I play video games, occasionally mod them. I am decent with Photoshop, Paint.NET and Autodesk Inventor. Currently a Mechanical Eng. student.
We all have RL commitments but we try put in as much time as we can into this mod.
Damn I so want to go into space...
AztecPottery, thanks for keeping the humor going on the Cskies Page. You troll hard sir...
Literally. Check the avatar!
In Clear Skies, we going to do our best to make it the most freaky place in the zone, loads of freaky ambient noises. Many hostile enemies and anomalies that will cripple you to the verge of death, you will have to be very well prepared before heading into the red forest...
Fxied third person! Fantastic array of features, keep up the awesome work!
This looks awesome! Fantastic work!
Fantastic artwork, really captures the atmosphere of the swamps!
Mercenary Scar recklessly burns down the marsh...
Duty get mad and shoot scar.
No one stops strelok, Massive emission happens, everyone dies.
The Reapers invade and their is no human race to harvest.
Thanks, Flash ftw! :D
Condolences to Nikolai, I wish the best to him in this time of difficulty...
Ahhh right :P thanks for clearing that up! If you guys want I can try get another gameplay demo up before the end of this week...
Thank you N.Aaroe!
What about the new trailer?
Hey man, sent a reply on your page :)
(Thought I would drop you a direct reply)
Awesome man, Engineering is a a very interesting discipline to study, 5 weeks in and my first project is to design a fully aerodynamic wind turbine. Just watch you maths and physics, don't just study exam papers, ensure you are familiar with mathematical theory, because they do not do much revision at university.
If you can get that under control you will do just fine, also a heads up, it's going to be a lot of work. Was quite a shock for me at first, but you get into it quick.
In any case, best of luck! Feel free to add me on steam: Predator_828 if you keen to chat some more.
I am studying at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, here in Port Elizabeth. I am in my first year, still 4 or 5 more years to go. How about you?
FUS ROH DAH in Russian!
Hey man, what shaders are you using here? It looks great!
This bloodsucker took multiple bulldog 6 grenades to the face, after doing a backflip, it landed perfectly in the fire. I just had to take screen of it!
10 000 internets for epic comment!
Well the grass still needs to be replaced with a less blurry version. But the green foliage is here to stay!
Bloodsucker: Surprise! Motherfocka!
If I were scar I would **** bricks and start shooting now :)
Hahhaha damn man, fun days!
This mod was built on atmosfear, we can possibly add a compatibility patch.
Stay tuned for Cskies gameplay demo 2 (The Agroprom Underground)
I was hoping someone would pick that up!
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This! Is real...
That DoF is so bloody amazing! Absolutely brilliant work mate!
Fantastic work mate!
I know right! Also a hell of a lot easier to work with!
Yeah, for now it's holidays, I am catching up on all the stuff I didn't get to last January. It's seriously buggy though and crashes a lot later on. I don't recommend playing the alpha version.
Damn the cops look quite crisp in their Black Ops gear. Great work!
Well well done to that guy for screwing up EVERYTHING... Well it's not the end of the world. A leaked build in no way resembles the final product so when the official version is released it will be useless.
Jason Brony O_O
STALKER Models everywhere! I guess HL2 is set in Europe Russia so it's not entirely impossible a truck from the zone randomly spawned in a parallel universe where the STALKER 'Freeman' destroys a tower :D
Anyone else find similar results?
Thanks a lot! Note find a 1800p version here
Lol! Kung Pow ftw...
Thanks man! I value and appreciate all feedback, then I can start working on what to change next release.
Not for any specific game, I did this as texturing practice.
I concur with your profound and meaningful statement, hrd k lsd dposd :>>>>>>
Well so far I have been really disappointed with it. They released the second set of DLC but have not been tending to the issues with it. The game has been out since November last year and they have still not made a significant effort to crunch down on these problems. They created a whole lot of hype about Battlefield 4 but when it was time to deliver it was a serious flop - Now they have my money and all I can do is complain about it...
Absolutely amazing work! Flares add so much immersion to the image, the colour of the sun is also incredibly natural. Overall, this is my favourite screenshot!
