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Is playing Clear Skies and Call of Pripyat for the first time better modded or unmodded?

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Is playing Clear Skies and Call of Pripyat for the first time better modded or unmodded?

I would definitely use Real Weapon Names and Atmosfear for both of them.  Neither mod changes game balance in any measurable way, but both make the experience more immersive.



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Is playing Clear Skies and Call of Pripyat for the first time better modded or unmodded?

Yeah, some light modding is required for those games.



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For Shadow of Chernobyl, you should at least install the ZRP (Zone Reclamation Project) - it's the giant conglomeration of bugfixes and minor features and changes that the Stalker Complete mod based itself on and (rather unrightfully) gained a lot of popularity for, except Stalker Complete is super outdated at this point. For Clear Sky, I don't really like Clear Sky and can't really comment.


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@Call of Chernobyl: I tried that for about 10 minutes before uninstalling. My idea of a decent S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mod was not to make the game into one giant warzone, which is what it felt like immediately after starting, with attack helicopters flying around and giant battles occurring seemingly at all times. Did not like.



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Is playing Clear Skies and Call of Pripyat for the first time better modded or unmodded?

 

If you're going for Clear Sky you really need to find some bugfix mods at the very least, that games faction wars always snafu'd my game. Every other time I tried to enter a new area it wrecked something for me. I haven't played Clear Sky in ages though and I can't remember any of the mod names.

 

@Call of Chernobyl: I tried that for about 10 minutes before uninstalling. My idea of a decent S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mod was not to make the game into one giant warzone, which is what it felt like immediately after starting, with attack helicopters flying around and giant battles occurring seemingly at all times. Did not like.

 

I've been playing it for an hour or three so far, and I'm having a blast. I haven't really seen any really warzone'esque behaviour yet, but there are alot of bandits. I had to fight my way through a checkpoint to get from the Bar to the junkyard to hit a bandit camp there, was a blast even though I was outgunned and outnumbered. Granted I had had a couple of glasses of rum by then wich might have influenced me. ^^'

 

I guess you had bad luck with random spawn perhaps?

 

The one thing I haven't really liked so far is how barebones the storymode is, you get two missions when you wake up and that is it. I'd have liked something more really, even though I know what is up with those quests.

 

Edit; Also, the Heli's can be disabled in the options menu.


Edited by Azdeus, 23 March 2017 - 03:21 AM.


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Brian Fargo calling it a day after Wasteland 3.

http://www.eurogamer...steland-3-ships

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Interesting analysis of a little gem from Ice-Pick Lodge:

 

 

It's a game that has a special place in my heart for the reason that playing it helped me kick a bout of depression from a creative rut. Hope you guys enjoy!


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Brian Fargo calling it a day after Wasteland 3.

http://www.eurogamer...steland-3-ships

He's definitely put in his time in the video game business.  Can't blame a guy for wanting to relax and enjoy his life.  I'd retire right now, if I could afford to, and I'm significantly younger than Brian Fargo.


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Brian Fargo calling it a day after Wasteland 3.

http://www.eurogamer...steland-3-ships

He's definitely put in his time in the video game business.  Can't blame a guy for wanting to relax and enjoy his life.  I'd retire right now, if I could afford to, and I'm significantly younger than Brian Fargo.

 

 

He mentioned that he started back when Ken and Roberta Williams were running Sierra, and it reminded me that they basically sail around the world on a sweet yacht and enjoy retirement. I hope I am so lucky some day (although I want a sweet RV, not a yacht.) 



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Planescape: Torment supposedly enhanced edition being hinted at by Beamdog? Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.



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Hey folks, not sure if people here had the game on their radar, but Battle Brothers got a full release last evening. It's a fun sandbox with RPG elements, but mostly trying to stay alive as a wandering band of Mercenaries.

 

A bit RNG heavy, but with enough tools to help you. Some high difficulty tasks with higher rewards, you'll need to accept that you'll lose some of your vets and equipment.

 

http://battlebrothersgame.com/

 

I fully recommend this to any TB Combat lover. It's definitely worth its money.


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He mentioned that he started back when Ken and Roberta Williams were running Sierra, and it reminded me that they basically sail around the world on a sweet yacht and enjoy retirement. I hope I am so lucky some day (although I want a sweet RV, not a yacht.)

 
Amphibious RV, 'nuff said.
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StarCraft remaster unveiled, and original SD version becomes free-as-in-beer.


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Planescape: Torment supposedly enhanced edition being hinted at by Beamdog? Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

 

Oh dear... leave Torment alone, leave it alone! They failed with their BG"3" and now they are going fater an another Black Isle classic? Damn hacks.


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Brian Fargo calling it a day after Wasteland 3.

http://www.eurogamer...steland-3-ships

He's definitely put in his time in the video game business.  Can't blame a guy for wanting to relax and enjoy his life.  I'd retire right now, if I could afford to, and I'm significantly younger than Brian Fargo.

 

 

I'd retire immediately if I had the money to do so and I'm 30 years younger than Fargo. But then again I'm not creating anything else except tears and misery.


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Oh dear... leave Torment alone, leave it alone! They failed with their BG"3" and now they are going fater an another Black Isle classic? Damn hacks.

Meh, Planescape'll remain what it's always been, more people will just be able to play it. And perhaps they'll have the good sense to make reading text in that game a wee bit easier. They probably won't. Eh, one can always hope.

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Oh dear... leave Torment alone, leave it alone! They failed with their BG"3" and now they are going fater an another Black Isle classic? Damn hacks.

Meh, Planescape'll remain what it's always been, more people will just be able to play it. And perhaps they'll have the good sense to make reading text in that game a wee bit easier. They probably won't. Eh, one can always hope.

Yep. Quite so. Really getting tired of the "I don't want/like it, so nobody else should have it" attitude of some people. Beamdog is doing awesome work, and I'll keep giving them lots of my money.



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Beamdog is doing awesome work

I wouldn't go that far, but yeah, if nothing else, Beamdog has made sure that new people to the games can enjoy them with a bunch of changes for modern audience while not touching the originals, so everybody wins in the end.






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