S.T.A.L.K.E.R .Rebalanced. v1.2

Is a global mod in a single complete package that aims to provide an evolutionary enhancement of the single most atmospheric game of 2007, if not ever, Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl. Almost all aspects of the gameplay have been re-balanced to be fair, fun, deadly and a redefinition of your ultimate Stalker experience.

What does all this mean for you?

This mod enhances the retail version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl through improved; graphics, sound, balance, AI/A-life, day/night weather, weapon ballistics, ragdolls, quests, trading, unique items, text/interaction, interactivity, artifacts, health & sleep system, options, hidden secrets and bug fixes. It's hard to explain, but now the game simply feels smooth, like it never has before.

This is a well refined and tested mod that the team has been developing and improving on in one form or another since Stalker's first release in 2007. Over that time many pages of user feedback have gone into polishing it's many builds and iterations with the last major release being out since January 2009 and the next build has undergone many more improvements, tweaks and implementations that have totally improved upon the end product since then.

You will not be disappointed with S.T.A.L.K.E.R .Rebalanced. v1.2 when it is released shortly, just check out the latest incredible screen shots below!

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2 comments by _storm_shadow_ on Apr 18th, 2015

Stalker Rebalanced v1.2 Progress Report

Well don't just stand there, come in...

Stalker Rebalanced v1.2 is not dead, in fact it's progress is very promising. Their haven't been any updates for a while, so why now you maybe thinking...

Two reasons; 1. NatVac has released the new Zone Reclamation Project (ZRP) v1.07r5rc, which is light years ahead of ZRP v1.05, which was that last version to be integrated in Reb. This new version has so many bug fixes, feature improvements, anouyance removals and optimizations that it really was worth waiting for. Plus it also has more modding tools and detailed dev comments within it's files, which makes it much easier to integrate and tweak the features.

2. Meltac has released the amazing new Dynamic Shaders v2.0 CTP, which incorporates shader improvements ported from Clear Sky, Call of Pripyat and Crysis as well as many other features and graphical optimizations for SHoC. I was planning to showcase some screen shots working with Trojan's Stalker Weather Overhaul (SWO) v3.1.1, on which Reb's entire weather and environment system is based. But, the system demands of the new shaders are a bit much for my aging laptop now (I havn't upgraded since 2010!). So, I've been forced to work in the R1 Static Lighting renderer while integrating the ZRP and other changes. Once this is done, I will look to optimize these shaders and show case some screen shots in the coming weeks.

Things are looking good. As well as these anticipated improvements highlighted above; Stalker Rebalanced v1.2's focus will always remain on the evolution of gameplay, and the balance of progression through the storyline aspects that have always been the staple of this global mod project.

Please feel free to follow the mod's progress on the main GSC Game World forum thread.

Alrighty, talk to you...

Shad

Storm Shadow
Project Lead
Team Rebalanced

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ajbaj
ajbaj Jan 8 2014, 5:13pm says:

Where can i download this?And also,is stealth working in this mod?

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_storm_shadow_ Creator
_storm_shadow_ Jan 12 2014, 12:46am replied:

Hi, excellent questions;

Yes, stealth works perfectly. I especially love doing the Mill Case mission for Trader in the Cordon. I wait until night, take a silenced weapon and sneak around the mine field and over the back fence of the Outpost, then onto the roof of the Barracks, drop down through the man-hole, grab the case. Then sneak up the stair case, over the fence, and back out through the mine field. It's intense.

Of course, there is still the engine bug, that you don't want to load a saved game while sneaking in the shadows, or you will be magically detected. The work around for this is to save save before sneaking in, and if you get detected or killed, then you just have to do that bit again.

Sorry to disappoint, but this version is not yet released, stay tuned tho.... You can still find the old version at Stalker Files, but I wouldn't recommend it, it's rather dated now.

Cheers,

Shad

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ajbaj
ajbaj Jan 18 2014, 4:52pm replied:

Okay man,i will definitely wait for the release.Also,this sounds like the dream mod i've been waiting fro ShoC for years.Economy scarcity and so on.If you also add a good hunger system(like hunger affecting energy and you being hungry more often,like 3-4 times a day),i shall love you forever(no ****).Anyway,i shall expect your mod!

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_storm_shadow_ Creator
_storm_shadow_ Jan 18 2014, 5:05pm replied:

No **** indeed, lol. Take a look at the comments of this screen shot, where I explain the hunger/endurance system employed in Reb:

Moddb.com

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_storm_shadow_ Creator
_storm_shadow_ Dec 5 2013, 5:47am says:

Apologises to all the Mod's followers and thank you for your anticipation. Other RL commitments have got to many team members, myself, I have recently moved address and this is the first day I've got internet back on. My whole computer is still in boxes, as is most of my house.

Don't worry, this is not vapour-ware, a release is still intended. The next patch to the current RC build will be released to the testers shortly, once I'm back up and running, etc. Then the mod should be in a ready state to be released to you.

At this time, I think that I won't be including the latest ZRP in this release. Although I am anticipating a lot of great features from it, the work required to merge it in will incur even more massive delays. It will be intended for a later release of Rebalanced instead.

Regards,

Storm Shadow
Project Lead
Team Rebalanced

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voltage_
voltage_ Dec 4 2013, 5:15am says:

I don't understand... it's now 6 days later after the promised release and yet there is no download let alone an update telling us what's happening.

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marnie
marnie Dec 4 2013, 10:28am replied:

I'm confused too. What's the deal? Storm Shadow, please talk to us.

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marnie
marnie Nov 28 2013, 6:48am says:

11 hours left to november 29 (swedish time). I got cold champagne ready in the fridge. I'm ready for the zone big time!

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-AR15- Nov 19 2013, 5:51pm says:

Looks fugging awesome man! Marked 29th in my phone for dling this thing!

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_storm_shadow_ Sep 20 2013, 9:22pm replied:

The thing that makes Rebalanced great is all the little things. And I mean like all of them combined, there is so much to consider when balancing all aspects of this amazing game-play. So much testing and adjusting, finding themes to apply to all variants of certain aspects. This is why it takes so long between each release and each patch, but this will make it totally worth while.

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