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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

First footage of in-game music in L.U.R.K.

First footage of in-game music in L.U.R.K.

1 year ago News 31 comments Report

In this video you can see the first footage of triggered music in the game. After leaving the bunker, you'll hear this tune.

A Key Element During Stormy Weather

A Key Element During Stormy Weather

1 year ago News 12 comments Report

Daemonion describes his approach to interior audio during storms, as a teaser of sorts to the full Dev Diary 12.

Music in L.U.R.K. - Yannick Zenhäusern

Music in L.U.R.K. - Yannick Zenhäusern

1 year ago News 12 comments Report

Yannick talks about the new way we're approaching musical cues in L.U.R.K. and also shares some of his methods for composition.

Do you like thunder? I sure like thunder.

Do you like thunder? I sure like thunder.

1 year ago News 19 comments Report

Daemonion provides some insight into the long awaited 12th Sound Design Development Diary regarding how he'll handle rain, storms and weather in L.U.R.K...

The L.U.R.K. team wants to provide the best possible experience from Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, we don't plan to skew the scope of this game, because I, like many others, fell in love with the game because of the story, the realistic gameplay, and...
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L.U.R.K. 1.1

L.U.R.K. 1.1

5 years ago Full Version 140 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

6 years ago 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

6 years ago 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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Meowjar Oct 16 2014 says:

So will you guys release lurk 1.2 or what?

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ShadowFear Oct 19 2014 replied:

HEY! YOU WATCH YOUR MOUTH! You're in the realm of gods here!

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stalkerforever Oct 23 2014 replied:

Are they close to releasing it?

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Meowjar Oct 21 2014 replied:


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Konig91 Oct 3 2014 says:

Oh and also, why so many people choose L.U.R.K. 1.05 over the 1.1 version?

They say that 1.1 is missing some features. What features exactly?

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stalkerforever Oct 3 2014 says:

During rain, when transitioning to another level, the rain sound gets muted? is this a lurk mod issue or vanilla? how do i fix it?

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Meowjar Oct 4 2014 replied:

I beleve that this is an vanilla issue. Because,same thing happens for me in a un-moded version of the game. In my case ,rain sound gets muted but then after some time you can hear it again.

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Konig91 Oct 3 2014 says:

Hello! I really love this mod, but there is one apparently slight inconvenience: the font is too big. By that I mean letters don't fit properly in their spot and in general the font is too big for me to adjust in a comfortable manner.

Any solutions?

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Mr_Hamfi Sep 29 2014 says:

Good job !

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PlasmaDavid Sep 28 2014 says:

Looking forwards to hearing about this new project soon! Just hopeful that the open world scope and intelligent AI is possible in Unreal Engine!

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