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Lost Alpha - Developer's Cut release announcement!

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LOST ALPHA - DEVELOPER'S CUT
Release Announcement

"If you only knew where I've just been and what I've seen". You remember this one? Well it was a long road up until now, but there is finally a sun shining over us brightly. After almost three years, we can confidently announce the release date of Lost Alpha Director's Cut. Let's talk about some other things first though.
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Deadlines. We all love them, right? No, really, they suck. But a deadline has to be set for every project, or else it will never be finished. Setting up the deadline is as critical as meeting it. We have a large team of game enthusiasts with years of experience in development. However everyone is doing this project in his free time, and as the years passing by, the less free time we have. Just wanted to mention that it took us so many years to make this DC because we barely had the time for it. I'ts not a completely new game, it's however the game we had in our mind. Initially, we planned to release the game today, on the 10th anniversary of the release of Shadow of Chernobyl outside of the US. Sadly however, this can't be done, which smoothly brings us over to...EMPTY LINE
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The bugs. Yes, we also love bugs, right? Who doesn't? Well, some people do, but exotic cuisine isn't the scope of this project. Bugs are the bane of software developers, and bugs have plagued us from the beginning of development, and even onto the initial release of LA. We admit that the release version wasn't as stable as we wanted it, but it was a rushed decision after the unexpected leak, and that's precisely why we're giving ourselves just a bit more time - to squish the greatest bugs, so DC will be a more polished game than vanilla Lost Alpha was. But in case some bugs manage to escape unnoticed, we plan to update DC post-release, likely also adding some new content. We have 2 new levels in production, and many new features, which we will uncover later this year. Speaking about stuff we have done so far, here is an updated changes log: click here!

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The release date. Yes, what everyone was waiting for. The final release date for Lost Alpha Developer's Cut is the 26th of April 2017, 31 years after the tragic events in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant transpired, which many years later insipred the guys at GSC Game World to create one of the greatest game franchises ever. So that's it for today. See you in slightly over a month! Feel free to contact us via e-mail info@dezowave.com, or on Facebook (search for dezowave page and lost alpha group)! By the way, the last screenshot is from one of our new levels in production.
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Comments  (0 - 50 of 76)
Armcoon
Armcoon

Stunning announcement! I waiting this a long time! How can I say, I very excited and expectancy this release, keep it up, guys! XD
(PS: You using a long times to make it great again, I like you Devowave. :D)

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Guest
Guest

Oh my god, it's finally happening!

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Guest
Guest

YES YES YES YES YES :-)

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VitaLin
VitaLin

Only one Month to go. - finally! - Thank you dezowave! - Thank you for all your effort!

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Tarrasker™
Tarrasker™

Jesus Christ, this is like finding a treasure, finally the colossus will be released.

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Lowpro18
Lowpro18

PERFECT! greatest community on moddb is the stalker community

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SPS-Barbarossa
SPS-Barbarossa

That and doom ;p

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PsyRod
PsyRod

Por supuesto!!! Juego increible y perfecto!! We are the stalkers

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ZikShadow
ZikShadow

While I was unfortunately disappointed in the previous release version of Lost Alpha, I must admit I'm quite interested in seeing the new updated version, perhaps it'll finally set the bolt in the right direction.

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ogi79
ogi79

It will blow your mind :) yes , its that good

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Roll-and
Roll-and

I'll believe it when I see it.

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Anthony817
Anthony817

Great stuff guys I can't wait for it!

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evilroosterboy
evilroosterboy

My word, I put off playing LA after the leak to wait for this.
I'm going to have to prepare to become a hermit for a few days next month. :)

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Guest
Guest

I cant wait! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication.

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Guest
Guest

Yes, thank you. And it is four days before my birthday, couldnt wish for a better gift!!!

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WhiteRhino27
WhiteRhino27

We are kind of twins then :D (born the same day)

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MushroomCloudGaming
MushroomCloudGaming

Great news! Hope the awful half life parody has been removed but I can live with that :)

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Jonex.
Jonex.

Very happy to finally see this release date, after many years of waiting :)

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JuleRose
JuleRose

Can't wait for this. :)

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Igrosoft
Igrosoft

OH!! OH!!! OH MY GOD!!

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stooe
stooe

Always nice to hear news from you and the team Dez, thanks for the update

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J00B
J00B

Great to see it'll get a final release. Very interested in these new levels too!

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Daveed93
Daveed93

Hyped!

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R00573R
R00573R

Thank You

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Light_Kill
Light_Kill

Great news!
That's all we waiting for a long time.
1 question - After release it will include only english language by default?

