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.
ReShade - A good and easy way to enhance the visuals and give a little bit more depth to Anomaly.
Mini Update - 9/3/2019 - 9/17
-only one version - turns out the 2.4 Preset is better and another choice seems uncomfortable
-some changes in the preset
-fixed default preset path
-added Final BETA 2.4 Presets and user.ltx config - for comparison and playing - its still a good preset
/some small tweaks here and there
BETA 3.0 Release - Both with BETA 3.0 user.ltx - thats the config i recommend but some may like the 2.4 user.ltx config... a bit darker and severe
BETA 2.4 Release
-changed Reshade.ini default preset line (before it was located in my C:\Program files folder - and Anomaly isnt normally in that folder) You can also just open the ReShade menu and choose a preset at the top by clicking on the bar beneath the + symbol.
-Default Renderer set to DirectX10 (10.1) with activated msaa 2x
-overworked user.ltx - brightened a bit up - some substantial changes because sometimes, especially in the mornings and early evenings it was too dark, also at noon when its a cloudy day. Besides that some effect changes.
should look fine without too much performance issues...you can raise it to 4x or 8x if you got a good pc.
you can also play with DirectX11 if you want but i guess this dont make much sense.
V2 - Update 1 - 9/2/2019
-Several changes in the user.ltx
-transfered some settings from 2.4 ReShade user.ltx configs
-default grass settings - a bit more and higher
-default 70° fov
-ReShade Presets overworked - almost a revision - of course to fit in with the user.ltx config
- removed colour matrix
- added Curves Effect
- AmbientLight increase again
Updated for Anomaly 3.0 BETA Release. I guess i`ll update this from time to time.
-Only 2 Presets - Main Version with and without Filmgrain
-Some tweaks here and there - still based on the latest Anomaly 2.4 BETA ReShade configuration.
-GaussianBlur small decrease
-increased user.ltx tonemap>middlegray value;some other lumscale and tonemap changes
-activated fxaa AntiAliasing
Copy and paste the bin folder to your Anomaly Directory.
Do the same with the appdata folder that can be found in the user.ltx Configuration Settings Folder and be sure to overwrite your user.ltx configuration. Thats the configuration i recommend. Its based on the new 3.0 BETA user.ltx.
After starting Anomaly press the Home or POS1 Button on your Keyboard to open the ReShade Menu
to choose a Setting File by clicking the Arrow at the Top. By default the MainVersion without Filmgrain should be active.
First Release Download
Small Trip - Some Impressions
V1 - Build Pictures