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There is a new version of LA out (DC Extended). Check out the details below for more information.

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Hi all,

There is a new version of LA out, called "DC Extended" (DCE), link below. I had no involvement in this nor did any of the old team. This was made by the RU Dev, all credit goes to them. I wont be able to offer much support, if you follow the instructions it will work.

Drive.google.com

Install instructions (google translated):

1) Install the 1.4007 version of the game.
2) Delete the appdata and mods folders.
3) Inside the gamedata folder: delete the spawns folder (if there is one) the spawns.db0, textures.db6 archives. Then in the levels folder delete la21_generators2.db0
4) Unpack the downloaded archive into the folder with the installed game confirming the replacement of the files.
5) Launch the launcher and in the mod section, install LADC Extended. (YOU MUST ENABLE THIS MOD TO GET UPDATES FOR IT)
6) After installing LADC Extended, you can install mods from the launcher to taste.

*I did a fresh install of 1.4007, then installed this. I recommend others do the same. DO NOT INSTALL ANY MODS IF DOING A FRESH INSTALL, WILL MAKE IT EASIER.

**1.4007 save games ARE NOT COMPATIBLE AND DO NOT USE ANY OLD MODS OR YOUR GAMEDATA FOLDER. YOU WILL NEED TO MANUALLY CHECK AGAINST THE NEW FILES IF YOU WANT TO MOD.

Patch notes located below, let it auto translate, there is so much fixed/changed! This update includes all previous storyline fixes and misc. updates like the engine update etc...

Vk.com

Some things to note after loading it up and playing/testing for a bit:

-The save system has been changed and is a bit odd. It will auto save upon moving in and out of camps. It seems like you can no longer quicksave (probably so there arent save file corruptions anymore) all the time, EXCEPT you can in designated "safe" areas. You can manually save in those same areas as well. I am guessing there are a number of those areas on each map.

-There are some included mods, like PRM weapon pack, etc...

-The HUD has been changed to just a simple line for your health. I personally am not a fan of that, so you can revert back to the old HUD if you know how to in the files, or I just play with it totally off now anyway.

*DC Extended eng text files ARE REQUIRED if you want the game to be in English, LINK BELOW. READ INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO INSTALL.


Moddb.com

MISSING NPC's, OBJECTS, TEXTURES, ETC... ? DOWNLOAD THE NEW BINS!

(Place in gamedata folder and overwrite)

Dropbox.com Bins.rar


Some confirmed other small mods that work with DCE:


- Enemies throw grenades:

Moddb.com

-Sleep anywhere mod: (this helps a lot if you want to skip to day time easier)

Moddb.com

-LA quiet foot steps:

Moddb.com

-dev mode enabler (launch the game from the provided bat)

mega.nz (2.23)

mega.nz (2.25)

mega.nz (2.29)

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Kazemeka
Kazemeka

Cool

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Doyle_138
Doyle_138

So this is unofficial? Does it have english text?

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

"This was made by the RU Dev..." He worked on all the recent versions of LA DC, so I would consider this "official."

You can choose english from the configurator. However, there will be some text strings that show, since the new text added was not translated.

I will have to do a full play through to get the scope of everyhting that was changed then work on fixing that, so will be a while.

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zlostnypopolnik
zlostnypopolnik

I started playing Extended without your ENG addition, the game was crashing. When I installed your add-on, everything's fine - maybe 10 hours without issues so thank you. Oh, and the weight addon also works (carry weight booster 1.4007 LA DC).

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s0x
s0x

When I die and load a save the game crashes and whenever I try to move to garbage from cordon the game crashes. Also upon exiting the game it doesn't actually close the game, I have to end task in task manager. The only other mods I have (from the launcher) are autumn vegetation v1.00 and flashing flashlight v1.00, this is all that shows at the end of the log:

*** RESET [5079 ms]
* MEMORY USAGE: 540904 K
* End of synchronization A[1] R[1]
*** Game Loading Time: 593178 ms
* [win32]: free[1290956 K], reserved[260872 K], committed[2642412 K]
* [ D3D ]: textures[2025377 K]
* [x-ray]: crt heap[546313 K], process heap[546313 K], game lua[51212 K], render[20519 K]
* [x-ray]: economy: strings[29842 K], smem[204451 K]
stack trace:

0023:5B7C5D30 xrGame.dll, CDialogHolder::operator=()
0023:5BA5AE15 xrGame.dll, CDialogHolder::operator=()
0023:5BBBF7BC xrGame.dll, CDialogHolder::operator=()
0023:0055AB13 XR_3DA.exe, CObjectList::Update()

Edit: I am playing on DX11 with the maximum preset at 2560x1440, motion blur turned off.

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

Saw someone else post on VK about a crash after trying to load a save after death as well, will have to wait for a fix.

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bunito5109
bunito5109

same here

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

Load after death is fixed for me in v 2.11, make sure to update from launcher.

