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  1. Stalker SoC Troubleshooting FAQ //LAST UPDATE: 7 MAY 1:18 GMT+1
  2.  
  3. Stalker Engine 1.2 Source Code LEAKED
  4. LOST ALPHA TORRENT
  5. http://gameupdates.org/download.php/5770/LOST%20ALPHA%20v1.3000%20DEZOWAVE.torrent
  6. OR
  7. https://mega.co.nz/#F!jFo2GSpB!zJ4-3URXkbGSi2VV4oxizQ
  8. LA is standalone and free, it does NOT require any of the base games.
  9. Currently making a LOST ALPHA FAQ which is down here.
  10.  
  11. Note: I will be posting links to image-guides for some things, the album is here
  12. http://imgur.com/a/8jJ1p#0
  13. Use CTRL+F to search for keywords so you can get your answer faster.
  14.  
  15. In a world where the Xray's Source code has been released, one man has sought to bring to bring justice and sew all patches and right the wrongs of the Xray, from an anonymous production, comes the underrated release of, Stalker, the 1.0008 patch, coming here.
  16. Download at https://www.firedrive.com/file/A4FC4B231ACACB4A
  17. You'll probably need to install VS2013 redist from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784
  18. Who knows what's in it for the future. I think
  19.  
  20.  
  21.  
  22. THE BASICS
  23.  
  24. Stalker starting guide: http://i.imgur.com/BHEfeh.jpg
  25. What is STALKER what are the STALKER games?
  26. Open ended Survival-shooters with minor RPG-elements.
  27. No “Leveling up” or gathering EXP. All real time action and personal skill gain
  28. Realistic gunplay with bullet physics, character bleeding, specialised ammo types, factions, mutants.
  29. Set into an alternate version of the Chernobyl disaster Zone.
  30. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  31. Which Stalker should I play first?/ In which order should I play the games?
  32. In the order they came out, Shadow of Chernobyl, Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat
  33. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  34. Arent these games unplayable without mods?
  35. Not true at all, with the latest patches the three games can be played start to finish, the mods are meant to be an enhancement or a polishing, like Shaders max giving a good bump at the graphic while giving a better optimization or "Zone reclamation Project" which only fixes errors and bugs and nothing more.
  36. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  37. MISSING FILES(?)
  38. A huge Stalker repository, something I could not do with my awful connection, thank you Anon.
  39. https://mega.co.nz/#F!zEtSxC4J!eRsovn-n098UpRtLDmr5_w
  40. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  41. What does the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. STALKER acronym means?
  42. Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers, and Robbers
  43. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  44. Can I run it?
  45. Check here http://www.systemrequirementslab.com
  46. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  47. ==Which is the best weapon?==
  48. Is hard to tell, speaking of SoC, pistols are weak and you will hardly find anyone using them, but you should not give up on them, they are light weight and as some casual game once said, is faster to change weapon rather than reload, while in AMK some latter ones will put down even the stronger mutant or human, the AS VAL by the statistics should be the best and is actually very good, but more than one Stalker found little problems finishing with just an AK variant or the SIG and the right ammo.
  49. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  50. ==How do I repair my Weapon/Suit in Stalker SoC?==
  51. While Complete 2009 has repair kits and services and AMK too, Vanilla SoC does not, but there is still a way.
  52. You need to have enough artefacts to have more than 100% protection against an anomaly in particular, a popular choice is finding enough of the artefact "battery" for the electro anomaly, in which you have to get in, note that Artifact and Suit protection do not stack.
  53. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  54. ==I wish be able to loot STASHES (in any Stalker) without the need to gather the information beforehand==
  55. For Stalker SoC: (needs a new game) Vanilla: Stalker.filefront.com/file/Stashed_Mod;82898
  56. AMK: http://www.mediafire.com/download/2gmr5mau9p3cp2r/stashed_for_AMK_EN.7z UPDATED LINK NOW WORKING
  57. ZoA: Broken link.
  58. For Stalker CS: (no need for a new game) http://www.moddb.com/mods/ymmcs/downloads/stash-filler
  59.  
  60. ==Where do I buy 9x39 ammo? (for the AS VAL for instance)==
  61. At the Duty base/Bar there is a second trader, a Duty Colonel who sells them, the Barman seems like he never does, so through the entrance of the bar, then take a right. go along a corridor until you find a colonel. talk to him.
  62. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  63. ==I finished the game, now what?==
  64. Played SoC? Play CS, then CoP.
  65. Use Mods, refer to that section of the Guide, roam the zone, some mods like AMK let you play after having finished the game and thanks to his A-Life there will often be something to do.
  66. Or else do the Stalker challenges http://i.imgur.com/UENJn.jpg
  67.  
  68.  
  69.                               ==BETTER GRAPHICS GRAFICS==
  70. Refer to the Stalker starting guide, with the Absolute texture packs but what isnt mentioned (and should really be damn it) is this Texture pack, which is what is included in Complete 2009
  71. http://kocayine.ru/photorealistic/
  72. Creatures and Stalkers, althought, NOTE: Does the first one clash against "absolute structures"? A question that need to be answered ASAP.
