yup - but even then its hard to get them to interact - the crashnexus page has a mere 45 'likes' and not one single comment from any of them. one of the easiest ways to get people interacting though is to ask a question - a fairly open one, thatll cause a flood of opinionated replies / trolls
im an admin of one fo the stalker groups on da, so i could blog it out there also - been planning to do one for the crashnexus thing anyways, so ill mention the site etc and then if the 'art post' thing goes ahead, ill do another on that
Hey Guys, i am currently testing out the 1935 with fixes deployed by GSC its all great stuff and i really hope you guys wont ever stop this project! it would be so cool to see it in SOC. Keep up the outstanding good work!
Need help from the web-master! Apparently i've registered this nick on the forums whilist adding that i'm born on or after the needed age. Could you delete my account or just activate it please? Thank you!
I mean no one. The mod is still being developed and the only one who truly understand the way it looks like is the dezowave team. But till this moment no one has played nor seen the full version of the product. Even the devs. Though they know how it will be.
if they keep on updating graphics like that i'll run out of places to rob like that... can't they stop raising requirments lol, with every new game out there you have to buy new hardware. It's irritating sometimes.
the processor is worthless, even if i do buy a better videocard all games would lag like hell. weak processor. but then i have to change motherboard coz socket 754 doesn't have anything good. not even dual cores
Great news dez but i never ment that. I always thought not rushing gives best results in any goal twards which we go to. Good to know progress is still happening and the mod does feel like it's getting close to release (for those who waited years, another year or half isn't so much ) Kudos, good luck and patience for the team. Good morning by the way, stalkers.
well, first, the mod itself was intented to be for the russian community. I'd search for a translation in your place, but if there is none then enter here: gamedata\configs\text and rename the RUS folder in ENG. But i doubt it will do something, try it out. :S
Would be класно to add in LA vision when the green dwarf under the pretext of the child asks at ГГ "And truth, what you are called by the Marksman?" And there and then escapes with wild laughter...
Dez, On similarity of it probably to make a scripting sketch with the green dwarf?
I was wondering about the Voice acting... I have a deep voice, but i'm only 15. And im American. the only russian I know is "Yes" (Da) i think on our keyboard. Would this stop me from being able to audition?http://www.dezowave.com/wp-content/plugins/quick-chat/emotions/important.png http://www.dezowave.com/wp-content/plugins/quick-chat/emotions/help.png
That is because forum is looking... unfriendly - dunno why. And it's sucks, that new message to chat is sending by enter key - better by button, because i wanna use enter key to divide groups of sentences
Question: develepers of thq and gsc had to make stalker from scratch. every new object etic. while dezo team have already these objects and props that all they had to worke on is not that mutch. why does it take that long to make this mod? u already got most of it coverd by props and mashes and stuff. this shouldnt take long to make. 5-6 or 3 people workeoing on it as you say ''hard worke'' i know i sound like a douchbag but if u really open your eyes and stop sniffing pot to relax. u realize this is bullshit.
Uncle Fedor ,if you realize it's a complete new game with other story ,and put back the locations on the map and many other things ,....to remake what gsq and thq cut form shoc ,if you don't know what is behind off all this, i tell you - scripting ,3d graphics modeling (need advanced skills for do that) ,introduce the story line on each level ,remade locations form the original to L.A and implement on the map to fit exactly ,music ,and voice acting , introduce new elements in game like ex(player can sing a song at the quitar or smoke it's just an exemple),testing of new areas and buildings ,npc mutants and many others things ,all this take much time ,understanding and is not piece of cake to do this things ,if you don't understand this is you'r problem .
Ok well the results will speak to itself, if the modders really trying to make these topics go away by saying, ''its hard worke and we start everthing from scratch '' (typical lier, how many time uv heard this shit over and over and didnt get a jack from it?) there is excuse litterly becouse uv been doing this too long and u even refuse to put upp new updates. and Angel. people like u are 100% kiss-ass. zero critics in you? i dont think so. Dezo really brain washes u aint he. and sad thing is suckers refuse to belive that. and ignore the truth
thats the best vocabulary comeback u can make? not even sense in ur words? lol open ur eyes and look at watch ur saying becouse u know already my point is 100% truth becouse i am so called '' custemor'' and cutemors are allwayes right becouse the product ur makeing doesnt reach to the finish line im not in a rush, but to see people become suckers in opinion is PATHETIC. thats all i have to say, from my opinion and im sure not only my opinion. now go warship ur ugly lies
You surely cant imagine how many emails and messages we get from ppl like you. What we do against them? nothing, but at least they are fun. This one was too long to read, not to mention we can already feel the content of it after reading the first 2 words...
Hey I have question. STALKER has strong potencial to be played stealthly. You know there is soundmeter, NPC vissibility can be set to be crappyer at night and stuff. SO is it possible to balance stalker the way that if player wants he could play it more like metro2033. There was possible to sneak arround and make stealth kills. Not that much possible in vanilla stalker. But in LA that would be awsome!
Hey! The same as one post higher, but with another thing... You know, it's SUCKS when you can get the best equiptment and kill all NPCs on level - in LA MUST be some places, those impossible to survive - if you're noob or want suicide - just walk to "gulag of death", if you need to go over or near to that gulag, you should use stealth, Thank you!
And about difficuty, about blockpost on Escape - there is one killable blockpost, we can go and sicover another totally locked fences wall - so it's necesary to add scripted heli, that will attack player, if he is too close to "last south blockpost" - else it's sucks about stupid wall without danger...
by Ecologists in secret monolith labs or... by evil scientists those maked Zone by failed experiment? Hmmm... It's interesting, that if there is a terriple failed experiment consequnces then game will be awesome
few posts up i was writing about walk... well we bought some beer and get DRUNK - 1L of 4.5% of beer on me, and other 2 guys drinked (wrong verb, i know) 2 L of beer - after trolling me about "we've drinked 4L together, you only 1L and you are not so drunk as we are" those became mega drunk and dangerous... Crapness. What am i writing this for? All we remember CoP's mechanic on Skadovsk ship - maybe there should dialogue to free stalker like "I have vodka - lets drink it together!" and after drinking of 0.15L of vodka NPC will became dangerous, like in real life xD
yea thats what I was sayin a while ago. STALKER in its engine has potencial to be set, to support stealthly approach. NPCs react on sounds, player vissibility is also caltulated, NPCs can also be set to see lot worse at night. and sutch.
u spoke so much of smoking that I thought it is a new announced feature in LA ))) oh well, what I've read as well about luring NPCs with bolts - seems a great idea to me. At least they should react when the bolt hits them)
AT LEAST they should react to your shooting next to them. Because it seems too unrealistic when several NPCs sit around campfire eating, cracking jokes and playing guitar and u shoot above their heads or next to them (without ricocheting into any of them) and they simply ignore you. Would it be possible to make NPCs "more nervous" about shooting?