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bunito5109
bunito5109

Actually i was still crashing even with the update. But apparently i didn't properly delete the spawns.db0 file (i had renamed extension instead). Properly deleting it and starting a new game(with the update ofc) fixed it indeed.

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Roadkill_SRB
Roadkill_SRB

I followed the instruction until I got to the part 5 to install LADC Extended, but it crashes every time I try to install it. Any solutions?

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Roadkill_SRB
Roadkill_SRB

Nevermind, I managed to install the mod.

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Schuchart
Schuchart

Lost Alpha always treads in strange paths. I love it!

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Lyokanthrope
Lyokanthrope

> - Cut the transport and redone the quest that was associated with it

Huh. They removed vehicles entirely? Interesting choice.

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SkinnyTalls99
SkinnyTalls99

The Configurator is still very unstable for me and crashes when trying to download multiple mods at once

I also get this error when trying to start a new game

FATAL ERROR

[error]Expression : header().graph_guid() == ai().game_graph().header().guid()
[error]Function : CALifeSpawnRegistry::load
[error]File : alife_spawn_registry.cpp
[error]Line : 169
[error]Description : Spawn doesn't correspond to the graph : REBUILD SPAWN!

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

The configurator is fine for me, just install one mod at a time? I cannot help you further with that. And you either did not remove the old all.spawn, or install correctly as a whole. Read step 3 again carefully, or do a full fresh reinstall.

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SkinnyTalls99
SkinnyTalls99

ah, yeah I didnt remove the all.spawn

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bunito5109
bunito5109

Feedback from a simple stalker here;
-Serious crashes after dying and loading a save. It's insanely frustrating. can't even pass the first bandit battle cuz i crash at the 2nd load.
-i ensured to not minimize the game or do anything wierd. still crash.
-i made some experiments by using the entire old bin folder. still crash at 4th load (ye im playing on hard).
-also english players will have to wait a update aparently. too many new strings (which is exciting, i just finished .0007 normal yesterday and i want more)
-pd; i play on r1 with resolution lower than my actual desktop reso. but didn't have such issues on official file.

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

.

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YuriKozlovsky
YuriKozlovsky

Awesome update! the animations are very cool!

About Bugs: Am constantly having game crashes during night time, already tried to change my graphic settings but they keep happening.

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Roadkill_SRB
Roadkill_SRB

Third time in a row I get this crash I can't continue playing:

Expression : xml_doc.NavigateToNode(path,index)
Function : CUIXmlInit::InitWindow
File : ui\UIXmlInit.cpp
Line : 85
Description : XML node not found
Argument 0 : global_wnd
Argument 1 : ui\game_tutorials_16.xml

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bunito5109
bunito5109

Ok i merged the new russian strings and the new english. (pretty complicated to explain but i made several WinMerge tripple comparisons).

So, here is a english file withouut empty text or crashes regard unexistent strings. What was not changed will be on english, what is new will appaer on russian. So rather than play in russian to avoid crash, u can play half and half here. I also translated a couple of easy things.

Mega.nz

Pretty interesting how they remade the Darkscape-x18 and Doomsay earthquake device missions. Freedoom pretty much integrated to the storyline now, very nice.

Anyways, this is my little grain of sand to the translate. However, if it still crash, means it would also crash on russian.

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

bunito5109 thanks for the files and your contribution!

I encourage you to upload this to the addons section, so it is easily found and so people can add to it etc...

Thanks,
LB

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SkinnyTalls99
SkinnyTalls99

Thanks for making this, but where do i drop the eng folder? I think it's gamedata/configs/lang but I'm not sure

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bunito5109
bunito5109

Redownload it, i added LiquidBroze's google translation + some translates from me and i included the respective gamedata/ folders. so all you ve to do is to drop the gamedata folder into the la dc directory.

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SkinnyTalls99
SkinnyTalls99

I downloaded your translation again from both mega and moddb but there is no folder structure inside the archive

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

I have were to place it in the description.

New version also uploaded.

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SkinnyTalls99
SkinnyTalls99

My bad for not reading then

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Roadkill_SRB
Roadkill_SRB

There is a strange bug, I am getting irradiated even though I have a dosimeter and I am in safe area. Tried loading a save and still it is rising for no reason.

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MorbidSniper
MorbidSniper

Are you carrying any artifacts ?

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Roadkill_SRB
Roadkill_SRB

No.

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MorbidSniper
MorbidSniper

Where are you at ?

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Roadkill_SRB
Roadkill_SRB

Garbage, underground bunker where you first meet Bes.

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

@Roadkill, I do not think this is a bug. The dev added tons of pockets of radiation starting in garbage... patch note here:

"Permanent radiation has been added to most northern locations (starting from the landfill), which protects the helmet, suits with high radiation protection or artifacts. At very large locations there is no radiation, you can remove the helmet, breathe freely and sprint for a long time."

Are you wearing any kind of mask with rad protection? I think you need a certain amount of protection now for even small amounts of radiation around so it doesnt affect you.

