DESCRIPTION


Welcome to Memories of the Zone - a highly customizable vanilla+ modpack for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. This addon started as a personal passion project, as Shadow of Chernobyl is one of my favorite games of all time. I wanted to pretty up the game a bit, as well as make sure I had all the latest bug fixes and stability tweaks available. It took a long while to get these mods to play nice, so I hope you enjoy the fruits of this labor as much as I will. The Zone calls, fellow stalkers!


The base install of the mod contains the following:


- OGSR x64 engine for enhanced GFX and performance (Note: the mod uses an older version currently).
- Zone Reclamation Project for further bug fixes.
- Absolute Nature texture pack.
- Absolute Structures texture pack.
- Photorealistic Zone 2 texture pack.
- Original Weapons Renewal 3 for better weapon animations, textures and models.
- STALKER Weather Overhauled v3 for enhanced atmosphere and climate.


+ a number of tweaks, additions and personal fixes (for example, working EAX without the need for a sound card! Try it out, its great).


In addition, there are various Gameplay, Sound and Visual addons available in the Optional folder for you to customize the experience further to your taste. Want to be as vanilla as possible? Going for your first playthrough? The base install will suit you just fine! The only optional I would suggest then is the Clear sky Sidorovich. Otherwise, it's all up to you! Options have been provided to give returning players some extra challenge without going over the top.



INSTALLATION


READ CAREFULLY OR YOU WILL GET AN ERROR UPON TRYING TO LAUNCH


1. Download the repack either here on Moddb or on the Google Drive mirror.

2. Extract the .zip file you downloaded with a program such as 7Zip into an new empty folder - the mod is standalone, you don't need Shadow of Chernobyl!

3. Navigate to the bin_x64 folder and find xrEngine.exe, then create a shortcut of it and add a single space and -steam in the shortcut properties in the Target: bar after the "


If you are getting a "openal32.dll is missing" error, then please download and install OpenAL: Openal.org


Addons are already enabled, start JSGME which is in the main folder to enable/disable.
Faulty addons have been removed.



SPECIAL CREDITS


- The amazing STALKER modding community (especially the authors of the mods used in this pack) who made all this possible. Without them, this pack couldn't exist. A special thank you to the following mod authors for their amazing work, parts of which are integrated into this project:


1. The OGSR engine by the awesome OGSR team. They are the reason you can play SoC in x64 bit with all these great features! Show them some love: Github.com


2. The incredible Zone Reclamation Project, the other core backend of this mod that was worked on tirelessly by the community for years and receives support to this day: Metacognix.com


3. Cromm Cruac for his amazing work on the absolute texture pack: Moddb.com


4. The incredible TZP team for their work on Photorealistic Zone 2 texture pack


5. r_populik for the awesomely detailed OWR 3 mod: Moddb.com


6. Trojanunch for the epic STALKER Weather Overhaul: Moddb.com


7. The legendary AMK team for AMK ballistics and other optional AMK addons: Amk-team.ru


8. Autumnal Wanderers for Medicine Mod integration and optional textures: Moddb.com


9. STALKER Sound Overhaul by Darius6: Moddb.com


10. The Complete Team for various textures: Moddb.com


11. Frostbite for converting the Sidorovich model: Gamebanana.com


12. MrStalkerHacker for HD Models SoC Moddb.com


13. FWR Team for build textures, FWR: Moddb.com


I may have gotten it all working and done some fixes, but they are the real magicians! Show them some support!


- All the lovely people on the C-Con Discord. You guys are great. Join the Discord here (You can also access a repository of stalker mods and ask mod related questions here) : Discord.gg


- My testers. You know who you are ;)


- E'ruiq, who has been a great help in helping me fix a few UI related bugs that were affecting the mod, as well as providing feedback and suggestions. Check out his profile here, he's awesome! Moddb.com



ADDONS LIST:


Gameplay:

- ZRP Alternate All Spawn (more loot in hidden places, tougher enemy spawns)


- AMK Ballistics (much higher weapon damage and overall more intense firefights)


- Medicine Mod (All consumables have sounds associated with them, and using one will cause you to holster your weapon until the sound is complete. Additionally, food and drink no longer heal and medkits heal over time.)


Sound:

- Sound Overhaul (enhanced ambient sounds from a popular SoC sound mod of the same name)


- Russian voiceovers


Visual:

- AA2 Style Eye Candy ("De-autumnized" Autumn Aurora environmental textures)


- Alternate HUD (with/without minimap) In the style of builds with complete style textures.


- AMK Marked One Character Portrait


- Alternative Arm Textures


- Clear Sky Sidorovich Model


- Disable Head Bob


- HD models for NPCs (screenshots included in download, based off the original HD models for ShoC mod.)


- Reshade Preset



TIPS:


- Use "Generic Sound Driver" + EAX for enhanced audio.

- Grass density, range and shadows are quite performance intensive. They would be the first option I would change if you get bad FPS.

- If you use AMK Ballistics + the Alt All Spawn, be sure to bring a lot of meds with you ;) you'll need it.


That should be it. Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues! I'll be happy to try and help.

Good hunting, stalkers :)




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Hey all!

It has been one year since the initial release of our project! Many things have happened, both in terms of our project and real life since then. Thank you all for the support we've been getting this entire year!

But anyways, in other news: The Memories of the Zone project is being temporarily frozen until further notice. woopersnaper, the project creator is too busy with life to be working on modding right now, and didn't want to hold the project up anymore when he's unable to. Right now, I, jjzargo will be taking hold of the project, try to build a team and complete it. And maybe woopersnaper might join in later on.

But this will take some time to do, especially when I'm already busy with another project for STALKER. Chances are, development will continue in 2022. But until then, we will all have to wait.

Thank you for reading.. and good luck out in the Zone, Stalker.

- jjzargo, Memories of the Zone Team.

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Lemenus
Lemenus

Does it support other languages?

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RSai03
RSai03

Where is the reshade preset?

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urbanned
urbanned

I played through SoC yesterday with this mod, I wanted something to enhance the vanilla experience. Leaving my thoughts here for any newcomers.

First off, I wasted 3 hours trying to get this to work after adding the -steam command, I was getting fatal errors on launch, the thing is nowhere online or the guides or anywhere states you have to DELETE the original SoC directory and replace it completely with the mod, only then did it launch.

As with all of these big mods the issue is whenever you find a glitch or bug you never know whether it's from the mod or the game, the most notable issues I found were:

1. Gravitational anomalies would randomly just not have any sound at all when throwing bolts at them.
2. Very often blind dogs would glitch and get stuck in one place with the walking animation, only aggroing them fixes it.
3. The binoculars don't work, they can't find targets at all.
4. Pseudogiants for some reason are extremely fragile, they die to half an AK74 clip.
5. I almost never found artifacts in anomalies.
6. I didn't like the recoloring of some weapons like the AK and the LR300, they stray too far from vanilla imo.

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QuasariLLumia
QuasariLLumia

I'm on a laptop, it is stuck on 94% loading, where am i supposed to run it? Steam or from the files?

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Slavic_Dude001
Slavic_Dude001

nice mod, extremely smooth animations and almost 0 lag except in well populated areas

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The_Urban_Samurai
The_Urban_Samurai

Wanted to say thanks for such a great mod, seems to cause lag dropping frames to single digits in a few areas though. As someone who wanted something vanilla ish for my first time getting into the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, this mod that cleans up the crusty guns and fixes the game made for a great fun experience!

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