ABR MOD is a new overhaul mod as an alternative to Complete Mod. You can consider this mod just like a pack with merged mods, but it was made as one solid overhaul with its own balance, graphics and audio. However, this mod doesn't change game drastically. The main goal is to make COP up to date and give good experience for a couple of game sessions with original atmosphere. So, it's just a good renewal and a reason to go back to the Zone for one more time.

Works on COP v1.2. Based on GOG version. Tested on GOG version and an old disc. Tested on steam-rip (delete gamedata directory, if it presents). Mod has russian and english text. English is default.

This mod is not compatible with any other mods. I'm not planning to make any further development of this mod. I'll try to release patches, if some critical issues will be found.


ABR MOD Features


Graphics

New weather and nature style for each location

Weather

New textures of buildings

Buildings

New variable visuals of NPC's

Visuals

New minimalistic and informative HUD

HUD

New artefact models and particles

Artefacts

Inventory revewal

Cells are smaller, texture is lighter due to new weapon icons, new icon of major, retexture of his face, new icons for exo and bandit coat, darker cursor.

Inventory

Original weapon replacer

Weapons

Dynamic gasmask HUD with breathing sounds

Brand new degradation progressions of helmets based on Autumn Aurora and Dynamic HUD 2.0 textures.

New nightvision

Based on Stalker Two-K's addon pack by paranoiia8

New loading screens

Simple upgrade icons

New menu with new music

Menu

Open scopes (optional)

MISERY\AA gasmasks (optional)

Minimal hud (optional)

Audio


  • More background ambient: ~15 minutes day mix, ~10 minutes night mix for each location.
  • New anomaly sounds.
  • New weapon sounds.
  • NPC's run breathing and waiting sounds are been removed.
  • Partly sound folder was taken from Misery 2.1.
  • Action music on the way to Pripyat.
  • New music in intro.
  • Russian voices.
  • Proper ogg comments and removal of loud clicks.

Gameplay

  • FOV 75. Good view - almost no fish eye effect.
  • New simulation makes life in the Zone more active and realistic.
  • Weapons are deadlier. Works both ways.
  • Actor can cut off trophies from mutants and sell them to local barmen.
  • Medics don't heal.
  • Medkits are healing slowly.
  • When actor uses medkits or consumables weapon hides.
  • You can carry 70kg.
  • Outfit and helmets are less durable to damage.
  • Weapons on dead bodies will be mostly in middle shape but not sellable. Collect ammo.
  • Nimble sells new 8 unique weapons.
  • Nimble sells weapons and armour. No need to wait 24 hours.
  • Artefacts are rebalanced. Shock resistance and additional weight artefacts are more useful. Others are less effective but balanced.
  • Lost sentry in Pripyat will be more "controlled" now.
  • Evacuation mission is a point of no return.
  • Bloodsuckers are very fast now.
  • Kuvalda will ask money for detector.
  • Trapper will give you money instead of weapon.
  • Trapper will give your reward for killing Zaton's chimere.
  • You start game with bandit coat, saw-off, pb and few supplies.
  • Now military squad in Pripyat will not die, if you will go to kill monolith in next building as it was scripted before.
  • Fixed text and dialogs.
  • Merchants buy gear in condition not less than 80%.
  • Merchants sell all weapons, ammo and addons. New outfits appear as in original.
  • Economy is like in the original. But you can't sell weapons from dead bodies anymore.
  • Rebalanced difficulties. Low difficulties don't have invincibility as before and now are enjoyable.
  • Ultraviolence difficulty is recommended.
  • Easier difficulties give you more ammo and supplies on dead bodies.
  • There are less medkits, bandages and food to loot.
  • Quest NPC's are immortal. (Due to friendly fire)
  • New emission.
  • Actor taking off helmet when using food or pills.
  • You don't need upgrades to use addons to with any weapon.
  • Steel box has real treasures now.
  • First person death.
  • Dot crosshair.
  • There is no dynamic zoom pso and susat anymore (due to bugs), replaced with detector ones (like bino) - and they're cheaper.
  • Seva and exo outfits, respirator and protective helmets have 1st generation nightvision.
  • Scopes has changed prices.
  • Svarog and Veles has better artefact dot.
  • All the detectors able to detect any artefact. Better detectors make it easier to search.
  • Gauss and Strelok's Rifle has dynamic zoom scopes.

