Sunday, December 10, 2017

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Last Updated:  December 11, 2017

What this does:
- Fixes an issue where the entire screen was being pushed into the screen
- Fixes skybox, muzzle flash depth, flickering ground textures & haloing issues.
- Adds a convergence preset on the 'Caps Lock' key
- Adds a low convergence preset on the 'Right Mouse Button' (for aiming with iron sights)
- Adds a low depth, high convergence preset on the side mouse button 'Mouse 4'. Use this when aiming with a scope or when using binoculars.

  1. Using Nvidia Inspector, remove "XR_3DA.exe" from the "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl" profile and assign it to the "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky" profile.
  2. Download this ZIP file & extract it into the game directory. (for example: ..\STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl\ )
  3. Run the file "HeliXmodLauncher.bat" in the game directory.  (You will need to keep this window open before you start this game.)
  4. Run the game.
  5. In the Options menu, under the Video tab, set "Renderer" to "Full dynamic lighting".  All other graphics settings can be set to the highest
  6. Click on the "Game" tab and disable "Show crosshair". If you want, you can enable Nvidia Laser Sight crosshair (Default key: Ctrl+F12 )
  7. Click on the "Controls" tab, scroll down to where it says "Zoom" and set the side mouse button "Mouse 4" as the Alternative.
  8. Restart the game for the changes to take effect
  9. When in-game, press the 'Caps Lock' key and adjust the depth and convergence to your liking.
  10. Press 'F7' to save your setting. 

 Additional Notes:
- Keybindings for the above convergence presets can be changed in the dx9settings.ini file.
- To adjust the convergence or depth for the above aiming presets: Hold the button down and simultaneously adjust the depth & convergence to your liking. Before releasing the button, press 'F7' to save your settings.
- Sometimes when transitioning to another area, the fix gets broken. If this happens, press the Right Mouse Button to re-enable the fix.
- Some graphical mods may break this fix. I verified this fix works with:
  • Stalker Complete 2009 v1.4.4
  • Autumn Aurora 2.1
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Oblivion Lost U.L.T.I.M.A.T.E. 
  • Photo Realistic Zone  2.1
  • Zone Reclamation Project 1.07
  • S.W.O. (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Weather Overhauled) v3.1 
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Lost Alpha v1.4002 (DX9)


    1. Oh my GOD... this is so awsome.
      thank you 4everAwake for this fix.
      holidays are coming. i know what i´ll be stalking :D

    2. Brilliant work like usual from you!
      Again huge thanks for all the fixes

    3. Holy sh.. ! Big triple thank you, true warrior

    4. Thank you VERY MUCH!!!

    5. I highly appreciate your great work!

    6. btw, what mod is on screenshots ?

      1. Hi. The first screen shot is with no mods. The second one is with Autumn Aurora.

    7. THANKS 4everAwake, you are amazing !!

    8. Man this is so awsome release. Thanks for making my dream come true !!

      ps. did you manage to install any plugin that gives those awsome sun/godrays call of pribyat has ?
      i have complete mod and weather overhaul and the game lookes super awsome already

    9. Hi 4everAwake and many thanks for the fix.
      I however can not make it work.
      I did everything as in the instructions, but the fix wont load for some reason.
      Clear sky fix is working without problems.
      Any ideas? I am using steam version on win7 64x.

      1. i have GOG version on win7 64x

        did you remember to launch the helixmod launcher ?
        this fix is different from anything i have seen, there is an additional launcher you need to launch before launching the game.

      2. It is stated in the instructions, so I did.

      3. You would be amazed at how often people swear they did all the instructions- and simply did not. In general, it's very hard to provide suggestions when people do not describe things they've already tried and what exactly they see wrong.

        I just tried the game here, and it is working exactly right. Win7 x64, Driver 388.59, GoG version.

        For the GoG version installed from Galaxy, it creates the game with Admin privileges. So the game does not match the HelixMod Launcher. Either make the bin/HelixModLauncher.exe require admin as well, or make the game not require admin.

        Also be certain that Renderer is set to "Full dynamic lighting" and relaunch the game.

        Outside of that, you'll need to give us more info.

      4. Thank you bo3b, it was the admin privileges required.

    10. Can someone with more insite tell how to adjust more intensity into autum Auroras sun shafts ? Can't find the file they are specified.