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.


  • 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

4 years ago 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

4 years ago 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

4 years ago Installers 18 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

4 years ago 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]

4 years ago 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]

4 years ago 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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nashathedog Sep 12 2011 says:

Any news available? Hope your still on it.

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Elsolar Creator
Elsolar Sep 24 2011 replied:

Yeah, I'm still working on it. I haven't posted any updates because, frankly, there isn't really anything worth updating over. I've already posted proof of concept screenshots, and the rest of the mod is just more of what you've already seen. Besides, it's a huge pain in the *** to go around collecting before/after screenshots for conversations that my current save may not be ready to participate in.

The AMK guys like to write a lot and almost entirely convinced that they used a computer to translate their text into English, so it's slow going. But progress is being made for sure.

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Teemuslayer Sep 25 2011 replied:

Just take your time! nothing good comes out of rushing. There must be quite a helluva lot of material to work out. :)
But what ever happens, even the unfinished product would be greatly appreciated!

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nashathedog Aug 8 2011 says:

This is a good thing, Personally I think AMK produce the best there is in mods for Stalker. The problem is the language barrier. Some people at various forums like gsc put a lot of time and effort into doing work like this but there are so many to do so good for you. Another one in desperate need of this sort of job is Secret Trails 2. Maybe you could consider that one if you continue after this is done. I hope this goes well for you, GOOD LUCK

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hardcoregamer24 Aug 6 2011 says:

great stuff my friend. this is some hard work, so everyone appreciated what you are doing for us. I never was interested in AMK mod (Lot's of better mods) but looks to be something everyone will enjoy thanks.

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Teemuslayer Aug 7 2011 replied:

May I ask what you consider better than AMK, because I always end up coming back to it, no matter what! :D

When mixed with SWO, Shaders MAX and Absolute -textures, it even competes well against Complete 09!

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nashathedog Aug 9 2011 replied:

I think a mod like Complete is not even in the same league as AMK's work, All it is is graphical impovements with minor changes. AMK have created a network of totally game changing mods some of which are unrecognisable from the original, NOTHING can beat travelling through a new area (admittedly not in 1.4 but many other AMK mods), unchartered and unknown by those who look to normal type mods like Complete as some sort of holy grail. I will never understand that.

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Shambler84 Aug 6 2011 says:

will this work with stalker narodnaya soljanka (people's soup) because it uses AMK?

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Elsolar Creator
Elsolar Aug 6 2011 replied:

Most likely not, since my guess is that Nardonaya Soljanka's AMK dialogue and DMX dialogue are mixed together in the same files, meaning that my files are missing crucial text for the mod to work. My translations would work, but you'd have to copy/paste the text into Nardonaya Soljanka's files manually, not just copy my mod over theirs.

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nashathedog Aug 9 2011 replied:

Thats right it would not work without a lot of manual merging and would leave a lot of text untouched but if some-one was to do a translation for NS this would provide them with a huge jump start.

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Teemuslayer Aug 5 2011 says:

Looking forward to this fix!

AMK1.4 is love, but the language of the new lines sucked hard.

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