SagerSTALK Balance Mod Version b2.2.3:
The purpose of these changes are to better balance the game, without making it more difficult. The game should feel more realistic in someways (such as weapon damages) and more rewarding in others (for example, once an area is cleared, it will stay cleared for awhile).
*READ THIS PLEASE*
If you have other mods installed that you do not want to use anymore, please delete your gamedata folder before installing SagerSTALK. If you have other mods installed, and they don't add audio files, please delete gamedata | sounds if it exists to get rid of .ogg audio files from previous mods that would override default audio and cause problems.
Unzip SagerSTALK to your game directory. You should see a path like, "C: | Program Files | THQ | S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl | gamedata" for the mod, with component directories underneath.
Next, open fsgame.ltx with Notepad, and change the game dataline to read exactly as I have below:
$game_data$ = true| true| $fs_root$| gamedata
IF YOU PLAY STALKER IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH:
After installing SagerSTALK, open the LANGUAGES folder. Open the folder for your language. You will see a gamedata folder inside. Copy that gamedata folder into your stalker folder (writing over files when necessary).
*Some translations are incomplete. They can be finished with your help. Visit a SagerSTALK forum thread for details.*
IF YOU PLAY WITH A WIDESCREEN RESOLUTION:
After installing SagerSTALK, open the WIDESCREEN folder. You will see a gamedata folder inside. Copy that gamedata folder into your stalker folder (writing over files when necessary).
don't forget to buy an anomaly detector
To uninstall, do NOT just delete your gamedata folder. You Must Not Delete gamedata | config | misc | task_manager.ltx otherwise your savegame files may not work
Detailed Description: The 10 day quest mod included modifies a file: gamedata | config | misc | task_manager.ltx
This file will bind itself to your save games. This is due to the way it fixes broken quests and changes deadlines for quests. This means that you should not delete this file, otherwise your savegame will not work. It MAY be possible to remove this file if you don't hae any active timed quests, but this has not been tested. I firmly believe that this is the best quest mod available and it will remain in SagerSTALK.
If you switch to another mod that changes task_manager.ltx, the changes should be merged using WinMerge.