1. Post #1
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    This is the way it is with the Zone: if you come back with swag - it's a miracle; if you come back alive - it's a success; if the patrol bullets miss you - it's a stroke of luck. And as for anything else - that's fate.

    -Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky







    Welcome to the zone. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series is made up of three games as of now, Shadow of Chernobyl, Clear Sky, and Call of Pripyat. Each game has its own set of unique experiences and features, and each game has a new twist upon the life of a Stalker.

    The game series is based off of the Chernobyl Nuclear catastrophe, with it's own fictional additions. The zone is an irradiated hell hole that was formed after the second explosion at the powerplant, it's filled with anomalies and known to be home to deadly mutants. The zone is populated by scavengers nicknamed S.T.A.L.K.E.R's, which stands for "Scavenger, Trespasser, Adventurer, Loner, Killer, Explorer, Robber". There are also various other factions of stalkers which may be friendly, neutral, or hostile.

    This is just a quick overview, for in depth information I recommend to go to the STALKER websites listed below. The Wiki is a bonus that holds extra information but does give away several spoilers.

    - Good hunting S.T.A.L.K.E.R!


















    - Epic comics made by Crisis! :D

    Crisis's Art Compilation

    Facepunch STALKERS '09




    - Kingo's ultra-impressive modifications!

    Kingo's Website


    Kingo's Optimization Guide


    Kingo's Shader Mod for Shadow of Chernobyl

    Kingo's Patched EXE's to increase maximum RAM usage




    - Comic artist that draws comics that we all can relate to!

    Raiskauskone's Comic Thread




    JoeSibilant's Artifacts from the Zone. He went to Chernobyl, and knowing that most of us can't go there this is as close to the zone you'll ever get! Check it out!

    Trip to the Zone





    Unprepared rookies don't last long, stay smart on the zone, get the Survival Guide.

    Call Of Pripyat

    Shadow Of Chernobyl





    People new to this game must play the vanilla version of the game first! It's easier and it gives you some time to get ready for harder modifications!

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow of Chernobyl mods:

    Doom's
    Doom's Mod is a merge and rebalancing of several SoC mods that replaces the storyline with a freeplay system, allowing the player to spawn as a rookie of any faction, and adds a basic faction war feature similar to that of Clear sky. Plenty of features have also been added such as new anomalies, quests, weapons from LURK 1.1, improved AI, new names for those Stalker Bros, graphical changes and sounds.


    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky mods:

    TFW:
    The Faction War is a freeplay mod for Clear Sky that gives the player the option of joining one of six factions and conquering zone. Set after the events of CS, it currently lacks a cohesive storyline, but presents a reasonably immersive and fun experience. Adds new weapons, joinable factions, a small xp system, companions, helicopters, and more! Updates are infrequent but big. Become a loner by reaching 1500 xp, before you ask.


    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat mods:



    SGM
    Gum's improved Ironsights for SGM
    SGM is a very large mod which brings a sack of content to the table. Adds in a large list of features (probably too big to list) such as new quests, plenty of new weapons, caches as well as lots of extra stuff. Check it out if you fancy playing Call of Pripyat with much more content added in.





    Redux
    An absolutely awesome mod for Call of Pripyat developed by our very own Thorny! Recommended for players who want a realistic feel to Stalker with harder difficulty kicked in.

    Call of Pripyat SDK courtsey of Glitch360

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17631572/xray-cop-sdk-setup.exe






    Getting crashes, without any errors?

    We can't help you with out the error log.

    Paste in here, without copying anything.
    This applies even if BugTrap comes up!


    DON'T FLOOD THE THREAD BY ASKING WHETHER OR NOT YOU SHOULD GET THE GAME. EVERYBODY IS GOING TO RECOMMEND YOU GET IT.

