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 more!

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N.Aaroe
N.Aaroe Jan 23 2013, 2:50pm says:

'The Pecker'
= Zone slang for 'Woodpecker'
= OTH radar
= unpleasant audio frequencies
= a legend of a mind controlling radar device

Original idea by Maggor4ever:
Media.moddb.com

Real audio footage of an OTH Radar:
En.wikipedia.org

OTH Radar background info:
En.wikipedia.org

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Maggot4ever
Maggot4ever Jan 23 2013, 6:36pm replied:

yay I'm so happy right now, you don't even imagine how I was when I saw a new update titled Woodpecker hahaha thank you so much !

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legionostra
legionostra Jan 24 2013, 10:51am replied:

Yeh but it was a briliant idea you made i wandered in google and wikipedia for hours to find out more about this woodpecker very interesting stuff especially for stalker!
But what will become of it now will there be some sort of radar new piece of map? i guess not :(

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Anarcieath
Anarcieath Jan 24 2013, 3:55pm replied:

I remember finding a thread on some image board about one of those installations, can't remember what it was called besides an abbreviation and the number 22 or something like that. They said it was a live feed but coulda been a loop someone uploaded on another website along with pictures of a radar site. Sounded like broken up messages in Russian with a lot of static and popping. It is a great idea though, can't wait to see how they implement it.

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psycho2112
psycho2112 Jan 28 2013, 8:30pm replied:

You mean, like UVB 76? There's still a livestream of it, right here. Uvb-76.net

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Ticlock
Ticlock Jan 23 2013, 2:55pm says:

Just Awesome!

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harry80
harry80 Jan 23 2013, 3:00pm says:

...the thrill every time i see the MISERY site is updated...

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Rebel674
Rebel674 Feb 4 2013, 10:21pm replied:

...And the disappointment when I see it's not the full release.

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ShadowLoner
ShadowLoner Jan 23 2013, 3:09pm says:

this is awesome i really love your artwork is just the best ever

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anakin2505
anakin2505 Jan 23 2013, 3:12pm says:

want the new update stealth or something .second wont this (the noise) be too much noisy if it is heard all the time. great so far

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N.Aaroe
N.Aaroe Jan 23 2013, 3:36pm replied:

Not all the time but frequently. Although this static 'pecking' is of frustrating character we will make sure that it is delicate and won't disturb any more than any of the very awful mutant ambient sfx present in vanilla CoP (btw - we removed those...)

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Cowlick035
Cowlick035 Jan 23 2013, 3:15pm says:

Sounds cool! Whereabouts would it be audible.

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N.Aaroe
N.Aaroe Jan 23 2013, 3:33pm replied:

I am thinking anywhere since most Zone men carry equipment based on radio waves. Chernobyl industrial areas also have so much 'iron forrest' going on that I think this ambiance would be plausible anywhere.

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bsnighteye
bsnighteye Jan 23 2013, 4:23pm replied:

What about the idea of radio broadcasts trapped in time in the Zone? :) How about if I give you a link to hardly gathered collection of static sounds, radio interruptions and bizzare broadcasts?

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N.Aaroe
N.Aaroe Jan 23 2013, 4:33pm replied:

Please do send them to damjancd who is supporting our ambiance and design of background soundscape. Maybe he will find some of it useful. Thanks

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damjancd
damjancd Jan 23 2013, 4:39pm replied:

It's number stations isn't it?

I ******* looooooveeeee number stations.

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damjancd
damjancd Jan 23 2013, 3:51pm says:

This is something similar Io9.com

You can hear the microwave pulses in the back of your head, wherever you turn, there are some rumors that those signals could be used to covertly send messages to agents etc.

It is also an interesting sensation, I think its a bit like what you hear under water, in the back of your head, only a bit stronger. Mayhap this exists in the zone too? :]

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Aarnoman
Aarnoman Jan 23 2013, 7:02pm replied:

Hey damjancd, have you every listened to this broadcast:
Youtube.com
Quiet unearthy and honestly c reeped the bejeesus out of me. Might make a worthy addition?

