New overhaul mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. DX9 ONLY! Check READ MORE for features, installation and other info.

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ABR Mod general info and setup instructions. Tips and guides. P.S. Don't turn on dynamic music.

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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 and DX11.
  • 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 stable and recommended.

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

Regards, ABR Team.

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Guest
Guest

This compatible with AtmosFear/AbsoluteNature?

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alanberserkrose Author
alanberserkrose

I don't know. This is the patch for my mod.

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Armcoon Online
Armcoon

Nice little update, good job, dude. :D

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alanberserkrose Author
alanberserkrose

Thank you! :)

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Guest
Guest

I cant believe I am asking this. My first time installing a mod for this game. Do i just copy the 2 folders "01 - Patch" and "02 - Options" to the Stalker directory and that's it?

The instructions above say this:

1) Сopy contents of ABR Mod to your game directory and replace existing files.

- There are no existing files on the root folder to replace on my computer. (maybe because I have not installed any mods before?)

2) Install Patch 1.2.

- There is no "Install" program for the patch that I can see?

Have tried googling and still not getting it.

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alanberserkrose Author
alanberserkrose

When you unpack archive, you see this:

ABR ModDB:
01 - ABR Mod (Сopy contents of ABR Mod to your game directory and replace existing files.)
02 - Patch for NOT 16x9 (Сopy contents of Patch for NOT 16x9, If you encounter minimap out of the screen or oval scopes.)
03 - Options (Options folder contents different options, choose what do you need, check info files.)
04 - OpenAL.exe (Install OpenAL. This will give you better 3D sound in game.)

The same with patch, just look in folders and look the same stuff to replace.

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Guest
Guest

so i've had this strange bug when it comes to scopes... i use a 16x9 monitor... so i didn't touch anything within that folder... but the scopes and binoculars all had a strange offset to the right. I use a 40in TV for a monitor hooked up with hdmi. could that possibly be an issue? all iron sights work just fine, just anything with a scope or binoculars are way off. also... i see the DX11 patch, and would love to run this mod in DX11... but it will not let me launch it in DX11. also, my game was purchased through steam. any info/feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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alanberserkrose Author
alanberserkrose

DX9

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genegk11
genegk11

How do you get the kobra 1x sight? I know nimble sells some weapons with it attached, but it can't be taken off.

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alanberserkrose Author
alanberserkrose

It's integrated.

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genegk11
genegk11

:( that is unfortunate. Fantastic mod though.

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WastelandAssassin
WastelandAssassin

this looks like a fantastic mod , and I'm really looking forward to trying this out
just out of curiosity , how is the game balanced with this mod? because the Stalker games have always had an issue where weapons felt really weak , and everything was bullet spongy (player and enemies alike , though enemies more so)
does this mod buff damage outputs in some way? if so , by how much?

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