  73. Previously lost, I am probably going to make a mirror on Mediafire just to be sure but right now is online.
  74.  
  75. ==Enabling AA AntiAliasing, AKA "how to remove jaggies from edges"
  76. AA slider in Stalker SoC does not work, put it all down and use instead
  77. http://mrhaandi.blogspot.it/p/injectsmaa.html
  78. Read the Readme. Using it simple, put the files in "d3d9" in the "...\stalker shadow of chernobyl\bin" folder where the EXE is, if the game crashes then put the DLL file in the \bin directory and the other files in the previous main directory.
  79. Start the game as Admin, when in game, get in the menu press the "PAUSE" key on your keyboard, but it might be activated already, use STAMP for screenshots, the difference is very noticeable.
  80. Comparison screenshot http://i.imgur.com/xAoePh.jpg
  81. Sorry that I cant tell what the Framerate difference will be, my framerate is good but too unstable either way. You will have to see for yourself using "rs_stats on" command or FRAPS.
  82.  
  83. AA enabled from the Nvidia GPU control panel works too, I have tried CSAA, later I will make another comparison screenshot, FXAA might work too and be less resource intense.
  84. I should probably make a screenshot with Trees/vegetation later.
  85.  
  86. ==Increase Grass Draw distance
  87. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiS3fgqu0Po
  88. http://kocayine.ru/2013/05/24/increase-the-grass-draw-distance-in-s-t-a-l-k-e-r/
  89.  
  90. ENB
  91. improvements? I have yet to try it, but here's where and how to install it
  92. http://enbdev.com/download_mod_stalker.htm
  93. Installation instructions (by Vynil Scratch):
  94. enbbloom.fx, enbeffect.fx, enbeffectprepass.fx, enbpalette.bmp, enbseries.ini, injector.ini, SMAA.fx and SMAA.h all go in common/stalker soc folder, d3d9.dll and d3d9.smaa.dll go in the bin folder then delete the shader folders from gamedata.
  95.  
  96. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  97.                     ==BUGS, HELP, CRASH, FREEZE, ERRORS Troubleshooting==
  98. 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.
  99.  
  100.  
  101. 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:
  102.  
  103. http://www.metacognix.com/stlkrsoc/CrashesStillInTheGame.html
  104.  
  105. As soon as the game crashes, open the bloc notes and Ctrl+V to paste the crash log.
  106.  
  107. Zone Reclamation project is a good idea to start well ahead  of the bug race even if the game can completed, mostly without an hitch with the vanilla game and its patches http://www.metacognix.com/files/stlkrsoc/index.html
  108.  
  109. ==GAMESPY CRASH==
  110. A very recent crash has arisen, caused by Gamespy servers, because SoC uses those servers for online play, the crash log reads
  111. "Loading DLL: xrGameSpy.dll
  112. ! Unable to init Server Browser!
  113. stack trace:"
  114. SOLUTION:
  115. 1) Turn off internet
  116. 2) There's a solution in this Steam support thread apparently http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1413521
  117.  
  118. ==Can't find texture 'ui\ui_nvidia_intro'
  119. Start the game with the command "-nointro"
  120.  
  121. ==Reminder: MS Update KB2670838 breaks your DX10/11 games including Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat. You can safely uninstall it.
  122. (thanks anon)
  123. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  124.  
  125. ==Some of my shots seem to not hit the target no matter what==
  126. 1) Stand still, aim down the sights, possibly crouch and use the single fire mode.
  127. 2) Alas the starter pistol aim is awful and his stopping power scarce, so that might be a turn off for some, personally what I do is either get up close and aim for the head with the chance of getting my hands on a Sawn off shotgun or use the Knife, always the secondary fire thought, while slow it can be a one hit kill even for the heaviest target.
  128.  
  129. 3) If you still have troubles with this, is not your fault, the game has a dice roll function where some shots at a certain distance simply wont exist anymore, to solve this:
  130.  
  131. “In weapons.ltx under [bullet_manager] change hit_probability_max_dist from 10 to something like 1000001
  132.  
  133. This increases the distance at which dice rolls takes effect to one that exceeds the distance for any sort of engagement in the game, thus eliminating it.
  134.  
  135. Also, you shouldn't forget to modify the k_dist of each bullet type, and the fire_distance of each weapon to their real world equivalents.
  136.  
  137. Once this is done, none of the bullets will disappear mid-flight.” FatalFunnel (note: ZoA has this function removed already)
  138. image info about aim in Stalker http://i.imgur.com/bZj3e.jpg
  139. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  140.  
  141. ==Where do I download patch/patches for Stalker SoC? (Steam gives you the latest patch)==
  142. http://stalker.filefront.com/files/Stalker/Shadow_of_Chernobyl/Official_Releases/Patches;10544
  143.  
  144. Which game version/patch Steam uses?
  145. Version 1.0005
  146. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  147.  
  148. CONSOLE COMMANDS LIST
  149. http://www.tweakguides.com/STALKER_8.html
  150. SHOW FPS
  151. rs_stats [on,off]
  152. VERY IMPORTANT: Please enable from your GPU control panel the Vsynch to limit the Framerate to 60.
  153. Otherwise while in the Menu the uncapped frame can go to insane levels, 600/1000 FPS wasting hardware usage and potentially breaking it in the long run, see also:
  154.  