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atikabubu Creator
atikabubu

Russian too)))

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Denieln7
Denieln7

ohh yesss!!!!

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Roderic
Roderic

Great News! Looking forward to 26.04.

thanks Dez

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Uncharted4
Uncharted4

Stunning stunning Announcement!!

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WhiteRhino27
WhiteRhino27

I have been waiting for it since it have been announced on moddb, and didn't played the vanilla version (because of the leak) to have the real vision of what you guys wanted to show us, and its finaly appening! Well done!

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vurt
vurt

I love you.

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EvilGenius
EvilGenius

My #1 concern are still the in-game cinematics. Have those been polished and made less cringeworthy?

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CzechDeath
CzechDeath

LOL =D

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YaBoiRevan
YaBoiRevan

Great news. Reminds me of how exited I was when the original Lost Alpha released 3 years ago :,)

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Awaken0332
Awaken0332

I think im gonna go hibernate until. Wake me on April 27, 2017. ;)

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NomadXL
NomadXL

Great so excited! Thank you all involved!

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wzyddg
wzyddg

Badass Bro! Our forum is looking forward to the coming LADC! I'm from China and I've never seen any mod with Chinese language so I developed a machine translation system for STALKER series and their mods(works perfectly for config(s)/text,fine for config(s)/gameplay,but not that good for script). The sentence "- all texts from scripts, configs were moved to text/ folder" you mentioned in the change log does me a big favor! Looking forward to the release day!

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber

WoW it's almost here. I've only played 3 or 4 maps. Now I'll get to see the rest.

Looking forward to it!

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milosv
milosv

FINALLY! I am so excited about lost alpha finally coming, when it was released i finished only half the game and decided to wait for lost alpha DC.
Two Questions :
1 - Can we choose english voices AND text for stalkers?
2 - Can the stashes we find actually be populated with stuff as soon as we find them instead of having to find coordinates after which stuff spawn in them. This was one thing i always hated in stalker games.

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Chezzlor
Chezzlor

I'm really excited. I was wanting to play a new Stalker Campaign, this is worth the wait. Congratulations on your guys progress, I have been following you for years!

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stupidsexylizard
stupidsexylizard

So is the storyline finally lore-friendly, or did you guys stick to the amateur and ilLOLminati fanfiction plot?

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stupidsexylizard
stupidsexylizard

I'm going to take the lack of a response as a negative. So much for "STALKER as it was supposed to be".

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tegarchoff
tegarchoff

I was hoping to read the word 'performance', mostly if it had a 'better' before. I guess nothing can be done, as the engine is single-threaded it seems and CPU bottlenecks kill the framerate.

Oh well, in the age of remasters I guess we can hope a publisher gets the licence and remaster STALKER in a new engine so we can enjoy nice FPS on decent hardware.

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mnemonick
mnemonick

Actually, the XRay engine *is* multi-threaded at a basic level, though the version this mod is based on wasn't as advanced as the (1.6) version used in CoP. Alundaio (Call of Chernobyl) has more info than I:

"Unless you are using an OS older then Windows 7 then the OS should utilize all cores for any multi-threaded application. X-Ray 1.6 has low-level multi-threading despite the rumors that it doesn't. That rumor started from these claims by 4A Games developers who made X-Ray Engine: En.wikipedia.org

But they left before SoC was released and X-Ray engine has seen updates with CS and CoP by the lead programmer now working at Vostok working on Survarium. There is a primary and worker thread as well as physics, sound, lua all have their own dedicated thread which an OS can put on any of your cores as long as you have the proper affinity set in Task Manager (all by default)

CoC engine even has a primary/worker thread sync fix by Nitrocaster which I took from Open X-Ray project. Though, I didn't see any changes in performance when this was added."

This is from the Full-simulation A-Life (CoC add-on) thread:
Moddb.com

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pavolpi
pavolpi

Is someone planning to make and Arsenal Overhaul compatibility mod for Stalker Lost Alpha ? I've been playing Stalker - Call of Chernobyl with Arsenal Overhaul mod for over one year now. It would be quite painful for me to play Lost Alpha with the vanilla weapons.

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RaphaRapha
RaphaRapha

You can do it your self? it will only take half a day for you

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John.doe2010
John.doe2010

Wow! I cant wait to play :-)

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benczeb90
benczeb90

Can someone point me to the DL link of this release? thank you

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evilroosterboy
evilroosterboy

Dude seriously, it's a "release announcement."
If you read the article you see that we won't be getting a download until late April.

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benczeb90
benczeb90

Yeah i was too excited and thought it was due last month.

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