CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 18:21:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 18:16:
Crap, it's time to finish the first one.
True that. I actually bought the physical CE of the first one, played a little back at release, then started waiting for patches... and, well, that wait somehow never ended .
I too bought it at release, and still have my physical box and disk. I played it at release, but the first patch was not compatible with existing saves. I was pretty far in and didn't want to start over, so I didn't patch and kept playing. I got to the level right before Prypyat and started crashing and I couldn't get farther. Apparently that was something fixed in the first patch.
I never got around to re-playing it until I decided to make it my October scary game last year.
Pineapple Ferguson wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 19:00:
It's a fantastic game that's well worth playing, but I'd recommend getting the Complete mod. It really fixes everything that was lacking in the base game, from bugs, quality of life improvements, to better graphics and weather effects.
I'd skip Complete for your first game or if you want a vanilla experience. The Complete mod makes too many changes, and makes the game easier. I used Zone Reclamation Project (out of the box it's just bug fixes, but has optional content that you can enable if you want it), STALKER Weather Overhauld, Shaders MAX, Absolute Nature and Absolute Structures Texture Packs, and Photo Realistic Zone 2.
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