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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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Misterpinky
Misterpinky Sep 26 2009, 7:42pm says:

Where's the motion blur? It looked so darn cool in the videos!

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HibikiWolf
HibikiWolf Sep 26 2009, 7:55pm replied:

I think we'd have to ask for the user.ltx of whoever made the cool videos..?

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Tex1090
Tex1090 Sep 26 2009, 10:42pm replied:

They should upload some of the user.ltx files for future updates, would be pretty cool to try different ones out.

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gmssponge
gmssponge Sep 26 2009, 7:36pm says:

I'm getting some stretched shadows and shadow flickering during day to night/weather transitions etc, I used to get the exact same problem with vanilla, but not using float32/OL.Is there a tweak or setting I can change to fix this?

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GeoD1223
GeoD1223 Sep 26 2009, 7:46pm replied:

go into the console and type: r2_sun_near 20.0 hit enter and then r2_sun_near_border 1.0 and hit enter. this helped out my shadow issues.

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HibikiWolf
HibikiWolf Sep 26 2009, 7:08pm says:

So.. I'm crashing when I interact with stalkers. Like..
Nimble - "Do you have a job for me?" which I think leads to Find the Perfected Suit
Random stalkers - "Heard any news?" (or whatever) crashes it too.

Anyone else? I can't give detailed bug info as Win7 doesn't let me hit "preview" on BugTrap.

Edit: Also, how do you enable Antialiasing for this game?

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HibikiWolf
HibikiWolf Sep 27 2009, 5:22am replied:

Thank ya for the tip Matty, to any devs concerned, the error is..

LUA error: ...\gamedata\scripts\dialog_manager.script:287: attempt to index local 'tbl' (a nil value)

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MattyDienhoff
MattyDienhoff Sep 26 2009, 9:02pm replied:

Also, if the Bug Trap prompt doesn't come up, navigate to '\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\STALKER-SHOC\logs\' and you should find a log file, that will contain any error messages encountered in the last session.

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GeoD1223
GeoD1223 Sep 26 2009, 7:22pm replied:

try to force it through your vid cards control panel. dont think that aa works for this game with ATI, it did for NV but it made the game unstable. this was with dx9 so maybe it works with dx10/11?

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HibikiWolf
HibikiWolf Sep 26 2009, 7:27pm replied:

My control panel for Nvidia doesn't allow it for ShOC, it's greyed out..

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GeoD1223
GeoD1223 Sep 26 2009, 7:44pm replied:

i remember it working a few years back on my 88gts 320, but as i mentioned it was horribly unstable and the performance hit was huge. if its greyed out then no dice.

forums [DOT] guru3d[DOT]com/showthread [DOT] php?t=218860

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