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  16:22:03  5 November 2015
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Mac34
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Autumn Aurora 2 might be what you're looking for. You've played AMK with just it's textures. The gameplay of AA2 is mostly what makes it amazing.

Thank you! It seems this is the atmosphere I was looking for
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I agree with this. Autumn Aurora 2 is brilliant. The upgrades textures, models, sounds etc. makes for easily the best ShoC overhaul-mod out there. If the OP wants a new campaign, then OGSE 0963 should be at the top of the list. The "official" English version is still not available, but hopefully within a few months.
With all respect to the guy who made AA2 (fantastic work with highly artistic taste), I find Secret Trails 2 to be very frustrating mod. Even though the AA2 treatment makes ST2 look very inviting, the boring and unbalanced quests, poor gameplay choices, bugs (like vanishing player marker, which turns "find this and that" missions into a complete headache) makes ST2 a frustrating experience. I gave up after getting into Pripyat, at that point I couldn't care less. Walking through Dead City in the beginning with the updated graphics was magical, though.
  14:40:27  5 November 2015
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su27
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Autumn Aurora 2 might be what you're looking for. You've played AMK with just it's textures. The gameplay of AA2 is mostly what makes it amazing.
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Thank you! It seems this is the atmosphere I was looking for
  11:40:24  5 November 2015
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ticchi78
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I'd like to ask a little different question because "the best mod" is highly subjective for everyone. I'm going to replay ShoC after a couple of years and I'm wondering what is the most current mod (or set of mods) that adds additional fear, darkness, loneliness and scarcity to the vanilla one? I don't care about shiny textures or hundreds of weapons (although I wouldn't mind an additional Mosin or SKS). I tried AMK+Autumn Aurora and it looks very nice but isn't much different from vanilla in the areas I'm interested in.

Autumn Aurora 2 might be what you're looking for. You've played AMK with just it's textures. The gameplay of AA2 is mostly what makes it amazing.
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Yes this is my favourite mod and now I can only play with Autumn aurora texture. I'm playng fotograf with autumn aurora but if I don't delete d3d9.dll file it crashes: http://www.moddb.com/groups/stalker-100-rads-bar/images/fotograf-weapons-mod-for-shoc
  01:25:11  5 November 2015
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Capt.Host
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I'd like to ask a little different question because "the best mod" is highly subjective for everyone. I'm going to replay ShoC after a couple of years and I'm wondering what is the most current mod (or set of mods) that adds additional fear, darkness, loneliness and scarcity to the vanilla one? I don't care about shiny textures or hundreds of weapons (although I wouldn't mind an additional Mosin or SKS). I tried AMK+Autumn Aurora and it looks very nice but isn't much different from vanilla in the areas I'm interested in.
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Autumn Aurora 2 might be what you're looking for. You've played AMK with just it's textures. The gameplay of AA2 is mostly what makes it amazing.
  02:18:54  4 November 2015
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su27
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I'd like to ask a little different question because "the best mod" is highly subjective for everyone. I'm going to replay ShoC after a couple of years and I'm wondering what is the most current mod (or set of mods) that adds additional fear, darkness, loneliness and scarcity to the vanilla one? I don't care about shiny textures or hundreds of weapons (although I wouldn't mind an additional Mosin or SKS). I tried AMK+Autumn Aurora and it looks very nice but isn't much different from vanilla in the areas I'm interested in.
  17:33:43  3 November 2015
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AFX
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Thanks, are there some graphic addons? Someone tried oblivion lost remake 2.5?
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There's something named Argus textures, which you can chose when installing but I just installed it with the high quality weapons and slapped the AA2 eye candy on top of it. It looks fantastic and works just fine.
  15:22:21  3 November 2015
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ticchi78
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I have never tried ogse...thanks for the advice

I consider it the best mod. I haven't played them all, though.
It needed some tweaking to be closer to my liking but now it's a big, atmospheric funland with just enough of everything you'd need. The translation is also not too bad from what I've seen yet.

And the best thing: Hours and hours of playing without a single crash! (ok, ok, one single freeze but that's it!)
The worst thing about it: I can't seem to increase the grass render distance without the game having constant crashes. Low grass render distance is rather ugly to look at, imho.
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Thanks, are there some graphic addons? Someone tried oblivion lost remake 2.5?
  12:55:47  3 November 2015
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AFX
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I have never tried ogse...thanks for the advice
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I consider it the best mod. I haven't played them all, though.
It needed some tweaking to be closer to my liking but now it's a big, atmospheric funland with just enough of everything you'd need. The translation is also not too bad from what I've seen yet.

