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64 comments by Panzerdraco on Sep 28th, 2014

Firstly, allow us to get this out of the way: L.U.R.K. mod is no longer in active development, and we're launching a new project on Unreal Engine 4.

For a long time now, a lot of you have been asking about L.U.R.K. 2.0. Truth be told, we were enthusiastic about the future of the mod, and all the recent developments in the STALKER modding community were extremely promising. Within the past few months, we've seen the release of the much-awaited Lost Alpha mod, as well as the source code leaks for both SoC and CoP.

We were spoiled for choice, and took a step back to reassess the direction of the mod, now we had so much more to work with. Despite all these new and exciting developments, we kept having to face the grim reality: no matter what, we'd still be working with half-broken tools, shoddy SDKs, and messy code just to make it all work.

Relatively recently, Epic Games launched their new Unreal Engine 4 on a new subscription model, making it accessible to many indie developers putting their foot in the door of the games industry. Some of us who already hold game dev jobs were already working with UE4 and enjoying its power and usability immensely, which made going back to STALKER development all the more frustrating. So in the end, we made the decision: we're going to march into the future, and carve out something from scratch. A new game that serves as a spiritual successor, but without all the shortcomings and buggy workarounds inherent to working with STALKER's engines.

This decision was based on a lot of factors - with the amount of assets we've made for LURK, we can painlessly move them over to UE4 to have a solid foundation to work with. We'd also be gaining a lot of relevant experience working with UE4, so even if we fail, we'd still walk away with something we can take into potential future careers.

However, it's still sad to say goodbye to the project that first inspired us to become developers, and I hope that you all understand that we don't make this decision lightly. L.U.R.K. has been my baby for over three years now, but now is as good of a time as any to move on to bigger and better things.

Keep on lurking, fellow LURKers. We have great confidence in the STALKER modding community still, and we know that you'll all find enjoyable mods still being released into the future for this great game series. Expect to hear from us again about our new project sometime soon!

- Panzerdraco
Team LURK Lead Manager

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L.U.R.K. 1.1

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The latest installment in the versions of L.U.R.K. for Shadow of Chernobyl.

L.U.R.K. Patch 1.0552

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Latest Patch made for L.U.R.K. version 0.9, brings it to Release Candidate 1.0552. Includes all previous options and features from previous patches.

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L.U.R.K. RC 1.05 Full Version

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This pack includes all the previous releases up to this point with only one installation needed. Please follow the Readme supplied for installation instruction...

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JohnYukon Nov 1 2009, 1:09am says:

While I disagree with all of this constant bitching, one thing I must agree with is that you should at least update us on what is going on.

A simple, "Sorry guys, we need to push this back to Oct 5" would suffice.

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Darkenneko Nov 1 2009, 1:27am replied:

I Think you should all just kindly hold on. Who knows, Holden Might have been hit by a car and be in a hospital for all WE Know. Its safe to assume any mod will be off a few days. You don't expect a guy to work when hes in physical or mental pain to where he can't. I wouldn't expect any of you to, and I'm sure Holden wouldn't either so why bother him about it. I'm sure if he could had he would of told us what is up, so just give him a few days and I'm sure if he IS in the hospital the idiots that mocked him will feel stupidity for their bad judgment or if they are just immature children, they will act as if they never said anything negative. But for the rest of us, we shall continue to wait patiently as we've learned to grow up and mature a little.

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SRQ Nov 1 2009, 1:42am replied:

Then I would apologize of course, but we both know this isn't the case.
If he is in the hospital, then my sincerest of apologies. And my best of wishes.

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SRQ Nov 1 2009, 1:57am says:

Good job ******* up the release date chantard.
Just when I put my faith in a modder keeping his word, he ***** up and won't even tell his fans whats up.

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SRQ Oct 31 2009, 7:09pm says:

Still waiting, Comeon holden give us something!

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Michu Oct 31 2009, 10:00am says:

I hope you upload the patch 1.1 today!

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Darkenneko Oct 31 2009, 9:47am says:

All of you quit your complaining.
Maybe they ran into something, its not their fault, it might even be released LATER Today because the day practically JUST Started. Jeeez... Impatient people.

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arcticfallen Oct 31 2009, 12:51pm replied:

Completely agree, you all need to calm down.
It will get out when it gets out.
You should be glad they are doing this at all..

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SuicideDivision Oct 31 2009, 2:43pm replied:

White knights detected

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Hidraga Oct 31 2009, 9:08am says:

"Closer then you may think."

Yeah, right...

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SuicideDivision Oct 31 2009, 8:25am says:

>Expect to see it before this month's end, possibly sooner.
what is this i dont even

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