Speaking of which, Survarium's page, the front guy looks arkwardly posed.
I like the Vostok Games people a lot and I want them to succeed so it'd hurt me to have their work wasted in this desperate expedition.
Hopefully they get their act together and will sometime be able to use their S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 content in a solid single-player title, whether it's part of the actual STALKER series or a new I.P that's STALKER but without the name. Hey, maybe they could even make some sort of a spiritual "prequel" to all S.T.A.L.K.E.R games and make it sort of fit in the overall premise of the past games since by setting the game before the events of Clear Sky, none of the factions like Duty or Freedom had formed to be what they were by 2011.
One thing that they messed up in CoP pretty bad was to give the more mysterious mutants too much exposure. I'm mainly talking about the Polter-and Pyrogeists at Zaton. The Poltergeist at the Iron Forest was a rather challenging opponent for a rookie stalker (and even veteran one sometimes!) and I did like the way they made the Poltergeist to sense the player by movement-it made them much more believable and gave you a more sophisticated tactic of dealing with them instead of the time-tested "bullrush it with a shotgun"-technique. But I feel it was a bad choice to make them appear only at Iron Forest after you searched the first chopper. They should have been rare, but occasionally observed in areas like the Jupiter Plant or the old buildings in Pripyat after searching that chopper but not stuck to the open area where they can't form a threat at all. It doesn't really help either that stalkers casually mention them in conversations akin to "Oh yeah, watch out for that Poltergeist over at the Iron Forest". Granted, Call of Pripyat happens near the center of the Zone so naturally there will be more encounters with the strong mutants but it seems very,very wrong for them to be placed into the open like that or something even regular stalkers know about.
Where are the models and textures hidden in Shoc? I presume they are in those gamedata.dbX files?? How can i extract them from there??
Sorry for possibly dumb questions, i need them for science.
Hud changing capabilities?!
Well, fuck the world. This was the game I was looking forward to the most out of anything.
Fuck you Sergei you piece of shit.
I dont understand, if Sergei holds STALKER IP why he won't let the devs make the game?
Now the flowers will grow.
Solution: buy my fucking book. Plan A was to get dirty filthy rich, booking the services of a two twin underage whores and exit life after months of doing all kinds of very decadent things. Plan B is now to get enough money to buy S2 IP from Sergiy and make the game and realize Plan A anyway. You will be cordially invited to the party.
oh right, southern comfort
Damn it tarasov, why couldn't you make Southern Comfort free, I still haven't been able to read it. :saddowns:
What will happen on 1 May 2012? S:Southern Comfort will be downloadable for free (one-day promo).
Bookstores should be able to order them from CreateSpace by the ISBN numbers.
Just bought Shadow of Chernobyl and I'm not too far in, but I'm having a fucking blast.
Quick summary of events...
Got the Merc suit in Rookie Village, got extra ammo east of the village, and took out all the bandits by my lonesome for the first quest. In the end, I was rewarded an F1 grenade and the Fort-12.
The gunplay can be a real ass at times, but it's enjoyable and intense. Great atmosphere in the Zone, great everything.
Unfortunately I have to run the game on the minimal settings on my computer, but it doesn't really take anything away from the experience.
By the way. I've just got confirmitation that the book sales can continue and new ones be written. Which makes them the last merch available in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. line of products.
I should get Southern Comfort and Northern Passage, either the paperback version or I could get a Kindle. (Although I'm not sure if I would ever use it once I'm done reading them)
It'd give me something to do when I don't want to stare at my brighter-than-the-sun monitor at night.
idd, kindles are awesome
congrats on the news btw tarasov, who are you in contact with now? i guess joe mullin's gone on with Vostok now?
Edit: Yavorsky about modding Survarium:
"The game will support modifications, but without affecting the balance of the game. For example, changing the interface. We are considering the idea of in-game browser mods but that's an open question."
WTF does in-game browser mod - or ingame mod browser - mean? ("внутриигрови браузер модов")
Moved houses on Monday and just got the internet installed today at my new house and read the news.
My eyes feel like shit now.
Also funny story, I was going to buy Southern Comfort but I forgot Amazon doesn't have a "confirm your purchase" page, so I bought that instead by accident
Who wrote Southern Comfort and Northern Passage anyway? Someone on this forum posted a while back.
I hope they don't see my above post.
HOLY FUCK THEY ARE FREE
Now I feel even worse about it.
help, they're not free anymore
Bert the Turtle was mocking me for not owning an iOS device because I said it would be stupid for him to read kindle books off it. He called me poor and then went to download the books for free. Thing is after I got them they weren't free anymore. This is the best day ever.