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55 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 129 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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r4b
r4b Sep 27 2009, 3:15pm says:

For some reason I get M-M-M-M-MONSTER LAG whenever I get near/face the bridge at Cordon. Make it real hard to get by, and as soon as I face away from it, everything is normal.

RC 1.04 btw

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Gobbi
Gobbi Sep 27 2009, 5:05pm replied:

r4b 1hour 49mins ago says:
For some reason I get M-M-M-M-MONSTER LAG whenever I get near/face the bridge at Cordon. Make it real hard to get by, and as soon as I face away from it, everything is normal.
Get the same thing now and again myself the only solution I've found is shut down and re-boot PC( save game first it will load ok )Think it's a driver falling over somewhere.

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BlackMambo
BlackMambo Sep 27 2009, 1:26pm says:

i've tried to reinstall stalker and apply all patch until 1.0005 then i've added lurk gamedata with rc 1.01 and 1.04 but it still crashes before the logo...screenshots and video are simply great i can't resist without try this amazing mod...someone please help me...

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Ghost783
Ghost783 Sep 27 2009, 2:20pm replied:

erm, don't you only need to do patch 1.0005, then RC 1.04? I think applying all patches before the latest one is a bit redundant unless stated otherwise.

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BlackMambo
BlackMambo Sep 27 2009, 4:05pm replied:

so i've to reinstall stalker and apply only the 1.0005, then install lurk and apply only the 1.04...is this right?

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BlackMambo
BlackMambo Sep 27 2009, 7:21pm replied:

still crashes before thq logo without error messages...

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PsychoSonic
PsychoSonic Sep 28 2009, 1:18pm replied:

-NOPREFETCH

IT'S IN THE README PEOPLE

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BlackMambo
BlackMambo Sep 28 2009, 3:04pm replied:

i've already added the no prefetch string in the shortcut...but still doesn't work

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PsychoSonic
PsychoSonic Sep 28 2009, 9:32pm replied:

Whoops, didn't mean to reply with that message to your post, meant it for another.

Anyway, do you have float 32 installed by chance? Because if you do, it's incompatible with LURK.

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BlackMambo
BlackMambo Sep 27 2009, 6:15pm replied:

it still doesn't work...appear the splash screen and then crash before the thq logo with no error messages...i can't understand, i've played a couple of total conversions and never had a problem...however...congratulations for your work...from screenshots and videos lurk look a really professional work

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