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Changes and expands many aspects of bounty squads to be both more logical and fair.

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Bounty Squads Expanded 1.0.5
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utsubo
utsubo

"Bounty squads stop targeting the player during sleep."
Thanks for the great feature. Being attacked while waking up is certainly realistic, but it was interfering with the fun of the game.

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kriosasad
kriosasad

Up until I read this description I had no idea bounty hunters were an actual thing. I always wondered why I would wake up to a firing squad firing at me/my allies right when I woke up. Would never make sense that if I slept in Military Warehouses (which was entirely owned by my faction) yet enemies would still end up right next to me upon waking up. Defeating the purpose of sleeping safely in my own base. Amazing mod. Thank you!

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PossuM
PossuM

"they no longer spawn out of thin air or in hostile territory. "

excellent, instant download

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SEV3RE
SEV3RE

Brilliant Work my Dude !

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Torenico
Torenico

Thank you. As someone who plays Ironman quite often, bounty squads were the bane of my existence. Nothing like getting rushed by a squad of mercs using the best weapons the Zone can offer while you barely have a suit and a Mosin Nagant. What did I ever do to anger so many people anyways, if my reputation is excellent?!

<3

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twinstar360
twinstar360

Finally i can go outside without getting ********** by Monoliths Duty and Military groups

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Jenya77
Jenya77

When I kill someone from the enemy squad in the red forest, squads from all locations come at me to kill me already knowing my location. Will this addon remove this problem in the vanilla version? where is mcm menu?

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MoreLove1
MoreLove1

Is it possible to make these squads always hostile to the player? In the original, I was followed by a crowd of neutrals, if you are a scientist, this is ridiculous.

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

Was this some weirdness with dynamic faction relations? They only ever spawned when the bounty faction was hostile to the player. But if you had a ceasefire before they reached you, I could see this happening. I'll see if this is possible

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Cornolius
Cornolius

*Only master and legendary-ranked players will get the geared-up alpha squads*
Can we have a version without this change? Some experinced players like to get shiny good armor and weapons during their hobo phase, if I can rekt an alpha squad with a pm and toz, I want some rewards. Thanks in advance

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

You can change what section spawn at each rank inside configs/plugins/bounty_squads.ltx

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TheVoidPancake
TheVoidPancake

~ STACK TRACEBACK:

d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\_g.script (line: 2069) in function 'alife_create'
d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\sim_board.script (line: 139) in function 'create_squad'
d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\sim_squad_bounty.script (line: 80) in function 'try_spawn'
d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\sim_squad_bounty.script (line: 227) in function 'f'
d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\_g.script (line: 370) in function 'functor_a'
d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\_g.script (line: 458) in function <d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\_g.script:453>
~ ------------------------------------------------------------------------
!ERROR: alife_create | section [bandit_sim_squad_experienced] is invalid!
! [SCRIPT ERROR]: d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\sim_board.script:140: attempt to index local 'squad' (a nil value)

FATAL ERROR

[error]Expression : <no expression>
[error]Function : CScriptEngine::lua_error
[error]File : ..\xrServerEntities\script_engine.cpp
[error]Line : 191
[error]Description : fatal error
[error]Arguments : LUA error: d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\sim_board.script:140: attempt to index local 'squad' (a nil value)

stack trace:

I encountered this Crash today, chilling and organizing my Inventory at Loris's Farm. No other addons were installed that touches Squads.

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

Ah sorry about that. I messed up and got the section name wrong - wrote sim_squad_experienced instead of sim_squad_advanced.

Anyway, the fixed new version 1.0.2 has been uploaded. Thanks for posting the crash log.

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TheVoidPancake
TheVoidPancake

Nice, Thank you for the quick fix :)

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reaven
reaven

Good job, I will try this out!

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Rundas95
Rundas95

Is this Compatible with warfare gamemode ?

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

Yes

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farson424
farson424

WARNING: collect_translations | strings of (st_dyn_news_spam_faction_stalker_) don't exist!
-bounty_squads.attack - target: actor - rush: true
! ERROR on rejecting: entity not found. parent_id = [20948], entity_id = [20955], frame = [23161].

FATAL ERROR

[error]Expression : <no expression>
[error]Function : handler_base
[error]File : xrDebugNew.cpp
[error]Line : 988
[error]Description : pure virtual function call

stack trace:

Happended when i killed the factions important member Sin

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

Hmm, looking into this. Not really sure why killing a story NPC would cause bounty squads to crash.

Do you have any addons that modify NPCs? Like HD Models? If you don't have the hotfix linked in the description of 'Anomaly HD Models Addon', the Sin character causes a crash when you kill him.

It also looks like you have an error related to the dynamic news messaging - do you have an addon related to that at all?

