Rebalanced and Reworked Radios (world/trader AND PDA stations) in one simple mod. Authentic Russian-only music, including some classic S.T.A.L.K.E.R. hits that were missing from Anomaly itself. You will hear VERY LITTLE English (only on "Dirge for the Planet"), after all, you can add your own tracks easily enough through Anomaly's integrated TRX mp3 player. The Zone .FM is the Stalker Themed Channel, playing through-out the Zone, while CHPR is the more experimental channel featuring many different flavors of Russian Music.
So, This is the Radio Rebalance I made after getting around to unpacking Anomaly. It was made in my own personal tradition of first becoming disgusted with the music choices made by the creators of various S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Mods, and then cleanly replacing the .ogg files with my own. Nothing else is changed in this Rebalance, even the total number of tracks is the same. I made a short unscripted guide video linked below for you all, if you would like to do this for yourself.
Specifically my focus was first to remove ALL of the Western music from the radio stations, including the trader's radios. This is easily done since the radios at the traders use The Zone.FM. I didn't like the songs in some cases, others like Dire Straits Brothers in Arms - I feel are good songs just not really suited for the Zone. These songs were getting old very fast. My second objective was to add many songs that I felt should be included, such as 2000 Баксов, songs that have, for one reason or another become part of the soundscape of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. over the years.
Of course, I didn't replace all the music, since Dirge for the Planet is a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. song, Виктор Цой / Кино is just good music, and the Tatu track has become kind of something we expect, as a sort of nod to other S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mods in the past...
The Second Station, CHPR (Chernobyl Public Radio?) is a bit more experimental, I put many different kinds of Russian music there. All of the tracks have been collected by me, over my time with my Russian friends, they were all shared to me at some point. As before I included a few songs from the original playlist to keep the mood a little more consistent. Artists include Король и Шут, Високосный год, АрХангел, Chemodan, Сплин, and more. It's kind of all over the place (like many real world Public Radio Stations) but, hopefully keeps you in an interesting mood.
This mod should be future proof and compatible with everything. The only files changed were the .ogg's themselves. Unless the path to the sound files changes, everything should be good.
Finally I want to mention I can't give a tracklist for you all, since I never saw one for Anomaly, and I have left some of their songs in the playlists... I would need to do some serious digging around, and if you are reading in English - chances are you don't want/need the songs anyway. =] If you would like to make your own radio mod, check out Stalker-anomaly.com , in the top paragraph there is a link to the unpacker, which you can use to unpack the game and access the original files.
Cheers to kebab on the Anomaly Discord, they um, tried to help.
VIDEO DIY GUIDE: I'd like to also help anyone who wants to add their own music to Anomaly. I have made this video, off the cuff, sharing my process for you guys. Hope that you guys find it somewhat helpful, since I was not scripted, I outlined the process for your you all in the description. Youtu.be