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FAQ: What happened on the day of release of MISERY 2?
NICOLAI: You remember this day (March 27)? We had planned for this day in such a long time.
Everything was perfectly set up and many MDT members had synchronized our clocks to monitor and support the publishing of the mod. Within the first minute 10,000 downloads were commenced and our servers broke down. Even the ModDB website could not fully support the huge amount of data traffic and our uploads got screwed again and again.

The comments section on ModDB went bananas and that whole day turned into a frustrating mess, because of the downloads that just kept piling up why the minute.
I even utilized my personal Microsoft Drive account to be able to distribute the heavy mod. However, this instantly in Microsoft locking all of my accounts, emails included, due to 'excessive and violating data traffic'. How's that for tying my hands on the day of release, right? We even posted a live feed of photos showing our rigs uploading the mod in different ways and on different servers. But enough about that. It all turned out fine the day after and our tertiary plans worked out in the end.

FAQ: How many people have downloaded the MISERY mod?
NICOLAI: Currently it's downloaded a little more than 600,000 times, but that's only the numbers that we can keep track off. This quantity of MISERY gamers result in a huge amount of emails, ideas and questions in our mail boxes almost daily. We read and appreciate every single comment, every email and every letter, but we fail at replying to them all. We've set up auto-replies to our main email to let everyone know that we got the messages. Unfortunately our mail servers are also attracting lots of spam mails, resulting in us having to disable the whole 'contact page' on the site.

FAQ: How was the year 2014 for the MISERY mod team?
NICOLAI: Like a giant roller coaster. Big things were accomplished, not only technically, but also personally. MDT grew into a large team with a good handful of people devoting many hours on a daily basis to expand and deepen the mod contents. Some of us have met and formed real life friendships. MISERY 2 got released for good and for worse. One thing I've learned is that a mod of these proportions will never satisfy anyone.

2014 is also the year where we rewarded our mod with its own official website.
We felt a need for this in order to present and deliver the mod exactly how we feel like. Some members got married, others had kids, while others quit their jobs to pursue a more focused effort to enter the gaming industry.

FAQ: Does it change anything to win an award?
NICOLAI: It does. It is hugely motivating to see a result of your efforts. We all do this in our spare time and for no financial perspectives whatsoever. There are so many perks beside building the game of our dreams for the sake of our own entertainment. It's the feedback, the critique and the sparring with our audience that keep our wheels spinning. That's why we are even here to begin with.
Having the mod rewarded with an award is a huge thing for a global team. It 'connects' the members and helps boosting the morale of a group, significantly.

FAQ: Do you receive many donations?
NICOLAI: No, none. Websites, Facebook, technical support, VK and the modding itself is all fueled by raw motivation and passion. Donations are against the ethics of STALKER modding, and violate the IP and license of GSC. We have much respect for these guys and consider ourselves guardians of the STALKER franchise.

There are some who consider it a 'donation to MDT' to be pre-ordering our newest game project, The Seed, and for that we are truly grateful. It's an honor to experience such mindset and we shall honor it by making a unique deep, and interesting game.

FAQ: Did you have plans for features that never went into the mod?
NICOLAI: Oh yes, many! People only see what we chose to include in the mod. We have a long list of features that was barely tested. There are so many things to do for this game and ultimately we had to choose some of them and leave the rest be. With the size of our team new ideas were generated daily and we knew that we had to stop at some point to actually wrap it up and share it with our community.

FAQ: How did your heated clash with West Games (AREAL) end?
NICOLAI: It didn't. They are doing their thing, and we are minding our own business.
What's said is said and we will see what the future holds.

FAQ: What is the current status of MDT?
NICOLAI: Some members are taking a well earned break, while others are polishing on the MISERY mod whenever their spare time allows. We stay in touch in our forum and discuss relevant news and topics on a frequent basis. Damjan and I went 'all in' on The Seed project, where we are passionately hard a work every single day to form a new gaming experience. We are all enjoying a very active community and motivating karma surrounding our team and projects in general. We are honored and humble to be able to take on these modding and game development endeavors.

