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

First footage of in-game music in L.U.R.K.

First footage of in-game music in L.U.R.K.

1 year ago News 31 comments

In this video you can see the first footage of triggered music in the game. After leaving the bunker, you'll hear this tune.

A Key Element During Stormy Weather

A Key Element During Stormy Weather

1 year ago News 12 comments

Daemonion describes his approach to interior audio during storms, as a teaser of sorts to the full Dev Diary 12.

Music in L.U.R.K. - Yannick Zenhäusern

Music in L.U.R.K. - Yannick Zenhäusern

1 year ago News 12 comments

Yannick talks about the new way we're approaching musical cues in L.U.R.K. and also shares some of his methods for composition.

Do you like thunder? I sure like thunder.

Do you like thunder? I sure like thunder.

2 years ago News 19 comments

Daemonion provides some insight into the long awaited 12th Sound Design Development Diary regarding how he'll handle rain, storms and weather in L.U.R.K...

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L.U.R.K. 1.1

L.U.R.K. 1.1

5 years ago Full Version 140 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

6 years ago 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

6 years ago 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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AgentJR Oct 6 2009 says:


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Overture18 Oct 6 2009 says:

I seem to be having a problem with the Winchester 1300's iron sights, when I keep the gun still there isn't a problem, but as soon as I move the gun up or down the gun jerks around A LOT, causing a lot of trouble with aiming. The odd part is that when I tried LURK before any patches were released I had no problem like this whatsoever, but with a clean install and the new patch I've begun to notice this problem. I just thought I'd say something in case no one else has brought this to anyone's attention, hopefully this is something that is easily fixed, thanks.

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Dezeal Oct 5 2009 says:

Looks really nice, I'm going to download it and give it a try, hopefully I don't have any problems ^_^ I'll report back when I get the chance to play (probably tomorrow after school)

P.S Can't wait till CoP comes out in English it looks really good.(Well game play wise at least the graphics are a little bit lacking but what can you do :D )

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vessedeloup Oct 5 2009 says:

Ah also it always seems to rain in my game, even if I applied the latest patch. Must I start a new game for this to take effect?

Maybe it's a bug since I don't hear the rain (except in storms), I only see it.

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vessedeloup Oct 5 2009 says:

The distant landscapes don't show, is there a particular setting I must enable to get this option?

I run the game at maximum quality except for lighting distance which is almost at maximum.

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JayFKay Oct 5 2009 says:

I have a technical question.. Complete Mod is currently running just fine on my machine, except for those seemingly unavoidable 5 sec laggs at certain areas (i.e. when crossing the trench on my way to bar, when coming from garbage) and some tearing.

Does LURK eat more ressources than Complete?

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PsychoSonic Oct 5 2009 replied:

LURK is the most optimized version of Shadow of Chernobyl there is, whether it be mod or vanilla.

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AgentJR Oct 6 2009 replied:

I'm going to call ******** on that. While LURK runs pretty well, there are still plenty of performance issues (stuttering, intense lag spots) that need to be fixed.

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Emmet.Otter Oct 5 2009 says:

I really cant wait to play this mod. I'm just waiting for a few bugs to get ironed out bofore I download and play.

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SPK1 Oct 4 2009 says:

Fantastic experience so far but had a few issues so far after a few hours.

Spawn system on area changes might be a little messed up, had multiple instances on the border of bar/ wastelands where bandits, duty, mercs and mutants spawn at exactly the same time and proceed to shotgun the **** out of each other at about 1m range.

FN2000 hasn't been adjusted compared to other rifles imported? You can use the things as a fully automatic sniper rifle with 90% accuracy and decent handing compared to all other rifles. Great for you but a pain when you come across it in enemy hands. When you get it it's the only weapon you'll ever use against humans.

Would it be possible to add weapons allowed in the bar area modifications to this? Pain when hostile Duty members start to use the bar and you can't complete some quests. Sure make the people in there hostile if you point a gun in their face but give you a chance to defend yourself.

Had issues where Duty members don't stop bandits at their blockades resulting in bandits getting inside the bar area and killing the arena guy etc. Where elsewhere they always gun down bandits on sight.

G36E scoped in sight is missing. The M16A1/A2 add-on scope that's meant to attach to them can't be attached.

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