Global mod for STALKER SHoC, intended to recreate a highly atmospheric Zone with highest possible quality, stability of the game, rich gameplay and loyalty to the canons of the Sci-Fi genre. The upcoming version will be soon available. Current version is R2 - you can get it in the downloads section.

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Installing a STALKER SHoC SDK is a pretty complicated task - to get fully-working SDK set, suitable for SP-maps editing you have a lot things to do. This quick-start guide will lead you through complete installation process.

Posted by KamikaZzeRu on Dec 24th, 2011
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1. Get the official SDK 0.4 here: - install ONLY to "Program Files" folder. If you are running Vista of Windows 7 x64, make sure you NOT install SDK in "Program Files (x86)".

2. Get the unofficial update here: - update your install

3. Get the vcredist from microsoft download center and install. Sadly there is a lots of versions of vcredist and I can't remember which are you need exactly. If my memory wasn't cheating on me, it's a vcredist 2005. Install.

4. Check if level_editor\bins\ folder inside SDK have this files:


If not - find them and put there. This is a Borland runtimes.

5. Get the advanced compliers set there: - unpack it's contents in "level_editor" folder inside SDK, overwriting files. It's readme in russian but can be pretty readable translated by Google Translate.

6. Get the aiwrapper package there: - unpack it's contents in "aiwrapper" folder inside SDK (there is no such folder, you need to create it by yourself) It has english readme files.

7. Unpack all original game archives contents to level_editor\gamedata folder inside SDK, overwriting files.

Now you can try to start SDK and check if it working. If SDK crashing with "dll bla-bla not found"-like error - find needed dll and put in the level_editor\bins folder inside SDK.

And be prepared - if you are running Vista of Windows 7 - then file open and save dialogs in SDK wouldn't work. To fix this follow this guide:

WARNING! Even after what not all SDK dialogs are working in Vista of Windows 7, so I suggest you to make a VM (Virtual Machine) with Windows XP or Windows 2000 and run SDK from there. You'll need a VM with 3D support - such as latest VMWare Player - it's free for personal use.

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nashathedog Dec 25 2011 says:

This is a great thing to put up but it's to short and confusing, ie Saying this is a Borland runtime ??? What is. If you could do a more comprehensive guide that will get it running for people that would be a great tutorial to use, Well here's hoping, All the best for the new year. AHH You link to another guide too, that's good, Thanks.

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KamikaZzeRu Dec 25 2011 replied:

Don't worry about Borland runtime - it's included in unofficial update, so in most cases you don't need to install it manually. As for more comprehensive guide - try to install by this guide first, and if you have any problems - ask there. Then I update this guide with solutions and it will became much more user-friendly.

In fact, long ago it would be worth to create a full STALKER SDK install with everything needed, and only thing what stops me from doing this - a resulting install will be HUGE, aroung 4 Gygabytes.

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Shadowracer Dec 25 2011 says:

Thank you so much for tutorial. Editing and creating maps is one of my biggest dreams in stalker modding. Hopefully now i will be able to do something. :D Thanks again and also, nice to see that brothers from east finally helping western fans to create something much bigger than another graphical mod or stupid overused mods compilation like lots of the nowdays mods do... ;)

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KamikaZzeRu Dec 25 2011 replied:

Thanks :) If you have any problems installing - feel free to ask your questions there.

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nashathedog Dec 25 2011 says:

WARNING, Unofficial patch blocked, security risk = Trojan horse (NORTON)
I presume Trojan horse means something was trying to piggy back it's way on to my system.
Thanks for that one fella, Merry xmas to you too.

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KamikaZzeRu Dec 25 2011 replied:

Rechecked with DrWeb and Kaspersky Antivirus - nothing found. Looks like false detection. Norton says what kind of trojan he have found exactly or his heuristic analyzer is just suspecting file are infected?

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Commissar1032 Dec 26 2011 says:

Thank you KamikaZzeRu.

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