Post tutorial RSS Changing the weight limit

I didn't see many forums explaining how to change the weight limit in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, so I thought I'd make one myself, just to help other Stalkers out there.

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Hello, everyone.

It's pretty simple to do what the title mentions. Just a few tweaks and then you'll be able to carry as many KGs as you want in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

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ATTENTION: If you already have a mod installed in S.T.A.L.K.E.R., then you should have a "gamedata" folder in your game directory. If so, then skip the first three steps.
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1st step - Download the .rar file from the link below:
4shared.com

In order to be able to change the weight limit, you must have a gamedata folder along with the "system.ltx" and "actor.ltx" files. Note that you need WinRar so you can open the folder from the link. It is free so you can download it easily.

EDIT: This stands as an alternate link for those who don't possess an account on 4shared:

Moddb.com

2nd step - Move the "gamedata" folder.

Just move the folder found in the .rar to your S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl game directory.

3rd step - Modify the "fsgame.ltx" file.

To make the game read the data from the gamedata folder, you just have to change a word in your "fsgame.ltx" file, found in your S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl directory. Open it with notepad, and you should see something like this (without the quotations):

"$game_data$ = false| true|"

Just change the "false" statement into a "true" one, and it should look like this (without the quotations):

"$game_data$ = true| true|"

4th step - Start tweaking the "system.ltx" file.

Alright, now we can begin changing stuff from the "system.ltx" file. It's found in the "gamedata\config" folder. Open it with notepad then press Ctrl + F to search a word. It's easier like that, rather than searching something for yourself in the whole document. Alright, after pressing ctrl + F, write in "max_weight" (again, without the quotations). If the game isn't modded, then the "50" value should be next to that line. Well, that's the value of how much can your character carry before starting to tire. You may change it to whatever number you like. Let's say we put 100. After that, just close the file and save the changes.


5th step - Start tweaking the "actor.ltx" file.

Now there are still two changes that must be done before being able to carry as many KGs as you want. First, just open the "actor.ltx" file that can be found in the "gamedata\config\creatures" folder with notepad. Then press Ctrl + F again and search for "max_item_mass" (without the quotations). Next to that line, the "50" value should be input, if your game isn't modded. Alright, now you probably noticed the max_weight's value and the max_item_mass' value are the SAME. So you should input the SAME value to them both, otherwise it won't work. So if we put 100 to the max_weight's value, then we put 100 to the max_item_mass' value as well.

After that, search for "max_walk_weight" (without the quotations). The value next to it should be "60" if your game isn't modded, and it indicates how many KGs your character may carry before he won't be able to walk anymore. As you may have seen, this value is HIGHER than the other two values. So you should change it to a higher value too. If we input 100 to the other two, then we must put...let's say 110 to this one. Of course, you may put even 200 if you like, it's just that the number must be higher than the other two. After that, just close the file and save the changes.

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And...there you go! Your character may carry a new amount of KGs. Whether it's a smaller value just to increase gaming realism or a higher one to increase fun, I hope this tutorial helped you.

Cheers!

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♠Atroxyph Author
♠Atroxyph - - 1,230 comments

Update #1 - added an alternate gamedata link for those who don't possess an account on 4shared. I apologize if some of you had to create one in order to download the file.

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Guest
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Ive did everything correctly and the gamer keeps saying my max weight is 50 kg. How do I fix this?

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SwissNick
SwissNick - - 1 comments

Same here. Is there a fix or extra step by any chance, other than the change config to configs step.

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CommanderLee
CommanderLee - - 2 comments

can't do it, all i get is a notepad i try to use 7-zip and it keeps giving me errors. your torurial is outdated, but thank you non the less.

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♠Atroxyph Author
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Hello,

Sorry for the late reply, I haven't seen your comment before. This tutorial isn't outdated. You should read it carefully in order to make things work.

Download the gamedata folder, copy it to your STALKER SoC directory, then start modifying the actor.ltx and system.ltx files as described in the tutorial.. You can open them with Notepad. And for SoC to read the modified data there, you must tweak the fsgame.ltx file. Please read everything carefully and you'll succeed.

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Guest
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I've read everything and followed the instructions carefully. I crossed every T and dotted every i but the game still refuses to open. I had no other mods for this game its a totally fresh install I just bought the game yet nothings works.

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den4ik_77
den4ik_77 - - 20 comments

i uploaded the two original files for you: Drive.google.com

its been 10 years since this tutorial and maybe the files were changed since then, thats why it isnt work

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Babberdeggl
Babberdeggl - - 1 comments

i'm doing this in 2017, so it's not outdated at all...

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Guest
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does it work for you?

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Guest
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All I'm getting is FATAL ERROR. https gyazo.com/61d7b5fd7814f9379ee45c5de5daafd5 clearly this doesn't work if you want to edit vanilla. It's useful only if you have some mods. Works with stalker redux though.

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den4ik_77
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here are the original files i extracted couple minutes ago: Drive.google.com

and there is no "stalker redux". there exists stalker anomaly redux or some arsenal overhaul redux, which are mods.

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Mrcho
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I have done all you said in tutorial, and now game wont start. Do you know what's the problem?

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♠Atroxyph Author
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Do you have any mod installed? It's possible that data from it might've been overwritten with the gamedata folder that you downloaded from here. If you do have a mod installed, then skip three steps as the tutorial says.

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Guest
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notepad will not let me change it it says 'acces is denied' and will not change what do i do?

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♠Atroxyph Author
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You need to be logged in as an administrator. If you already are, then right click on the file and press "Properties". Then click "Edit" in the "Security" tab. Press "Users" and click the square next to "Full Control", under "Allow" section. Press OK and you're good to go.

