The Guru3D S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Thread #2

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  1. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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  2. RemCo

    RemCo Master Guru

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    A group of stalkers has for the first time reached the very heart of the Zone – Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and brings about a cataclysm on the brink of a catastrophe. An immense blowout of anomalous energy changes the Zone. There are no more reliable and relatively safe roads. The entire levels vanish in the outbursts of anomalies. Stalkers and even expeditions die or end up sealed on the lost territories. New areas, which remained unknown since the time of the Zone emergence, appear on the Zone map. The Zone continues to shake with blowouts. The Zone is unstable. The anomalous activity is at its maximum.

    Changes of the Zone map known to stalkers shake the fragile balance of forces in the Zone. Among the groupings, there flare up hostilities for the new territories, artifact fields and spheres of influence. There are no more old enemies or friends – now everyone is for himself. The Factions War has started between the groupings.

    The protagonist is a mercenary who appeared at the edge of the opposition between stalker factions, Strelok and even the Zone itself. The main character will have to play the key role in the events, which led to creation of the Zone up to the point from which the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game begins.

    What’s waiting for stalkers in the opened depths of the Zone? Which new challenges bear in the new territories? Why blowouts continue shaking the Zone? Why did the Zone change? How to remove its instability? Which faction will take the upper hand in the clan opposition? Why did Strelok end up in the death truck? What happened to Strelok prior to that? Was there any other choice to make? These and many other questions will get answered in the official prequel S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.

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    new features in Clear Sky,
    • Atmosphere of the Exclusion Zone
    • Research of new depths of the Zone – Red Forest, Limansk and more.
    • A-Life-driven War of the Factions
    • Possibility to play and lead any faction to victory
    • Advanced A-Life system
    • Varied behaviour of NPC stalkers in the A-Life world

    • Advanced spectacular storyline scenes
    • Improved AI of computer-controlled characters
    • Skirting around dynamic obstacles by NPCs
    • Use of grenades by NPCs

    • Fast Travel
    • Improved concept of detectors, artifacts and anomalies
    • New system of upgrades for weapons and armor
    • Weapons and armor repair
    • Reworked HUD and PDA

    • New version of the game engine - X-Ray 1.5.
    • DirectX 10 and 10.1 renderer(DirectX 10.1 is only available with the latest patch)
    • Improved DirectX 9 renderer - parallax bump, soft particles, depth of field, motion blur, eye adaptation effect.
    • Cutting-edge and detailed game graphics (normal map)
    • Inverse kinematics
    • New animation engine

    Guru3D user mods,
    Pedropaulo's enhanced graphics mod,
    http://stalker.filefront.com/file/Jaco_CS_Graphics_Quality_Mod;95473

    Damien666 trader overhaul mod,
    http://stalker.filefront.com/file/trader_overhaul_v10;95338x#1668995

    Corrupt^ small weapon mod.Vintorez sniper rifle (silenced) and MP5 to feel more like the ones in ShoC. Gunsounds have also been changed to the ones from ShoC for most of them.
    http://rapidshare.com/files/144722875/ShoC_rifles.rar.html

    Decane's mods,
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=2845176&postcount=328

    Latest patch,
    patch 1.5.07

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky tweakguide,
    http://www.tweakguides.com/ClearSky_1.html

    Guru3D's Stalker Clear Sky Graphics Card | VGA performance roundup,
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/stalker-clear-sky-graphics-card--vga-performance-roundup/
     
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  3. Finny

    Finny Maha Guru

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    Yeah I tried talking to pretty much everybody at the warehouses.... nothing. I ask if I can help and they all said you can't.

    I tried loading a previous save and that didn't help...

    So I'll try to go to the Yantar objective... goodie I get to walk through the red forest again... But I have the odd feeling the objective after that is gonna be chase down Strelok lol.
     
  4. RemCo

    RemCo Master Guru

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    I've been reading that it helped some people so good luck.
     

  5. IAmGhostDog

    IAmGhostDog Maha Guru

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    Look who I found.


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  6. TroM

    TroM Ancient Guru

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    hax^
     
  7. RemCo

    RemCo Master Guru

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    Your pic is not showing.
     
  8. IAmGhostDog

    IAmGhostDog Maha Guru

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    I see it in your quote.
     
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  9. Mr.StanleyDudek

    Mr.StanleyDudek Master Guru

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    THE ZONE...
    I LOVE THE ZONE....


    Nice Recap on all the goodies, RemCo.
    10.1 is delicious.


    We're 7 patches in and the game is rock solid for me.
    I have about 40 mods installed, they make the experience extremely immersive.
    I'm to lazy to type them all out but here's my Mod list:
    Code:
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/StanMoosie/Modlist.jpg[/IMG]
    If you have trouble finding any of these or want them in any combination let me know and I'll help you out.



