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The second list of features in the upcoming M.I.N.E. compilation mod, with credit given to those authors whose works were used with permission. This list is subject to change before the final build is available.

Posted by SetaKat on May 1st, 2011
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M.I.N.E.

Multiple Integrated Necessary Enhancements


M.I.N.E. Beta Screenshot

BACKGROUND


M.I.N.E. is a compilation mod, so to give fair and proper credit, we have compiled a list of the major works used in this compilation. This is the second features list, which describes more features available for the W.I.P Clear Sky mod, M.I.N.E.

EasyEconomy... or is it?

by Separation | Anxiety and Fluffy22


M.I.N.E. Beta Screenshot

Over the past few weeks, all traders have been given an extensive overhaul to accommodate new food, weapons, suits, and other items. Here's a brief view of some of the changes that have been made to our favourite places to sell stuff.

  • Traders now offer different amounts of cash for your loot, depending on what it is. Furthermore, they now give you more cash for some items that take their fancy, instead of others. For example:
    • Sidorovich now pays the best prices for Artifacts, since he sells them outside the Zone for big money
    • Duty pays the best prices for mutant parts. After all, you're doing the world a huge favor by killing off all those mutants
    • Can't find a particular item? Drop by the Bandits, and see what the local Black Market has to offer. Beware though, as not all may be as it may seem.
  • Traders stock now depends heavily on the faction, and how well they are doing in the Zone. The better they are, the better their stock will be.
  • Over 70 new weapons have been added to traders, some of the quite rare, and only offered by a few select traders. And some can only be found being sold by your fellow Stalkers, so keep searching for that weapon of your dreams.
  • Discounts - help out a faction well enough, and that help will be reflected at the traders. Join them, and watch as the benefits of all your hard work skyrocket.
  • Your fellow Stalkers may just be interested in buying the big gun you have no use for, and will also sell you weapons that you are interested in, not to mention other items as well.
  • Over time, Stalkers will have different items available, as they collect loot, and trade with others. Don't expect their supplies to remain static.

And there are yet more Trader changes to come. So keep waiting, and we'll soon let you know!

Enhanced Gameplay

by Separation | Anxiety and Fluffy22


M.I.N.E. Beta Screenshot

What mod would be complete without some enhanced gameplay features? Well, these continue on from all the features listed in the first features, so lets see what else we can expect within the Zone.

  • 12 new types of ammo, 5 new suits, 9 new snacks and drinks, as well as over 70 guns have been added, so there is always something new waiting to be found.
  • Hunger is now much more lethal. Every 6 hours or so, an icon will appear on the screen, indicating you are feeling hungry. Going hungry for too long will spell death eventually, so keep your stomach filled.
    Hunger mod provided by Fluffy22
  • No more grabbing a medkit, and watching as it magically restores all your health instantly. In order to survive normally, you could just spam away on the quick medkit button. Those days are gone in M.I.N.E. Now, you must wait for your health to recover over time while eating or using a medkit. The same applies to all food and medicals that increase your health and stamina, or reduce the level of radiation in your bloodstream.
    CoP style medicals and food mod provided by Fluffy22
  • NPC's are no longer mere ragdolls for you to shoot at your leisure -Some of them are now as well armed as you - or even better. Your days as being the most unstoppable, bringer of bullet-induced-death force in the Zone are slowly drawing to an end. Bandits in particular have toughened up, and will no longer tolerate being pushed around by others. So watch your step Stalker.
  • Zombified are now so brain dead that they can large amounts of punishment before what is left of their brain even begins to recogonize the pain they are in. So pack a heavy hitting weapon, so you can kill them before their brain even has a chance to recognize what is happening to them
  • Some heavy weapons can only be used with an Exoskeleton, since only its high tech systems allow the user to brace themselves against the massive recoil of some weapons, or even weld them in battle
  • More mutant spawns have been added, and with there being overlaps in Mutant territory, not to mention Stalkers passing through, mutants are now a lot more aggressive. And with increased aggression, only the strong survive, so what mutants you encounter are most likely significantly tougher than what is normal.

Enhanced Gunplay

by Separation | Anxiety


M.I.N.E. Beta Screenshot

Weapons are no longer mere toy's - they are now serious stuff. So far, some improvements have been done to the area of weapons.

  • New fully-automatic variants of existing pistols help deal with superior enemy numbers, or as emergency backup firepower.
  • Some shotguns, submachine guns, and Personal Defense Weapons (PDW's) can now be used in the pistol slot, providing you with emergency heavy hitting weapons.
  • Shotguns now show shells ejecting from weapons, adding to the immersion factor
  • Factions now exclusively use one type of weapon -Duty uses Warsaw weapons exclusively, while Freedom uses NATO weapons exclusively. This is to prevent the other side from capturing and effectively using their own weapons against them. Mercenaries in particular have brought their own high powered weaponry into the Zone with them, making them a force to be reckoned with.

