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Latest news of our development status with some general notice as well as some insight on our team efforts.

Posted by N.Aaroe on Aug 1st, 2012


The MISERY development team is glad to announce that we are moving into the
completion stages of MISERY version 2.0.
This means that we are pretty much settling with the presented features
and start finalizing the files for these and soon wrap things up. But this is still alot of work.
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The estimated time of release is now set to September.
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Well, it's not. Truth be told we are a very productive team and development
is faster than most mod productions out there.
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But we have the implementation (and completion) of New Ordnance and Armory Mod at hand.
They each carry a large portion of interesting content. Armory Mod and New Ordnance
combined in MISERY is going to result in the most impressive NPC diversity
ever seen in a mod. Do I even dare to say that this is going to be the best NPC diversity
for any FPS game? I think I do. And even with a deep Stalker lore and a-life logic behind it all!
The person who is going to do this huge puzzle of a merge is gameplay designer trojanuch.
If this endevour (along with all the others) doesn't place trojanuch on a throne
as 'Master of Stalker NPC Diversity' I don't know what can.
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But quality takes time and the team examines and polishes every piece
of the huge puzzle to make sure that it is all quality work that is pleasing on the eye.
I.e. the 3 USS specializations are handling weapons differently so we are actually
composing more than 600 unique weapon configuration profiles.
In addition we would like all of this to be free of bugs and glitches which requires
tons of beta testing. But even that the team is going to handle well with hardcore
members that focus solely on this aspect.
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As I have received quite a few questions regarding the AI of the mod
I have updated the FAQ for this. With trojanuch and alundaio optimizing the scripts
on this matter it should be obvious that NPC intelligence is improved in several
ways and will present itself as close to bug free in MISERY version 2.0 as it possibly can.
But rest assured that every Stalker mod is likely to have its
oddities and strange behaviour from time to time.

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The team has decided to implement this fine and popular work of CrommCruac
into the concept of MISERY version 2.0.
This is mainly due to the fact that this generates more dangerous aspect
to be cautious about. So it adds to the difficulty of the mod which is a good thing.

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Recently the team optimized hundreds of basic textures to reduce lag and boost
FPS in MISERY. Our testing result shows a boost in FPS of 10-15% with DX10 so it is
worth downloading the heavy pack yourself if you need such boost. It's all savegame
compatible and there is no visual quality loss. Find the Texture optimization pack here.
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Several people have requested HIres/wallpaper versions of some of my Stalker artwork.
So I added this to the FAQ. Some time ago I used to upload such formats but I soon
realized that the more images I provided the more were requested for. So I've settled for
an approach of 'what you see is what you get'. Not because I don't want to share but
because my time for my beloved Stalker modding is limited. But we never know what the
future holds do we.
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In case you are interested the [active] MISERY development team is:
N.Aaroe, trojanuch, CrommCruac, _xXxTWiST3DxXx_, alundaio, [TZP]Loner1,
BioShocker, David.m.e., Simbalime, ScarabParamit and Sowexly.
We are supported by Magnefy, 0800 and other cool people.
See Q12 in the FAQ for more credits

Best Regards, N.Aaroe

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Georg_Ravioli Aug 1 2012 says:

Sweet! MISERY 2.0 and a new Cryptopsy album coming out in September! Cannot wait! Good luck with the development!

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PinchySkree Sep 17 2012 replied:

I probably won't be seeing this for a long time. With Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2 release in a few days.

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aQKilla1 Aug 1 2012 says:


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GlassPirate Aug 1 2012 says:

This and Borderlands 2, life is over in September. Declare me legally dead please. :3

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acesim Aug 1 2012 replied:


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[TZP]LoNer1 Creator
[TZP]LoNer1 Aug 2 2012 replied:

For me it's even worse man, I will get the BF3 Armored Kill DLC for free ... i dont want to go to school again :\

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acesim Aug 20 2012 replied:

i also got premium for bf3. So i guess that to :D

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acesim Aug 1 2012 says:

Cant wait!

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cooldude1313 Aug 1 2012 says:

Unless this comes out before September 18th I won't get a chance to play it for about a year or so...I love borderlands.

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Trooper425 Aug 2 2012 replied:

You mean: "Unless this comes out before September 18th, I won't get a chance to play Borderlands 2... I love this mod so much!"

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RRCM_Rico Aug 1 2012 says:

Great update. Thanks ^_^

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VigoVonHomburg Aug 1 2012 says:

Anyone willing to help me with correcting the grammar? I have some done, but it is a lot of files, and having an extra hand will be awesome.

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0800 Creator
0800 Aug 2 2012 replied:

I've sent you a PM ;)

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ubermensche Aug 2 2012 says:

I bow down before you people, for you guys are definately one of the most efficient and most productive people on ModDB.

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Roh Aug 2 2012 says:

After this you guys should really consider doing an entire indie game on your own. Would be something to see.

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Lito.LV Aug 2 2012 says:

FAQ Says that playing 1.0 isn't smart in a way cause 2.0 won't have new quests.

Is it true? Or did you add any new quests?

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N.Aaroe Author
N.Aaroe Aug 2 2012 replied:

The FAQ speaks the thruth

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NeBuLa199 Aug 2 2012 says:

When i saw this my face was like this :O Amazing work you did :D I can't wait anymore hehe :)

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0rpheus Aug 2 2012 says:

Take your time. I believe everyone wants a good polished mod a bit later than a buggy one sooner :)

But still, I can't wait!!!

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freejrs Aug 2 2012 says:

The ONLY mod I've been waiting for.

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GabeTheKid Aug 2 2012 says:

I feel like christmas is coming up :D

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As for me if this message is seen as spam I apologize, I just thought that "bsnighteye" had some helpful insights. Again sorry if this is not the appropriate time or the place. :)

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N.Aaroe Author
N.Aaroe Aug 2 2012 replied:

No it's fine. I might actually make use of this for something

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dave_5430 Aug 2 2012 says:

Holy **** holy **** holy **** ho-

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ZoidFlanders Aug 2 2012 says:

The wait will be so worth it! Thanks so much and keep up the good work :)

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Swartzy Online
Swartzy Aug 5 2012 says:

Argh, September? I'll be back in school then :(

I guess I'll have to go without sleeping and squeeze some time in.

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PinchySkree Sep 29 2012 says:

September rofl.

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PinchySkree Nov 5 2012 says:

November much?

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naurismucenieks Aug 1 2013 says:

you go guys!

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