The X-ray Engine is a DirectX 8.1/9 Shader Model 3.0 graphics engine. Up to a million polygons can be on-screen at any one time. The engine features HDR rendering, parallax and normal mapping, soft shadows, motion blur, widescreen support, weather effects and day/night cycles. As with other engines that utilise deferred shading, the X-ray Engine does not support anti-aliasing with dynamic lighting enabled. However, a "fake" form of anti-aliasing can be enabled with the static lighting option; this format utilizes a technique to blur the image to give the false impression of anti-aliasing. The game takes place in a thirty square kilometer area, and both the outside and inside of this area is rendered to the same amount of detail. Some textures in the game were simply photographs of the walls in the developers' studio.

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STALKER Clear Sky music... and more.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

STALKER Clear Sky music... and more.

Mar 29, 2011 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky 3 comments

I have completed the music overhaul for Clear Sky, as well as a couple of other things I have been working on.

Absolute Nature 2 for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Absolute Nature 2 for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky

Mar 18, 2011 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky 10 comments

Tired roaming all the same looking Zone? Choose from 5 different styles. Each area can have unique ground and foliage textures.

Call of Pripyat music expansion released
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Call of Pripyat music expansion released

Feb 17, 2011 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat 0 comments

That happened quickly; 53 minutes of new music to aid your immersion in the zone.

One project ends, another begins
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl

One project ends, another begins

Feb 3, 2011 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl 11 comments

Because what's a horrendous wasteland without music? Shadow of Chernobyl music expansion.

X-Ray Engine SDK 0.7

X-Ray Engine SDK 0.7

Dec 29, 2010 3 comments

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. project team releases the Software Development Kit for X-Ray 1.6 engine (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat version)

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