A professional CGI artist with 20 year experience in 3D, web design and web developing. A passionate gamer since ancient era of 8-bit ZX Spectrum. A devoted S.T.A.L.K.E.R., tirelessly roaming and exploring The Zone.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 16 2014, 3:50pm replied:
Quote:Beware, mods made for 1st patch will not work with this 2nd patch until mod makers make them compatible. We can not give support in this case.
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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 16 2014, 12:47pm replied:

the same

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 15 2014, 10:31am replied:

Try to copy all SFX stuff (from \data\sweetfx of installer) to main game folder

+2 votes     mod: Autumn Aurora 2
CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 15 2014, 5:38am replied:

djnoob is right. Guest forgot that the patch file dbb holds newer versions of files. Lucky for you the files required for carry weight are identical in both dbs'

In fact to ensure you have unpacked proper versions of files you should unpack all gamedata.db* files one by one (starting from db0) to some external folder.

Using old (unpatched) files may crash your game and even break your saves.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 14 2014, 7:30am replied:
Quote: Misery [...] does not change [..] levels at all.

Actually MISERY 2 does. It has a lot more denser vegetation and hi-poly trees :)

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 12 2014, 3:01pm replied:

Shame you find them annoying. I've spent on them quite a lot of time :(
Anyway: flares.ltx, flares = off (all entries)

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 12 2014, 1:04pm replied:

You don't need gamedata folder at all to play LA 1.3002!
If you want to change something (like carry weight) unpack gamedata db0-dbc to some temp directory OUTSIDE game folder and put ONLY MODIFIED files into gamedata INSIDE game folder.

Keeping ALL files in gamedata folder INSIDE game folder causes it to load a lot longer.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 12 2014, 9:59am replied:

We're glad you aren't. Goodbye.

+3 votes     download: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha v1.3002 Patch OUTDATED
CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 12 2014, 9:54am replied:

Well there is always risk that your AV is right. Unpackers usually come from russian websites/authors. Monolith knows what they have on their computers. Try to find one that doesn't raise any suspisions. Try this one: Dropbox.com (it doesn't give any warnings on the latest ESET)

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 12 2014, 6:29am replied:
Quote:Unpack gamedata.db* files as in any other Stalker game.

BTW, was it that hard to read a few posts down?

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 12 2014, 4:41am replied:

There is not. Unpack gamedata.db* files as in any other Stalker game.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 11 2014, 6:29pm replied:

You need system.ltx and actor.ltx (IIRC) I don't know exactly which dbs they are in. Extract every dbs one by one and you'll have them all.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 11 2014, 3:42pm replied:

You can't add patch 1.3001 files over 1.3002. You will 'ovewrite' them as the load order is gamedata.db => gamedata folder.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 11 2014, 3:36pm replied:

You have to add ONLY files you change to gamedata folder. No need to add all of them. And you need to mod ONLY the files extracted from db*. Note that some of them may be duplicated across various dbs as some of them are from game and some from patch.
Extract ALL dbs to some dir, them copy those you need to gamedata folder and mod them.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 11 2014, 2:25pm replied:

If you loathe LA so much why you keep coming back?

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 11 2014, 2:21pm replied:

gamedata folder wasn't present in any of Stalker games.
Anyway: Sdk.stalker-game.com

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 11 2014, 2:04pm replied:

Just extract whatever files you want from db* archives, mod them and put them in gamedata folder. Just like in any other Stalker game.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 11 2014, 2:00pm replied:

There is no gamedata folder anymore. All files has been packed to db* archives.

+2 votes     download: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha v1.3002 Patch OUTDATED
CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 11 2014, 1:58pm replied:

Nope, all files have been packed to db* archives.

+3 votes     mod: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 7 2014, 6:15pm replied:

Sorry, r2_sun_far is used in CS/CoP only

Frankly, I don't know if there is a way to improve the shadows past r2_sun_near range. This is how the engine works. Beyond that range all shadows are rendered for the whole level so the shadow map (4096x4096) must cover the whole renderable area. I think the only way to make it better is to extend near shadow (within r2_sun_near) by extending this value.
Mind that extending it means that the same shadow map need to cover bigger 'near' area so it will be blurred.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 7 2014, 6:42am replied:

Force shadow resolution to 4096 by adding -smap4096 to the shortcut command line and then increase r2_sun_near to eg. 30
Also check r2_sun_far. If it's set to high value the shadows beyond r2_sun_near range appear blurry.

+1 vote     mod: Autumn Aurora 2
CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 2 2014, 2:38pm replied:

Thanks :)

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jul 1 2014, 8:30pm replied:

Try Autumn Aurora 2 for another SoC replay. It's my side project made with Vandrerer ( Moddb.com )
You can also try Secret Trails 2 (with AA2) if you're looking for the new story.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jun 30 2014, 9:36am replied:

Good luck with that. You've been warned :P

+1 vote     mod: Autumn Aurora 2
CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jun 30 2014, 8:23am replied:

Great vid.
Noticed one thing: you use quicksaves. Don't. This mod (ST2) tends to break quicksaves and hard saves made after the quicksave. Dunno why, seems the devs of original ST2 broke something.
Word of advice: save always from the menu or via console.

+1 vote     mod: Autumn Aurora 2
CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jun 24 2014, 11:06am replied:

Well, it depends on how fast you type. Moving stones on abacus is quicker :D

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jun 24 2014, 8:15am replied:

Works well on my abacus so I guess you won't.

+4 votes     mod: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jun 19 2014, 5:20am replied:

Yup, each weapon needs a separate model of hands for each suit. Considering that number of weapons and suits almost doubled in ST2 it's nearly impossible.

+1 vote     mod: Autumn Aurora 2
CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jun 17 2014, 11:26am replied:

Who, me? Ye, I know. I'm also an idiot. That's why I spent countless hours making a game for you for free.

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac Jun 17 2014, 11:22am replied:

Oh, so why he's asking if he heard the stupid answer before?

Should we quit our jobs, break family ties, send our children to foster homes and shut ourselves indoors for weeks just because some people lost their patience?

+5 votes     mod: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
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