  155. "...you can easily kill your vga, if you leave your game in main menu for a while (sometimes even 30min is enough)... since there is no fps limit set in main menu, and it can go up to ca. 4000fps or more, and it simply overheats your hardware. One of our members killed his gtx680 this way" -Lost Alpha mod Developer.
  156. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=21830&sec_id=16
  157. It also isnt eco friendly.
  158.  
  159. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/07/28/blizzard-confirms-starcraft-ii-overheating-bug.aspx
  160. "the game's menu screens aren't framerate-limited. This means that when there's nothing else going on, your graphics hardware renders the bejeezus out of those screens, causing nasty overheating problems."
  161.  
  162. Some say that the GPU should not have any problem unless is a lousy one, but anyway if anybody has a tool to check the GPU load, temperature ecc, then please check out on the matter.
  163. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  164. ==Shadows are broken==
  165. A common bug with widescreen monitors, where the shadows of the terrain get “sucked” into the borders of your screen. Open your Console (~ \) while in game and type these two lines
  166.  
  167. r2_sun_near 20
  168. r2_sun_near_border 1
  169. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  170. ==KRUGLOV get killed by an Anomaly==
  171. More likely to happen in AMK, because of the random anomalies one might get into his path and kill him, so either:
  172. Sleep to reset them, try "activating" it/them Or, this works for VANILLA too, move far away, it should be 150 Meters, so that A-Life kicks in and he goes automatically.
  173. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  174.                                          ==TWEAKS==
  175. ==I want to change how fast time goes==
  176. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\gamedata\config\alife.ltx
  177.  
  178. time_factor = x
  179. normal_time_factor = x
  180.  
  181. Higher value = faster. Lower value = slower.
  182.  
  183. “that file does not exist in my folder”
  184. here is it http://www.sendspace.com/file/kuljx5
  185. paste it in that file path and then modify it.
  186.  
  187. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  188. ==How do I change height and crouching in SoC? Also how to enable Prone==
  189. 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.
  190.  
  191. Most overhaul mods do fix the player's height by default.
  192.  
  193. find/extract/unpack config\creatures\actor.ltx, edit it in text editor. Eye Height is set by camera_height_factor, height is Y component of X,Y,Z values for ph_box#_size and ph_box#_center.
  194.  
  195. The # value is 0, 1, and 2, for standing, crouching and low crouching.
  196. >Going Prone
  197. Edit your actor.ltx file with these values:
  198.  
  199. ph_box0_center = 0.0, 0.9, 0.0
  200. ph_box0_size = 0.35, 0.9, 0.35
  201. ph_box1_center = 0.0, 0.65, 0.0
  202. ph_box1_size = 0.35, 0.65, 0.35
  203. ph_box2_center = 0.0, 0.2, 0.0
  204. ph_box2_size = 0.35, 0.2, 0.35
  205.  
  206. This will make it so low crouch will now make you go prone
  207. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  208. ==How do I change the FOV (Field of View) ?==
  209. http://www.sendspace.com/file/kdybbn
  210. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  211. How to remove Headbob/Head Bob/Head Bobbing/Shakey-Brakey Camera
  212. 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.
  213. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  214.  
  215. How to change weight in the backpack
  216.  In config/misc you'll find the actor.ltx, and in the config root you'll find system.ltx, and in both config files you'll pretty easily find the variables responsible for weight limit "max_weight".
  217. for AMK: AMK separates the [inventory] section into a separate file, inventory_sect.ltx (Thanks Anon for the find)
  218. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  219. Loading times are too long, what to do?
  220. Add in the game destination (so go to your Stalker SoC icon in the Desktop or the start up options for those who use Steam) and add the line
  221. -noprefetch
  222. so the game destination will probably look like this.
  223. “C:\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\bin\XR_3DA.exe" -noprefetch
  224. What does it do? “it will disable the prefetching which occurs when STALKER loads up a saved game, preventing the game engine from preloading a range of resources into memory. “-Tweakguides
  225. and somehow help prevent stutterings too.
  226. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  227. Add in-game playable Guitar and Harmonica (you can purchase it from Stalkers or traders)
  228. http://www.mediafire.com/download/ae600ryte52oigk/guitar+etc+huds+UPDATE.7z
  229. Guitar songs location likely to be
  230. \stalker shadow of chernobyl\gamedata\sounds\characters_voice\human_01\stalker\music
  231. Thanks TKGP.
  232. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  233. Spawning objects inside Stalker SoC
  234. How to use it
  235. http://stalker.filefront.com/file/Atlas_Spawn_Menu_Mod;96202
  236. In case the download fails
  237. http://www.mediafire.com/download/6iubna2z2a1oew1/atlas_spawn_menu_mod_1.1.7z
  238. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  239. Some tweaks by an Anon from a thread
  240. Sick of scrolling within your inventory when dropping stuff?
  241.  
  242. open "inventory_new.xml" in notepad, overwite with this:
  243.  