And blind dogs SHOULD be able to jump like in CoP and CS, else player will just clibm on stone and kill all the dogs... and there is problem with gulags in SoC - you can just stay behind trigger and kill all mutants - those will not be able to bite you - I am playing fair - if i want to fight, i am going INSIDE gulag and having some fun and jumping and sprinting, but all real stalker fans already know monsters' abilities - it's easy to kill em when you know, what those will do. Will we see kind of surprise in LA and get killed by dogs because "i know everything" ?xD
fallout is weird about RPG system - kill 999 people and get ability to hack PCs... skills there are sucks... Better - kill 999 people and you will be able to kill people more easy or hack 10 PCs and you will be able to hack PCs better - more realistic...
i remember, i was playing CS with OGSM mod... so on DarkValley i did not saved the game, then died on the last stage of "freedom" quest (kill some mercs on factory) and i've died because of "grenade in face from 50 meters"... And there was only autosave on start...
did you know, AMD were not planning about 2nd generation x3 processor's - there was fail on their factory and 4X CPU's were working wrong, so, "bad" cores were blocked, but not all blocked cores ware bad...
when you've free money, you can buy BEST. but when you've only 12000 RUB, you have to think "do you need to spend money to brend or not? or just buy something with best cost/performance?". I'm shure Intel is better in CPUs, and, motherboards xD but amd is сheap... let's just stop "AMD vs. Intel holywar" - it's like PC vs. Consoles war - that thing is booring...
@KazakHD5770: this is about your recent phrase: "Russians don't like power saving! xD we even have no electro counters!". Tell me please - how do you, or your parents, pay electricity bills each month? Do you know, how to do it without electricity counters?))) You know - personally I care for power saving very much. Because when you get a bill - you remind immediately, that most part of this bill is for your PC, with 700W power + Core-i5 + GTX580. And - you immediately begin to care about power saving!)))
bills... we have 5 registered humans in flat, so we have to pay for 5 people every month, same for water - looks like we are filling with water one bath five times a day... same for gas, but it's not too expensive...
Dez, you need that CPU to compile X-RAY levels xD There is a problem - looks like those technologies became unaviable for users coz those are too dangerous - brootforce... that CPU (enlight256) is developed somewhere in Arabic... and WHY new processors would not have only 8 lasers vs. "old" 256? There will not be that power, but those 8 lasers processors will be 5 times more powerful then something like i7! OMG. We don't need that power - 4 cores CPUs are enought for everything today...
@Chiff: do you mean megafon music? There are few megafon_music_x.ogg files in vanilla (x = 1 or 2 or 3...) so you can just put new megafon_music_6.ogg file into right folder and enjoy... If you need to add new sound source, you have to install prop and scripted sound source at same position, and write to sound source's description all parameters you need...
OMG! I'm wondering about amount of levels in LA... 24 known (1cordon, 2grbage, 3agroprom, 4darkvalley, 5darklab, 6bar+wild(rostok), 7swamp, 8yantar, 9yantarlab, 10military, 11radar, 12radarlab(?), 13pripyat, 14 ChNPP1-2, 15sarcofag, 16 generators...) Crap! LA could fill all our brains with all of that stuff! Interesting, what will happend with GSC's guys' faces, when those will try Lost Alpha xD
I'd like sniping in SoC. In CS and CoP it's weird - sniper rifles are "not those". My favorite in SoC is SVD - it's more powerful then SVUMK2 or Vintorez. But SVD and SVUMK2 are "eating" really rare ammo, i hope there will not be problem with 7.62x54 ammo, as a well, there will be M-1981 rifle, that is usung 7.62x54 too
To me Mooze's ambient on Radar in SoC is just BEST of ALL ambient tracks. It's beautiful! That also was on 1935 Cordon. OMG! there was small river and little swamp on cordon... What a wodnerful? 0____0
WTF? I've registered forum account, was wating for confirmation code on my gmail and there was no code, after, i've tried to login, but that was fail coz not "your account is not activated" but "you've entered wrong account name", i've registered as soap again with same e-mail and waiting for confirmation code again...
that was so difficult to find that. Few reasons: 1st - it's not included in SoC OST o_O 2nd - that was difficult to find in db archives 3rd - i've rendered from 2 ogg files (left and right channels) to one mp3 320 kbps - enjoy xD
music" so, that track is AWESOME. I was playing a build, exlored river that is on east of south military blockpost. There that music started, after i went to fabric, and heard ambient doogs "woOOOOooof!" and it fits perfectly to ambient's moment, that was awesome...
And, that is one of my favorite tracks. Do you know how i founded about relase of stalker? I just come to frind and he ws playing SoC on Radar, i was totally wondered, and there is exactly THAT ambient - so i still live it ^_____^ - that was late spring 2007. I was playing SoC on my friend's PC. Late i started play it in start of 2008 when parents bought me new Athlon X2 based PC (before i've tried to play SoC on P-III 1.0 GHZ, 512 MB RAM and Radeon 9200 series 128 MB xD)
@dez: yer in luck - i recognise it, and have plenty of mates who dj that kind of stuff. ive messaged them the link so hopefully one of them will get back with the answer if they arent too hampred with their weekender comedowns!
shouldnt be too difficult - i was working as a music journalist on the side back then, so im sure i can dig summat up... though how quickly is a differnet matter. its actually doing my head in though - knowing i recognise it but cant place it. heheh
Hi all! This is concerning track ID: Did anyone checked the albums "techno for hela familijen", CD1 and CD2? These CD's are shown in the video, posted by Dez. I got the tracklists of these 2 albums, but I can't fing these tracks. If someone can help - let me know where to post these tracklists.
ignore those images. i dropped them in to make more variety. im a big swedish techno fan since 1998, i have all mayor labels even on vinyl and digital format. all i want to say those images have no relation to this track... i have both albums btw
In my opinion, this message box should be cleaned up. Already now it's not so easy to find smth. useful in it posted 2-3 days ago. This message box should "remember" posts those were added 7 days ago, if 7+ days, then delete. Oh, and does this site support php? I want to ask you add another chat, based on php scripts...
