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.

It is now 2012 - man has ventured further and further into the heart of the Zone driven by reports of strange 'artifacts' imbued with anomalous energy. Mercenaries and bounty hunters compete to recover these artifacts, which command extortionate prices on the black market. Others seek to find the truth behind the Zone, while some merely revel in the desolate lawlessness of the place. Whatever their motivation, over time these individuals - Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killer, Explorers and Robbers - have become known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s.

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About S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha with 11 comments by CrommCruac on Oct 10th, 2014

Software Development Kit (SDK) v.2.6 for
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha
has been released!

Here is our updated XRay Engine SDK, which we created especially for Lost Alpha project. A lot has been added, fixed and changed, but for a complete changes list, navigate to the "documents" directory or read it here. We also included the "written" part of our knowledge base with this SDK, see the documentation also in the "documents" directory.
We included several test scenes, and 4 full single player levels with this SDK. For support, please visit forums and gsc-gameworld forums.
Download Lost Alpha SDK v2.6

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Tiny release based on NatVac's handy ZRP mod. Works through starting the game with XR_3DA.exe. !Only recommended if you first started and saved using...

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Oct 10, 2014 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha SDK 19 comments

Here is the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha Software Development Kit (SDK) v.2.6 beta release! It contains the basic editors and tools we used for creating...

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Hier ist die Übersetzung für die Autumn Aurora 2.1!

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Songs converted from .ogg to mp3 by FlowBeatz. Few ambiances are taken from MISERY mod. Some of them were edited on the AA2's needs, but credits belongs...

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Autumn Aurora 2 it's modification made by small group from Poland which brings the autumnal atmosphere to the Zone and totally overhauls the graphics...

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Arxae Dec 25 2007, 5:40am says:
Quote:Save files corrupted after each patch, hopefully this will be fixed

this only applies to the first patch, the rest of the patches dont hae that :)

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4rson3vil Dec 23 2007, 5:55pm says:

i just saw this and... WOWWWW!!!!

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Milten Nov 14 2007, 4:12am says:

SATLKER- Is The most atmospheric game ever been created. My favourite one and its nice. I like it a lot=) And i also think many people do

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DrachenFeuer Nov 13 2007, 3:23pm says:

This is an amazing game, and one of the few that have drawn me in to the characters so much that th first time I faced a 'bloodsucker' I nearly wet myself, the game is beautiful and is by far the most atmospheric game ever created

Some of the weapons do need some tweaking, and the fact that I can barely hit anything with some of the weapons makes moments of the game heartstoppingly terrifying. The game has some of the most original design ideas I have ever seen, one of the greatest moments I found playing was exploring the hotzone of Yantar Lake, the brainwashed people attacking me and the brainmelting effects as you walk into the town made this part of the zone all the more exciting.

I have seen a few bugs, but since I started playing the game later many of the bugs people complained about before have been fixed, just make sure you patch your game before you start playing, patches have a nasty habit of corrupting old save files. At the end of the day I am very glad I bought this game, and now that the game is only $29.95 there is no excuse to give it a try.

On a final note if you wish to make the game even more atmospheric download a couple of mods, namely the Weather Overhaul mod
And the Fallout Flashlight mod

Weapons customization

A few crazy bugs
To play at best graphics you need an amazing pc
No Co-op
Save files corrupted after each patch, hopefully this will be fixed

Could have been better
Mods make it unplayable but mods are easy to remove from the game

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8472 Jun 11 2007, 3:20pm says:

It's a great game when you have gotten used to it! While I have to play it with graphics on the lowest setting, it doesn't detract from the game at all!

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dethtoll May 9 2007, 9:27am says:

this has become one of my favourite games of the past several years. the only real drawback is the sound: the guns are way too weak.

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bigbeanerburrito May 11 2007, 6:40pm says:

i've only played the game for about a month now and
i've been playing on master which seems likke a real
challenge i'm officaly a part of Freedom and all i have
say is that this game

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EyeNixon May 8 2007, 7:27pm says:

This is a okay game, a 7/10.
It tries to mix RPG elements with action with both are just lax, it's not as in depth as System Shock 2, but it's not as adrenaline pumping or exciting as Half-Life 2 or FarCry. It goes for the middle ground and succeeds, but not in the way it wanted to. If you can get over the niggling bugs, the bad translations and somewhat lackluster story, it's a fine game. It'll keep you busy, but a lack of polish, poor optimization, and gameplay that just grows more and more tiresome as the game goes on, it seems strange that STALKER still seems to hold some ground at the end of the game, although barely.

The developers should have realized that taking bare minimum RPG elements and a lack of interesting side quests or activities and combining it with generic action and free form gameplay would NOT translate to a long lasting enjoyable experience. STALKER's gameworld is not the most entertaining to explore, nor is it extremely well crafted, for a game that's supposedly modeled after a real world area (Chernobyl, for those who don't know, after it's been plastered all over the game's hype) the areas don't seem very realistically constructed, with repeating prefabs and annoying junctions in towns and outposts that just serve to assert that the surroundings are hardly as interesting as they can be.

The game's best feature, unfortunately, does not lie in its gameplay, but instead in the dynamic lighting. It's surely a sight to behold, but it's a candle in the vast darkness compared to the outdated quality of the rest of the graphics. And as we all know, an interesting graphical feature CANNOT save average gameplay, and in that regard, STALKER barely serves up what the developer's promised, or not at all, depending on your expectations.

Wait for more patches, wait for the price to drop, for all the praise people are throwing on this game they fail to realize that it just can't stack up to other shooters currently out on the market, buying this for $40 when there are far more superior games for even cheaper is a waste of money. This is a worthy purchase, but not in the window of the market.

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GordonFreeman28 May 2 2007, 9:00am says:

Best game since hl2 , its awsome, and the fotorealistic graphic its above all

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russo May 1 2007, 5:01pm says:

you dont need the hardest skill level set to see the "true ending" you only need to do the right choices, ie do the main missions and meet the guide, you get 5 endings from meeting the granter wisher and 2 from C-Consciousness, which you answer and ask an serie of questions and depending of your answer you get a different ending, if you refuse to join, you get to play another cool level with portals.

to make a long story short there is:

Stalker Ending #1
If your reputation is above 1000, then you get the good reputation ending where you wish, "I want the zone to disappear".

Stalker Ending #2
If your money is above 50,000 RU, then you get the money ending where you wish, "I want to be rich".

Stalker Ending #3
If Lukash and Voronin are dead, then you get the I am an ******* ending where you wish, "I want to rule the world".

Stalker Ending #4
If your reputation is below -1000, then you get bad reputation ending where you wish, "Humanity is corrupt, mankind must be controlled".

Stalker Ending #5
If you don't have any of the above, it defaults to the immortality ending where you wish, "I want to immortality".

Stalker Ending #6
This is the ending if you refuse to become a part of the C-Consciousness.

Stalker Ending #7
If you choose to become a part of the C-Consciousness

great game, enjoy!

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