Anomaly is a standalone S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mod powered by an x64 version of the X-Ray engine. Starting with version 1.5.0 Anomaly uses a custom engine build called the XRay-Monolith engine. After almost one year of development of the Anomaly 1.5.0 update, the mod continues its way on expanding and adding new features while maintaining a high level of quality and replay value.
This is an easy to install and use addon pack I have compiled for my own use and now I'm uploading so other people can enjoy it. It features around 60 curated addons with the main purpose of increasing the immersion, depth and realism alongside a few fixes. I tried to find a good balance between realistic and immersive yet still fun to play and not tedious. This pack was designed and tested to work with the story mode/free play and not for warfare but I have added a warfare mod list preset to it if you wanna try it, from my experience it works but it's a bit unstable at times (Make sure to use the preset on the top right of warfare settings to make it work properly)
I credited all the addon makers, they're the real MVPs, I just compiled this pack for easy usage.
Now easier to install and customize to your tastes more than ever!
Included in the download is JSGME, which as its name implies a generic mod enabler. Using this you'll be able to easily install my pack and modify it to your tastes.
If you never played with my addon pack, you have to start a new game.
This is compatible with saves with previous versions of my pack.
-Anomaly Text Fixes v18.104.22.168 by fitzroy_doll: Various fixes to different texts in the game, made compatible with the rest of the pack.
-Better Sorting by fastique: Adds a medicine, upgrades and cigarettes tab made compatible to the rest of the pack. (Also boosts cigarettes to have a max of 10 uses)
-Centered HUD v1.1 by BMWAG65321: Changes the HUD to a centered HUD. Modified a bit by me. I like how it looks but if you don't just disable it.
-Lottery Patches Fix by DibokDibokin: A fix to allow you to use Renegade, Sin and ISG patches in the merc lottery.
-Fix Azlan Lottery by Bartoche70: Same as above but for duty patches.
-Glock Silencer Fix by machinegod420: Makes the silencer a tiny bit smaller so you can actually aim down the sights when you have a silencer on your Glock.
-Life Granter Counter by ToothlessShark: If you play ironman (You should try with 5 lives and 24 hour life granting, it's really fun!) this will add a lifegranting hour countdown to your ironman state tab in the PDA.
-Little More Deadly Radiations by reter: Makes radiation anomalies more deadly, be well prepared with anti rad items.
-Stronger Psi Fields by Nekousagi: Same as above but for psi fields.
-Quick Melee by Feel_Fried: Press V to quick melee - you need to have a knife equipped to do this. I included a 4:3 ratio patch.
-HD Models Compatibility Patch for Muh Immersion by me: Enable this patch if you wanna use these HD Models Addon: Moddb.com
-Realism Tweaks by Misterkat: I finally decided to remove it to restore the vanilla repair system because some people find it useful/fun. I have replaced it with a "lite" version of the addon.
-Muh Immersion Drop Tweaks by me: Increases ammo drop rate to make more sense and depending on the rank of NPC you kill, there's a better chance to find good condition outfits and weapons. (Lower values than previous version with misterkat's tweaks)
-Trader Overhaul 1.22.2 by AgoodSetOfPistol: Small fixes to the addon.
-Burer Overhaul v1.02 by Arszi: Burers are a whole different mutant now. They are afraid of light, so shining your flashlight at them makes them freak out. They can jam your gun. And they can even disarm you! So be careful with them now. (includes a compatibility patch for the Military Ignore addon)
-GhenTuong Tasks Pack v2 by GhenTuong: Adds new tasks to medics and mechanics. Check them out! I had to disable neutral traders that Trader Overhaul adds to make it work properly. Might require a new game, or just to wait for a few ingame days for it to work properly.
-Anomaly Mags Extended 2.5.7 Compatibility Patch by some anon on /sg/: A compatibility patch to make my pack work with Anomaly Magazines Extended. I don't personally use this addon but people have asked for it. I haven't tested this myself but it should work(tm). Download the newest version HERE
-Illinaru Warfare Balance by Illinaru: If you play with warfare this is a must, balances and fixes warfare mode. Make sure to use the preset on the top right of warfare settings to make it work properly.
-Ambient Music Pack v2.5 by Wojach: Adds even more great ambient music!
-Trader Overhaul v1.22 by AGoodSetOfPistol: Newest version of the addon. Makes mechanics and medics sell recipes, chances grow the more toolkits you give them.
-More tweaks to repair values. I hope this is the last time!
-Added 2 mod profile files. Choose either the STORY or the WARFARE .mep file for whichever game mode you're playing.