Misc

  • Major wears his helmets in cutscenes.
  • Now subtitles in outro video is white, not gray.
  • Real weapon names.
  • Different scope reticles.
  • Scopes has simple and clear names.
  • Members of suicide squad are wearing helmets during the scene.
  • Mission marked as ASAP if they can be failed after some time.
  • When you press "quit game" - you quit it without pop-up messages.
  • Subtitles.

Options

  1. Russian text
  2. Minimal hud (stamina & fire modes)
  3. Rain options
  4. Enable emission (has bug with sun) - NG
  5. Classic crosshair
  6. Transparent gas mask overlay
  7. MISERY & AA gas masks
  8. No breath sounds
  9. All stashes from the start - NG
  10. Weight options
  11. Weight options with classic crosshair
  12. Open Scopes (+ adaptation for squarish monitors)
  13. Vanilla a-life (more performance, I hope)

Installation, general info & tips


IMPORTANT!!! DELETE GAMEDATA DIRECTORY, IF IT PRESENTS

IMPORTANT!!! INSTALL ONTO CLEAN GAME


  1. Сopy contents of ABR Mod to your game directory and replace existing files. Bin file has prepatched engine file for using 4GB RAM and first person death. Also there are user file and cache for shaders.
  2. Сopy contents of Patch for NOT 16x9, If you encounter minimap out of the screen or oval scopes. This will help. I hope.
  3. Options Check INFO files. NG means option needs new game to work or work properly.
  4. Install OpenAL This will give you better 3D sound in game.
  5. Launch game, select your resolution. Mod is tested on DX9 ONLY. DX10 DOESN'T WORK. DX11 needs this scope fix.
  6. If game is not launching because of "weak gpu" - delete user.ltx.
  7. Your saves, screenshots, logs will be stored in game's directory folder "abr".
  8. If you have very many old saves - move them to Oldsaves folder in Saves directory, or just delete them. Too many saves can affect game's fps.
  9. Jupiter is a bit laggy since vanilla.
  10. If you have started a game and fps is too low: use option 13 - Vanilla a-life (more performance) and start game again. This mod is playable on static lighning.

Crash report

If you encounter crash, create .txt file, open it and press CTRL+V. Then send me info you've copied, so I could see what happened. PM me on MODDB: Moddb.com

Known and possible issues

  • If cursor stops in main menu after some time (sometimes you see graphical glitches) - press ALT+TAB and return to game.
  • If you enable emission there will be a bug with fast moving sun in weather transitions.
  • If you have encountered crash and copied text has shown you "stack trace:" - just load last save.
  • If you attach scope or grenade launcher on your weapon and its visual is missing - reattach it.
  • NPC's have strange animations - incurable.
  • Text messages are remaining on the screen - put off/on your helmet.
  • Grouse's body is missing sometimes.
  • Military guy's body with bomb charge on Pripyat can be missing. I've marked this mission as ASAP, so you get there asap to find body before it dissapears.
  • If you shoot something in the building, after returning from lab8x and have a crash, just go out without shooting anything there.
  • Some icons of stalkers can be missing.
  • I've stabilized MSO mod as I could. But AI chaos can happen - it's when you go thru quest and some shoot out happens.

Stability & performance


Stability of mod is 98%. I've fixed every bug that occured after 15 days and 300 downloads. But there is always possibility that something can go wrong - make more hard saves with ~ save nameofsave. Quicksaves are working perfectly. No saves corruption.

THIS MOD IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH ANY OTHER MOD. THERE WILL BE NO ADAPTATIONS FOR ANY OTHER MOD. THIS IS NOT A HARDCORE MOD. THIS IS NOT A FREEPLAY MOD. THIS IS VANILLA +.


