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.

Report RSS S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly 1.5.0 [BETA 3.0] is here!

The pre-release of Anomaly 1.5 update is available. This is mainly for testing and feedback purposes.

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Important Notes:

  • Update 1.5 [Beta 3.0] is a stand-alone and full repack.
  • You don't need older Anomaly updates, you don't need to install it on other stalker games.
  • You can't use older saves, you can't use any older add-ons.
  • When new Anomaly updates are released, addons might break or cause crashes. It's the addon authors responsibility to update their addons.
  • Read the F.A.Q

A year of development

Anomaly 1.5 is the biggest update yet. A complete rework to the game that has dealt with almost every aspect. This includes - but is not limited to - the following...

Features:

Story


"Lost to the Zone" Storylines has been added to 1.5 update, with its three installations:

  • Part 1: Living Legend: a famous stalker has returned to the Zone. Pursue him in order to obtain his invaluable knowledge.
  • Part 2: Mortal Sin: a sinister faction emerges from obscurity to take over the Zone. You are among the few who can stop them.
  • Part 3: Operation Afterglow: the Zone attracts a lot of attention. However, some people believe that its many secrets are best kept hidden.

And the new bonus story:

  • Part 4: Hollow Boundaries: play as a member of a foreign force to investigate and reveal the secrets of the Zone.

Additionally, you're free to assist your faction and complete their questlines (DRX).
The majority of quests will offer info about your targets before accepting, in addition to new types of quests to keep the player busy.
Every stage of the storylines will unlock a bonus faction for the player. A new set of achievements have been added to game as well.

Atmosphere


Every single level has been reworked to help convey the feeling of an overgrown, relatively undisturbed Zone.

The weather system is improved and expanded to offer variety and atmospheric feel. In addition to the new Weather Editor, offering an interactive GUI and the ability to create, modify and save weather presets. Weather changes can be done and seen in real-time at no cost.

Shaders and visual effects have received major improvements, such as the new gasmask with nice refractions, cracks react to light and raindrops. In addition to better tonemapping, water reflections, new wet surface shaders and more.

A-Life


The A-Life received major changes. For a start, stalkers travel more frequently and report their activity in the other parts of the Zone.

The Zone is constantly changing, so are the anomalies and mutants. Dynamic world items are everywhere around you, even in places you might not expect. Each playthrough will carry something different for you to look for. Explore the Zone, and you might find something nice during your journey.

Special characters and common stalkers offer more unique tasks, along with expanded dialogue. Stalkers can sell and buy items from traders, or even visit local mechanics to upgrade their favorite weapons. In addition: Loners, Mercs and a few others can offer escort services for a fee. Many special characters also have connections around the Zone: you can offer them a payment to bribe an enemy faction, temporarily preventing them from attacking on sight.

The disguise system has improved. Your equipment and behaviour affects the way stalkers observe and remember you.
Your rank and reputation counts. Exceptionally high or low values respectively will attract attention, possibly even from your enemies...

Warfare


Warfare has become a part of Anomaly as an optional mode. It simulates conflict between different factions in a dynamic fashion.

The mode lets the player assume control over their faction. This is done at run time, and the player can choose between either the dynamic expansion system or the manual expansion system. The dynamic expansion system will adapt to any bases you captured in manual expansion mode when you switch back.
With an offline combat simulator, squads can intercept other squads arbitrarily, so the zone will be much more dynamic and the large scale war will rage at the far corners of the map.

A special PDA tab is added for Warfare mode, allowing the player to track the progress of each faction in the Zone.

Item management


The inventory has been expanded with more item slots.

A lot of changes have been done to the item system: all devices operate by their own batteries, and you can swap batteries between devices.

Backpacks are essential and increase your carry weight while equipped. Bolts - a vital tool for traversing anomaly fields that we often take for granted - are also limited when playing on the hardest difficulty.

The outfits and weapons list is reworked with more unique stats and properties. Weapons scopes and sights have received a big rework, in addition to new animation effects and the ammo wheel: a simple GUI to change ammo type quickly.

