S.T.A.L.K.E.R. AMK
Retranslated

This is a small, lightweight mod with one purpose: To fix the absolutely terrible, unreadable English text for AMK. I am in the process of going through all the AMK-specific dialogue and rewriting it, replacing the awful, barely translated broken English with something easily readable and (hopefully) entertaining. I'm no professional writer, but it's not hard to do a better job than what's already there, so hopefully playing with this mod will be a pleasurable experience.

Features:

  • Completely redone AMK text. The dialogue, various stories, quests, and PDA diary entries the mod adds to the game are now much more readable and grammatically correct.
  • Broken (missing) text now displays properly. The infamous "dialog_amk_##_recipt" conversation is fixed and now displays properly, as well as various PDA diary entries.
  • Compatibility with most, if not all, other AMK addons.

Installation and Compatibility

  • This mod should only be used with AMK 1.4, English version 2.0.94 FINAL.
  • It is fully compatible with the AMK for 1.0005 hotfix.
  • It should be compatible with most, if not all, graphical overhauls. STALKER Weather Overhaul, Absolute Nature/Structures, STALKER Shaders MAX, and the "AMK Complete" method of combining AMK with Complete 2009's textures, shaders, and meshes are all confirmed compatible and fully supported.
  • This mod is included in the "Zone of Alienation" adaptation of AMK.
  • This mod is 100% compatible with existing game saves, starting a new game is not required.
  • This mod is NOT compatible with the Narodnaya Soljanka ("People's Soup") mod, even though it contains AMK. A compatibility patch may be coming in the future.
  • This mod should generally be copied over last, after AMK and any patches have been installed. Otherwise the dialogue changes may be overwritten.
  • If you believe that a mod you downloaded or created is conflicting with this addon, please don't hesitate to contact me with the name of the mod and a working download link. Compatibility patches are easy to make, and I would be more than happy to add support for any mod that is not working properly with AMK Retranslated.
  • For more detailed instructions, as well as links to many of the mods detailed above, please visit the AMK Retranslated installation guide.
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I just finished up work on version 0.3 of AMK Retranslated, and am currently waiting for Moddb to authorize the download link so you all can download it. Version 0.3 is a sizable improvement over v0.2 and a a huge improvement over v0.1, so I would recommend that everyone download this update. Version 0.3 will be the last content update between v0.1 and v1.0.

Starting tomorrow I'll be working on the remaining unfixed AMK text, and upon completing it I will be uploading version 1.0 of the mod. Version 1.0 will the first version of the mod to fulfill my original goals for the project: It will be an entirely comprehensive overhaul of AMK's English text and dialogue. After that full-time development of the mod will come to close, although I'll still be supporting the mod with bug fix patches. I also still have plans to make a Narodnaya Soljanka compatibility patch after v1.0 is released.

Again, I would like to thank everyone who downloaded this mod for your support and encouragement. The original promise of a completely overhauled English AMK is close to being fulfilled, and I'm extremely happy with the way the mod is turning out. Thanks again for reading, and good hunting, stalkers.

November 1 Release Date and AMK Retranslated Version 0.1

November 1 Release Date and AMK Retranslated Version 0.1

News 1 comment

The first version of AMK Retranslated is coming soon, very soon. In this article I outline what's in it, and what's to come later.

A new approach to organizing the new text

A new approach to organizing the new text

News 2 comments

In this article I outline my new approach, why it's better, and how it impacts the end user.

Installing AMK with AMK Retranslated

Installing AMK with AMK Retranslated

Installers Tutorial 20 comments

A guide to installing AMK from scratch, with the AMK Retranslated dialogue fix and other, optional addons. UPDATED 11/04/2011 to be much more up to date...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: AMK Retranslated v0.3

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: AMK Retranslated v0.3

Full Version 3 comments

Includes more dialogue fixes. This is the full mod, installing v0.1 or v0.2 before this is NOT necessary. Is compatible with existing game saves.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: AMK Retranslated v0.2 [OUTDATED]

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: AMK Retranslated v0.2 [OUTDATED]

Full Version 1 comment

Includes fixes for the remaining Duty-area dialogue, as well as tweaks to AMK's dynamic news system. This is the full mod, installing v0.1 before this...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: AMK Retranslated v0.1 [OUTDATED]

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: AMK Retranslated v0.1 [OUTDATED]

Full Version 4 comments

This is the first public release of the mod. Fixes most of the translation errors in the original AMK text. Is compatible with existing saved games.

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lol3r_86
lol3r_86

I will give it a try. I liked AMK for what changes it made but terrible translation pushed me back. Is it true that 1-5 compatibility pacht disables NPC granades throwing? If so... i will love it. It kinda iritated me how i died by being blown up wy three granades thrown in a row.

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Teemuslayer
Teemuslayer

that sounds more like a Clear Sky problem than AMK issue. I barely ever had a grenade thrown at me in AMK.
Also 1.0005 compatibility patch does NOT remove the grenadier script, you need to manually remove it if you use 1.0005 or Steam version.

1.0004 patch is recommended for AMK, as it´s much more stable and does not require any extra tweaks or patches that way.

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Elsolar Creator
Elsolar

I use AMK on the Steam version of SoC and I've never had problems with crashes or instability. Honestly I don't know where that perception comes from, although admittedly I might just be lucky. I use the compatibility patch, but have never needed to do any tweaking beyond that.

Regarding the grenades, AMK doesn't "remove" xrgrenade.script per say, but I'm pretty sure it disables it. I've had NPCs throw grenades at me in SoC before (I'm visualizing the grenade proximity indicator right now), but I don't think I've ever had one thrown at me in AMK. I don't know if that's a product of AMK itself or the compatibility patch.

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Teemuslayer
Teemuslayer

Tried this up earlier today, the text is very fluent and easy to read. Excellent job!
Did spot couple not-yet-fixed dialogs as well, like the Duty's HQ guard, but I guess those don't really matter in the end.

To put it short: even this "0.1" is a big improvement!

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NightRaider
NightRaider

Hey, had to log back in to Mod DB after a long time just to say: thanks for the translations.

I hadn't played AMK before, but I installed it after this mod was released. I've been extremely immersed because of all the conversations and stories that the other stalkers are willing to share.

There were still a few that had not been re-translated and were impossible to piece out, but I know that you will soon translate them too.

Thanks again, time to return to the Zone.

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lowenz
lowenz

Hi!
A link for "AMK for 1.0005 hotfix"?

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Elsolar Creator
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lowenz
lowenz

Thanks!

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lonewolf807
lonewolf807

Complete is complete garbage.

"As I said at the top: complete is obsolete. It pretty much takes a bunch of easymode mini-mods and texture reskins from other mods while Pavel massively discredits them. And when you look at it, Call of Pripyat doesn't need a "fixup and remastering" that Complete "gave" to SoC."

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Elsolar Creator
Elsolar

The new release date isn't a mistake or anything, the mod is being released on Tuesday. I wrote up a news story explaining everything, but since those have to be "authorized" before you guys can see them, I figured I'd post a comment as well.

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Teemuslayer
Teemuslayer

Just letting you know that we are still looking forward to this, and it's a big favor you're doing here!

No need to rush things!

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nashathedog
nashathedog

Glad to hear you have not given up Elsolar. And as said text pics are no biggie just the odd post saying Hi I am still at it would be nice, It sucks watching something for months just to lose it. And again as said anything is better than nothing. I have just been given a partial manual translation someone did for Secret trails 2 which I am going over now. He has only worked on the later stages because that was where it was needed most, But by doing so it is a hell of a lot better for it, As I am sure yours will be. Good luck

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