ABR MOD contains, full or partly, these mods by their authors:


  • Thanks to: AP-PRO.RU and to: PROforum, denis2000, Ferveks, _S_k_i_F_, Khyzyr, makdm, NEO, Jargon, buffy, Overfirst, Jeka81.
  • Thanks to: Shoker for God Of Zone v1.0 mod.
  • Thanks to: LostAlphaRus for XrCompressor.
  • Thanks to: Kontro-zzz for db_packer_unpkr_3.1
  • Thanks to: MODDB.COM and to: Marek33 for hud tips, Armcoon and MercScar- for great support, FanofCrommsWorks for addon suggestions, -HUN-Riot_Gin for tip on seva gloves issue.
  • Thanks to: WinCap (AMK Forum) for death_manager.script edits.
  • Thanks to: Jeepus for consulting and saying that it's ok.
  • Thanks to: GSC Game World for creating S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.
  • Thanks to the best mod team: Autumn Wanderers for inspiration.
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Hi there.

Here I update info about my further patch.

Many users have same complains about my mod, so I will start to make Patch v1.3, it will need new game and its features are.

  1. Vanilla weapon loadouts for all NPC's. Since I've found how to make it. (CHECK) P.S. Some NPC's still get cool weapons from somewhere.
  2. Rebuild spawn of mutants and NPC's on levels and during missions. (IN PROCESS)
  3. There will be 80% probability to catch a bullet from NPC's. This should help when NPC can't kill you standing in one meter in front of you. (CHECK)
  4. Rifles with integrated scopes don't have nightvision\contrast upgrades due to all helmets has nightvisions. But you will be able to upgrade scope for adjustable zoom or detector. (CHECK)
  5. Scopes with nightvision and Susat Dusk are removed, because all helmets has nightvision. There is no need in those scopes anymore. (CHECK)
  6. New battle music. (CHECK)

Please, don't start raging in comments. I understand, mod is not perfect, and I want to make it better. I'll try to finish abd check everything to the end of the month. So may be you will play ABR MOD v1.3 some time later. If you have any suggestions, let me know in comments.

Regards, ABR Team.


What is this mod

ABR Mod is vanilla+. No new quests, no insane ammounts of weapons. It's just an overhaul. Better graphics, sounds, music, atmosphere in the style of the original game. This mod can crash because of "out of memory" during long game sessions, or while frequently changing locations. Make more saves with ~ save savename, and launch it with NOPREFETCH.cmd. Also, if you have only 2GB RAM, game will laucnh only with NOPREFETCH.cmd. Play without dynamic music to keep atmosphere.

Installation, tips and general info

  • Important: delete gamedata directory, if its present. Install onto clean game. Extract all files with 7zip.
  • Сopy contents of ABR Mod to your game directory and replace existing files.
  • Install Patch 1.2. Start a new game, if you have used old patches.
  • Сopy contents of Patch for NOT 16x9, If you encounter minimap out of the screen or oval scopes.
  • Options folder contents different options, choose what do you need, check info files.
  • Install OpenAL. This will give you better 3D sound in game.
  • Launch game, select your resolution. Mod is tested only on DX9. MOD DOESN'T WORK ON DX10. DX11 works and needs this fix.
  • If game is not launching because of "weak gpu" - delete user.ltx.
  • Your saves, screenshots, logs will be stored in game's directory folder "abr".
  • If you have very many old saves - move them to Oldsaves folder in Saves directory, or just delete them. Too many saves can affect game's fps.
  • Jupiter is a bit laggy since vanilla.
  • If you have an old pc - play on static lightning. Launch it with NOPREFETCH.cmd. Also, you can use this option - reskinned vanilla levels.

Known & possible issues

Cursor stands still in the main menu, or you see graphical glitches - press ALT+TAB.

Text messages are remaining on the screen - put off/on your helmet.

NPC's have strange animations - incurable.

Strelok will catch up you during evacuation mission.

Crashes during long game sessions - restart game after each changing of the location.

