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Very Minor Spoiler for you here Aaron, and others playing for the first time:
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Man, you just found a whole huge cache of the sweet grey AP bullets, but lemme guess ... you have no gun that shoots those kind of bullets yet? That's cause you let the game tell you where to go ... next time, you should head up to Army Warehouses area and poke around up there *before* you head to the Emitter/X16 (actually I do that before I even head to Borov/X18), and you grab yourself a gun or two that shoots the greys. You can also backtrack one time through the Wild Territory (or whatever it's called) after you hit the Yantar map, and everyone will respawn. This way you can collect tons of the green bullets (and a scope for the TRS-501, which only spawns when you're heading back through that map, and a SEVA suit if you loot the proper corpse), and THEN you head over to Yantar, loaded for bear.

Once you been through the whole game you learn the lay of the land and where the goodies (and the baddies) all are, you learn how to make sure you're properly equipped before you head to each area.

Stuff like what I'm talking about is what makes Stalker SoC so imminently re-playable ... you can try doing things different ways every time you play.
    
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Alright guys...I have SoC and CoP. I have tried to play them multiple times but kept getting distracted with other things.
So some quick questions.
Which should I play first?
Does a SSD impact the game?
Place to get some good mods. I don't care if the mods make me an overpowered death-machine or not.
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Originally Posted by Oubadah View Post

The main problem is that half the time everyone in a faction has Oblivion Guard Syndrome. You kill a guard with no witnesses in Oblivion, but guards on the other side of Tamriel will still arrest you. Sometimes the people in STALKER seem to have that same telepathic link.

I had to kill Smartass stalker (or whatever his name was). It was pitch black and stormy, I sneak up behind him and kill him with a knife behind a bus, completely out of his crew's LOS, but they still come panting over and shoot me.

On the other hand, I roll a grenade under this guy, in plain view hanging him up like this and no-one gives a rat's arse.



Then I try to replicate it and they all flip out.

Love this game though. Just need to grow some balls and go back into that creepy underground facility (x18?) so I can continue the quest. That place gave me the willies so bad I ran topside.

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Very Minor Spoiler for you here Aaron, and others playing for the first time:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Man, you just found a whole huge cache of the sweet grey AP bullets, but lemme guess ... you have no gun that shoots those kind of bullets yet? That's cause you let the game tell you where to go ... next time, you should head up to Army Warehouses area and poke around up there *before* you head to the Emitter/X16 (actually I do that before I even head to Borov/X18), and you grab yourself a gun or two that shoots the greys. You can also backtrack one time through the Wild Territory (or whatever it's called) after you hit the Yantar map, and everyone will respawn. This way you can collect tons of the green bullets (and a scope for the TRS-501, which only spawns when you're heading back through that map, and a SEVA suit if you loot the proper corpse), and THEN you head over to Yantar, loaded for bear.

Once you been through the whole game you learn the lay of the land and where the goodies (and the baddies) all are, you learn how to make sure you're properly equipped before you head to each area.

Stuff like what I'm talking about is what makes Stalker SoC so imminently re-playable ... you can try doing things different ways every time you play.

I don't recommend doing that. In certain mods, once you enter into the Warehouses... the "Skull" (i say the NPC name so that other people won't understand) script starts running... and even if you go back to another map, they will eventually "do their thing". So, in vanilla it might be fine to go for the Vintar straight... but the last time I played (I think it was with a modified version of Oblivion Lost) I had a HECK of a time because the mission would run and the freedom base would get overwhelmed (and that base is pretty weak on vanilla, let alone in OL with all the crazy spawns) after some hours of playing, which was a total PITA because I had no idea how it happened and it took me like 10 or 12 hours to realise what the problem was.

