Series Enhancement Project 1.76
by Tore Andersen
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Legendary Ukrainian first person shooter series from 2007, 2008 and 2009, brought back to life with updated visuals and effects. The S.E.P. project focus on graphical improvements, while keeping true to the original style of the game. This includes new HD textures for all games, custom ReShades for Clear Sky & Call of Pripyat, and a custom ENB render for Shadow of Chernobyl, the first and most interesting game.
1: Brief Info about the STALKER Enhancement Project
2: Select which game to enhance
4: Game information and "reality vs. game" screenshots
1: Brief Project Info
The STALKER Enhancement Project (SEP), is a small guide on how to improve the visuals & effects of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, together with some game-play tweaks and improvements. Paul Dolgov has put together 3 very comprehensive mod packages called "Complete-Mods", which feature both his own work, and some community based content. This project builds upon his work. Each complete-mod include several enhancements and changes, which are listed under each game. The STALKER Enhancement Project adds a custom ENB render with greatly improved lighting for Shadows of Chernobyl. This will enable AA and full dynamic lighting at the same time, plus introduce a much better DoF effect. Clear Sky & Call of Pripyat already have AA and full dynamic lighting at the same time. For those I made custom ReShades for better colors/lighting and to improve image clarity. Besides improving the original 3 STALKER games, the project also has new HD textures and custom ReShades for 3 new stand-along mods.
2: Select Game
Shadow of Chernobyl Clear Sky Call of Pripyat .
The following 3 mods are stand-alone. They will be installed in separate folders outside of the STALKER game folders, and they will work as 3 individual games. They won't interfere with the original games at all, but they do need them to be installed, or the mods won't launch.
Lost Alpha (Stand-Alone Mod) Call of Chernobyl (Stand-Alone Mod) Last Day (Stand-Alone Mod)
3: S.E.P. Shadow of Chernobyl Screenshots
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4: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Game Info:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a first person shooter game series from the Ukrainian developer team GSC Game World, published by THQ. The game takes place in a "near future" version of the famous Ukrainian exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Another nuclear disaster has happened, which has caused strange changes in the area. The player assumes the identity of a "Stalker" with amnesia. An illegal explorer and artifact scavenger of "The Zone", who was found by a black market trader near a car crash. The Stalker has a strange mark, and a memory of the name Strelok. The game is non-linear, and features a semi open world with lots of different directions and plots. What makes the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series exceptionally interesting, is that the world is a 3D photo realistic version of the real landscapes and buildings surrounding Chernobyl. The real-world exclusion zone has been completely abandoned since the 80's after the reactor meltdown, and many stories of mutated animals and strange things have surfaced. The games take you to these real high risk areas, with a capturing atmosphere of exploring something dangerous. The real life myths and stories makes you wander what to expect, and adds a hint of mystic to the mix. The series is very well made and definitely still worth playing despite age, especially with the Complete-Mods updates and additions.