A showcase of what we have developed so far. Requires Clear Sky to be patched to v1.5.10, Manual Installation compatible with all releases of stalker Clear Sky. Refer to the .pdf readme within the archive for installation instructions.
Sweet,been playing the ffmod this week while waiting,thanks an congrates on getting this alpha out,cant wait to give it a go tonight!
We all hope you enjoy the mod!
Good Luck Stalkers!
Hope you all enjoy the mod!
The game is in alpha (as the title says) and if you find any issues, please feel free to tell anyone here at 828 studios!
Great stuff, been looking forward to this :)
Hi, I've got a question, I loaded it all for dx10 and the screen goes black and it says not responding so I'm gonna try the dx9. I notice that your read me says to interchange just delete the shaders file, But what about the bin file changes and sweet fx etc that were added by DX10, There's no equivalent in your dx9 files so do they need removing too? If I start in DX9 there never added.
Hmm. This one is out of my league, but I'll pass this on to Predator and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
I just tried doing the switch to DX9 and now I get this at the end of the log,
* Texture memory: 2741 M
* DDI-level: 9.0
* GPU shading: vs(fffe0300/3.0/30), ps(ffff0300/3.0/30)
* GPU vertex cache: unrecognized, 16
* NVAPI is missing.
* Starting rendering as 2-GPU.
* DVB created: 1536K
* DIB created: 512K
! Renderer doesn't support blender 'effects\shadow_world'
* NULLRT supported
* ...and used
* HWDST/PCF supported and used
error is common.h(3): error X1507: failed to open source file: 'ShaderSettings.txt'
Can't compile shader dumb
Noted, will pass this on to Predator.
Sorry for the trouble.
It may be something my end as i use a lot of mods like Reborn which may not fully uninstall so I've deleted the game and the folders left behind and I'll try again once the games back on the PC.
If you still had mods on the game after you placed in this mod's contents, then it may cause crashes and alike. So that would be best and if it still does not work, then I'll hand it to predator to solve it.
Hi david.m.e, I am not sure what would cause the black screen issue, it could be anything from drivers to lack of video memory. You can try commenting out some of the non essential texture folders, such as detail, crete, mtl, briks, floor, prop, roof, sign and wall. These can be found in gamedata/textures
What hardware setup are you running?
I just did a deletion of the game and the folders left behind in both the main Deep silver place and wgere the user ltx etc are. I did a fresh install of CS (retail), Patched it to 10 and did an exact read me set up for DX9 and I get the same shader issue. My hardware's a 3570k, 16gb of ram and a MSI 7950 boost.
End of log say's:
Hi david I had issues with dx10 as well, I removed sweet fx, and everything else that was in the Extreme folder removed and replaced shader folder as well and it,s working.
I'll see whether it works for me (experiencing same issue right now).
If it works, then I owe you a vodka my friend!
I reloaded everything including the game and did not try dx10 at all, I only added the DX9 folder and I get the shader issue. So the instructions must be wrong, What are you using from the DX10 folder?
Never mind it works without and of the shader folders.
Just for the record, I'm not using anything from the "extreme" folder. Just the dx9 shaders.
I tried both ways, I even deleted the whole game and the left over folders before trying with just the DX9 files and it gave me the error about shader dumb, whatever that is. I tried just the main gamedata without any folder added and that starts but the icons are screwed up.
I had to do this as well. Something in the shaders was giving me the black screen. I'm going to look through them when I get a chance. Usually I only get this from SSAO being turned on in clear sky and cop.
It Will Work Fine With 3GB Ram And 8800GT?
Should be just fine, I would recommend using Enhanced Full Dynamic Lighting (Dx9).
Also check the pdf for details on setting the mod up for DX9.
YAY! Thanks! :D
Dammit. Clear Sky or any STALKER game never got a reduction in the Steam sale. Argh.
But I'm pretty sure even if they did place a sale on it, Metro:Last Light would still sell more.
