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STALKER General: Dead in the middle of the day edition

Please read/search the FAQs and OPs before posting questions.

FAQ: http://pastebin.com/FUPEbLiv

>The Zone Manual: Every Mod You’ll Ever Need for the True Ukrainian Experience
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=121125400

>BugTrap, Crash To Desktop, Freeze/Lockup? Find your crash log.
Check your Documents/STALKER-SHOC/logs folder for the SOC crash log, other STALKER games use similar STALKER-folders under Documents. Steam users: the game uses the $app_data_root$ path on first line of fsgame.ltx in your STALKER install folder.
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Find the last few lines of the text file, and copy-paste those in the thread if you want help.

>Anon’s (Almost) Complete STALKER Mod Repository, includes starter packs
https://mega.co.nz/#F!zEtSxC4J!eRsovn-n098UpRtLDmr5_w

Some mod reviews: http://pastebin.com/u/TheREVIEWER

>The (WIP) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Build Repository compiled by Ardias
https://mega.co.nz/#F!kFtnBTSb!K-RlA1TVxlJGl86yE1c6fw
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ZoA for SoC: http://www.moddb.com/mods/zone-of-alienation-mod/
ZoA FAQ by TKGP: http://pastebin.com/pKBibDLS

Misery for CoP: http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-misery/

Reminder: MS Update KB2670838 breaks your DX10/11 games including Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat. You can safely uninstall it.

>Experimental LuaJIT .dll file by Bangalore for CoP, initial reports indicate better performance in script heavy mods
http://www.gsc-game.com/main.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr3&thm_page=1&thm_id=6030&sec_id=18
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Watch for the updates to a site Repoman set up. We might be changing the pasta soon.
http://cheeki.violates.me/

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R Start Guide Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)09:55 No.60177983
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-Start with SoC (of course!). Try without big mods first! Look for mods later. Proper play order is SoC > (CS) > CoP.
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-ZRP (Zone Reclamation Project) is a fine mod for 1st timers, as it does not change gameplay or graphics, only fixes errors in the game.
-For Clear Sky there’s SRP (Sky Reclamation Project). Both ZRP and SRP can be found in Starter Packs. Check repository, too.

-AMK 1.4 for challenge, atmosphere and more content. Complete 2009 for visuals and slightly easier gameplay. LURK for total overhaul. ZoA if you found even AMK too easy!
-Play on a high difficulty. Master is the best. Improves AI and gun-damage, to both ways.
-Disable crosshair. Trust us, you don’t need it, you don’t want to hip-fire unless targets are just a few meters away from you.

-Check your other Options and key-bindings! Read the Manual! These can teach you more than you’d imagine.
-In the beginning, choose to get “Brainwashed”, this gives you a short tutorial.
-Read your in-game PDA often!
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-In fights, always use cover. Stay low. Aim with your weapons. Set automatic guns to semi- or burst-mode for more accuracy.
-Aim for the head. From long distance aim to center mass.
-Select your ammo-type according the enemy. AP-rounds against most humans, regular ammo against mutants or less armored personnel.

-Don’t hoard too much stuff with you. Vodka and food weight a ton, so don’t have too much with you. Only loot what you need, or what you can sell quickly for some nice cash. Drop extra stuff to some stash to await your return.
-Explore! You may find tons of free items, alternative routes and interesting things. Just remember to save often!

Stick with the game. It gets better, more awesome, and in a way “easier” the further you get! Don’t let the beginning discourage you!

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>The Zone Manual: Every Mod You’ll Ever Need for the True Ukrainian Experience
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=121125400

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HUD Guide, How to Mod, Reducing/Removing Headbob, and More Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)09:57 No.60178060
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>HUD Guide
See pic. See FAQ, too.
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AMK and ZRP DO NOT MIX! Graphics mods in the Starter Pack can be merged with other mods but read instructions first.

>Removing Headbob/Head Bob/Head Bobbing/Shakey-Brakey Camera/Wake Up Spinning
Type “cam_inert 0.1” or “cam_inert 0” in the console to reduce or remove the camera inertia, which keeps the player moving, turning or swaying after the keyboard/mouse motion input has stopped.

