XpressTuning's Remaster Edition


Credit goes to all the creators out there who made these mods -

Aditional mods used - custom ENB settings.

What i did was take all the mods listed above and merge them together into one tightly knit package that's flawless in its stability and easy to add (drag 'n drop).

Purpose of this package

The purpose of this package is a desire to share with the community what i think is a fantastic way to experience the game - it's purely vanilla, but with vastly improved graphics. This is practically a complete remaster of the game's visuals.

Preparation before adding the mod

  • After installing Shadow of Chernobyl, run the game at least once. Before adding anything, you need to start the game at least once after installing it. Make sure that the render is set to Full Dynamic Lightning. If you see it at "Static Lightning", change it to "Full Dynamic Lightning". Save and exit. Enter the game again just to make sure it's set to "Full Dynamic Lightning". Once you're sure, exit.
  • There's a file called "fsgame.ltx" in the main game directory. Open it with notepad, make sure that the game_data line is set to 'true', for example:

$game_data$ = true| true| $fs_root$| gamedata\

In case of issues, and only in case of issues (meaning they're not requirements, but potential solutions), keep in mind:

  • It should be done on a fresh install; This package is bound to conflict with other mods.
  • Make sure that the render is set to "Full Dynamic Lightning" before applying the package.
  • Make sure that the in-game Anti-aliasing (AA) is turned OFF (Options > Video > Advanced) by moving the slider all the way to the left.
  • For Windows 10 users: Disable Game Mode, Install DirectX9. Make sure you have the latest Visual C++ and .NET Framework installed.
  • If you're experiencing crashes after applying the full package on the GOG version, you can go to Settings.exe in the main install directory and "Save and Launch" the game from there.

How to install

  • Extract the zip file.
  • Simply copy - paste the contents of the "XpressTuning" folder into the main game directory folder.
  • Replace everything if required.

How to install (Steam Version)

  • Extract the zip file.
  • In the XpressTuning folder you've extracted, there are three folders - "bin", "diffs" and "gamedata". Copy - paste the "diffs" and "gamedata" folders in the main game directory folder.
  • Now, copy - paste the contents of the "bin" folder in the main game directory folder.
  • Replace everything if required.

The absolute best way to experience the game.

Recommended difficulty: Master. This is the most balanced difficulty level, and the way the game was designed to be played. Lowering the difficulty level results in weapons being far less accurate and doing less damage, which isn't good because that applies for both you and the enemies; as well as making AI less intelligent. Makes the game much more frustrating because it's not fun dumping a boat load of ammo. "Master" difficulty is what the game is meant to be played in.

Turn off the crosshair. In the Options menu, select the "Game" tab and make sure that "Show Crosshair" and "Dynamic Crosshair" are disabled. They're ugly and big, plain and simple, it's much better to have them off rather than clutter the screen.

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Third video of XpressTuning's Remaster Edition, traveling to the Wild Territory for the first time. Encountered some of the mercenaries sent by Wolfhound.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl [Mod Showcase] #3

Video showcase in the starting area of SoC

Video showcase in the starting area of SoC

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Made a second video showing the package in action, this time in Shadow of Chernobyl's starting area.

Video and additional information concerning Remaster Edition

Video and additional information concerning Remaster Edition

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Uploaded a video to showcase the package in action, ignore the clumsy play. I'll also get in depth about the two packages you can download.

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XpressTuning's Remaster Edition (Non-ENB)

XpressTuning's Remaster Edition (Non-ENB)

Full Version

Basically the same package, but WITHOUT ENB. Added this version for the sake of choice and because ENB may not perform well on older machines.

XpressTuning's Remaster Edition

XpressTuning's Remaster Edition

Full Version

Merged a few excellent mods i've been using into one package flawless in its stability and easy to add (drag 'n drop). For more information, check the...

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Ignaeus
Ignaeus

What Update version do you suggest for your Mod? I only have the DVD-Version of Stalker. Most Mods are made for 1.0005. What about your Mod?

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xpresstuning Creator
xpresstuning

I've thoroughly tested the package using the GOG version (which is 1.0006) on my machine and on other machines as well. Through the help of the community i've also managed to successfully confirm that the package works with the Steam version as well, which is also 1.0006.

I haven't tested the package on a previous version.

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Guest
Guest

I can't see the ENB Series, pls help.

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xpresstuning Creator
xpresstuning

I'll need some additional information.

But generally i highly recommend you read the Summary page, i've listed solutions for every single issue that might occur.

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Hamson
Hamson

why its becoming veeeery dark after using this mod, and simply increase gamma makes it look more weird.

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xpresstuning Creator
xpresstuning

Don't bother with the gamma.

Depends on the time of day within the game allthough outside there's no problem as far as i'm concerned in regards to being too dark (check the videos). Your monitor brightness, game brightness may also have an impact on the overall darkness etc.

Interiors are really dark if there's no light source. That's where your flash light comes in handy.

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Hamson
Hamson

omg I finally solved it.For steam version, we should copy all contents in bin folder(xpress) and paste them in the root folder of the game instead of bin folder(original).I think u can write it in the summary to let steam players know

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xpresstuning Creator
xpresstuning

Thanks for sharing that piece of information with me, i'll add that to the Summary page.

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Hamson
Hamson

Thanks for help.I downloaded the enb version for steam and it did not crash but so dark, and there is no effects for depth of view like you shown in picture. Is it a problem caused by enb?

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Giopek50
Giopek50

Is polish version?

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xpresstuning Creator
xpresstuning

No, english.

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