The envisionment of TK is to bring you what was promised by GSC for STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, instead of the gutted retail release we were left with. TK aims to cover every aspect imaginable from gameplay intended to genuinely scare the player, to graphics for the absolute best visual experience, cut mutants, absolute realism, optimisations, stability, and a complete game mechanics overhaul, all without breaking the story. The idea is to present the player with a complete retail experience for the purist that liked SoC but wished it was far more fleshed out. In no way what so ever does TK try to be like old beta or alpha builds of SoC, TK aims to enhance everything SoC already has - nothing more, nothing less.

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3 comments by ketxxx on Aug 25th, 2014

It's about that time again for another fresh news update for TK, I think theres some new features veteran players especially will like so lets start from the top.

- Further optimised TK memory resources, XR3DA generally doesn't get above 2.2GB - 2.3GB memory usage now and on the texture front I haven't as of yet seen more than 1.5GB video memory in use so overall on both system and video memory counts thats a reduction compared to the RC TK build of anywhere between 300MB - 500MB+.

- Added new weapons, PP-19 Bizon, T134 Minigun, and the Mac10. As usual whenever I add new weapons various NPCs in the game will also carry these weapons. Its highly unlikely I will add any more weapons as I've patched over the few areas I thought were lacking and now there just isn't any further game world to add more weapons. The game itself just isn't big enough nor are there enough enemy NPC variations to introduce more weapons.


- BIG CHANGE! Simple, but significant. Ever wondered to yourself why is it you can strap grenades to your belt but not smaller type weapons? (as is done by some special forces units) well now you can! Instead of only being able to strap RGD5 or F1 grenades to "slot 3" of your inventory you now also have the versatility and choice to strap the Mac10, Bizon, or MP7 (the 3 smallest submachine guns basically) to the same slot as grenades. You can freely carry these submachine guns and grenades at the same time, the system will automatically equip whatever you picked first to fill the slot. Eg; you pick out some grenades they go to "slot 3" as usual, but if you pick out the Mac10, Bizon or MP7 first that weapon will populate the slot. If you want to change the default weapon of "slot 3" just drop them and pick the weapon up you want to be default in "slot 3" first. Oh and of course I've made the necessary script changes so these weapons can be repaired.

- Added more clothing options for novice stalkers to hopefully remedy the "twins" syndrome. I did exactly the same thing I did for the bandits. Variety FTW! :D

- Instead of being lazy and just adding weapon descriptions in their corresponding files I added them to the XML file instead. Just a cosmetic change really so you don't see quotation marks in-game for weapon names and descriptions.

- Fiddled with AI a bit more, smarter, faster... perhaps too smart...

Rest assured, everything is being gone through with a very fine toothed comb to provide the ultimate SoC experience. As I've said before, TK does not aim to be like any of the old alpha or beta builds, nor does it try to copy any other SoC mod. What TK does do though is enhance everything the retail version of SoC had to the extreme.

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TK Pre-RC build 1-3-14 update

TK Pre-RC build 1-3-14 update

Apr 17, 2014 Patch 14 comments

First update for TK build 1-3-14, see full description for details.

TK:Singularity build 1-3-14 P1/3

TK:Singularity build 1-3-14 P1/3

Mar 3, 2014 Demo 8 comments

Part 1/3. Be sure to check the readmes and user manual. For SoC v1.0005. Download broken into 3 parts to make it easier on those who are bandwidth challenged...

TK:Singularity build 1-3-14P2/3

TK:Singularity build 1-3-14P2/3

Mar 2, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Part 2/3. Be sure to check the readmes and user manual. For SoC v1.0005.

TK:Singuiarity build 1-3-14 P3/3

TK:Singuiarity build 1-3-14 P3/3

Mar 2, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Part 3/3. Be sure to check the readmes and user manual. For SoC v1.0005.

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TLKwarrior
TLKwarrior Aug 31 2014, 3:08am says:

How many new weapons exactly are going to be present?

