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 0.6.9.3 version will be first available in english translation. Current version is 0.6.9.2 R2 - you can get it in the downloads section.
This installation manual describes the method of OGSE 0.6.9.2 R2 Russian installation on the international game release. It's a pretty complicated task. If you are not an experienced computer user, you'd better wait for the official 0.6.9.2 English release.
Posted by KamikaZzeRu on Dec 6th, 2011
Intermediate Starting a mod.
1) Get the OGSE 0.6.9.2 R2 installer here: Deathdoor.ru or in the downloads section.
2) Get argus_tex_pack_1.0.7z from Playground.ru (optional)
3) Get the creatures pack (0.51 + 0.6) from Playground.ru (optional)
4) Get the db unpacker in the downloads section.
5) Get English configurator here: Deathdoor.ru or in the downloads section.
6) Get the alpha version (user-made) of translation here: Deathdoor.ru (it relied heavily on Google translator that's why many quests and dialogs may be very confusing) or in the downloads section.
1) Run the OGSE installer. Configure it with the argus pack and the creatures pack (optional). It will install three db files and configurator.exe file into your stalker directory. Plus it will create a gamedata folder in the Stalker directory.
2) Rename the Stalker/gamedata folder to Stalker/gamedata_temp - we will use it later
3) Create a new Stalker/gamedata directory
4) Using the unpacker unpack gamedata.dbe into the Stalker/gamedata directory
5) Using the unpacker unpack gamedata.dbf into the Stalker/gamedata directory
6) Using the unpacker unpack gamedata.dbg into the Stalker/gamedata directory
7) Move everything from the gamedata_temp (created in step 2) to the gamedata folder, replacing files as necessary
8) Extract the textures directory from argus_tex_pack_1.0.7z to the gamedata directory. WARNING: don't replace the textures.ltx file (optional)
9) Extract the textures directory from creatures_0.51.7z and creatures_0.6.7z to the gamedata directory. WARNING: don't replace the textures.ltx file (optional)
10) Modify the gamedata/config/localization.ltx: replace "rus" with "eng"
11) Copy your gamedata/config/text/rus directory to gamedata/config/text/eng
12) Install the translation
12) Replace configurator.exe with English version
12) Run configurator.exe from the main stalker directory, choose your settings then save it using the button Apply. Afterwards you can either use the configurator to start your game, or simply use your old shortcut.
Note: The game will be much more stable if you start it from the configuration utility with "no prefetching" option ON.
P.S.: of course you can delete gamedata.dbe, gamedata.dbf and gamedata.dbg files after you finished all the steps above, they are not necessary any more.