Video instructions for installing the "Stalker Starter Pack" mods for STALKER: Shadow Of Chernobyl. This mod pack is compilation of fixes and mods to give first timers the smoothest VANILLA Stalker-experience. It can also be used to alter visuals of other mods! ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ SEE MORE FOR LINKS AND INFO! ↓ INDEX : 0:05 Step 1 - Getting started 0:58 Step 2 - Edit fsgame.ltx 1:49 Step 3 - Install official patch 2:03 Step 4 - Install ZRP mod 2:47 Step 5 - Install Absolute Nature mod 4:28 Step 6 - Install SWO 2.22 mod 9:12 Step 7 - Install Shaders Max mod 11:06 Step 8 - Tweak ZRP's settings There's currently 3 ways to download the Starter Packs. First is a direct download of the packs from MEGA (links updated 2015): SoC Starter Pack: http://tinyurl.com/SoC-Pack CS Starter Pack: http://tinyurl.com/SCS-Pack CoP Starter Pack: http://tinyurl.com/CoP-Pack Second choice is downloading this zip package, which contains TORRENTS for all of the three Packs, allowing you to DL them with a bit-torrent program: http://www.mediafire.com/?3zm94ocma4pu1sl Last but not least, you can always just Google the mods included in the Starter Packs, and install them individually. Many of these mods are occasionally updated, so you may want to check for newer versions. The Starter Packs & many other handy STALKER mods and files can also be found on MEGA, in the "STALKER Mod Repositories": https://mega.co.nz/#F!rQN2lY5Y!E0JvZQq9CCS_9wuaQvVaOg Full STARTING GUIDE v1.42 picture: http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/teemuslayer/STALKER%20information%20and%20media/StalkerStartingGuidev14.jpg AMK 1.4 Mod Guide picture: http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/teemuslayer/STALKER%20information%20and%20media/AMKModGuide30-small.jpg MODS INCLUDED (in SoC's Pack): - Official patch 1.0004; For non-Steam users. Works best with AMK 1.4. - Zone Reclamation Project 1.7; More bug-fixes and useful tweaks. (NOTE: new version released on mod's official site!) - Absolute Nature; Better and higher quality environment textures. - Absolute Structure; Same as Nature, but for man-made structures. - Shaders Max; Offers various new shader-effects for SoC. Optimizes original ones. - Stalker Weather Overhauled 2.2.2; Better lighting and weather, dark nights. Because brain-fart, the SoC's Starter Pack does not include FOV Switcher 1.7, which allows you to change the game's FOV. It's included with CS's and CoP's packs and is available separately on the net. Just google "STALKER FOV Switcher". ***KNOWN ISSUES AND FIXES*** -The stretchy shadows at the edges of the screen can be fixed by typing these to console (press § or ~ key) during the game: r2_sun_near 20. r2_sun_near_border 1. -Is the game looking too colorful, too vivid after installing the SWO mod? First try reducing the game's contrast setting. If that doesn't help, locate SHADERS MAX's ShaderSettings.txt -file in your .../gamedata/shaders/r2, and look up "//Saturation and Contrast" -section. REDUCE the sun's influence on saturation: #define COLOR_SAT_SUN_COEF float(0.30) If you want very cool and moody Zone, try adjust thing the "level of grey" setting above it: #define COLOR_SATURATION float(0.50) -Headbobbing movement making you sick? Start by typing this into console: cam_inert 0.1 Still not good? Then locate the ZRP-mod's Modifier.exe in the Gamedata-folder, run it, and find the "Head bobbing" options from the list. Use the pre-set choices (reduced or off), or adjust the numeric values yourself. Try reducing values by 50-75% first. *** The game itself and music is (c) to the late GSC team. The mods are (c) to their corresponding creators.