FAQ: Will there ever be a MISERY 3 with new maps and quests?
NICOLAI: I cannot promise such a thing, neither can I rule out the idea.
MISERY grew from non-existent to what it is today in a few years and we are still a young team.
Our team got organized this year and the scale of the MSIERY 2 project really needed that. Now it is apparent who's in charge of translations, bug fixing, pr, and game balancing, so we have our resources well lined up like a small indie team.
You could say that we're an effective team, within the boundaries and framework of our adult spare time and real life obligations. Maybe some other modding team will suddenly contact us with an interest in bringing the MISERY mod further. We (MDT) will remain open and engaged within the community and I have a feeling that it will stay that way for many years to come.

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Euirana
Euirana Jan 22 2015, 4:36pm says:

brilliant mod :)

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lessavini
lessavini Jan 22 2015, 11:13am replied:

Nope. At the moment Shoker weapon mod is not compatible with Misery. And I'm not optimistic for it being in the future.

But The Armed Zone is available and I think it has some models from Shoker. (I'm not entirely sure on this, but those VSS and VALs look as awesome as in Shoker)

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JuggernautOfWar
JuggernautOfWar Jan 24 2015, 7:38am replied:

Yeah The Armed Zone has a few weapons from Shoker 2.0 or 2.1. Unfortunately it is impossible (or almost) to merge Shoker 2.1 with Misery 2.1.1. Shoker 2.1 uses modified bin data in order to make some engine improvements, and this would conflict with the current version of Misery.

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jasper34
jasper34 Jan 18 2015, 6:45am says:

Does anyone know if the Misery Mod is compatible with the GOG version of the game?

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otaku010
otaku010 Jan 18 2015, 7:55am replied:

i use the GOG Version with the Misery Mod and have no Problem.

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jasper34
jasper34 Jan 18 2015, 8:00am replied:

Good to know, I was trying to help someone out and couldn't eliminate it as an issue. I think it's probably a corrupted quick or autosave he used. Still need to emphasize this to new Misery Mod players. Thanks for quick reply!

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haemorrhage1
haemorrhage1 Jan 17 2015, 11:12am says:

Great work.

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jasper34
jasper34 Jan 17 2015, 7:37am says:

It seems a number of people are having some misery using the spawner. The instructions in the thread for the debug menu work fine. You will know it's working when the HUD displays over your game play. Use the list function to find the name of the item you have to spawn and make sure there is room at your feet where the item will spawn. Change the first line in xr_debug_tool.ltx to read [plugin]enable = true; false Start and open your save. Hit the escape key then the "s" key the spawner menu should appear. Type the name of the object you need in the line in the spawn section (making sure there is open space in front of your feet) hit create and there will be a message in the bottom left screen saying an object number 12345 was created. Hit quit and look for item at your feet. The hardest part is figuring out what the game items name is like af_compass for Noah's Compass. Don't forget to re-edit xr_debug_tools.ltx back to [plugin] enable = false or you will be stuck with all that annoying info floating over your hud. The list function is less straight forward in the lower left section of HUD type list item (put number of the page of items you want to list with no () .) There are 23 pages of items listed, not all are listed. st_items_quest has many of the quest related items like Black and Ridge's PDA's, etc.

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Highest Rated (82 agree) 10/10

Survivor horror at it's finest, although slightly flawed. Once all the kinks are ironed out, this will be the definite Stalker: Call Of Pripyat mod.

Jan 15 2012, 9:07am by pinkribbonscars

Lowest Rated (125 agree) 3/10

With the intention of being realistic, it ends up feeling like its "overly" realistic, while some aspects make sense, others do not. The idea that a trained military sniper gets too tired to even move after WALKING about 100 yards, only carrying 10 pounds of equipment, seems silly to me. A normal person might get tired, but military personnel are trained to run for miles with much heavier equipment. The ai could still use work, their detection system is most certainly unrealistic and can be very…

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Mar 13 2014, 4:08am by misery_dev

Hi fellow MISERY fans. It's time. Pack your bags, reload your guns and get ready. Blowout soon ... S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S. T.co

Mar 13 2014, 3:58am by misery_dev

Release time! @MISERY_Dev #MDT #MISERY Visit us in the zone on the 18th of this month! T.co

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@luizpsc Indeed! Especially with the new features we're pushing the engine. There is still good news, though! Expect more to come soon!

Feb 6 2014, 4:10pm by misery_dev

@luizpsc MISERY isn't heavy on the system because of the visuals, but because of the new scripting routines. Light = less features, sadly :(

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We've been quite busy as of lately, but rest assure, 2.1 is only a short time ahead of us! #MDT @TZP_Official

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