This piece is just so inspiring and really brings to mind the true meaning of life. The level of skill and talent required to create this sets an all new standard for artists everywhere in the world.
Drawings, the most important yet annoying thing to do.
Damn bro this thing got me well confused, also suspected a bug or glitch.
Yes I just want these shaders right now :(
Holy **** man, this looks amazing!
I was wondering why you weren't progressing in multiplayer. I hope we can hit up a game soon!
I like the HUD a lot, provides a lot of information but is easy to interpret and it's not overwhelmingly crammed. A+ Job with that.
The hands and weapon also look great.
650 Kbps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED TO MOVE TO DENMARK, I get +/- 100 Kbps
Was wondering if anyone could help me explain my ram clock. I am not very informed with clocking etc
This looks amazing. Quite a realistic sunset IMO, you got the lighting spot on!
Some constructive criticism: The Hud is a massive let down. It looks like some sort of graphical texture glitch. It would be far better to go with something cleaner and less crammed / confusing.
I don't normally suggest critique but I am genuinely hoping that you plan to change this. This is a fantastic mod. The visuals are very unique and the attention to detail is impressive. But the interface in it's current form does not compliment such a statement.
So NIIIIIIICCCCEEEE. Good Job Millenia
Idiots and their ****** origin platform.
All weapons will operate by a new set of recoil parameters and be more challenging to handle in combat.
In a nutshell, no more praying and spraying with stock weapons that have not been significantly upgraded specifically for better handling. Single shot will also play more of a role in ranged encounters.
Absolutely stunning work!
Yeah the server issues are a prime example of EA rushing DICE so they can proceed with their money grab. EA are a bunch of wankers.
I am hitting up the campaign for the time being, it's bloody amazing.
I will consider it. I will have to assess how big the impact on performance will be.
HHAHHAHA A+ Comment
Looks good! So can you make a custom emblem and import it?
Track the page and keep an eye on it, a whole new set of media is going to be released along with 3 videos.
Barkeep appears to be a world class arms dealer.
It really depends on the time of year. If you want plants to be dead and brown then install AN2 over the cskies installation. Selecting the 'dead' option for everything in the installer.
+1 Truth be spoken...
Ace idea man, this is really well done.
Also when you play the alpha...
Novice - "How is can artifact"
Stalker - "A decent challenge, not impossible"
Veteran - "Difficult, quite Difficult"
Master - "You will break your keyboard at some point"
Congratulations Loner1, LeNimble and Pyro-GX
YOU HAVE ALL WON A FREE IPAD and Limited edition Kamaz Truck Military-today.com !!!
No not really, you will on the other hand be playing the Clear Skies alpha 2 weeks before all the other people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To all of you who entered, you will be placed in a lucky draw and 2 of you will be randomly selected to join the above 3!
Thanks for comment. I just threw up the variants for the hell of it, there was no real inspiration.
My favorite handgun :D, I like the tactical variant, you can find all of them in the addons section on my profile.
A very well designed tent. The triangular shape will have good rigidity for use in harsh conditions.
Damn steam, real pain in the *** some times...
Excellent work, really looking forward to replaying FC with this mod. This texture was restored very well.
- the T-Rex XD
This reminds of a Scene from The Lost World: Jurassic Park...
Also, don't forget to drop an entry into the alpha comp. Moddb.com
Also help your fellow stalkers by voting for the entries you approve of.
Step 1 :D
Step 2 :)
Step 3 :|
Step 4 :<
You got these to work in Clear Sky :D
You have no idea how much effort it takes to do a project like this properly, furthermore no respect for how difficult it can be to develop such a large project in your own time. Be patient...
Also the engine is great, one of my favourite. It delivers the unique look that helps make starcraft such a good game...
I completely agree. That is why we are making sure that all the new kit will have upgrades. You will also find upgraded weaponry will perform far more significantly than standard gear.
This is because unlike vanilla, most stock weapons in Cskies are actually accurate, and deal decent damage. Bullet speed, RPM and other miscellaneous details have also been changed to values that are the same as in the real world. So when upgraded, weapons have decent stats upon which to improve.
