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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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FilthyOfNasty
FilthyOfNasty Aug 9 2013, 7:35am says:

My specs: Amd Athlon 4x 3ghz, HD5770 1gb, 4gb ram on Win7 32. Is this too weak to even try to play misery? I have everything turned down to the lowest option. running it as admin with no music, no lighting, no view distance, nothing. still: crashes, crashes, once again crashes. especially when pressing esc to get to the main menu and when reloading saved games. happens about 80% of the time.

love the mod though. can't stop playing it even in spite of immense technical difficulties.

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trojanuch Creator
trojanuch Aug 9 2013, 7:42am replied:

Check the:
"Low-resolution texture pack (v2)"
from this page:
Moddb.com

Seems like it helped some people with lower-grade rigs.

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FilthyOfNasty
FilthyOfNasty Aug 9 2013, 7:56am replied:

is this still compatible with 2.0.1?

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toster150
toster150 Aug 9 2013, 7:39am replied:

Have you tried installing patch? Im running on laptop and i run just fine with enhanced dynamic lighting and everything on max, except antialiasing.

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FilthyOfNasty
FilthyOfNasty Aug 9 2013, 7:54am replied:

yes I am also running the patch. ppl with low end rigs seem to have way less problems than me, so I presume there is something wrong with my PC

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sergiopappalardo78
sergiopappalardo78 Aug 9 2013, 10:01am replied:

Use Win 64 bit, not 32.

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toster150
toster150 Aug 9 2013, 8:38am replied:

You should try running it with DX9 with enhanced dynamic lighting. It seems to solve a lot of problems.

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TheTarman
TheTarman Aug 9 2013, 7:32am says:

Thanks team for all your hard work once again. I am DL the patch now.

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NeBuLa199
NeBuLa199 Aug 9 2013, 7:29am says:

I have a question i wanna upgrade the G36K and got the basic tools but cardan says i need hints what does this mean?

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Prefect
Prefect Aug 9 2013, 7:31am replied:

He wants his vodka... For steady hands :]

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NeBuLa199
NeBuLa199 Aug 9 2013, 7:50am replied:

I gave him 2 bottle of vodka and still nothing... :(

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toster150
toster150 Aug 9 2013, 7:28am says:

Nice to see you guys from TZP didn't stop working on a mod and you are still improving it. It would be great if you could add some new content in future patches like with this one :)

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TheTarman
TheTarman Aug 9 2013, 7:33am replied:

I think you are confused

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TheTarman
TheTarman Aug 9 2013, 8:41am replied:

Im sorry for wording it like I did but I meant to say that of course the are "still improving" the mod. It just came out less then a week ago! The same confusion (on my part) came up when I read you asking for more content since this mod is only a week old! Also,can you tell me what TZP is acronym for?

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toster150
toster150 Aug 9 2013, 10:31am replied:

It's ok :) TZP stands for True Zone Project, group that made Misery. Also there are lots of modding groups that don't release patches and they fix bugs in new full scale release or they just don't care. So you have to wait considerably longer. And that new content part. I wasn't asking for it, I only stated that it is great when a patch doesn't bring only fixes but also something new (like new weapon in this patch).

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toster150
toster150 Aug 9 2013, 7:35am replied:

Why?

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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.

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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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