@Chiff: in *.bat file, you're running remove or disable AI by deleting line or run parameter - it's not so difficult. If you will face problems with opening bat, then "open with - word pad". BUT all AI will be disabled. Maybe you could find patch...
I think those builds have only few flaws - bugs and hangups, weird (but very tough to beat) AI and incompleteness in terms of story (basically, the builds have few locations not linked with any quest or story). But the ATMOSPHERE is awesome. I think vanilla misses this 'raw' feeling a lot.
it has nothing to do with la. 2 different project. we just said many times, we will release the beta of priboi 1.2 after la is out. why not before? because it already has some stuff, which we used in la as well.
Ahh, now it's clear. I was a bit confused. I thought, this talk is about Priboy Story 2 xD Well... Maybe you want make smth. else Priboy Sory and LA when those will be ready? Some people want to see Priboy Story with new storyline and levels... Why don't make it on LA? OK. I'm thinking too far; you've some massives of problems with LA. Sorry, i am crazy fanatical fan
if you talk to npc-s they will tell you the story... but its just that military went to the center of the zone after marked one destroyed c-con, and they grabbed the stnne and dropped it to the junk, where it belongs to.
I know, I am always tracking LA updates on moddb, this site and few russian sites. well, sometimes russians writing "this is busshit! we have real edited media on this screenshot - what are those stars (on Critical Psy Emission screenshot) - those are made in MS Paint" - i am -_- about that already, but those guys makes me nervous anyway. Always those are writing "3 years of development? LOL! those are kidding! GSC spent only 1 year to make CoP" - i am LOL and "ARGHH!" about those at one moment. Looks like, those guys can't wait and "overwaited" LA xD
I know, but i can't without it D: On Lost-Alpha.com is veeeery stupid LA-hater troll - he is writing "D-wave is liing to you, and you are stupid fans" - i sometimes want to make Blowout, like generators did in 2006 xD
GWAAAARH! I have 2 unanswered posts in 2 major themes (LA and Offtopic) and nobody wrote anything in offtopic and LA themes. WTF? Everybody are sleeping? It's booooooooooooring! moddb LA page is more interesting, coz all topics are on one page and visible to everybody and there is action xD
we dont really care about trolls and stupid ppl. its just sad, that lost-alpha.com was made for LA fansite, yet its unmoderated, and ppl writing lots of bullshit on the site, and there is no one to control them, or at least help them to understand they are going on the wrong way...
Soap: moddb is a blogsite, and it has only a chatboard, not forum. Those posts are not controlled either, and hard to search back due to wrong site engine. IF people wuld really want to talk, they would take that 10-20sec to reg on our own site, and continue to discuss on the forums.
Shame on them... Its just sad when fans behave like that. I understand they are young kids, and its funny to them, but some of them stay like this till their 50. People with seamless personalities like that, than hurts some others how try to achive something only from goodnes of their hearts. I hope u guys in dezoteam are taking power from our positive apretiation and, not let negative trolling get to you. =)
Guys, vanilla version took 7 years before release and a lot of people complained, but hey: what is the other game you play and replay again and again? Of course, a lot of 'tasty' stuff was ruthlessly cut away but dez0wave are exactly the ones trying to bring it back to YOU and me with some 'their own' vision. Be patient and wish inspiration and courage to these guys! I'm sure we all will be rewarded!
OK! I sent message to Wolfstalker - if he will make me lost-alpha.com moderator, then i will find where to send my power instead spamming "omg that's awesome" messages. Finally i found where i cant be useful to project -__________-
Each morning I open this site. Just for checking what's new has been posted. And almost every morning - the picture is the same: 1) 100500 messages from KazakHD, 2) messages from people, being so remarkably lazy, not to check the site, news/group/FAQ, sections. They doesn't want to waste their time, and therefore - they immediately begin posting: Dez! Hey. Dez, question to you... Tell me Dez... DEZDEZDEZ!!!
F**K, we are all starving for this game, and waiting for LA. Would you please give Dez a breath of fresh air, and TIME to WORK on LA, instead of answering same questions thousand times again and again ??? QUESTION TO EVERYBODY - Y U NOT READ???
Ahh... Sorry i am always writing here, but there is no any interesting project where developers will answer questions. + Stalker is very important to me. Twice important when i moved to Sweden and found it absolutely clean... It's like comparison SoC and CoP - Russia and Sweden - Russia/SoC is large dark and dirty, Sweden/CoP is not so big, sunny and clean of garbages and other stuff like abondoned houses, tunnels and bunkers. In Russia are SOME abondoned objects, even in 10000 population cities. I feel i need some "abondoned stuff" here. I know why europeans like Stalker - it shows totally abondoned territory. I feel nostalgic to Russia and Stalker, even to SoC coz did not player it for 1 month, and i feel nostalgic so more to Stalker 2004-2005... And finally i wrote something what i did not writed yet =)
I'm really happy i can do smth. useful to Lost Alpha developers ^__^ I tihink to make new news post on lost-alpha.com which will have some info "why we need to wait for Lost Alpha" and put there all currentrly posted major facts together and few little but awesome. That will be useful coz then other LA feautures will not be spoiled. Kinda give known info in different form, collected and edited. I'll start work on that right now.
Today is BIRTHDAY of build 1935 (oct 18 2004) Dez, i've read somewhere, you are using build levels as basical (old gaminator interview). Are ALL (ALL!) levels in LA really handmade or based on build's?
Dez, russian LA fans are not amused about skill system in LA - may you give info to calm them down and write that "it's not F3 XP based system, but something more realistic" - coz when smb. see info about "skills" he automatically thinking it will allow to get XP by killing "100 enemies" and then player will unlock "barter" skill or another not dependet on killing skill.