  244. <dragdrop_bag x="22" y="33" width="340" height="442"
  245. cell_width = "25" cell_height="25" rows_num="17" cols_num="12"
  246. unlimited="1" group_similar="1"/>
  247. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  248. twenty artefacts on your belt?
  249. open "inventory_new.xml" in notepad, overwite with this:
  250. <dragdrop_belt x="590" y="118" width="410" height="104"
  251. cell_width = "40" cell_height="40" rows_num="2" cols_num="10"/>
  252. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  253. Want to pickup items from 20m away?
  254.  
  255. system.ltx
  256. take_dist = 20
  257. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  258. Detect items at 50m away
  259.  
  260. actor.ltx
  261. pickup_info_radius = 50
  262. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  263. NEED BRIGHT headlight?
  264.  
  265. light_night.ltx
  266.  
  267. range = 90
  268. range_r2= 90
  269. color = 0.9,0.9,0.9,0.5
  270. color_r2 = 0.9,0.9,0.9,0.5
  271. omni_range = 0.5
  272. omni_range_r2 = 0.5
  273. omni_color = 1.0,1.0,1.0,0.5
  274. omni_color_r2 = 1.0,1.0,1.0,0.5
  275. spot_angle = 90
  276. glow_radius = 0.3-
  277. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  278. BE A NINJA ???
  279.  
  280. actor.ltx
  281.  
  282. jump_speed = 13.0
  283. crouch_coef = 0.65
  284. climb_coef = 1.0
  285. run_coef = 2.5
  286. sprint_koef = 3.0
  287. run_back_coef = 3.0
  288. walk_back_coef = 3.0
  289.  
  290. ph_crash_speed_min = 50
  291. ph_crash_speed_max = 150
  292. ph_collision_damage_factor = 0.0
  293.  
  294. Leap buildings in a single bound?
  295. jump_speed = 50.0
  296.  
  297. NOTE: notice "walk_back_coef = 3.0"?
  298. This means when you drag a body, if you walk backwards you can drag it at running speed!!!!.... just don't run your arse into a sprinboard.
  299. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  300. ==I can hear an echo in the Wind that follows me=
  301. That is likely to be the "controller", it wont happen in Vanilla
  302. =I can still hear after having killed the Controller his chant==
  303. A bug that occurs very often, either save and load, change map, or quit the game.
  304. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  305. Dialogue modifications
  306.  
  307. the dialogues are confined within
  308. config\text\rus (or eng)
  309. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  310. remove the ironsights zoom
  311.  Extract config\weapons\ (gamedata.dbb should have it) to a folder. Edit all the w_*.ltx files and set scope_zoom_factor = 60 for no zoom.
  312. Don't change it for the scopes in weapons.ltx.
  313. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  314. ==BLOWOUTS/Emissions==
  315. Gameplay wise all you need to know is the horn will play and you need to find a safe place until the Sky isnt bleeding anymore.
  316. Blowout frequency
  317. the relevant file is gamedata\config\blowout.ltx
  318. and it should look like
  319. [blowout_period] enabled = X time = Y shift = Z
  320. Enabled is on (1) off (0)
  321. "Time" is the mean time period measured in (in-game) minutes, for example you want a blowout four times per week then set it to 2520.0
  322. "Shift" is the uncertainty about the average period between blowouts. Using in-game minutes, so if you want the period to be a day then it should be 1440, or 720 for half a day
  323.                                                 ==MODS MODZ== (z so you can find it faster)
  324. Mods reviews pastebin.com/u/TheREVIEWER
  325. Mods choice quick chart http://i.imgur.com/LpRlo.jpg
  326. MODS LISTS/MODS RECOMMENDATION
  327. http://rasputinator.com/blog/mod-lists/s-t-a-l-k-e-r-shoc-list/
  328. http://rasputinator.com/blog/mod-lists/s-t-a-l-k-e-r-cop-list/
  329. http://rasputinator.com/blog/mod-lists/s-t-a-l-k-e-r-cs-list/
  330. STARTER PACKS for the best vanilla experience, download links and installation instructions
  331. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHWKexK7B_8
  332.  
  333. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=21075&sec_id=16
  334. Check moddb.com and Stalker.filefront
  335. Mods being developed:
  336. LURK http://www.moddb.com/mods/lurk Holden, Millennia, Lurk Team
  337. Zone of Alienation http://www.moddb.com/mods/zone-of-alienation-mod (FatalFunnel)
  338. LA http://www.dezowave.com/
  339. Misery (The "AMK" for Call of Pripyat) (2.0) http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-misery
  340. Here is a page in case for "gameplay fixes" http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-misery/forum/thread/modsfixes
  341. (look in the GSC forums, there are stil who knows how many Russians mods to discover)
  342.  
  343. ==Where are they installed and how do I remove them?==
  344. The first time you will have to edit your "fsgame.ltx" in the install directory, open the file with a text editor like Notepad and find the following line
  345. $game_data$             = false| true|  $fs_root$|            gamedata\
  346. and change the "false" to "true"
  347. Some mods come with an EXE, others will have to be dropped in the main Stalker folder, they always come in a folder called "gamedata" which you drop along the other main folders, so to remove a mod simply remove that folder, without the need to download everything again.