Old issues (possibly fixed)

Grouse's body is missing sometimes.

Military guy's body with bomb charge on Pripyat can be missing. I've marked this mission as ASAP, so you get there asap to find body before it dissapears.

Don't talk to random stalkers, if their fraction is ecologist.

If you shoot something in the building, after returning from lab8x and have a crash, just go out without shooting anything there.

A glitch could possibly occur if the One Shot mission is started before finding the Lost Sentry.

Options

  1. Russian text
  2. Minimal hud (stamina & fire modes)
  3. Rain options
  4. Enable emission (has bug with sun) Not needed anymore, fixed included with final patch.
  5. Classic crosshair
  6. Transparent gas mask overlay
  7. MISERY & AA gas masks
  8. No breath sounds
  9. All stashes from the start - New game is needed
  10. Weight options
  11. Weight options with classic crosshair
  12. Open Scopes (+ adaptation for squarish monitors)
  13. Vanilla a-life (more performance, I hope) - New game is needed
  14. Turn off subtitles
  15. Bigger inventory icons.
  16. Bino doesn't detect enemies
  17. FOV Changer. 75 is atable and recommended.

To delete options - clear you gamedata. Gamedata is clear by default, so managing your options will be easy.

Regards, ABR Team.

ABR Mod is released!

ABR Mod is released!

News 13 comments

New overhaul mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is released.

ABR Mod - Gameplay video

ABR Mod - Gameplay video

News 24 comments

Gameplay video of reaching Pripyat from Jupiter thru the tunnel.

ABR Mod is in test now

ABR Mod is in test now

News 23 comments

I'm testing my mod and make final hot fixes and new options before release.

New intro screens, new nightvision

New intro screens, new nightvision

News 9 comments

Some graphical works are finished, not crucial but bring freshness.

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ABR Mod - DX11 Scopes Fix (Optional)

ABR Mod - DX11 Scopes Fix (Optional)

Patch 10 comments

This file fixes scopes on DX11. DX10 DOESN"T WORK. No new game is needed.

ABR Mod - English Voices (Optional)

ABR Mod - English Voices (Optional)

Patch

If you want to play english voices. No NG is needed.

ABR Mod Low-Spec-Levels (Optional)

ABR Mod Low-Spec-Levels (Optional)

Patch 7 comments

Reskinned vanilla levels for old PC's to maintain a better fps. If you had one of these - start the game with NOPREFETCH.cmd. (Works for 2GB users)

ABR Mod Patch v.1.2 14.05.18 NG

ABR Mod Patch v.1.2 14.05.18 NG

Patch 22 comments

Pre-final patch. New game is needed. Check description. Extract with 7zip. This patch doesn't add DX10 or DX11.

ABR Mod

ABR Mod

Full Version 58 comments

New overhaul mod for CoP. CHECK ABR MOD PATCH V.1.2 - NG IS NEEDED!!! DX10 DOESN"T WORK. Extract with 7zip.

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Sinjunb
Sinjunb

Is there a way to disable motion blur when firing weapons? Perfect mod other than that... thanks for your work.

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Anna_Maniac
Anna_Maniac

Try turning off depth of field.

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alanberserkrose Creator
alanberserkrose

No, he means recoil blur. That comes with hud.

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Classter
Classter

Use a scope?

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Anna_Maniac
Anna_Maniac

Hey there. How come when I unpack the database files in resources all the files are completely garbled and unreadable? Did you encrypt the resources.db files?

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PYP
PYP

-xdb seems to be working fine for me.

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Anna_Maniac
Anna_Maniac

PYP thanks man, just what I needed.

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alanberserkrose Creator
alanberserkrose

Hello, I can help you only with playing my mod, not with tearing it apart. :)

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numsei
numsei

i like your mod, to relax and play vanilla style, i only have one problem with it: lack of head bob, you disabled it completely, this is a crime against humanity, you should be detained and jailed for life, apart from that, good mod, congratulations

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alanberserkrose Creator
alanberserkrose

Check 03 - Options. Classic crosshair.

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