If that’s not enough: While the player is moving, the headbob motion is controlled by run_amplitude, walk_amplitude and maybe limp_amplitude under the [bobbing_effector] section in gamedataconfigmisceffectors.ltx. This file is included in many mods. Set those to zero to remove the head bobbing/swaying when moving, or just reduce them. ZRP has Modifier option for this.

>BugTrap, Crash To Desktop, Freeze/Lockup? Find your crash log.
Check your Documents/STALKER-SHOC/logs folder for the SOC crash log, other STALKER games use similar STALKER-folders under Documents. Steam users: the game uses the $app_data_root$ path on first line of fsgame.ltx in your STALKER install folder.
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Find the last few lines of the text file, and copy-paste those in the thread if you want any assistance. A list of common crashes and bugs can be found here: http://www.metacognix.com/stlkrsoc/CrashesStillInTheGame.html

>Short Marked One
In vanilla SoC / ZRP the player’s eye-level is too low compared to other humans by default. You can edit this with ZRP’s modifier, using Actor.cfg to install actor.ltx, choose Camera Viewpoint entry and raise it from default 0.85 to 0.94.

Most overhaul mods do fix the player’s height by default.

Doggy’s Video SoC Starter Pack Installation Tutorial w/links for SoC, CS and CoP Starter Packs (DON’T DOWNLOAD .exe installers!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHWKexK7B_8&hd=1
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…and the vanilla vs SP visual comparison:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kS0JF_iEfc&hd=1

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Performance Tweaks, Steam Tips Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)09:59 No.60178143
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Before you ask anything: READ THE FAQ!
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The famous TweakGuides guide to STALKER SoC: http://www.tweakguides.com/STALKER_1.html
Advanced tweaking starts here: http://www.tweakguides.com/STALKER_7.html
The -noprefetch command line tweak is on page 10.

Guide for Clear Sky: http://www.tweakguides.com/ClearSky_1.html

>measuring FPS
You can see fps-counter and other stats by typing this to console:
rs_stats 1
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>Performance tips:
The in-game AA slider DOES NOT WORK in SoC. You can force AA on through your GPU’s control panel. Avoid anything above 2x for minimal performance hit! Also AA might put a two-line border around your screen.

In CS and CoP, if you use ENHANCED FULL DYNAMIC -mode, set its three specific settings (SSAO, Sun Quality, Sun-shafts) to LOW. You won’t notice quality difference, but your performance will skyrocket!

Another easy way to improve visuals and reduce random stuttering is to lower Vision- and Lighting distance, plus Object-Quality bar to around 50%. Again quality difference is minimal, but fps improves.

Reducing the Grass Density a point or two also may help stuttering outdoors. Some stuttering is just the game switching stuff online.

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Steam players: Disable compatibility mode on the Steam launcher and on the STALKER game. Check to see if your antivirus is being a little too helpful. Turn off Xfire. More info at Steam STALKER sub-forum.

Sometimes Steam has two user file locations, but it uses the one shown on the first line in fsgame.ltx in your STALKER install folder. That tells the game where to find user files like user.ltx, saves and log files.

Reminder: MS Update KB2670838 breaks your DX10/11 games including Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat. You can safely uninstall it.

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Mod Lists and Reviews Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)10:01 No.60178228
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Mods can provide a great new experience for stalkers. Here are some mod recommendations for all STALKER games.

>Where can we get the mods?

One useful link:

>Anon’s (Almost) Complete STALKER Mod Repository (see image)
https://mega.co.nz/#F!zEtSxC4J!eRsovn-n098UpRtLDmr5_w

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>Reminder that there is now a backup if you can’t download from MEGA.
http://cheeki.violates.me/stalker/

>Doom’s Mod Merge (SoC)
https://mega.co.nz/#!41hAERzb!PzZ3HUIysd-UUEKsPcmaMROTDaUP80d6p4kMiQmVqOU

>Something resembling a fixed translation of SGM 2.2 (CoP)
https://mega.co.nz/#!fEogwJ7A!UGJPRX9PH1fin3VJy0Sl5jdhoPY50OdT7R2GD4RlFsU

Rasputinator had some mod-related stuff, but still no word on restoring the site.
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But are the mods good? To find out, be sure to check out some of these reviews by REVIEWER.