  348. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  349. ==I WANT MORE GUNS==
  350. Each mod may usually add his own guns, AMK add back some deleted content among with a few guns, LURK mod have their own, Soup adds a TON of content.
  351. But if you want just guns then use the Arsenal mod
  352. http://www.sendspace.com/file/uz9qc5 RE: EDIT Ok now it should be online.
  353. (is this the latest version? If you find a more updated and a link to his official page then please do tell in the threads)
  354. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  355.                                        ==STALKER WEATHER OVERHAUL==
  356. Graphic mod for the Weather.
  357. Thanks for the links FatalFunnel.
  358. http://www.sendspace.com/file/mxutkn
  359. http://www.sendspace.com/file/xal4pv
  360. http://www.sendspace.com/file/ifxkv2
  361.                                                ===AMK guide===
  362. http://i.imgur.com/huLmZ.jpg
  363. download that includes retranslation and patches http://www.mediafire.com/?8wm243dsc0dlwm7
  364.  
  365. AMK and artefacts/artifact
  366. AMK adds new artefacts, which you can randomly find in stashes thanks to his peculiar system, around the Zone (blowouts adds them) and there's also "artifact cooking", where you will be placing them inside certain anomalies and wait for the result, different persons will give out the receipt for them, but here's a handy guide http://i.imgur.com/dOHHnh.jpg
  367.  
  368. MORE GUNS FOR AMK/Arsenal for AMK arsenal
  369. So you want more guns? Ok but you cant just add Arsenal to AMK, head here for all the files
  370. Download the AMK Arsenal Mod V1 and install the gamedata folder. Also install the gamedata folder in “Randomized Weapons for AMK.” Install any other extras you want but do not install “controller zombification!”
  371. B. Download and the install AMK Arsenal V2 Patch.
  372. C. Download the AMK Arsenal V3.1 Patch and install both gamedata folders-SomethingforNobody SoC Guide
  373. http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?hf4zjuow1iuz1rh
  374. http://www.mediafire.com/?c8w9blhd8xgmv6a
  375. http://www.mediafire.com/?fn0nj58pg79dnln
  376. It should even make the game harder because this mod includes
  377. http://stalker.filefront.com/file/PLRs_Realistic_Weapons;88736
  378. ***
  379. NOTE: Likely to have a bug where enemies start using solely pistols, to fix this read here
  380. QUICK FIX:
  381. What happens is the "fort-12" is accidentally tagged as a sniper rifle in arsenal, go to the gamedata/config/weapons folder and find "w_fort" and change "ef_weapon_type" from 3 to 5.
  382. ***
  383. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=2&thm
  384. _id=21708&sec_id=16&offset=300
  385. You could add Arsenal 1.2 to AMK but, is hard.
  386.  
  387. Minimal LURK HUD for AMK
  388. http://www.mediafire.com/?vwc1towb54lqo0c
  389.  
  390. Better graphic for AMK
  391. I point you to the somethingfornobody guide which is still offline, so I saved a cached version on Mediafire
  392. http://www.mediafire.com/view/?mx8ai8sfspxfr9c
  393. The user.ltx file for Stalker Weather Overhaul is missing, so I am uploading this one found in the version 3.1
  394. http://www.mediafire.com/?ceiwz575binbczo
  395.  
  396. AMK change settings without reinstalling
  397. http://stalker.filefront.com/file/;119816
  398. use it to change between strong/weaker monster and visible/invisible anomalies.
  399.  
  400. "Can I mix AMK and ZRP? (Zone reclamation Project)
  401. Nope.
  402. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  403. AMK derivatives
  404. Just like AMK these mods will work better under the 04 version of the game, AMK itself has a compatibility patch which can be used to play on the Steam version of SoC (version 05)
  405.  
  406. But since ZoA and other AMK derivates do not have such thing you will have to either patch the game to the 04 version or DOWNGRADE it if you have the Steam version, here is how:
  407. http://i.imgur.com/zZs7pep.png
  408. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  409. Stalker ZoA (Zone of Alienation)
  410. "ZoA isn't meant to be enjoyed, if you're having fun, you're doing it wrong."-FatalFunnel 2012
  411. What is it
  412. “An adaptation of the renowned AMK mod. It is built on top of a specialized variant of AMK that uses a magazine system”. Created by moddb user and trip FatalFunnel
  413. Where can I find it, and what does it add?
  414. On the premises of AMK is also much more difficulty, with more weapons, improved AI, more quests, better graphic, optional freeplay and an artefact detection system with old artifacts having altered properties.
  415. http://www.moddb.com/mods/zone-of-alienation-mod/downloads
  416.  
  417. well somebody has made a pastebin about ZoA so instead of copy pasting that I'll put a link of it here.
  418. http://pastebin.com/pKBibDLS
  419.  
  420.  
  421. HOW DO I RELOAD? (in ZoA)
  422. http://i.imgur.com/1USJu.png
  423. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  424.  
  425. ==I want to remove the magazine/reloading system==
  426. You will have to mod each weapon's ammo_class to use the ammo types instead of the magazine types which are stand-ins.