    I have beat the game 5 times since patch 1.5.04, each time a little differently, from Stealthy to Run-n-Gun.

    I'd have to say my favourite way to play is Master Difficulty. It's terrifyingly brutal, without the right equipment. It forces you to play with a few different techniques.

    This current run, I'm taking as long as possible to discover every last detail.
    I blazed a trail right into Yantar without stopping and right up to the edge of the Red Forest, but then went all the way back to Clear Sky base and I'm in the process of uncovering all the stashes, in every map.
    It's tedious, but the Zone is so beautiful.



    At the same time, I decided to try my hand at editing some texture files.
    I edited a Custom Exoskeleton, Sig550, Enfield, G36, LR300 and an RPG-7
    Code:
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/StanMoosie/LabeledSkins.jpg[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/StanMoosie/CustomDetailRPG-7.jpg[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/StanMoosie/SnowCamoSig550.jpg[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/StanMoosie/BlackAndRedLR300.jpg[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/StanMoosie/BlackG36.jpg[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/StanMoosie/BleuEnfieldSide.jpg[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/StanMoosie/ReloadingBleuEnfield.jpg[/IMG]

    I'm pretty pleased with how things turned out, let me know what you guys think.
     
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  10. pedropaulo

    pedropaulo Ancient Guru

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    Great list of mods!
    Care to share your gamedata folder?
     

  11. Mr.StanleyDudek

    Mr.StanleyDudek Master Guru

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    I wish I had the bandwidth to upload the whole thing. It weighs in at an impressive 537 MB!
     
  12. pedropaulo

    pedropaulo Ancient Guru

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    Yeah i also have a slow connection. Anyway if you decide some day to upload it, let me know;)
     
  13. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    Tried running the game in DX9 instead, as suggested. But nah, no go.

    Crash while loading a (freshly) saved game. When's the next patch due?
     
  14. thales100

    thales100 Master Guru

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    Looks great, i will start playing CS with mods soon, there are some nice ones out.

    :banana:
     
  15. Mr.Bigtime

    Mr.Bigtime Ancient Guru

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    Mr.StanleyDudek,

    i cant download from fileshack or what was the name of the MAIN hoster of STALKER files..anyway..can u do me a favr of 2008 which to first ZIP or RAR your gamedata folder and upload it to rapidshare.com or any other good host i beg of u pls :). thanx.
     

  16. Finny

    Finny Maha Guru

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    Hey it worked! Thanks RemCo and your all knowing wisdom to go to the big red indicator on the map lol.

    And by the way, I WANT THE GP37!!! I finished all of the Red Forest and still don't see where I can buy that or the Exoskeleton...

    That was my all-time favorite gun...:(
     
  17. Mr.StanleyDudek

    Mr.StanleyDudek Master Guru

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    I can't upload the texture folder, it's too large. But I just .rar-ed everything else in the gamedata folder; configs, meshes, scripts, shaders, sounds. It's uploading now. [EDIT] http://rapidshare.com/files/166428829/gamedata.rar

    You're on your own for textures, unless you want specifics (check my list), because I simply just can't upload them all.



    While we're at it, anyone have any idea how to move/remove the headlamp My stalker is wearing in 3rd Person View? It looks so out of place:
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    This NPC doesn't have a headlamp.

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    This Blue Exo turned out better than the Red one.

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  18. IAmGhostDog

    IAmGhostDog Maha Guru

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    I downloaded and installed your package.
    Thanks much.
    Getting ready to start a new game.
    Do you have a list of what's in there?
    Would be cool to know what I'm playing with.
    Once again thank you.

    IAGD
     
  19. Mr.StanleyDudek

    Mr.StanleyDudek Master Guru

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    These all should have made it in there.

    Audio Overhaul
    Improved Sound Effects
    Beanpolev Audio Fix
    Blue Dot for Dead Bodies on Minimap
    Float32 CS
    Weather Mod (Intense Storms)
    Alternate Menu Music
    No Data Loading Disk
    Transparent Inventory
    Quiet Night Vision
    Real Weapon Names
    Realistic Flashlight
    Freeplay Mod
    CS Base Mechanic Upgrades Everything
    Helios Spawn (Escape to Menu and press F1)
    Time Changer (Escape to menu and press; F2 - 1xtime, F3 - 5xtime, F4 - 480xtime, F5 - 1440xtime)
    Pulse Gauss Rifle
    Trader Overhaul



    Good luck, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
     
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  20. Cliff Couser

    Cliff Couser Member Guru

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    I admire gamers like you. Taking the time to really explore the game and make it more immersive with the mods.

    I wish I had that level of patience.
     

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