Also just to add, I personally found that once I found my way around it. CS was by far the easiest stalker to mod.
This is just spectacular!
Millenia, you are fcking good at this, these textures are beyond excellent. Thank you for putting in the hours to do these weapons properly so we can all enjoy a better stalker.
Keep up the fantastic work!!!
DAYM! She is cute!
Performance impact will not be too bad in fact! I have taken measures to ensure good a framerate on all PC's with some tweaking it will be running perfectly with no hiccups, and look great at the same time!
The current build I am working with is 0.1.5 but this test fix will work with 0.1.4
Absolutely fantastic. Can't wait for this mod.
Excellent work on this render. Looks just the way it should.
I second that, necromorphs are some scary ****!!! I got say I love dismembering all the **** that gets in your way. XD
I really like the look of this! Good work!
Add more of the ouens!
It's chilled. I am glad you found a use for it. Feel free to use anything I put on the net. I try not to get caught up with intellectual property BS.
This is apparently a something controlled deep in the engine. Modders have limited resources to edit such files and largely it is impossible. Unless we can get the correct tools and documentation.
They are quite spectacular... :D
It sure looks epic. Good work!
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Next I have to tackle the front panel. Any idea's?
It takes balls to cut up and paint a R700 case :D
Do you like it? Hate it? Think it is pretty average.
Yeah!!! You got it working. Exceptional work Seta!
Thanks man, I was worrying about that, because I move my PC around a lot. Thinking about getting a gigabyte F133 along with an aftermarket CPU cooler.
Bullets travel @ 840m.s^-1
Weapons have the RPM's they would have in real life.
Yep, I decided I am going to try being in a clan... :D I am more of a casual gamer though. I just play to shoot people. :)
Maybe when you are trapped in a certain type of anomaly? Or maybe something that would come on when it rained, perhaps tone it down a bit for that case.
Nice design. If this turns out properly you gonna make yourself a lot of money! :)
Удачной охоты, Сталкеры
Nice TV man! You can never go wrong with Samsung. When it comes to displays I only buy from them.
Thanks Naxela, I am also quite happy with how this one came out. Looking to do more props soon!
That is Millenia's rework of the Vintorez \ Val from gamebanana.
If you having Renegade problems I feel bad for you son, I shot 99 bandits and only missed one!
The top 3 remixes of this cheap corny line will gain the member exclusive access to the Clear Skies 0.2.0 beta which is coming along nicely. I am unable to give a definite estimate of when that will be, if things keep going the way they are, then soon!
Thanks go to Crom_Cruac for his outstanding atmosfear mod.
Good to see the project back on it's feet, this mod helped me enjoy a replay of Shadow of Chernobyl like never before. You do good work Vandrerer, keep it up!
Don't worry, it will be balanced. :)
Btw I got hold of Photo-Realistic Zone, from GSC forums (Compliments of Romulous) I will be uploading it to the moddb stalker shoc page soon!
This works from percentages, the script takes all available money on an NPC and randomizes 1 - 4% of it on death. At the moment you will get 50 - 300ru between different groups, depending on the money they are given in .xml
I prefer it this way and do not plan on changing it.
Let the zone take me if I am...
Sorry I just had to post this! Anyways, thoughts on this new development? For anyone who wants to know what the hell is up with those broken icons. That is a Nagent. Yes, really!
120 shots a minute, for balance sake we will reduce the damage. But the accuracy still remains perfect. You can easily one shot a renegade from 300 meters with the EM-2 & EM-1
Next time I will test it at their base. Not going lie though. I was cheating and these duty guys still put up one hell of a fight.
This comment has been posted in a private group.
Yeah I am at a super low level. Guess I need to start catching up!
If you manage to take down a squad then yes.
Hey man, thanks for the offer! But this one is intended to be the only 'Standard Issue rifle' issued by duty.
Do you know of any new weapons I could add to cs that you have possibly run into?
Yes! That looks much better when it is spelled correctly! I apologize for for my idiotic misspelling of imagine with the first version.
Sure :D, I will make a pack containing HD (16:10) & (16:9) ratios. I will post them here sometime tomorrow, after I am done with my chemistry exam.