CLOSING

In Closing

This is a preliminary list of changes, and is subject to change. All features listed are fully implemented in the current Beta which is being tested. If you have a mod you would like to contribute to this compilation, please contact a member of the M.I.N.E. development team.
And as the man says above, Drop by sometime.

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Beac
Beac May 1 2011, 6:39am says:

Nice list guys, looking forward to release!

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Lito.LV
Lito.LV May 1 2011, 7:59am says:

Nice indeed. Cant wait. ^_^

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Aggregate
Aggregate May 1 2011, 8:43am says:

Looks good, but wouldn't the ecologists pay the most for mutant parts? Duty should pay only slightly more than normal.

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SetaKat Author
SetaKat May 1 2011, 8:54am replied:

I'll suggest this to Separation | Anxiety, since he is working on the trader configs. The Ecologists should pay more than the regular for mutant parts and artifacts, IMO.

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DrBlizzard Creator
DrBlizzard May 1 2011, 2:30pm replied:

I'm actually tinkering with the idea that they could in fact, be equal, both being the only two vendors who are willing to pay full price for these items; Duty wants the mutants dead about as badly as the Ecologists want to study them, I'd imagine.

As for artifacts, they do pay a substantially higher amount for them than the other traders do.

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Cytokinesis
Cytokinesis May 1 2011, 8:26pm replied:

It makes sense that Sidorovich would pay the most because his buyers likely are shelling out more than ecologists would be able to get (from government subsidies etc). There isn't much private finance behind the ecologists (usually) so they wouldn't be able to compete with someone who does.

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RobertSteele
RobertSteele May 3 2011, 3:22pm replied:

I second these notions. Duty should pay as much for mutant bits, as the Ecologists (They want them dead, just as much as the Ecologist want to study them, just as someone said. Plus, don't they have their own scientists...? Or were those the Ecologists, and I was under a false impression. Whatever, moving on.), Duty should pay just a touch more than the other traders for artifacts, the Ecologists should pay much more for artifacts (To the point where, if you can, that is, join them, the amount at which you can sell mutant parts, and artifacts, should overshadow the amount of cash you can get anywhere else.), but if you don't go a specialist route (Or go the Loner route, I'd imagine.), Sidorovich should shell out the most for artifacts, especially if you do the job to get his case, and get the discount/get more money for stuff boost. Especially when said boost actually DOES SOMETHING. Anyone else think he was full of ****, when he said that? Didn't seem to give me more money for the random junk I bring, OR make me pay less for my ammo, and other stuff.

But, perhaps, given it's nature, if you go the Bandit route, maybe the Black Market should give you the most money for artifacts? More than the Ecologists, or Duty, or Sidorovich could even DREAM of paying (Or would that be have a nightmare over?)? Not for mutant bits, though. They should pay less for those than rusty 9x18mm rounds.

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RobertSteele
RobertSteele May 3 2011, 3:08pm says:

Ho-ly crap. SEVENTY new guns!? I thought we were only going to get one new gun for each hand, and a few more that you could reasonably carry about with you, between multiple anchor points on your person, and your backpack...Nope. This also means that a lot of guns I really want to splatter some dudes with could reasonably show up...Ithaca shotguns, M24AX/M40AX/R700 bolt action rifles, more magnums than just the GP-100 (Although that'll do just fine. Juuust fiiine...), maybe the M-60, perhaps a new rocket launcher? Anyone? Hell, just the RPG-7 being more common (And less expensive...) would make my day more than figuratively taking a Bandit's head off with a Raging Bull, or Colt Anaconda.

I'm hoping I can go man hunter on these suckers with any of the above mentioned NATO sniper rifles, with the scope detached; and a sawn-off, with everything that gives it +Accuracy (Bar the rifled barrel.), and (Hopefully...) a couple of muzzle chokes, loaded with magnum buckshot, as a sidearm.

Not that it has anything to do with the subject, but my idea of the perfect compact shotgun sidearm is: A sawn-off, with the remaining wooden parts replaced with synthetic parts, a modern folding fore-grip, and muzzle chokes, to help counteract the damage, range, and slight accuracy deficit presented by sawing off the barrels. And, maybe, replacing the old, heavy iron or steel metal parts, with something lighter...But I'd prefer not, since you need SOMETHING there, other than the grip, to help you control the recoil. 'Tis a shotgun, after all.

But...what if you installed some small weights at the end of the barrels (Or maybe one, right in between.), to help you control the kick, but allow you to still decrease overall weight...Hmm. Interesting premise.

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Master3377
Master3377 May 9 2011, 11:44am says:

Can you reupload the picture of the EasyEconomy part, please ?
I can't see it larger

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PureSerenity
PureSerenity Jun 3 2011, 12:25pm says:

Awesome.

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