Road to Limansk is a mod for Clear Sky aimed at improving all aspects of game play.

Report RSS The Road to Limansk Development Log #1

Check out this news post for the latest information regarding the progress of The Road to Limansk.

Posted by on

Introduction

Hello and welcome to the first development log of The Road to Limansk. Before we move on with the details of what has been happening I would like to fill everyone in as to what has been happening the past few weeks/months. As TSF mentioned in his comment, his computer was destroyed by lightning which to say the least left us with a few lemons in the desert as many months of progress was lost. Fortunately some of the data could be saved which means TSF will be able to rebuild the mod back to the level it was on if not better. If you are wondering what the impact of this will be on the release date, the answer is pretty much there, it is a major setback. While TSF continues to rebuild the components of the mod that were lost, I will be working on all the arbitrary new content we intend to add. Such as sounds, graphical improvements, items, trivia, UI, NPC skins. At the end of the day with both of us working consistently, we will be able to catch up fairly fast.

The interface Design

Since I have joined the limansk team, my first task has been to work with the UI and come up with a new style that incorporates a bit of inspiration from all the stalker games. I started with the easiest of all the UI jobs, the main menu. I started by incorporating relevant static artwork with a few animated graphics supplied by GSC gameworld. A few effects, colour modifications and lighting adjustments later I was quite happy with the results.

Road to Limansk mainmenu artwork


Limansk Loadgame & Config Menu Limansk Loadgame & Config Menu


At the very least it gets the job done and looks decent. I would like to add that the artworks used were drawn / painted by Alexander Rudenko. A talented and creative artist whom I believe is Russian, if you are reading this drop me message - it would be awesome to talk with you about your work.

Once the menu was done I moved on to the more finite elements of the interface, the ingame UI - Starting with the inventory. While CS does have its problems, by large the vanilla CS interface is pretty good. It was really just a case of cleaning it up a bit and adding our own touch to it. I tried to keep a majority of the cold colour tone, but reduced the monotonous pallete by throwing in some rusty borders and other grayish/black metals. The result came out quite nicely and the inventory features a few traits from the other stalker games.

Limansk Inventory


Some things to note about this inventory:

  • 10 Belt Slots
  • Functional Slots for all weapons and first person items
  • Character model display like in ShoC
  • Vanilla CS Radiation / Vitality indicators
  • Notifications for possible features such as hunger and thirst will be independent of the inventory most likely.

In any case, please drop me a comment on what you thought of this post. Would you like more regular updates. Is the content interesting, is there enough content. Let me know what you think so that the next one may be better.

Thanks for reading - Predator_828

Comments
Georg_Ravioli
Georg_Ravioli

Excellent to hear from the mod team again, I hope things will go more smoothly now.

The new inventory layout in particular looks excellent, a nice balance between old and new. I'm assuming the 10 belt slots means ammo will have to be placed on the belt, perhaps in magazine form?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+5 votes
Maggy_

Can people stop using russian font? That mirrored "R" is spelled "ja" IRL. "P" would make more sense.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+7 votes
NanoTheBandit
NanoTheBandit

Not exactly "ja" but more with a sound of 'yah'

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Maggy_

I know but my mother tongue is Estonian so i "hear" and "see" things differently :P

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Lito.LV
Lito.LV

As I also know Russian, it bugs me a lot...

Reply Good karma Bad karma+7 votes
M0S1N
M0S1N

O! Latvieši ar spēlē stalker! :D

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
TheLeadHead
TheLeadHead

@thedark.stalker Un kaa veel. :P

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Soliddoors_ZA Author
Soliddoors_ZA

Apologies guys. I had no idea, I chose that flipped R to make it seem more Russian.

Reply Good karma+3 votes
mp5lng
mp5lng

It look cool though :D

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
loner85
loner85

I don't think that STALKER actually needs this kind of gimmicky stuff like a mirrored "R" to look more "slav".

Apart from that, it's absolutely stunning what you created there, incredibly atmospheric...and, most importantly, very fitting to the game's setting.

Love how in the last pic it's not just another "gas mask man", but an actual face.

How about putting the title into the upper left corner instead? Right now the lower right part looks a bit over-"populated". Maybe you could make the lettering a bit smaller, too.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Capt.Host
Capt.Host

I love the work being done here. Really sad about the progress on the mod being lost, though...
Best of luck :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
FoxyDouds
FoxyDouds

Where can I download the beautiful wallpapers (back screens) ... please ?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Maggy_

I really like the gray look of it btw

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
ZYQUIST
ZYQUIST

I did not play Clear Sky yet, just checked the start with some mods.
I wait for a year now to play CS with this mod!!
Thx for your Dev news.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
Developer
Limansk mod team
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Follow
News
Browse
News
Report
Report
Share
Related Games
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky First Person Shooter
Related Groups
Limansk mod team
Limansk mod team Developer