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 9 comments by CrommCruac on Dec 17th, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from Dezowave

Christmas is knocking on our doors again, chestnuts roasting on open fires and Jack Frost nipping at our nose. Another year has passed by, which brought us many good things and some not so good. At this time of the year we all should celebrate and concentrate on all the good that happened to us in 2014! First of all, thanks to your votes, we are in the TOP100 again on MOTY Awards, there are still 3 days left, and then the finals will begin. We are pretty excited about the results, even though we weren't really advertising it, but a little news post can't hurt. We were the first for at least 4 months in a row, and in the top 5 for almost 6 months this year from April till September, which was amazing. We are really glad for the given support from you and the Moddb Staff! The launch wasn't smooth, Lost Alpha killed the moddb servers due to the heavy visits and downloads, and we even beat Black Mesa in downloads and view counts when Moddb Staff compared the statistics of the 'day of release' of these projects. It was unexpected, and we felt honored. Later things calmed down, and we think we are on a good path now to finish the game. Those who regularly visit our site already know of the changes through patches, etc... so if they -you- think we have earned it, to be in the top 5 again, we will be there! Everything depends on your choice.
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And a little status update of the upcoming developers cut. Our programmers updated the audio/sound engine of the game, now you can select all your sound cards from the list, and eax finally works, mainly on sound blaster cards, however eax effect won't work on integrated ac97 and similar chipsets. They also started remaking the weapon upgrade system, this time based more on the system in Call of Pripyat. The game designers are filling the empty parts of the levels with more "life" as well. Currently, we are testing the 2nd edited level of the 10 we plan to change. It's a long sequence, since we need to test run the levels individually, and in story mode as well, to see how the triggers work. When these are finished, we will check the keypoints in the storyline, and try to make the duller parts a bit better without destroying the "jenga tower" :).
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Christmas and New Years is coming, with greetings of peace and prosperity, the whole dezowave group wishes the very best for you during this special time. May You enjoy all the best now and throughout the coming year. 2015 will be a cool year, it's not a secret we are working on our next project as well, which will be announced in a few months!
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Tutorial for creating rain in SoC with examples
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Tutorial for creating rain in SoC with examples

Dec 10, 2014 STALKER: Twilight K.E.T. 2.ZERO Graphics Tool 2 comments

Tutorial and working examples to help you along on how to create your own rain texture for SoC.

Lost Alpha Mod Pack 2014 Patch 1
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Lost Alpha Mod Pack 2014 Patch 1

Nov 28, 2014 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl Patch 17 comments

Designed for Lost Alpha Mod Pack 2014 (which is a mod compilation for Lost Alpha). Fixes a number of potential crash errors. Shouldn't require a new game...

A.A.A. Modpack v.0.0.2 to v.0.0.3 Patch
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A.A.A. Modpack v.0.0.2 to v.0.0.3 Patch

Nov 15, 2014 A.A.A. Patch 2 comments

Mod: A.A.A. Patch: A.A.A. Modpack v.0.0.2 to v.0.0.3 Patch Version: 0.0.3 Developer: lambdist

A.A.A. Modpack v.0.0.1 to v.0.0.2 Patch
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A.A.A. Modpack v.0.0.1 to v.0.0.2 Patch

Nov 14, 2014 A.A.A. Patch 0 comments

Mod: A.A.A. Patch: A.A.A. Modpack v.0.0.1 to v.0.0.2 Patch Version: 0.0.2 Developer: lambdist

A.A.A. Modpack v.0.0.1 (Alpha)
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A.A.A. Modpack v.0.0.1 (Alpha)

Nov 13, 2014 A.A.A. Full Version 0 comments

Mod: A.A.A. Developer: lambdist. Version: 0.0.1 (Alpha)

English Translation Pack (Pre-release content)
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English Translation Pack (Pre-release content)

Nov 1, 2014 Hal's Traders Overhauled 2.0 Demo 1 comment

This is my English translation work for the upcoming full release of H.T.O. 2.0 It does NOT include any other features from the mod, but should be useful...