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damjancd
damjancd Jan 23 2013, 7:33pm replied:

Yup :] That is a numbers stations compilation from all over the world.
I still have the whole album stashed in a hard drive somewhere, not going to tell where unless you threaten to kill me and shoot me in my leg. Then I might reveal my stash :]

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Aarnoman
Aarnoman Jan 23 2013, 8:41pm replied:

I will shoot you in the leg and then kill you if you do not reveal your stash! :P

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Aarnoman
Aarnoman Jan 23 2013, 8:50pm replied:

Or potentially bake you cookies as an alternative?

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damjancd
damjancd Jan 24 2013, 5:47am replied:

Who could resist cookies? ||
It should become a bona fide method of extracting info :]

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legionostra
legionostra Jan 24 2013, 10:58am replied:

I will threaten to rape you and cut off your ballsack and after that il stick your ***** in your right eye and the balls
in your mouth :D Will you reveal your stash now or do i need to bring in the horse-gimp?

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damjancd
damjancd Jan 24 2013, 11:25am replied:

cookies is more effective, but dining on the gimp might do the trick too.

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Imperial_Sheep
Imperial_Sheep Jan 24 2013, 6:35am replied:

If this was in the mod, and it came up at a creepy moment, I would **** my pants.

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bsnighteye
bsnighteye Jan 23 2013, 3:57pm says:

Oh, "Arc" OTH radar, we meet again...

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Spetsnaz_Reaper
Spetsnaz_Reaper Jan 23 2013, 4:58pm says:

I remember this in a episode of fringe. (Fringe Season 3 episode 6) Definitely a mysterious addition to an already creepy Zone. This will make exploring at night even more awry. 10/10 for this Addition. Also when/if the idea is expanded upon in Misery 3.0 or later addition this will also be interesting.

Misery 3.0 you ask? Anything is possible in the future, only time will tell. :P

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear Jan 23 2013, 5:13pm says:

Holy **** I forgot about that station. UVB-76 and the backwards radio station are just like it but they're ******* LOUD.

Backwards radio station: Youtu.be

UVB-76: Youtu.be

My reaction the first time I listened to UVB-76 I.imgur.com

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0rpheus
0rpheus Jan 23 2013, 5:44pm says:

Hah that's awesome!

PS. N.Aaroe you're a fantastic concept artist, your work is one of the best I've ever seen, honestly!

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TheShadowCookie
TheShadowCookie Jan 23 2013, 6:09pm says:

"The Woodpecker... One of the countless infamous legends our precious zone has to offer. Some call it a signal of mind-control, frequencies of the damned - I call it a giant pile of nonsense.

You might stamp me a fool or even crazy lunatic for stating something like that. After all, it is certainly no mystery to anyone that the zone is filled to the brim with supernatural junk that often loves to tear you limb from limb. So what gives me the right to ridicule the Pecker? The answer you are looking for is simple: Keeping my sanity together.

The rumors are so massive that one would need the largest shovel in human history to dig a proper hole and bury 'em all inside. Anomalies, Mutants, Artifacts, Monoliths... Last thing we need is some obscure radio signal that won't allow you to sleep at night. It is very easy to just accept it as another danger of this god-forsaken hell. But the more dangers you accept, the more it eats away at the mind.

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legionostra
legionostra Jan 24 2013, 11:02am replied:

Dont worry mate,the woodpecker stories wont keep me awake at night :D!!
Just smoke a Joint and concentrate on just sleeping not the sound,much easier on the mind :D

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TheShadowCookie
TheShadowCookie Jan 23 2013, 6:11pm says:

I've seen plenty of them rookies refuse to venture further into the zone out of fear - may god have mercy on them for coming here in the first place. Stuff like the Pecker though... It keeps you away, scares you off and wrecks your brain due to it's unsettling nature. No wild beast, no visible vortex of death - only that strange sound, ever "ticking" away like a never-ending swarm of needles stinging into one's soul.