I have a question to ask that I think it was asked before. But if anyone is willing to answer me I would be thankful. Is there going to be Dynamic Music in LA? If so what tracks will be included? I really do hope the old ones made by MoozE like this one here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyr2Uj3wAj4&feature=channel_video_title
Good tactics, it's better than don't fix current level and start developing on next levels - that may cause big problems with "OMG we need to rework everything coz we've mistake at level 1 and it's reason why we can't done final quest on level 26" xD
Did you cutted your "secret special unspoiled feauture(s)" or everything you plannded still be in game and working fine? What is amount of unspoiled feautures? If too many to count - amount of major unspoiled feautures Just interesting when we can expect MORE than we know xD
Tea... -____________________- It's not so cold on O:land island in Sweden, so i don't need tea It's sometimes dark and wet - making me think about Stalker... Autumn, darkness, wetness, some MOSSSSSSS on stoneSSSSSS - it's awesome Plus stones here are just GIANT - like some stones in SoC (on Cordon or Radar) + some abondoned lakes on swamps... And swamps are awesome too - you are wolking there and hear "SWAMP! SWAMP!" xDDDD
Meh tee tea how cares =D However stalkerish you may have it there, Here in CzechRep. we have some abondened old military zones, bould by commies, during their 50 years governing here. So we have here actuall russian/ukrain architecture, which is very stalkerish. But truth to be told I was acctually in Ukraine. I Mikolajev I saw their stalkerish atmospehre and heck ! I felt like in game=D ZIL130 in every corner, architecture, trees AWSOME=D
speaking of stalkerish atmosphere and our surroundings... this is EXACTLY WHY I SPENT SO MANY HOURS IN STALKER!!! all abandoned buildings, neglected structures (both from outside and inside), roads and vehicles - all that stuff is plenty in Kryvyi Rih where I am from. I keep saying this to all non-STALKER fans or not-so-much-as-I-am STALKER fans
I want to see LA DLC with some not legendary levels - just factory, just village, just forest - etc, based on real satellite maps of Russia - that would be awesome. Oh, maybe i should want to see LA relased first? xD
guys, please understand me correctly, but I have a question to everyone mentioning "Russia" in relation to the subject - what does STALKER have to do with RUSSIA??? Territory of Chernobyl is within territory of modern UKRAINE. This is the point that is completely unclear (and never will be clear) to me - what does Russian military suits or forces in general or reminders of Russia in dialogues that I keep see in most mods have to do with this subject??? Don't consider me a sort of psycho, but such things are off-topic by default.
Just Russia is larger than Ukraine and sent MORE army people, than ukrainians... And in some books is info about NATO cordons on North/West so russians are only at south of Zone xD but there is natural reason - ukrainians are not most part of Stalker part - more russian stalker fans, etc. + Some ukrainians know russian and rare russians know ukrainian.
I don't argue sizes of the 2 countries. But Russia sent MORE army people to WHERE??? Into the territory of the Zone, which is within territory of Ukraine??? On what basis, may I ask? Ok, the topic would be endless - send me a private message on the forum, preferably in Russian. Anyway, I never spoke of STALKER FANs, I spoke of "in-game" CHARACTERS.
@basist: we may write everything we want here - this chat is for everything xD Characters? Do you remember bamdits with urkainian speak accent? xD OK if you are interested in "ukrainianfiacted" characters - download ukrainian localisation patch from official GSC's site
@KazakHD5770: I don't want any "ukrainification" or whatever. I want to stop this misunderstanding among people - STALKER storyline is based in UKRAINE. Whatever wealth and promises the Zone has to offer, RUSSIANS, POLISH, AMERICANS, GOD-KNOWS-WHO-ELSE-NON-UKRAINIANS have to cross Ukrainian border to get into the Zone. And we are not talking of some tourists with cameras. We are talking of well-armed and trained people who know what they do there. In case there ARE foreigners in the Zone - they have to have at least some sort of explanation / justification for their being there. Like poor Mr. Freeman who never made it out of Wild territory (Rostok underground whatever) or those "egg-head globalists" mentioned in the stalker folklore (in PDA).
Otherwise, the image gets blurred. Polish or Belarus, who have also been impacted by the original Chernobyl incident, may also add their troops or buildings or locations into the world of STALKER. But what will it become then? It' the same thing when I invited an Italian guest into local pizzeria in Ukraine and he said "we never put pineapple in pizza. Only for tourists". They know what is pizza and it's their "thing", no others'. But if you want STALKER made Russian / American-style... whatever. But please remember that it was non-Ukrainian THQ guys who pushed GSC to meet the deadline and cut all the "tasty" features that dez0wave is now bringing back for themselves and for us. My point is DO NOT CREATE CONFUSION, and that is all.
Poor mr. Freeman... I know why we have no any info about Half-Life 3 D: But I want to see new mr. Freeman is LA - if Ghost is alive, then Freeman should be alive too, and then we will see Half-Life 3! Dez! Give us chance to play HL3! Add alive Freeman in LA xD P.S.: What a terriple trollofication...
+1 to CzechDeath. Anyway, 2012 is promised to be end of the world. If we'll manage to play LA before - it would be great ending of our lives. If not - it will remain in our consciousnesses as some heavenly attribute
Hey, here's the best scenario of the end of the world. In 2012 the zone will outburst, as never before. It will overwhelm the whole planet. Everybody will face the new world, leave their offices and gadgets, and start looking for old soviet and Russian ammunition, which is in a huge stock, all over the world. Who will live, and who will die - mother nature will decide. This will be the most realistic game ever!
Yea exept with all that real deaths and tragedy whole fun factor would be gone. And than people would start saing like: "hey that ufo invastion would be cool! Nobody would care about artefacts and vodka anymore" ... =D
Using STALKER language - you've got "duty's" philosophy))) Well, to be serious -I'm not saying that it will be cool. I was just thinking, that in case if world's end is inevitable - it will be the best scenario, for me personally. Maybe, my soul is "freedom" one =)
unclevinnie8@ Naw not really. Every time I played STALKER - any of 3, I never sympatized with eigther Duty nor Freedom. I prefered to have both on friendly status. I prefered to be loner. STALKER with VSS vintorez spas-12 as backup and silenced UPSmatch as sidearm. I was always on my side no one elses. As i am in real life =)
to make the game more intresting ,you can be the part of duty or freedom even you don't sympatize have more intresting gameplay ,but the point of stalker is to be a loner and chose you'r path to the zone ,and it's more intresting to bee a loner and keep a balance with other factions
I remember, in SoC Freedon and Duty were FRIENDS to me (green radar spots) xD Don't even ask me how i did it - i just played game too much in "pseudo freeplay" - it's when you don't go on ChNPP1 - you can't come back from there, so you can come back from Pripyat and i did same and played that "freeplay" xD X-RAY is limited only because GSC did not gave us basical engine code - look at Far Cry 1 - you can edit EVERYTHING you want in those LUAs!
