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MDT is here with a pre-release notion and greetings to everyone who patiently awaits the upcoming release.

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MISERY 2.1 RELEASES MARCH 18


GENERAL NOTICE
MDT member in charge of publishing the mod (N.Aaroe) is situated in Denmark.
This means that the mod will be released on the afternoon of Central European Time (UTC+01:00).
Please also take into consideration that ModDB staff will have to approve the uploaded data beforehand. Bottle neck traffic can be expected so please be patient regarding the various uploads, website updates etc.

Currently you may experience some delay on replies from emails directed at miserymod.com.
This is due to the release at hand but also the fact that this mod is a product of non-profit hobby work and as such we can't reply and service everyone swiftly. We are very thankful for your patience and understanding in this regard.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT FROM 2.1 BETA?
Well, a lot! Thanks to a band of veteran testers in the Testing Lab we have spotted and fixed many bugs.
But we didn't stop there.
The upcoming official release of 2.1 will have polished features and tweaked balance.
In addition we put an effort into performance optimization also.
What this means is that people with higher end rigs will have slightly higher FPS and slightly less stutter.
People with lower end rigs will notice that the mod now runs more fluently than ever before.
If the sun and the moon is set right you may even be able to increase the graphical settings without your rig giving up on the X-Ray engine. This is not only due to a nice texture optimization by the new, and very devoted, MDT member Stiivais but also multiple script enhancements by S.T.A.L.K.E.R. community bug crusher no.1: Yastiandrie.

LOCALIZATION
The MISERY mod 2.1 will be released in english, polish and russian.
The russian version is still in BETA stage but we felt like not holding the mod back because of this.
Sadly, the french version got lost and this is the sort of thing that will happen from time to time as with any other project. Our gentleman in charge of french translation was 95% done but the data was lost, unfortunately.

Other cool people have contacted us about translating the mod and we are of course very grateful for that. Please note that by translating the MISERY mod you are looking at a task almost of the same proportions as when translating a standard novel. It is a lot of text and not a one-man job to be honest.

But as it seems there are many devoted and passionate gamers around that would like to give a hand on translation. Because of this we have now created a thread in the Testing Labs solely for this purpose. Finally we have a place and forum for translations, and communication between people who are interested in this aspect. We are truly honored to be able to state that a japanese, german and italian translation is in the making!


Dark Mode main menu ^^

WHAT IS THIS TALK ABOUT A SILVER PLATE?
This is a term that we like to use when we talk about 'wrapping up the data' and estimated release.
What we mean by this is that a mod of this scale must be delivered properly as hundreds of people are downloading the mod in the few hours right after release. So, we have to make sure that the installation process runs smoothly and with thousands if unique rigs odds are that one or more people may experience some issues with either installation or starting the game.
MDT do all we can do make sure that what we deliver is as solid as it gets.

By 'silver plate' we also refer to the fact that this mod is not 'simply' delivered in raw data form for manual installation. We put a lot of effort into designing an installation program for the mod and with the release of MISERY 2.1 there are more optional installation options than ever before.
It is safe to say that the exe installer has been updated more than a dozen times to keep up with the ever changing situation of the mod.

GOOD THINGS COMES TO THOSE WHO WAIT
It is no surprise that MDT now is the proud owner of a powerful Amazon S3 server.
Not only will this ensure safe and solid downloads for everyone it will also allow us to avoid third party mirrors for the convenience of everyone.
But upon release there will be a nice surprise synchronized with the event.
It will remain a secret until March 18 - but it is safe to say that you can't miss it.

MDT WILL NEVER STOP
It is safe to say that MISERY 2.1 will not be last thing you see from us.
Although MISERY 2.1 can be considered a project completion there will be updates to follow.
We already have a new and very creative feature in the testing phases and of course the mod will be updated when new translations are completed.
The energy and passion that drives this modding team seems unstoppable.
One of our key developers, Marcin Trojanowski (trojanuch) was recently married and he could not control himself even on his wedding day, where a bunch of tweaks where accomplished.
That is how much we are addicted to the Zone!

THANKS
Thanks for all the encouragement and feedback that we get.
This is the reason why we put such an effort into the public display and promotion of our mod project.
The mod would never have reached this point if it wasn't for You (you know who you are).

In case you are interested the [active] MISERY Development Team is:

These people are spending hours every day to improve on the MISERY mod.
We also get much help and support from talented russian modders like practik, and Chorbit!
See all credits on miserymod.com.
Join the fangroup: StalkersoftheZone

Peace, N.Aaroe on behalf of MDT

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FrikysKiller
FrikysKiller

I'll try it when it comes out, you can bet on that.

