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Over 80 videos have been published on the official Russian VK page, showing different features and revealing information regarding Dead Air, previously known as “post-release.”

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It’s been a long time since any news was posted about this project for English-speaking audiences, but Dead Air, a new free-play modification based on S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Chernobyl, is very much alive and well.

Dead Air Team has publicly announced and revealed a multitude of features and information regarding the upcoming project!

Meet Dead Air, previously known as the secret Call of Misery-based project “Post-release.”

VISUALS AND AUDIO


First of all, the modification puts high emphasis on graphical elements: the most notable addition is, perhaps, a new dynamic particle system that adds both outdoor (e.g. fog) and indoor (dust) details into the world.


New and adjustable post-processing options, water reflections, changed flora textures – this, along with a customizable color palette and weather presets, drastically livens up the atmosphere.

DeadAirColours1With in-game sliders, colors can be changed on the fly to your liking


The player can now use a lighter, various flashlights, and chemical sources of light, all of which have unique properties. It is worth noting that a dropped flashlight or a glow stick will not cease to operate, and some players might find unusual usage for this feature. Certain light sources in inhabited areas only work during certain time of day, while others can be switched on/off by the player, adding a small, yet palpable touch of interactivity to the world.



Staying under rain with your helmet equipped prompts the appearance of water drops on it. With a designated hotkey, the player can clean their helmet visor.


Additionally, there is a new sound base, which further enhances the feeling of the game. Sounds now produce echo where they should and can be muffled by other objects as shown below.


GAMEPLAY


The melee system has been expanded: the player now has the ability to utilize various tools, such as axes, shovels, hammers, and other instruments, as melee weapons. The same is true for other NPCs, which now use them considerably more ably, whether they are in a desperate situation fighting other humans or when they are saving bullets in order to kill a wounded mutant. Another noticeable addition to the melee system is a swift knife attack, which can be performed while holding other weapons; this move can be extremely helpful in intense close-quarters skirmishes with enemies.



Some changes were made to the process of reloading weapons. It is possible to reload them by dragging ammo boxes onto them, which is handy when your belt is occupied by artifacts or you don’t have it all. Like in Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat, different outfits have a various amount of belt slots; they function similarly to the way they did previously, except when ammunition is placed in these slots, the player is able to reload faster.


Helicopters now patrol in the vicinity of the Zone during the nighttime and now have a searchlight, emitting a large, volumetric cone. Their model of crashing was changed and they now produce sound when falling.


BEHAVIOUR AND AI


The stealth system has not been left untouched. Previously, enemies could be highly perceptive and, in specific situations, had an ability to spot the player through myriads of bushes. Furthermore, the player’s stealthiness now depends on the weight of their gear, active light sources, and weather. Now, relaxed enemies (unaware of a threat) will not spot the player so easily if they is are properly outfitted, careful, and skillful enough.


Outside of combat, other stalkers behave more realistically. Nearby gunfire will interrupt their anecdotes and vodka drinking, and they will quickly assume combat positions. Leaving items of value in a public chest is a risky action, and you are no longer the only one in the Zone who has an interest in stashes.


For those who don’t have a powerful rig, there are good news as well:

Campfires now properly work on all renders (previously, R1 users had been experiencing static, ever-burning campfires). The Burnt Fuzz anomaly and environmental glass now also work properly with R1 and do not appear in bizarre colors anymore. Grass during foggy weather cannot be seen through the mist over large distances.

Thank you for your time!

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meatchunk
meatchunk

I think I just had an emission in my pants!

This looks fantastic!

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r1m78
r1m78

Damn, looks so good. Awesome work!

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zxcv64
zxcv64

Wow, amazing. Glowing sticks - extremely useful ftw !

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Guest
Guest

UNFFFFFFFFF~

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Snashky_Nilidus
Snashky_Nilidus

:O

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Armcoon
Armcoon

This is pretty nice. :D But why every videos have crouch movement at ending? :/

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Reyslin
Reyslin

for luck xD

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bi0nicman Author
bi0nicman

Interesting question. It's because of the keybinds that end recording for Nvidia Shadowplay.

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Armcoon
Armcoon

Oh~Okay. :)

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Guest
Guest

Great work guys. Can't wait to get my hands on this

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SeriousSam69
SeriousSam69

this is masterpiece mod of century,very very nice work my slav friends greets from croatia stay cheeki breeki

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Razorizz
Razorizz

Is it possible to wrap raw mutant meat in paper to stop it from irradiating me?

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N3uR0m4nT3
N3uR0m4nT3

Is the summer flora a separate download? If so, where is the link?

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Guest
Guest

Great job with the mod. Quick question though. Every time I tried to run the game it doesn't work
It just keep says that X ray 1.6 engine stopped working. Can anyone help?

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Veynam
Veynam

Had the same problem, drove me nuts for about an hour until I figured it out. If you msi afterburner/riva tunner/razer synapse installed turn off all of them, then the game should launch.

Hope this helps.

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Veynam
Veynam

I'm having a huge problem with this mod. Whenever I wall, and patch myself up I constantly keep loosing health, like every 10 seconds or so I loose i bit of health. Can someone tell me how to solve this? Please send help stalkers! ;;

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Jellycorned
Jellycorned

I am having this problem too, the problem starts when I enter the garbage map from cordon

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Mixorio
Mixorio

Hi. Find or buy a dosimeter, and check the dose of radiation .

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sergiopappalardo78
sergiopappalardo78

Download where?

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Guest
Guest

Is it Call of Chernobyl or Call of Prypyat mod?

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Mixorio
Mixorio

Call of Chernobyl. But the original version of CoC is not required.

Install and play :)

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Hesienjesse
Hesienjesse

Where is the main download file?

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xIIxRaiden
xIIxRaiden

Is it possible to wrap my mutant meat in Paper, so it stops irradiating me?

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ZhengFox
ZhengFox

Looking forward to see this full main file of the game :)

since is only beta ^^: so is best for me to wait

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Harmless_Fraer
Harmless_Fraer

Great work guys you dun a proper good job. Also, i couldn't help but notice that the mn91 sawn off is practically decorative, since it has no dicernable difference from the full size rifle. Maybe you should make it a tiny bit lighter and increase the handling attributes.

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