You can't beat STALKER. I've tried pretty much every game out there but, I've found none that put me where this game does. I start playing and get lost in a world that can be both beautiful and terrifying. I remember my first visit to the Yantar lab in SHOC. It was in the early hours of the morning, I was using headphones while sneaking around the lab. The atmosphere had me on the edge of my seat. Ten seconds later something totally unexpected happened and put my heart in my mouth. I paused the game, shaking like a little child and from that moment on for me it has been the stick by which all games are measured. And sadly they just don't measure up. STALKER is a thousand games in one. Set in a constantly changing, evolving world. The only time any two playthroughs are the same is when you hit that ENTER THE ZONE button at the start of the game.

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Zemvolkya Jun 16 2013 says:

Is this really a mod or an entirely new friggin game because the detail says new game!

It's just recorded in SSAO mode though right?

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nashathedog Jun 16 2013 says:

At 2.17 it says Stalker Call of Pripyat on screen. It's a mod but when you do enough to a mod and totally change the storyline and add new maps etc like the Way to Pripyat does then it is like a new game. I mean it's as different to Vanilla Cop as Clear sky is really. That's the beauty of stalker. If you like the basic game mechanics the choices are endless. Personally I'm tired of vanilla storyline mods, The communities have so much more to offer now, Both sides of the border. This side is more into being perfectionists where as the Russians are more into renewing storylines and adding quests etc. Which for longevity is what it needs. The same thing just with different textures gets boring after you've done your first 10 or so playthoughs.

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CelicetheGreat Jun 16 2013 replied:

Man, I feel exactly the same way about how much our communities are capable of regarding new story and content. One of my favorite mods, Secret Trails 2, really showed how new environments, and even redesigned old environments, can really change how we experience the mods for the better, especially compared to other mods that reuse the same plots and level orders and events over and over.

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KettheKet Jun 16 2013 says:

whoa it looks loke it was made in Source Engine totally not xray

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WastedSky Jun 16 2013 says:

I want to try this so much, are you planning to do a translation?

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nashathedog Jun 17 2013 replied:

It'd be really nice if it came with one as I'd prefer not to have to but sadly they never do, even when they've promised us one..
So presuming it needs it I'll do a machine translation to start with and if I enjoy it enough to make it worth the work then I'll do a rewrite yes.

Also we don't know how far away it is yet, I haven't seen any details on when it might be released yet.

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d4v33edz Jun 17 2013 says:

You raise some interesting points with regard to the current modding situation for the Stalker series, and how the mods are developed. I also admire your ability to navigate the Russian modding sites, not always the easiest of tasks.
The link provided to the video of this mod, and subsequent links from it show what the X-Ray engines are capable of, this looks a really interesting mod.

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marsalandrei Jun 18 2013 says:

Best Winter Mod by the looks of it indeed.

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brasilian.stalker Jun 8 2014 says:

looks a nice mod

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Link for a new winter mod, I've not found much info yet but Cromm Cruac put up a vid link and a rough translation of the concept at GSC. It has an original storyline that sounds promising.

Background: The Zone has been covered by a huge anomaly that consumes heat. In some places the temperature can fall as low as -60C. Most of the settlements has been evacuated and left abandoned. Meteorogical data suggest that the center of the anomaly appears to be at the CNPP. Our mission playing as an SBU agent will be to determine the origin of the anomaly.

Jun 16th, 2013
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