LOL. I will not play any game until LA relase (and maybe even more) just because i can't play any game xD So, when i'll play LA it will be triple brains explosion xD 1. LA! 2. STALKER! (i feel nostalgics to even SoC) 3. I am playing PC! xDDD
Emm... Few more times i've tryed to login on forum and it's fail since i pressed "i forget my password" and new password was generated and "sent to my e-mail" but i did not get my new password so i dunno what 2 do. Today i've reseted password 2 more times (in firefox and IExplorer) - 2nd time just because IE has clear cash, so i thought it may help, but i did not get new password anyway and everything is rotating around password/e-mail like some dogs' corpses around "zone_gravi_ultrastrong_noblowout" - my personal LOL anomaly section xD Well, i want to ask to delete my forum account and then i'll create new one, you will activate it (coz i can't get e-mail) and i will became one more "8D" faced man and you will get a lot of suggestions on forum... Beware of me xD
Don't give a damn about those posts. What do they know about a true forest!? I was born in Siberia, the land of taiga and forests. I haven't seen any more realistic trees, than these ones! Some didn't like these trees because of their too straight polygons only, but the greenery itself is just perfect!
Concerning the reality of the team: maybe, the problem is in changing nicknames, For example, the interview was posted by Johny Klebovitz. If we open "the group" section - we don't see such man there. Also - I'm Eugene, the voice actor, but here I got absolutely different nickname. Probably - this is the point, that makes mess. Don't take it seriously. Anyway, when the game is done - it will be the best proof of the reality of the team!)))
Like - "Dez is Ukrainian, and he is a former GSC member, and he's doing it only for making STALKER-2 look shitty, in comparison with LA, because he was fired from GSC for being drunk all the time"? Or what?)))
sorry "...one cannot be good and golden for everyone". Every creator of any kind faces the problem that somebody might dislike some part of his creation. It's normal. Just don't ever let it get you down! moreover, you always have a sort of excuse that "hey, it's the Zone! It's my vision of what the trees look like in the Zone!"
I've already started developing minor changes mod pack for LA, but i even have no SoC installed (i've unpacked patch 1.005). I'm changing something and sending mod to Basist - he is tetsting my stuff... I've disabled entity seeker in binoculars - i may make few models of binoculars... I also impoved blind dogs' FOV - it's 360 degrees and simulating scent and hearing, but still in test - maybe it's not working properly... I'm going to learn how to edit weather - when LA will be relased i'll remake weather to more bad, if necessary. And i made boars more healthy and dangerous as those should be
Well, i can use models from Arsenal mod - AK-74 with right ejector and AK-47 with right ejector too - but i don't like A-47 and "not like in build" AK-74. but i'll make mod not just for me - that will be minor changes pack for everyone, and everybody will be able to choose and add stuff to LA - kinda more options
@Killer_angel: i also want to make few binoculars Now i'm going to find out how to change and fix zoom to ONE value. After i can make few binoculars with different cost and different models (just change texture) + remove gyro sounds on bad binoculars. It's going be fine. But AK-47 is difficult - i'll need to add new icon and ammo in LA, it's going be too difficult and unecessary to add AK-47, i'll just make an option for right ejector AK-74 in future - just would not fight with new icons - binoculars will make enought headache for me xD
Hell no! Ending in LA will be exactly like in SoC? I hope yo've changed your mind about that XD Just because it's going be not so interesting to see same game end... In SoC (in first time) ending was the most interesting part, but if end in LA will be exactly like in SoC then the most interesting part of LA will be "middle" or "part before ending", or something like that. Can you make NEW ending, which will be avialable if player will complete ALL necessary tasks and... [oh, great idea - would not spoil it here, i will write to you in moddb PM, dez! ] - i mean make new ending hard to discover, how was in SoC when player was need to get back to Cordon and to Strelok's treasure, then find secret room with decoder in Pripyat and secret door in Sarcofag - that made kind of "protection" for real ending, so why to don't make VERY difficult to discover NEW ending in LA? I would not write here what way hardness to discover should be made - if Dez will accept - i will not spoil it, if deny, then i'll write my idea here.
I hate off-topics and flooding but... I can understand adding HUDs for taking meds / vodka / bandages but ADDING STUPID "CHIPS" ITEM??? and after that they write - "we've removed a lot of unneeded stuff"... o_O
Imagine tough guys who got used to how mutants look like, who observe death every day, but they suddenly go "oh, I want some chips! I wonder if Sidorovich sells those these days..." or "man, I could kill for a pack of chips!" or "damn, I'm so tired! I wish I had chips around - they are so nutritious and useful! mmm!"...
@basist: i understand - some shit from that mod is real shit. But few elements are nice. Some people would like to see "eating HUDs", why not add them after LA relase? (P.S.: I would add HUDs of food is already in LA and nothing more (conservas, breads, vodka and kolbasa) Oh, maybe guitar
ARGH that sentence was SUCKS! I am not expecting S2 better than LA in atmosphere and in gameplay, maybe some feautures on new engine will be better but anyway SoC and LA still best things in Stalker for me.
Hi guyz!!! Found some absolutely real photo shots of Russian technique, abandoned in the forest. Don't know. if it may be useful for developers team somehow. Anyway, it is cool, take a look. http://rythei.livejournal.com/373686.html
@Chiff: We were dreaming GSC will buy Dez XD Ok, it's going be stupid. Stalker ends. LA will be just large dot on Stalker story, like last season of popular serial called LOST. P.S.: It's sucks when only one hope still alive - LA. Actually true GSC died in 2005. Stalker as a project started fall in 2005. Dezowave are making time machine XD
why was it success? gsc doesnt really need money. they earned more than 300million dollars with their games, and then the tv series, movies,festivals, books,their clothes store, the whole franchise is/was running fine
So why don't show restored cats and other "interesting" stuff. It will be interesting but will not spoil anything, at least, if you would not spoil new mutants' abilities... LA still have some things to show X-Mass coming soon...
