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Author: Trojanuch

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S.W.O. (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. WEATHER OVERHAULED) v3.0
Modification for 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' by GSC Game World

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General informations:
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Current version: 3.0
Last updated: 15.02.2009
Tested on Stalker SHOC: 1.0004, 1.0005 (all language versions)

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Team:
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- testing, promo, addons
nandersen - main coding, testing
mr. fussion - coding, feedback
trojanuch - weather tweaking, sky retexturing, desing

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Features:
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- dynamic weather system, composed of 7 unique 24h cycles

- fully implemented sun (and moon) flares

- almost all sky textures from SHOC, CS and StalkerSkies pack used. All of them hand-reedited

- smart dynamic scheme creating random yet realistic weather condition chains

- as always: sunrise and sunset timezone synchronization and semi-real, east-west sun arch

- overall improvement in visual quality

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3rd party additions:
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- StalkerSkies by Combragol
- sky textures from Stalker: Clear Sky by GSC team
- thunderbolt sounds by Darius6 and Hectrol
- Sky4CE SkyGraphics Mod v1.81 by Sky4CE
- Nuclear Spring v1.0 by SoundPath
- mutant retextures by Domestos
- Ambient Audio Overhaul by {imperialreing}
- sunset sunflare texture by Dezowave team
- hi-res moon texture by AMK-mod team (used as a basis for new moon texture)
- HQ sun texture by Argus (used as a basis for new sun texture)
- time speedup script by Nandersen
- Smart Mod Manager by DonReba

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Thanks:
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- All the ppl who gave me feedback on previous versions of this mod - especially DC, Decane, derBaron, emace, Eric the fish, Gnomus, Groundhog, miraclefreak, powerslave, silverpower and yellow_helicopter (and every other contributors that I didn't mention)
- Also I would like to thank ppl who uploaded my mod to various places and decided to host my mod. Credits for this goes to: Hoogim, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.(StalkerFiles), @LPKorn3324 (stalker.funday.pl)

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Smart Mod Manager installation:
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General info:

- if you see a square (checkbox) next to a component - this is a 'main' component

- if you see a circle next to a component - this is a 'patch'to a 'main' component - you can use it to customize the 'main' part. You don't have install any 'patches' for any components (just select 'no patch' - you'll have default settings in this case). Exeption: Proper Env Addon plugin for Core has to be installed if you intend to use one of the Envirnomental Addon presets.

- 'OPTIONAL' phrase means that a certain point of procedure can be bypassed

Installation procedure:

0. Unpack the package

0a. OPTIONAL: Install SMM from [#extras] folder (if you don't have it installed yet)

0b. OPTIONAL: Manually customize the CORE part (detailed info in [#1_SWO_v3.0_CORE] folder)

1. Open up SMM, choose 'Install' (top-left corner)

2. Choose 'Install a mod from folder' and select [SWO_v3.0] folder that you have unpacked. After a sec the list of contents should appear

3. Check the box for: 'SWO v3.0 Core'

3a. OPTIONAL: Choose one of the Core 'patches' - if you intend to use one fo the Envirnomantal Addon presets

4. OPTIONAL: Check / uncheck the box for one of the 'SWO v3.0 Envirnomental Addon' presets. ALWAYS ISTALL ONLY ONE ENV ADDON!!! UNCHECK THE BOXES OF TWO PRESETS THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO USE!!!

4a. OPTIONAL: Choose one of the Env Addon patches to customize it

5. OPTIONAL: Check / uncheck the box for 'SWO v3.0 Texture Addon'

6. OPTIONAL: Check / uncheck the box for 'SWO v3.0 Sky4CE Shaders v1.81'

6a. OPTIONAL: Choose one of the Sky4CE patches to customize it

7. OPTIONAL: Check / uncheck the boxes of various 'SWO v3.0 Extras'

8. Press OK and wait untill the installation finishes. Now you should have all components you have chosen shown in your main SMM window. The patches you have chosen are listed under 'version' column of 'Details View'.

9. Go to the folder [#4_SWO_v3.0_USER.LTX_Presets] of the unpacked folder, check out the readme.txt in there and install the user.ltx preset of your choice according to the instructions

Uninstallation and customization:

1. You can uninstall and reinstall any of the components

2. If you want to change the preset of the component - first unistall it, than use 'Install a mod from folder' again and select different 'patch' for the same component

3. To completly get rid of the whole mod - just unistall all components in SMM

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Manual installation:
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1. Unpack the package.

2. Go throu all folder's beggining with numbers (from #1 to #5) and check readme's in there for content description and installation instructions.

3. OPTIONAL: Check out [#extras] folder and install content of you choice

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Technical notification:
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Compatibility with other mods:

- This mod should be compatible with any other mod that does not tweak the weather at all (ex. Faiakes MOD, Redux, Faction Wars) - simply install S.W.O. as on 'pure Stalker.
- If the mod has it's own weather system or features blowouts - manual merging is required.

Game Performance:

- The mod can and propably will decrease you game performance.
- if you experience too much slodown - pls decrease the in-game ADVANCED graphics bars to improve FPS. HOWEVER AVOID USING IN-GAME BASIC PRESET SWITCHES (LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH ETC.)!!!

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Mod threads:
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Pls look for SWO threads at:

[ENG]

http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums〈=en&offset=-120
http://forums.filefront.com/s-t-l-k-e-r-952/

[PL]

http://stalker.funday.pl/forum/index.php
http://forum.stalker.pl/index.php

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Legal:
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For all cases of modyfying and including this mod please
contact me at: trojan158@poczta.fm

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