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Welcome to Memories of the Zone - a highly customizable vanilla plus modpack for STALKER 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 labour as much as I will. The zone calls, fellow stalkers!


This mod, in the base install, includes the following mods:

- OGSR x64 engine for enhanced gfx and performance
- 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.

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)

Visuals:

- 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

INSTALL:

Step 1: Download and install a fresh copy of STALKER: Shadow Of Chernobyl patched to version 1.0006. The Steam and GOG versions are perfectly fine.
Step 2: Open the "Base" folder, and drag everything inside into your install folder. This is usually something like "C://GOG Games/ STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl". On steam, you can open the game folder from within the app.
Step 3: Read through the optionals folder. There is a readme included for every addon so you can see what you might like. Install all addons the same way you installed the Base folder.
Step 4: Open the bin_x64 folder and create a shortcut to XRengine.exe. Alternatively, change your default game shortcut to point to the new executable. Launching the game from steam or GoG Galaxy will not work.
Step 5: If you use STEAM or GOG, add the -steam parameter to the end of the "Target" field in your game shortcut properties. If you don't do this, the game won't launch!

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 :)

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.


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

Download Link:

I have posted a google drive mirror as MODDB servers are too slow in my country:

Drive.google.com

Gameplay Videos:

Sneaking into Agroprom:

Fighting Mutants:

Car Park Assault:

Comments
dskiller
dskiller

echo on voices.... makes sound like in tunnel

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woopersnaper Author
woopersnaper

You can turn that off by clicking off the EAX option in sound options
And change driver to openal soft

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pearo72
pearo72

Thankyou for this!

Re-installed SoC to try this out, and two hours later was still playing - that 64 bit engine really makes a difference. Looks great and runs great!

Hugely appreciate the efforts of all involved.

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woopersnaper Author
woopersnaper

It is my pleasure dude! A new update with some additional graphics changes has been uploaded - check it out!
Glad you're enjoying your playthrough, I personally love it since it's good old Soc... Just runs and looks so much better!

Without the work of the dedicated modding community, this would never have happened, so I appreciate you thanking all for their efforts! I may have adapted all the code and got the mods working together nicely with the engine, but I could never have made these awesome assets myself... I'm just a code monkey! Hahaha
Anyway, I hope your playthrough continues to go smoothly dude!

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Ignaeus
Ignaeus

SoC has always felt better that CoP. Thank you for the upload - I definitely going to download it. Used to play ZRP before but the lack of kicking weapons made me stop playing it. You just merged the right mods. Thank you comrade!

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woopersnaper Author
woopersnaper

My pleasure dude! Have fun

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Gleb_AA-Gun
Gleb_AA-Gun

Does this have the same issue of CoP where you do a tiny step to the left by example and the gun takes a second to get into position?

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woopersnaper Author
woopersnaper

Most people don't consider it an issue, its a realism feature known as weapon inertia.
This mod does have it, but its not as intense. If you play it and it bothers you, then pm me and I can show you how to disable it.

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An_Ordinator
An_Ordinator

I would consider it an issue. It makes firefights tedious when you aim your weapon and it shakes about every time you move slightly.

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Guest
Guest

This is a Great mod, only problem i have is in Cordon Level the textures got all blurry and there is a "PANORAMIC MOD" written in the ground

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woopersnaper Author
woopersnaper

You didn't install properly, specifically the build weather addon. check the readme :)

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abdelajel1953
abdelajel1953

Bug au lancement Invalid source num channels
shadow of chernobyl\gamedata\sounds\ambient\rain.ogg
stack trace:

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woopersnaper Author
woopersnaper

You didn't install properly

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abdelajel1953
abdelajel1953

Salut,et que recommandez vous pour une bonne installation?merci

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woopersnaper Author
woopersnaper

Désolé j'utilise google translate.Suivez toutes les instructions de la page principale, puis assurez-vous de lancer à partir d'un raccourci pointant vers xrengine.exe dans le dossier bin_x64. c'est ton problème. et n'oubliez pas la commande -steam sur la ligne cible

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LittleAlbatroz
LittleAlbatroz

Is this mod compatible with the 32Bit operating system?

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An_Ordinator
An_Ordinator

If you're using a 32-bit operating system in 2020, I think it's high time to upgrade. And I imagine the engine can't run on x86 architexture since it's x64, unless it's x86-64.

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BalooMcPilgrim
BalooMcPilgrim

Hey, started and it looked like this for me: Imgur.com

Any ideas?

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Kardue
Kardue

I have the same problem. Not sure what it is.

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Kardue
Kardue

found out what it is. If you installed Patch 1.2 and added the AA2 Eye Candy option then that's what it's probably going to be.
If you read the description page for Patch 1.2 he wrote it in there.

I did a clean install and added everything BUT the AA2 Eye Candy option and it runs fine now.

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IndieID
IndieID

How can I make it, rain less? It just rains a little too much.

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Technology-of-Peace
Technology-of-Peace

wtf, i dont have raytracing, i loaded the preset and i have "PANORAMIC MOD" floating on my screen not going away

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