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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nashathedog
nashathedog Jan 24 2013, 3:43pm says:

This is one of the extra's I'm using with the two mods I have up and running, Faction fronts and Secret trails. My system only has 4gb of ram but alongside my 7850's 2gb it allows me to run everything maxed without ever getting memory ctd issues. I'm also using your HQ bumps for wpns and acts along with The Abs struct and Abs nat stuff I'm using due to being unsure which downloads covered just these things from your list. I think you should simplify your list descriptions a bit and add alternatives (or label them better) to the Absolute series of packs that only cover those elements.

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ketxxx
ketxxx Jan 24 2013, 9:04pm says:

TK is a total rework of Stalker not just textures, its not meant to be pulled apart :p Obviously some stuff is easy to extract, but for the most part unless you really know what your doing its a bad idea to try pulling bits out.

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nashathedog
nashathedog Jan 26 2013, 2:08am replied:

I'm not talking about extracting or pulling apart anything, I was talking about the different downloads you've put up. There's one for grass (this is the one I'm using and presuming is in the pic above), There's some that cover different bump maps and so on. What I meant was some of the 28 different uploads you've done need to have what they contain explained better. It's all overly confusing and I imagine some people find it off putting which will lose you users. Stalker lacks texture only alternatives to the Absolute series. Once you add the first non texture tweak it loses it's compatibility with most mods and you lose 90% of your possible users. The Absolute series doesn't do that which is why there used so much. I'm just saying it would be nice to have other decent choices that are compatible without messing around with it (it's not hard to do just a pain sometimes which tends to make some people say sod it and use what they know is a simple add and that tends to make the Absolute series the quick and easy option).

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ketxxx
ketxxx Jan 29 2013, 10:15am says:

I never intended to release smaller parts of TK as stand alone mods, but if enough people speak up where they want to use TKs HD textures I culd be swayed into that it wouldn't take long to do.

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Theres not a lot of point in this screenshot as I released the TK update already, but it might be helpful for those who haven't got the new update yet.

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