Call of The Zone is a standalone modification for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat that allows you to explore the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – a desolate and highly contaminated region of Ukraine that has been abandoned and closed off for decades ever since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. What has been going on in this irradiated wasteland since then? There are no shortage of rumors and conspiracy theories, each more fantastic than the last. Rumors of mutated wildlife, brainwashed cults, secret experiments, and unexplainable paranormal events abound, as do promises of great riches and wildest dreams coming true for those who are daring or desperate enough to try to break through the cordon. You are about to find out for yourself what is true and what is yet undiscovered, and experience for yourself all the Zone has to offer... or to take from you.

RSS Call of The Zone 1.0 Released!

Call of The Zone is now released and available for download!

Posted by on

Call of The Zone 1.0 Released!

Download on ModDB!

DoctorX Call of The Zone 1.0


Featuring a dynamic, repeatable storyline based on the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, hundreds of unique new tasks, and countless upgrades and gameplay enhancements, Call of The Zone delivers a completely new experience into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone while retaining the unique mood, feel, and atmosphere of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and staying true to its roots.

Built upon Call of Chernobyl 1.5, Call of The Zone is an extensive, complete, and original game redesigned from the ground up by the creator of DoctorX Questlines, Dynamic Anomalies, Desolation, Dynamic Faction Relations, and many other quality enhancements of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. experience. Dynamic gameplay is at the heart of Call of The Zone, with the hundreds of new tasks, alife, and storyline itself being completely alive and unpredictable. The game will never be the same no matter how many times you replay it.

Call of The Zone features maps from all three S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, as well as several more added in CoC. Numerous graphical and sound enhancements, unique gameplay innovations, performance and stability upgrades, and countless other improvements will make for a challenging and enjoyable journey into the Zone unlike any other, with infinite replayability.

The Zone is calling. Will you dare to answer the call?

Download from ModDB:
Call of The Zone 1.0 - ModDB

Google Drive link:
Call of The Zone 1.0 - Google Drive

Additional previews and gameplay clips:
Call of The Zone - Youtube

Comments
Guest
Guest

Nice

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
L3d
L3d

Good news hope this works with weapon mods and absolute nature, hope to see a coc version too :D

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
foshohoe
foshohoe

Its built on CoC and CoC has absolute nature (emissions and psi storms) built into it...

Reply Good karma Bad karma+6 votes
Nicopathe
Nicopathe

Great job DoctorX !
Thank you so much.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
NoobStalker
NoobStalker

Great news!Will be it trying out.Hopefully my toaster can run this.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
SpecShadow
SpecShadow

Thanks for the package, long time since I played CoCh.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Guest
Guest

Thank you DoctorX01. Very cool.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
MoN0L!ght
MoN0L!ght

Now we just need some expansion addons for outfits, weapons and artifacts and we'll be good to go (maybe even somebody will make a Misery version of this mod with tons of miscellaneous items, including meds, food, repair kits etc.)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
L3d
L3d

I think the coc addons work here as well as long as it doenst overwrite the call of the zone stuff if im correct ?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DoctorX01 Author
DoctorX01

There isn't much that wouldn't overwrite the CoTZ stuff at this point. There were quite a lot of changes between CoC and CoTZ.

It shouldn't be too hard to update the existing addons to make them compatible with CoTZ though. The addons page for CoTZ is now up and running for anyone who wants to post their addons.

Reply Good karma+4 votes
pointlessperson1
pointlessperson1

So is this like Anomaly?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DoctorX01 Author
DoctorX01

No, Call of The Zone and Anomaly are two distinctly different games.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
pointlessperson1
pointlessperson1

Neat, i`ll make sure i play this one through after i finish Anomaly

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
mrfrosty616
mrfrosty616

so this is a standalone? no other downloads required?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DoctorX01 Author
DoctorX01

Yep. Everything you need is included in the download, other than the VC++ and DirectX runtimes from Microsoft (see readme for details).

Reply Good karma+1 vote
kimsm010501
kimsm010501

Hm I downloaded the game, unzipped it, and tried to launch it, and it only showed the loading screen then made error noise and not launching, any idea on how to solve this issue? anyone?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DoctorX01 Author
DoctorX01

Make sure you installed the required VC++ and DirectX runtimes (see readme file for details)

And make sure to install it into it's own folder (not on top of CoC or CoP), and not inside the Windows \Program Files or \Program Files (x86) folders.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Dumikky
Dumikky

Hello!

#Positive sides:
This is a overall good mod, good balance even on Master difficulty + Hardcore AI Aim. The only way to make actual money is through artifact hunting, witch are scarce and few. The enemies/mutants are killable no matter their rank or size.

#Negative sides:
All the Traders are WAAAAY to limited when it comes to the stuff their selling. When in the scene are too many AI (characters and/or mutants) the fps drops like a rock. The minimap + sound/detection meter need to be re-enable into the game. Many regions are too barren (population mutants 0,25/population stalkers 1). Although i have max. psi protection on my armour, i can't go to some areas because "Dangerous psi emission levels. Protection required to go further."....

