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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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Skylarkoverthesunset
Skylarkoverthesunset Aug 8 2013, 6:03pm says:

Out of interest, has anyone tried sweetfx with COP (or CS for that matter)? SHOC works fine, but with the other two I always get the message 'Cannot open file fsgame.ltx'. I've had a look in there, but can't see what I should change. I rather fancied trying out the SMAA injector istead of either in game AA or FXAA.

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10ThDivine
10ThDivine Aug 8 2013, 6:16pm replied:

Yeah,i use FXAA and it look very good with these settings,not too much changed,it adds a bit more to the misery.disable all antialias as this one already has it very good Mediafire.com

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10ThDivine
10ThDivine Aug 8 2013, 6:17pm replied:

OH also,copy it both in stalker's root folder and in bin folder

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Skylarkoverthesunset
Skylarkoverthesunset Aug 8 2013, 6:35pm replied:

Thanks. :)

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10ThDivine
10ThDivine Aug 8 2013, 6:40pm replied:

Tell me what you think,i use those settings with pretty much every game

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Skylarkoverthesunset
Skylarkoverthesunset Aug 8 2013, 6:58pm replied:

I'll have a proper look tomorrow, and yeah, I'll report back. Thanks. :)

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Skylarkoverthesunset
Skylarkoverthesunset Aug 8 2013, 7:05pm replied:

Don't know why I'm not seeing anything different. I'll have a proper look in the morning; it must be a silly error on my part. Need sleep, just like the assaulter class. ;)

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10ThDivine
10ThDivine Aug 8 2013, 7:20pm replied:

press Pause to switch it on/off an see if theres any difference,make sure you copyed the files where Stalker-COP is located and also where XrEngine is located,and delete the d3d9FXAA,its the same dll,but it shouldn't stop it from working

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uncmak
uncmak Aug 8 2013, 5:38pm says:

It crashes for me i get error in the log but i cant post it here its too long what should i do?
the last line is
[error]Arguments : Can't find model file 'actors\stalker_bandit\stalker_merc_10.ogf'.

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beastzomb
beastzomb Aug 8 2013, 5:51pm replied:

i had the same issue, its in the meshes folder
go into the configs\meshes\actors\stalker_merc folder then copy the file from there into the actors\stalker_bandit folder

hope that helps you

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uncmak
uncmak Aug 9 2013, 8:14am replied:

Thanks alot it fixed my problem good job

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PrefectGusarov
PrefectGusarov Aug 8 2013, 4:55pm says:

Is anyone else using double bareled shotgun for hunting? It feels so much better than with pump action shotgun.

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phuongtre
phuongtre Aug 8 2013, 8:42pm replied:

it save your ammo much

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Xeros612
Xeros612 Aug 8 2013, 7:13pm replied:

Who needs the TOZ when you can just "borrow" a Protecta from some guy wandering around? ;)

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disinter
disinter Aug 8 2013, 5:55pm replied:

Same. Much more effective at close range. The longer ranged shotguns I find take one or more shots more than the sawed off.

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lasar
lasar Aug 8 2013, 5:14pm replied:

yes, i do. and is easier for me to kill. once you got a shoot, you automatically have two shots (fast shooting with the double barrels) but bump action takes more time.

i managed to kill a whole pack of pseudodog (5) solely with my sawed off toz 66.

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viceiceman
viceiceman Aug 8 2013, 4:59pm replied:

Good luck with more then one or two mutants.

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PrefectGusarov
PrefectGusarov Aug 8 2013, 5:05pm replied:

I use the terrain in my advantage. Kill one muttie, jump over the fence bam second one is gone and so forth...

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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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