I got this latest version, but it is as buggy and obsolete as the previous. Stalkers walking straight into the anomalies or stalkers ignorant of mutants chewing them are things of the past. Even the previous problem of many tasks not going into PDA at all, is still there.
Compared to UFO based story of the The Falling Star, or the multiple storylines of Alternativa, its story is not so good, while the game uses the Map Pack as is.
I was really dissapointed in this one. It seems that LW remains the only good series outside AMK based mods.
I got around to playing the mod quite a bit for the past few days or so and it does seem interesting.
What I've found to be somewhat annoying is the fact that weapons are now darn powerful against pretty much everything, including you, which in combination with the far lower NPC count (or lower spawn rate, I'm not 100% sure how to properly describe that part) makes battles less interesting since they all die so fast. It's made me play on the easiest difficulty level, but even then it's pretty much 3 shots max to any humanoid without AP ammo to kill them. Oh well.
I also wanted to do a translation of the mod as well and got some small bits done. It was more-so a mix of a machine translation and me trying to the most I could with my basic Russian skills. I'm still interested in seeing your machine translation, playdough.
(1) SoC 1.0006 (Russian version) + DR Dangerous Area Mod (add gamedata + add/replace bin files provided in the mod)
(2) Make a backup copy of "scripts", "config\gameplay" and "config\text\rus" folders
(3) add gamedata folder in translation (replace all)
(1)I have used Stalker Dialogue Helper machine translation for gameplay and text\rus folder files and looked at all the script folder XML files manually.
(2)Some of the stuff looks pretty bad and I have tried to make sense where I could ... not being versed in Russian at all.
(3)There are two script files related to news that I have translated but which crash the game (probably a muck-up by me ... I'll have another look). I have added a ".bad" extension so they don't replace the originals.
(4)There are some things in the dialogue and menus that are still in Russian ... I can't seem to find the source of these. If someone has an idea I'd love to know.
(5)The game is very memory intensive. Needs to be run using "-noprefetch" in the command line. I run this game on 64 bit Windows 7 (8Gb RAM) @ 1650x1080 but it still crashes at points .... log file refers to memory overun relating to ".ogg" files. I may have to try lower settings.
If anyone has ideas/fixes would love to know.
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