PDAs found on corpses can be viewed by the player to dig up the messages inside. Messages related to the dead stalker can be about anything, search for any important info you can find.

A new set of headlamps and PDAs with special features are available. Additionally, 3 new detectors are added for quests and general-usage:
The Geiger Counter is now a detector with its own model, showing the rad amount on its screen along with a keybind to show the value on the HUD.
The RF Receiver is able to catch signals coming from different radio sources. Along with the Anomaly Measurement device, both are used for different type of quests.



Download and Installation:


Update 1.5 [Beta 3.0] is FULL REPACK and STAND-ALONE. Don't attempt installing it on older version or other stalker games, just unpack it on an empty folder and play.

Installation steps:

1. Create a folder for Anomaly

2. Download and unpack the 3 parts of the repack in the folder you made:

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!

NOTE: make sure that the renderer selection in the launcher matches the one in video option inside the game

MIRRORS:

Google Drive (all parts)

Credits

To see a list of all developers and contributors to this release, click here to see our credits document.

Join our Discord:

We have a big community dedicated to the mod, covering all kind of topics. Click on the image down below to join:


Listen to Anomaly OST by Gates of Morheim:


Report issues and bugs on Anomaly forums. Upload your log file (found in appdata/logs) and describe where\when or how the crash happened.
You can report bugs on the Discord server for Anomaly (in #progress_feedback channel) as well.

And as always: good hunting, stalkers!

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whereismy
whereismy

yEy!

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gr3y5had0w
gr3y5had0w

Nice!! Hope it's not another year of waiting for the release version.

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Thortone
Thortone

Gods be praised

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asofnowyoudie
asofnowyoudie

Thank you for all of your hard work. Amazing!!

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JACKTE
JACKTE

Cheers.

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guifrando
guifrando

the patchie patchie is out good patchie very good mod

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blah1334
blah1334

noice

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zoust
zoust

Thanks for the 3.0 :)
Great work

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Guest
Guest

You might want to consider hosting a torrent for such a huge download.

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DuxFortis
DuxFortis

Congratulations on the new release, looking forward to giving it a go!

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AmericanCaliber
AmericanCaliber

Where do I disable the motion blur?

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TheBob_
TheBob_

Go into the game directory, open the "appdata" folder. Find the "user.ltx" file and open it with notepad. CTRL+F and search for "r2_mblur" and change the value there from 0.2 to 0.0

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Dando[SVK]
Dando[SVK]

Lovely gonna try new version asap

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stalkieee
stalkieee

yooooo this new update is freaking dope !! keep up the great work and have a wonderful day .

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Sorincrow
Sorincrow

yeeeeesss

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Acemax
Acemax

Thanks for the update and all your hard work!

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Rogue_4TW
Rogue_4TW

"Every stage of the storylines will unlock a bonus faction for the player. A new set of achievements have been added to game as well."

what does this mean?

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The_Preacher
The_Preacher

You have 3 + 1 bonus storyline , one of them unlocks Sin as faction , and I think last bonus one unlocks UNISG as faction .

The second sentence is self-explainable .

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Rogue_4TW
Rogue_4TW

unisg faction? whats that? any backround?

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SAUBER_KH7
SAUBER_KH7

The UNISG (United Nations International Scientific Group), is kind of like the Western counterpart to the Ecologists.

I can't find a wiki page for them, but I do remember seeing a video about them a while back. Basically they were supposed to be the the group of scientists that Scar escorts in Clear Sky. But for reasons unknown, were never implemented into the game and instead replaced by the ecologists.

EDIT: Here is a video of one of the builds:

Youtu.be

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Rogue_4TW
Rogue_4TW

THAT IS COOL

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The_Preacher
The_Preacher

BIG thank you to all main and side modders that work and worked on Anomaly - you guys just expanded the horizons of STALKER more ...

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carter74
carter74

You guys did just amazing job! Thank you!

