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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 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

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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JayFKay
JayFKay Oct 1 2009 says:

You guys are perfectionists and thats a great thing! Modding community needs more people of that kind.
My first playthrough with Complete will end soon, I then will immediately download this.
Looking at your "promotional" pictures and reading through your changelogs I always found myself agreeing with everything while beeing impressed by the great job youve done.

You guys could be successful game developers with so much attitude and passion. Then again, you could probably be successful at nearly anything.

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bancove Creator
bancove Oct 1 2009 replied:

There's only a fine line between perfectionism and assburgers.

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JayFKay
JayFKay Oct 1 2009 replied:

Between perfectionists and assburgers theres only a line, which is fine.

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Dracken
Dracken Oct 1 2009 says:

Well, i just get mblur to work, the games is runing without any flaws, i am playing on master dificult and it is very balanced

i want to tank L.U.R.K. team for making such a great mod

i made a video o me playing L.U.R.K.

www [DOT] youtube [DOT] com/ watch?v = nt59ybZ4IuM&feature= channel_page

Good game for all :) !

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Imbalance
Imbalance Oct 1 2009 says:

L.U.R.K. can works with other mods ?

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holdenmcclure Creator
holdenmcclure Oct 1 2009 replied:

Possibly, but I don't want you to complain about crashes if you do

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shinobi718
shinobi718 Sep 30 2009 says:

My game crashed now, before it was fine, I do have have 1.005 and -noprefetch and I even reinstalled the game. I am stuck at wild territory now.

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Broseiden
Broseiden Sep 30 2009 replied:

My game is still crashing ever since the 1.55 patch,

FATAL ERROR

[error]Expression : hFile>0
[error]Function : FileDownload
[error]File : E:\stalker\sources\trunk\xrCore\FS.cpp
[error]Line : 106
[error]Description : l:\adam\games\steam\steamapps\common\stalker shadow of chernobyl\gamedata\config\

I believe I have brought this up with you before Holden, but you said it was a dandy of a problem or something.

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holdenmcclure Creator
holdenmcclure Sep 30 2009 replied:

log?

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Freke
Freke Sep 30 2009 says:

fapfapfapfapfapfap

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Stealthrellik
Stealthrellik Sep 30 2009 replied:

*joins in*
reach around?

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Freke
Freke Sep 30 2009 replied:

Sure, why not.

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Stealthrellik
Stealthrellik Sep 30 2009 replied:

*** lol

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SuicideDivision
SuicideDivision Sep 30 2009 replied:

in some countries they eat spiders

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Freke
Freke Sep 30 2009 replied:

The balls didn't touch. You offered.

***.

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holdenmcclure Creator
holdenmcclure Sep 30 2009 replied:

I approve of this chain of comments

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Freke
Freke Sep 30 2009 replied:

LOL!

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Stealthrellik
Stealthrellik Sep 30 2009 replied:

He was in it too

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Freke
Freke Sep 30 2009 replied:

They just can't resist.

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