The stand-alone mod S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly aims to be the most stable and customizable experience for fans of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games. It's powered by the Monolith 64-bit engine, a custom fork of the X-Ray engine.
HollywoodFX (HFX) is an addon for Anomaly v1.5.1 that improves the in-game impact effects and makes them more Hollywood-like. With this addon, dust, smoke, and debris, will now fly around, bounce off surfaces, and linger in the air, meant to increase the intensity during firefights within the game.
*All particles showcased above are from the "HollywoodFX" option of the new HollywoodFX v2.0
This addon essentially improves the detail of many of the impact particle effects in-game. The addon was originally designed to improve "over-the-top" Hollywood-esque effects, but more "realistic" or "minimalist" options are included as well for those who want the particle detail, but not the over-excessiveness. Therefore, there are three particle options included in the addon: MinimalFX, RealisticFX, and HollywoodFX.
There are three options of particles for this addon:
HollywoodFX (high) - The original particles for this addon and the way this addon was meant to be played, excessive debris and dust will fly and linger around, recommended for those who want that "over-the-top" Hollywood-like effects. Fair warning though, the lingering smoke after firefights may make spotting or targeting an enemy more difficult in enclosed spaces, this creates a different type of challenging element for game-play in firefights.
RealisticFX (med) - The reduced version of HollywoodFX option, less debri and dust will fly around but will still linger, recommended for those who want toned-down relatively realistic effects.
MinimalFX (low) - Same as RealisticFX option, the only change here is that smoke will no longer linger, recommended for those who prefer more improved, better-looking, "vanilla" like particles.
HFX v2.0 is now a standalone addon
There are no longer any requirements (such as "Particles Remade" addon), simply follow the installation instructions below and play!
HFX v2.0 is compatible with:
This addon does not require a new game.
To install HollywoodFX manually:
To install HollywoodFX with JSGME:
Commonly asked questions about HollywoodFX:
Q) Is HFX v2.0 compatible with the new Anomaly v1.5.1?
Q) Is HFX v2.0 compatible with "x-y-z" addon?
Q) Is HFX v2.0 compatible with the RC beta-builds (16-23)?
Q) Is HFX v2.0 compatible with Anomaly v1.5 Beta 3.0 [U4H8]?
This addon uses a few assets from the "PARTICLES REMADE" addon by AyyKyu; therefore, a big thanks and credit to him for providing a great addon and others:
Special thanks to Mich_Cartman and Chevyfreak
HollywoodFX addon was created by DeathOrchid
I want to thank those who provided feedback on how to make this addon even better. Your comments were appreciated, and hopefully I brought together an even better version of HollywoodFX for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you for downloading and enjoy!