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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3 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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_storm_shadow_ Creator
_storm_shadow_ Aug 25 2012, 10:49pm says:

1. As per NatVac's post here:

ZRP - A joint effort in fixing S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Gsc-game.com

I will be updating to latest ZRP prior to release. Therefore I will be pushing the release date 1 month to the right.

2. You are all more than welcome to follow the mods progress in the GSC Stalker Mod Forum's official thread here:

[WIP] Stalker Rebalanced v1.2 beta
Gsc-game.com

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Seeker_of_Strelok
Seeker_of_Strelok Aug 27 2012, 3:37am replied:

Your previous release was enjoyable, looking forward to this.

I'll be happy as long as it isn't another mod that disappears.

SoS

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Warad
Warad Aug 10 2012, 8:43pm says:

Any news happening?

With Misery coming out with 2.0 next month, I've been getting an itch to play through STALKER again with the new mods coming out, and I was hoping this would be the one for SOC.

Please tell me it'll come out in time. Would be nice. :)

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_storm_shadow_ Creator
_storm_shadow_ Aug 16 2012, 5:44am replied:

Hi.

I've been aiming for a release this month and am looking quite good. Have been spending a lot of time with lots of little/tedious bug fixes, polish and tweaks that I had been putting off for a while. Will soon be able to conduct my final play-through test.

Once i've finished that, i will then decide if i want to integrate the latest version of ZRP.

I havn't really been releasing much screen-shots recently, as im only working on a laptop at the mo.

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Nalike
Nalike Jul 17 2012, 4:22am says:

good to have u back
waiting...

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_storm_shadow_ Creator
_storm_shadow_ Aug 16 2012, 5:44am replied:

your wait will be worth it!

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_storm_shadow_ Creator
_storm_shadow_ Jul 15 2012, 7:48am says:

Release date now planned for Aug 2012 :D

I am currently in final stages of development. There are not many more features to be implemented before the final balancing act can be completed.

Once I'm happy with my final play through to test balance, I will then have to decide if I'm going to upgrade the ZRP component of this mod before next release (it's currently running ZRP 1.05 r10, and the latest version is ZRP 1.07 r3).

Your thoughts welcome, Shadow.

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Warad
Warad Jul 15 2012, 5:28pm replied:

Well, more bug fixes are always nice. As long as you don't think it might screw up anything you have working, I don't see any reason why not to upgrade ZRP.

Nice to know you're almost done with this thing. Can't wait to see what you've been doing these last few years.

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_storm_shadow_ Creator
_storm_shadow_ Jul 16 2012, 1:25am replied:

Thnx man.

The reason for the debate is; would you rather have the mod out sooner, or wait much longer for the latest ZRP to be integrated. As it will be quite a workload to merge it all in.

But, after reading about the features of the latest ZRP, I think I like the sound of all the new improvements here:

Metacognix.com

:) Shadow

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Inkognitod
Inkognitod Aug 3 2012, 1:55pm replied:

I'm also for it. although my anticipation is big. what do you think how long it'll take?

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_storm_shadow_ Creator
_storm_shadow_ Aug 16 2012, 5:47am replied:

i can't really answer that with any accuracy. It could take a while, depending on how smooth or how complicated the merge is. But i've merged full ZRP versions in before (v1.05 r11 being the last).

its mainly to do with lots of comparing the code to see whats best for Reb and lots of testing along the way. takes time.

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