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A description of the new features of upcoming AtmosFear 3

Posted by CrommCruac on Jun 3rd, 2011

What's new in AtmosFear 3

Correct sun position

As you certainly noticed Call of Pripyat has reversed east-west sun position that couln't be changed. Thanks to Kolmogor who amended FDL renderers AtmosFear 3 will have the correct sun position. The sun position will be accurate for Chernobyl geographical position on 15 Aug. This give slightly longer nights.

Moon phases

Kolmogor's fix allows to create real moon that casts dynamic shadows. The moon will change the phases in 28 day cycle of faster 8day cycle.

New event: Psi storm

Psi storms are the new kind of weather anomaly that is very dangerous to unequipped stalkers. Psi radiation cumulates in vortexes which generate high psi levels when they discharge. Decent armor/drugs protection reduces the mind damage but the vortexes are still dangerous as they generate hi-voltage electrostatic damage in close distance. Vortexes could spawn artefacts (although possibility to spawn is quite low - 5%) so after the psi storm don't forget to sweep the area with your detector.

Reworked weather behaviour

Annoyed by the rain from the clear sky? In AtmosFear 3 it won't be possible. It will feature smooth weather transitions so before it rains the sky will become cloudy.

In game configuration options

Everything customizable. AtmosFear 3 could be customized from in-game options window without the need of reinstalling or starting the new game. There will be options for weather balance, periods length, NPC fate during the events, event warnings etc.

Amended NPC behahiour

NPCs will run for cover during events like blowout, fallout or psi storm. They also could be hurt by those events if they stay in the open.

Protection against events

During the events the protection from armor, helmets and drugs will be effective. It means with decent armor (e.g SEVA) and after using the protector drugs it will be possible to walk almost unharmed during the fallouts or psi storms.

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[TZP]LoNer1 Jun 3 2011 says:

Amazing article, as always, but can i ask a question?

Will the light of the moon effect the NPC's/Monsters? So if you walk in the moonlight will they see you faster, or isn't it possible to bind the moonlight with the NPC's/Monsters vision range?

All i wanted to know ^^ amazing, really stunning work :D

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CrommCruac Author
CrommCruac Jun 3 2011 replied:

It is probably possible, but I won't amend the AI behaviour. The slight change with NPCs trying to hide was quite easy to make but making the NPCs/monsters vision distance based on the light is complicated. AtmosFear is the weather mod not the AI mod after all.

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SPTX Jun 3 2011 says:

You bring honor to the STALKER community. You are god modders among men modders and players.

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Jashin Jun 4 2011 says:

This is one cool mod.

Although the psi storm looks to have quite a bit of range. You were nowhere under it and it took half health.

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CrommCruac Author
CrommCruac Jun 4 2011 replied:

Just a simple example: you don't need to be UNDER the nuclear explosion to be hit. :)

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CptTrips Jun 4 2011 says:

Loving the name CrommCruac, good Mod as well! Not a lot of weather based mods out there with this much innovation, normally just a simple overhaul, well done.

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STALKER2011x Jun 7 2011 says:

Dear CrommCruac! I am very hopeful that finally in Atmosfear 3 will be able to choose Russian language in the installer (and as a consequence - Russian messages in the game, etc.). Will there be introduced into Atmosfear 3 Russian in mod?
PS: Sorry for my bad english, I'm using Google translator.

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CrommCruac Author
CrommCruac Jun 8 2011 replied:

The installer will be in english, sorry. But this time it will be very simple without any options apart of choosing the texture quality. Ingame messages and options will be fully translated to russian.

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STALKER2011x Jun 8 2011 replied:

Thank you for your answer!

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Tha_ReapeR Jun 8 2011 replied:

I hope you hadn't excluded AAO Core from ATM3 installer...=)

And one indelicate question: don't you know some concrete date of release?

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CrommCruac Author
CrommCruac Jun 8 2011 replied:

Of course not. There won't be a choice NOT to install it :)
As for the date unfortunately not. I hope to finish this summer but it depends on my work commitments.

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