It is not a fairy tale, for I've heard it before, plenty of times. That one night long ago in the middle of nowhere was probably the worst experience. It accompanied me from the moment I entered a building in search of safety and wouldn't let go until the next morning. Watching me through invisible eyes like a ghost. The silence didn't help much either, allowing me to hear it and only it above all else.

But I refused to give in, kept on denying it's existence. So what if there's a legend surrounding it? I couldn't care less. Maybe one day a Stalker will be brave enough to discover it's very source. I however shall continue to ridicule the Pecker.

Because the only alternative would be to allow it to peck away at my perception of reality as well, giving in to the madness... Never daring to leave the house again like so many others.

No, I prefer to stick with my current believes. They are already more then enough to complete my eternal Misery."

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Woozle
Woozle Jan 23 2013, 6:34pm says:

Is that an M1 Garand slung over his shoulder?

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Samurai_X
Samurai_X Jan 24 2013, 8:35am replied:

Might be a Mosin Nagant.

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Byez_Imyeni
Byez_Imyeni Jan 24 2013, 9:28am replied:

Going by the buttplate, safety and magazine floorplate, I'd say... da, Garand yest.

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Woozle
Woozle Jan 25 2013, 1:35am replied:

I can see the faint outline of the Garands peep sight adjustment system, or whatever you call that thing.

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HDKramer
HDKramer Jan 23 2013, 7:14pm says:

Awesomeness level : 200% +
Some crazy Stalker did an awesome base jump from the Russian Woodpecker :
Youtube.com

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Doyle_138
Doyle_138 Jan 24 2013, 6:35am replied:

they surely all deserve a balls of steel award!

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BanzaiBearze
BanzaiBearze Jan 23 2013, 7:52pm says:

Does this mod include Free Clean Pants? if so id like to pre order 10 sets please :P to think.. the only major thing you ever change that you wear (ingame) is the Armor... and as many times as i get the sh#@ scared out of me with these mods... huh...

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Bluehawk
Bluehawk Jan 23 2013, 9:16pm says:

Even if an "iron forest" of debris was picking up the radio waves, the inducted current would still need a speaker to vibrate before you'd hear the demodulated audio of the 'woodpecker.'

"Shut up, it's a video game."

Oh, right, sorry.

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damjancd
damjancd Jan 24 2013, 9:17am replied:

You are right, but it could slightly interfere with the comm system, radio of stalkers :]
That is why the microwave sound could be anywhere, without a speaker, because it plays even if you have punctured ear drums :] The liquid reacts

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Pyro-GX
Pyro-GX Jan 24 2013, 4:41am says:

Oh my, this both really stupid and extremely awesome at the same time.

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N.Aaroe
N.Aaroe Jan 24 2013, 8:43am replied:

This sound concept or your avatar?

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Pyro-GX
Pyro-GX Jan 24 2013, 10:28am replied:

The sound concept.
How can the player hear the sound inside his head?
Now that I think of it, didn't your PDA double as a radio too?

My avatar is awesome, there's no denying it.

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MarcN
MarcN Jan 24 2013, 8:04pm says:

Great idea and should implement well, I'm surprised It wasn't used more by GSC (besides it's appearance in Clear Sky). It's a shame it was just a radar.

Big, abandoned mysterious installations always creep me out (especially the CNPP) so this is perfect for STALKER. Noticed that you mentioned that you might expand upon the idea in the future, think that's a great idea.

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discoisntdead
discoisntdead Jan 25 2013, 2:20am says:

Amazing idea.

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qwerty2316
qwerty2316 Jun 9 2013, 2:13pm says:

Hmm, the woodpecker? I am curious to see how you add this without making a new map/expanding a current one. I hope to see new maps/areas in 3.0.
I would worry that the maps would become too crowded with the new content, but NO!, you are the MISERY mod team! You have never let me down before...well...besides the zombies in 1.0

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New ambient sound effect suggested by Maggot4ever.

This is already added into the ambiance soundscape of MISERY 2.0.

Maybe we can expand on this conspiracy theory for some future version. But for now the MISERY team is glad to announce that the legendary and unpleasant signal of the Chernobyl OTH radar will be crawling you spine on frequent basis wherever you may hide in the Zone.

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