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volt558
volt558

download too slow like 6-10kb/s, anything i can do to change this?

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scottian3214
scottian3214

Please upload a torrent file for this download. Direct dl-ing is a pain in the ***, especially with such a gigantic file size.

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SeriousSam69
SeriousSam69

congratz on new release ,wow and thanks..

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ProfMajkowski
ProfMajkowski

Praised be the Zone.

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Snashky_Nilidus
Snashky_Nilidus

Thank you! =D

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PetrenkaPie
PetrenkaPie

heyho, can we please get a torrent? :D

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jmcosta
jmcosta

I just created a torrent, see if it works

Drive.google.com

or a magnet link: Justpaste.it

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Guest
Guest

This link is not working, but I would also love to get a torrent!

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jmcosta
jmcosta

yea i made a little mistake, it should be working now

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Guest
Guest

It's working now, thank you!

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Guest
Guest

I love u

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sedno
sedno

Why does anomaly Crash after starting the game??

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cyberbird1337
cyberbird1337

Ok so I have this problem, there are no weapon sounds, not even knife slashing. There isn't any weapon sound or when there is, it sounds MEGA muffled and silenced, what could be the problem? Nevermind I solved it, great game so far I love it

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Guest
Guest

Good evening.
Could this mod work on windows x32 version?

I download all, tap on AnomalyLauncher.exe
Choosen settings:
1) DX8,
2) Debug Mode - Shadow Map 2048.
Tap PLAY and game shuted.

What to do to fix this?

BOGDAN

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Rear_Admiral_Ardans
Rear_Admiral_Ardans

Sorry, but at first its already says :

"Anomaly is a standalone S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mod powered by an x64 version of the X-Ray engine."

You guess it. Running a x64 application on a x32 system?

You can't do it. upgrade your system to x64, then you can run this game

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comrade_mehmet
comrade_mehmet

hi anomaly developers: can you set the Turkish language of the previous version to the new version?
TR PATCH 1.5.0 Beta 2.4 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QC126kookX7c_762j2-dZQjihoIvJgOm/view)

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Gleb_AA-Gun
Gleb_AA-Gun

**** yes for Warfare, one of my favorite addons for CoC is now an optional part of it!

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☣GenezisO☢
☣GenezisO☢

I think it's okay to say:

Not great, not terrible, just about right.

Good hunting

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Gregsharpshooter
Gregsharpshooter

Hello,
Should it be possible to implement the ability option to select all the parts of weapons and outfits, when upgrading, and not just one out of the two possibilities?

Many thanks.

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soulliight1111
soulliight1111

I am incredibly impressed how optimized the engine is now. Ultra settings ( I mean max everything) @2560x1080 75Hz never goes below my 75Hz Vsync EVER! Excellent work!

Sapphire Nitro + Vega 64 OC
Ryzen 5 3600 OC
16G RAM @ 3200 16cl
M.2 SSD

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scratch
scratch

Download speed is gruesome. There is a torrent though, made by jmcosta (look in the comments)! Download and seed if possible.

Justpaste.it

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Rogue_4TW
Rogue_4TW

HELLLLPPPPPP

Expression :
Function : invalid_parameter_handler
File : xrDebugNew.cpp
Line : 1028
Description : invalid parameter

stack trace:

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cyberbird1337
cyberbird1337

Is there a way to increase how many quests can I get? Like if I go from Cordon up to Limansk or Outskirts for example, I want to have at least 4 or 5 quests not 2, to walk all that way for just 2 quests isn't satisfying at all

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merv71
merv71

Dont forget to have a good solid pistol so you can travel to those distant tasks with your detector out, there are some good Artifacts in distant lands to make the walk worthwhile.

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MoistSnek
MoistSnek

Torrent maybe ? download speeds are trash and google drive mirror doesnt work because it reached its limit. 5 days and still trying to download.

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jmcosta
jmcosta

Theres at least two available torrents with good seeds

Drive.google.com

Drive.google.com

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