Also check if the notepad is actually "Read-only". You can verify that in the "General" tab.

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Guest
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Alternately, you can install all your games in C:\Games or something else, as long as it's not C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files(x86), then you don't need to worry about this. Ever. For any game.

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Guest
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I never installed a mod and it still won't start.

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den4ik_77
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try this original files. do everything it says in this tutorial, but with this (up to date original files): Drive.google.com

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Guest
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it says 'enter the object names to select' i dont know what to select

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♠Atroxyph Author
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Don't click on "Add" in the security tab. Just click ONCE on the "Users" then check the "Full control" square. Press OK and you're done.

The "Users" thing should be named like this: If your PC is named, for example, "One"...then that thing should be named like this: "Users(One\Users)".

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Guest
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i fallow your details but now when i open the game , opens a xRay Engine and say 'A crash has been detected by BugTrap" any idea what can i do?

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♠Atroxyph Author
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Alright, I'll need the log file to see if I can diagnose the problem. Follow the instructions bellow:

"If your game crashes or locks up, look for the log file that STALKER creates before running your game again. (STALKER overwrites the log each time you start the game.)
The saved games and logs are on the C: drive by default in the STALKER-SHOC subdirectory. In Vista and Windows 7 this subdirectory is under \Users\Public\Documents (Windows 8 is similar: \Users\Public\Public Documents) while in XP this is found in \Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents.

For Steam users, the game uses the directory assigned to $app_data_root$ in fsgame.ltx. At least it tries to do so; see the Troubleshooting FAQ if you have problems saving your changed settings or making saves.

The latest error log, called xray_<your_user_login>.log* is under STALKER-SHOC in the logs\ subdirectory, while the saved games are stored in the savedgames\ subdirectory.

*<your_user_login> is usually your name, the one you see at the top of the menu when you click on the "start" button on the taskbar in XP. If your user name is Robert, for example, then you would find a file named xray_Robert.log.

NOTE: Sometimes the .log extension is hidden because Windows already has assigned the file type to an application.

Open the log file with a text editor or viewer. At the end of that file is usually a section that starts with "FATAL ERROR" and has lines beginning with "[error]" or following "stack trace". These lines are useful in identifying most script and configuration errors."

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[error]Expression : I
[error]Function : CInifile::Load
[error]File : E:\stalker\sources\trunk\xrCore\Xr_ini.cpp
[error]Line : 166
[error]Description : Can't find include file:
[error]Arguments : misc\amk_mod_outfits.ltx

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refresh topic: for all of you who have crash game. In gamedata change name folder "config" to "configs" and it will be work ;)

with regards Mind

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netmafio
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This worked for me.

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aldohe
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Reading this 8 years too late LOL

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DooMike
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OP: Kudos for reminding me how to do this!

Stalker SOC (CS/COP) with installed mods, may require additional editing in the gamedata files, for getting the tweak/cheat to work.

Stalker SOC with F.O.T.O.G.R.A.F. had an additional file in C:\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\gamedata\confign
"arc_inv_weight" - where you´d have to set the value the same as in "max_item_mass"

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DooMike
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Hm. Yeah. However... soon after posting i was reminded that some of these "interresting" Russian mods are pretty hard to edit, as the devs seem to want you to play the mod their way.
In Fotograf, post carryweight-edit, the guy will be staggering and panting instantly when attempting a sprint, so it will require further tweaking... Spent two hours last night looking into and testing the usual tweaks to no avail...

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♠Atroxyph Author
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No problem, and yeah, it is kind of difficult to edit the game once mods are added. I am planning to play STALKER again but right now I'm busy with some other games :D.

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DooMike
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Update: The devs of Fotograf did include (hide) a little something extra in the scripts.
One has to edit max_weight in "boryan67.script\" and "boryan67.script.bak" also.

OP: Sorry for the mess...

The End.

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Guest
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I have just tried this with a fresh install from steam using version 1.0006 Every time i try to start the game the Xr-3da.exe crashes. Upon removing all changes the game will work just fine. did 1.0006 remove the ability to use mobs altogether ?

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Guest
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nm i figured it out. I forgot to put a space after true when editing the fsgame.ltx

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mackgabor
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I put the space button, but it's still crashes.

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Assalin_47
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Not working for me

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Bulletpoint
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Спаси́бо ehhh thank yoU!

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kensky99
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thank you, it worked, set it to 4500 :))

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darenzy89
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Quite easy for original stalker, but is there any easy way to modify max weight in Lost Alpha?

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Guest
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it looks like it dont load from configs also tried other way and it crashes if i try to load game

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addjangs
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Same here... This actually messed up the whole game!
Config's' method helped me to get into the main menu but the game won't load.
Tried rolling it back with backup ltx files and it still crashes when loading up my old saved game.
Tried to start a new game... crashes. I'm reinstalling it now... :(

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GralZaraza
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I've done everything in the list on my Stalker Lost Alpha 1.3003, but when I try to launch the games it says this: a crash has been detected by bug trap Expression: fatal error File: Xr_ini.cpp. Please help

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Wolfinston
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Change the "config" folder to "configs" in order to launch the game, this fixed my crashing thanks to whoever said it in the comments before.

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ice_trey
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im a tad tideous and always tries to do things "some other way", so when i altered the individual wep, for example the ak74, i changed the weight to 0.005 and subsequently all other weps i tend to use the most (imported weps from various sources, esp shotguns since i tend to only use shotties *_^) :P

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