A group of stalkers, for the first time, reaches the very heart of the Zone-the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant-and triggers a cataclysm on the brink of a catastrophe. An immense blast of anomalous energy transforms the Zone: the once reliable and relatively safe roads are no longer so, the landscape is wiped clean by outbursts of anomalies, and previously unknown areas appear on the Zone map. Stalkers and expeditions perish or end up isolated within the lost territories.
This is a compatibility patch that makes the best russian weapon mod for Clear Sky (STCS 2.6.3) and one of the best dynamic hud mods (Rulix's Dynamic Hud), with its variable breathing effect, run together. Beside Atmosfear 1.3 + Absolute Nature 2, 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. Clear Sky, patched to version 1.5.10:
1- Install Atmosfear 1.3 (link below) for Clear Sky.
2- Install Absolute Nature 2 (link below) for Clear Sky, with the options of your choice.
3- Copy the content of STCS Weapon Pack 2.6.3 (link below) to game dir, overwrite files when asked (it is not necessary to apply the STCS 2.6.3 english patch).
4- Copy the content of CS Dynamic Hud (link below) to game dir, overwrite files when asked.
5- Copy the content of Clean HUD - No Minimap (recommended, link below) or Clean HUD - default (link below) to game dir and overwrite files when asked.
6- Copy all the content of this patch to game dir and overwrite files when asked.
7- I recommend you to disable completely the HUD - keeping the radiation and bleeding icons (this is optional). To do it, after doing steps 5 and 6 above, simply unzip "NoHUD_only_icons" in the game dir ("extract here"), overwriting files when asked.
8- In the game dir, unzip "FOV_switcher_v17" ("extract here") and run "fov_switch" to adjust the FOV properly (type 37 i.e. for widescreen users, fov=75).
9- 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 and restart the game.
10- While playing, type "~" to open the console and load the atmosfear configuration using the command:
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 (link below) installed.
- The scope system used in STCS is quite "broken", i am trying to test a new config. system but it may take some time until a fix is completed.
- Sometimes when the game starts it will not load initially the arm that corresponds to the outfit you are using, to fix it simply reload the outfit.
To the original creators of the mods (please check their readme files), and also:
Rulix for the Dynamic Hud Mod (and tsf00181 for adapting it)
Smurth and FlyingDebris for the mask textures used in this patch
Download links of the required mods and OpenAL:
AtmosFear v1.3 for Clear Sky - Moddb.com
Absolute Nature 2 for STALKER Clear Sky - Moddb.com
STCS Weapon Pack 2.6.3 - Moddb.com
CS_Dynamic_Hud - Mediafire.com
Clean HUD - No minimap - Moddb.com
Clean HUD - default - Moddb.com
OpenAL - Openal.org
Optional (100% compatible):
Run through water - Moddb.com
STALKER Universal Grass Distance - Mediafire.com
Clear Sky sells a lot of stuff - Mediafire.com
My user.ltx file, tweaked for gfx quality (DX10, 1920x1080) - Mediafire.com