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60 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 130 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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SuaerBricker Sep 26 2009, 2:49pm says:

Oh boy,to the guy that told to buy in NewEgg (sorry to offtopic the thing `bout bugs and that but...) I have a little problem:
"I Live In Argentina"
So that means,can NewEgg send from the USA products to ARG?

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jquinn914 Sep 26 2009, 12:26pm says:

Before I downloaded any release candidates, the game ran smooth besides you know the areas with bad fps and such. Now with release candidate 1.01 (didn't try 1.0 so idk about that one), literally every step i take theres a very small (but at the same time very annoying and immersion-ruining) stutter. What could be the problem?

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Gobbi Sep 26 2009, 2:03pm replied:

Could be worth reinstalling mod and then adding RC 1.01 and RC 1.02 see if that helps. Especially if you have just put RC 1.01 over the top of the original patchs.

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Ghost783 Sep 26 2009, 11:55am says:

I know not everyone checks out 4chan/Bug Report thread, so please do be aware that there's another candidate release out. Here's a link, but replace the [DOT] portions with actual dots.

L.U.R.K. Release Candidate 1.02

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r4b Sep 26 2009, 11:53am says:

to be clear, with new patches do we overwrite old files, or delete and replace them?

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Ghost783 Sep 26 2009, 11:57am replied:

overwrite. What I usually do is delete the old gamedata folder and re-extract the essential LURK files and then the latest patch so that there are absolutely no conflicting issues.

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Apeman1 Sep 26 2009, 11:33am says:

The weather and day night sequence do not seem to work proberly, for eg it was 2 pm it was raining for the last 48 hours, and it was night.

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Gobbi Sep 26 2009, 12:34pm replied:

Apeman1 1hour 1min ago says:
The weather and day night sequence do not seem to work proberly, for eg it was 2 pm it was raining for the last 48 hours, and it was night.

I think there may be a problem with the sleeping bag, I slept for 9hrs was still night reloaded save and slept for 3hrs twice and all ok

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PsychoSonic Sep 26 2009, 3:41pm replied:

That's a glitch with the sleeping bag. There's a high chance, whenever you sleep for 5 hours, that it'll be permanently night. You'll know if this has happened if when you wake up there are stars in the sky.

It's best to only use the 1 and 3 hour options.

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Apeman1 Sep 27 2009, 11:20am replied:

That makes things clear, thanks.

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