For example. pseudodog has psy attack - when it's close to player it can make psy impulse to make player drop his weapon... According to old design documents cats were interesting too, i forget what was special with those
Yep, you're right. People are enought interested in your project Newbies have some info to read/watch to became interested and no need to spoil anything else. But the most part of info was uploaded too early so it's booring for people who are looking for LA already 2-3 years... I hope GSC's problems will not bring you new problems and everything will go fine Cheers!
Hi, how it's going? One guy wrote shit like "LA was made in 2010 and just one guy want more time to modificate engine but now he is not working"... I hate persons who write shit like that. Stuff he wrote is very stupid, more stupid than ending in MW3. How is progress going? I still confused in one element... Are you working on only main story and will add sidequests after or some sidequests are ready already? And did you worked on common game balance, mutants' configs and other balancing stuff? And why am i always asking so much? O_O
hi stalkers! Regarding the Russian-language STALKER forums: they seem to be overcrowded with school-children - all they ask there are impatient questions like 'when will it finally be released, I'm bored waiting!', 'will I have 1000+ guns in the game?', 'will you make all the monsters from all the games ever in STALKER?' and other stupid stuff.
KazakHD, was it possible to eat rat corpses in build 1935??? Never heard of it before, only hear that some mods enabled eating of mutant parts. Seems an interesting feature like 'hunt the hunter' or hunt what you see if you don't have normal food but once again - it doesn't have anything to do with LA. I think I've lost some PART of interest in LA (like 5% itching percent, hehe) and now I'm like that elephant, who wants to have one big surprise rather than million of questions with answers 'here and now'
Once again - all the best to you (us) all. Patience, inspiration and understanding that you have our support! Funny thing, but I start to understand now that most of troubles perish in the face of a STRONG COMMUNITY of people who know what they're after
LA will have 26 levels, we all know that, but there is one thing - some of levels are 2 times bigger than SoC's (double ChNPP, Agroprom and Apgoprom undeground, Rostok Bar and Wild Terriptory...) so actually in LA will be,,, gwerthjszhxgc! I've visited level list to count levels again and there is ONE MORE suprise MAP! So... *jumping high in sky on chair*. OK, back to topic. In Lost World Requital are aprrox 30 levels and it's SOOOO MUCH and TOO HUGE and some of levels are useless, LA will have even more levels but storyline will make them "coming together" and it's awesome ^_^
And it caused few things... 1. Those thought i'm megatroll or i'm really crazy (but i'm just big fan and used "troll-like" stuff) and 2 - one guy who tried to understand formulas wrote "i was near to death of brain bleeding". So, i'm working like Radar in SoC against LA haters XD
Please stop that XD Those math formulas are understandable only in that thread because some values are flexible for each person."that stalker" is not some for everyone - somebody imaginate it as dream Game GSC were lying about - can you imgaginate 150 unique stalkers which are exploring game world (is in LA), taking quests (is in LA), talking to player what they saw (near to impossible) and can complete even main task (impossible) - "dream A-Life" is main thing in "true syalker" for some people. For me true stalker is LA - it's more than enough XD I need to translate those math formulas and add descriptions and upload if you want, but don't expect something really scientific because it's just counting of some aspects which are different for every person...
hey man (KazakHD)! Give us those math formulas and we'll see what is that even post them to my personal mail so I'll translate (two heads are better than one, agree? And I'm not talking of Chimera hehehe...) and let's see what's true stalker. Why not making a thread here somewhere with those values? Just to make an 'exit poll' of what people think 'THE stalker' should be like?
Those formulas are just LA and other mods to "that stalker" comparison. For example "that stalker" is X, LA is Y and "other stuff " which was not planned by GSC is Z, then "Y/X=n(X)+Z" - kinda LA is smaller than "that stalker" "n" times and has other stuff. Maybe LA is smaller than "that stalker" 0.5 times? XD. I mean, "X" is very flexible.
And other math stuff : "that stalker">LA>"RMA mod (or any other old good stalker restoring mod)>all other mods (OGSE, Naradnaya Solyanka). But because "that stalker" is not something valueble (it's only in our minds) LA becames "that stalker", until something unreal will happend (like one "LA like" mod will grow in few months and will be relased in same time with LA and will be better - impossible).
But indeed, as THE TRUE old forgotten STALKER is not something tangible and may only be a collection of everything good PROMISED, IMPLEMENTED (in vanilla) or appeared in early BUILDs - people can always say "no, this is not what I imagined true STALKER to be"
@basist: of course! People should now what is avialable. Situation like "no, this is not what I imagined true STALKER to be" is like somebody coming in shop and choosing MP3 player - manager coming "this is our best MP3 player with 16GB memory, radio, etc" - Client "but it's has not 19" display, it's not MP3 player i've imaginated" XD True stalker appeard in my head after i found LA, and LA is much more than "my true stalker".
1st place took mod for HL1 as i expected. That mod is silly in comparison with LA, Maybe CoF (that mod) is more total conversion, but it will not bring as many content as LA will. Well, not so many people know about Stalker, but after last MOTY people will know about it
We are still looking for experienced volunteer modelers / currently no new object needed, just fixing uvmap and retexturing some tunnels / . We can provide max or maya plugins, and information about the work in pm. We only need serious and trustworthy people. We are sceptic these days, anyone who usually joined us, disappeared after a few weeks without finishing the work, so we have bad experience with volunteer workers, however if we can't fix up the tunnels, the map will be cut.
Hm... What is that level? Let's think. It's not SoC based X-18 or X-16 or X-10. Maybe it's old Yantar underground? Because it's huge and tunnels are there. Then i would not see that level cuted away. If that level with buggy tunnels is little and has no something special and hsa no surprises it think it can be cuted - it's not "terriple disaster" because not long time ago 27th level appeared in level list
@basist: man. If DEZ has experience in level editing then he know MORE than i and anyway would not try himself remake those tunnels (which are static geometry models). How much time i need to learn how to make that? I'll need to get Maya, some plugins, learn some lessons, then have a lot practicize with simple models and only after i will be able to make tunnel. It's not "work for few weeks" - i'll need about 3 month in hard work to make it, because i know only 1-2% of that. Dez know much more and would not because he know what hell is that job for newbies.
