Add addon Anomaly Radio Extended - 1.5.1 (Full Version)
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DesmanMetzger
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A radio extension mod for Anomaly that expands on the existing concept, and adds unique faction radios. This version includes a curated, and mastered audio pack.

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Anomaly Radio Extended - 1.5.1 (Full Version)
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silky_smooth
silky_smooth

thank

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Na Zdarovya!

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Grokitach
Grokitach

The wait was long by worthy. Klean was suggesting on stream to have DMCA free songs over the game when I was discussing Anomaly modding with him. This could be really cool but nearly impossible to pull out I guess.

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Thanks mate! I hope people enjoy it - The wait came from balancing all the audio :)

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Also, You can let Klean know that I'll be releasing a lite version soon (with only one song per station) that can be used as a framework to build a DMCA free station list. If someone sends me a pack of DMCA free songs I might even make a pack for him.

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A_Muller
A_Muller

He's looking for lore-friendly DCMA-free stuff, I'd love such a pack for myself as well (when I play on stream), but I've got no clue on where to find lore-friendly eastern european music that's also guaranteed DCMA-free xD

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Grokitach
Grokitach

I'm just waiting a few days to see if some bugs stand out or not. And this will immediately go as mandatory on the community add-on list ;)

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Good idea! Right now the only thing I might change is the loudness of the audio. It's a bit quiet, but I need feedback from others (in lieu of being able to play this myself for a while)

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Schuchart
Schuchart

A tad louder could be, in my opinion.

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Thanks for the feedback! Any in particular were too quiet? I'm fighting to find the right balance due to engine limitations.

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Schuchart
Schuchart

Skadovsk and Rostok megaphones would come right off my mind.

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RubyVI
RubyVI

Finally, this is essential lol

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Survoks
Survoks

Demanding a new game is not cool =(

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

A new game is needed so that the radios work. If a new game isn't started the effects don't load into the game.

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Lodagin
Lodagin

Can i ask you what should i do if i wanted to just add more songs to the vanilla radios without changing anything else?

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

The vanilla radios are all linked to one radio station, and require a different process. You should check out tronex's guide on discord of you want to edit vanilla radios.

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Lodagin
Lodagin

Thank you a lot! Do you mean official Stalker discord or there is an anomaly specific one i didn't find?

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Yep that's the one! You can ping me there and I'll point you to right direction.

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Schuchart
Schuchart

This is pure awesomeness! Finally more livelihood at Skadovsk and Jupiter Station!

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

I'm glad you're enjoying it! :)

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nazarokpukovic
nazarokpukovic

Hi. Great addon. BUT. 2 years ago I tried to make it work - failed. 1 year ago - the same thing. Now - again. I've already learned how to write sound script! Do you have Karl Milo? Cool. But it doesn't work. The problem is that all songs sound like a whisper (almost audible) at any volume. This addon is very important to me because these songs are very nostalgic) So, for example, in the Misery mod everything works fine.
I understand that creating addons is a voluntary process. I am just asking, can you help? (I am already tried Solarint's Soundscape overhaul).

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Did you start a new game for this? It's essential to do that to get it working.

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nazarokpukovic
nazarokpukovic

Of course I did, a hundred times.
So, have any ideas?
Can you turn up the volume of songs (or sources)? Its too difficult? Maybe I can do it myself using sdk (actor editor). I have already tried increasing the volume of each song in Audacity. But:
1) it has become too noisy 2) there are too many of them (more than 100). If it helps, I turned up the volume by 10dB and it helped (but with only one song and too noisy). Thanks.

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manzmnl
manzmnl

NICE to have this finally back!! Thx a ton!

Unfortunately I'm now too far in my new playthrough as I'd start over from scratch. But there is a way to initiate the changes from this mod to an ongoing game, for the most part. I did that back in the days with U4H8. I just don't remember it exactly anymore...

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Schuchart
Schuchart

If I remember correctly, it was possible to reenable at least a few of the base megaphones as they were afaik already spawned ready-to-go but in vanilla-Anomaly they had some wonky config files, the wrong file paths or used non-existent files for their sounds. Something like that but this is just an educated guess, last time I looked at the files was in something late 2019. x)

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

That's correct. Not starting a new game enables a few that are already spawned, but not the rest. You could try it and see what happens?

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SlavikGuru
SlavikGuru

Really great mod, but the radios are too quiet in my opinion. When I was at agroprom it was shadowed by the helicopter engine and in rostok I have to be right next to it to hear anything. Inside the bar it is fine however.

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Thanks for your feedback, I'll consider changing the loudness, but there are a few game limitations I'm having to fight. For Eg, the audio in rostok will start to bleed into the bar's audio if it gets too load because the bar doesn't have map effects that block above ground sound etc.

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SlavikGuru
SlavikGuru

I would love it if you could maybe add a separate "fix" to the audio. I know that it would annoy some people having Rostok radio bleeding into the bar but I wouldn't mind it.
I wish I could suggest some kind of fix to it but coding is space magic to me. I really appreciate the mod and your hard work either way!

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FerkvaWax
FerkvaWax

Thanks :)
Downloading now

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LongZero
LongZero

Fantastic mod, I had a chance to try out the Monolith version some time ago.

Right now I tested it in existing game and was able to hear the radio in a few places (haven't check them all, yet). Rookie Village was fine, Rostok and Yanov Station also, I think.

