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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8 comments by ketxxx on Mar 4th, 2015

My spidey senses are tingling, seems like a fair few people are checking TKs mod page lately so I'm guessing thats down to wanting to know whats going on with the final build of TK. No need to wait any longer, heres whats going on.

The final TK build is playtester ready, but theres a few aspects that are needing to be finished and integrated so I'm using that time to upgrade some of the shader visual features. Is there anything with the final build I toyed with adding but won't make the final build? Of course, just like any development cycle different ideas are tried out and some things just don't make it to the final build. I am happy to say however that those cut ideas are very few and very far between. Perhaps someone will want to make a addon for TK putting the few things I've decided to leave out in, who knows, I have built TK with the intentions that others might want to take it as a solid base to expand upon after all.

So with that said by the time the playtesters get to put the final build through its paces (which if everything goes to schedule will be about this coming Monday) these will be the things that will still need to be finished;

- Add rewritten story & character profiles (crimson)
- Add blowouts

Everything else will be in place, new main menu and all (d4v33edz). Which means as soon as the story and characters are done along with the blowouts being implemented and tested the final build will at that time be given a public release.

The finish line is in sight now guys ;)

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Tutorial for creating rain in SoC with examples

Tutorial for creating rain in SoC with examples

Dec 10, 2014 Graphics Tool 2 comments

Tutorial and working examples to help you along on how to create your own rain texture for SoC.

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 9 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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nashathedog
nashathedog Feb 17 2013, 6:42am says:

I mistakenly deleted all the posts forgetting there joined and deleting one deletes the others so in reply to your one I have a suggestion or two.

1, If your telling us to download a mod and the mod contains a manual that has a big READ ME sign on it, and inside the manual say's

"Compatibility:
TK has been developed and designed for Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl v1.0004 only."

With only written in thicker black lettering, your gonna get people reading it and spending hours trying to set it up wrong. You took the time to write such a manual so update it, renew it or at least warn people to ignore it.

2, When you have a set of downloads numbered like this. Part 1, Part 2 is part 1 of 4, Part 3 is part 2 of 4, Part 4 is part 4 of 5 and part 5/5 is part 5 of 5. your gonna get a lot of mix-ups. Go and look at the file numbering then consider the fact that you put them among 20 odd other downloads, and you wonder why it's confusing!

3, Getting an attitude with someone after they spent hours trying to get it set up when you can't even update the files and manual is wrong, I was following your instruction manual. Your able to understand the mess you made of your downloads collection because you made it, but until you fix it and lose the attitude when someone follows the wrong set of directions (your directions) your gonna continue to get plenty of people who give up on you and the mod, It's a shame as it's not bad work. So again thanks for the help.

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ketxxx Creator
ketxxx Feb 17 2013, 6:54am replied:

1. If you read the readme for the TK update you will see in there a change is listed updating TK to be compatible with 1.0005, thats what I meant by reading the readme.

2. Labelling parts of the TK mod Part 1, 2, etc then ending with Part 5/5, it really doesn't get any clearer than that that there are 5 of 5 parts to the mod.

3. The attitude, is coming from you. I gave you suggestions to what the problem was, I can't help that you didn't read all the readmes and failed to realise when something is labelled part 1, part 2, etc up to part 5/5 that there are 5 parts to download. :/

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Jack23ooo
Jack23ooo Feb 13 2013, 5:24pm says:

What files am I supposed to download? (there are so many)

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ketxxx Creator
ketxxx Feb 14 2013, 7:13pm replied:

TK build 3-10-12 and the complete update 3.

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Nov 5 2012, 12:11pm says:

You were so right about your mod being a pc basher(my words not yours).
while I was trying to find a setting that does not cause loads of lag I saved my game both quick and Esc save game on object dynamic then when I changed to full dynamic or static and exit game then load save BSOD.
It does load up again if I put it back to object dynamic.
This makes it very difficult to fine tune my settings.

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ketxxx Creator
ketxxx Feb 17 2013, 7:01am replied:

grazegrabber, have you got that log file for me to look at? I know its something simple going wrong :p

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Mar 3 2013, 2:21pm replied:

Hi ket, no it did not make any log file. I'll have another go at some point. Will let you know how it goes.

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ketxxx Creator
ketxxx Nov 6 2012, 6:33am replied:

I use a retail copy of SoC, not a digital download or steam version, and don't have that problem. I'd guess either you need to uninstall the mod and SoC then reinstall, or you have a problem elsewhere in the system (outdated directx maybe?)

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Nov 7 2012, 1:02pm replied:

I use a retail copy too. uninstalled - reinstalled everything even folder in docs. direct x and all other drivers up to date.
I tried lots of variations of my above post.
This is the only game I'm having any issues with at the moment which suggests everything else(my rig)is fine.
It's a shame really, I will give it another go at some point because what I have seen of it so far looks amazing even though I have not left the rookie village yet.

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ketxxx Creator
ketxxx Nov 7 2012, 2:39pm replied:

You may have Windows related errors, they can cause SoC to freak out too. The tools I use are; pc doc pro, tuneup utilities (1 click maintenance, cleaup up hdd, registry defrag) and diskeeper. Those tools will find a hoard of things you didn't even know were wrong, guaranteed.

You saying you get a BSOD also suggests Windows problems otherwise SoC would just CTD and you could check the log.

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jimbo510
jimbo510 Oct 27 2012, 12:13pm says:

i get a blue screen when i try to load any safed game need help installed every thing properly except the user file to stalker-shoc could not find the folder. james

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