@basist: if it's little lab it's not disaster. If it's Yantar 1935 underground then it's disaster. I don't like underground levels. But those are making atmosphere and those are scary... "Sad but true" man. LA is more than enought and you will understand after relase. Plus if that lab (or just underground) is not unique and has no something "OMG that's AMAZING" then it should not be in game. It's like with Darkscape. Did you played RMA 1.1.5? I was loading Darkscape in breathteked condition. When it was finally loaded i understood "that is bullshit" - road... road... boring bridge... road... rocks... tunnell... cordon. Nothing special except car driving and heli chasing (which was buggy anyway). 27 level is too much. In SoC are only 8 levels which are explorable and replayable (cordon, garbage, agroprom, bar, wild rostok, yantar, darkvalley, military). Maybe Radar and Pripyat too - 10 levels are replayable and interesting and you can walk from one to another, collect stuff, other levels in SoC are "for story only" - labs, ChNPP 1-2, Sarcofag... In LA most part of levels are explorable for all the time. You can come back etc. And open levels (not underground) are mote interesting. Since 27'th levels (surprise level 2) appeared it can replace 2-3 underground levels just because it will take more time for full exploration. I'm not chasing "full game" - it's impossible. LA is too large and content is enought to separate LA to 3 addons, which will be more interesting than CoP xD
Hey Stalkers - been a while since ive been online proper, so I thought I'd drop by and wish you all a happy new year and whatnot. I'll see you at the bar - mines a Zone Special with an Antirad chaser...
I want New Year's late gift - script for SoC, which will spawn item to inventory when actor is using another item. Kinda i used Vodka (drunk it) and bottle of it appeared in backpack (i can make bottle, i just need script which will transform one item to another after using).
Oh, even KazakHD5770 did not wrote there. It's too O_O xD Dez, no worries about "no comments" - i was in "can't talk" condition and just added article to russian LA fan site and other people wrote comments abot "LA 4th place"
Hi fellaz! Heard some very disappointing news, that after GSC's "co-operation" many things will be cut out from LA. At least - I heard this about Skygraphics, and some weapons - Mosin, my favorite PKM, and some others. Who knows about that? What will be cut? Will it be possible to install all cut features back by ourselves???
@dez: thanks! BTW as i remember Cromm wrote he captured videos for NY LA with Skygraphics shader mod (it has sun rays), but since Dezowave can't use 3rd party stuff Skygraphics will not be in relase. But I'm sure everyone will be able to install SoC's Skygraphics to LA
I didn't know that the X-Ray engine can do such miracles! The original STALKER looks good but a bit boring. However, the release of Lost Alpha will be a big event for everyone. Guys, you really surpassed GSC!
To me, dez0wave is showing a clear example of how one should never stop doing what (s)he is doing. GSC was on the right way in the beginning - but somehow later on they've cut A LOT of tasty things and listened too much to "someone" (I'd really like to know WHOM) to make this and that change which resulted in the vanilla as we know it. Yes, it is good and it's been 5th year in a row that I play it but can you imagine if we received LOST ALPHA in 2007?)))
That guy sent email where he could (firstname.lastname@example.org) He sent screenshots of old style exo suits with Duty, Freedom etc variations. He used google translate (and you can expect weirdness XD) and he don't speak english. Maybe we will co-op and i'll convert his models to SDK format, maybe he will find way to send ready models directly to you... Still a bit TBD.
I saw some pictures about Pripyat. Will the city be bigger? For example: in SoC You can go trough the main street and the northest places(nearly it was a straight route), in CoP you can't access the main street, but everything else you can.
czechdeath, tf2 items have nothing to do with LA, I traded some tf2 items in exchange of Shadow of Chernobyl (steam version) so that I could play LA when it comes out. but I have no CD key for it. and Im asking if I really need that CD key to play LA?
Any news? Any updates? Maybe you could "leak" a snippet of gameplay? Just a small one, e.g. Fang doing some quest or any other NPC meeting protagonist or going to a trader to tell he's through his task?
Dez just wrote comment on moddb about presenation something like "maybe it will be in April, stay tuned" but since then we have no info about presentation... I'll just keep learning swedish until KABOOM of information.
Hi guys I want to know how mods launch? about how many gb will be how the levels? The new maps are impressive so great if all you have is a preserved and those of the original meaning (Lake Yantar) and last question for each lab x are ? (google translation, i am Romanian)
Sidorovich's feet were drowing for 3 years - from 1935 (normal feet) to SoC (drowed in concrete). It happend because GSC never allowed Sidorovich to go out of bunker during extreme rush bug fixing and story implementing.
hey, on the eve of 26th anniversary of the sad events at ChNPP there seems to be another disaster - incomparably smaller by its consequences but quite fast to know and spread due to Internet. I hope it's not true and A LOT MORE I hope it will not affect Lost Alpha. Dez or other team members, please comment on that
@dez0wave team: tell u're alright, cuz I start to worry - there are no messages from you, there is no May calendar. Even just tell me not to hurry and STOP WHINING - I'll be calm at least thank you guys!
OK I respect cyrilic, =) but If you would me so kind and comunicate in englis? Please ? So other can understand? U see Im not english my self, but do you see me write here in Czech? Thanx fellow stalkers =D
vitamina) By the way, I was "a little" surprised when I saw the NON-STOP energy drink in vanilla. But then, in some mods I noticed both, the NON-STOP and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. drink with a bit different properties
@basist: sure those are different: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. drink has 150% alcohol Actually there are 2 textures for energy drink in SoC's archives: non stop and stk. Stk empty cans were used as env. trash in vanilla.
