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.
This is the download for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly 1.5.1 to 1.5.2 update. Many 1.5.1 addons need to be updated to be 1.5.2 compatible. Install this on top of a clean (un-modded) 1.5.1 version. Saved games from 1.5.1 are compatible but we recommend to make backups of your saves before updating to this version.
Anomaly is a stand-alone mod. Install this 1.5.2 update on top of a clean Anomaly 1.5.1 installation. Do NOT install version 1.5.1 or update 1.5.2 on top of older versions of the mod or any of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games. And do NOT use older addons that have not been updated to be 1.5.2 compatible or you will encounter crashes.
Q: Is this the next big update for Anomaly that we've been waiting for?
A: No, this is a collection of smaller bug fixes and improvements for the current version (1.5.1) of Anomaly. It's more of a maintenance update to make the current release more stable.
Q: What has changed in the 1.5.2 update since we released version 1.5.1?
A: A change log is included in the update as a text file, it contains all changes and a list of files that were modified. Any addons that change files from that list will be incompatible until they are updated.
Q: Will my addons or mod packs for 1.5.1 still work?
A: That depends. Many addons will probably still work, but some of them need to be updated to be compatible with changes in the 1.5.2 config files and scripts. It's safe to assume any 1.5.1 addon that has not been updated or tested to be 1.5.2 compatible by their author can cause issues or crashes.
Q: So when is the next big Anomaly update coming?
A: We're still working on the 1.6 update. A lot of progress has been made but there is also so much work still left to do. For now let's say it'll release when it's done and we will share more details when we get closer to that point.
1. Create a folder for Anomaly, for example C:\Game\Anomaly and install Anomaly version 1.5.1
2. Download and unpack the 1.5.2 update in the same folder where you installed version 1,5,1
3. Check here if any hotfixes exist for the latest update
4. Start the launcher and select the renderer you want to play with, toggle AVX if you have a powerful CPU
5. Start the game and enjoy!
Anomaly 1.5.1 to 1.5.2 Update is also available as a torrent download, use this magnet link if you prefer this.
We have a big community dedicated to the mod, covering all kind of topics. This is also a great place to ask for help with installing Anomaly or if you encounter any technical problems. Click on the image down below to join:
To see a list of all developers and contributors to this release, click here to see our credits document.
And as always: good hunting, stalkers!