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ABR Mod general info and setup instructions. Tips and guides.

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Hi there.

Here I update info about my further patch.

Many users have same complains about my mod, so I will start to make Patch v1.3, it will need new game and its features are.

  1. Vanilla weapon loadouts for all NPC's. Since I've found how to make it. (CHECK)
  2. More mutants and NPC's spawn on levels. Because I've started to play last version and levels are too deserted. (IN PROCESS)
  3. There will be 80% probability to catch a bullet from NPC's. This should help when NPC can't kill you standing in one meter in front of you. (CHECK)
  4. Presets for scopes for DX10 and DX11. (CHECK)
  5. Rifles with integrated scopes don't have nightvision\contrast upgrades due to all helmets has nightvisions. But you will be able to upgrade scope for adjustable zoom or detector. (CHECK)
  6. New battle music. (IN PROCESS)

Please, don't start raging in comments. I understand, mod is not perfect, and I want to make it better. I'll try to finish abd check everything to the end of the month. So may be you will play ABR MOD v1.3 some time later. If you have any suggestions, let me know in comments.

Regards, ABR Team.


What is this mod

ABR Mod is vanilla+. No new quests, no insane ammounts of weapons. It's just an overhaul. Better graphics, sounds, music, atmosphere in the style of the original game. Launch it with NOPREFETCH.cmd, if you have only 2GB RAM. This mod can crash because of "out of memory" during long game sessions, or while frequently changing locations. Make more saves with ~ save savename.

Installation, tips and general info

  • Important: delete gamedata directory, if its present. Install onto clean game. Extract all files with 7zip.
  • Сopy contents of ABR Mod to your game directory and replace existing files.
  • Install Patch 1.2. Start a new game, if you have used old patches.
  • Сopy contents of Patch for NOT 16x9, If you encounter minimap out of the screen or oval scopes.
  • Options folder contents different options, choose what do you need, check info files.
  • Install OpenAL. This will give you better 3D sound in game.
  • Launch game, select your resolution. Mod is tested only on DX9. Also, DX10 & DX11 needs this fix.
  • If game is not launching because of "weak gpu" - delete user.ltx.
  • Your saves, screenshots, logs will be stored in game's directory folder "abr".
  • If you have very many old saves - move them to Oldsaves folder in Saves directory, or just delete them. Too many saves can affect game's fps.
  • Jupiter is a bit laggy since vanilla.
  • If you have an old pc - play on static lightning. Launch it with NOPREFETCH.cmd. Also, you can use this option - reskinned vanilla levels.

Known & possible issues

Cursor stands still in the main menu, or you see graphical glitches - press ALT+TAB.

Text messages are remaining on the screen - put off/on your helmet.

NPC's have strange animations - incurable.

Strelok will catch up you during evacuation mission.

Crashes during long game sessions - restart game after each changing of the location.

Old issues (possibly fixed)

Grouse's body is missing sometimes.

Military guy's body with bomb charge on Pripyat can be missing. I've marked this mission as ASAP, so you get there asap to find body before it dissapears.

Don't talk to random stalkers, if their fraction is ecologist.

If you shoot something in the building, after returning from lab8x and have a crash, just go out without shooting anything there.

A glitch could possibly occur if the One Shot mission is started before finding the Lost Sentry.

Options

  1. Russian text
  2. Minimal hud (stamina & fire modes)
  3. Rain options
  4. Enable emission (has bug with sun) Not needed anymore, fixed included with final patch.
  5. Classic crosshair
  6. Transparent gas mask overlay
  7. MISERY & AA gas masks
  8. No breath sounds
  9. All stashes from the start - New game is needed
  10. Weight options
  11. Weight options with classic crosshair
  12. Open Scopes (+ adaptation for squarish monitors)
  13. Vanilla a-life (more performance, I hope) - New game is needed
  14. Turn off subtitles
  15. Bigger inventory icons.
  16. Bino doesn't detect enemies
  17. FOV Changer. 75 is atable and recommended.

To delete options - clear you gamedata. Gamedata is clear by default, so managing your options will be easy.

Regards, ABR Team.

Comments
Guest
Guest

This compatible with AtmosFear/AbsoluteNature?

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alanberserkrose Author
alanberserkrose

I don't know. This is the patch for my mod.

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Nice little update, good job, dude. :D

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alanberserkrose Author
alanberserkrose

Thank you! :)

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Guest
Guest

I cant believe I am asking this. My first time installing a mod for this game. Do i just copy the 2 folders "01 - Patch" and "02 - Options" to the Stalker directory and that's it?

The instructions above say this:

1) Сopy contents of ABR Mod to your game directory and replace existing files.

- There are no existing files on the root folder to replace on my computer. (maybe because I have not installed any mods before?)

2) Install Patch 1.2.

- There is no "Install" program for the patch that I can see?

Have tried googling and still not getting it.

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alanberserkrose Author
alanberserkrose

When you unpack archive, you see this:

ABR ModDB:
01 - ABR Mod (Сopy contents of ABR Mod to your game directory and replace existing files.)
02 - Patch for NOT 16x9 (Сopy contents of Patch for NOT 16x9, If you encounter minimap out of the screen or oval scopes.)
03 - Options (Options folder contents different options, choose what do you need, check info files.)
04 - OpenAL.exe (Install OpenAL. This will give you better 3D sound in game.)

The same with patch, just look in folders and look the same stuff to replace.

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