Full concept MODIFICATION of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat that touches every game aspect including textures, sfx, music, weapons, A.I., items, weather, mutants, difficulty and much much more!

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VigoVonHomburg Oct 26 2012 says:

I don't see how this fits in lore wise, I just can't dig it, cool option though. If it does fit in, in any way, can someone explain to me?

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superprion Oct 26 2012 replied:

Maybe you ran into some sort of psy amomaly, and dropped everything in confusion.
Maybe a controller "psy-mugged" you for its own amusement (they are intelligent after all, not just animals).

The Zone does things to the mind...

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GabeTheKid Oct 27 2012 replied:

or as you arrive at 6 am maybe bandits knocked you senceless at night and took all your stuff :P that is an effective first lesson in the zone :D

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Stealth-Killer Oct 27 2012 replied:

i like that idea! then you could maybe find your stuff in the hands of some kick-*** bandits in jupiter or pripyat

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trojanuch Creator
trojanuch Oct 27 2012 replied:

Thats actually an awesome idea - thx :)

Yeah - I'll actually do it like that today...

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GabeTheKid Oct 28 2012 replied:

well they gonna die painfully then :D

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ScubaSteve3465 Oct 26 2012 says:

Sounds amazing, cant wait for the release.

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Lukash Oct 26 2012 says:

Will there be any way to obtain the specialist weapons later on? I rather liked the sniper...

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superprion Oct 26 2012 replied:

This is optional, you can still start with all the specialist gear if you want. If you do start like this, i'm pretty sure you will still be able to find everything you will need, even the sniper. (In 1.1 i found a mosin nagant under a tree when playing assaulter.)

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rickpnick Oct 26 2012 says:

The black road it is!!

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superprion Oct 26 2012 says:

Is it also possible to change the time of day when you start, so choosing this option starts you in the middle of the night? That would be so scary, getting to the skadovsk would feel so relieving.

Slightly unrelated question, will the knife require repairs? In 1.1 it had a damage bar indicator, but it was always full.

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N.Aaroe Author
N.Aaroe Oct 27 2012 replied:

Yes, you can expect to wake up after 'Black Road scenario' at a whole different time of day

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karstin Oct 26 2012 says:

lets do dis

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RaptorJesus556 Oct 26 2012 says:

Brutal. There is much killing to be done.

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Saint_Stan Oct 27 2012 says:

"OOOHHHHH YEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHH" -Talking Tree, Hellbenders - Applooza

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Reef_Budseed Oct 27 2012 says:

Oh, you cruel bastards ;)

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BanzaiBearze Oct 27 2012 says:

Holeh Crap! now THAT just sold me! Anticipation of Misery 2 just shot to 200% (hehe) you guys srsly need to get hired by Vostok Games for the new Stalker based game Survarium! OMG i am srsly impressed and about to explode with excitement! :D

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5thHorseman Oct 27 2012 says:

You magnificent bastard

On a side-note, tell me, are there any special named npc's out there ... so I know to reserve a named bullet for them?

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superprion Oct 27 2012 replied:

No new unique npcs added (as far as i know), but you could always reserve a bullet for Tuna and his friends...

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juplaa Oct 27 2012 says:

Hi, I have a couple questions related to this feature:

- Can you still pick up free food/meds in Skadovsk?
- Do the changes in NPC-AI allow you to loot bodies of a group while some of their comrades are still alive? Vulturing guns from groups who are fighting is an easy way to get a gun and money(perhaps too easy). It would be cool if they started shooting at you for trying to loot their fallen comrades.
- Are the stash locations still the same as in the previous installment of misery?

I’m asking because I hope these issues get tackled. “Chorna Doroha” looks awesome and very challenging, but can be (relatively) easy overcome with what I stated above.

Anyways, cheers and thanks for creating this awesome mod!

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trojanuch Creator
trojanuch Oct 27 2012 replied:

Regarding your points:

1 & 3. All stashes and 'loose items' are recreated from scratch in a way which has a good chance of suprising all of you (in positive way).

2. Yes - body and item looting by NPCs is one of essential features of updated AI. Please expect skirmishes and fights to be fought over dead bodies with valuable loot in them.

However neutral enemies NPCs will not become hostile cause of 'stealing of their loot' attempt (maybe in future) - so you can loot any body as long as you're fast enough (and there is noone hostile around wanting to do the same). Note thou that NPCs are very efficient with 'cleaning' of bodies from loot - so you're rarely find anything to take on body which you haven't 'produced' yourself a minute ago.

