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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

L.U.R.K. 1.1

Jun 19, 2010 Full Version 131 comments

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

L.U.R.K. Patch 1.0552

L.U.R.K. Patch 1.0552

Sep 29, 2009 Patch 13 comments

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.

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

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

Sep 29, 2009 Full Version 99 comments

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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masterlurker
masterlurker Oct 31 2009, 8:22am says:

WHERE IS MY HALLOWEEN RELEASE HOLDEN. YOU SAID THERE WOULD BE A HALLOWEEN RELEASE.

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SRQ
SRQ Oct 31 2009, 12:49am says:

So, It's the 31st and I don't see any mod.
Pity, I was gonna all night it on Halloween.

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djhead
djhead Oct 29 2009, 4:12pm says:

yes the guide is dead just go to sid and click on do you also sell information it will cost you 19,000 i think but you will get the info the guide would have given you had he lived so you can get good ending also if anyone cant sell the ak 47 i belive the ak has to be in perfect condition

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BlackMambo
BlackMambo Oct 29 2009, 2:44pm says:

please con you tell where is the page about how to avoid the guide's death...?

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Hidraga
Hidraga Oct 29 2009, 2:14pm says:

Will this mod be compatible with the Russian version?

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JayFKay
JayFKay Oct 28 2009, 10:51am says:

Just a question that hasnt been directly answered yet, as I would love to see future releases from you guys: Do you guys plan on modding CoP, too?

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PsychoSonic
PsychoSonic Oct 28 2009, 12:02pm replied:

We plan on porting over CoP maps, and hopefully CoP enemy AI, very soon. We do plan on using CoP as a base eventually, but when that is depends on whether an SDK is released.

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JayFKay
JayFKay Oct 29 2009, 7:34am replied:

Great to hear! Will you guys develop new sidequests and story elements for the CoP maps in relation with Shoc and then release it as a huge new LURK 2 or how do your plans/ideas look like?

Anyways I just hope we dont lose such an ambitious team of modders too soon and that you guys keep your passion for Stalker alive, even for the probably CE3-based sequel. :)

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PsychoSonic
PsychoSonic Oct 29 2009, 12:03pm replied:

We most definitely plan on either making new quests that ourselves or porting over the CoP ones, since we love how the CoP quests are much more in-depth (and thus actually worth the time). We'll sort out how and when we'll do this once 1.1 is released.

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exxxed
exxxed Oct 29 2009, 8:40am replied:

There is a wonderfull map pack (maps from cs ported to SoC)that you guys should try and implement in your mod, they're kind of empty tho' :D.

I have been trying to mod them myself, but so far nothing works, game just crashes.

CHeers, and great job on the mod, it exceeded my every expectation.

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