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lyrathechimera
lyrathechimera

Will it still spawn bounty squads after a faction is wiped out in warfare? I assume not because they no longer have territory.

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

Your thinking is correct. Bounty squads only spawn from positions where that faction has a squad. If a faction has no squads, they'll never spawn bounty squads.

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lyrathechimera
lyrathechimera

excellent! <3

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khlebnikov00
khlebnikov00

I remember when I was once a virgin dooty rookie, and on my first mission i got jumped by 3 freedomers with L85s and mossbergs, all i had was a makarov. good times, but good riddance. great mod

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serega656
serega656

Как я могу узнать , кто охотится на меня ?

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Ziggylata
Ziggylata

Think you can make a version of this where there are more bounty squads after you, but with your "dont get killed in your sleep" fixes? I have literally never seen/never noticed a bounty squad in all my time of playing and ive been a legendary stalker on more than one occasion. Id love to bump up this difficulty aspect.

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

It's easy enough to do this by modifying configs/plugins/bounty_squad.ltx and increasing the max number of possible bounty squads per rank. Combine that with MCM and set the slider to a higher base spawn % chance, and you'll have plenty of attacks

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mrmaks10
mrmaks10

Я так и не понял, как это работает!?

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RufusVulpecula
RufusVulpecula

Hi! I'm facing the following crash:

FATAL ERROR

[error]Expression : new_id.size()
[error]Function : CCharacterInfo::InitSpecificCharacter
[error]File : ..\xrServerEntities\character_info.cpp
[error]Line : 61
[error]Description : assertion failed

Issue went away after disabling this mod, do you think it is related?

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

It's unlikely.

This particular crash is often seen when you've exceeded the maximum number of ALife objects (2^16). ALife objects include stalkers, mutants, any object that has physics associated with it (barrels, boxes, props, etc), and items. Essentially, the game has run out of IDs to give new objects (error in "new_id.size()"). Likely culprits include overly fast spawn rates, Dynamic object addons, or excessive hoarding of items.

You may have "fixed" the crash by removing this addon, because you prevented a bounty squad from spawning when you were already at the ID limit. But this just delays it until the next ALife object spawns that exceeds the limit.

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RufusVulpecula
RufusVulpecula

I understand. I'll check and tweak my settings accordingly. Thank you for taking the time to explain the issue and of course making this great addon!

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

I've actually learned that this crash can happen due to Ukrainian voices overwriting an Alife profiles addon

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RufusVulpecula
RufusVulpecula

I've started a new game with ambient anomalies disabled to save some ids but the issue is happening again. I'm not using any over the top population factors either. I do have dynamic objects, dynamic stalkers, dynamic mutants and dynamic nocturnal mutants though but their spawn settings are just 1/10th of default settings. I could not resolve the issue on that save no matter what. I've disabled the voice line mods also. It's definitely not related to your mod though.

Update for the curious: It was a conflict with MAO and rowan's alife profiles. Doing a manual merge fixed the issue.

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batonmax228
batonmax228

Look, I don't mean to sound like a noob, but who are the bounty squads???

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

Ever had a Monolith bounty squad jump you in Cordon? And they're all geared with exoskeletons and high-tech weapons? Or an enemy squad spawned on top of you after sleeping?

That was probably a "bounty squad". It's a vanilla Anomaly feature where, at low enough reputation or high enough rank, your enemies will spawn alpha squads to kill you. You've probably seen PDA messages from other STALKERs saying something like "I heard batonmax has made many enemies, and they plan to hunt him down in Cordon." or "I heard batonmax has a bounty on his head".

This addon refines the system to make more sense and be more fair.

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batonmax228
batonmax228

Yes, I think I get it, thanks!

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Con.RoXP
Con.RoXP

New game required?

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

No

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AoshiZero
AoshiZero

Crashes when I installed it on a existing save file.

! [SCRIPT ERROR]: ...mes/stalker anomaly\gamedata\scripts\actor_status.script:359: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)

FATAL ERROR

[error]Expression : <no expression>
[error]Function : CScriptEngine::lua_error
[error]File : ..\xrServerEntities\script_engine.cpp
[error]Line : 191
[error]Description : fatal error
[error]Arguments : LUA error: ...mes/stalker anomaly\gamedata\scripts\actor_status.script:359: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)

stack trace:

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Con.RoXP
Con.RoXP

Hmm I installed it on an existing save too and didn't have any crashes. It might be something else?

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

This is caused by an old version of VoDis/AltIcons, not this addon

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AoshiZero
AoshiZero

Well both this addon and VoDis is brand new. I just found them from a youtuber. I also ran bounty hunter without VoDis and it stilled crashed. It is the only addon that seems to have issues but it may be something else affecting it, I don't know.