It certainly seems that way, I think the individual who posted these should be shown how to post them in the correct place. He is not offending anyone here. Only showing that he has been offended...
One kill - 1 Strike.
HINT to whoever can kill the most renegades in one in game day ;)
Well explained, you know your science! Awesome post...
'additional supply depots required'
Nice work man!
I think it looks pretty good as it is :D
But then again I am not that fussy when it comes to how realistic a weapon looks. After all in a game when do the players secretly scan a weapon's differences between the real version.
This is what I was thinking +1
I never painted a base new texture over this one, I only overlayed some general grunge then. Then played around with the tones & materials a bit.
You need to change the bumpmap link for this particular texture through textures.ltx
Have a good one!
Thank you for the comment, you have crom_cruac and GSC gameworld to thank for this. Xray has so much potential as you can see in this image.
A few simple tweaks in the user.ltx, foliage port from crysis and a couple of re-textures and it looks like this...
The render in Max did make it quite dark. I will get an ingame shot up soon.
I am working on different hud concepts.
Love the last image! The blue tint on the lighting looks fantastic. Fine work!
Yes, the page was cluttered with trivial images. It is time to start a new set of screenshots.
Thanks man, it came out quite nicely.
Hahhahahah, nice man.
I so hope I live to witness the day.
Hahaha, must be my fantastic drawing skills. XD
I second that - Good work!
Nice! This looks awesome...
It's not even the same tree model. Chop!
Yes, there are upgrade systems for both...
Madness I tell you, MADNESS!!!
Is that the Half Life 2 pistol?
Congrads everyone, we've made it!!! Enjoy the mod, and be sure to test it intensely - so that the final release can be bug free.
Excellent work! I am loving all this concept art. Keep up the good work...
If you interested in joining the team in the field of linguistics please send me a pm with details on your level of literacy. Moddb.com
We have 6 positions open, 1 post for a linguistics manager who will be in charge of the translating operation and room for 5 translaters. However we may put more people on translating a language.
We need people who are dedicated and capable. Also a copy of Stalker Clear sky would be helpful.
The .xml method is extremely flawed and ineffective, a script is the only proper way to implement this system without any bugs or issues.
What are you talking about? The stability feature listed there is an umbrella term which refers to the SRP Mod 1.01 and a compilation of our own bug fixes to the games code.
These new skins would fall under the category of "New Content"
The punk\skinhead skins will be exclusive to the bandits and Renegades. What we are trying to do here is add something new. Think about it; a scavenging human scumbag with anarchist mentality who has just entered the zone - Operating within a gang. It's something different instead of the Default GSC rookie texture with a camo jacket and a few insignia's.
We are also going to make rookies with hoodies, windbreakers, cargo pants etc, like they had just entered the zone.
Nice work, this truck looks great!
Thanks man this took me round about 5 hours so but it came out pretty good.
Heartbeat by (I can't remember)
Don't worry about it, I am glad to here you are well.
Yes, Steyr Aug Assault rifle...
Fantastic work, the grunge looks top class. Looks nice and chernobly... ;-)
Well I could make a troll unicorn version if you guys want? Just for the lolz of it...
***** "Zoomed Veins" is the winning effect *****
"Zoomed Veins" - Up karma to vote
This development build is hacked. So the player is stronger, immune to radiation etc, you can sprint super fast jump super high, it makes testing easier, well in some cases :)
Shooot it!!! SHOOT IIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTT. DEAD!!!
Thanks! Hopefully we will have it in-game soon!
Nice work saffire! This is looking awesome... ;)
His comment confused me a bit. I'm not sure what he meant?
Loving this low saturation, great concept!
The BM16 is 1 Handed only when used with a detector.
The BM 16 & Mp5 now go in the pistol slot.
Damn forgot that. I must upload some of those for everyone to hear your excellent work!
Wow the map came out very well. I may do a few improvements. The roads never came out how I wanted them to.
Looking great, I like the foliage!
The characters look great! Nice work...
- 62 Votes on your first post. Moppop YOU FAILIURE!
He must of studied the bible instead, because he sure as hell was very wrong about the end of the world...
