Having said this, I must say something about myself:
- As for playing the game, or any FPS that is, I probably suck by the standards of most of you. I'm just not very good at it. I play the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games for the atmosphere, not to test or improve my skills. And this is where modding the game comes in
- As for modding the game, I'm in the stage of learning what I can achieve by modifying the .ltx and texture files. My current project is to give a much bigger role to artifacts, adding a bunch of them and giving all of them much greater power. Also, I just managed to decompile the all.spawn (although there were some, apparently trivial, errors) but I will keep that for later.
I played and enjoyed the other two S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games too, and will at one point dig them up as well, but the first one I played was CoP. and that is still what I consider the game. I actually was working on a mod project to include the artifacts for SoC and CS into CoP, but sofar I haven't found my files; I might try that later.
Btw I found this forum via the signature of Bangalore on the GSC Stalker forum, where I made a few posts under the name 'Chernobog'.
Anyway, it's nice to see there still are people interested in this game!