Abandoned Town is a cryengine1 map set in a city like Pripyat. Technically more a map than a mod, it is composed mainly of non-vanilla objects. City buildings, streets and ambience are all inspired by STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl. The city landscape has been created by moddb member Vikom, and is largely complete. I will be doing the completing, ie Mission.lua, radar points, triggers, screen text, save points etc., plus my own ideas and add-ons.

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Back in October2017 I had this invitation from Vikom.

Quote: "Around May/June, I was creating a map taking a place in an abandoned town. (Crypack 4)
I've finished it for about 90 - 95% but I don't feel like ever coming back to give it the final touch. Please, would you be willing to finish it, if I sent it to you? It's a short level and I believe it would take less than 4 hours to finish it. I quite dislike finishing and since you seem to dislike it less than me, I think it would be the best possible option. You get another project to your portfolio and the map gets a touch that is different to mine.)

I haven't touched the map for 5 months, so I probably wouldn't come back. You can do anything to the map, I wouldn't really care. Just my biggest wish: keep it as a map, not a mod. It's too short for being a mod and it was meant to be a map with non-vanilla objects, from the first second of its existence."

Four hours work, lol. I don't work that fast. But the mission objectives, game saves, radar points were all finished for November. And just before it was released, we began making additions, sending the file back and forth as we worked on it. Me doing the "slave work" mainly, filling out detail as Vikom created new areas and events.

It has been an awesome experience for me to work with a talented modder, I have learned such a lot. We both have study, exams, and now holiday season, but we still work on this every day and will finish as soon as possible.

Cheers,

El

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Vikom
Vikom

On a bus to Ukraine. Lviv, Kyiv, Chernobyl. :D
I can't wait. My dream will come true.

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CheekiBreekiJr
CheekiBreekiJr

hey post some pictures of your trip.Lucky u,:)

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jackdaw_l
jackdaw_l

Looks good. Tracking.

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CheekiBreekiJr
CheekiBreekiJr

Merry Christmas Vikom and Elouise.Hope u r fine and rocking the exams.

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Elouise Creator
Elouise

Thanks for sticking up for me Lionel, but it was my fault for giving a release date back in November. Although Vikom handed Abandoned Town over to me, I am more than happy to give him back the leadership, as I am still a no0b at mapping and learning a lot from the partnership. Just one example, I always set Editor grid size to 0.125 and he showed me to use 0.5 which makes assembling floors, walls and ceilings a breeze.
We both are time-poor in December, but still working on it. I tell him "take your time". He is the master and I am the apprentice.(I did not appreciate being referred to as the tail of the dog though, Vet. lol.)
Sorry CheekiBreekiJr for the delay. It will always be a cryengine1 game rather than a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game though, I hope you won't be disappointed.

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CheekiBreekiJr
CheekiBreekiJr

I hope so

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vals_evil_twin
vals_evil_twin

Thanks for the article El, it is nice to see some of the back story.
I had some conversations with Vikom earlier this year about Abandoned Town. I would love to have worked with him, but I was absorbed with my own maps. I did suggest secret areas/Easter Eggs, they never get old.
I am glad Vikom made the building interiors accessible; I was always disappointed in FarCry when I could not get inside the Voltage house or the Big Building.
One thing I know, never give a release date. I think of how STALKER and FarCry needed all those patches because publishers pushed GSC and Crytek to early release for commercial reasons.
Gamers are used to waiting. It will be worth it to get a better result.
It is right control should be returned to Vikom, can't have the tail wagging the dog, XD.

Glad you have bandits, he looks good. Are you going to have a Garbage area with artefacts? j/k.

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CheekiBreekiJr
CheekiBreekiJr

How r u all of u??

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Vikom
Vikom

I can't work on it now because of learning for several school tests. Feels a little like leaving all the duty on El.

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CheekiBreekiJr
CheekiBreekiJr

Its alright man.School tests and exams are always the first priority.I can suggest one thing to both u and El to take some break after the exams and njoy the holiday season and then come back to modding

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