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.

RSS S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly Version 1.5.1 Release

The update of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly to version 1.5.1 is now available. After more than 2 years of development Anomaly 1.5.x is no longer in beta and is now officially released.

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Important Notes:

  • Version 1.5.1 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.
  • Saved games from version 1.5.0 Beta are compatible and you can continue your journey in version 1.5.1
  • Older addons that are not updated to be compatible will very likely cause crashes or other problems
  • When new Anomaly updates are released, addons might break or cause crashes. It's the addon authors responsibility to update their addons.

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About S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly

The stand-alone mod S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly 1.5.1 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.

Players can choose from a variety of ways to play the mod. Play story mode with 4 chapters of interesting quests, sandbox mode if you prefer to make up your own story, or the combat intense warfare mode where factions fight for influence and control over different areas of the zone.

Anomaly is also highly customizable, play it the way you like and have the most fun. There are hundreds of settings that can be tweaked in the options menus and for more advanced changes, there are over 1000 addons for Anomaly that were created by other players to change the experience in more advanced ways.

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3D PDA

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Highlights in version 1.5.1 since version 1.5.0 Beta

  • 3D PDA
  • Companions wheel, with a new inventory management button when you aim at a companion
  • Companions trade UI is changed to match default inventory
  • Improved Ecologists model variation. Mercs and Loners guiding Scientiest now wear something that represent Ecologists instead of having armors identical to their factions.
  • Inventory items highlight now works in all item containers
  • Improved advanced video settings layout
  • Optimized and cleaned up data files to reduce total size, mostly by removing unused assets
  • Engine inventory is remade completely in lua, for full control over its functionality
  • 3D UI for RF and Anomaly detector
  • New and improved psi damage system
  • Hundreds of bug fixes and optimizations to improve performance and stability

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Features:

3D PDA

3D PDA

One of the most popular changes in Anomaly 1.5.1 since Beta 3 is the addition of a 3D PDA.

When holding the PDA in the lowered position, stalkers can track their position on the map while walking around. This will make it easier to navigate towards map markers like hidden stashes or mission objectives.

And to interact with the PDA it can be held closer to your eyes so it will fill almost the whole screen and the text on it is more readable. If you prefer the old style 2D PDA we even added an option to switch back to it, but real stalkers would not do that.

Story

Pripyat

"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.
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

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.

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 tone mapping, water reflections, new wet surface shaders and more.

A-Life

Detector

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 behavior affects the way stalkers observe and remember you. And a new experimental feature will make stealth kills more viable to kill enemies sneakily.
Your rank and reputation counts. Exceptionally high or low values respectively will attract attention, possibly even from your enemies...

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Download and Installation:

Update 1.5.1 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, for example C:\Game\Anomaly

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

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly 1.5.1


2.5. Anomaly 1.5.1 is also available as a torrent download, use this magnet link if you prefer this.

3. Check here if any hotfixes exist for the latest update:

  • There are currently no hotfixes for version 1.5.1

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!

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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:

Anomaly Discord


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Listen to Anomaly OST by Gates of Morheim:

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Changelog

A raw changelog of all the improvements, tweaks, and bugfixes can be found here. It's a mostly unfiltered log that we created and updated during the development of the 1.5.1 update.

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Credits

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


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly


And as always: good hunting, stalkers!

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Comments
AyeBlin
AyeBlin

IT'S HERE!

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capSAR273
capSAR273

Thank you team for your hard work getting this release out! Much love <3

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Morter
Morter

Not bad, some pretty good stuff you got there.

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nightsta1ker
nightsta1ker

Get out of here stalker.

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Kyo21943
Kyo21943

Damnit, just when i was going to be productive... back to the zone i guess!

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Zerk.
Zerk.

OPA OPA!
Now, all we need is The Armed Zone, hehe.

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Guest
Guest

thanks to all the hardworking Cheeki Breeki's and Stalkers out there , who made this possible!!!

i love stalker since the first titel. but this project is soooo GREAT!... it blows my mind. i am feeling the zone more then ever before!!!

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Schuchart
Schuchart

A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one!

(And for me that's a pretty rad birthday treat right there!)

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AyeBlin
AyeBlin

HBD comrade!

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Schuchart
Schuchart

Thank you, bratan!

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EnyoNomad
EnyoNomad

Let's gooooooooo

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The_Preacher
The_Preacher

Our Wish has been granted !

Praise the almighty Monolit !

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bennjja
bennjja

You guys really have done a magnificent job with this mod!

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stanscut
stanscut

LETS GO!
The best Mod on this site is back

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Siamnieks
Siamnieks

LETS GO Patsani!

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Guest
Guest

How much gb, when extracted ?

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sjezzrey
sjezzrey

For some weird reason my crappy laptop can now run this mod on 45-60FPS. Before I can't barely pass 10FPS, but the only issue I have now is minor hiccups which happens more or less 3 times in a single minute. Is there any way to fix it?

My laptop specs:
Intel Core i5 gen5
2.2ghz
4GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 5500

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Zerk.
Zerk.

Go to task mananger and see if the game priority is set to high, if it is, then put it back to normal.

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sjezzrey
sjezzrey

Thanks a lot :)

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Guest
Guest

Better than most if not ALL AAA games. Puts most of the industry in the rear view mirror when mods are able to transform this into another stratosphere. Seriously one of the most engrossing and atmospheric forms of digital media ever created, PERIOD. Nuff said...That is S.T.A.L.K.E.R..

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milosv
milosv

Been playing STALKER since 2007, here's to another 14 years *lifts glass*

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Autoclave
Autoclave

This. I'm putting this on my MEGA cloud so I always have it.

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michciio
michciio

Hi! On previous version of the game i already unlocked all unlockable factions.
How can i unlock them again without playing the story again?
Anyway is there more to those factions? Because in the previous version the warfare was unplayable and story was pretty... It was very hard.

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Tronex Creator
Tronex

In the new game menu, typing those without quotes will unlock related factions:
"isg"
"renegade"
"greh"

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BERZERKEEER
BERZERKEEER

Can someone explain please, whats the diffirence between 1.5 rc22 and 1.5.1 ? From what i've read in the discription I haven't noticed anything new.

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Guest
Guest

Thanks a lot for all the hard work. The best Stalker mod is back!

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stalker18000
stalker18000

the french Stalker that I am thanks you from the bottom of my soul.

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ncrtrooper
ncrtrooper

Thank you very much for all of your efforts!

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Guest
Guest

Time to break out the antirads once more!
Props to all you amazing developers and testers.

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Sim0n`
Sim0n`

I'm so glad to be a part of this awesome community and I'm so glad I could see how Anomaly becomes something from nothing !

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Madnesis
Madnesis

It's happening folks, yay!!!

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Freeman-BR
Freeman-BR

Hi guys, this mod have all levels like CoC? Thanks in advance.

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BERZERKEEER
BERZERKEEER

yes, plus some extra, and the old ones have got some cosmetic and some fun improvements.

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Guest
Guest

Does this version still have the 65535 item limit before it crashes the game?

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fisioterapeuta
fisioterapeuta

System requirements?

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