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Thread: Stalker: Lost Alpha is officially 'frozen' (sounds like a polite way of saying 'dead'

  1. #26
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    The movie, of the game, of the film, of the book.

  2. #27
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: London / London / London
    Hey, Axon1988: Quick question. Does LA play nice with the Steam version of Stalker? Or do I have to get a retail version from somewhere?

  3. #28
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    Registered: Sep 2008
    Location: South Africa
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivian View Post
    Hey, Axon1988: Quick question. Does LA play nice with the Steam version of Stalker? Or do I have to get a retail version from somewhere?
    Well for now it's a completely stand alone game. Not sure what they are going to do for release. But from previous questions as far as I understand it, it works fine with steam.
    As with all stalker mods you'll be adding a gamedata folder and editing some things. So Steam should be okay with that.

  4. #29
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2010
    LOL, really? Nobody has updated this thread since 2012? Wow.

    Well, if you've just stumbled by this thread by accident you should know S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha is out already and has been for about a month. It was released early due to some idiot leaking the first version. Although LA is very playable in it's current form (with patch 1.30013) you should still consider it as early access. Next patch release has been marked down for this week actually so maybe hold fire playing it now for the new patch because save games will not work with it. I already started though and it is amazing, if you're prepared to overlook the bugs.

    So yeah, not frozen anymore - its out and ready to play. Go get it soldier!

    EDIT

    Oh and you don't need SoC to run it, it is standalone , doesn't need Steam...and its free. That's FREE.

  5. #30
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    Registered: Sep 2008
    Location: South Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by soopytwist View Post
    LOL, really? Nobody has updated this thread since 2012? Wow.

    Well, if you've just stumbled by this thread by accident you should know S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha is out already and has been for about a month. It was released early due to some idiot leaking the first version. Although LA is very playable in it's current form (with patch 1.30013) you should still consider it as early access. Next patch release has been marked down for this week actually so maybe hold fire playing it now for the new patch because save games will not work with it. I already started though and it is amazing, if you're prepared to overlook the bugs.

    So yeah, not frozen anymore - its out and ready to play. Go get it soldier!

    EDIT

    Oh and you don't need SoC to run it, it is standalone , doesn't need Steam...and its free. That's FREE.
    I was thinking about updating it. But it's been hell this side with the release.

    Can be downloaded from here: http://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha

    Also it might be worth mentioning that there is a new patch coming out... possibly this week or the next that will require a NEW game. Previous saves will not work with this patch. Makes the game much more stable, and sorts out stupid bugs like door codes getting switched.

  6. #31
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    Registered: Sep 2008
    Location: South Africa
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivian View Post
    Hey - quick question about this mod. I have tried it a few times now, and I have to say that the story is absolutely fucking awful. And awfully implemented. And actually ruins it. Is there anyway to just get rid of all the cutscenes and stuff?
    Holy shit,

    Still alive? Is anyone else still on here?

    Okay so now that hte mod has been out for a while and the NDA I signed is only valid for more specific things I guess I could say some things. Although GSC still have my details on their system and it's all sort of very uncertain now. Back to the mod:

    I never tested the story, that wasn't my job. I only tested map layouts and looked for mistakes within maps. Or things that didn't make sense. It didn't help though as nobody ever took my advice. I doubt you can disable the storyline without major rewriting. Rather try something like Call of Chernobyl then.

  7. #32
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    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: London / London / London
    Arhg, sorry - just moved that post to what looked like a better home for it! Oops. Yeah, it's a pity, there's some great maps and otherwise really stellar work in the mod, but it's unfortunately hitched to some of the worst drivel I've ever sat through. The core concept of the Roadside Picnic was great - we are utterly baffled, physically overwhelmed and philosophically traumatised by what is essentially high tech alien rubbish. This was turned into some kind of semi-retarded crap about the noosphere in the game, but still kinda worked. In this mod it gets replaced with the illuminati and some nob in a big hoody that makes him look like a todd mcfarlane version of a jawa. It's frustrating!

  8. #33
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    Registered: Sep 2008
    Location: South Africa
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivian View Post
    Arhg, sorry - just moved that post to what looked like a better home for it! Oops. Yeah, it's a pity, there's some great maps and otherwise really stellar work in the mod, but it's unfortunately hitched to some of the worst drivel I've ever sat through. The core concept of the Roadside Picnic was great - we are utterly baffled, physically overwhelmed and philosophically traumatised by what is essentially high tech alien rubbish. This was turned into some kind of semi-retarded crap about the noosphere in the game, but still kinda worked. In this mod it gets replaced with the illuminati and some nob in a big hoody that makes him look like a todd mcfarlane version of a jawa. It's frustrating!
    Yeah I know exactly how you feel about it. I'm waiting on the supposed DC version of the mod. I still see weekly updates to the mod through the development channels. But I'm not really part of the team any more. Had to move on. Dez is still hard at work on it. Nothing has stopped him from working on it, it seems. Even that Ukrainian and Russian Conflict seems to only give him more energy.

