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 Stalker.filefront.com )
   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
Stalker.filefront.com .
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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1 comment by Halcyon777 on Jul 12th, 2014

Hi, I haven't been around much for the past year or so and am finally returning to hopefully get started on playing the MISERY mod soon. I was snooping around my mods page here and was just curious...

In the summary I stated that this mod supports Lost Alpha, only because I once messaged one of their developers ages ago about whether or not my mod would work with theirs, to which they replied yes.

However, I know that Lost Alpha has had some big changes in recent months, and I still have yet to get a chance to try it out myself. That being said I would like to know if H.T.O. actually works with it.

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Master Edition (for Complete)

Master Edition (for Complete)

Sep 17, 2013 Full Version 6 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 2 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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Aveng3d May 26 2014, 9:02am says:

This should be made for all STALKER games, amazing work. I would say this is the best trader mod available, better even ones from AA2 or other great mods.

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Halcyon777 Jul 12 2014, 8:51pm replied:

Thank you.

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xxVODKAxx Sep 9 2013, 8:30am says:

Could you make trader mod for Clear Sky? Its really stupid that you have to join specific faction to get more stuff from traders.

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Halcyon777 Sep 17 2013, 10:43pm replied:

I have zero experience modding Clear Sky or Call of Pripyat, I'm mainly a Shadow of Chernobyl player. Sorry :(

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xxVODKAxx Sep 18 2013, 7:32am replied:

Okay thanks for the reply

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ReznorMS May 10 2013, 8:14pm says:

Does anyone know if this works with autumn aurora? v1 with desolate pack 2, not the upcoming v2.

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R0ADKILL Apr 27 2013, 6:05am says:

I think Sidorovich should have big variety because his the most famous trader in the zone and could get you anything u want. Btw great mod , as in vanilla it was really pain in the *** to come back from scorcher and see only AK's and few M4 in Barkeeps inventory :)

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loner85 May 6 2013, 4:43pm replied:

Hm, better not, since Sid is a beginning trader and the military is blocking his trade. But he should have a great variety on useful things, like medkits, bandages, and rookie stuff like pistols and shotguns. Automatic weapons...yea, maybe for a too high price and not that much, maybe just AK's.

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Halcyon777 May 6 2013, 7:06pm replied:

Thats what I leave it at.

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zin90 Apr 17 2013, 6:41am replied:

I just found a stash directly east of Cordon near a pile of big rocks and anomalies. It's a backpack with the ToZ-34 hunting shotgun. I guess it all worked out ether way :-)

I had to kill some new soldiers by the bridge, 3rd time I guess that would be. Looted 2 dead bandits and 3 dead loners near the bridge as well. IDK which one I got the coordinates from. I'm thankful either way.

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