The L.U.R.K. team wants to provide the best possible experience from Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, we don't plan to skew the scope of this game, because I, like many others, fell in love with the game because
of the story, the realistic gameplay, and the atmosphere. I plan to preserve and improve on that concept to the best of my abilities, and our team has vowed to do so as well. Which is why we took it upon ourselves to provide that experience.
We want to fulfill a niche that's otherwise unfulfilled in the modding community. We want to bring as many features to Stalker without damaging or changing the original theme of the game. While improving upon that concept with features that were dropped off the development cycle from GSC, such as stealth AI, and a strong foundation for balance, as well as dynamic A-Life, and an unprecedented visual presentation that no other Stalker Overhaul can touch.
I put a quick video together so you all can hear me babble about first person vs third person audio, and why I am so excited by that.
I had a plan to actually give you guys a quick audio demo using real guns, but the meadow was covered in a herd of at least 100 elk, so I couldn't do any shooting. No, seriously. If anyone is curious as to how the herd sounds, I captured some audio. Maybe I can find a use for some of their bugling if I mess with it a bit ...
Regardless, I'll have an in-game demo for you all next week using some placeholder audio.
- The game can now differentiate between guns being fired by the actor vs NPCs
- The actor (the player) is always in first person perspective
- The NPCs are always in third person perspective (relative to the actor)
- The actor's guns will now have appropriate and 1st-person-specific weapon report audio
- NPCs will now have appropriate and 3rd-person-specific weapon report audio - Stereo doesn't yet work for 1st person weapon audio, but I am working on it
For anyone who wants to replicate this, know that there are still a few tweaks I am working on. I also am still looking for someone who can help code a fade in/out crossfade function in Lua to use in LURK 1.2.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like L.U.R.K. We love games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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