules including a whole section on gender and how you need to play nice with trannies and why it doesn't matter (as made evident by the fact you needed to dedicate so much room to it). The vibe I got from it was that they likely had a huge tranny infestation, people rightly noticed as that marks the bell toll for any community, and that probably lead to tons of drama. Obviously, the reasonable thing to do would be to just grab what you need and leave, but I made a sharp U turn before even considering accepting the rules.

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    Discord's been a real double edged sword for modders. On one hand it allows for easy centralized discussion and file sharing, on the other it allows the loonies to double down on their faggotry and egoism. This particular server had 5000 members which easily makes it one of the bigger Stalker servers. So there's a glimpse into the future.
     
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  19. Curratum Magister

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    The server was full of the worst kind of braindeads and annoying fucks long before any sort of infestation it might have had, so no big loss there, honestly.
     
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  20. Curratum Magister

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    But honestly, though, in all seriousness...

    All those old, good, deep and / or moddable games attract trans people like a magnet. I've already gone on about how the Doom community is so full of trans people, you can't even imagine. Not too surprised if they're catching up with Stalker now.

    At the end of the day, those are usually young, impressionable, above-average-intelligence guys who are super sexually frustrated and lonely, so all of this confusion and sexual and emotional frustration ends up as their sudden need to go trans. Codex loves to go on about how insane and degenerate they are, but really, they're guys who couldn't deal well with inceldom emotionally and decided to look for attention and a partner this way. And on the whole, being lonely usually means you love to spend a lot of time with obscure games like Doom and Stalker.

    I mean, it's a bit confusing when you first figure out that the fanbase of your favorite games is suddenly flooding with trans people, but it is what it is, I suppose. And the effect is more pronounced because those communities aren't as big as those of super-massive AAA free to play flavor of the month games.
     
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  21. Billy Cockmeme Literate

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    I don't know which modding server you joined with such a long paragraph and needed to accept, but I guess it's Anomaly. No other modding server I know has super long rules (except C-Con).

    Generally no one cares about the rules and do whatever the fuck they want. Only those who go completely apeshit get tossed. The rules are more of a formality to keep the furry T&S discord police happy. There were some incidents with them...

    Anyways, don't judge a book by its cover, puke. Go in and see for yourself. You'll like it. Just don't expect no-no-words being tossed around. The discord furry police would swoop in.
     
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  22. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    They mock trannies all the time on the Anomaly discord. So I doubt it's that one.
     
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  23. CthuluIsSpy Arcane

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    It might be the Complete Series, because is that is pretty casual and mainstream as stalker mods go.
     
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  24. Curratum Magister

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    Honestly, knowing the kind of human scum that inhabits the Anomaly discord, I'd rather hang out with the trans bunch than with those things.
     
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  25. Billy Cockmeme Literate

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    Hm, might be C-Con then, puke. Haven't been there in a while though. Heard ownership changed, but I still don't like it, since they still harbor the shithead who stole the WIP NLC7 translation and tried to start a new project (instead of just leaving like a proper gentleman). Didn't even say they don't support his actions. Fuck that guy and fuck the management for still being on his side.
     
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