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Beef's Sidorovich Simulator brings the strange futuristic concept of "Phone Calls" to your 3D PDA. In this first iteration, Sidorovich will occasionally call you to tell you how he feels about your current hit %. Additionally includes tracking of lifetime hit %.

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Beef's Sidorovich Simulator v0.81 for RC19+
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matthewpro2011
matthewpro2011

HUH, this is an interesting Idea, I'll give it a wirl and see how it goes.

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theRealBeef Author
theRealBeef

In the future, I plan to expand into additional phone calls ... but for now it's only Sidorovich

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matthewpro2011
matthewpro2011

Well if anything, so far it works and I like it. I think I'll keep it around

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PripyatBandit
PripyatBandit

Hey, Marked One, let's go bowling!

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theRealBeef Author
theRealBeef

Only if you can impress Sid. He's not so easy to impress these days

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Cyph3R213
Cyph3R213

I was thinking the same thing. How this feels like Roman calling Niko all the time to go bowling.

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natalianoss
natalianoss

Ngl I kinda wish it only updated once per day vs every firefight or two, it feels like im getting a call whenever I open my pda.

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[TK]
[TK]

*GTA IV FLASHBACKS*

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theRealBeef Author
theRealBeef

Right now it calls every 200 rounds fired. It'll be adjustable in the future but I haven't got it implemented yet.

If its too frequent for how many rounds you spend, you can increase /gamedata/scripts/sid_is_judging_you.script

on line 40: increase the "shot_count > 200" value to something like 600 or 800

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natalianoss
natalianoss

Thanks beef, i'll go and tweak them out.

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theRealBeef Author
theRealBeef

No problem, the ui_options.script is tricky trying to get persistent options to save.

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El_Wrobel
El_Wrobel

I love the idea, I've been looking for a mod that would bring Lost Alpha's pda conversations to anomaly, makes perfect sense and I never understood why no one has done it anywhere else.

I won't be downloading this since I don't want Sidorovich to judge me when I mag dump my OC-33, but I'll be keeping an eye out on this one.

Single suggestion/question though, I hope you plan to allow making long range calls, in Lost Alpha you could only talk to nearby stalkers which made it more an immersion item than an actual functionality.

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theRealBeef Author
theRealBeef

Wasn't aware of the LA PDA chat.

I reached out to the LA team to see if I can incorporate the NPC conversation tracking they incorporated. It seems clever. In any case, if I get permission and use their framework it'll suffer from the same problems of "long range" phone calls just due to how A-life functions.

If not, I'll come up with probably a less robust but different implementation that won't have that limitation.

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MilligraM313
MilligraM313

Lol, Love it

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theRealBeef Author
theRealBeef

It's just the tip of the iceberg on my to-do list. This is a proof of concept

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JihadiV
JihadiV

loved it lol, sometimes crashes my game since it is MODDB version but I am surprised it works. Do you make update announcements from discord or here? Because I think it would be nice to see a larger update (like being able to send certain messages at radiochat where all other stalkers talk: such as when you find an artifact saying your thropy etc), it would be nice to see Sid texting you llol

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theRealBeef Author
theRealBeef

I got permission from the Lost Alpha team to use some of their back-end code in my mod, so that's a huge possibility that I'll be exploring. Unfortunately, I have a lot of parallel projects both in Anomaly and IRL so no timeline yet ...

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nb79
nb79

it would be cool if instead of going back to the quest giver in lots of mission, they would just call you, or better maybe you call them. And if they have some kind of item reward put it in a designated chest or something.... that would be very nice.

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theRealBeef Author
theRealBeef

That's exactly my plan - I won't include quests if reward includes items, but if reward is just money, then I don't think you should have to travel to them when they can just venmo you some rubles.

I also will include the ability to accept quests via sms / phone call.

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jpbernardo81
jpbernardo81

will this be compatible with 1.5.1?

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theRealBeef Author
theRealBeef

As of now, no it isn't - it was more of a proof of concept mod for a larger project that I haven't gotten started on yet. I will update it once I get around to starting on the larger project, since it has some of the scripted functions that I will be using.

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blueminerz21
blueminerz21

very nice however 1.5.1 may have broken some things like the image that is meant to show up, doesnt, and the percentages can be a bit wacky like 133 percent or 6 out of 3 shots hits lol

10/10 mod 11/10 if it wasnt broken, uncle sidorovich remembers to call my more than my own parents

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reter
reter

this should be integrated in more ways, awesome

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