Dead Air is a full-scale S.T.A.L.K.E.R. modification based on Call of Chernobyl. It changes all aspects of the game, from graphics, audio, and special effects to various gameplay and AI features. The modification evolves from the ideas started in Call of Misery, a previous project from the mod’s author. Major inspirations for Dead Air have been projects such as NLC, MISERY, Autumn Aurora, and OGSE. Dead Air prioritises the development of the game platform’s potential, gameplay complexity, and attention to detail, along with addressing both the quality and quantity of all content.

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To install Dead Air, download and install these in order:

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To install, unpack only the "Dead Air.7z.001" file, preferably with 7-zip.
The mod runs standalone, meaning no pre-existing installation of Call of Chernobyl or Call of Misery is required.

Note that the mod is currently in open-beta. Bugs, errors, early features exist and are likely to be fixed with patches.

Please keep in mind that the translation is not finished and is still under development, which includes quality of the translation and writing as well as technical functionality. Help and feedback are appreciated.
Credits for the translation to Appuruu, Tronex, Sasha Red, Popuko, Azure, Merio, MightySDS, djuradj, and others.

GitHub repository for the translation; contains up-to-date files


NEW UPDATE IS OUT


Version 0.98b of 05.07.2018. The start of a new game is mandatory!

Download RePack (english translation NOT included).

NEW

Added: LumaSharpen shader and its adjustment slider (video settings — "Image Sharpness")
Added: bloom effect slider (video settings — "Glow intensity")
Added: ability to hold breath while aiming (sprint button while aiming; drains stamina)
Added: status bar for the backpack slot
Added: option to display recently items that were picked up
Added: several new dialogues to the characters on the Yanov station regarding the lore behind "Freedom"
Added: interface displays the weight threshold at which the player can move

FIXES

Fixed crash "Can not open section 'underground_musics'"
Fixed crash related to "no default specific character set for class"
Fixed crash "xr_wounded.script: 333: bad argument # 1 to 'pairs'"
Fixed fetch quests that required multiple items
Fixed PDA/Documents/Case deilvery quests
Fixed weapons without automatic fire mode having it
Fixed the algorithm of weapon defects
Fixed repair ability of random, simulated NPCs
Fixed headlamp battery consumption when the power consumption option is turned off
Fixed bug that allowed to disassemble oxygen balloons
Fixed how nightvision works in underground locations
Fixed the inability to assign a keybind to the fast load button
Fixed energy consumption with the option disabled
Fixed the value of sleepiness increasing when loading a save
Fixed textures: SVU-A, RPG-7 and axe
Fixed geometry related bugs (sewage on Yantar, area near the transition from the Dark Valley to the Truck Cemetery, the closed gates in Rostok, etc.) via rollback of the next locations: Great Swamps, Agroprom, Dark Valley, Darkscape, Rostok, Wild Territory, Army Warehouse
Fixed values of scopes and zoom params
Fixed NPC vision params
Fixed various upgrades for weapons and armor
Fixed bug allowing to duplicate detectors
Fixed oversight related to trading documents and science-equipped crates
Fixed main FOV affecting HUD FOV

CHANGES

Changed: loading a game doesn't randomize the content of boxes and mutants anymore
Changed: technicians and medics can no longer be taken as companions
Changed: reputation now lowers when a (non-quest) companion dies
Changed: now weapon malfunctions affect repair price
Changed the effectiveness of the "Geologist" perk
Changed chimera parms, now slightly weaker
Changed player's carry weight system
Changes to the inventory of "Freedom", "Duty" and Ecologists traders
Changes to the original and the Summer (green) vegetation packs
Changed damage from falling and its dependence on equipment
Changed default resolution to 800x600 in order to make the first start of the game safer

REMOVED

Removed the faulty ability of NPCs to trade with Sidorovich
Removed the dependence of the inertia of the sight on psy-health
Removed the restriction to load games while bonfire-only mode is turned on

That's it. Good hunting, stalker!

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☢En3rGy-X☣
☢En3rGy-X☣

In question about future updates, are they going to be patched here in moddb?

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Guest
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Are crashes outside cordon fixed or still they are in this update ?

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Guest
Guest

Anyone have an anwser to "not enough texture for shaders" crash when going to yantar, rostok and the army barracks?

Mod is unplayable for me if I can only visit the starter areas, redownloading files did jack and I really want to move on & progress further into the zone

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7beat
7beat

xrEngine.exe says i do miss MSVCP120.dll, and isnt running the game. Is this file missing or i do need to redownload it.

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finnegan962
finnegan962

This is built upon COC right? Does it take the same mods as that or is this standalone?

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ShadSoul
ShadSoul

This is seriously the worst download I ever had...it ******* sucks the 1 click download doesn't work and the file for each ******* GB sucks ***

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Guest
Guest

You are extracting it wrong. Only extract the first file

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ShadSoul
ShadSoul

Wonderful now fully downloaded 5 ******* packs and all I got are a bunch of weird *** ******* files GG

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ShadSoul
ShadSoul

Is there some other ******* site who knows how to put in download links????

