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Hello fellow S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S...

I want to take a moment of your precious hunting time to introduce my newest project, Photo Realistic Zone². Many of you know the original mod, made by Argus, and consisted of the "Structures" pack and the "Creatures" pack. I took both of these textures packs, with some other high resolution textures from Cromm Cruac and merged them all together, as a base for my mod.

Now, I didn't take the textures from various packs, merged them and took credit for them. I followed various texturing tutorials, recognizing different materials, usability of photo's, making my own textures with various other textures, making seamless textures etc. etc. I've come a far way, from making my very first weapon skins to my latest works.

"There is a lot more to texturing than you think. You need to have a keen eye for shapes and design, you need to know traditional art theory, you need to be great at observing and picking apart things, and you need to know how to balance your shapes, among many other skills." - racer455
So with that in mind, I'd like to welcome you to my newest project, old followers, newcomers, everyone. Please, be sure to leave as much feedback as possible so I can imrpove even more. I need you guys in order to make a balanced texture pack, because I am sure most of you guys wont agree on every new texture I make.

So again, welcome both old and new, to the Photo Realistic Zone²


This mod will be compatible with every mod.

Sad news S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S.
22nd, Feb: Welcome. I am not pleased with the GF download service at all, and rest assure I didn't just sit around and did nothing. I've send an email at the staff regarding the issue and I hope to hear back from them soon.For now, grazegrabber has put up an alternative link to a torrent. Because my internet is slow, uploading takes half a day for me, so I can't spend the time uploading the parts to other sites. We just have to wait a bit. The zone's testing our patience.

In regard of the blocked countries, here is the list:

Game wrote:

Hello Game Front Affiliates,
I need to inform everyone of a change to our file hosting service. We can no longer support downloads in the territories listed below.

Please note that we still fully support uploads, downloads and file hosting in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, and a number of other international territories-and Game Front remains a great hosting solution for those and many other territories.

We thank you for using Game Front, and regret any immediate inconvenience to your users.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

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About the User.ltx

It's pretty simple to tweak the user.ltxMy user.ltx is linked here. Do mind that you can't directly use my config, because of the custom keybindings with my gaming mouse and resoltion. But, you can read this article on how to change your user.ltx (albeit ingame, or in notepad) and what line does what. I'd advise you not to go overboard :)And there are some handy tricks to doing the stuff in game, just type "r1" and use "TAB" to go through the commands!

Photo Realistic Zone 2 Announcement!

Photo Realistic Zone 2 Announcement!

News 11 comments

Continuing where the famous Argus left, I take the responsibility for the sequel to Photo Realistic Zone, namely, Photo Realistic Zone 2, re-texturing...

Texture Advice for STALKER

Texture Advice for STALKER

Textures Tutorial 6 comments

A tutorial I wrote originally to help out a friend, but I decided to also post it here. - Updated per Juli, 2016.

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Photo Realistic Zone 2.1

Photo Realistic Zone 2.1

Full Version 28 comments

The updated version of PRZ2, now in installer format with some addons included.

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Is it compatible with your absolute nature and structures addons, and if not which is better?

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What version do I need to instal this mod? Thanks.

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does this mod work with L.U.R.K.?

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works with everything

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I could not make it work. The folder structure looks right, and the fsgame file also (as in the prints).

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How do you install this exactly? Everything is in the gamedata folder and I've got gamedata set to true in the ltx file, but nothing happens in game

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Hi there. Is there any connection to the old Argus mod left? I mean I see you mentioning Agrus and saying you're continuing where he stopped. But what's left of his Argus work and what's totally new?

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STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl is new installed and there are no addons installed.
so i go to "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl" and create new folder "gamedata". I move the folder "textures" & "shaders" in my new created folder "gamedata" (PRZ2.1\Photo Realistic Zone\gamedata & PRZ2.1\Addons\PRS2.1\gamedata)

is that all right?

I can not see any improvements in the game!

Also change the command line $game_data$ = false|true|$fs_root$|gamedata\
$game_data$ = true|true|$fs_root$|gamedata\
does not change anything.

can you please help me?

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Lоnerboner Creator

Please show me your folder structure for the gamedata folder in your steam dir

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The best texture mod for SoC, bar none. Huge improvement over the original. For enthusiast level PCs only.

Jun 9 2013 by boredgunner

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