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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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minh1905
minh1905 Sep 19 2009, 11:14pm says:

It's 10:30 here...

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betasword
betasword Sep 19 2009, 10:59pm says:

Jebus, people, be patient. LURK'll be released whenever it's released. Besides, you need to realize that people are in different time zones. Not to mention it could be released at any point throughout the entire 24 hour period that is Sunday. Oi.

Anyways, you've still got two more hours till the 20th by my clock, Holden. But do what needs to be done. Good luck to you!

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Camo_Ninja
Camo_Ninja Sep 19 2009, 10:48pm says:

BUT THEN WHO WAS L.U.R.K.!

seriously though.... UPLOAD UPLOAD UPLOAD!

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Sp0rk
Sp0rk Sep 19 2009, 10:16pm says:

WANNNNNTTTT

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logan35
logan35 Sep 19 2009, 9:12pm says:

can't.....wait....any longer!

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Henley Staff
Henley Sep 19 2009, 9:09pm says:

One thing, will this mod have blowouts? I have not noticed it written anywhere.

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Corbenine
Corbenine Sep 19 2009, 8:01pm says:

There's no reason this mod should not be covering the front page.

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johntis
johntis Sep 19 2009, 7:46pm says:

its 01.45 in the morning give us LURK!! xD

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Mr.Murdock
Mr.Murdock Sep 19 2009, 6:34pm says:

Anytime now :D

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Boinkmakr
Boinkmakr Sep 19 2009, 3:57pm says:

I'ma let you finish... But AMK had one of the best mods of all time!
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Eron12r
Eron12r Sep 19 2009, 9:34pm replied:

lol kanye west

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Callinstead09
Callinstead09 Sep 19 2009, 4:15pm replied:

even though you haven't played this... -.-

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Gobbi
Gobbi Sep 19 2009, 6:45pm replied:

Sorry to be pedantic but Boinkmakr said HAD not HAS :)

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