If you like atmosphere heavy, dark, immersive and original games which require you to use your brain, you must play this game.
Also, the game presentation is absolutely up to the 2020 standards in the terms of visuals and sound.
I can write long posts about how incredible this game is, but you should just believe me, and dive into it.
I can only add, that you should actually read what people are saying to you ingame and use your brain, rest will unfold nicely. If you get really stuck, there is a wiki which will explain everything to you. That will most likely happen when you will try to find Streloks PDA and keys
Here is the description how to make the game run the best way, it may look long and difficult, but its really easy, just follow the instructions in in 30 minutes your game is set up.
To get the best experience, do this:
Download 6 parts of Stalker: Lost Alpha 1.4007 DC
https://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/d ... -dc-1-of-6
https://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/d ... -dc-2-of-6
https://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/d ... -dc-3-of-6
https://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/d ... -dc-4-of-6
https://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/d ... -dc-5-of-6
https://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/d ... -dc-6-of-6
Install the game, but DO A CLEAN INSTALL (UNCHECK ALL MODS WHEN INSTALLING)
Download the compilation pack:
https://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/d ... mpilation1
Install according to the instructions given at the DL page:
-Move LB’s comp gamedata folder into the root dir of where you installed LA DC 1.4007
-Move the folders from the bins archive to your LA DC 1.4007 root dir and overwrite. Make a backup of the whole bin folder if you wish. (check comments for updates to bin files)
-Move the configurator exe to the bins folder and overwrite. Make a backup of the original configurator if you wish
This will basicaly cover all you need.
Run the Configurator.exe and click the mods tab
Grass sprites on levels in high quality v1.61 (cementov)
Russian Voice Acting v1.00 (lost alpha official)
Updated Swamp v1.00 (lost alpha official)
One last mod you need is made by me
https://www.moddb.com/mods/lost-alpha/a ... ost-alpha1
Get it here, read the instalation notes there, its simple:
Installation of Clean HUD:
- download and unzip the file
- place the file in the folder you created inside your LA:DC installation, for example: "C:\Lost Alpha\gamedata\textures\ui" so the file ends up directly in the "ui" folder.
- in Options/Game you must set the interface to "new style"
Now you need to set up the graphics, run the configurator.exe
If you have gtx 970 and better (like me) I reccomend these settings:
Click presets, select Extreme, than:
- Render DX11
- Frequency 60hz disable
- Rest of the options enable
- Resolution - use downsampling, I use the resolution 2560x1600 for my 16:10 1920x1200 monitor
Bloom style - default
Helmet shading - enable
Motion blur - disable
Enviroment DOF - enable
DOF - enable
Sun flares - disable
Flashlight - enable
Helmet rain drops - enable
Helmet flares - enable
Build gloss style - disable
keep the default presets
inverse kinematics - enable
MSAA - off
Water reflections - enable
Water range - max
MSAA for transparent objects - off
FXAA - disabled
Tesselation - optimal
AO QUality - medium
Ambient oclussion - HBAO (for nVidia, for AMD try SSAO/HDAO)
Soft water - enabled
Soft Particles - enabled
Tesselation - enable
Detailed surfaces - enabled
Steep paralax - enabled
Sun light quality - high
Sun rays - medium
Sun as a light source - enabled
Lighting distance - max
Shadows - High (2,5k)
Grass distance/density - keep default
Wet surfaces - enabled
Wet surfaces radius - max
Difficulty - novice (game is hard, unless you are VERY skilled, play at this difficulty)
Language - english (this will enable english texts, but russian voice overs, way to go)
Camera FOV - 70
HUD FOV - 0,45
Once set up, click launch the game in the configurator. Once you have some saves, the next time just click Launch the game from last save..
PS: there might appear a msg telling you the config was reset, just ignore that, it works as is should and its all saved and set up properly.
Thats it, have fun for many many hours, enjoy the immersion, excellent gameplay and audio visual presentation. This is as good as it gets
PS: Dont install any additional mods, do not mess with the setting beyond what is written here. If you want even better graphics and you have the card to run that, increase the resolution or enable the MSAA/MSAA for transparent objects.
If you need any help, just ask here...