Welcome to the next day of the rest of your life.
The brilliant Roger Ebert once claimed that video games can never be art. Due to his omniscient mind, I couldn't help but be persuaded by his infallible argument, and couldn't help but feel proud of myself for being one of the enlightened few of human-kind's history. However, I was very recently contacted by God, and was informed that my meaning in life is to change the well-established fact established by Ebert, by creating the first artistic game.
However, I do not bring you the first game that is considered art. I bring you the first piece of art created by human hands; nothing ever created before-hand can ever compare to this piece, and nothing likely ever will. However, future artists: do not be discouraged by the knowledge that I am a creator that you will never amount to, and thus never impress your father. Instead, use this piece as a point of inspiration, so that you may always reach for the heavens.
Now, some will say that this isn't an edition of STALKER that needs its own page on ModDB. Some will say that this is only a simple compilation of the graphical improvements provided by LURK and Sky4ce, so that one can enjoy the unchanged original gameplay, with improved eye candy and atmosphere. However, I will say that one must only use this for one minute before experiencing the spiritual energy imbued within, and will understand that this is not a graphics compilation; it is worthy of being called a mod. After all, it's not like the same idea hasn't been done already.
Today, the download was released for a very brief period of time. However, after discussion with Holden, we've decided to wait on release, due to a miscommunication. There are several parts of the resources being used here that are still being improved upon, and there are also some sections that need to be tested more thoroughly (we don't necessarily have exploding gun-traders here, but we want to be safe). So it will remain TBD for the meantime, although it definitely shouldn't take the 9 months that 1.1 took. I apologize to those who expected it to be out today, but we need to make sure the final product is something worth keeping.