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  23:24:59  16 September 2012
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Juicebox
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On forum: 05/13/2010
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Oblivion Lost doesn't work - what can you recommend instead?

Hello,
im to play SoC again, and figured I wanted a new mod rather than Complete '09 again. I tried L.U.R.K, but the fact that it removes the HUD completely to make it more realistic just doesn't work for me. :/

Then I tried Oblivion Lost, but after installation and I start a new game, everything is pitch black, and it is impossible to play. I tried to put settings to "Static Lightning" which does add some light to it, but its still near impossible to navigate what so ever, cause its so dark.

So, unless someone knows a fix to OL, then what could you recommend me to install instead?
  23:30:09  16 September 2012
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xRatx
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09/16/2012 23:30:29
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LURK is the problem since it did messed up user.ltx ... you need to delete user.ltx in order to "fix" that pitch black problem.

Win7/Vista Location of user.ltx : C:\Users\Public\Documents\STALKER-SHOC\

Win XP localtion of user.ltx : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\
  23:38:51  16 September 2012
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Juicebox
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LURK is the problem since it did messed up user.ltx ... you need to delete user.ltx in order to "fix" that pitch black problem.

Win7/Vista Location of user.ltx : C:\Users\Public\Documents\STALKER-SHOC\

Win XP localtion of user.ltx : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\
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Replaced the user.ltx with the original one from backup, ran game and same result. The only visible thing in start room is the ceiling lamp, which doesnt light up the room as the rest is pitch black (its like playing with your eyes closed).

Is it worth trying to delete the entire game and re-install? This is a steam installation and I have all the local game files on an external. Also, this is OL Ultimate. Since OL was same result, I hoped Ultimate would work but didnt.
  00:07:50  17 September 2012
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Juicebox
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Giving up on OL mod. Re-installed the game, installed the mod, still pitch black and unplayable.

What other mods aside Complete '09 and L.U.R.K can you all recommend? Im looking for a mod that changes difficulty and adds new stuff (weps, monsters, quests) - basically an overhaul mod.
  00:12:40  17 September 2012
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Lord_Santa
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09/17/2012 0:13:02
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try looking in the mod discussion section (where you currently are) and read the description of the mods - see if you find any that suits you

if nothing else, look at which thread has more replies, which should give you a (basic) indication of how popular a mod is
  00:23:04  17 September 2012
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nashathedog
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If you've played through the game a few times why not try a rebuild like Priboi story. You play a new character in the same areas with different goals.
  00:36:37  17 September 2012
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Juicebox
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Juicebox
09/17/2012 0:37:17
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try looking in the mod discussion section (where you currently are) and read the description of the mods - see if you find any that suits you

if nothing else, look at which thread has more replies, which should give you a (basic) indication of how popular a mod is
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I just did, unforunate how you cant list according to views/replies. Found a mod called Supermod Pack, it's 1.95GB, that 'ought to add something new... Do you know what I can expect from it?


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If you've played through the game a few times why not try a rebuild like Priboi story. You play a new character in the same areas with different goals.
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I only played it through once years ago, then Clear Sky, but never got around CoP. I have seen the Priboi's mod, however as I dont remember the storyline behind the vanilla game, I wanted to play it through again before I start on Priboi.
  01:23:33  17 September 2012
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Lord_Santa
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Lord_Santa
09/17/2012 1:29:41
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---QUOTATION---
try looking in the mod discussion section (where you currently are) and read the description of the mods - see if you find any that suits you

if nothing else, look at which thread has more replies, which should give you a (basic) indication of how popular a mod is

I just did, unforunate how you cant list according to views/replies. Found a mod called Supermod Pack, it's 1.95GB, that 'ought to add something new... Do you know what I can expect from it?

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Super Mod Pack is ShoC filled to the brim with various mods - it is a fairly decent mod-package with Oblivion Lost as the foundation

I'd personally recommend;

"Vanilla Enhanced Mods":
(these are mods which don't change the basic premise too much, but still offers a nice difficulty/enough change to be well worth playing)

AMK
http://www.amk-team.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=480

this mod is what Oblivion Lost used as a foundation
(you may want to add the Arsenal mod for more guns)

Old Good Stalker Evolution
http://www.moddb.com/mods/old-good-stalker-evolution

this is a hugely popular mod right now and adds a lot of subtle changes to the vanilla storyline, as well as gameplay
there is a new version in the works, but the current one is more than enough to satisfy Stalkers whom love the vanilla game, but wants a different kind of challenge

O.F.F.L.I.F.E.
(found in the mod downloads section of this forum)

removes the storyline completely and let's the A.I. take greater advantage of the A-Life simulation mode, as well as adding a nice challenge, new anomalies, etc.

