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For an immediate graphical atmosphere improvement...

Bump Brightness down 1
Bump Contrast up 1
Leave Gamma at default.

This makes the shadows more prominent and lighting a bit more atmospheric. I do this in all three games.
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This just in.

http://www.hpnot1q-gaming.com/s-t-a-l-k-e-r/bitcomposer-entertainment-acquires-s-t-a-l-k-e-r-license-12-12-2012/

I don't know what to make of it.
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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

I'd recommend you Complete Mod but then I'll be bashed by the veterans here. tongue.gif
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Are there only graphics/sound mods I could do without altering the gameplay?

 

 

Try Argus Textures (as recommended by boredgunner above).

 

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This just in.
http://www.hpnot1q-gaming.com/s-t-a-l-k-e-r/bitcomposer-entertainment-acquires-s-t-a-l-k-e-r-license-12-12-2012/
I don't know what to make of it.

 

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bitComposer Entertainment AG has acquired the rights for future game adaptations of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. brand. All other rights remain with the Strugatsky brothers.

Boris Natanovich Strugatsky passed away unexpectedly on the 19th of November, 2012, at the age of 79.

You don't think... eh... such is life in the zone!
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Try Argus Textures (as recommended by boredgunner above).


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These?

http://kocayine.ru/photorealistic/

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I'd recommend you Complete Mod but then I'll be bashed by the veterans here. tongue.gif

Why? What is wrong with that mod? It looks like it's exactly what I want... it does not change game play. Just graphics.
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Yeah, Argus' photorealistic zone.

 

Complete mod does alter the gameplay in subtle ways that can have a significant impact in how you play the game. It's up to you of course.

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Yeah, Argus' photorealistic zone.

Complete mod does alter the gameplay in subtle ways that can have a significant impact in how you play the game. It's up to you of course.

Selling most anything to random friendly Stalkers made for lots of cash and bullets. Other than that I can't think of anything that was too game breaking.

I'd recommend ZRP, but that seems to have gotten rather complex as of late. http://www.metacognix.com/files/stlkrsoc/

Easier just to use it as is in Complete.
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post #2718 of 5939

The AI and sound changes are also aimed at making the game easier. That is not necessarily a bad thing but it could potentially ruin the satisfaction factor of a first playthrough.

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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.

Cromm is finished with AtmosFear for CS to my knowledge.
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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.

Because some of us prefer challenging games. One time it was the norm.
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The AI and sound changes are also aimed at making the game easier. That is not necessarily a bad thing but it could potentially ruin the satisfaction factor of a first playthrough.

^ What he said. The Complete mods reduce difficulty by reducing AI awareness and raising carrying weight. If you've played enough of vanilla SoC, go with this. General warning: it tends to rape frame rates and hardware. This doesn't apply to you though.

http://www.moddb.com/members/boredgunner/downloads/ol-2010

Regarding SoC not explaining anything, check your PDA's journal entries frequently. Also here's a bit of friendly advise: before going to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, make a backup save. This is because, like most first-time players, you're going to get one of the five bad endings that explain nothing. Something needs to be done earlier on in order to get one of the two good endings, and once you go to the CNPP you can't go back (though in the aforementioned mods you can). Also note that mods like Oblivion Lost and Complete, they make you start a new game. So I recommend just continuing with the vanilla game.

As for flickering, not sure if this is the same problem but try entering this into the console:

r2_sun_near_border = 1

You have a powerful PC, so I recommend entering these as well.

r2_ssa_lod_a = 96
r2_ssa_lod_b = 64
r__detail_density = 0.6

You can even try playing with global illumination. I do, though some areas will bring me down to near 30 FPS as a result.

r2_gi = on
r2_gi_photons = 8
r2_gi_refl = 0.5
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Awesome! Thanks for the advice guys. I'll try those console commands out.Do they need to be entered every time I play?

I didn't realize that Complete changed gameplay and it does... by a lot honestly. Seems that it's the main core elements that are changed,

So how do I install the tex mod? I have the files, but it doesn't seem like there's any instructions of where to put them?
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