Call of Pripyat takes you once again into the vicinity of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that exploded in 1986. This so-called "Zone" is a highly contaminated area cordoned off by the military and now is combed through by the so-called stalkers, modern fortune hunters, in search of unique artifacts. In the role of Agent Alexander Degtyarev, who is dressed up as stalker, you have to investigate the mysterious disappearance of five military helicopters and thereby stand one’s ground against the various stalker groups.
This is a compatibility patch that makes the best weapon mod for CoP (Arsenal Overhaul 3.1) and the best dynamic hud mod (CoP - HUD Reworked 2.0) run together. Beside Atmosfear 3 + Absolute Nature 4.01, and surround sound, these great mods all together provide a truly refreshed experience for all S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fans. Credits go to the mods creators, i have just put the little patch together (still WIP, if you find a bug please report it back and i will try to fix it).
Over a clean install of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, patched to version 1.6.02:
1- Copy the content of Arsenal Overhaul- AO 3.1 (link below) to game dir, following the install instructions of the mod.
2- Install Atmosfear 3 for AO 3.1 (the one included as an optional addon in the AO 3.1 pack).
3- Copy the content of CoP - HUD Reworked 2.0 (link below) to game dir, following the provided instructions in the mod (overwrite files when asked).
4- Install Absolute Nature 4.01 (link below) to a temp folder, with the options of your choice. Delete the following files: "level.ai" and "level.spawn" (from "jupiter", "pripyat" and "zaton" folders) and "all.spawn" (from "spawns" folder), then copy everything else to game dir (overwrite files when asked). Due to a "bug" in Absolute Nature installer, it may not give you an option to install to a different (temp) folder if you have already installed it before, but deleting the listed files from game dir after the installation of Absolute Nature should be ok too.
5- Copy the content of this patch to game dir and overwrite files when asked.
6- Start up the game, adjust all options and there should be a new sound device showing up in the sound settings menu, called "DirectSound". Select that, enable EAX and restart the game.
A- Don't forget that you must modify the "fsgame.ltx" file, found in game dir, in order for any changes of these files to work in-game. Once you open "fsgame.ltx", change the "$game_data$ = false| true|" statement into this one: "$game_data$ = true| true|"
B- To enjoy surround sound, make sure that you have OpenAL, that renders 3D sound and is compatible with S.T.A.L.K.E.R (link below), installed.
Download links of the required mods and OpenAL:
Arsenal Overhaul 3.1 - Moddb.com
CoP - HUD Reworked 2.0 - Moddb.com
Absolute Nature 4.01 - Moddb.com
OpenAL - Openal.org
Recommended addons (100% compatible):
NanoCell Inventory - Moddb.com
Clear Sky Combat Music - Moddb.com
No HUD patch (disables the HUD but keeps the bleeding effects and hunger notifications) - Mediafire.com
Beard sells all weapons and outfits - Mediafire.com
My user.ltx file, tweaked for gfx quality (DX10, 1920x1080) - Mediafire.com