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:

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Here is a rough draft of what I've come up with so far for NPC loadouts in the next patch. Some of these weapons aren't even in-game yet, and are thus purely theoretical, other weapons are already put into the proper files and are well-established.

Posted by FatalFunnel on Feb 16th, 2012

---------------======STALKER======-----------------

Cordon/rookies

PM
PB
Fort 12
TT-33
CZ52
BM-16
TOZ34
MP5
AKS-74U
Mosin nagant

Garbage/experienced

AKS-74U
Remington 870
TOZ34
Mosin Nagant sniper
Fort 12
MR-444 Bagira
m1935
TT-33
CZ52
AK-74

North of Garbage/veteran

AK-74
AKS-74
Remington 870
Winchester 1300
M16a1
MR-444 Bagira
m1911
GsH-18
TT-33
CZ-52

Master

AK-74m
AN-94
OTs-12 tiss replica
OTs-14 Groza
AS Val
LR300
SIG 550
G36
SIG 552
G36c
SVD
Remington 870
Winchester 1300
OC33 Pernach
glock18c
GsH-18
MR-444 Bagira
USP45
sig p220


---------------======DOLG======-----------------

Experienced/Garbage

AK-74m
SPAS12
GSh-18
MR-444 Bagira

Veteran/Master

OTs-14 Groza / AK9
Saiga 12k
RPK-74
PKM
GSh-18
sig p220

General Voronin/Skull

AS Val


---------------======MILITARY======-----------------

Standard issue

MR-444 Bagira
AK-74, or AKS-74

Special operations ordinary

AK-74m
GSh-18

Special operations heavy team

RPK-74/PKM
GSh-18

Special operations rapid response team

OTs-14 Groza
GSh-18

Special operations infiltration team

AS Val's with scopes
AK9s with suppressors
GSh-18s with suppressors
PB, or more likely PSS
VSS for squad sniper

---------------======BANDITS======-----------------

Novice

PM
PB
Fort-12
TT33
CZ52
BM-16
PPsh 41
Mosin Nagant

Experienced

M1935
MP5
MR-444 Baghira
Bizon
TT33
CZ52
TOZ-34
Remington 870
AK-47 and AKS-47

Veteran

Beretta 92fs
GSh-18
Walther P99
Winchester M1300
Mossberg 590
AKM and AKMS with attachments
SPAS-12

Master/Elite

Beretta 92fs
GSh-18
USP-45
Walther P99
AKS-74u
AKS-74
Saiga12K

---------------======MERC======-----------------

lower ranks

M1911/USP45
FNC
L85
FAMAS
LR300
M4A1
P90

higher ranks

glock18c
HK416
M16A4
G3


---------------======SVOBODA======-----------------

Experienced/Vet

M1911
USP45
P220

M16A3
SIG 550
Mossberg 590

Master/unique NPCs

G36
G3

Sniper

SVD

Max

SVU

---------------======Ecologists======-----------------

Standard Ecologist (equipped for self-defense only)

L85
FAMAS
Walther P99

Equipped for combat

Walther P99
FN2000
Winchester M1300



---------------======MONOLITH======-----------------

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Drag0
Drag0 Feb 17 2012, 5:27am says:

Monolith- knives, lol

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EvilElmo23
EvilElmo23 Feb 17 2012, 9:41am replied:

why not. I mean they are fanatics right?

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FatalFunnel Author
FatalFunnel Feb 17 2012, 12:37pm replied:

I could write an article specifically about Monolith, if you guys would like me to.

I made Monolith have question marks instead of a sure answer because I don't have any particular weapon in mind with them, I just plan on giving them just about every type of weapon under the sun, and any caliber. I may even add randomly generated loadouts just for them.

Monolith are by far the most disorganized faction in the Zone. Even Loners have more sensible use of equipment, and they're not even a true "faction."

