This mod was created with the propose of Faction war zone wich every faction want to conquer camps with the option to player join\leave a faction, an improved AI, bring Clear Sky faction from S.t.a.l.k.e.r.: Clear Sky and another features.
This mod both with or without the Patch of 2.4.2 brings 2 different good feelings to it. In the 2.4.2 without patch #1 has added weapons, companion system, joining factions and many features in Graphics and sound. Bugs are allowed as Stalker was maybe one of the most bugged finished games with Xray as a new system hard system. XRatx (the developer) had many addons for the mod and the patch (Cant be crossed or game crashed quick) that brings alot to the table as the marauder addon for the mod(only) makes you take armor from enemies (easy money) and The Faction Wars<1.> that makes anything spawn everywhere so it makes it easier to play as a enemie faction to finally meet som allies you never met before
In the Patch for 2.4.2 there are added more guns and bug fixes, and you can acually meet Clear sky in the game. Not a Lone wolf anymore, but you cant loot armors anymore. Its maybe a balance as you met Clear sky and their armor is expensive.
The Patches addons are more for A.I life then others things. Like A.I Radius by turning them either to blind people or to amazing Hawk (their see radius)
And you can turn the A.I spawn intro almost never spawn too To much spawn.
Its loss on the 10/10 is maybe that 1 addon for the patch does not work. And cant use the Faction war Addon (i dont know if the patch has it built-inn)
Great mod. Every Experienced and Newbies of Stalker should try this out. And Monolith Exon is really strong.
1.(Allthou this is only for the mod, the patch has its own version of it i think, cause i met Monolith in scary places)
The new items are great, have had a lot of fun with them, particularly the Mossberg 590.
The real let down with this mod is the overwhelming number of crashes it brings with it. I evenentually got to the point where for every crash I would need to load a game 3 or 4 saves ago because all my more recent saves had become corrupted. It became frustrating and brought a "one step forward, three steps back" feeling with it.
I could not give this mod a high rating with the sheer amount of crashes, however if these could be fixed this mod could easily score 8/10 for me!