In 1986, the world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power station. Soviet authorities established a 30km 'Exclusion Zone' around this nuclear wasteland, but in 2006 a second explosion rocked the stricken reactor, obliterating all living things and causing the Zone's boundaries to ripple outwards. From this epicenter came waves of mutated creatures, deadly radiation, and a strange, anomalous energy. The Zone was cordoned off by the military, who would shoot on sight anyone foolish enough to brave the horrors within.

Report abuse S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Mod Pack 2013 Part 1
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A huge mod compilation of some of the best mods, for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl v1.0005. Not looking for any credit since it's not my original work. IF YOU HAVE V1.0006 (STEAM VERSION), YOU HAVE TO DISCARD THE INCLUDED BIN FOLDER IN ORDER FOR THE MOD TO WORK. It's a mix of Oblivion Lost 2010, Photorealistic Zone, Particle Paradise, Arsenal Mod, gnomus scopes, STALKER Shaders MAX, Dynamic Shaders 1.1, Absolute Nature, Music Expansion, and much more. All of it retweaked for increased, but more balanced difficulty and more realism. Best graphics mod for SoC bar none. The mix of shaders as well as Panoramic Mod just makes for a distinct, perfect look. As with any mod, SAVE OFTEN! And don't just use one or two saves. Yes, I'm aware of Photorealistic Zone 2. There's a separate Beta version that uses it, but it seems that X-ray engine can't handle it. Performance is very unstable and the mod pack itself may be unstable with it. Use that one at your own risk.


**NOTE: OBSOLETE MOD FOR OBSOLETE GAME!  JUST GET LOST ALPHA INSTEAD !!

PART 2:

Moddb.com

PATCH:

Moddb.com

ALTERNATE DOWNLOAD: 

Sdrv.ms

Sdrv.ms

ALTERNATE DOWNLOAD 2:

Gamefront.com

Gamefront.com

Gamefront.com

Gamefront.com

Gamefront.com

Gamefront.com

NOTE: USING THE COMMAND r2_sun_near_border 1 IS USUALLY NECESSARY FOR THIS MOD.

NOTE 2: I recommend using motion blur.  To do so, modify your shortcut that launches SoC (right click, Properties).  Add  -mblur  to the target.  In-game, motion blur can be tweaked with the  r2_mblur  command (e.g.,  r2_mblur 1  uses the most motion blur possible).

NOTE 3: From edwin11373: "Actually, I found a way to make better. In the ini file, the Sun_near was set to 12. I changed it to 30. The lower the number, the higher the quality of the shadows are BUT the far shadows are blocky until you get near them. So, by making the near shadows less in quality you can lower the drastic transition between high/low qualities of shadows. I don't mind having a bit low-res near shadow just as long there's no awful transition."

NOTE 4: The Stalker Shaders MAX settings application is not fully functional.  Don't use it.

OPTIONAL SUNSHAFTS REPLACER.  This makes it so dynamic outdoor shadows can only be viewed from certain angles, like sunshafts.  This shader implementation comes from OGSE.

Docs.google.com

Note: I recommend using the 3GB Enabler found on Complete 2009's page.  Here's the Readme since it isn't included in that link, and this needs to be at least 300 characters.

Shadow of Chernobyl Mod Pack 2013 is a merge of the following mods:

  - Oblivion Lost 2010 by Kyuzo84 and OLP team for OL2.2
  - Photorealistic Zone by LoNer1
  - Particle Paradise by LoNer1
  - Arsenal Mod by Arsenal mod team
  - Gnomus scopes by gnomus
  - STALKERSOUP shaders (tweaked STALKER Shaders MAX)
  - Dynamic shaders 1.1 by Meltac
  - Absolute Nature by Cromm Cruac
  - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Music Expansion by Sclera
  - Everything re-tweaked for difficulty and immersion by me
 - New outfits, misc items (from OGSE), new sound effects (from TehCourtJester), some particles from Particle Paradise, and much more.

 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS for max settings at 1080p

 - Intel Core i5 dual core at 3.5 GHz or more, or AMD equivalent
 - Over 4GB RAM
 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6870 or better

  INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
  - Open or unzip the file "sockmode" and drag the gamedata folder to your Shadow of Chernobyl root folder (e.g., C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl  OR  C:\Program Files (x86)\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl)
 - OPTIONAL - > put the bin folder in the same directory
  - START A NEW GAME and enjoy

As with any mod, you should save often.  I tend to make a separate save for each level, and overwrite it every time I enter that level.  