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Roadkill_SRB
Roadkill_SRB

So this is passive radiation which even dosimeter can't register? I don't have gas mask, but if that is the case then I will have to go back to Sid to sell me one.

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

ah good question.... actually not sure. But try grabbing the cheapest helm you can get and see if what I think is the case...

I am now about 30% through (after DV heli scene, can go to either yantar or darkscape to continue). I dont even have a dosimeter yet, but have not had a real problem with rads, since I bought a helm as one of the first things and have a sunrise suit now.

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bunito5109
bunito5109

you need a jellifish =D

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VinStein
VinStein

" -develoepr mode" is not working with the configurator for me. IT was before in 1.4007

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

I saw on a VK post it is disabled... so no more cheating STALKER!

Maybe someone will figure out how to enable it again though, since some use it, but I never used it.

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VinStein
VinStein

I managed to re-enable it but all the weapons are missing.
You can still manually spawn them to actor tho :)

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nitro912gr1585232128
nitro912gr1585232128

so how do I get back the old HUD? This one is just not cutting it for me.

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VinStein
VinStein

I would like to know as well.

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MorbidSniper
MorbidSniper

Maybe the dev or some other modder will have it return in the future .

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VinStein
VinStein

Game constantly crashes before i get to the agroprom exit in garbage. I can't continue.

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bunito5109
bunito5109

update it on the mods tab from the launcher and get modb's eng text files.

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PNZR667
PNZR667

Expression : m_pItemDataVector->end() == t_it
Function : CXML_IdToIndex<class CEncyclopediaArticle>::InitInternal
File : c:\users\mihai\documents\la_engine_release\engine_repo\xray-svn-trunk\xr_3da\xrgame\xml_str_id_loader.h
Line : 188
Description : duplicate item id
Arguments : shus_find_outf_stalker_light_descr

What I did wrong? I don't even have this "mihai" user o.0

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LiquidBronze Author
LiquidBronze

Did you update to the newest version via the mods section in the launcher?

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PNZR667
PNZR667

I made a mistake. I installed some add-ons with the game itself first, like the PRM weapons pack 😉 I installed again, this time ONLY the Lost Alpha, without anything else. It's working 😊

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Gizbarus
Gizbarus

This mod is awful. Also, someone (guess it's the author) removed my post, when I stated same opinion. That doesn't say very good of someone, when you don't even answer to a different judgment, but just remove it.

Like I wrote before - I hope this mod's maker will find a caring and loving family, so he'll stop making something horrible like this.

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MorbidSniper
MorbidSniper

Wrong , it wasn't the author .
Your comment was removed because your words were a TAD bit harsher then .
So you can repeat them , probably with the same success .

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Gizbarus
Gizbarus

Enlighen me, please. Wasn't sending curses, threats or anything of such kind towards the author, so what was SO harsh then? Saying that mod is crap? Yeah, it is and I still uphold that opinion, despite trying to play game again to reevaluate it.

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MorbidSniper
MorbidSniper

Fair enough , i'll make an exception this time .
Saying that the author ( who isn't here but on vk-forums btw , so you are barking up the wrong tree here buddy ) needs to find a caring and loving family ?
What are you implying ?
That because he made a mod ( which you obviously DO NOT like while others do ) so horrible that he was ...what abandonded by his family or what ?
What gives you the right to pass judgment on someone ?
Simply because you do not like the mod ?

You're entitled to your opinion ...doesn't mean you have to voice it that way .
Second ...like i said : you're in the wrong place if you want to take a **** at the author .
Third ....If you don't like ladc EXTENDED ( this is the forum for LADC , but we help other people and even point them to ..yes LADCe ) then move on .

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Gizbarus
Gizbarus

Okay, first thing - didn't even noticed that this was LA general thread, sorry for that, my bad.

Second - hell no, bruv! Wasn't implying something like that, you mad or something? It was more like "let him start a family on his own, so he wouldn't have time to make ****** mods". Hope that's clear nuff for now...?

And hey, can't voice my opinion any other way - so far everything this mod changed was annoying, unnecessary or too much misery-like. Wouldn't be a problem if I could just uninstall it - but it seems I have to remove whole damn LA and install it again, because mod doesn't have uninstaller like it should.

Hope we finally understood each other - don't worry, ain't gonna **** flames of hate in there. Just wanted my opinion on the mod to remain, so that others might also see it and be warned.

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MorbidSniper
MorbidSniper

Last reply on this :
I don't care what you think , when someone puts effort into making a mod respect should be given for that , not burn him down simply because you don't like the mod .
If you can't voice it any other way , you lack a vocabulary and should steer clear from going into a discussion about use of words .

When changing the data-folders it went from LADC to LADCe ...changing it back never works .

You're ( as i stated before ) barking up the wrong tree ...
LADC-forum : Moddb.com
LADCe -forum : Vk.com

Notice the difference in forums ??

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