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Well, first GSC would get the programmers to help release LA faster and fix all those annoying engine bugs that stall the rest of testing and development. Once that is done and LA is ready, GSC would put it on Steam for sale at around $20 and the programmers would get payed (or GSC if it invests in paying them first) and the game would be out alot faster. Having one or 2 guys debug and fix the engine is one thing, having 5 or more experts do it would get the job done times faster and dezowave would actually focus on development rather than on fixing, which gets under ones skin pretty fast.
What if GSC put this on Steam for like $20 and gave you some pros to help, or too risky of a business? Stalker isn't that popular in the west and in the east people pirate alot, so I don't know. What says GSC and the dezowave team? Have you guys discussed this with GSC and what were their thoughts on this?
I see. Good to know, that render is too good to ditch.
Loxotron said that they'll cut the new render. Damn, I'm ******. Those new screens are so sexy, it hurts. Maybe dezowave will add it later???
Core stuff like engine. script bugs slow down the rest of work, because everything depends on them and there're like 2 programmers working on LA, so the whole work constantly waits for them.
Progress report from Loxotron himself:
LA won't be finished this year most likely, too few guys working at the project at a time, engine/scripts still riddled with problems, renders are far from done, many differences of opinions and ideas among the team and also loss of motivation. Cutting of content is most likely a necessity due to huge amount of work still needed to be done. This is just main stuff I picked out. Here's the link from Gameru:
I believe Loxotron, he knows what he's talking about.
Another great calendar to drool over. Can't wait!
Gotta love that lush greenery.
A pic that is overflowing with awesome. I wanna go there asap.
"First I need rest a litte. Then I can try changing into a train. I need to be fresh and ready when I do this" said the BTR thoughtfully.
My grandparent's village is like that too. Going there is always cool.
Can' wait to reexplore Cordon again, especially the bandit factory. Still, I think the tunnel should sometimes have random electros as well as zombies or some other random anomalies. I liked probing them with bolts and passing them.
There'll most likely be multiple endings, I know I read it somewhere. In faq maybe.
Great news! Are you still adding game content or just polishing at this point? Also how many CTD's did you encounter?
No fireworks for Dimitry.
So that's what it means. I thought it was something from a cards game.
I'm starting to imagine the atmosphere of marshes, the ambient sounds. To get lost in the zone again will be great. Just gotta keep waiting the wait, eluding the fate that marks the release date.
4th generation exoskeleton. Even pangolins go stalking.
Actually you guys did an awesome job with the pines, it's just I thought Agroprom ones looked abit too straight on those hills and I judged too fast. This pic shows you guys know your stuff:
You guys have definitely done an incredible job with vegetation, but IMO the pines are all too upright and perfectly straight and perpendicular to each other. Shouldn't they be a little more imperfect? Here's some pics random pine forests:
Pass that cake around!
Happy B-Day Stalker!
Beautiful and atmospheric, great rendering.
That map looks huge. There's alot more land beyond the marshes.
Awesome tree, does it sway with the wind?:D
In any case, they add alot of new immersion.
"But I just wanna see that sunrise..."
Headsplosion after taking that extra step.
"Drank vodka now I'm invincible! Hehe."
Dat alpha bulat...
If I'm right, this is the biggest map in LA.
Hope there's a change of seasons option. Imagine how nice it would be to see the zone in all 4 seasons and you could pick how fast the cycle changes.
Love the contrast of light and shadows and the concrete textures. Awesome screen!
"Come in, don't just stand there!" said the Controller up ahead in disguised Stalker voice.
Dancing bloodsucker awaits.
Nothing withstands the shockwave of an AK-74!
Stunning play of light and shadows. Really awesome.
This map looks like Dark Valley to me. Still, since there's a Monolith base there, NATO guns should be available as well, imo.
Very Stalker like.:)
Who wants to boogie?:)
Cordon looks very well detailed and retouched. Awesome!
Cool, I've only noticed the mountain wall now. This is Darkscape as well.:)
Look at the right edge of the screenshot and you'll see:
I love those leaves on the road. Adds lots of alpha atmosphere.:)
Wow, Pripyat looks lush and untouched. Kind of kills the sightseeing due to very dense vegetation, but great for those "bloodsuckers with screams of terror at night" momemts.:)
Another epic screenshot!
Awesome sky textures!
The more levels, the better. This will be a nice addition to all other levels.
Can't wait for Darkscape!
Cool, I this is the beta part of Pripyat. Want more pics!:D
Is this Rostok?
I wish some external buildings and other reactors could be accessible as well. That would be above cool! Maybe in da fuchar?:D
Every level in this mod feels unique.
Wow, very nice!
Finally, a fully explorable station!
All roads lead to hell, especially in Stalker!:D