Previously known as the 'Faction Fronts Mod', Clear Skies is a large scale modding initiative, to re-design and expand S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. With the umbrella motive of creating a realistic, graphically superior and entertaining hybrid of the original game concept. Built from the best works the stalker clear sky modding community has to offer, along with the personal works of members from 828 studios. Clear Skies is an all inclusive package, designed towards a single vision, with a consistent level of quality and attention to detail.

Report abuse *OUTDATED* Clear Skies v0.2.6 Alpha
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A showcase of what we have developed so far. Requires Clear Sky to be patched to v1.5.10, Manual Installation compatible with all releases of stalker Clear Sky. Refer to the .pdf readme within the archive for installation instructions.

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*OUTDATED* Clear Skies v0.2.6 Alpha
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-Sifu-
-Sifu- Jul 22 2013, 12:36am says:

Sweet,been playing the ffmod this week while waiting,thanks an congrates on getting this alpha out,cant wait to give it a go tonight!

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xxVODKAxx
xxVODKAxx Jul 22 2013, 3:18am says:

Oh yeah!

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Darkamo
Darkamo Jul 22 2013, 3:56am says:

yes !

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 22 2013, 4:58am replied:

We all hope you enjoy the mod!
Good Luck Stalkers!

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 22 2013, 4:28am says:

Hope you all enjoy the mod!
The game is in alpha (as the title says) and if you find any issues, please feel free to tell anyone here at 828 studios!

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Jul 22 2013, 5:29am says:

Great stuff, been looking forward to this :)

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nashathedog
nashathedog Jul 22 2013, 10:06am says:

Hi, I've got a question, I loaded it all for dx10 and the screen goes black and it says not responding so I'm gonna try the dx9. I notice that your read me says to interchange just delete the shaders file, But what about the bin file changes and sweet fx etc that were added by DX10, There's no equivalent in your dx9 files so do they need removing too? If I start in DX9 there never added.

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 22 2013, 10:10am replied:

Hmm. This one is out of my league, but I'll pass this on to Predator and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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nashathedog
nashathedog Jul 22 2013, 10:23am replied:

I just tried doing the switch to DX9 and now I get this at the end of the log,

* Texture memory: 2741 M
* DDI-level: 9.0
* GPU shading: vs(fffe0300/3.0/30), ps(ffff0300/3.0/30)
* GPU vertex cache: unrecognized, 16
* NVAPI is missing.
* Starting rendering as 2-GPU.
* DVB created: 1536K
* DIB created: 512K
! Renderer doesn't support blender 'effects\shadow_world'
* NULLRT supported
* ...and used
* HWDST/PCF supported and used
error is common.h(3): error X1507: failed to open source file: 'ShaderSettings.txt'

Can't compile shader dumb

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 22 2013, 10:41am replied:

Noted, will pass this on to Predator.
Sorry for the trouble.

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nashathedog
nashathedog Jul 22 2013, 10:47am replied:

It may be something my end as i use a lot of mods like Reborn which may not fully uninstall so I've deleted the game and the folders left behind and I'll try again once the games back on the PC.

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 22 2013, 10:49am replied:

If you still had mods on the game after you placed in this mod's contents, then it may cause crashes and alike. So that would be best and if it still does not work, then I'll hand it to predator to solve it.

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Predator_828
Predator_828 Jul 22 2013, 10:57am replied:

Hi david.m.e, I am not sure what would cause the black screen issue, it could be anything from drivers to lack of video memory. You can try commenting out some of the non essential texture folders, such as detail, crete, mtl, briks, floor, prop, roof, sign and wall. These can be found in gamedata/textures

What hardware setup are you running?

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nashathedog
nashathedog Jul 22 2013, 11:18am replied:

I just did a deletion of the game and the folders left behind in both the main Deep silver place and wgere the user ltx etc are. I did a fresh install of CS (retail), Patched it to 10 and did an exact read me set up for DX9 and I get the same shader issue. My hardware's a 3570k, 16gb of ram and a MSI 7950 boost.