***********NEW BETA VERSION******************

Has Photorealistic Zone 2 instead of the original.  Much better texture quality.  But BE WARNED, performance is all over the place on my setup (1152p, max detail, GTX 680, i7 2600 @ 4.2 GHz, 8GB RAM).  I think this just pushes x-ray to the limit, and the dual core limitation probably hurts a lot too.  But if you're feeling brave...

Docs.google.com

 Check out these gameplay videos!  
 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3jTiL14eQu1AGEwFstGZwS7UI3K6AuUv&feature=view_all

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Jonex_
Jonex_ Jul 6 2013, 3:23am says:

So this is an updated version of the original Mod Pack 2013?

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 6 2013, 12:35pm replied:

It has all the updates yeah.

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neeeksta
neeeksta Jul 7 2013, 6:25am says:

This my friends is a fuzzing masterpiece!

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Smoothskin
Smoothskin Jul 7 2013, 12:08pm says:

Is this savegame compatible with the previous version?

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 7 2013, 12:28pm replied:

Yes.

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12BotG
12BotG Jul 7 2013, 7:20pm says:

Isn't the game 3GB enabled in the patches, or does the enabler need to be run again?

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 7 2013, 7:30pm replied:

I removed the 3GB exe at one point, so it isn't included here. The reason being, I wasn't sure if the Steam version and retail version have the same exact exe.

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Atanna
Atanna Jul 7 2013, 9:09pm says:

Wow this is an awesome mod pack! Great job and thanks for uploading!

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 8 2013, 5:01pm replied:

Not compatible. Big S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mods are not meant to be used together, since most of them change a lot of the same things. Complete is good if you're new to gaming and want an easier experience, and also if you can't run Mod Pack 2013 since it's just the most demanding SoC mod out there (in terms of system specs).

Mod Pack 2013 is good for those who want a more challenging experience and a lot of new gameplay features. Complete doesn't add dozens of guns and armor like this one does, nor does it resurrect the old mutants, have vastly improved A-Life, or changing anomaly spawns.

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Monolithicmaster
Monolithicmaster Jul 15 2013, 8:49pm says:

I keep getting this error at start of a new game.
could you shed some light on it, Boredgunner?
[error]Function : CRender::texture_load
[error]File : E:\stalker \ sources\trunk\xr_3da\xrRender\Texture.cpp
[error]Arguments : Can't find texture 'fx\fx_gradient_new'

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 16 2013, 1:04am replied:

I saw someone else with this error: he forgot to install Part 2.

- EDIT: Also if anyone can report whether or not the AKS-74N mesh is correct, that would be great. If it isn't, I can upload it as a patch.

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Monolithicmaster
Monolithicmaster Jul 16 2013, 1:11pm replied:

Installed both parts, re-installed part 2, but I got the same exact error. What am I doing wrong?

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 16 2013, 5:15pm replied:

Who knows, somehow a texture is missing. What you can do is open your gamedata\textures\fx folder, and copy one of the textures and rename it to "fx_gradient_new".

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Monolithicmaster
Monolithicmaster Nov 15 2013, 6:01pm replied:

I tried your solution and I keep getting the same results, I apologize for my ineptitude with modding. I wish I could play this mod, it looks great.

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Firmament
Firmament Jul 21 2013, 3:56pm says:

This pack looks awesome. Played it a little, and everything looks perfect (excepted the sun, blatantly "fake" and 2dish). I love the tall grass!

I hope it'll let me play until the end, because now I want to complete SOC with this mod :)

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milosv
milosv Jul 23 2013, 3:02pm says:

If i download ONLY this:
Docs.google.com

Is that all i need (full mod) and is it completely up to date?

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 24 2013, 1:13pm replied:

It's all you need and it's fully patched, but it's pretty much unplayable on most/all systems. I think it pushes X-ray engine past its limits.

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at0mhard
at0mhard Jul 23 2013, 9:12pm says:

Rapid night sky change REALLY brakes atmosphere.

Right now I'm in Garbage going to help Serly fight off bandits.

In 01:59 AM sky goes from this:

Abload.de

to this in 02:00 AM

Abload.de

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 24 2013, 1:14pm replied:

I've never seen that lol, is that R1? In any case, I plan on changing the weather mod used in the future.

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at0mhard
at0mhard Jul 24 2013, 11:36pm replied:

Thanks for responding.

Uh...my bad.

Seems that this "error" was due to me merging this mod pack with Panoramic Mod 2.1 Final for Oblivion Lost 2.2 2.1.

Stalker.filefront.com

I removed it, and now everything is OK.
Do I still get benefits of some kind of dynamic weather and/or distant scenery with your mod pack alone?

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 25 2013, 12:50am replied:

Yeah this mod pack uses Panoramic Mod v2.1 by default, and grass draw distance is increased by over 8x. You can see some pics here:

Moddb.com

Though I might change it to Weather Total Conversion when it comes out.