AW and Skadovsk are a bit quiet (especially Skadovsk, where audio source is outside). Pripyat doesn't work without new game :/

On the other hand, I agree with your general loudness choices - It's better to have the addon level a bit too low than too high - if it's too intrusive, and/or in area where you have to stay for a longer time, it can be irritating, especially considering that usually it's not the primary music source, people use ambient tracks or in-game radio.

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Thanks for your in depth review mate! It really helps me out to know which ones need tweaking. I decided to go quiet rather than louder not only because of why you said, but also because there's an engine limitation: I can either make them loud and cut out abruptly, or quiet a Nd fade smoothly. The alternative is that a small radio ends up being heard 700 metres away lol.

As for army warehouses,that's actually a vanilla radio I reactivated, and is inside the building,not the megaphone

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LongZero
LongZero

Yeah, in AW the sound seems to come from the old tape recorder :)
If I find something worth mentioning in other locations, I'll let you know. But i think right now, as it is, is almost perfect.

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LongZero
LongZero

I checked all locations, and here are my (very subjective) impressions:
(setup: headphones, SFX volume 1, Music volume 0.1 [ambient tracks], Envir. sounds 0.5, ambient wind sounds. General volume level... rather high.)

- Considering fact that audio source in AW is right next to important character, I'd leave loudness it as it is now, even despite I'd prefer the music to be louder.
- Skadovsk - louder, music disappears inside.
- Train hangar: louder. Gopniks don't give a **** about neighbors ;)
- Monolith sermon - louder. It's... epic, instant goosebumps.
- Bookstore: louder. For some time I wasn't able to hear the music at all, nor locate its source.
- Forester - louder. Hes old and deaf :)
- Merc base - louder. Now the radius is very small.

Other places seem to be a very good compromise.
Excellent addon. Thank you.

P.S. Rostok bar is a bit loud, seems to distort music.

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A_Muller
A_Muller

Fantastic work! it adds a lot of atmosphere, one thing that would be really cool is if this could maybe be used together with MCM for us to be able to adjust each static radio/megaphone volume output individually? I too feel that some of them are too low and almost not audible at all (train depot could definitely be increased IMO)

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

I'll probably review them this weekend and release a patch. Unless I play the game for a bit it's hard to tell what needs fixing lol. I have no idea how mcm works, so if that's something someone wants to do for me, I'll add it to the mod

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Guest
Guest

The monolith radio definitely adds another layer of fear / immersion. Nice job!

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Thank you for your kind words! I'm definitely proud of that one. Monolith are under-used imo. Check out the book store in pripyat outskirts for more creepy vibes, esp at night

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nazarokpukovic
nazarokpukovic

I found a BIG problem. At the loc Zaton (Skadovsk) the radio doesnt work. Because entire stalker_radio playlist hasnt been configured in ActorEditor.cmd -> Sound Editor (X-Ray CoP SDK).
I loaded all songs into ActorEditor.cmd and configured them (MinDist = 3 MaxDist = 30 MaxAIDist = 30) and then sync them. That helped.
Maybe it will help in other locations if something is wrong. I gave up and returned to this problem for 2.5 years. Im just a player, first discovered the resources of the game.

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Sounds don't need to be configured through actor editor, they only need to be commented... In all my years using stalker I've never heard of anyone using this. Could you post a vid of what you're doing?

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nazarokpukovic
nazarokpukovic

Ok. When I faced the problem with the radio, I started looking for a solution and at some point I found the video how to create a radio in a stalker. I did everything like that from the moment "Sound Configuring - 11:43", and it helped a lot. Sorry, but this video is in russian only, but you can see everything he does on the screen and obviously you can use subtitles.

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

I speak Russian so I understood it lol.

All my files already went through this process. It's not important to convert the files to wav format and open actor editor. If you look at the video, he only opens actor editor to open the more important SOUND editor (I used level editor but it doesn't matter). I've used the sdk to balance all my sounds, and that's how I got my values for the mod. Every station, including the ones in Skadovsk were balanced via max distance. you can see me explaining this on discord here (more than a year ago):

Discord.com

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nazarokpukovic
nazarokpukovic

Anyway, nothing worked for me until I did everything in SOUND editor. I cannot figure it out. Maybe its some sort of incompatible with some gameplay addon or smth (I didnt using the other sound addon).

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LongZero
LongZero

There is a spot outside of the Rostok bar, where you can hear music playing inside. I suppose the radius just goes a bit too far.

Location: Imgur.com

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Thanks for the bug report! It's because the bar doesn't have "sound exclusions" built into the map (Sid's bunker does for Eg). That's why I can't reduce the sound level in the bar, otherwise you would hear the megaphones over the top of it. Unfortunately I can't do anything about it unless the maps are recompiled.

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LongZero
LongZero

Thank you for clarification. It's a small, insignificant issue and I'm sure most of users won't even notice that, but reported it just in case.
Really enjoying your addon!

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LongZero
LongZero

Correction to my previous loudness observations:
when I was checking radio locations using new game and fast travel, the audio source in Skadovsk seemed to be located next to the door on the bottom level (there's a box on the wall outside, I thought that's the source). Inside, next to the bar, audio level was close to zero, as far as I remember. Now I can hear the sound coming from the radio above the bar, so obviously there's no reason to make it louder.
Weird.

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Yeah it comes from the radio near the door!

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Guest
Guest

This might be a stupid question but are the new music tracks also available on the PDA radio?

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DesmanMetzger Author
DesmanMetzger

Not stupid, actually a very good question! Unfortunately no, because they have been made to sound like various types of megaphones and radios.if I were to use these in the pda, then they would sound a bit weird.

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