Of course it would. It's a new game and a great one at that. Completely different gamplay to STALKER but with a similar atmosphere.
Crazy, when I just restarted my game I got the hanging black screen and was told my gpu is not good enough something about pixel 1.1 I think it was. I have a GTX 580 so I find that hard to believe. It works with no shader folder in gamedata so all is not lost.
Game keeps crashing every 15mins or so, black screen which I have to ctrl alt del out of. NO log in log file sadly. Are these crashes to be expected as it's an alpha?
p.s I'm in the marshes.
Yes they are to b e expected in alpha.
As I tend to crash as well for no reason.
So, us super sekrit alpha male club persons with the special alpha thing from the competition aren't that super alpha any more?
Oh don't worry, you're still in the club. There's more coming up my fellow Stalker!
We do have a text fix on the summary page.
Try that, but apart from that we do not have any fix yet.
Anybody got a fix for the inventory icons being completely messed up? Most items either don't have an icon at all and are completely invisible in your inventory, or the icon is corrupted and using a partial icon of a different item. For example, I accidentally picked up a red barrel and instead of a pic of a red barrel it shows a pic of 3 artifacts stuck together.
Also, the shaders in the "Normal ( 9 & 8)" folder are completely borked and game will not load with them installed. Game will load without shaders at all or with using the "Extreme (DX10 Only)" shaders. As david.m.e said, you get an error about the dumb shader in the log file. Tried replacing just the dumb.ps and dumb.vs files with the ones from the DX10 folder, but that didn't work, still same error, so it's more than those files or something else entirely.
To be thorough in my report, I will include my install method.
The game is Steam version, fresh install.
Copied all files from "BASE" folder. I have loaded the config file settings.ltx as suggested.
Only using shaders from DX10 folder since DX9 and 8 doesn't work.
I have not bothered using any of the sweetfx and bin files stuff.
a couple of screenshots for the curious:
Yeah, it is a common bug that some people have been getting.
Even I'm "suffering" from it.
Unfortunately we do not have a way to fix it as of yet.
But we're all working hard on making sure that the bug will be wiped away.
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Follow the instruction in the readme file.
When i try to start the game it says I dont meet the requirement of Pizel Shader v1.1
Does the normal game run on v1.1, because I can run it on high with no lag, so I find it hard to believe that this mod requires that much more power to run.
Hi Stwalpurgis, the DX9 and 8 shaders that are included don't seem to work right and give that popup error message, along with an entry about the "dumb shader" in the log file. My advice is delete the shaders folder and install the DX10 shaders or no shaders at all. Either way, should fix the problem. The game will of course look better with the shaders at a cost of performance. If your inventory icons are all messed up, try running the game with render set to Enhan. full dyn. lighting (DX10). It fixed that issue for me but I had to lower some settings to get a decent frame rate.
Exactly as Atanna said.
Will my super sekrit alpha male club version saves work in this one?
You know, the competition 0.2.5 one.
Not sure at all.
Sorry for the very late response, we're all working hard to make sure the next update (date unknown) will be good.
Apparently they work without a hitch. I had some problems with crashing at first, thought that they weren't compatible but apparently they work well enough to be played.
Do you recommend this mod? is this what's next of the Clear Skies 0.1.4 alpha mod?
I applied this mod and, everything is supposed to look extra shiny? i mean, even the bread shines and my FPS are very low, I added the DX10 folder and i have a GTX 550 ti 6 GB Ram and AMD athlon ii x 2 215 2.7 Ghz
Anybody know how to remove the 'cfg' command effect? It dropped my FPS to 0 so I can't really enjoy the mod.
I got two problems:
1. Even though i did "cfg_load settings" the light points on faces or in the cone of the flashlight are overly bright like a thousand suns - can can i decrease the amount of bloom/sun reflections on things?
2. Rather easy one: The UI seems to be bugged for me - like ammunition and such got no picture in the inventory.
And one last question - which Interface mod could be compatible speaking of the HUD etc.?
Thanks for your help! :)
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