This is a model I am fixing for someone...
*Note (Sorry I am tired)
Please not this is a staged render and has not yet been coded into the mod. Please let us know what you think, suggest changes.
Awesome video! "I don't do drugs"
WOW, that's a fancy error!
Yeah sorry, we have pushed the beta back in favor of adding more features in for testing the end result is a more developed innitial release of v2.
Lurk makes all other shoc mods look like childsplay.
Nice hud! What is it?
This item will not have any benneficial applications. It is added only as a decorative item. If you buy a block for an insane 10 000ru and use it... well enjoy the inverted camera :D
I am also going to add marijuana which will be available at the freedom base.
You fail at spelling, a lot!
This looks awesome! I think it's a pretty realistic concept of a futuristic forklift. Very well done.
I have modded the page up to look better.
Health. I'm experimenting with colours to see which one looks the best.
Yes it is a joke :P
Dude, awesome this is going to open up the game to the community so much more!!!
She's beautifull XD
The Hud still needs some work but this came out pretty good!
I'm trying :P
Heavy vanilla is going to do the textures. However I may modify the texture to fit in more with the game :)
Thanks, What tools are you using? I'm cuerrently only using paint.NET and photoshop...
It's 512x512. I'm trying to get some more experience with weapon retexturing at the moment, Stay tuned for a new ak skin :)
You got any advice?
Nice update! The level of graphical enhancement in this mod is incredible.
:) Release will be Q1 2011.
It's not an ak74 it's a make do version of a kalash and I got it from FPS banana. I had to edit the model & textures a bit but otherwise it works great. Now that I have figured out the upgrade system coding all the new weapons will have upgrade schemes :)
I see the weapon also has a new texture. Fantastic work Didjay. I like the concept of this vegetation...
Well done! This looks fantastic.
Wow, looks good. You got some talent bro ;)
Rioname has credit.
Both wallpapers are in 1440x900...
Nice! You making good progress! I got some questions...
Is there still going to be ambient wildlife (Butterflies etc)?
Are you going to redesign the actor, weapon & prop models to fit the new high quality environments?
Fantastic work - Clear_Strelok! The screenshots of the aesthics are truly amazing! Also your presentation is very well put together.
As far as I can tell, this model and it's texture were made by djxa Production.
Just to settle this. Faction Fronts was extended to Clear Sky and CoP, by request of users. We are not in any competive league with the "Stalker Complete Series"
The crash is related to the files of the previous version, Because you using the save games from v1.2 alpha it's causing the crash... (The data is permanently bound with your save with every new game.) So that faulty line of code is now stuck with that save. Those incompatible files were removed in 1.21. However Simply removing the files does not immediately stop the crash a new game is also required. I have recently tested it on a steam version , no crash on 1.2.1 at the anomaly. I'm guessing that something from v1.2 alpha was left behind.
1.2.2 will be up this Friday/Saturday. 1.2.2 will require a new game for the "LAST" time, further updates will automatically apply :D.
Read my post in the forum thread...
I second that!
4890 <3, I'm obsessed with nvidia however :/
That would be awesome ;)
Still waiting for another blue fan to arrive...
Nice looks good...
^ Rough, I'll upload the neat drawing when I have finished it :P
Hi saw your post on our wall.
Modding STALKER is relatively easy, the coding is simple and the game structure is understandable, except for level design!
As for tools we used:
Paint.NET with plug-ins
To get started we recommend you refer to these guides/tutorials:
You will also need the data extractor to extract the game files form the archives.
GSC forums also can offer very helpful advice...
Added! Sorry about the file name issue. It's meant to be v1.00
Hey, look sorry about the weather system. It kept on crashing the game on start up. I really can't remember what it is I did. Anyway when you're ready we need to begin planning the FF-Mod version 2.0, are you still interested in helping? For the weather system I suggest you ask dezoder.
Hi Dave. Quite a nice place MOD DB. Soughta like the nag forums but so much more awesome.
Is their any chance, you can email me that mesh for the actor in the screen shot?
It would make a nice contribution into my upcoming mod.
I will give you your due credit ;)