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This video shows how to set up the PC port of "Silent Hill 2: Director's Cut" to work smoothly on modern computers, using the best available fan-fixes. These give you real widescreen resolutions, fixed fog, improved film grain, improved lighting, numerous fixed bugs, faster transitions... and more! ↓↓↓ Index: 00:19 Step 1) Installing the game 03:49 Step 2) Applying the fixed .EXE (= no-cd) 04:32 Step 3) Install the Enhancements 05:27 Step 4) Install the WineD3D for Windows (optional, for AMD users! ) (unnecessary as of 12/2018) 06:29 Testing the game 12:19 Credits This vid covers only the bare essentials! You can also install improved FMV and audio files, that make the PC port essentially superior to PS2 original. Note that the audio and FMV replacement packs are huge; over 2GB each. Detailed step by step instructions and links to fixes can be found here: http://www.enhanced.townofsilenthill.com/SH2/ If the link above is down, download all these essential files from here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/tur17hjuaqxfivm/SH2-Enhanced.zip/file Detailed demonstration of these fixes in action: https://youtu.be/6v1USVhtfjQ Special thanks to all the great people who made the various "Enhancements" of SH2 ! Silent Hill 2 was made by Team-Silent and is © Konami. Music in this video was made by Akira Yamaoka. The last song is a techno remix of SH2's "Promise". The creator is unknown; please let me know who made this great track!
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A brief comparison video between vanilla and STARTER PACK's visuals and elements. ... All those fresh rookies may have hard time telling if their Starter Pack is even working, so this video should highlight the most striking initial effects. It should also help some people decide which parts of Starter Pack they may want to install. I'd personally almost prefer the vanilla weather for example, if the nights wouldn't be so very bright and days often so gray. FEW TIPS: 1) The stretchy shadows at the edges of the screen can be fixed by typing these to console during the game: r2_sun_near 20. r2_sun_near_border 1. 2) Is the game looking too colorful, too vivid after installing the SWO mod? First try reducing the game's contrast setting. If that doesn't help, locate SHADERS MAX's ShaderSettings.txt -file in your .../gamedata/shaders/r2, and look up "//Saturation and Contrast" -section. REDUCE the sun's influence on saturation: #define COLOR_SAT_SUN_COEF float(0.40) If you want very cool and moody Zone, try adjust thing the "level of grey" setting above it: #define COLOR_SATURATION float(0.50) STALKER games and musics used are (c) to the late GSC team. Mods mentioned are (c) their corresponding creators.
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Some people claim that the weapons in Stalker games, especially the starting guns, lack stopping power, to the point that "people survive a mag-full of bullets to the face". I decided to prove that these rumors are just absurd lies, by playing a non-modded Stalker: SoC, on Master difficulty. The opponents in the video are regular military soldiers, who possess the strongest armors up until around the mid-game. Their suits don't offer any head protection, but not too many suits in the game do, at least not much. While use of pistols in general isn't really recommended after the beginning, especially not the low-tier 9x18 ones, they're still enough to drop your enemies. I suspect that the people spreading these rumors simply have trouble hitting their targets, or use handguns way past their maximum reach.
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Afraid of Monsters is a singleplayer Half-life 1 horror mod that contains lots of dark themes and pure "mind-screw". After games like Silent Hill it was one of the scariest experiences I had ever played! That's untill one of my friend started to have these way too hilarious... 'problems' with some of the monsters in the game! Especially these fish-thingies caused some plain weird events I had not experienced on my playthrough: Fishes flying in the air, following player to way too thight air ducts, and jumping on the dry land! I was lucky to capture one of these hilarious happenings with Fraps, when one of these things followed me up the stairs! Too bad Fraps screwed up the resolution, so only part of the screen is visible, but it should show enough to give you the basic idea. :)
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Bethesda's gone haywire, and started demanding restrictions on shared footage of the upcoming D44M. This includes crude and noisy still-shot compilations, made out of public YT videos! Google and some image boards have gotten copyright infringement claims, and thus don't allow you to post the picture shown in vid without minor edits. royalty free song: "Impending Boom" by Kevin MacLeod.
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