End of log say's:

* Texture memory: 2741 M
* DDI-level: 9.0
* GPU shading: vs(fffe0300/3.0/30), ps(ffff0300/3.0/30)
* GPU vertex cache: unrecognized, 16
* NVAPI is missing.
* Starting rendering as 2-GPU.
* DVB created: 1536K
* DIB created: 512K
! Renderer doesn't support blender 'effects\shadow_world'
* NULLRT supported
* ...and used
* HWDST/PCF supported and used
error is common.h(3): error X1507: failed to open source file: 'ShaderSettings.txt'

Can't compile shader dumb

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Jul 22 2013, 12:25pm replied:

Hi david I had issues with dx10 as well, I removed sweet fx, and everything else that was in the Extreme folder removed and replaced shader folder as well and it,s working.

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 22 2013, 12:30pm replied:

I'll see whether it works for me (experiencing same issue right now).
If it works, then I owe you a vodka my friend!

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nashathedog
nashathedog Jul 22 2013, 1:44pm replied:

I reloaded everything including the game and did not try dx10 at all, I only added the DX9 folder and I get the shader issue. So the instructions must be wrong, What are you using from the DX10 folder?

Never mind it works without and of the shader folders.

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Jul 22 2013, 4:21pm replied:

Just for the record, I'm not using anything from the "extreme" folder. Just the dx9 shaders.

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nashathedog
nashathedog Jul 23 2013, 7:03am replied:

I tried both ways, I even deleted the whole game and the left over folders before trying with just the DX9 files and it gave me the error about shader dumb, whatever that is. I tried just the main gamedata without any folder added and that starts but the icons are screwed up.

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epic40k
epic40k Jul 23 2013, 8:32pm replied:

I had to do this as well. Something in the shaders was giving me the black screen. I'm going to look through them when I get a chance. Usually I only get this from SSAO being turned on in clear sky and cop.

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ImADolphin!:D
ImADolphin!:D Jul 22 2013, 10:56am says:

It Will Work Fine With 3GB Ram And 8800GT?

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Predator_828
Predator_828 Jul 22 2013, 11:00am replied:

Should be just fine, I would recommend using Enhanced Full Dynamic Lighting (Dx9).

Also check the pdf for details on setting the mod up for DX9.

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ImADolphin!:D
ImADolphin!:D Jul 31 2013, 12:25pm replied:

YAY! Thanks! :D

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freejrs
freejrs Jul 22 2013, 12:28pm says:

Dammit. Clear Sky or any STALKER game never got a reduction in the Steam sale. Argh.

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 22 2013, 12:31pm replied:

Travesty man...
But I'm pretty sure even if they did place a sale on it, Metro:Last Light would still sell more.

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freejrs
freejrs Jul 23 2013, 12:33pm replied:

Of course it would. It's a new game and a great one at that. Completely different gamplay to STALKER but with a similar atmosphere.

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Jul 22 2013, 5:43pm says:

Crazy, when I just restarted my game I got the hanging black screen and was told my gpu is not good enough something about pixel 1.1 I think it was. I have a GTX 580 so I find that hard to believe. It works with no shader folder in gamedata so all is not lost.

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Jul 22 2013, 6:10pm says:

Game keeps crashing every 15mins or so, black screen which I have to ctrl alt del out of. NO log in log file sadly. Are these crashes to be expected as it's an alpha?

p.s I'm in the marshes.

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 23 2013, 1:14am replied:

Yes they are to b e expected in alpha.
As I tend to crash as well for no reason.

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Pyro-GX
Pyro-GX Jul 22 2013, 8:33pm says:

So, us super sekrit alpha male club persons with the special alpha thing from the competition aren't that super alpha any more?
****

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 23 2013, 11:30am replied:

Oh don't worry, you're still in the club. There's more coming up my fellow Stalker!

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 23 2013, 12:24pm replied:

We do have a text fix on the summary page.
Try that, but apart from that we do not have any fix yet.

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Atanna
Atanna Jul 23 2013, 12:09pm says:

Anybody got a fix for the inventory icons being completely messed up? Most items either don't have an icon at all and are completely invisible in your inventory, or the icon is corrupted and using a partial icon of a different item. For example, I accidentally picked up a red barrel and instead of a pic of a red barrel it shows a pic of 3 artifacts stuck together.