And the best thing: Hours and hours of playing without a single crash! (ok, ok, one single freeze but that's it!)
The worst thing about it: I can't seem to increase the grass render distance without the game having constant crashes. Low grass render distance is rather ugly to look at, imho.
  03:20:43  3 November 2015
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ticchi
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I really like O.G.S.E. 0692. It just has the right amount of weapons and items, you can easily change spawns and some graphic stuff like lense flares.
I slapped the AA2 eye candy on top of it, with the shader settings from AMK: Autumn for more colors and it couldn't look better.
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Yes AA2.1 is the best for me too. I have never tried ogse...thanks for the advice
  00:18:31  3 November 2015
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AFX
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I really like O.G.S.E. 0692. It just has the right amount of weapons and items, you can easily change spawns and some graphic stuff like lense flares.
I slapped the AA2 eye candy on top of it, with the shader settings from AMK: Autumn for more colors and it couldn't look better.
  12:08:17  2 November 2015
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ticchi78
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What is the best mod for SoC actually?

Hi, I finished SoC many times and I'm looking for a good mod, well english translated with new quests and good graphic. What mod could I play? Wich is the best mod between Narodnaya Solyanka Cumulative Pack 2, NS Joint Pak, NS DMX 1.3.5 ENGMOD v1.0 and Fotograf ? I like good graphic. Thanks

If it is the first mod you've tried I think I'd go for Priboi Story.

The others you mentioned are basically all monster mods made from several smaller mods linked up. They all (I'm pretty sure, but I've not tried F.O.T.O.G.R.A.P.H.) contain the SoC storyline with additions or extensions.

Priboi Story is a total-conversion and extends the SoC storyline.

Or you could give Lost Alpha a try. Not a mod at all but a stand-alone Stalker game completely outside the SoC storyline.

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Yes I finisched Proiboy, nice mod even if without manual is impossible to finisch. What is the difference between stalkersoup, Narodnaya Solyanka Cumulative Pack 2 and NS DMX 1.3.5 ENGMOD?
  01:29:54  2 November 2015
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What is the best mod for SoC actually?

Hi, I finished SoC many times and I'm looking for a good mod, well english translated with new quests and good graphic. What mod could I play? Wich is the best mod between Narodnaya Solyanka Cumulative Pack 2, NS Joint Pak, NS DMX 1.3.5 ENGMOD v1.0 and Fotograf ? I like good graphic. Thanks
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If it is the first mod you've tried I think I'd go for Priboi Story.

The others you mentioned are basically all monster mods made from several smaller mods linked up. They all (I'm pretty sure, but I've not tried F.O.T.O.G.R.A.P.H.) contain the SoC storyline with additions or extensions.

Priboi Story is a total-conversion and extends the SoC storyline.

Or you could give Lost Alpha a try. Not a mod at all but a stand-alone Stalker game completely outside the SoC storyline.

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  14:02:48  1 November 2015
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Stalkerstein
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Also in English - Translated by Grunter-Hunter and myself

Secret Trails 2, Return of Scar and P.O.T.O.G.R.A.F

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  11:14:05  1 November 2015
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stalker-of-fortune
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What is the best mod for SoC actually?

Hi, I finished SoC many times and I'm looking for a good mod, well english translated with new quests and good graphic. What mod could I play? Wich is the best mod between Narodnaya Solyanka Cumulative Pack 2, NS Joint Pak, NS DMX 1.3.5 ENGMOD v1.0 and Fotograf ? I like good graphic. Thanks

Out of all the mods that you mentioned, photograph, and joint pack 1 have full English translations. Joint pack 2 has a machine translation which can be very difficult to follow.

So what is your advice?
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It's purely subjective, or personal preference to what the best mod is. My advice is just to try out many mods and see which one you like, and what suits the style of play you like.
  10:13:40  1 November 2015
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ticchi78
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What is the best mod for SoC actually?

Hi, I finished SoC many times and I'm looking for a good mod, well english translated with new quests and good graphic. What mod could I play? Wich is the best mod between Narodnaya Solyanka Cumulative Pack 2, NS Joint Pak, NS DMX 1.3.5 ENGMOD v1.0 and Fotograf ? I like good graphic. Thanks

Out of all the mods that you mentioned, photograph, and joint pack 1 have full English translations. Joint pack 2 has a machine translation which can be very difficult to follow.
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So what is your advice?
  05:04:25  1 November 2015
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stalker-of-fortune
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What is the best mod for SoC actually?

Hi, I finished SoC many times and I'm looking for a good mod, well english translated with new quests and good graphic. What mod could I play? Wich is the best mod between Narodnaya Solyanka Cumulative Pack 2, NS Joint Pak, NS DMX 1.3.5 ENGMOD v1.0 and Fotograf ? I like good graphic. Thanks
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Out of all the mods that you mentioned, photograph, and joint pack 1 have full English translations. Joint pack 2 has a machine translation which can be very difficult to follow.
  02:58:28  1 November 2015
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What is the best mod for SoC actually?

Hi, I finished SoC many times and I'm looking for a good mod, well english translated with new quests and good graphic. What mod could I play? Wich is the best mod between Narodnaya Solyanka Cumulative Pack 2, NS Joint Pak, NS DMX 1.3.5 ENGMOD v1.0 and Fotograf ? I like good graphic. Thanks
 
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