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Well, AtmosFear for SoC is ready for a few months and will be a part of the Lost Alpha mod. It is something between v2 and v3. Proper sun positions and new textures but no fallout, blowout or psi storm. After releasing LA there will be standalone version probably improved with all the events.
Haha, nice try :)
Not in that case. Here the path is a level object with its own texture. The winter texture pack has been quickly adapted from the CoP one I'm working on for some time so I haven't changed all the textures to winter ones. Truth to be told the idea to make the winter calendar is just few days old and the releasing winter addon was not really intended. But if ppl are interested I might think about it.
You can vote for other mod that has been released already. They fall in different categories. AtmosFear (http://www.moddb.com/mods/atmosfear-for-call-of-pripyat) maybe? :)
The length of the day depends on the latitude and earth axis tilt. That's why the sun doesn't set for months in polar regions in the summer.
So, in summer the further north the longer days.
Changing start_date won't change the sun positions. Changing the time of the year is very difficult in weather files. Sun positions need to be altered, textures realigned and re-rendered. Not an easy job.
And for the July the AF2 (vanilla) sun positions are better but east-west are reversed.
Check this: Suncalc.net
I've moved the sunrise and sunset 2h later because this calculator adds the summer time wrong way. It should be like on this page: Timeanddate.com (see 24th)
As you can see AF3 times are correct.
I live in London and here at 22:00 it is still quite bright during the summer. The time zones aren't quite accurate to the geographical positions. Bear in mind that the whole Europe from Poland to Spain has the same time zone. And Ukraine just behind the Polish border has +2h difference.
Then install it manually. Copy contents of each dir from 'data' folder: bin->bin (make a backup first), gamedata->gamedata, loading_screens->gamedata, nano_hud->gamedata, textures512(or textures1024)->gamedata\sky
F.A.Q. - use alternative way.
@Loner: I didn't know that SoC has bad SLi support. I've never noticed that. And I always play with SLi on.
@11330: AtmosFear is not an addon. It is integral part of LA if you decide to play in R2 (full dynamic lighting). In R1 (static lighting) you'll have the old style weather.
Well, the plan is to port AF3 as it is in CoP. But this could not be 100% possible as xRay 1.6 (CoP) has more functions than 1.5 (CS).
xRay is SLi compatible like any other game. Some of them have some issues with scalability but Stalker is not one of them.
And what RAM has to do with SLi anyway?
I won't touch the weapons so probably after simple merging it could work with any weapon mod.
Wow, nice pictures! Good for visual reference.
We've got some of those abandoned russian towns in Poland as well. Mostly former russian army bases and settlements where the families of the soldiers have lived.
Was it? Have you loaded the user.ltx settings as the install readme says?. Without that it was :)
Easy, easy, Dez is recovering after Halloween party :)
Not the question for me really. Probably you will need to remove all traces of AF 2.1 from Complete first, then merge it with AF 3. Good luck.
You are guessing correctly. Just in case read FAQ.
Yes, it is.
What for? Here what smrtphoneusr says about Complete: Moddb.com
Just install SMRTER 0.41 or SGM 1.7 + AF3 + Absolute Textures and you have something better.
Nope you're not. It's right in front of the camera :)
Certainly, you haven't met regular Chimera if you can't see the difference :)
The options and messages should be the same language as your localisation. Anyway, try to copy contents of gamedata\configs\text\eng to gamedata\configs\text\rus.
Readme (installation section) and F.A.Q. - Moddb.com . Read them before asking questions.
Good news about music. Without combat music I could actually play with music again. I kinda like this ambient one but I just hated when it changed to combat one ruining the element of surprise. I hope the ambient one won't change simply to silence (it would have the same effect)
@Loner, good to see you're still around here :)
Reinstall the game, patch it to 1.6.02 (you don't need to if you have english version) and reinstall AF3.
Oh yeah, this one looks actually scary and I wouldn't want to meet that one. I've always thought that Flesh is actually funny with that big eye :)
That one isn't. Good work!