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Continuing where the famous Argus left, I take the responsibility for the sequel to Photo Realistic Zone, namely, Photo Realistic Zone 2, re-texturing and re-mastering every single texture wise aspect of the STALKER trilogy. I strive to create the best stand-alone texture pack out there, to both modernize and refresh our now pretty old and beloved game!

Posted by [TZP]LoNer1 on Aug 20th, 2012

Hello fellow S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S...

I want to take a moment of your precious hunting time to introduce my newest project, Photo Realistic Zone². Many of you know the original mod, made by Argus, and consisted of the "Structures" pack and the "Creatures" pack. I took both of these textures packs, with some other high resolution textures from Cromm Cruac and merged them all together, as a base for my mod.

Now, I didn't take the textures from various packs, merged them and took credit for them. I followed various texturing tutorials, recognizing different materials, usability of photo's, making my own textures with various other textures, making seamless textures etc. etc. I've come a far way, from making my very first weapon skins to my latest works.

"There is a lot more to texturing than you think. You need to have a keen eye for shapes and design, you need to know traditional art theory, you need to be great at observing and picking apart things, and you need to know how to balance your shapes, among many other skills." - racer455
So with that in mind, I'd like to welcome you to my newest project, old followers, newcomers, everyone. Please, be sure to leave as much feedback as possible so I can imrpove even more. I need you guys in order to make a balanced texture pack, because I am sure most of you guys wont agree on every new texture I make.

So again, welcome both old and new, to the Photo Realistic Zone²


This mod will be compatible with every mod.

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[TZP]LoNer1 Aug 20 2012 says:

So please, please, please... Leave more feedback, writing a comment for me will help out clear problems easier, faster and it will in the end be more convenient because fixing stuff before the release is better than putting out a patch!


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Judicat0r Aug 20 2012 says:

Good look for youir new work.

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HocterDaggiz Aug 20 2012 says:

Woot! This sounds awesome. Can't wait to see more of it.

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Predalienator Aug 20 2012 says:

Will your texturing style lean towards a HD-revamp of the default textures or will it make the textures more gritty?

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[TZP]LoNer1 Aug 21 2012 replied:

Both a HD revamp, and more gritty textures. I aim to make the zone look like a real abandoned place. That's why it will be a great combination with S.W.T.C. [Stalker Weather Overhauled Complete] and Absolute Nature Spring edition. It will reflect the real zone, where the buildings are slowly tearing apart but the wildlife has all of the time to grow and blush ;)

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MemoHK Aug 21 2012 says:

We agree! :D

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Brca95 Aug 21 2012 says:

This is going to be good. Good luck!

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Stealth-Killer Aug 21 2012 says:

I would really like to see some new metal textures.. in HD. The old rusty ones are driving me crazy! ;)

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Daemonion Aug 23 2012 says:

Good luck with this, man. I'll be keeping an eye on it!

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d4v33edz Oct 19 2012 says:

It's a good lucking mod, full marks for it being so compatible with lots of other mods.

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algeoml Mar 21 2013 says:

Is there somewhere I can get some help integrating this texture pack with complete 2012. So far when I attempted to use the texture pack it overwrote complete 2012 or it seemed to at least, loading screen diff etc... .Anyways total noob here, but excited to try these textures out. Thanks!!

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