On the outskirts of the brain scorcher they just use whatever they scavenge from those that wander too close, yet starting towards Pripyat, then the CNPP, and the Sarcophagus they begin to become more organized and better equipped.

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Drag0
Drag0 Feb 19 2012, 12:40pm replied:

It would be cool, if monolith scumbags would attack you with knives in the underground levels... They have wall-hacks anyway and you are outnubered, it sucks when they are using powerful guns there... Besides, this would be some sort of amusement. You know, meat just keeps coming at you while you try to headshot them. They are fanatics after all, as EvilElmo23 pointed out.

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Lacedaemonius
Lacedaemonius Feb 17 2012, 8:35pm says:

Why is the 870 only used by experienced stalkers?
For that matter why is the AKS-74U and MP5A3 found so early in the game?
Hell, why no AKMs?

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N3uR0m4nT3
N3uR0m4nT3 Feb 18 2012, 4:30pm replied:

I think the keyword here is "progression". As you progress through the game you find better equipment - artifacts, weapons, suits. In some games you level up, in others it's done differently.

AKM is a reliable and powerful rifle. It wouldn't look out of place in the hands of a rookie given its relatively high availability, but it would spoil progression a bit. I tend to stick to assault rifles, so I'm content with having to wait some more rather than having one straight out of Cordon.

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N3uR0m4nT3
N3uR0m4nT3 Feb 18 2012, 5:29pm says:

So, FatalFunnel, where's SKS? :P

It's perfect as an ulterior rookie weapon, also for bandits. Would you be able to implement stripper clips with the mag system? Or maybe it could just feed directly from the ammo stack.

About elite bandits, I have a feeling they would probably carry expensive western stuff (like in vanilla I think?) as symbol of wealth, just to show off. Also if I recall correctly the criminal subculture I think they're loosely based on En.wikipedia.org used to be in starkly anticommunist, so a fascination with the west and western stuff might apply. Of course the rookies are ok with the cheap local stuff.

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FatalFunnel Author
FatalFunnel Feb 20 2012, 8:37pm replied:

At the moment I have some novice stalkers carrying around SKS's and maybe one out of 5 that carries an AK-47.

Sid sells 7.62 AK's, they're half the price of the 74 variants sold by other traders. He also has an AK-74 in stock, but it's twice the price for what barman sells it for.

I plan on writing in an event where he drops prices for his 5.45 guns and opens up a better selection to the player.

Dark Valley will probably be one of the places in the Zone that is most 7.62x39 heavy, since many of the bandits there use it, and some of the stalkers that spawn there are supposed to use AKMs too.

At the moment I'm trying to completely re-balance all pistol calibers, I made big changes to AP earlier today.

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FatalFunnel Author
FatalFunnel Feb 19 2012, 11:47am says:

Here is the latest test version if anyone wants to try it, I'm releasing it so I can gather feedback on what I have changed so far, and what people feel that it is lacking. This is not an official release so it is largely unpolished in nature.

Zone of Alienation, v1.05 RC1

Part 1
Jumbofiles.com

Part 2
Jumbofiles.com

Part 3
Jumbofiles.com


Shader settings might look a little off, I suggest you paste these values over where appropriate in your user.ltx

rs_c_brightness 1.1
rs_c_contrast 1.1
rs_c_gamma 0.9

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Drag0
Drag0 Feb 19 2012, 4:33pm replied:

Files are damaged, cannot open.

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FatalFunnel Author
FatalFunnel Feb 19 2012, 9:31pm replied:

You're not supposed to open, you're supposed to extract with 7.zip, although you may know that already.

7-zip.org

In any case you may have had a problem on your end, I just downloaded it and extracted it, started a new game, works fine.

I feel like I just wasted valuable time to prove a point, although I suppose not, since it's testing, after all.

If you want I may try hosting the original archive here.

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Drag0
Drag0 Feb 20 2012, 7:21am replied:

Well, I had winrar, so probably that was the reason for my failure. Yes, 7zip solves the problem. Thanks.

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