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ketxxx
ketxxx Aug 31 2014, 7:53am replied:

By the time the next build is released (which may or may not be the final build it depends on the time I have) compared to vanilla SoC there will be a total of 12 new weapons, not including restored weapons I have added that were cut from the retail version of SoC. I don't believe in adding weapons that I can't fit into the game in a plausible way. Theres no point in dumping a weapon into the game and just giving it to a trader to buy, somewhere in the game NPCs must also carry the weapon for continuity, variety, believability and game balancing reasons.

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TLKwarrior
TLKwarrior Aug 31 2014, 1:06pm replied:

Well that should be enough to atleast enjoy the game a bit more. But yeah I know what you mean, sometimes a little too much is bad.

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ketxxx
ketxxx Aug 31 2014, 3:46pm replied:

Its a dirty copy/paste from weapons.ltx, but heres a full list of weapons the new build will have;

#include "w_bk74.ltx" - wood stock & grip AK74
#include "w_ak74.ltx"
#include "w_ak74u.ltx"
#include "w_fn2000.ltx"
#include "w_rpg7.ltx"
#include "w_knife.ltx"
#include "w_bolt.ltx"
#include "w_f1.ltx"
#include "w_rgd5.ltx"
#include "w_rg6.ltx"
#include "w_vintorez.ltx"
#include "w_lr300.ltx"
#include "w_mp5.ltx"
#include "w_p90.ltx"
#include "w_mac10.ltx"
#include "w_val.ltx"
#include "w_hkg3a3.ltx"
#include "w_mp7.ltx"
#include "w_gauss.ltx"
#include "w_groza.ltx"
#include "w_hpsa.ltx"
#include "w_pm.ltx"
#include "w_pb.ltx"
#include "w_walther.ltx"
#include "w_ups.ltx"
#include "w_fort.ltx"
#include "w_toz34.ltx"
#include "w_svd.ltx"
#include "w_svu.ltx"
#include "w_binoc.ltx"
#include "w_l85.ltx"
#include "w_bm16.ltx"
#include "w_spas12.ltx"
#include "w_wincheaster1300.ltx"
#include "w_mounted.ltx"
#include "w_colt1911.ltx"
#include "w_beretta.ltx"
#include "w_desert_eagle.ltx"
#include "w_sig220.ltx"
#include "w_sig550.ltx"
#include "w_abakan.ltx"
#include "w_g36.ltx"
#include "w_gp100.ltx"
#include "w_m1891_30_scope.ltx"
#include "W_57.ltx"
#include "w_march.ltx"
#include "w_m_134.ltx"
#include "w_bizon.ltx"
#include "gsh18.ltx"
#include "w_m79.ltx"

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TLKwarrior
TLKwarrior Sep 1 2014, 2:02am replied:

Liking the list. Ill have some fun with the shooters.

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ketxxx
ketxxx Sep 1 2014, 8:31pm replied:

You might not say that when you run into a NPC with a M79, they can blow your arse up too not just you blowing them up :p

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Jul 28 2014, 11:59am says:

This mod is just fantastic the more I play the more I notice. The attention to detail is astounding. I never realised until I had spent a good few hours in this zone just how good it is.
It looks beautiful but it'll kill you in 10 seconds flat.

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ketxxx
ketxxx Jul 29 2014, 8:58pm replied:

If you like the RC build just wait until the final build I've managed to eek even more out of X-Ray and gameplay aspects. Theres more shader visuals being worked on too the whole point in TK is to present a "finished" version of SoC, it makes no attempt to copy any alpha or beta formula.

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Refragger
Refragger Jul 26 2014, 10:30am says:

Understood. I read it before. And that's the way it would be in real life.

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ketxxx
ketxxx Jul 26 2014, 7:05am replied:

Forgot to say, when you take your armour off exit the inventory screen, then put your armour back on.

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