    DON'T JOIN BANDITS, THEY'RE ASSHOLES AND WILL ROB YOUR SHIT

    SERGEI IS A DRUNKEN ASSFACE AND WE HATE HIM BECAUSE HE DIDN'T KEEP GSC GAME WORLD GOING

    WHICH MEANS THAT GSC IS DEAD, BUT WE SHOULD CONTINUE PLAYING STALKER AND STOP SPAMMING THINGS WITH "RIP"



    Here's an image of the kool kids of 2011(we're gonna need a new one)






    Got anything to add to the OP? PM me and I'll toss it in.
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  2. Post #2
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    ninja'd
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  3. Post #3
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    March 2010
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    Thumb that FP stalkan bros, boy.
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  4. Post #4
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    Hello new mega-thread.
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  5. Post #5
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    July 2011
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    I was totally going to start the new thread, but I couldn't work out how to make the page breaks. Also it's been closed because it's reached an arbitrary number of pages and February.

    Can you add a link to SGM Blackbyte and Doom's Mod Merge to the OP, since they get asked for a lot.
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  6. Post #6
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    May 2008
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    I was totally going to start the new thread, but I couldn't work out how to make the page breaks. Also it's been closed because it's reached an arbitrary number of pages and February.

    Can you add a link to SGM Blackbyte and Doom's Mod Merge to the OP, since they get asked for a lot.
    Can you provide links to the latest versions? I'll add them in and anything else that people would like in the OP.
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    White Fusion will love him forever and ever~
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    No adjustable butt cheeks?
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  8. Post #8
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    If some kind soul could create a small banner, I could add in a Mod section with links to popular mods such as those mentioned and others.
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    Can you provide links to the latest versions? I'll add them in and anything else that people would like in the OP.
    SGM

    Doom's
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    Oh, ok.
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  11. Post #11
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    You should add my dropbox link for the CoP SDK, since the official link is pretty slow to download:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17631572/xray-cop-sdk-setup.exe
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  12. Post #12
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    August 2005
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    what happened to the modding section :(
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  13. Post #13
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    September 2006
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    what happened to the modding section :(
    Yeah, my sdk link was removed a couple threads ago, for no apparent reason
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  14. Post #14
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    July 2011
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    what happened to the modding section :(
    lost in the zone

    I was going to make a mod banner, but then I took a proper look at my ideas and realised they were awful. I like the idea of the banner having one of the CoP toolkits in it, though.
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    new thread cool
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    hue hue hue page 34 inbound.
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  17. Post #17
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    March 2011
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    Look what I found
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  18. Post #18
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    We'll have to endure Paravin's erotic literature every month?
    I am okay with this.
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  19. Post #19
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    Since my level in Necromancy increased, I managed to revive the modification section, as well as throwing in Glitch360's SDK.
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  20. Post #20
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    Look what I found
    9mm? Is it a pistol reskin?
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  21. Post #21
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    July 2010
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    Just got up to Yantar/x16 on my incredibly slow playthrough of SoC.
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  22. Post #22
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    Heh, the metro thread titles asks if we have miniguns.
    We do in people soup.
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  23. Post #23
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    Heh, the metro thread titles asks if we have miniguns.
    We do in people soup.
    Should have made the title: We have Fashion Designers and Wizard Difficulty, does Metro?
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  24. Post #24
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    Heh, the metro thread titles asks if we have miniguns.
    We do in people soup.
    We have mods, does Metro?
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  25. Post #25
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    Any way i can get Beard to give me the Missions for getting the Firefly artifact? I have 4 of them and i want to get 24,000 rubles each, not the measily 9600 he offers me if i sell it to him the old fashioned way.
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    We have hello kitty AKs, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, chimeras, miniguns, drugs, porn and Nimble.

    Metro ain't got shit on stalker.
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    Any way i can get Beard to give me the Missions for getting the Firefly artifact? I have 4 of them and i want to get 24,000 rubles each, not the measily 9600 he offers me if i sell it to him the old fashioned way.
    Sleep one hour, check. I'm not sure how often they refresh, but I don't think they refresh upon quicksave/load like trader inventories do.
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    Any way i can get Beard to give me the Missions for getting the Firefly artifact? I have 4 of them and i want to get 24,000 rubles each, not the measily 9600 he offers me if i sell it to him the old fashioned way.
    The artifact demand changes over time. Your best bet is to check back with him every now and then.
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  29. Post #29
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    That new thread smell

    Edited:

    In the case of this thread it's the smell of vodka and vomit.
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    Doom's mod is for SoC not CoP
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  31. Post #31
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    Rexen, Doom's Mod Merge is a SoC mod. Also, perhaps, a little description to go with each?