#Broken quests (until now):
-Bloodsucker lair
-Transistors for Sherman

Keep up the good work and pls. remedy the negative and broken stuff (where it is possible) Thx :)

P.S. Can you implement a way to ,,reset,, relations with other factions (from enemy to neutral)?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
DoctorX01 Author
DoctorX01

Thanks for the feedback.

Regarding traders: The quality and quantity of the loot they are willing to trade with you is dependent on your reputation, and when the traders last resupply was.

To get into the areas where you get the psi warning, you need a special piece of equipment which you will get during the course of the storyline. Regular psi-block and screening on your outfit alone aren't adequate protection against the large psi fields in the Zone.

Please elaborate as to what you found "broken" with the tasks you listed. They were working fine in all my tests.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Dumikky
Dumikky

-Bloodsucker lair: couldn't find at all the 2nd key. Checked all he stashes on all the cars.
-Transistors for Sherman: searched all the buildings - no transistors.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DoctorX01 Author
DoctorX01

Bloodsucker lair: You checked all the cars in the convoy on the bridge. Note the bridge is partially collapsed. I wonder if something fell down there?

Transistors: If you have trouble finding them, you can hire an npc to help you search.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
SeriousToni
SeriousToni

Oh man I just downloaded the whole three games to find that this Mod is standalone, haha. Great job on the mod - but would you mind to clarify that it's standalone a bit more? :) Thank you!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Montesuma2012
Montesuma2012

Killable Sidorovic?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
RogerioFM
RogerioFM

Sounds intriguing, does it have a main storyline?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
andyents
andyents

"The Zone" has been my refuge during lockdown. Will finish "Road to the North" then give this a blast. Many thanks and well done modders!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Klunker
Klunker

Thank you Doc!

I greatly appreciate your dedication and hard work keeping this great game fresh and alive.

I actually like the old weapon selection as it's nostalgic and simple. I also like the improved effectiveness of pistols in the game. I've always liked pistols and thought they were too underpowered in most Stalker games. These seem right and are a fun addition to the game.

The mugging feature was quite a surprise. It also presents a fun challenge.

Thanks again!!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Klunker
Klunker

Question:

I notice a patch for CoTZ but am confused by the description:

It says it's for the game, but not the full game. Is this game I've downloaded from the link above the "full game" and not "the game" that is referred to in the patch description?

I'm wondering if I need to apply the patch to the above download to make it ver 1.1?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DoctorX01 Author
DoctorX01

Yup, install CoTZ 1.0 from the download link on this page (which I'm assuming you already did), then download the 1.1 patch and drop those files into your CoTZ 1.0 install location.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Klunker
Klunker

Thank you. Now have version 1.1

Still am wondering why you refer the patch to "the game" and not the "full game"? What is the full game you are referring to?

Also, I'm curious about the parameters for a mugging? I seem to get mugged a lot and wonder if that's in lieu of being killed outright? I ask this because it happens without given a chance to heal first from taking a hit?

Really enjoying your mod. Like the dynamic factions. Fun. Thanks again.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DoctorX01 Author
DoctorX01

"This is a patch for the game, not the full game itself"

Is this what you're referring to? It means the download for the 1.1 patch does not contain all the files for the full game of CoTZ, they have to be applied to the CoTZ 1.0 version. Some people just visiting here for the first time might just download the 1.1 patch and think it is the "full game", and wonder why nothing is happening.

Mugging is a random chance that occurs when you get hurt bad enough from an enemy attack that you otherwise would have died. The actual probablility for it occuring is tuned for Master difficulty with medium body armor, and should be rather infrequent compared to dying outright. If you play on a lower difficulty level, or have a lot of body armor, it can happen more frequently.

Due to the randomness of it, it sometimes can seem like it's happening all the time, or like it never happens. It's all up to fate. I know whenever I'm trying to test it, it seems like it never happens lol.

Glad you're enjoying it!

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Klunker
Klunker

Thanks for the explanation.
Ok, think I'll need to select Master difficulty since it can happen more frequently on a lower level. I usually play on "Stalker" level and had it happen 3 times in a row while attacking the Bandit camp for Beard. The mugging has taught me to not be too attached to my stuff as I rarely find it again, and when I do, it's always been wreaked by the muggers.

Thanks again for making this game a whole lot more interesting. Great work!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
nawahi
nawahi

Where is the heads up display, also game crashed in the Cordon walking under bridge where the overtuned jeep is, cant post error, dont know where the log files are.

Thank you for your efforts with this game. Nawahi

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
sergiopappalardo78
sergiopappalardo78

Are the add-ons for Anomaly compatible with CoTZ?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Profile
Icon
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Creator
DoctorX01
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Follow
News
Browse
News
Share
Related Games
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat First Person Shooter