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juplaa Oct 27 2012 replied:

Awesome. Really looking forward to 2.0 :)

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BanzaiBearze Oct 27 2012 replied:

well there goes my USS Sniper NPC Afterfight cleanup plans :P thanks for the info :D guess ill have to get in closer than planned :)
Anxiety for Misery 2 Meter: [======]==((BOOM))! oops.. it broke ;P

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grazegrabber Oct 27 2012 says:

Wow 2 pages of comments, I'll add one more. Sounds great! Also love the art work man.

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Cyborg_Putin Oct 27 2012 says:

This is the kind of challenge I have been looking for :)

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Lito.LV Oct 27 2012 says:

Seems to be good for them bad *** masochist stalkers out there, I will stick with the casual start. :D

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grazegrabber Oct 27 2012 replied:

I'm sure you use the word casual in the loosest possible sense, this is misery after all. :)

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Lito.LV Nov 3 2012 replied:

Easy if you compare it to this.

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Ricksaw Oct 27 2012 says:

Now make the game close if you die, and change the starting point into a massive maze filled with controllers. Oh, and you start with a sliver of health.

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Johndud0 Oct 28 2012 says:

Black road huh? So the first quest at the dredge station will be even more hard...good idea.

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Spe¢ter Nov 11 2012 replied:

1. Start that quest
2. Let one of the other stalkers kill one bandit
3. Take his weapon
4. ???
5. Profit!

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SturmFalke Oct 28 2012 says:

Another briliant feature, i will choose this game start^^
Thanks a lot Team Truezone!

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cdsparey Oct 28 2012 says:

Owwww yeeeeh =) I am happy more challenge is being brought to the game =)
Well mod
But technically this is a hole different game now lol.

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Stratshock Oct 28 2012 says:

I love how this mod is kinda going back to the roots of gaming. One where we had no checkpoints, no autoregen life and where you couldn't sprey and pray. hahaha

This is going to be so awesome, I am deffinitelly going to take up this challange. Have you moved around most of the secret stash locations from the original misery 1? If you havent, you should. I still remember some secrets. :P

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AoXo Oct 28 2012 says:

I can't really explain my position well enough, so I'll just say that this kind of feature isn't for me, but a nice enough inclusion (and as always you've done nice work with the concept art and narrative to give it that 'Misery' look and feel).

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dave_5430 Oct 29 2012 says:

'Ultimate challenge'


That's what I did in LURK the first 30 times just to get a feeling for the stealth mechanics.

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PuddingDeity Oct 29 2012 says:


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BanzaiBearze Nov 1 2012 replied:

hahahahahahahahahaa! wonder how many ppl even know that one :) thanks for an anxiety calming laugh :P the anticipation for this mod is so intense ... i think many of us might implode before its release. :D kinda feel like the crazy massage bot on Wall-e panting on a pile of security bots.. BONK! :P

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lasar Nov 1 2012 says:

fauck = yeah

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lolz222 Nov 4 2012 says:

Challenge accpeted, yo dawg I heard you like difficulty, so I put difficulty on your difficulty so you could fail wihile you rage.

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SpectreSVK Nov 9 2012 says:

Black road... My dreams come true

I got a strong feeling the release will be 21.12.2012 :)
Im looking forward to this this will be exactly how I imagine Stalker.
Also Im soooo glad you change whole economy. When I play 1.1 have to manualy triple upgrade prices and make 1/3 artifact selling prices, make slower movement nad use only not OP weapons to make it chalenging.
And I success I finnish game with 2700 RU :P

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JasonHelm Jan 4 2013 says:

Считайте меня в, I don't see how anything could possible go wrong.

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HAWK7 Feb 6 2013 says:

This is exactly what i want, a complete new challange and you will love the first weapon you will find, although it will be the shitties weapon in the game.

But I am afraid that some things from the specialist equipment cant be found or too late, so that you have found better things and don't use the new found specialist equipment.

Another question: What is meant with "No Andvantageous point of entry"?

I thought every class spawns at the same spot, or am I wrong?

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dukejuke May 12 2013 says:

hey, how about snag being the guy mugging you in the first place, and later as you find him again and he has taken your things for the second time you find...tadada your ID and the makarov?

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ZirzoR Jul 20 2013 says:

Black road + No save games = Ultimate iron man challenge, HOOYEH!

This is what i'm going to do, with U.S.S Sniper.

let the survival begin!

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ghussack Aug 12 2013 says:

remembers me of stranded in an island after boat crash having no supplies, hurt and hungry :o
THX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xD

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ghussack Aug 13 2013 says:

black road + recon = recommended!

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The updated MISERY 2.0 exe installer will provide you with a new option:
- Standard game start
- Alternate game start

The alternate game start (referred to as 'the Black Road') generates a more challenging setup which is now revealed here to some extend.

The differences that are displayed here are the only differences from your standard game start.

Credit and props to Cromm Cruac for the creation of a perfect exe installer for MISERY version 2.0.

Oct 26th, 2012
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