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So

I am starting to play Shadow of Chernobyl for the first time.

I hope this is the perfect place to get tips

Without spoilers of course.
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First and most important tip for playing SoC is..... SAVE your GAME!! every few minutes.....
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@ darkpower

Thanks for the tip. It was a bit late though

Last night even in the beginning I died frequently and always started from a much more distant save. From now on I will be quicksaving every minute FOR SURE...
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I just got the game and having a hard time getting into it. Beginners tip would be nice
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just bought it as well, i have always heard this is one of those games every pc gamer should play at least once. so well i bought the steam bundle while it was still on sale..


wish me luck.
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I just got the game and having a hard time getting into it. Beginners tip would be nice
Is hard for a bit but things will even out as you go along. Getting upgrades etc. Make sure to check bodies and containers regularly, shoot boxes to see if they contain anything, stashes can be up in a burnt out building just as easily as they can be inside them. Oh and also make sure not to carry too much because you'll find that it's easier to move about when you've less than 5 kilos of maximum weight on you.

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İ keep dying in every other second... Wow to me
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İ keep dying in every other second... Wow to me
STALKER is really unforgiving.

Get used to detecting radiation by the Geiger counter sound. Get used to using vodka or anti-rad when you have poisoning (the radiation indicator), bandages when you are bleeding and food when you are hungry.

If you don't pay attention to radiation and bleeding, you will die a LOT.

Get used to detecting anomalies with your bolt and definitely don't get caught up in them. If you don't need to kill some group of bandits, the best thing to do is sometimes to avoid them entirely.

Don't run in guns blazing, it simply doesn't work in STALKER. Save your game often, and under different save names. It kind of sucks to kill 15 guys and make progress just to die randomly and have to do it again.

If you are playing Shadow of Chernobyl, the game is really hard in the beginning. Keep it up and consult this thread until you get a scoped rifle and decent armor with night vision. Then the game TAKES OFF ENTIRELY.
    
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I'm playing through Shadow of Chernobyl. Ok I can't even get pass this mission in the beginning. You have to go through a side passage/tunnel. But when I throw a bolt in it it blows up. The other entrance is covered by mercs! How do I get through?!
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I'm playing through Shadow of Chernobyl. Ok I can't even get pass this mission in the beginning. You have to go through a side passage/tunnel. But when I throw a bolt in it it blows up. The other entrance is covered by mercs! How do I get through?!
You can actually go round it. I typically do. But if you're insistent on going through the tunnel then the thing to do is keep throwing bolts and the electrical anomaly dies out for a short bit. Not long mind you but enough to get past each stage of it. There are a few. There is an open container inside the tunnel where you can take cover behind it for dealing with the mercs if they start shooting at you. You may even be able to sucker them into the anomaly on the other side as well. Personally I got lucky and they did it on their own. Walked into the anomaly and kacked themselves.

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