Shadow of Chernobyl
>Legendary review
http://pastebin.com/1Cwue0yE
>LURK 1.1
http://pastebin.com/ArwWyMXX
>Priboi Story review
http://pastebin.com/ZCMkUXzT
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>RMA (Old Storyline Restoration) review
http://pastebin.com/pptw5pMP
>Secret Trails 2 review
http://pastebin.com/fpk6ZcJs
>”STALKERSOUP” review
http://pastebin.com/nWZkjgpt
>”STALKERSOUP” (db version) review
http://pastebin.com/61gUQUa6
>Super Mod Pack 2.4 mod review
http://pastebin.com/9Nenw9VR
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>Zone of Alienation review
http://pastebin.com/DBXmFQZj
>Autumn Aurora 2 review
http://pastebin.com/frfWi7en

Clear Sky
>The Faction War review
http://pastebin.com/sWerDh1m
>game review with /vg/ provided starterpack
http://pastebin.com/Ae5GSM0P
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Call of Pripyat
>MISERY 1.0 review
http://pastebin.com/FvZjS2ct
>MISERY 2.0.2 + QF review
http://pastebin.com/4FC4QwDE
>Post-review video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezp35JNzE0c

General link: http://pastebin.com/u/TheREVIEWER

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The (WIP) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Build Repository
Over 50 pre-release builds and support utilities – collected in one place by Ardias
https://mega.co.nz/#F!kFtnBTSb!K-RlA1TVxlJGl86yE1c6fw

List of builds:
http://pastebin.com/7R9vZewr

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AMK Mod Guide Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)10:03 No.60178313
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>See pic

Also see FAQ. FAQ has fix for NPCs preferring pistols over rifles; some pistols have ef_weapon_type of 3 – should be 5.

Consider ZoA (Zone of Alienation), too.

Done with vanilla/ZRP ? Want some extra challenge and features?
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Then try out the “defining” Stalker mod, AMK1.4:

http://www.mediafire.com/?8wm243dsc0dlwm7

First run Amk 1.4 setup, then AMK EN patch final.
Install AMK Retranslated last.

If you’re playing on Steam / 1.0005 patch, you NEED to downgrade to 1.0004

You can use same graphical mods found in STARTER PACK with AMK. In case of SWO2.2, remember to apply its own AMK-patch last, or your game will crash!
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[#FDL] = Full Dynamic Lighting, [#SL] = Static Lighting.

>ZRP controller kill function for AMK/ZoA
http://pastebin.com/9iZmEfym

>Controller dBodyStateValide(b) crash fix
http://pastebin.com/81sNfVfq

Looks okay for AMK and AMK-related if they don’t change the file otherwise.

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Not recommended for vanilla! AMK changes a lot of other stuffs in that file.

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Downgrading Your SoC from 1.0005+ to 1.0004 Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)10:05 No.60178398
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Now with an update image

How to Downgrade your Shadow of Chernobyl from 1.0005 or 1.0006 to 1.0004 in order to run AMK or Zone of Alienation
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See image.

>Related links:
These are likewise included in the MEGA Repo and Backups.

>AMK Complete
This guide has everything except for the LURK animations
http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-amk-retranslated/tutorials/installing-amk-with-amk-retranslated

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>LURK animations for AMK Complete
http://www.mediafire.com/?nls6xtfo6ul745r

>Minimal LURK HUD for AMK
http://www.mediafire.com/?vwc1towb54lqo0c

>Something for nobody AMK guide cache
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?mx8ai8sfspxfr9c

>AMK Arsenal
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See the Unofficial FAQ – CTRL F AMK or arsenal

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ZoA 1.07 FAQ Anonymous 02/12/14(Wed)10:07 No.60178487
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http://www.moddb.com/mods/zone-of-alienation-mod/

The cumulative patch for 1.07 has been updated to v13 now.
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>Here is the ZoA FAQ by TKGP. Check it out for important download links and tips.
http://pastebin.com/pKBibDLS

>I can’t into magazines. How do I reload?
Read the patch readme! Also see image.
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