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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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clonemaster Sep 20 2009, 3:47pm says:

Here guys, another download link provided by asker.

Remember that this one is 0.9

I don't think that is the official release.

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asker Sep 20 2009, 3:49pm replied:

I wouldn't think so either, but it's the same release that were previously posted on Megaupload. This is the version people in this thread are commenting, no?

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clonemaster Sep 20 2009, 3:51pm replied:

They are but bancove says that the 0.9 version is buggy and has stuff that wasn't intended for release.

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este Sep 20 2009, 3:45pm says:

When I go underground to streloks stash the game Freezes

other than that and some laggy grass this mod rocks

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twister12x Sep 20 2009, 3:28pm says:

where is the download for this??

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asker Sep 20 2009, 3:30pm replied:

It's available on Megaupload, but I have hosted it on my 1GBit/s website as well. Can't post the URL though, 'cause I'm newly registered. PM me for link.

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asker Sep 20 2009, 3:25pm says:

Crashes to desktop after loading of new game finishes. Fresh install + 1.0005 patch (Worldwide version), Windows XP SP3. I have added the -noprefetch flag. Do I have to own the US version?

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Corrode Sep 20 2009, 4:15pm replied:

I have the same problem you and same specs, please help.

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vessedeloup Sep 20 2009, 3:24pm says:

Just like Jeezee, I couldn't get past the first loading screen without crashing to desktop, with either 1.0006 or 1.0005 patch.

I was running in Vista compatibility mode with windows 7, following r4b's advice, but it turns out this is what was causing the crash.

well, at least it works for me ;)

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bancove Sep 20 2009, 3:15pm says:

The uploaded 0.9 version is buggy and has stuff that's wasn't intended to, so beware.

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clonemaster Sep 20 2009, 3:24pm replied:

Is that the official version or a previous private release?

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