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 Old Good STALKER Evolution with 13 comments by K.D. on Mar 22nd, 2014


I'd like to share some news about graphics development in future release of OGSE. Almost every feature is checked, tweaked and finalized. And there is some new stuff. Here it is.

Rewrited lens flares and new effect - lens dirt:

Wind waves on the grass:

And little present - grass wave shaders for default STALKER: SOC:

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TK Pre-RC build 1-3-14 update
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TK Pre-RC build 1-3-14 update

Apr 17, 2014 STALKER: Twilight K.E.T. 2.ZERO Patch 5 comments

First update for TK build 1-3-14, see full description for details.

Sound Evorment Beta !1.0004 ONLY!
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Sound Evorment Beta !1.0004 ONLY!

Apr 17, 2014 Real Life Sounds Demo 2 comments

Sound Evorment for stalker shoc 10004ver. Turn On EAX!! Tested on Sound Blaster X-Fi SB0460.

Fix for English versions
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Fix for English versions

Apr 15, 2014 Lost World: Origin Patch 3 comments

Fix for English versions which help to run the game.

Priboi Story Overhaul 3.2.5
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Priboi Story Overhaul 3.2.5

Apr 14, 2014 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Priboi Story Full Version 3 comments

An updated version of Priboi Story designed for v. 1.1.3 released with Dez0wave's permission. (All credits for this mod go to LoboTheMan, aka 100RadsBar...

Mini Mod Zone Alpha 1
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Mini Mod Zone Alpha 1

Apr 14, 2014 Mini Mod Zone Full Version 0 comments

Mini Mod Version Alpha Zone 1, conlcuida successfully recorded several errors, guns, skins, spawns, etc. .. If you guys see any Bug inform us. Read on...

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Lost World: Origin

Apr 8, 2014 Lost World: Origin Full Version 15 comments

2007. Ukraine. Chernobyl Zone. Since a year after first surge, the territory, guarded only by several military units becomes more and more dangerous...

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ReadingNotAllowed Dec 21 2012, 1:46pm says:

Soo. Where can i download the Stalker game engine that was used to make this game? I really want to make a mod out of this, but i can't find the download link for the game engine anywhere. Help? :)

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utak3r Jan 2 2013, 5:20am replied:

Just buy a game.

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Anarcieath Dec 7 2012, 11:07pm says:
Found this, thought it might interest some of you, I'm downloading it now.

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aodtonix Oct 28 2012, 9:28am says:

Guys, mind directing me into a great vehicle mod? :). Just those mini mods, not those overhauling ones. Because I ain't done with the vanilla xD

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Anarcieath Oct 30 2012, 10:11am replied:

Idk of any vehicle mini mods, but you can get the Complete mod. It's pretty close to vanilla, just improved graphics and bug fixes, things like that. If I remember right you can set up some controls for vehicles in the options menu.

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aodtonix Nov 2 2012, 9:33am replied:

my system can't handle that man. xD. Thanks anyways

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Anarcieath Sep 28 2012, 9:16am says:

So I've been wondering something and I hope this is the right place to ask. When Xray is loading a new map does it save everything from the previous one in the console or something to make it easier to load it again, or does it pretty much just throw those out and load a new map from scratch??

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KamikaZzeRu Oct 5 2012, 4:46am replied:

This process are much more complicated. First of all, there are two types of objects in game - server object and client object. Normally every entity in game have them both. All server objects in game are loaded in game memory permanently. Client objects are loaded only around a-life radius around player. Then Xray loading new map, it at first stage shutting off all client objects on location you leaving. But it didn't free old location from memory. Before what Xray fully loads a new location, and only then it's loaded, game engine releases the old one. As result of this, game demands much more memory at level changing process than normal. This leads to out_of_memory errors in some overweighted mods then you try to change location.

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nosnix64 Sep 7 2012, 5:38am says:

game will not run at all in any form.XR_3DA.exe caused BREAKPOINT in module "C:\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\bin\xrCore.dll" at 001B:00C87CB5, xrDebug::backend()+165 byte(s).help

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Anarcieath Oct 3 2012, 12:38am replied:

The game was made before Vista and Windows 7, if you got either one of those OS's try running in compatibility mode. I was having issues with CTD's on this computer so I run in compatibility for xp sp3 as administrator. Haven't had any problems since. Hope this helps.

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