S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha is a stand-alone mod, which means it doesn't modify anything, it is a complete separate game. However, it does require an original version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl to be installed, or Lost Alpha will not start.
* S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl.
* About 18GB of free HDD space.
1: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha v1.3000 (LINK)
*Download "S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - LOST ALPHA v1.3000 - Part 1" and Part 2,3, & 4.
Unpack to a temporary location, then run "setup.exe" and install.
2: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha v1.3003 Patch (LINK)
*Download "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha v1.3003 Patch".
Unpack to a temporary location, then run "STALKER_LostAlpha_Patch_v1.3003.exe" and install.
3: SEP-LA-ReShade (DOWNLOAD)
Download and unpack to the game folder.
*Note for Windows 10 "Creators update" users:
The Windows 10 Creators update introduced a wide variety of problems for games, especially when using custom renders like ENB or ReShade. Fortunately this can be fixed in two simple steps (LINK)
*See number 4: Fixing the Creators "update"
If this doesn't work on your OS, try downloading the ReShade core files from here (LINK)
After installation, delete everything but the dll file, then copy everything but the dll file from SEP-LA-ReShade, so you get the right settings, but keep the dll from the official ReShade installation.
If this doesn't work either, then there is still something in the Windows 10 Creators Update that blocks the custom dll. If you are unable to fix it, you will have to uninstall the ReShade and play without.
4: Start S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
Before starting a new game, make sure all settings are at maximum.
*I strongly recommend turning motion blur off.
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