Also, the shaders in the "Normal ( 9 & 8)" folder are completely borked and game will not load with them installed. Game will load without shaders at all or with using the "Extreme (DX10 Only)" shaders. As david.m.e said, you get an error about the dumb shader in the log file. Tried replacing just the dumb.ps and dumb.vs files with the ones from the DX10 folder, but that didn't work, still same error, so it's more than those files or something else entirely.

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Atanna
Atanna Jul 23 2013, 12:17pm replied:

To be thorough in my report, I will include my install method.
The game is Steam version, fresh install.
Copied all files from "BASE" folder. I have loaded the config file settings.ltx as suggested.

Only using shaders from DX10 folder since DX9 and 8 doesn't work.

I have not bothered using any of the sweetfx and bin files stuff.

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Atanna
Atanna Jul 23 2013, 12:48pm replied:

a couple of screenshots for the curious:

I.imgur.com

I.imgur.com

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 23 2013, 2:09pm replied:

Yeah, it is a common bug that some people have been getting.
Even I'm "suffering" from it.
Unfortunately we do not have a way to fix it as of yet.
But we're all working hard on making sure that the bug will be wiped away.

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 24 2013, 1:49am replied:

Click the link.
Follow the instruction in the readme file.

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Stwalpurgis
Stwalpurgis Jul 24 2013, 1:32pm says:

When i try to start the game it says I dont meet the requirement of Pizel Shader v1.1
Does the normal game run on v1.1, because I can run it on high with no lag, so I find it hard to believe that this mod requires that much more power to run.

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Atanna
Atanna Jul 24 2013, 5:21pm replied:

Hi Stwalpurgis, the DX9 and 8 shaders that are included don't seem to work right and give that popup error message, along with an entry about the "dumb shader" in the log file. My advice is delete the shaders folder and install the DX10 shaders or no shaders at all. Either way, should fix the problem. The game will of course look better with the shaders at a cost of performance. If your inventory icons are all messed up, try running the game with render set to Enhan. full dyn. lighting (DX10). It fixed that issue for me but I had to lower some settings to get a decent frame rate.

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DedSek
DedSek Jul 25 2013, 2:54am replied:

Exactly as Atanna said.
Thank you.

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Pyro-GX
Pyro-GX Jul 26 2013, 10:01am says:

Will my super sekrit alpha male club version saves work in this one?
You know, the competition 0.2.5 one.

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DedSek
DedSek Aug 4 2013, 7:53am replied:

Not sure at all.
Sorry for the very late response, we're all working hard to make sure the next update (date unknown) will be good.

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Pyro-GX
Pyro-GX Aug 9 2013, 1:39am replied:

Apparently they work without a hitch. I had some problems with crashing at first, thought that they weren't compatible but apparently they work well enough to be played.

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IssacEmil
IssacEmil Aug 9 2013, 1:53am says:

Do you recommend this mod? is this what's next of the Clear Skies 0.1.4 alpha mod?

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IssacEmil
IssacEmil Aug 9 2013, 3:30am says:

I applied this mod and, everything is supposed to look extra shiny? i mean, even the bread shines and my FPS are very low, I added the DX10 folder and i have a GTX 550 ti 6 GB Ram and AMD athlon ii x 2 215 2.7 Ghz

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mrmohamed2001
mrmohamed2001 Aug 11 2013, 8:36am says:

Anybody know how to remove the 'cfg' command effect? It dropped my FPS to 0 so I can't really enjoy the mod.

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chikiwi54
chikiwi54 Aug 22 2013, 6:54am says:

Hej!

I got two problems:

1. Even though i did "cfg_load settings" the light points on faces or in the cone of the flashlight are overly bright like a thousand suns - can can i decrease the amount of bloom/sun reflections on things?

2. Rather easy one: The UI seems to be bugged for me - like ammunition and such got no picture in the inventory.

And one last question - which Interface mod could be compatible speaking of the HUD etc.?

Thanks for your help! :)

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