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"Overhaul Mods":
(these mods change the game much more than just adding a few new plot-twists and items, instead they focus on bringing new levels, weapons, quests, gameplay, etc. and such are for those thirsting to sink their teeth into something deeply complex and time-consuming)

Stalker Soup
http://www.tecnobacon.com/index.html

this mod is based on a hugely popular mod by the name Narodnaya Soljanka - which adds so many levels/weapons/quests and everything in-between that it will take you hundreds of hours to complete everything

Secret Trails 2
(found in the mod downloads section of this forum)

once again a popular mod, which adds a new set of levels and varied gameplay - there really is so much packed in here that it's hard to describe

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the above mods are those I would personally recommend if you are looking for a greater challenge and want to get the most out of Shadow of Chernobyl
if you also own Clear Sky, I can only recommend The Faction War - which turns (the CS iteration of) the Zone into a war to conquer bases and exterminate all opposing forces - kinda like vanilla, but without a story-line and greatly enhanced/tweaked/finetuned gameplay/A.I., etc.
  01:49:19  17 September 2012
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Juicebox
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On forum: 05/13/2010
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---QUOTATION---
try looking in the mod discussion section (where you currently are) and read the description of the mods - see if you find any that suits you

if nothing else, look at which thread has more replies, which should give you a (basic) indication of how popular a mod is

I just did, unforunate how you cant list according to views/replies. Found a mod called Supermod Pack, it's 1.95GB, that 'ought to add something new... Do you know what I can expect from it?


Super Mod Pack is ShoC filled to the brim with various mods - it is a fairly decent mod-package with Oblivion Lost as the foundation

I'd personally recommend;

"Vanilla Enhanced Mods":
(these are mods which don't change the basic premise too much, but still offers a nice difficulty/enough change to be well worth playing)

AMK
http://www.amk-team.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=480

this mod is what Oblivion Lost used as a foundation
(you may want to add the Arsenal mod for more guns)

Old Good Stalker Evolution
http://www.moddb.com/mods/old-good-stalker-evolution

this is a hugely popular mod right now and adds a lot of subtle changes to the vanilla storyline, as well as gameplay
there is a new version in the works, but the current one is more than enough to satisfy Stalkers whom love the vanilla game, but wants a different kind of challenge

O.F.F.L.I.F.E.
(found in the mod downloads section of this forum)

removes the storyline completely and let's the A.I. take greater advantage of the A-Life simulation mode, as well as adding a nice challenge, new anomalies, etc.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Overhaul Mods":
(these mods change the game much more than just adding a few new plot-twists and items, instead they focus on bringing new levels, weapons, quests, gameplay, etc. and such are for those thirsting to sink their teeth into something deeply complex and time-consuming)

Stalker Soup
http://www.tecnobacon.com/index.html

this mod is based on a hugely popular mod by the name Narodnaya Soljanka - which adds so many levels/weapons/quests and everything in-between that it will take you hundreds of hours to complete everything

Secret Trails 2
(found in the mod downloads section of this forum)

once again a popular mod, which adds a new set of levels and varied gameplay - there really is so much packed in here that it's hard to describe

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

the above mods are those I would personally recommend if you are looking for a greater challenge and want to get the most out of Shadow of Chernobyl
if you also own Clear Sky, I can only recommend The Faction War - which turns (the CS iteration of) the Zone into a war to conquer bases and exterminate all opposing forces - kinda like vanilla, but without a story-line and greatly enhanced/tweaked/finetuned gameplay/A.I., etc.
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Wow, thanks for that post. I cant find a working download link for AMK, so I skipped it. Im also overseeing Secret Trails 2 as it changes the main quest.

So its either Stalker Soup or OGSE. With OGSE it seems I get alot of new features for my 2nd gameplay, whereas with Stalker Soup I would really have to be dedicated to play everything through - which would take hundreds of hours according to the description of the mod.

Im not sure if Stalker Soup might be too much. Sure, I love Stalker, but its something im gonna be playing casually, not hours a day as I have more interest in keeping up with other games (especially with Borderlands 2 releasing in a day).

What would you personally recommend of these 2? (Stalker Soup and OGSE)
  02:01:41  17 September 2012
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Lord_Santa
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Lord_Santa
09/17/2012 2:01:57
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What would you personally recommend of these 2? (Stalker Soup and OGSE)
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OGSE any day
it's a refined version of ShoC and adds so many little touches to the game that it feels almost like experiencing ShoC all over again

it is amazingly stable, has fast loading-times and doesn't alter the main quest more than necessary

it is very suited for more casual style of gaming, in that it doesn't involve any convoluted quests that will take you days to figure out, or new areas (like the infamous "cave" ) of Stalkersoup) which can take a very long time figuring out what to do, etc.

OGSE is by far the best "vanilla enhancing mod" that I have played yet
 
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