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19 comments by N.Aaroe on Dec 3rd, 2014


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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jasper34
jasper34 21hours 38mins ago says:

The stalker call of pripyat one is the original created when you install main game. I found I had less problems and better performance with it also deleted. Copy the one in the _appdata_ directory. This is what Misery uses.

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IAMALONER
IAMALONER Mar 1 2015, 11:19am says:

You know guys it would be really cool to add another location exept this locations.

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jasper34
jasper34 Mar 1 2015, 4:13pm replied:

There is a sandbox mod that will have all the maps from all 3 games. No storyline, but some odd jobs/tasks you can do. It's going to be a modders resource, but playable Moddb.com I'm with you though; it would be sweet to have everything this mod brings on the whole stalker world.

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IAMALONER
IAMALONER Feb 27 2015, 10:14am says:

thanks man.

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IAMALONER
IAMALONER Feb 26 2015, 10:52am says:

What is the story behind documents like the walking dead part 1 under the gas station?

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trojanuch Creator
trojanuch Feb 28 2015, 2:44pm replied:

It's just trivia - something that you can read during long night at the camp-fire. There are many more such documents / reporst scattered around the Zone.

You might even find a Monolith litany if you search enough of their cold corpses :)

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jasper34
jasper34 Feb 26 2015, 10:58am replied:

The only documents I've heard were supposedly helpful besides to sell as loot are the interrogation documents. I've read if you have both you gain something when interrogating NPC's if you get them to surrender. I haven't gotten both since I heard that to test. Someone else chime in if you have validated that :D

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IAMALONER
IAMALONER Feb 27 2015, 5:13am replied:

So the others are only loot?

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jasper34
jasper34 Feb 27 2015, 6:43am replied:

Besides the ones for missions which you can't sell. AFAIK they are just for immersion purposes. They don't weigh anything much, but sometimes you can use the cash... I'm sure someone must have collected them all but I've never heard of any effect.

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Serbian.Warrior
Serbian.Warrior Feb 26 2015, 6:51am says:

Could someone please help me. After installing and putting everything on ultra settings and dx11 my sunrays and depth of field are not working.

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jasper34
jasper34 Feb 26 2015, 7:59am replied:

Go into your _appdata_ directory, delete tmp.ltx. Copy user.ltx into same directry, rename copy tmp. If you don't do this each time you change video settings, they may not take effect. Also, make ure there is not another copy of user.ltx in your main COP directory; if so, delete it too.

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Coolwhiped
Coolwhiped 23hours 35mins ago replied:

which user.ltx? (The _appdata_ or Stalker Call of Pripyat one?)

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jasper34
jasper34 19hours 39mins ago replied:

Don't ask me why, my answer was posted to top of forum ...

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Highest Rated (83 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 (128 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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