So, my suggestion and what every time I play I do is... head to the Wild Territories as soon as you get to the Bar, its the best place to scavenge for items and ammo, and the "save the cientist" mission ain't particularly hard (well, if you have failed it enough times biggrin.gif ), but will net you a ton of interesting stuff. Also, in OL its THE map for getting modified artifacts, not only because you have a ton of static anomalies lying around, but because the NPC seem to carry interesting artifacts a lot of the time.

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez, why do I get the Stalker fever in the worst times... now that I'm on my finals the last thing I need is to spend like 6 hours a day playing Stalker. C'mon common sense, do your job! doh.gif
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I just remembered another great reason to play soc first. You have to find special custom weapons. No upgrades.

When stalker first released I remember huge discussions on what npc had what special gun, and methods to get it. Such as a silenced L85. We thought that the built on silencers were more effective than the attachment.
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Alright guys...I have SoC and CoP. I have tried to play them multiple times but kept getting distracted with other things.
So some quick questions.
Which should I play first?
Does a SSD impact the game?
Place to get some good mods. I don't care if the mods make me an overpowered death-machine or not.

Of course play SoC first, it's the first game in the series. If you start with CoP, you'd have no idea what the game is about or what's going on. It's possible to play CS first if you familiarize yourself with the lore prior to playing it, since CS takes place before SoC, and it builds up to things that unfold during SoC (such as the Brain Scorcher, and the true nature of the Zone). But you don't have CS, so definitely begin with SoC. If you play it with a mod like this, I seriously doubt you'll be distracted by another game. thumb.gif

Tip for starting players, read the diary section of your PDA constantly. After every main quest is a good idea. As for SSDs, they help tremendously if you use mods, since loading times are lengthened ridiculously if you load up the game with texture mods. ModDB is the main modding hub for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and many other games. I linked you to my favorite mod for SoC, and for CoP, hope this is out by the time you've finished SoC. It's scheduled for Q2 this year, so it should be out within a month.
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Tip for starting players, read the diary section of your PDA constantly. After every main quest is a good idea.

This. And as I quickly found out, don't bumrush enemies. It's a good way to get filled with bullets.
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@ boredgunner -

Can I force DX9 using your mod pack and not break anything? Or are many of the features dependent on DX11? I want to try SoftTH which can only use up to DX9, but don't want to be missing out on any significant graphic effects and not realize it if I do.
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@ boredgunner -

Can I force DX9 using your mod pack and not break anything? Or are many of the features dependent on DX11? I want to try SoftTH which can only use up to DX9, but don't want to be missing out on any significant graphic effects and not realize it if I do.

SoC is only DX9 or lower. If you're talking about Clear Sky, DX9 should work fine but I've never tested it to confirm it. CS and CoP hardly use any DX10 or DX11 effects; CoP uses DX11 to apply tessellation to gas mask filters lol.
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Of course play SoC first, it's the first game in the series. If you start with CoP, you'd have no idea what the game is about or what's going on. It's possible to play CS first if you familiarize yourself with the lore prior to playing it, since CS takes place before SoC, and it builds up to things that unfold during SoC (such as the Brain Scorcher, and the true nature of the Zone). But you don't have CS, so definitely begin with SoC. If you play it with a mod like this, I seriously doubt you'll be distracted by another game. thumb.gif

Tip for starting players, read the diary section of your PDA constantly. After every main quest is a good idea. As for SSDs, they help tremendously if you use mods, since loading times are lengthened ridiculously if you load up the game with texture mods. ModDB is the main modding hub for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and many other games. I linked you to my favorite mod for SoC, and for CoP, hope this is out by the time you've finished SoC. It's scheduled for Q2 this year, so it should be out within a month.

Thanks, SoC looks alot better with those mods then I remember. However it is darker than night even with the sun cvar set to 1. Might just have to turn the gamma up is all. Anyway I forgot how hard games could be. After my second death I remembered. smile.gif
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This. And as I quickly found out, don't bumrush enemies. It's a good way to get filled with bullets.

I tried flanking and bumrushing...It worked about as well as you would think.
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