An aspiring game developer starting life as a humble modder, looking to build up a portfolio and break my way into the games industry. Currently leading development of S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Wormwood.

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Beac @ SOVA-9 Night-vision Goggles

Thanks man, good luck to you too!

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Beac @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Wormwood

Not by a long shot! I've just posted a media update :)

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Beac @ SOVA-9 Night-vision Goggles

Yeah, the updates will come much more regularly as soon as I'm done with Uni!

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Beac @ SOVA-9 Night-vision Goggles

Exactly two weeks until my dissertation is finished and handed in - then it's just two exams and I'm done with university! Full steam ahead on Wormwood by the end of May!

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Beac @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Way of the Wolf

Hey folks! I'm noticing a lot of new Likes on the Facebook page - the mod is not in development, but you can follow our work on the most exciting Call of Pripyat mod to date, here! Moddb.com

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Beac @ Stalker: Open World Online - 11# Week Updates

Can you guys please share your source code, especially for tools, for those of us also trying to achieve these effects? :)

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Beac @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Wormwood

Just a small update folks, exciting things are happening behind the scenes - still no updates for a few more weeks while real-life is still too busy, but rest assured things are progressing!

We're still on the lookout for 2D artists and 3D modelers, so get the word out!

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Beac @ Radium

You can auto-archive your own posts to skip the length moderation by ticking 'Do not display on the front page' :)

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Beac @ Dynamic Ambient

I'd like to know as well. It doesn't quite seem like SR's to me.

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Beac @ Dynamic Ambient

Wow, that's really impressive. How did you get it working? It's something I'm very interested in implementing as well.

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Beac @ 'Preparing for the Dawn Raid'

As part of our A-Life overhaul for Stalkers in Wormwood, they will be able to camp out overnight at certain smart terrains if they're far from a base. This should make night-time raids more interesting as you'll come across Stalkers by the fire while out and about.
Along with this, we're in the process of creating special night-time squads that stay in-camp for the day, venturing out only at night.

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Beac @ A-Life Overhaul Part One: Mutants

Yes, mutant hunting is designed to be a thing. We're also creating specialised hunter NPC squads that go out at night to hunt larger mutants. Mutants have area-specific damage, yes. Thanks for the kind words!

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Beac @ A-Life Overhaul Part One: Mutants

Exactly :)

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Beac @ A-Life Overhaul Part One: Mutants

Indeed they're not, but in the game files they're classified as such that's all :)

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Beac @ A-Life Overhaul Part One: Mutants

They can be almost any indoor location, including new ones, but we're trying to make certain places feel like proper mutant dens with appropriate props.

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Beac @ A-Life Overhaul Part One: Mutants

Thanks :)

Bear in mind, this isn't an alteration of the mutant AI - purely their behaviour.

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Beac @ A-Life Overhaul Part One: Mutants

My overall aim for mutant behaviour is for a basis in realism, and improved interaction with Stalkers (and the player).
Mutants should alternate between searching for food/territory in the day, and hiding/resting in their lairs at night (reversed for certain mutants, as in the image). In vanilla, there was no real distinction in these behaviours for some reason.

What I've done is separate smart terrains into mutant territories, and mutant lairs.
Territories are usually outside, and often places that Stalkers will camp during the day, or search for artifacts.
Lairs are almost always inside buildings, sheds, or underground - Stalkers can sometimes camp at these locations overnight if they are too far from a proper 'base', but more information about Stalker behaviours in Part Two!

Overall, these changes should make for more realistic mutant behaviour with certain mutants hiding indoors in the day and coming out at night to hunt, with others doing the reverse.
Watch out when you venture down into that basement in the middle of the day, there may well be a bloodsucker waiting for night-time down there!

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Beac @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Wormwood

We're completely overhauling A-Life ourselves, and the first part of this will be talked about slightly in this weekend's media release :)

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Beac @ Community Feedback - Magazine Concepts

We're planning 1x1 for small mags, 2x1 for large mags.

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Beac @ Community Feedback - Magazine Concepts

Well this is why we're asking for feedback, none of this is set in stone.

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Beac @ Community Feedback - Magazine Concepts

These are all candidates of how to represent a single type of special ammo. Each type would be distinct from one another, i.e. a red tape across the magazine for HP ammo compared to blue tape for AP.

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Beac @ Community Feedback - Magazine Concepts

You will need to find, scavenge or buy empty mags.
No mag tossing.

The rest of the stuff we'll have more info on at a point in the future :)

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Beac @ Community Feedback - Magazine Concepts

We're still working on our mag system implementation, we'll have more info in the future on how the amount of rounds in the mag is displayed!

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Beac @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Wormwood

We'll be conducting a closed beta period before release, but likely nothing open.

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Beac @ Wormwood - now with better foliage!

The right one is vanilla :P

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Beac @ Wormwood - now with better foliage!

As well as better foliage models and textures, Wormwood will also feature a lot more of it!

Expect hundreds of new trees and bushes in each level, with little FPS drop thanks to their optimised nature.

Now the Zone of the game will look a lot more like the Zone of real life!

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Beac @ Beac

We've renamed to STALKER: Wormwood, you can find a link to the page here.

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Beac @ 3# week goals

Good work guys. Can you go into detail on your modernisation of the SDK, and will you be releasing your work on it?

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Beac @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Wormwood

Thanks for the kind words!

We're not planning a 'lite' version of Wormwood I'm afraid. Our level changes and graphical enhancements are too deeply integrated to be optional.

We're happy to support translations of the mod, but it's something that will be thought about more as we get closer to final text integration.

Thanks again :)

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Beac @ S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Wormwood

We've said before we want to release in 2015, but we're not going to release until the mod is at the standard it should be.

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