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.
An extensive overhaul of all of the traders in the zone made to create more immersion as well as a better reason to actually travel the zone from place to place.
Trader Overhaul Complete
It is finally here! The complete version of the Trader Overhaul! As was my goal when I set out to make this addon, I was looking to add a small, but significant advancement to the Immersion of the Zone. I firmly believe that the best way to get someone really into a world is through the details. My favorite franchise of all time is the Thief franchise (With the exception of that terrible fourth game that as far as I’m concerned is not cannon or exists!). These games brought me into their worlds and immersed me in ways that no other games I’ve played have been able to match. However, the Stalker games come close, and Anomaly comes fairly close itself!
With that being said, how does this addon increase immersion? Well I can’t do what the Thief games do to immerse you so that wont work. So instead I took a small part of the game “traders” and decide to adjust them massively. But you may ask, “how does that effect immersion any?” Well simple,
it gives you a reason to travel the zone, to see it differently, and most importantly, to create a rhyme and reason to traveling that wasn’t quite there in the start of this Mod. Like I said its small, but it has an important role in shaping how, and why you travel the zone. Is it perfect? No. but It does that job In what I believe is an effective and powerful way that seems simple but makes all the difference to your playthrought.
This addon is by no means "Complete" as in by that I mean to say that their will still be updates going forward. However, these updates will be much smaller and mostly
glich fixes and other similar issues. I may adjust the stocks of traders a little but nothing massive at this point.
Important Note: Even through the addon works fine in ALMOST all regards without a new game; I have noticed that the recipes may cause crashes from time to time when you read them with this addon in a game that's already going. A new game is the best way to enjoy this addon with no issues what so ever. They work just fine with new games as I have tested recently!
The following is a list of all of the features present in this addon. Take note, this is similar, but not entirely the same as my earlier Trader Overhaul files.
Traders All traders have gone an overhaul. Some more so than others. In addition, a few new traders have been added to the list of available traders in the zone
(or more that they have their own profile now). The following are just a few of the changes made to the traders.
I have also integrated most of the Optional files as to cut down on the complexity of the addon and simplify it. With this however came one major change…
I have removed all of the compatibility files for other addons. Now don’t panic! I will likely add them in the near future
I merely wanted to start anew with them as they were becoming FAR to complex with all of the different files being mixed together.
I will also add guides in the near future for those who want to further edit the trader profiles!
With that being said as always, if you find any issues PLEASE report them in the comments section of the addon.
I will respond fairly quickly most of the time and will address the issue as quickly as I can.