    They are also working on their own title now. And the pictures I've seen so far looks amazing. Great mapping as always. But I bet you the story will be more shoddy nonsense.

    I feel like there are better alternatives out there. Better things to do now.

  9. #34
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Do i need to install The first Stalker game in order to play this mod? what files do i need to download to play this Lost alpha Mod?

  10. #35
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Pedro, you should really read through this thread for answers. Check the posts 4 and 5 posts above yours, there's a download link there and info on what files are needed.

  11. #36
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Quote Originally Posted by Brethren View Post
    Pedro, you should really read through this thread for answers. Check the posts 4 and 5 posts above yours, there's a download link there and info on what files are needed.
    Thank you Mike, i read all before and that's how i came across the link, my doubt was if the last downloadable content "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha SDK Addon 1" is the right file to install lost alpha mod, and if i need Stalker installed.

  12. #37
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    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Third grave from left.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardia View Post
    Thank you Mike, i read all before and that's how i came across the link, my doubt was if the last downloadable content "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha SDK Addon 1" is the right file to install lost alpha mod, and if i need Stalker installed.
    SDK stands for "Software Development Kit" ... are you a developer?

    AFAIK, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Lost Alpha Patch 1.3003 is the latest. It is a cumulative "patch" and does not need anything to be installed prior. The posts above, that you did "read", seem to agree.

    The game is well worth it (albeit very buggy), as long as you do your best to completely ignore the story-fan-wank-of-absolute-shit.

  13. #38
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Quote Originally Posted by zombe View Post
    SDK stands for "Software Development Kit" ... are you a developer?

    AFAIK, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Lost Alpha Patch 1.3003 is the latest. It is a cumulative "patch" and does not need anything to be installed prior. The posts above, that you did "read", seem to agree.

    The game is well worth it (albeit very buggy), as long as you do your best to completely ignore the story-fan-wank-of-absolute-shit.
    So all i need is to install the patch? and i don't need to install the game Stalker shadows of Chernobyl?

  14. #39
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: London / London / London
    Yo, if you want some friendly advice, I would massively, massively recommend the Old Good Stalker Evolution mod over lost alpha. It retains the original storyline (with a few embellishments) but integrates most of the cut areas, and does it well - all have well-thought-through questlines associated with them, and most are tied sensibly into the main plot. It also does all the expected weapon modding, graphics overhauls, cut mutant additions, new equipment, survival enhancements etc etc etc. The Dead City plotline alone is worth it, up there with anything in any of the vanilla games. It is pretty much the game I wanted to play in 2003, which isn't something I say lightly.

    http://www.moddb.com/mods/old-good-stalker-evolution

  15. #40
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardia View Post
    So all i need is to install the patch? and i don't need to install the game Stalker shadows of Chernobyl?
    No, as stated above, the game is standalone. You don't need to install Shadow of Chernobyl. And the patch will not do any good by itself, it's a patch after all. You need to install parts 1-4 (version 1.3000) from the downloads area. Then, once you have all of that installed, you need to use to patch to get your version up to version 1.3003.

  16. #41
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Vivan, you´re talking of a enhanced version of "shadows of chernobyl" right, but "Lost Alpha" offers new mpas to explore, right?

    Thank you Mike, i think there is a torrent of Lost alpha, probably its better to use it as it contains all parts.

  17. #42
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: London / London / London
    Yeah, kinda. OGSE has got a lot of new maps in it though - the swamp, the dead city, darkscape, generators, all the cut maps, and the originals have been expanded quite a bit. All the new maps are fully populated with stuff to do (unlike LA) and pretty polished. Having tried both, OGSE beats LA hands down.
    Last edited by Vivian; 15th Jul 2016 at 15:58.

  18. #43
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: London / London / London
    There's also a wierd system of hidden teleports and an abandoned underground rail system for fast travel, eventually - you have to explore and fight a lot to earn it though. Honestly, OGSE is really really good. If you like stalker you owe it to yourself to give it a go. LA lost me after a few days of slogging through empty maps.

  19. #44
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2005
    Location: Not Kansas
    I tried playing LA several months ago and had nothing but problems. To say it is 'buggy' is an understatement, imo. I finally just uninstalled and went on to something else. I'm severely disappointed because I was SO looking forward to playing LA.

  20. #45
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: France (Saint-Gobain)
    Thank you Vivian, i will try the mod you mention since it contains new maps to explore, and its always enjoyable to replay Stalker, i have beated all difficult modes so far except the hardest difficult mode which i haven't tried yet. Stalker games were one of the best Videogame experiences i had, somehow the game reminds me places of my country, the atmospheres of the game are very beautiful and deep with a huge help from the desolated soundtrack that is very good, such as the music/ambient sound from the Red florest map. Not even Metro or fallout got me involved in a intense and passionated like Stalker games did, specially "Shadows of Chernobyl"

    Thank you Dia, i think i will avoid playing Lost Alpha mod

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