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galant
galant Mar 3 2014, 10:34am says:

Hello, i need some advice on choosing a mod, that does a complete overhaul, someone recommended complete, but I tried it, made the game a bit to easy, others suggest Autumn Aurora , and AMK, LURK and ZoA. Need some advice please.

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PaleHybrid
PaleHybrid Apr 8 2014, 10:07pm replied:

If you play Autumn Aurora 2 you'll never use another mod. It's the best looking mod and like the other person said it's pure enhancement. Which to me is a good thing cause it keeps the core gameplay but makes it look up to date.

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Amoch
Amoch Apr 15 2014, 7:22pm replied:

Totally agree, AA2 all the way.

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Guest
Guest Mar 27 2014, 6:44pm replied:

Secret Trails 2.

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XStrelokX
XStrelokX Mar 9 2014, 1:12pm replied:

Try ZoA or LURK, autumn Aurora it's almost pure graphical enhancement for my taste.

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galant
galant Mar 13 2014, 12:37pm replied:

Thanks for the reply :)

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ixcheradeninexi
ixcheradeninexi Jan 18 2014, 5:52am says:

Hi guys, i really need some advice.
New to modding, but having followed all the tutorials to the letter, i still cannot get the mod pack 2013, or autumn aurora 2 to run with my version. I have tried them both seperatly only. Mod pack 2013 loads the menu but crashes when i select new game. Starts to load, get "fetching objects" then crash, with a bug report, xr3_da error. Have seen people with the same issue but cannot find a fix. Autumn aurora will not even load stalker. I can run a clean game, but whenever i add the mods, it wont load up. Changed the notebad value like im suopposes to, did a regedit so i could try both with version 1.0004. No Joy. PLEASE CAN ONE OF YOU MORE EXPERIENCED SAINTS HELP ME!!! thankyou xx

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Hegel
Hegel Jul 12 2014, 8:15am replied:

I had problems with AA2 too. For me the regedit wasn't enough.

If you dig around on here you should find '1.0006 to 1.0004 downgrader' files and a NoDVD replacement for the engine.

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Amoch
Amoch Apr 15 2014, 7:24pm replied:

Do you use Steam? Stalker in Steam doesn't work with sweetfx (it's in the FAQ).

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rocketboys91
rocketboys91 Mar 23 2014, 5:45am replied:

You need 1.0006 version only to run those mods. The startup error is most likely sweetfx. If you want sweetfx (which is not necessary imo) copy all sweetfx related files from bin folder to the main folder of stalker so that both folders have the sweetfx folder and files.

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cmp100
cmp100 Jan 12 2014, 4:02am says:

daca se tot fac atitea moduri si se doreste un joc realist de ce se mai da optiunea in joc la 4 grade de dificultate? Si n-ar fi mai bine sa se uneasca toti si sa faca un singur mod?

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RavenTheKiller
RavenTheKiller Dec 4 2013, 1:36pm says:

I just wonder why all mods requier patches.Why can't there be a mod for normal version(1.0 or whatever it was).Every time I install this game I have to patch it and then install these mods.
And every time I ask myself why isn't there a mod,like Autumn Aurora 2(which is so awesome congrats to Vanderer),compatible with 1.0?
But in the end this was worth patching the game...

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Jan 10 2014, 5:20pm replied:

Because in all honesty, STALKER V1.0000 is utter hell. It's really, really buggy and doesn't serve as a good modding platform. Take ZRP as an example, see what NatVac changed to fix the game up. Loads and loads of bugs have been fixed.

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RavenTheKiller
RavenTheKiller Jan 16 2014, 3:40pm replied:

It is but I wonder why can't it be fixed for original version(v1.0000).
Sorry I'm not that good in English so I can't exactly explain what I want to say...I hope you understand.

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Jan 16 2014, 3:56pm replied:

Oh I know what you're trying to say. Well, that's because those changes were also made to the engine and that was updated. The engine update actually determines the patch number, not the gamefiles :)

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UtterHopelessNoob
UtterHopelessNoob Dec 8 2013, 5:55pm replied:

Very, very few people have version 1.0 anymore; the most common method of getting the game nowadays is Steam, which used to give 1.0005 and now gives 1.0006.

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