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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly version 1.4.0 is the first huge overhaul with new gameplay mechanics and many optimizations and bug fixes.

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Important

This update for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly does NOT contain any previous updates, it requires update 1.3.3 to be installed already. Please read the detailed description for more information

Update 1.4.0 requires to start a new game.

It is not compatible with existing saves from earlier versions.

Overview

In an attempt to give the player the ability to choose the difficulty/economy that suits their own preferences, a new option under the name of (progression difficulty) has been added in the new game menu with three choices (stalker, scavenger, survivalist)
It affects over 14 aspects regarding the progression. All of them are controllable through the "extra options" menu for more customization.

Introducing the new crafting system. An alternative way to obtain equipment through your playthrough.
With a set of 5 different kits, the player has the ability to craft all kind of equipments.
Look for recipes, books and guides around. They provide a great source of knowledge regarding crafting.

With the improved encyclopedia, the player can unlock articles and info on discovery of all sort of things through their playthrough. Side notes and letters will be stored in a special category (Notes)

The item system received a lot of changes in addition to a new set of items. The player also has ability to gather, separate multi-use items.
The majority of items can be disassembled into basic materials as well. Usable for crafting and repairs.

The artefacts have been reworked from the ground in order to bring their usefulness back and group them in types and tiers, along with modifications to all items related to artefact handling.

New improved textures for scopes, sky and many others have been added in this update.

A lot of work has been done regarding optimization, stability, error and bug fixing.


A complete list of changes can be seen from here, along with install instructions

It's recommended to read the changelog to understand the changes, especially if you have played older versions of Anomaly before.

Contributors: Searge, Tronex, paranoiia8

Special thanks to the creators of Call of Chernobyl: TeamEpic for assets used in the update.

A Discord channel for Anomaly was created by ExoSt4lker

Click on the image above to join.

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PetrenkaPie
PetrenkaPie - - 1,040 comments

hell yeah. thanks a lot. =)

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sb4721
sb4721 - - 1 comments

Any changes from the preview or no?

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Tronex Author
Tronex - - 894 comments

Small edits, nothing major. But i still recommend using the final release.

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MarkedTwo
MarkedTwo - - 88 comments

Very nice, and i like it that you have written a detailed Changelog

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Zyankali95
Zyankali95 - - 11 comments

whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :D

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Zealot_K
Zealot_K - - 1,870 comments

Hi ! Any tweak, or advice, to avoid some major stuttering with lighting effects ? I'd like to reverse (if possible) some FX (campfires, for example)

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Tronex Author
Tronex - - 894 comments

Try DX9 settings
Turning off Sun Shadows will give you a good boost as well

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Zealot_K
Zealot_K - - 1,870 comments

I'm already in DX9, without sun shadow ;)

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WujekSamoZło
WujekSamoZło - - 273 comments

Hi, ive been thinking about upgrading my old PC to new one, what CPU and GPU would allow me to play anomaly on full details ? cheers

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Gkirmathal
Gkirmathal - - 24 comments

What do you run now?

CPU's wise I'd say any 3rd+ gen Intel Core architecture and AMD Ryzen architecture.
A note though: Anomaly's 1.6 X-ray engine, although 64 bit, is not (actually) multithreaded.
So CPU's with a strong single threaded performance will perform the best. Even older CPU's will still do well, like Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge.

My system for example is an old s775 + overclocked Intel Xeon X5460, 8Gb ram and an AMD 270x.
With back to the rootz texture pack (reduced textures) it runs almost at full settings and only lags heavy scripted area's.

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emze
emze - - 104 comments

I'm not sure how big of an effect it has, but do you play with full a-life enabled?

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Gkirmathal
Gkirmathal - - 24 comments

Yes, full a-life enabled, but still playing on 1.3.3.
Recently moved Stalker to SSD and that helps a lot! Even on this old s775 machine.

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emze
emze - - 104 comments

Thanks for your answer!
I was asking, because on an X4 860K (on SSD) without full A-life, I get a lot of stuttering (sometimes even 5-6 seconds) when moving around, probably, because stalkers coming online, but I will try with full A-Life, maybe it helps...

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Gkirmathal
Gkirmathal - - 24 comments

Full A-life puts more strain on the system though. Where do the stutters happen? I had a lot of issues around some anomalies (5-6 seconds fps drops), it had to do with the shadow map setting (adding -smap1536 in the shortcut fixed it).

Not knowing how much computer tech skills you have. Have you overclocked your X4 yet?
If not, and if you have an old mid/high end mobo + reasonable cooling, I'd recommend investigating it.
Also the OS side (I'm still on W7) optimize it. Disable startup programs & services you do not need, moving your page file to another disk helps.

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emze
emze - - 104 comments

According to the logs in the console, I think it happens, when squads/stalkers do come online, but I'm not sure, e.g. it happens in the swamp several times on the way from the hidden base towards the church (the worst is near the fishing hamlet).

Thanks for the shadow map hint, will try that as well!

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Rtanj
Rtanj - - 74 comments

I cant laucnh game because system.ltx .....

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Voron78
Voron78 - - 22 comments

Dear developer! Tell me please, why does the performance drop so much at the location “Jupiter Neighborhood and Backwater”? Frames fall from 60 to 5. P.S.At other locations, everything is fine.

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kaymanov
kaymanov - - 1 comments

Regarding the sound problems some people are having, I believe this is related to the HRTF setting you have in the alsoft.ini file.

HRTF is meant only for people using stereo headphones to emulate positional audio, but you have it set to always be enabled.

If a person is using a 5.1 speaker set-up (for example) then HRTF being enabled causes strange audio issues like crackling, pops, weird positioning, looping etc.

If you are using anything other than headphones to play Anomaly then the following lines:

hrtf = true

should be:

hrtf = false

I have a full surround speaker system and so HRTF is uselss to me and only causes audio glitches.

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OldW0lf
OldW0lf - - 3 comments

Как бороться с радиацией? В настройках выключена дневная радиация! Прёт просто убийственно!

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mano2727
mano2727 - - 1 comments

Good morning actually I don't even want to make any complaints but help regarding what kind of translations were made the game Stalker Anomaly if it has translation in Spanish or Portuguese (Brazil / English) I love the games Stalkers

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