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Sup lads, Stalker virgin here. Was just curious, am I fine playing the game unmodded or should I download anything? Normally I'd go for graphics mods at least, but I'm on a laptop (desktop in storage over the summer) so that might not be an option. One of my friends recommended an overhaul (not Complete, forget the name), but wondering if I should just stick with vanilla instead for a first playthrough.
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Sup lads, Stalker virgin here. Was just curious, am I fine playing the game unmodded or should I download anything? Normally I'd go for graphics mods at least, but I'm on a laptop (desktop in storage over the summer) so that might not be an option. One of my friends recommended an overhaul (not Complete, forget the name), but wondering if I should just stick with vanilla instead for a first playthrough.

Yep go vanilla first time through, there are a few mods that are more like patches, in that they fix some bugs, which might be a good idea to get one of those. Vanilla worked fine for me though when I played through the game. Not really any game breaking bugs. I'm pretty sure Complete does some graphics overhaul and fixes some bugs though, so it might be worth it to use that. Wait for some others to chime in too biggrin.gif

Which game do you plan to play first? I recommend ShoC first, then CS or Pripyat. Even though that is chronologically (in game time) out of order, its better to experience the engines in that order I think. ShoC is fairly different looking than CS/Pripyat.
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Sup lads, Stalker virgin here. Was just curious, am I fine playing the game unmodded or should I download anything? Normally I'd go for graphics mods at least, but I'm on a laptop (desktop in storage over the summer) so that might not be an option. One of my friends recommended an overhaul (not Complete, forget the name), but wondering if I should just stick with vanilla instead for a first playthrough.

Keep in mind that vanilla SoC didn't age well and might be difficult to get immersed in.

The Stalker complete mods give a face lift without altering the gameplay much at all. I don't know what overhaul mod your friend is talking about, but stick to graphical overhaul and bug fix mod for your first play through if anything.
    
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Misery 2.0... hmm looks interseting. I got frustrated with the grind of Misery 1. Running back and forth trading crap just to buy some medikits isn't fun gameplay to me. I like hard but I don't like tedious, it is a game in the end.

I gave up on the Misery the first time only because of that.

But on my second playthrough, I completed about 70% Zaton quests without using a single medkit(I kid you not).
Misery changes the gameplay heavily. You are no longer are a bullet absorbing knight & medkits are only for the situations where you health gets to a level when you can't walk properly.

Don't give up on Misery. It's not THAT tough. Just different.
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Subscribed to this guy last week. He has some awesome Let's Play videos of SGM 2.1, Misery & Stalkersoup.

http://www.youtube.com/user/OCedMyToaster
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Sup lads, Stalker virgin here. Was just curious, am I fine playing the game unmodded or should I download anything? Normally I'd go for graphics mods at least, but I'm on a laptop (desktop in storage over the summer) so that might not be an option. One of my friends recommended an overhaul (not Complete, forget the name), but wondering if I should just stick with vanilla instead for a first playthrough.

I love playing with OblivionLost for SoC when i first started , IMO its a better experience than playing vanilla the first time though(keep in mind that the mod was built with free play in mind , so you can't get to the ending of the game).
    
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Keep in mind that vanilla SoC didn't age well and might be difficult to get immersed in.
The Stalker complete mods give a face lift without altering the gameplay much at all. I don't know what overhaul mod your friend is talking about, but stick to graphical overhaul and bug fix mod for your first play through if anything.

SoC is the most immersive one in my opinion, and I played it after Clear Sky. It has the largest and most eerie level design, while Clear Sky was designed to look all pretty and too much like Crysis. CoP only has three main levels and poor ToD settings. But I do agree about the Complete mod for SoC - go ahead and use this on the first time through, its changes are all welcome. Once you beat all three games, SoC + STALKERSOUP is the one that lasts, at least until Lost Alpha comes out.
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No reason for playing vanilla, just get the Complete mods. Complete mods just tweak and polish all aspects of the game without altering core details. Then go for things like Oblivion Lost, LURK, MISERY, and SGM if you're looking for a kind of play through.

I absolutely love MISERY. It really sets the tone for how hard the game can and should be. You start off with very little in CoP and the game reflects that well. You will be scrounging around for barely enough money to survive for food and low grade ammo. Eventually, doing quests and artifact hunting will net you enough money to profit a few thousand here and there. MISERY is hard, but the stashes are quite good if you look for them. Also there are a couple pieces of upgraded armor if you do Cardan's sidequest.
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No reason for playing vanilla, just get the Complete mods. Complete mods just tweak and polish all aspects of the game without altering core details. Then go for things like Oblivion Lost, LURK, MISERY, and SGM if you're looking for a kind of play through.

I absolutely love MISERY. It really sets the tone for how hard the game can and should be. You start off with very little in CoP and the game reflects that well. You will be scrounging around for barely enough money to survive for food and low grade ammo. Eventually, doing quests and artifact hunting will net you enough money to profit a few thousand here and there. MISERY is hard, but the stashes are quite good if you look for them. Also there are a couple pieces of upgraded armor if you do Cardan's sidequest.

Well 1 reason to play vanilla, is so you can see how much better mods are on top of the vanilla game biggrin.gif Gives a little bit of perspective, and you might also appreciate what a mod has done with the base game once it is applied, such as gun mechanics/graphics/handling, etc.

Though it is nice to start out with better visuals, and less bugs than vanilla, so It would be fine to run with a Complete pack first.
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The only problem with Complete 2009 is that it makes some aspects of the game too easy. Carrying capacity is now upped to 70kg maxed, and stamina is almost unlimited if you're carrying under 60kg.
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