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Stalker SoC scares the crap out of me

Im pretty sure its because theres no ambient music and just sounds you can here of something knocking stuff over :/

Btw how long does the main quest take to complete?
It's scary in a subtle way, that's one of the things I love about the game(s). It's not like there's blatant signals that say to you 'Okay, BE SCARED NOW!!!', no overt signs of manipulation like swells or tempo changes in the music. You feel scared ... just ... because. You're alone for the most part, and The Zone is a hostile, foreign place, and you always feel like death could strike at anytime, from out of nowhere.

If you know exactly what you're doing and save often (or don't die much), the main quest in SoC could probably be blasted through in about 9 hours I'd say, including the 'real' ending section. But there's a number of side quests that I always enjoy doing ... usually when I play I end up getting about 15 hours of playing time out of a start-to-finish run. But I dally about a lot ...

I'd frankly be shocked if anyone, their first time of playing the game, would finish in any less that 15 hours of gametime, including the 'real' ending. Esp. if you aren't saving every couple of minutes, and you don't ignore a lot of the available side quests. Pretty sure my first time I played SoC it was a good 25 hours before I was actually done. But heck I probably spent 8 hours just puttering about Pripyat and Red Forest maps, looking for secrets or treasures. Same with Wild Territories and Yantar.

One of the great things about these games is that even after a bunch of playthroughs, stuff will happen that you don't expect, or you'll discover places you've never found before.

Take for example, I started up SoC again the other night, and for the first time EVER (out of like 20 times of starting the game) I actually found the little anomaly 'obstacle course' that's just to the North of the rookie village. I was like, I cannot BELIEVE I've never even walked up here before in all these times of playing this game
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Take for example, I started up SoC again the other night, and for the first time EVER (out of like 20 times of starting the game) I actually found the little anomaly 'obstacle course' that's just to the North of the rookie village. I was like, I cannot BELIEVE I've never even walked up here before in all these times of playing this game
I bumped into that on my first playthrough but forgot where it was on subsequent runs. Thanks for reminding me about that.
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20 hours on my first play through. I missed the good ending but I saved right before the "finish" room. Though I doubt that last mission should take very long.

Time for some CoP next!
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20 hours on my first play through. I missed the good ending but I saved right before the "finish" room. Though I doubt that last mission should take very long.

Time for some CoP next!
Unfortunately, once you go through the arena at the northern end of Pripyat, you won't be able to go back out of the CNPP. You'll need to go back to a save somewhere earlier in Pripyat, backtrack to complete the mission, and work through those fights again, and then some

It is one of the best parts of the game anyway, so great excuse to replay that part!
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I can't specifically state what it is. Though I did notice that was one of the Mods as CoP Vanilla doesn't hand out combat knives like they're business cards. Maybe the game and the mod just don't get a long all that famously.

Also you might have better luck hitting guys when you use your iron sights when you're on top of them. I have to say that is one of the things I really like about this series so far, is that the sights are pretty close to dead on. Nothing like holding up a weapon to sight it only to watch the bullets drop like Aunt Eddie after she's downed a whole cheesecake at the family renunion.

~Ceadder
hello. I was not really playing the game to be super awesome and show everyone my uber skillz.

In all seriousness though, it is indeed the Complete Mod. But others where not facing the same issue as I have.

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Also of note: In CoP, the AMD cards do MUCH worse in these problematic areas I've described above vs. Fermi cards. In fact, the laggyness of my 5850 xfire setup while playing CoP when in these areas is what convinced me to make the switch to nV at that time.

While AMD cards run MOST of the game very well, there's just these certain spots where they get totally crushed, and my Fermi cards will get a good 50% more FPS (like 45fps instead of 30fps).
Thank you for the info. I guess I should have just stayed with the 570. Seems ATI have been getting pooched for a while (Crysis and then this game?).
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20 hours on my first play through. I missed the good ending but I saved right before the "finish" room. Though I doubt that last mission should take very long.

Time for some CoP next!
Hopefully you did teh "Meet the Guide" quest, went to the hotel room in Pripyat to get the key to the Monolith Control room, etc ... otherwise, like _02 said ... you have to go back to an old save before you started CNPP map, and backtrack all the way to Cordon to meet Guide, then to Agroprom to rendezvous with Doc.

Like he also said, it's worth it though. And believe it or not, the 'real' ending will tack on a good two hours of gameplay your first time through. It is NOT easy the first time you play the 'real ending' stretch on accounta you don't know where the bad guys are lying in wait for you, and they're heavily armed/armored.

Trust me, there are some pretty tough fights left to go ... the beginning of CNPP was just the warm-up.

The ending stretch where your teleporting around outside the CNPP is awesome fun ... it's got huge, wide open spaces w/amazing draw distances ... and single-shotting the Monolith fanatics from 300 yards with the Gauss is total win
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Hopefully you did teh "Meet the Guide" quest, went to the hotel room in Pripyat to get the key to the Monolith Control room, etc ... otherwise, like _02 said ... you have to go back to an old save before you started CNPP map, and backtrack all the way to Cordon to meet Guide, then to Agroprom to rendezvous with Doc.

Like he also said, it's worth it though. And believe it or not, the 'real' ending will tack on a good two hours of gameplay your first time through. It is NOT easy the first time you play the 'real ending' stretch on accounta you don't know where the bad guys are lying in wait for you, and they're heavily armed/armored.

Trust me, there are some pretty tough fights left to go ... the beginning of CNPP was just the warm-up.

The ending stretch where your teleporting around outside the CNPP is awesome fun ... it's got huge, wide open spaces w/amazing draw distances ... and single-shotting the Monolith fanatics from 300 yards with the Gauss is total win
Yup, I have everything done except for that bugged Camp Defense mission and a couple of "Bring me X item". I youtubed how to get the good ending, and all I needed to do was pick the other option in that final room. And please tell me that last mission isn't full of radiation. I ran out of anti-radiation a long time ago and running low on the yellow medkits.

I'm only a couple minutes into CoP with the Complete mod. Takes a minute or so to load the saves even on an SSD.
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I was toying with mods and killed my save games I r sad , I had a ton of cool weapons and armor.
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I was toying with mods and killed my save games I r sad , I had a ton of cool weapons and armor.
Whenever you even *think* about changing your gamedata directory, make a backup!

Sucks though =(
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