@basist: Personally i was developing script mod with new health system - with slow health restore, medical/alcohol/food poisonings, CoP style energy drink with 2 minutes 20% max power penalty after used and others... After i finished some stuff i understood: some stuff is useless XD
For those who don't visit Lost Alpha ModDB, this is what Dezodor wrote there: "Project is not frozen, or closed, until we finish it, we always had problems, but who not? Our lead programmer is off for some reason, and we have some engine bugs, and some other members are not sure when the programmer will come back, or even if he will. Thats the story, till then we work on other things. "
Hey no panic stalkers ,we work at L.A the project was never froze ,the programer is busy with some problems maybe in real life ,relax and be patient ,....don't listen all rumours ,....we are here and working to L.A . Tnx
Ну нет, поскольку нет календаря, это, наверное, что-то плохое случилось в Сталкере команды проекта: Lost Alpha. Во всяком случае, я хотел бы видеть любой версии проекта - после изменения Сталкер экипаж власти и что это такое, и всегда кто-то другой может закончить работу Dezowave, если они не в состоянии. По моему скромному мнению Забыли Альфа проекта и Сталкер 2 были с самого начала в смутное образом не связаны. Мы никогда не узнаем, что действительно произошло.
Это могут быть ошибки, но теперь Забыли Альфа выйдет. Спасибо за ваше внимание.
[google translate]Well no, since there is no calendar, it's probably something bad had happened in the team project Stalker: Lost Alpha. Anyway, I would like to see any version of the project - after modifying Stalker crew is power and that's that, and always someone else can finish the work Dezowave if they are not able to. In my humble opinion Lost Alpha project and Stalker 2 were from the beginning in a vague way related. We'll never know what really happened. It may be errors, but now let Lost Alpha will be released. Thank you for your attention.
Dude, it's summer, OFC some ppl disappeared for a while. Dezo was (is?) in Holland, calendar guy probably has vacation too. Developers still working on project, other developers will come back to work after vacation and problem resolving. + we got nice "caption" competition + nice screenshots, and it is better than calendar :>
Hey man, don't hurry. There is no "stalker BOOK". There are THOUSANDS of them, same as the mods, I'm tellin' ya Aaaand most of them are in Russian, I don't know of any English one inspired by the game. And somehow I only made a foto next to the shop's sign, didn't even get inside
Most part of new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series books is bullshit, but there is at least one awesome book, which has big big differences and other point of view about Zone. BTW GSC closed Stalker books project because without GSC's control book publisher published some shit...
I can't put a word for what i'm not sure about. Some pages ago, on their Moddb page people were arguing about a release of the beta (some wanted it, some not - it all started when the date changed to september) Don't know if i missed a statement or something but lets just wait.
Good works, but in autumn I do not have internet when I want to know how Lost Alpha launch in the first week in months? because in my contract expires with the Internet 14/09/2012.. Good Hunting Stalker!! ;D
Stalker 2 is alive!! but the downside is that Bethesda was taken, and the game will be a failure .... here you have the official statement on twiteer "The following info is from a reliable source but isn't official, keep that in mind.
Sergey Grigorovich didn't sell the brand name "STALKER".
Bethesda is going to publish a STALKER game and has all the rights to it.
The game is multiplatform(consoles+PC) and is based on Bethesda technology.
It's being made by a studio familiar with that technology(possibly Obisidian or the Fallout 3 team from Bethesda, but no facts as of yet). It is almost 100% guaranteed that it's not a Ukrainian studio.
Bethesda will be able to buy the brand name from Grigorovich later, but for now all the misc. merchandise is his responsibility.
Release date, engine, detailes - TBA.
И снова я, не понятно для кого и в пустоту пишу в чат на русском о том, что я жду мод как никогда, и я не знаю, как он выйдет, так как мне кажется, что эту игра а не мод, но очень надеюсь, что все хорошо. ЛОХОТРОН! Честно если, то я прочитал в начале твой ник как локсотрон, уж не знаю к чему он такой но надеюсь, не к плохому.
greem, всё будет отлично! Просто поверь! В сентябре обещают, скриншоты дают, календари делают - всё идёт по плану и своим чередом! greem, things will be just great! Simply believe it! It's promised in September, screenshots are given, calendars are made - it's going smooth and in due order!
@greem: Не стоит благодарностей, я честно говоря тоже сначала немного расстроился, вроде как в августе обещали. Но ведь ты прав, это же официальный сайт команды, я думаю размещение даты выхода LA здесь было бы лучшей новостью. Ну что же, друзья, давайте наберёмся терпения, и уже в конце сентября (я очень на это надеюсь) наконец сможем увидеть это чудо.
When i heard about LA i had the same feelings like this guy please watch it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDHVi3h6ZXw
I watch everyday its finish or not and i am sorry for my bad patience
but please tell me we have to wait some days or weeks or months ?
CAnt wait for this mod to be released, I was wondering, for hardest difficulty setting, could you disable the minimap and most of the hud? 'Hide hud' in the settings hides onscreen icons so its not v good.
Hi Dez while youre about can you direct me to an english translation for priboi story 2, I have a copy which has an eng txt foldr but I cannot get it to work in english, tried to rename eng to rus but just crashes game.
hi again dez looked at modd could only find updates for v1.1 I have this version too and it seems to work quite well. I also have v2 can't remember where I got it and it looks good and loads ok but is difficult to play in the rssian language there is a eng txt folder alongside the rus but I cannot get it to work in english an the menu is all in russian.
had another look around and found semaks overhaul C:\Documents and Settings\acer\Desktop\GSC Game World - Community.mht not yet installed but will do soon, Regardin pbv2 I think it could be a third party upgrade as the latest version on moddb is 1.1.3
I mean strong like the NPC,s are highly variable, with good reactions, use Grenades without warning, use different Weapons and use Medikits. I think its not realistic to stay alive with some Bullets in the Head and its also not realistic to win several firefights alone vs a lot of Enemys. In my opinion the game or the mod is good when i die often or i am close to Death all the time.
@eversor: on lower difficulty NPCs are easier to kill. I usaully tweak actor.ltx and change "novice" damage configs so those are more hardcore than "veteran". So I get normal damage, comparable to NPCs' and there is enough loot in bodies.
Complete mod with realistic weapon damage addon is a good balance. You get shot in the head with that mod and you die. I like the zone being tough and realistic. Personally I would prefer a zone with much much less ammo and non-eastern bloc guns. But mods that limit these usually make everything imbalanced and it doesnt play well. I also really liked the Oblivion Lost mod and how he implemented artifact recipes. Not sure why you showcase 3rd person view, nobody plays in 3rd person except to take screenshots