The Zone of Alienation mod is an adaptation of the renowned AMK mod. It is built on top of a specialized variant of AMK that uses a magazine system. From this premise, it has expanded to aim to include the following:
I've added about 7 different weapons over the past few days, they are roughly implemented, some are hastily balanced, and many lack descriptions. However soon I will upload a video to show that the mod is currently making progress.
It is not adding weapons into the game that is difficult, it's a rather simple process. The real work is adding weapons to the trader files and on NPCs in a manner so that they are balanced in price and their placement in the game. I am currently compiling a list for the weapons that NPCs will carry that will be edited into the gameplay\character_desc files. I am deciding which NPCs get what weapons depending on the following factors.
Time spent in the Zone (experience)
Faction, or grouping.
Level the NPC is on.
These three factors determine what characters will be armed with. Loners and monolith will have the highest variety of armament. More organized factions will have a more organized use of weapons, primarily based on caliber, and the logistics of managing ammunition. Some faction goals and purposes will have an affect on NPC loadout, for instance, Duty will carry higher end shotguns than other factions to deal with mutant threats.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Zone of Alienation mod. We love games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
Your comment "+currentoption.html().toLowerCase()+" was successful. When a comment is deleted all replies to the comment will be removed as well. Because you are an admin, you can click the \"view deleted\" link above to view deleted comments in-case you wish to un-delete them in the future. If this was a mistake, click the "+currentoption.html().toLowerCase()+" link again to reverse the change.