-Lowered the amount of thirst gained by bleeding.
-Skadovsk Pixel Animation Main Menu v1.1 by me: This addon will change your main menu and music to a beautiful pixel art animation of Skadovsk from this video: Youtube.com with a logo made by me
-STALKER OGSE Main Menu Music v1 by Jimmon
-EFT Inspired Main Menu v1.2 by DaimeneX
-Tweaked some repair item values.
Complete repack of the addon pack for 1.3 to make it more modular and customizable. Now uses JSGME to install and manage the pack.
-Controller Fix inspired by Arszi's addon: Lowered the damage the controllers do so you don't just get insta killed the moment they spot you.
-Soundscape v2.6 by Solarint: A new version of Soundscape.
-Press 5 On Numpad to open NPC Inventory v1 by tdef: Let's you press 5 on numpad to open any NPCs inventory and mess around with it, I use it mainly to manage my companions' gear.
-Less Eardrum Blasting RF Receiver v1 by zeekzag: Lowers the sound of the RF receiver to bearable levels.
STALKER OGSE Main Menu Music v1 by Jimmon: Changes the main menu music to a comfy stalker themed version of Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven. Got a few complaints about Ja Soldat - So this is the default music now. But I still left Ja Soldat as an option if you liked that one like me. Just disable this addon and enable Ja Soldat Main Menu music addon in JSGME. -EFT Inspired Main Menu v1.2 by DaimeneX: Changes the main menu to an animated video, works great with the new music. Slightly modified by me. If you don't like it, disable it and enable 'Muh Immersion Menu Graphic' instead.
-Mutant Bleeding v1.1 by Arszi: Updated to latest version. Mutants at 10% health will now stop and lie down, if you get too close they might attack.
-Radios Extended 3.0 by DesmanMetzger: It's not working as intended and I'd rather remove it for now and add it later when it's fixed
-Moon Phase Bug Fix by phys15: Causes too many crashes with other more important addons in the pack
-As usual, various small tweaks and changes in the addons to make them compatible with eachother by me.
-Fix for mosin scopes not working properly. Big thanks to an anonymous commenter on moddb!
-Fixed a crash regarding weapon tracers
-Fixed QOL icons not working
-Stalker EFT Binocs v1.2 by DaimeneX: Changes the binoculars to EFT style binoculars
-Trader Overhaul 1.21.23 by AGoodSetOfPistol: A small patch to Trader Overhaul fixing CTDs
-Cleanymap v2 by amanatakers31: Makes the minimap cleaner/minimalistic looking
-Returning of White Dots v1 by Feel_Fried: Minimap will show grey dots for corpses now
-Weapon Tweaks v1.7 by Yim: A large amount of tweaks to all weapon parameters in the game
-Knife, Bolt And Grenade Holster Sounds v1 by Vyticoz: Self explanatory
-Fixed mutant jump auto aim by me: Makes it so jumping mutant like cats, snorks, dogs etc. don't auto aim at you when they jump. Making it actually possible to dodge the jump attacks.
-Fixed weapon degradation by me: Wasn't happy with how slow weapons were degrading. Weapons now degrade much faster. Invest in gun oil and a sewing kit to maintain your gear. And avoid using damaged or old ammo. (adjustable in the ingame settings under gameplay>progression)
-Repair item tweaks by me: Few tweaks to repair items to work with new degradation values
-Moonphase Bug Fix v1 by phys15: The moon phases section in the settings of Anomaly doesn't actually work. This addon fixes that.
-Rotten Meat v2 by Arszi: Makes the meat in your inventory rot after a while. Uncooked meat in 2 days. Cooked meat in 5.
-Hollywood FX 1.1 by DeathOrchid: Adds even nicer particle effects adding to the Particles Remade addon by AyyKyu. Set on the 'Realistic' preset.
-Combat Ignore Military Fix v1.5.1 by Mora145: Makes the military ignore free stalkers in Cordon. As per Sidorovich's agreement with the military to not shoot free stalkers. Don't push your luck and stay atleast 10m away or they will shoot.
