DMX is a now legendary Russian mod built on top of Narodnaya Solyanka (People's Soup). DKZ is an extension of the DMX mod created by Darius K Zoot (dkz). He did a lot of work in creating a specific mood for the mod as well as in translation, much of which never made it back into later versions of DMX and the later Joint Paks. This mod is now very difficult to find, superb to play though it is, so this upload is to both preserve it and to make it available to more people. If you've ever wanted to play a People Soup variant, play this one.

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I picked a great day to comeback and revisit this classic gem of a mod.

Some of my fondest memories are of this mods original inception. Found it through gsc game world forums mod discussion section way back in the day.

Took my sweet time installing this mod, making sure everything was right. Installing something like this is a labor of love. If done right you reap the rewards of one of the greatest mods to ever grace SHoC. Grabbed all the extra files I wanted Translation project, Zone ENB, smaller grids sizes, faster loading, optimized textures etc.

I must say this... this is really something else, mod loading times are way faster than I remember lol. Game looks stunning and not a hiccup in sight. Not one CTD in a 8+ hour game session.

To the creators that uploaded this mod to ModDB and keep updating it with fixes etc. My sincerest thanks, for bringing this mod to new players /or old vets looking for something new to experience.

Anxiously looking forward to what else you will add to this mod in the near future, thanks again!


Refragger says

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Runs good when installed right. Best running mega mod I know of.
All saves work good, and can be trusted. The adventure almost
never ends. I have read that it runs much better than Stalkersoup.
Doesn't require a high end machine, runs fine on less than a midline pc.

Balanced gameplay, nice visuals that don't ruin the original feel of SoC and most importantly lots of new content. Helpful mod creators that usually respond quickly to comments and complains of user's.


The best mod for Shadow of Chernobyl. Runs very well for being such a big overhaul. Enhances all aspects of original game and adds tons of new content. The zone is much more alive and there is always something new to be discovered. The ai tweaks are really well done, making combat so much fun. Thank you for sharing this incredible mod.


Was very ****** at the cave and the whole drink the magic potion BS. But I gave it a shot like everyone in the comments beg of us and...I gotta say that the quality of this is like no other.

1) The best textures I've seen in any SOC mod.
2) The well thought out new missions and mini quest are very engrossing.
3) So many new items like, weapons weapons, food, armor.
4) Loading and performance is the best I've seen in any SOC mod.
5) And it has cars! (I cant do w/o them).
6) Includes too many game enhancing little features to list.

Its just fluid and professional!

The only problems I've seen so far is that it crashes a bit ore than other mods. Also, the teleportations that happen to keep you away from certain areas is a bother. Lastly, the bloodsuckers are impossible to beat so you have to edit the m_bloodsucker file.

This is my favorite mod and nothing comes close!


Everything works nicely from what I'm able to gather after playing a couple of hours. The only thing is - it takes ages to load, but that is the case for every NS version, from what I've read.

Somehow, besides a few simple to fix crashes, this version of Narodnaya Solyanka has been the most stable one for me, going as far as 5-6 straight hours of gameplay without a single crash. The ones who set up and compiled all this did quite a good job. I'm finally able to immerse myself in all the great content without pulling my hair out :D


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Narodnaya Solyanka: DMX DKZ is a good mod for any players looking for a total conversion mod within the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. world, but would prefer a good challenge, as well as a different experience then the original gameplay, or most of the other S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mods.

Narodnaya Solyanka: DMX DKZ is not going to be a well-suited mod for people looking for semi-vanilla gameplay since Narodnaya Solyanka: DMX DKZ has on-rails gameplay. Narodnaya Solyanka: DMX DKZ will force you to consult a guide that is unfriendly to non-Russian players, which is something most other S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mods rarely force their player to do. Narodnaya Solyanka: DMX DKZ does not follow the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. meta to the point new characters, and parts of the plot are changed in significant ways frequently. Expect new items that may not function well, and textures that have been purposely reduced for lower end machines.

The main problems I had with Narodnaya Solyanka: DMX DKZ is that I feel too much of the meta gameplay which made the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games so great was too heavily modified. The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and most of it's mods follow a similar forumla that will often keep players on their toes since the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. world is naturally very hazardous which can often cause S.T.A.L.K.E.R. players to make quick decisions based on their own good judgement which allows the players to find a solution to a problem they face in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. based on their own choices. Narodnaya Solyanka: DMX DKZ completely changes this forumla by forcing the player to either cheat, or accept unflexable gameplay changes.

There is a flaw the creators don't seem to address. You fall out of the map and it is considered normal. You can literally walk to the edge of the map and fall out of it into a void. The feedback was : "You have to read your pda and earn the access to a new area". Which is okay in my book but for the love of god, never ever break the players immersion with the map just being cut off and allowing players to fall outside the playable geometry.

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 8/10

Runs good when installed right. Best running mega mod I know of.
All saves work good, and can be trusted. The adventure almost
never ends. I have read that it runs much better than Stalkersoup.
Doesn't require a high end machine, runs fine on less than a midline pc.

Feb 15 2016 by Refragger