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

Here's a copy-paste from the Anomaly Discord by the VoDis author:

"If your game crashes with this being the reason/log:
LUA error: d:/games/anomaly\gamedata\scripts\actor_status.script:359: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)

Please remove "az_vodis_centeredicons.script" from your gamedata/scripts folder.

This update pretty much removes it, but those that have it must remove it manually.
Moddb.com"

So make sure you remove the offending file manually.

If you still believe that this addon is causing a crash, please post the log like you did for your original post

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AoshiZero
AoshiZero

I do not know if it is this mod or not. I have removed the file and attempted to load it with the bounty files added and I get the same crash. I attempted removing the bounty files and centered icons file and I still crash. The only way I can fix the crashing is by emptying the scripts folder, loading successfully then putting the scripts back in and playing without adding the bounty files. I find it very confusing.

! [LUA] SCRIPT RUNTIME ERROR
! [LUA] ...mes/stalker anomaly\gamedata\scripts\actor_status.script:359: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)
! [SCRIPT ERROR]: ...mes/stalker anomaly\gamedata\scripts\actor_status.script:359: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)

FATAL ERROR

[error]Expression : <no expression>
[error]Function : CScriptEngine::lua_error
[error]File : ..\xrServerEntities\script_engine.cpp
[error]Line : 191
[error]Description : fatal error
[error]Arguments : LUA error: ...mes/stalker anomaly\gamedata\scripts\actor_status.script:359: bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)

stack trace:

This is without the bounty files and the centered icons file in the script folder.

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

It's not this mod. I'm trying to help you with your crash regardless, but it's 100% not caused by this addon. This addon changes bounty squads, whereas your crash is related to the HUD/UI.

As such, the addon causing the crash is a HUD addon. Also, you should use Mod Organizer 2 to install addons instead of doing it manually. This way, you don't have to delete files each time you want to remove, reinstall, or reorder addons, which makes bugfixing easier.

I'm convinced that you have not removed all traces of the old versions of the HUD mod you're using, or did not install/uninstall it correctly. I really recommend using Mod Organizer 2 to do these things

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morgannoor1991
morgannoor1991

oh god i hate Bounty squads will This addon stop them from targeting me during sleep ?I remember I used to go to sleep several times. When I wake up, I got punched in my face and three or four people aiming at me I loved this feeling of danger and threat but This happens right when you wake up, so there is no opportunity to deal with it this is why i hate it right now

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

Yes. Read the description and set the settings accordingly

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SilverBlack78
SilverBlack78

Think that I raised all the values of this addon to have more of this!

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SilverBlack78
SilverBlack78

I think this CDT is caused by your addon (that I'm loving so far):

ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=27800 self=stalker_rogue_ms27800 other=stalker_rogue_ms27800
! Failed to spawn entity 'stalker_rogue_ms'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=27660 self=wpn_kiparis27660 other=wpn_kiparis27660
! Failed to spawn entity 'wpn_kiparis'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=27685 self=device_pda27685 other=device_pda27685
! Failed to spawn entity 'device_pda'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=27705 self=detector_simple27705 other=detector_simple27705
! Failed to spawn entity 'detector_simple'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=27706 self=wpn_gsh1827706 other=wpn_gsh1827706
! Failed to spawn entity 'wpn_gsh18'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=27707 self=wpn_pkm_zulus27707 other=wpn_pkm_zulus27707
! Failed to spawn entity 'wpn_pkm_zulus'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=27729 self=ammo_9x19_fmj27729 other=ammo_9x19_fmj27729
! Failed to spawn entity 'ammo_9x19_fmj'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=27730 self=ammo_pkm_10027730 other=ammo_pkm_10027730
! Failed to spawn entity 'ammo_pkm_100'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=27731 self=ammo_pkm_10027731 other=ammo_pkm_10027731
! Failed to spawn entity 'ammo_pkm_100'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=44258 self=wpn_l85_alt44258 other=wpn_l85_alt44258
! Failed to spawn entity 'wpn_l85_alt'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=51085 self=wpn_m4a1_custom51085 other=wpn_m4a1_custom51085
! Failed to spawn entity 'wpn_m4a1_custom'
ERROR: CGameObject:net_spawn() Object with ID already exists! ID=43274 self=wpn_vssk43274 other=wpn_vssk43274
! Failed to spawn entity 'wpn_vssk'
-bounty_squads.attack - target: actor - rush: true [4]

I was in Limansk with Rogue for final mission of part 2, war against Sin.
However, reloading it never happened again.

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Vintar0 Author
Vintar0

Probably not from this addon. The console output "-bounty_squads.attack - target: actor - rush: true [4]" is standard output. All of the other junk seems like an issue with another addon - probably one that deals with object IDs such as "dynamic objects", "dynamic mutants" and similar addons

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