    Doom's Mod Merge is a merge and rebalancing of several SoC mods that deletes the main storyline and replaces it with a freeplay system, allowing the player to spawn as a rookie of any faction, and adds a faction war feature similar to CS (although much more basic). Adds new anomalies, quests, weapons (LURK 1.1), improved AI, new names, graphical changes and sounds.
    Like that, but better written.

    Edited:

    dammit, ninja'd again
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  32. Post #32
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    Me being the awesome Monolith dude, I figured , I could go deep in enemies territory, kill everyone who's not my bro and looting everything, then selling it, then killing the buyer.

    Now, I'm in Garbage, behind this excavator under fire. 13 enemies on radar, shit. Time is 2300 and rain.
    Enemy at front knows my position and is alerted. I start shooting with my newly looted AK from the right side.
    Still shooting.
    And, oh my fucking god, this AK mod uses 7.62x39 ammo. I had only half magazine in inventory. FUCK!
    Suddenly, a motherfucking bandit, flanks me from left, USING WAR TACTICS AGAINST ME. Hits me in the back. 10% of life left. In pain, I get the secondary weapon, PB-6P9 - it needs a reload.
    Can't be arsed doing that. Took a knife and stabbed him in the face. Bandit was carrying a standard AK. Nice.
    Feeling the Monolith brothers are speaking to me. Get on killing spree, shoot on sight, medkit on damage, grenades on masses. MONOLITH AM INVULNERABLE!!

    My quest on eradicating non-believing scum from Zone continues...

    Loadout: SIG SG 550 (god's gun), AK74 (never failing machine) and PB-6P9 with teh silencer for those situations.
    P.S. Did not read what I wrote, too excited.
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  33. Post #33
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    We have hello kitty AKs, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, chimeras, miniguns, drugs, porn and Nimble.

    Metro ain't got shit on stalker.
    Nimble? I hope you meant to write Scar

    Scar best Stalker of all stalkers!

    (Until he was captured and brainwashed by the monolith)
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    Doom's mod is for SoC not CoP
    Whoops silly me. Updated the section and threw in Redux.
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    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
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    I hate it when I get home and suddenly there's a new thread
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    Woah new thread.
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    TFW:
    The Faction War is a freeplay mod for Clear Sky that gives the player the option of joining one of six factions and conquering zone. Set after the events of CS, it currently lacks a cohesive storyline, but presents a reasonably immersive and fun experience. Adds new weapons, joinable factions, a small xp system, companions, helicopters, and more! Updates are infrequent but big. Become a loner by reaching 1500 xp, before you ask.
    What other famous mods for CS are there?

    Checklist wot I can think of for all games:
    - People Soup?
    - Complete Series? (for the sake of completeness, no pun intended)
    - MISERY?
    - LURK?
    - AMK (Definitely)
    - Lost Alpha?

    Edited:

    SGM is not well designed. It is fun and cool, but not well designed.
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    Look what I found
    Where can I get this glorious mod?
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    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
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    TFW:


    What other famous mods for CS are there?

    Checklist wot I can think of for all games:
    - People Soup?
    - Complete Series? (for the sake of completeness, no pun intended)
    - MISERY?
    - LURK?
    - AMK (Definitely)
    - Lost Alpha?

    Edited:

    SGM is not well designed. It is fun and cool, but not well designed.
    Are you implying People Soup is well designed?
    also OGSM is reasonably famous for Clear Sky. Also the Zone Reclamation Project for SoC.
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    Are you implying People Soup is well designed?
    also OGSM is reasonably famous for Clear Sky. Also the Zone Reclamation Project for SoC.
    I would never do such a thing!

    Never heard of OGSM, but I'll take your word for it.

    RMA is another one. Who had the link to that?
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