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Vanilla is an experience, but looks crappy today.
The graphical mods used in Complete and other mods really make the game catch up to new-er titles, and IMO keep the atmosphere quite well.
There are also gameplay elements that are just pointless not to fix - NPCs dying in camp fires, walking right into anamolies in the SAME place EVERY time...to little things like fake gun names.


I cannot play Pripyat without mods- the vanilla grass looks so hideous it absolutely ruins immersion for me.
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Vanilla Clear Sky looks better than most games even today, but they screwed up with CoP for sure. Like others, I don't recommend installing big conversion mods like Misery or Oblivion Lost on your first playthrough. See what the games are really like first; this will let you see how much the mods improve them. For CS and CoP, you might want to use the Remix mods since they just add new armors, new artifacts, and make weapon stats more realistic. Nothing drastic.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/cs-remix

http://www.moddb.com/mods/cop-remix

You might want to use AtmosFear and Absolute Nature for all 3 games too. At that rate, go with a texture pack such as Argus textures for SoC and Absolute Structures for the others. Though you might want to launch the games before using these mods, again just to see the difference.
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boredgunner, any idea if CrommCruac still intends to release AtmosFear 3 for Clear Sky? The moddb page hasn't been updated for over a year, and I've been holding out on this for a 3rd playthrough.

There is a version that was backported from Misery into Mystery: http://www.moddb.com/mods/mystery/features/features-for-v10

Though comparing it to CrommCruac's intended version it appears to be much more miserable, obviously. I'd be interested to know if he still intends on releasing it, because gray and drab gets old quickly for me.
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OK! I'll follow you guys advice and play unmodded. Just started the new game and I am having some issues with random stuff flickering. Any idea what it could be?

I'm talking about SoC btw.
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Does the flickering occur when standing still or only during motion?

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It's random... there's like some background stuff that flikcers when I talk to people. The text boxes all flicker... so does the binoculars. It's for a brief moment when I look around. Same thing as when looking down sights... For like 2 seconds bottom of the screen will flicker, but then it's fine.

Man... the game explains NOTHING at all of what's going on... lol tongue.gif
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post #2707 of 5932

I don't recall any such flickering in SoC but it could be because I haven't played it in a while.

 

As for the game explaining nothing, that's kind of the point. You'll have to play more to find out. smile.gif

 

I'd give you some tips but it's much much sweeter when you discover stuff yourself during the first playthrough.

post #2708 of 5932
I don't know why people suggest vanilla SoC to a beginner. The zone is gonna rip him apart. tongue.gif

IMO Complete makes it a bit easier to get used to the zone. Vanilla should be done in second playthrough.
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

I'd give you some tips but it's much much sweeter when you discover stuff yourself during the first playthrough.

Exactly why RPGs and Open World games are the most amazing on first playthrough, because you have to discover everything from scratch!
A game gets boring once you know everything tongue.gif
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I don't know why people suggest vanilla SoC to a beginner. The zone is gonna rip him apart. tongue.gif
IMO Complete makes it a bit easier to get used to the zone. Vanilla should be done in second playthrough.

Yea... I died within 5 minutes of leaving the camp. redface.gif

It's pretty cool and graphics aren't terrible... but I really wish it looked better. Are there only graphics/sound mods I could do without altering the gameplay?

It's pretty cool though. thumb.gif
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