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STALKER SoC Realism mod v1.5

Discussion in 'Games' started by Ketxxx, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Ketxxx

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    Yes its that time again people. I have done extensive research on how Global Illumination, clipping, and photons interact with eachother in STALKER to deliver THE ULTIMATE visual experience. This is much improved over any other GI implementations in previous Realism mods.

    Comparisons:

    Realism mod v1.45

    All settings @ maximum + Realism mod enhancements 1680*1050
    10-12FPS near ligh sources at night

    Realism mod v1.5

    All settings @ maximum + Realism mod enhancements 1680*1050
    30+ FPS near light sources at night.

    Installation

    Extract the user.ltx file to your STALKER-SHOC folder. If you do not know where this folder is use the Windows search feature.

    Changelog

    Much enhanced Global Illumination for high resolution gaming
    Default resolution now 1680*1050

    Feel free to post before and after screenshots of any user.ltx file you may be currently using. I'll upload some screenshots later of the v1.5 mod.
     

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    sounds cool, ill give it a go and get some pics
     
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    Awesome :cool: Can't wait to see peoples screenies :D
     
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    im such a noob, i cant get this to work, isnt there a file im supposed to edit? its been a while since i touched SoC
     
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    Do a Windows search for a STALKER-SHOC folder, replace the user.ltx file in that folder with the one in the zip archive, thats all there is to it.
     
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    Is this still a 1.0004 only mod?
     
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    The realism mod should work with any version of STALKER.
     
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    shit nevermind im a retard, ill get some pics up soon
     
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    Looks nice, but how do I get rid of the numbers on the left?

    [/noob]
     
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    In the console just type rs_stats off.
     
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    I have an even more n00b question, how do I bring up the console?

    ha ha
     
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    press the ` key. Its the one directly below the Esc key.
     
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    I did try that but, never mind I'll try again cheers ket.


    Edit: tried again and still no luck : /

    Can I disable it by editing the file?



    Edit: yes I can it turns out, never mind :p

    Will check out the mod fully now.

    I'll post some screenies later.

    Just one criticism, it changed the controls D:
     
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    Yea their the controls I use, for me their slick. Never have liked that WSAD shit, its fucked up.
     
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    I don't have SoC installed yet, however, come people, screenshots please!
     
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    Give me a moment to set up my controls and I will he he.

    At the moment I've not actually found any changes ( settings on maximum) I'm in the Garbage area just going into the large warehouse.

    What should I be looking out for ?

    I'm probably not paying attention.
     
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    This mod is graphical realism. Its as much eyecandy as I can cram into the little ltx file, other eyecandy such as actual light from campfires and such is all.spawn based.
     
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    oh my switching the torch on takes my FPS to 10 XD

    I don't think my graphics card can fully take advantage of this mod without killing it all dead.


    Although saying that, after going back to normal settings with everything on max, the games general frame rate is around 15 instead of 30.

    I think I will use your mod and just have low FPS when its dark because a 15 fps increase is nothing to scoff at!

    how does that even work? ha ha
     
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    Its works because unlike the devs who made Stalker, I know how to get X-Ray performing at its best ;) :cool:
     
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    Well, I have to say very well done!

    30 fps is so much smoother.
     
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    Theres more to come in TK, visuals you never though Stalker capable of! I really need one or two people to help me finish TK.
     
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    Sooo, I dont notice any changes, other than when I turn on the flash light my framerate goes down to 30 fps.
     
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    Then, your quite blind then :p This mod enhances many aspects, I'll list what I can remember off the top of my head;

    - Better FPS
    - Enhanced textures
    - Enhanced LOD
    - Crisper graphics
    - Enabled & enhanced Global Illumination
    - Enhanced shiny/wet/metallic surfaces
    - Enabled Bloom
    - Enhanced shadows
    - Enabled Motion Blur
    - Enhanced Parallax Mapping
    - Tweaked sun lighting
    - Enabled/tweaked Tonemap
    - Enhanced Anistropic Filtering (something thats broken within the game UI and has no effect when enabling it in the driver CP)
    - Increased sound cache size for smoother gameplay (cache doesn't need to empty so often) and to enable the game to play more sounds at any one time, greatly increasing immersion.
     
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    mabey its just not noticeable on the first level.
     
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    No, most of it you can notice. You just have to wait for the right weather conditions for some things. Global Illumination is one thing you can check out very easy though. Switch to a generic user.ltx file and pay sid a visit, look at the back of his...err..shop? Notice the lamp, doesn't cast any light does it? Now use the modded ltx file and check that lamp out. You will see light reflecting off the tiles and customised Groza OC-14 on the bench. If you still can't see what I mean I'll dig up a screenshot.
     
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