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Weiss_Schnee
Weiss_Schnee

The download links work everything is correct. You just need to download all those files, put them in a folder together and open the first win.rar file and it'll open all of them.

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JohnVicres
JohnVicres

Hello, the download links are pretty unstable (probably because a bunch of people are trying to use them), is there a chance that you guys could publish this in a more download-dedicated website? Idk, mediafire or smth

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spacesharkicane
spacesharkicane

When i try and run the game it says "X-Ray 1.6 Engine has stopped working" right away. I tried reinstalling it/ running as admin. Anyone else have this issue?

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DARKSYST3M
DARKSYST3M

I can provide a link if I am authorized

Edit:
I upload a single .zip on my dedicated server while waiting for an answer
(I could provide the link privately while waiting)

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Dov47
Dov47

It would be nice if you send me a link, if you can send it to my email: dov47@o2.pl

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rianrio
rianrio

So, the game itself runs nice but the main menu is extremely laggy, to the point where the mouse has a 2-sec delay when I move
I dont know if its the animated background or something else, but anyone has any idea of a way to fix it?Its not that huge of a problem, but its still rather annoying

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sawko
sawko

Shouldn't the latest version be at the top of the page? I downloaded 5GB file, scroll down and see the 0.98b, another 5GB to download.

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☢En3rGy-X☣
☢En3rGy-X☣

I'll tell you the truth, this is very badly organized this download availability, because dev's does not download here, and makes it clear about the uptade? Bad organization in making files available to players. Please deliver this in the hand of TRX or any other famous Modder in the community for better beginners to understand where they are downloading the main file and the updates.

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JakePlissken
JakePlissken

Is the tutorial broken nw that we have to download the repack? There is no Dead Air zip only setup zips and a setup.exe. this is my first time installing this mod

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bell117
bell117

Ran into a problem while trying to launch the game, specifically the xray-engine exe runs into a problem mid launch, first it displays a bad image error citing that my d3dx9_31.dll is not compatible with my version of windows, and then after that closes it says that my graphics card can't handle the game and I should lower the graphics settings. I'm using windows 10 with directx12 and a 970 GTX, although I tried the same on my intel laptop and the same problem occured. Reinstalled directx to make sure that wasn't the problem. Is there a fix for this and why is it happening?

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stooe
stooe

Try opening your user.ltx and changing the render to dx9 or something, maybe even change the resolution, this should allow you to at least open the game and access the options menu

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bell117
bell117

I can't find the user.ltx I checked both my documents and the game install location, I don't think it's been generated yet since I can't even open the game as it just crashes on startup.

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bell117
bell117

Just a quick update: I copied my user.ltx from COP to Dead Air's appdata, this partially fixed it as I no longer get the directx error and it goes full screen now, but it still crashes afterwards because of the video card error. I also tested my version of COP, it also crashed because of same video card error but the fix for that was to DELETE the user.ltx, and since I need the user.ltx to for Dead Air, that's not an option so I dunno where to go from here.

EDIT: Found the problem, had to set render to r3, instead of r2

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Hairbearo
Hairbearo

The instructions here are either outdated or outright wrong, the link leads to a bunch of bin files and not a bunch of 7z as described, really needs a rework before it can be used.

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Ko0L4iD
Ko0L4iD

I didn't have any particular issues with install. The new repack has 4 files in it. A setup file and 3 bin containers.

Just run the Setup file and choose the default buttons to get through the installer. The only thing you need to change is the folder where it will install Dead Air. You can hit the button to the right to browse your computer, find and select your Call of Pripyat folder. Then continue with selecting the default options until it is finished installing the mod.

Once it is complete, browse to your Call of Pripyat folder and go into the Dead Air folder. Unzip the english translation file and copy the "gamedata" folder into this Dead Air folder.

Run Dead Air by using the shortcut it created on your desktop and change the localization to english in the game menu if needed (4th Menu option > 3rd Menu option to get to the correct page). You might have to restart the game for it to take effect.

I was able to start a new game and wander a bit without any issues. I hope that helps some people.

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JohnnoirAtlas619
JohnnoirAtlas619

I haven't played it in a while, and just today when I open the game, it crashes when I clicked
continued. Is there something wrong?

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JohnnoirAtlas619
JohnnoirAtlas619

Okay, I finally realized that I have the old version, so that's why I couldn't continued playing. However, the RePack version download instruction is messy. It's impossible to translate and common sense doesn't help either. A lot of people are making the same complain, so I'm guessing you're already aware of the problem and at work to provide a clearer instruction? For now, I deleted the entire application except all the mods files I've collected. Good luck translating the instruction and making it easy for us to download!

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Anouar1
Anouar1

how to fix xray crash at the begining ? when i start the game it load and then gone and nothing happen please help

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samsaq
samsaq

Same here, it just crashes before it gets to the menu screen, will comment back here if I can figure it out.

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Tegarccio
Tegarccio

i install the repack, and is a folder on russian, (i guess) that has other folder named Database, and a file gree_nxtra... So this is the green texture, and i can delete this with no conflict, right?
tnx in advance

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