-Minor compatibility tweaks
-Ambient Music Pack v2.3 by Wojach: A pack of different ambient music from different STALKER games and mods
-Living Zone v1.0.9 by Legionner: Changes a-life AI to be more active and alive across the world (Check notes)
-Better Starting Loadout v3.1 by ControlVolume: Just makes the starting loadouts more interesting and makes more sense
-Stash Overhaul v1.2 by Steelhawk28: Overhauls the stash system to make it more worth your time in mid-end game
-Trader Overhaul v1.21 by AGoodSetOfPistol: Completly overhauls traders, giving you a reason to travel the zone since all traders sell different things and have different prices
-Escape From Tarkov Aim Sound v1 by Souvlakii: Just a nice sound effect when you aim your weapon
-Sky Bloom Fix v1 by _NightRider_: Fixes the weird burned out white sky in Anomaly
-Injury Audio Extended v1 by DesmanMetzger: Huge overhaul of death and injury sounds both for player and NPCs
-First Person Death v5 by AyyKyu: A nice first person death animation instead of the awkward jump to 3rd person
-Gasmask Noise Tweak v1 by Muew: Makes the gasmask breathing sound better
-Misery Boot And Gear Rustle Sound v2.3 by OG_Grinskin91: A little sound effect of rustling gear and better footsteps on different surfaces
-NPC Surrender Tweak v1 by Jakimoto: Makes injured NPCs surrender more often unlike it almost never happening in vanilla
-Level Transition Travel Simulator v3 by SarisKhan: Simulates travel time in zone transitions, no more instant zone switches
-Mutant Bleeding v2 by Arszi: Mutants can bleed out now
-Campfire Roasting v1 by Arszi: You can now roast mutant meat to create low level meals from just like everyone else in the zone
-Thirst Overhaul v1 by Arszi: Makes the thirst system make more sense, no more waking up almost dead from dehydration, and bleeding makes you lose hydration
-Stash On Loot v1 by strelocc: A small chance to get a stash location when looting NPCs, like in vanilla STALKER
-OGSE Inventory Open/Close Sound v1 by Roap: A nice inventory opening/closing sound -Ja Soldat Main Menu Song v1 by unknownjhurds: Changes main menu music to Ja Soldat by the Russian band 5'Nizza -Radios Extended 3.0 by DesmanMetzger: A ton of new songs for the radios present in the game
-High Res PDA Maps v1 by BazinGarrey: Makes maps not look like shit
-JSRS Sound Overhaul 3.3 by Solarint: A complete sound overhaul for gunshots
-Improved Particle Effects v1 by AyyKyu: Better particle effects for things like explosions and muzzle flash
-High Res Loading Screens v1 by BazinGarrey: Makes the loading screen screenshots not look like shit
-Soundscape Overhaul v2.5 by Solarint: Overhauls ambient noises in a way that there's no more random screams/shooting noises, every noise you hear is actual shooting or mutants nearby
-Artifacts Overhaul v1.04 by xGrenadier: Overhauls the artifacts in the game to have more varied stats to them
-Faster Tooltips v1 by PiggeryJokery: Makes the tooltip apear instantly when mousing over items
-QOL Icons v2.03b by digitalifeless: Changes the icons in the game to be more intuitive
-Heal When Sleeping Near Campfires v1 by tdef: You get it
-Compatibility tweaks by me: Makes stuff work together :)
1. Extract all files to your game folder
2. Launch JSGME.exe
3. Press 'Tasks...'
4. Press 'Load mod profile...'
5. Select the 'Muh Immersion Addon Pack 1.5 STORY.mep' file or 'Muh Immersion Addon Pack 1.5 WARFARE.mep' depending on what game mode you're playing
6. Wait for it to finish installing the addons
7. Close JSGME.exe and launch the game
8. Have fun stalker!
You can now use JSGME to remove addons you don't want from this pack. You can also add your own addons to the MODS folder and enable them through JSGME.
Uninstalling older versions of the addon pack:
1. Delete the 'gamedata' folder in your game folder
2. Delete contents of 'addons' folder in the 'db' folder
3. Delete 'alsoft.ini' and 'alsoft - BACKUP.ini' from your 'bin' folder
-Requires a new game.
-I recommend to 'delete shader cache' every launch pretty much. It helps with performance in my experience.
-Invest in gun oil, sewing kit and sharpening stone to keep your equipment in top shape.
-Do NOT use with iron man mode unless you're playing with 1 life. First Person death is incompatible with iron man with more than 1 life. To remove FP addon, just disable it in JSGME.
-I also recommend raising the contrast to 1.4-1.6 to give the zone a bit more color, looks too grey on 1 imo or if your PC can handle it just use this reshade, it's really great work by Wookienator.
-If your weight/weapon degradation slider doesn't work, delete the file 'difficulty_manager.script' from you gamedata>scripts and MODS>Misterkats Realism Tweaks>gamedata>scripts folder to get rid of it.
Incompatible with Storm V4 addon for some reason Now included in 1.3!