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phillon
phillon

Just want to say thank you to all involved for your hard work. It is really appreciated by the STALKER community. /salute

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Daemonion

Holy hell! Congrats on the marriage, Trojanuch!

And congrats to the rest of the team, of course :)

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sHaKeNbAkE..
sHaKeNbAkE..

Great job....now take a day or two off! :)

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N.Aaroe Author
N.Aaroe

Thanks - but you know we won't ;)

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ShotgunSurgeon
ShotgunSurgeon

Might I ask if Misery will incorporate a minimod manager? If users could toggle additional changes, This would make misery the standard by which all others will be judged, and would allow much greater customization, and could expedite development and field testing.

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N.Aaroe Author
N.Aaroe

The main menu features new aspects that can be toggled on/off even during your game.
In addition the installer of 2.1 offers more variation, including hardcore and rookie modes

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

This is good to here! As I thought that was one of the only real issues I've had, besides the performance which seems to have been greatly improved as well.

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Lui-Puttony
Lui-Puttony

When it comes out and there be a torrent link i have to try it,but the flaslight system annoys me

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DoctorSpanky
DoctorSpanky

Looking forward to it, Misery was acting a bit strange at times last I tried it but hopefully that was because of the Beta.

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Doyle_138
Doyle_138

So Stalker. Very Zone.

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7ty7
7ty7

Congratulations on the wedding, Trojanuch.

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theTops
theTops

Thank you MDT!!!! :)

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FreedomS.T.A.L.K.E.R
FreedomS.T.A.L.K.E.R

*Pre-release hype from the community*

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VikCleDoom
VikCleDoom

goddammit yes!

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Chezzlor
Chezzlor

What a great post. This is very exciting! And Trojanuch working on the mod during his wedding day? wow lol. EA would want to hire you :/

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Reef_Budseed
Reef_Budseed

They are better than EA.

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cykososhull
cykososhull

For those about to Stalk. We salute you!

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lucky88shp
lucky88shp

MDT is the best....and MISERY the best mod ever!
What is that surprise...perhaps a kick-a$$ trailer?!!
Man, it sux that I am so busy right now that I will not be able to play it! : (

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skogkniv
skogkniv

This updates unprecedented level of polish and refinement has been a long time coming. We are all grateful. Take some time off and enjoy yourselves! Cheers

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Tordiff
Tordiff

Has this gotten rid of the bullet sponge bandits? Even if they're wearing a tracksuit they still take a few shotgun rounds to the face.

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Vulpes
Vulpes

Thanks a lot for your patience and your work. This mod is a real gem! Well done!
And congratulations to trojanuch!

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Reef_Budseed
Reef_Budseed

Gonna have a hard time getting away from 2.1beta as I have made millions and can have/do any weapon/armor combo I like...:)
I hope your hard work has it due rewards for all at MDT.
Thank you for an incredible job.
Cheers!

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Beez-one
Beez-one

Is artifact hunting worth it now?

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

Perfect timing. My saves just became corrupt.

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Jonex_
Jonex_

Thanks for all the hard work. I am very excited :)

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Warick70
Warick70

I got to say, Thanks alot MDT. To have been an admirer since 69% all the way to 2.1 beta, it has been an incredible journey. Love the work you guys have done and put into a "hard to work with" engine like X-Ray Engine the fact you just kept on going. Awesome work. Couldn't ask for a better mod or a better class of modders in my opinion.

Ps, Congrats to Marcin on getting married :P

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CrommCruac
CrommCruac

One of our key developers, Marcin Trojanowski (trojanuch) was recently married and he could not control himself even on his wedding day, where a bunch of tweaks where accomplished.

Married to the Zone?

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kcs123
kcs123

Trojanuch hide that info from most of MDT members, I guess.
Well, congratulations on marriage, best wishes from me.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

If only they would fix the damn crashes. What useful are "updates" if the game crashes every ******* 5 minutes and while loading after a couple of times hard-saving. The mod is still a ******* mess and this is annoying. It has potential but it's instable as a bottle of nitro-glycerine it's not funny anymore U_U

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

This is incredible for a mod team to accomplish. This brings whole new meaning to "survival horror", we would never get something like this from a triple A game. Thank you to the MISERY team whole heartedly for giving STALKER fans what we've been waiting for!

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