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I would add, that one should never forget that we see those trailers on youtube or wherever else in POOR video quality, and those kinds of videos they always give this "vintage" kind of impression to you - your imagination draws marvelous pictures where your eyes see ugly pixels :) just an opinion because it always happened to me when I listened to something on tape cassettes (which lost HALF of its charm when listened from CD).
But to add to words of dezodor, this particular trailer looks natural and and at the same time sort of LACKING that "unnatural" feel that the mutated anomalous Zone has even in vanilla sometimes. To me, the success of STALKER environment is exactly in that balance of wild flourishing nature free of human for more than 30 years - on one hand, and dark mutated ugly anomalous post-apocalypse - on the other.
Guys, a little off-top but what is heard about SOPA, PIPA and ACTA? I'm not PRO piracy and I think people MUST earn from what they created, but as I understand those 3 4-letter words are not as much anti-piracy, as they are PRO-internet control.
U can pm to me not to flood this page. Thank you for understanding
I would say they should accept any food 'cause it's all free for them (I guess, they never pay for it).
The only reason why they should not accept food (NPCs / player and other mutants) is when they're commanded by controller, which never happens in vanillas
I support Matt's serious question. Would be great feature to see but minor thing to work on IMHO.
I heard a rumor that even in VANILLA some guys managed to "domesticate" tushkanos (those little rat-like mutants that squeak): you see them running at you and throw some sausages on the ground before them and they DON'T bite you. It's not that these guys were outside mutants' smart terrains or "gulags" and it's not that the mutants actually ATE the sausages, but this is what I heard...
I used to be a troll like Sonofa..., but then I took an arrow in the knee
IMHO, the more variety in terms of graphics style we see - the better, why do people complain at all? :)
we can continue "the faction war" in pm's if someone minds having it here. Indeed the picture is too good for that
Some of your screenshots really show different TEMPERATURE of the environment. Especially the ones with Generators - some pictures are dry and stuffy (yet a little warm, like summer eve) while some are really wet and chilling cold...
And guys, stop using the term "skybox", it's not applicable to the WORLD I see in LA. It's "sky" - not more, not less.
I start to be afraid of the release date (whatever it be) - I'm sure to get lost in Lost Alpha for loooooooong time...
maaan, and this one has some unique fable-folk Slavic atmosphere!
+infinity to you for this!
I guess this is the Vehicle Graveyard
can anyone tell me what do the figures on the AK mean? 07201975 seems like a date 20th of July 1975 to me. But what is that date?
yeah, Kazak, really cold!
I see red dogs (blood red or faint blood red, not yellow-fiery or bright-brown) and red sparrows, red puddles in my hometown.
PS: I don't take drugs / alcohol, I don't hallucinate, I don't "see things", my eyesight is ok, I'm not color-blind.
- Valerian, report! Valerian, damn you!! ... Everyone, back to base, I repeat: all teams ba...
again Duty-talking :)
IS IT SWAMP DOCTOR'S HUT?
I guess this "yellowish" gamma makes STALKER the game so different from many many others. This is what Clear Sky definitely lacked - pursuit of realistic graphics substituted the unique atmosphere of SoC, where we could FEEL and SMELL the place abandoned forever and explored by only the few most daring ones.
Thank you, dez0wave.
I guess it's some gloomy 20:47 in the Zone and military chopper is covering its last miles back to base after what the chopper-borne soldiers conceived as finished mission...
my bad :)
either reeeeally early morning (4-5:30 am) or evening (the lighting looks more "afternoon" to me)
Now THIS is scary!... and this is o______o
Let me explain. This looks exactly as if I took a 30-40 minutes walk from my house, found a bus stop and something started happening to the sky...
I would simply s**t myself...
I mean - surviving THAT MUCH rough Zone as it's shown on this image would surely make anyone an "ideal" stalker, pretty much the same as the one depicted in most of the books.
And may I say that a rare screenshot can give impression of a well-written book ;)
Good artifacts to you, dez0wave team!
CzechDeath, man, you're a writer!
I guess this is really what S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is about (I mean games and books both) - when you don't know what to expect from the outer world AS WELL AS from your own inner world...
When the Zone makes you some killing machine, some creature, whose experience made it light-speed reacting to any external (and internal) stimuli, only thinking afterwards. When people stop recognizing you from the first sight and there is only faint resemblance of what you were before. When monsters see you only after you aimed your weapon at them and shot. Or when you STALKED to them to make them fall your prey...
is that Duty talk I smell?
yeah, whose face is that?
it is a good day to die
seeing your shadow would be impossible on DX10 (which is R2), I guess. But I hope I am wrong.
why do you mention 2005 as SoC to CoP? vanilla SoC was released in 2007 only. Or do you have info on 2005 PDA that is far better than 2007 PDA?
Why do you need game inside game???
But yes - LA PDA looks amazing. Especially communication feature!
sorry, I meant "... it seems to me that even ammo AMOUNT of 1500 is too much", not even speaking of MASS of one ton and a half :)
Those are nice comments about stashes! And real valid ones! AND I'm glad dezowave team educates us not to be greedy ;)
But why didn't the stashes have "dimensions" in vanilla? Was it too difficult to implement? If "stash dimensions value" would have been "true" in vanilla, then we would have to keep several stashes. But I would have had problems remembering where I've put what :) Then it's logical to ask why was it IMPOSSIBLE to leave marks on the map in your PDA same as NPC's do??? Only some mods added GPS beacons to leave marks on the map and some other mods allowed you to actually LEAVE a not on a map. But hey - map marking ability goes as far back as to DOOM 1!!!
Ok, that was just a "GSC, Y U DON'T KEEP GOOD TRADITIONS???" :)
A question to exxxed: Y U need 1500kg of ammo and kits??? :) that's what is called "munchkin" *applauding* It seems to me that even ammo AMOUNT of 1500kg is too much. But that's personal preference, probably.