  427. You will also have to change the magazine capacity from 1 to whatever that magazine's capacity is.
  428.  
  429. I want to disable the depth of field/blur in Zone of Alienation.
  430. go into gamedate/shaders/r2 and open Shader_settings.txt
  431. put // before #define on the enable ddof or whatever values.
  432.  
  433. I want to disable Bloom and how does it work
  434. 1) Turn off sun shadows, or you could just fiddle around with the ls_bloom_threshold in user.ltx.
  435. 2)
  436. r2_ls_bloom_fast off
  437. or,
  438. r2_ls_bloom_threshold 0.3 - the higher the threshold, the less bloom you get.
  439. More info on BLOOM settings
  440. Also from FatalFunnel words "the most important one being r2_ls_bloom_threshold, which ranges from 0.000 to 1.000, the higher values having less bloom, but you should also play with r2_ls_bloom_kernel_scale, and r2_ls_bloom_speed. You could also mess around with some of the shader settings." Thank you FF.
  441. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=21462&sec_id=16&offset=300
  442. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  443. if headshots don't work change bip01_head in m_stalker.ltx to 1.5 or 2.0 for the first value
  444. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  445. Stalker SOUP (quick addition, needs revision ASAP)
  446. where to get it and how to install it
  447. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/stalkersoup/discussions/0/882961586804282227
  448. Here is a modified "actor.ltx" file AKA a gameplay mode, an attempt to rebalance Stalker SOUP
  449. http://pastebin.com/ms7cAdqG
  450. by RoadRunn3R
  451. Stalker Soup locations http://i.imgur.com/zra8W.jpg
  452. THAT FUCKING CAVE MAN
  453. I know, the game should have by default a save file that skip it, otherwise here is it from RPS
  454. http://www.mediafire.com/?79fadml9o0c1jdb
  455. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  456. Secret Trails 2
  457. I have found myself playing this nice Russian mod for SoC, new locations, new story needs the version 04 and that you add the command line "-nointro" to the game shortcut destination.
  458. Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ck66b73cnw4m2n9/33_secret_trials_2_1239c.7z
  459. INFO and an english Guide as well
  460. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=20533&page=1&sort=DESC&sec_id=17&offset=-60
  461. NOTE: IF YOU DONT PLAY WITH THE 1.0004 VERSION THE GAME WILL NOT WORK AT A CERTAIN POINT.
  462. If you are playing on Steam AND OR with the 1.0005 version then follow this guide to downgrade it
  463. http://i.imgur.com/7BLfJh.jpg
  464. FOLLOW IT, delete those gamedata files, DO IT OR THE MOD WONT WORK, IF YOU COME WHINING THAT THE GAME CRASHED AND YOU DID NOT DO THIS I WILL PUT A DROPLET ARTEFACT WHERE THE SUN DOES NOT SHINE.
  465. In a nutshell, you came to play Paintball, you lost your brother and woke up some years later, you will now be searching for him, the game is "linear", the maps are Stalker like but they wont let you wander around....at least at the beginning, I think with this new content and missions is more than worth the play.
  466. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  467. ==Nature Winter Black Edition==
  468. Here is a link with most info wonkily translated thought, but it has everything in english.
  469. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=21730&sec_id=16&offset=-60
  470.  
  471. Not much info from me, but I wish to introduce this mod as it has quite some interesting original features which should be explored, expecially by other modders.
  472. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  473. ==Doom's mod merge==
  474. Download: https://mega.co.nz/#F!zEtSxC4J!eRsovn-n098UpRtLDmr5_w
  475. what is it?
  476. "Facepunchfs own Sgt. Doom has developed this small mod merge combining the Freeplay mod and an unknown weapon pack. You can spawn as almost any faction member and do missions for the faction accordingly.
  477.  
  478. The so-called "unknown weapon pack" is actually the weapons from LURK 1.1 ported over. This mod is about as closed to total freeplay (because it IS totally freeplay) as SoC will ever get."
  479. This is anon's modification of it.
  480.  
  481.  
  482.  
  483. ==COMPLETE 2009==
  484. I leave you to some "old" but trusty copypasta about it
  485. "For better or worse, here is 'Why Complete 2009/2012 Sucks!' (except for Clear Sky)
  486.  
  487. - All weapons have their accuracy increased by 10-20.
  488. - Damage done to everybody is decreased by various percentages.
  489. - Weight limit is increased by 10kg, the maximum being 70kg. In vanilla, the Exo-suit enabled up to 80kg!
  490. - Limits NPC's eye sight distance so they can't spot you from beyond ~100 meters. Said to remove enemies skill to spot you from "unrealistic distances," but really means you always see them first every time.
  491. - Sound radius of the knife and other critical sounds such as death cries, falling dead bodies, night-vision goggles, grass, and footsteps are greatly reduced.
  492. - scientific suits with 90% rad protection now feature an anti-rad injection system.
  493. - Bandages auto-apply at 10% health.
  494. - An older beta version of ZRP is used for their "bug fixes," making it less stable than vanilla with the latest version of ZRP.
  495. The following features are also available in other mods, but are usually balanced out with other forms of difficulty:
  496. - You can bribe hostile factions to leave you alone.
