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Straight to the point: Autumn Aurora 2 will be released this year not 2014.

Posted by Vandrerer on Oct 23rd, 2013


Prepare for your journey, Stalker


Straight to the point: Autumn Aurora 2 will be released this year not 2014.
There was a few factors that influenced that decision and we won't write about the details but there shouldn't be any further delays. Currently we are polishing everything and adding the things we've left to do at the end. We probably will be able to give you the exact release date in a few weeks.


Another interesting thing is that the mod probably will change the name or will have some subtitle referring to joint efforts of Vandrerer's and CrommCruac's. We decided to join our forces and to combine Autumn Aurora 2 with an official AtmosFear for SoC and the next Absolute Nature for SoC. AtmosFear has been heavily edited to match the bleak autumn atmosphere and it's not the same one you'll see in Lost Alpha. Also the Absolute Nature has been redone.


Work progress:
Currently we are editing the maps. We've replaced the vanilla trees with the ones from Absolute Nature 3 for CoP and with the newly modelled ones never seen anywhere else. We've added hundreds of trees and bushes so the maps don't feel so empty as in vanilla.
Regarding your obvious question: does it mean that my machine won't be able to cope with that mod? Not at all. I personally observed only 7-10 FPS drop and still managed to maintain 30-60 FPS on following rig:
Intel Dual Core E5200 2.5Ghz
HD Radeon 4870 1GB DDR5
4GB DDR2 RAM
WIN 7 64bit


Last thing. We are almost 100% sure that there will be no more trailers or gameplays. It might seem strange decision but we think that when you emerge from the Sidorovich bunker for the first time the look will be rewarding. We want you to discover the game again and feel the haunting atmosphere of this mod combined from the graphics, sound and... something unspecified in the air. We will post some screens and panoramas until the release but not many. We don't want the videos and screens to spoil you the joy of exploring. Let the element of surprise be the most important. Discover the Zone again like you've never been there before. We hope you will understand our decision and we are sure that you will be rewarded.

Yours truly Autumnal Wanderers: Vandrerer & Cromm Cruac


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loner85
loner85 Oct 23 2013, 12:27pm says:

Awesome! Just plain awesome!

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Zombiestubble
Zombiestubble Oct 23 2013, 12:58pm says:

|prepare your anus for this year, not 2014.

Fixed*

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loleschido8
loleschido8 Oct 23 2013, 1:03pm says: Online

oh god.. that's some great news.. thanks a lot to both of you :D.. the idea of changing trees, adding more vegetation was just great, i'm totally fine with no videos, images are just fine and perfect.

Anyway good news!..

oh and.. Vandrerer, dude, ya should make an autumn mod for L.A when it comes out (°w°) but whatever.. thankyous!

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d4v33edz
d4v33edz Oct 23 2013, 1:38pm says:

Something to pass the winter months with, brilliant.

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CelicetheGreat
CelicetheGreat Oct 23 2013, 1:55pm says:

I never played the first Autumn Aurora, but I did transplant many of its textures and weather effects into my Priboi Story playthrough, and the game looked amazingly colorful, crisp, and cold.

This newest version however seems much more dark, gray, and stark, as if it were trying to be the MISERY of SoC.

While I prefer the color I experienced with the first, I am interested to see what kind of atmosphere this latest mod will bring to my stalker gaming :)

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GenezisO
GenezisO Oct 23 2013, 6:04pm says:

As on of the most experienced stalker over here, and there (in the Zone), I absolutely agree with releases of new videos etc. good decision(actually with stopping with releasing news). I can't wait to see my face in monitor when I first get my *** out of the Sidorovich hive xD. Keep on guard and keep on the good work which is amazing. And if you appreciate this few words, I will be pleased if you can tell me some extra informations.
If not, I still will be glad to tell you some ideas about features I(or other fans) would like to see in 2nd version of AA. Simply ask for it by PM if you wanna get some of mine.

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VigoVonHomburg
VigoVonHomburg Oct 24 2013, 5:37pm says:

Question, have you added new maps or quests or anything, or is this simply bug fixing, visual and sound overhaul like in the first autumn aurora?

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UnityBeing313
UnityBeing313 Nov 5 2013, 7:39pm says:

This year?? Misery Mod and now Autumn Aurora 2.. this is definitely the best year for gaming to me and I can't wait!!! Thank you for your passionate dedication to us fans!

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Vandrerer
Vandrerer Nov 6 2013, 2:37am replied:

You are welcome. :-)

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Frost2
Frost2 Nov 15 2013, 1:40pm says:

i really like this mod.i haven't played it because i can wait for the 2nd release.the graphics are amazing and fits perfectly within the stalker universe.one simple question:what i've seen from the photos there were a few new weapons...so AA 2 has already arsenal mod or i'll have to put it manually?(keep up the good work)

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Vandrerer
Vandrerer Nov 16 2013, 5:09am replied:

AA2 doesn't have Arsenal Mod. I'm not a fan of this modification because in my opinion it doesn't fit to Stalker's universe. AA2 has new about 8 weapons which you can find with unique NPC's(or in their corpses) and for a completed tasks.

Putting Arsenal Mod can be possible but you have to remember, that you won't have different arms textures with new outfits if you will use new weapons.

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Vandrerer
Vandrerer Nov 16 2013, 8:34am replied:

AA2 it's for 1.0006 patch ONLY. We have modified .dll's files which need only 1.0006 game version.

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Frost2
Frost2 Nov 19 2013, 6:32am says:

any updates on the release?i can feel it...it's close now....:))if it's going to be released this week it's going to be one of my best birthday gift!

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