Work on the mod has been resumed! Expected release: September 2015

Please post all questions and any inquiries you have for me at this time, any requests will be considered now rather than later as I still have the class system, stash contents, and traders to work on which will take until the end of the season on scheduled development. I will be working on the mod once a week for several hours at a time until it is complete. My estimated development time remaining is between 20-30 hours at the most.

Hal's Traders Overhauled (H.T.O.)

A S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl mini-mod by Halcyon777


Further Explanation:
I created Hal's Traders Overhauled because I felt that the games trading system was non-existent. The traders would always offer weapons and armor that you didn't need because you already had something better, I decided that since pretty much no other mods out there have a decent trading system that I would create one myself, after weeks of sitting and thinking over how to balance the games trading system, I added and tested hundreds of newly added items, how much they cost and sell for, and from whom specific items would be offered to make each trader in the game feel unique and worth the trip to visit more than once or twice. Traders now have a huge variety of items available, none of their inventories are in any way similar. Prices, availability, and amount of items all massively vary between each trader. The traders should now feel more realistic, they buy and sell what they want based on how convenient it is to them and by the area that they are located in. The zone is now a much more economically diverse place for Stalkers from all walks of life.

An illustration of what some of the traders inventory looks like in the mod can be seen in the image below. To zoom in, click HERE


The LITE and PURE editions of my mod found in the downloads section contain a separate folder apart from the base trader files folder which include the following mods below. These mods complement my mod very well but should only be used if you are going to play the game with your own merged compilation mod pack or simply in Vanilla (unmodded game)

( All are from )

Axes Repair Mod by AxeMan808, MoDD, and Goffik
This mod allows the traders in the game to have the ability to repair your weapons and armor, the price it costs to repair gear is the same throughout all 4 versions of my mod, so using this mod may decrease the realism and possibly the difficulty of the game, since instead of having to purchase a new weapon you can just repair your old one. Use this only if you don't care about possible decreased difficulty.

STALKER Real Gun Names mod v.3 by Kyodan
Changes all the original weapons in the game to be based off their real life counterparts. Simple and realistic mod, adds more immersion.

Chernobyl_tv_v1.1 by Zero_3 .
Adds video from a documentary about the Chernobyl disaster to the two TV's that are in the game (one behind barkeep, and the other at the military base in Cordon). Instead of showing a couple of lousy in-game screenshots like it did before. I like it a lot!

Hades_Real_Gore_Mod_v1.0 by Hades
Adds more blood and gore to the game, need I say more.

A few suggestions
- I strongly recommend that you play the game on Master difficulty if you use this mod.
- Pay close attention to how the traders in the game progress throughout the story, they may offer you more for certain items at different times in the game, or even less.
- Spend your money wisely, do not get excited and overspend on everything that catches your attention.

This mod is proven to support:

Any other mods have been untested with this mod.

- Hal

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Master Edition (for Complete)

Master Edition (for Complete)

Sep 17, 2013 Full Version 15 comments

This is the Master Edition compatible with the Complete 2009 mod. I figured some people would want it. Also, in my other download file for the vanilla...

Hal's Traders Overhauled (Master Edition)

Hal's Traders Overhauled (Master Edition)

Apr 26, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

This is Version 1.5, READ the description, it provides information about what has changed since the LITE and PURE versions of the game and what you should...

Hal's Traders Overhauled [PURE Edition]

Hal's Traders Overhauled [PURE Edition]

Aug 19, 2012 Full Version 3 comments

This is version 1.4, it makes the games prices and sell values more like they usually are but traders are still unique in some areas. If you want the...

Hal's Traders Overhauled [LITE Edition]

Hal's Traders Overhauled [LITE Edition]

Aug 9, 2012 Full Version 3 comments

This is version 1.3, it was my original concept for Hal's Traders Back in August 2012, if you are a first timer and don't want a significant challenge...

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vMonsterReload Jul 23 2015, 3:36am says:

When i go onto to trade with barkeep he has nothing except a merc suit and a few sunrise suit's. Idk whats happening and is there a way to fix it?

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Halcyon777 Creator
Halcyon777 Jul 28 2015, 4:43pm replied:

Which version of the mod are you using? Are you using any other mods with it?

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vMonsterReload Jul 30 2015, 1:34am replied:

No, simply the master version, I think 1.3 thru 1.5 vers, im not sure.

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NanoAssassin May 14 2015, 6:26pm says:

Summer is close, how you doing with this project?

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Halcyon777 Creator
Halcyon777 May 25 2015, 11:55pm replied:

Still working on it bit by bit!

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Halcyon777 Creator
Halcyon777 Jan 29 2015, 7:41pm replied:

You need the original game. Make sure you install it properly as well.

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HellGhost Oct 8 2014, 5:42pm says:


I see that this mod is also designed for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Complete 2009...
But using this mod with Complete just get the X-Ray Engine crash.

Don't use this, the mod generate a CTD with a X-Ray Engine crash at each loading.

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litosns Jul 3 2015, 7:32am replied:

It might be an issue because you're to close to the trader.
Had the same issue. Loaded the save before being in Bar and nothing crashed for me.

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HellGhost Jul 3 2015, 12:51pm replied:

Nop, impossible to being to close to a trader while launching a new game.

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Halcyon777 Creator
Halcyon777 Oct 10 2014, 4:18am replied:

This seems to be a new development, I'm trying to understand what it's ariving from. Because when I first released the Complete edition it worked fine, and there are early comments on that download page to back it up. I need some more time to work it out. Please have patience.

If anyone was confused, H.T.O. 2.0 is NOT out yet and will not be for some time yet, I have become extremely busy with this semester of college and am doing the best I can to work on it little by little, expect a December release date.

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HellGhost Jul 3 2015, 12:53pm replied:

We all have a life, and that's not a problem, we can wait.

There's really nothing to apologize for that, don't worry.

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Halcyon777 Creator
Halcyon777 Oct 10 2014, 4:40am replied:

Okay, I messed around some more, and installed a fresh copy of the Complete Mod, downloaded off of here. Then I copied it's gamedata folder to my directory for Stalker and then installed my Complete Edition mod over it. Absolutely no issues starting up, I even started a new game and messed around. No issues.

Please be sure that you have W.W. Patch 1.0005 installed on the game first. Other than that, I simply don't know what else to tell you, I am not a programmer, and with all the different versions there are of STALKER around the world it could literally be anything. I'm sorry.

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HellGhost Jul 3 2015, 12:55pm replied:

No problem.

In the worst case, I'll just play without it.

It's been a long time I don't use S.T.A.L.K.E.R., bit I think that I'm using the 1.0006. Not sure.

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