  497. - A repair kit that lets you service your armor and weapons without the need for a trader can be bought from traders.
  498. - The bar trader and Screw now sell weapons and armor repair services.
  499. - Elite Nightvision, essentially the black & white night vision based on the psy_antenna postprocess effect, replaces the original UV-based blue NV. Perfect vision in the dark is now possible, even without a real light source."
  500.  
  501. So there you have it.
  502. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  503. Stalker CoP
  504. many things said for other Stalkers apply to this one as well but I should update, enrich this part and play this game already.
  505. Here something I quickly put for those who are playing the CoP mod
  506. ==MISERY==
  507. I dont know who made this, is a bit of general knowledge for many Stalker who since the release of the mod had problems with Stamina and other things as well in Misery.
  508. http://pastebin.com/R7NzBwLk
  509. also http://www.moddb.com/mods/stalker-misery/forum/thread/modsfixes
  510. If Moddb is being a bitch, then
  511. http://www.gamefront.com/files/files/21176323/MISERY_Stalker_CoP.zip
  512. then patch
  513. http://www.gamefront.com/files/files/21234004/MISERY_patch_2.zip
  514. and textures optimization pack
  515. http://www.mediafire.com/?a4u98m6k9gvnfn3
  516. PS Misery 2 coming soon
  517. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  518. OTHER STUFF MISC
  519. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  520. I wish to extract from Stalker Sounds/Textures/models eccetera, What to do?
  521. www.metacognix.com/files/stlkrsoc/SoCPUP_1.0.7z
  522. Use this Tool on the files called "gamedata."
  523. (does it works on Clear Sky and CoP too? Need to check)
  524. Even more info
  525. http://cheeki.violates.me/
  526. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  527. What happened to Stalker 2?
  528. The old team left to Vostok Games and is now making a Free to play game called Survarium, Sergei does not want to sell the IP, it was NOT sold to Bethesda, here's a more detailed article
  529. http://www.vg247.com/2012/11/14/s-t-a-l-k-e-r-2-collapse-was-forced-move-says-survarium-dev/
  530. Tl dr:
  531. http://news.softpedia.com/news/STALKER-2-Was-Two-Years-Away-from-Completion-When-Canceled-307219.shtml
  532.  
  533. The brand WAS NOT acquired by Bitcomposer
  534.  
  535. http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/183337/bitComposer_Entertainment_acquires_STALKERLicense.php
  536. http://www.bitcomposer.com/www_en/newsarchive.aspx?newsid=409f9f95-6f57-4214-8a3e-1789777d728b
  537.  
  538. But they seem to have bought the "stalker" franchise as not the one of the games but the books.
  539. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/12/12/bitcomposer-acquire-s-t-a-l-k-e-r-from-strygatsky/
  540. Strugatsky* is the family from which the two brothers wrote Roadside Picnic the inspiration for Stalker.
  541. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  542. WALLPAPERS
  543. 1) Go here http://nik.bot.nu/tags.fu#
  544. 2) CTRL+F (Search tool in your browser) "stalker"
  545. 3) Click tag
  546. 4) In the new page you will see Stalker images, click each of them to see more info and related images.
  547. Or use the links in the other Pastebin in my profile. THIS http://pastebin.com/XHtdapnE
  548. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  549. What does Chiki Briki Cheeki Breeki Cheecky Briki means?
  550. http://i.imgur.com/rWMfo.jpg
  551. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  552. Signs and Stalker chattings translated
  553. http://www.zsg.dk/Translations.php
  554. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  555. STALKER MMO (unofficial English and Russian)
  556. A fellow Stalker Anon wrote this guide
  557. http://pastebin.com/Rf9r2eg8
  558. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  559. Why weapons are mirrored / ejections ports are in the wrong side
  560. Official explanation
  561. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=4&thm_id=100&sec_id=0&page=1
  562. "This issue was raised many times. However, I'll repeat our standpoint once again.
  563. We are perfectly aware of what side the breechblock, ejection port and stuff is. All other developers that make shooter-games with mirrored weapons know this as well.
  564. This mirror effect is done deliberately to introduce additional dynamics and the feel of firing (in other words realism no matter how absurd it may sound) into the game. There are not so many people who'd be amuzed with watching absolutely static and lacking dynamics guns.
  565. On the other hand, majority of the players (that's a fact!) has very vague idea about the layout of real weapons. Thus, they could not care less where comes what in the gun."
  566. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  567. ==LOST ALPHA==
  568.  
  569. OFFICIAL FAQ: http://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/features/lost-alpha-faq
  570. IS STANDALONE AND FREE
  571. INSTALL THE PATCH: http://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/downloads/stalker-lost-alpha-v130013-patch
  572.  
  573. 1) INSTALL ALL THE 3D PARTY APPLICATIONS inside folder "3rdparties"
  574. 2) Force Vsynch from your GPU control panel. because 1) As with Starcraft 2 (google it) the menu has uncapped FPS, leading to a potential GPU overheat 2) plus the devs themselves recommended it to fix another bug.
  575.  
