The second version of the Autumn Aurora brings the autumnal atmosphere to the Zone and totally overhauls the graphics, sound and gameplay of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl. MOD REQUIRES PATCH 1.00006. Short list of major features...
- New tree models / textures (Absolute Nature)
- New weather system (AtmosFear, with randomly blowouts)
- Lots of new sounds
- Lots of new textures
- Some new weapons and items (not many, maybe 10)
- Artifacts detectable only by detectors
- Repairs by traders and kits
- Sleeping possible in some places
- New UI/Hud based on CoP one
- Hands change the texture depending on the suit we're wearing
- Same with the mask hud (dynamic hud)
- Random stashes
- screen effectors on irradiation, low health and stamina
- applying medkits, eating or using repair kits takes time.
- Some bugfixes like empty stashes and non-disappearing mission markers.
- And many, many other fixes, addons, tweaks etc.
Changelog of v2.05:
- randomly happened blowouts (separate day/nights cycles/). Also underground blowouts are possible.
- harder gameplay in the beginning of the game (in Cordon). We removed most of the stuff which makes that gameplay it's easier directly after the start new game (merceneray suit on the attic etc). We haven't touched gameplay any further to keep the balance from 2.04 version which in our opinion and also yours was almost perfect.
- changed rewards for random tasks in the beginning phase of the game (no more ridiculous situations when you've killed few mutants and you've received Mama's Beads artifact).
- new animations for a majority of firearms (AK74u, AK74, Abakan, Binoculars, BM16, Colt1911, Fort, G36, PB Pistol, PM Pistol, Vintorez) - thanks to r_populik and AMK Forum community [all credits with separate nicknames are included]
- new ambient sounds (outdoor and underground). New ambient sounds sections. COMPLETELY new thunder sounds. Stormy days are totally atmospheric now.
- improved environment textures (they're sharpened on mip-map levels to keep clarity from the distance. New rock's texture)
- dynamic messages sent by stalkers, completely rewritten from the beginning to match Autumn Aurora 2 feel.
- new music on some levels
- re-edited weather transition config with more natural weather transition. No more situations when it's raining fron the clear sky.
- Sakharov has old, vanilla one model.
- reinstated time limit for random tasks to avoid CTDs and broken savegames related to PDA task overload.
- fixed dangerous vanilla bug with "agroprom_tasks" in CTD's log (thanks to barin)
- fixed bug with non-exploded wall on the Military Warehouses
- attachable silencer to AK74u
- tiny easter egg from us to discover :-)