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henniheine
henniheine Jul 25 2013, 2:57am says:

I have got a short question..

Are all those "Notes" under (***********NEW BETA VERSION******************") only for this specific "New Beta Version" or should it be done generally for this Mod Pack?

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 25 2013, 1:27pm replied:

Ah those don't only apply to the beta version. I'll reformat it to avoid confusion.

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Mobius_One
Mobius_One Jul 26 2013, 7:19pm says:

Boredgunner, I have installed part 1 and part 2 of the mod but my game freezes at "prefetching objects" when starting a new game, there is no error report and it does not send me to my desktop. When i check task manager it is not responding. Any help with this?

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Mobius_One
Mobius_One Jul 26 2013, 11:09pm replied:

So it does actually load? Does it take that long just for the first time or every time?

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 27 2013, 12:47pm says:

It does take really long to load.

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Marmagas
Marmagas Jul 29 2013, 8:05am says:

Excellent work boredgunner!!!Great textures,atmosphear and gameplay!!!
Maybe the grenades from the enemies -not the players-are a bit to strong and effect a very large area.
Thank again ang keep up great job!!

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mrmohamed2001
mrmohamed2001 Jul 29 2013, 8:12pm says:

I used the one at Google Drive, before you uploaded it on ModDB. Is there any difference? I also use this along with PRZ 2 and it works fine. Laggy at some areas, but fine. Thank you for this! I also use the shaders from LURK, they are included as optional in PRZ 2. Is there any problem with that?

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 29 2013, 9:11pm replied:

If it looks fine for you then there shouldn't be any problems. The difference between the google drive one and the one on moddb is that the one on Drive uses PRZ 2.

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mrmohamed2001
mrmohamed2001 Jul 30 2013, 3:21pm replied:

Finished it! Got the best ending and all.. But.. Well.. I got a problem. When I go through the last teleport, I spawn in an area full of rads and a controller. I managed to kill the Controller but I died due to rads. So, how do I get out?

I also use the 4GB patch to tweak my .exe, no problems so far.

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boredgunner
boredgunner Jul 31 2013, 12:13pm replied:

You've now entered free roam mode. You can go back to the other side of CNPP and leave the way you entered.

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mrmohamed2001
mrmohamed2001 Jul 31 2013, 2:58pm replied:

But it's radioactive.

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Tcheck95
Tcheck95 Sep 8 2013, 12:50pm says:

Hey,

is it normal that Sidorovich sells the Stalker Suit MK2 at 15K RU (the green one) and the Stalker Suit at 30k RU (the blue one).
+ when you equip the Mk2, stats are better and it looks like blue on the character.
It looks like vanilla item are still here, in addition of mods one.

Am I doing something wrong or is it wanted?

Thanks

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Tcheck95
Tcheck95 Sep 8 2013, 2:21pm replied:

Same for silencers : there's a silencer with a "kit which support all type of guns" and silencers for each calibers.

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boredgunner
boredgunner Sep 8 2013, 10:21pm replied:

Ah, that sounds like a pricing error. Thanks for pointing it out, will be fixed soon.

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Tcheck95
Tcheck95 Sep 9 2013, 12:04pm replied:

I'm note sure it is about pricing.
Do you think it is normal that there are two stalker suits with different inventory skin but same 3rd person apparence?
Same question for silencers : why there should be the vanilla version (which you can attach on a lot of weapons, it not all) and several versions for each caliber?
It sounds more like the mod doesn't erase all the items it should replace.
You see what I mean?

Regards

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boredgunner
boredgunner Sep 9 2013, 8:28pm replied:

So it's a pricing error and maybe a mismatched mesh, since they should appear different in 3rd person. Though looking in the files, each one does load a different mesh. I'll upload an alternate one anyway.

As for the silencers, think of the universal one like a bonus. But I didn't go through the lengths to make it rare.

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boredgunner
boredgunner Sep 9 2013, 8:37pm replied:

Try this one:

Docs.google.com

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Tcheck95
Tcheck95 Sep 10 2013, 1:39pm replied:

wow that was quick lol. It's nice you're still supporting this package of mods :D.
Thanks, gonna try and tell you about it when I'm back to Sidorovich :)

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Tcheck95
Tcheck95 Sep 10 2013, 3:20pm replied:

Also, the special HK MP5 in the tunnel full of anomales in the garbage has its inventory icon bugged. There's 2 icons represented (Vanilla Viper + HK Mp5) + it takes 6 squares of room instead of 3.
Unfortunately couldn't take a screenshot sorry.

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Tcheck95
Tcheck95 Sep 11 2013, 3:52pm replied:

Ignore this one. Just a bugged

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