  576. 3) If you are using a 32 bit system: "Anyone who uses 32bit operating system should remove the msvcp120.dll, msvcp120d.dll and msvcr120.dll from the game's bins directory. That will solve many problems. Also before game start, you can delete the user.ltx too and let the game create a new one based on your system specs"-Dezodor
  577.  
  578. 4) Changing the FOV
  579. open the console with "\" then type "FOV XX" where XX is the number, usually PC games use 90, but Stalker's FOV is different so you might want to put something lower.
  580.  
  581. 5) Disliking those pesky build 1935 gun models? TKGP got you covered, with most models being replaced from LURK and LWO
  582. https://mega.co.nz/#!J5BzwQab!IXPxZD5dbPGYmdcIB4zIfGk2iaYa9x1y9bCg-24wbLw
  583.  
  584. 6) Remove the black deathscreen in Lost Alpha, open the command console and write "g_first_person_death off"
  585.  
  586. 7) "optimal" user.ltx with bloom toned down, and actor's legs removed (they cause bugs) taken from Fatal Funnel.
  587. http://pastebin.com/DNWv0CJB Goes in \S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha\appdata
  588.  
  589. 9) Dont bind anything to F5 and dont bind anything to a key already being used.
  590.  
  591. 10) Borov safe crash fix http://www.mediafire.com/download/9n85q5b82x53835/ui_safe.zip
  592.  
  593. 11) Drop suit from Agroprom underground before talking to Petrenko to avoid crash. Lower resolution if that doesn't work.
  594.  
  595. 12)  Enter "r3_use_dx10_1 on" into the console for fps gain
  596.  
  597. Bug reporting and discussion
  598. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&sec_id=19&offset=-120
  599.  
  600.  
  601. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  602. About the Chernobyl incident links and pictures found by Trip "Stalker!eH.UAIzlrQ"/" Stalker!1xYlVfLFPw "
  603.  
  604. 12GB of Chernobyl documentaries torrent here: http://unblockedpiratebay.com/?loadurl=/torrent/7572490/Chernobyl_-_Documentary__amp_amp__Video_Coll
  605. ection
  606.  
  607. Chernobyl 25 Years On (featuring segments on STALKER) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9URUQvGE9g
  608. Chernobyl Heart (documentary on the effects of the disaster on local populations):
  609. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4myrTIMrYc
  610. Chernobyl Reclaimed (documentary about the native animal population of the Zone):
  611. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-UOHn9PvJ0
  612. "Inside Chernobyl (2012 shoe-string documentary): http://documentaryheaven.com/inside-chernobyl/
  613. Inside Chernobyl Sarcophagous (the title says it all): http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5968506788418521112
  614.  
  615. "Also, if you want a fuckload of Hi-Res Chornobyl pictures, please feel free to go to my archived thread from my visit to Chornobyl and Pripyat on 11/11/11: http://chanarchive.org/4chan/x/27607/ask-someone-who-went-chernobyl-last-weekend-anything-i-ve-got-a-metric-fuckton-of-hi-res-oc-for-you-guys  
  616.  
  617. Some links were not included as those videos are unavailable now.
  618.  
  619. Credits
  620. GSC
  621. Dezowave team
  622. Anons/Stalkers in particular those that wrote and drew the guides and the challenges
  623. AMK team
  624. Moddb
  625. FatalFunnel
  626. Holden
  627. LURK team
  628. Somethingfornobody
  629. Tecnobacon
  630. TheREVIEWER
  631. Doggy
  632. RoadRunn3R
  633. GSC Forums
  634. "Stalker!eH.UAIzlrQ"/" Stalker!1xYlVfLFPw "
  635. Stalker wikia http://stalker.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
  636. http://www.metacognix.com/
  637. http://www.tecnobacon.com/
  638. http://www.tweakguides.com
  639. Myself, do oh oh oh
  640.  
  641.  
  642. Link list  (incomplete)
  643. Roadside Picnic
  644. http://www.mediafire.com/view/?xtr3r3bnbj0e842
  645. Stalker A-life
  646. http://aigamedev.com/open/interviews/stalker-alife/
  647. Stalker bugs
  648. http://www.metacognix.com/stlkrsoc/BugsInSTALKER.html
  649. Stalker Soup, where to get it and how to install it
  650. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/stalkersoup/discussions/0/882961586804282227
  651. Mod reviews by REVIEWER
  652. pastebin.com/u/TheREVIEWER
  653. Stalker mod portal
  654. http://sdk.stalker-game.com/en/index.php?title=S.T.A.L.K.E.R._MOD_portal
  655. Some stalker basic mod info
  656. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&thm_page=1&thm_id=5387&sec_id=16
  657. GSC forums
  658. http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=xr&offset=-60
  659. Moddb
  660. SomethingforNobodyStalkerSoC guide for when the website is offline
  661. http://www.mediafire.com/view/?mx8ai8sfspxfr9c
  662. Somebody decided to put this on the Steam guides, a nice idea considering it would be much more visible that way and give me credit too, how nice.
  663. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=121125400
  664. I wonder if the number of visits being so low compared to the Pastebin is due to the unique visitors?
  665. https://code.stypi.com/codebro/XRay
  666. Also, If you cant find X file, just check on the missing file label up here.