S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha
|Windows||April 26, 2014|
|Themes||Eastern Europe, Post-apocalyptic|
|S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl||2007|
|S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky||2008|
|S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat||2009|
|S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha (Unofficial)||2014|
|S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl||2023|
- Fan game that tries to recreate the original design and atmosphere of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl as seen early in development.
- Does not require any of the official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games installed.
|Official website||Free download.|
- Standalone install and new game start needed.
- The latest official patch v1.4007 titled Director's Cut is available at Moddb.com.
Skip intro videos
Start game with
Configuration file(s) location
Save game data location
|4K Ultra HD|
|Field of view (FOV)||Open console and type
|Borderless fullscreen windowed||Disable fullscreen and set the game's resolution to the same value you use for your screen.|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)|
|Anti-aliasing (AA)||MSAA. Available only for DX10 and DX11 renderers. Broken in 1.3000.|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)||It is recommended to force Vsync through the GPU control panel.|
|60 FPS and 120+ FPS|
|Keyboard and mouse||State||Notes|
|Remapping||Binding anything to F5 or to any key already being used will crash the game on load.|
|Mouse input in menus|
|Mouse Y-axis inversion|
|Separate volume controls|
|Surround sound||1.3002 onwards only supports non-OpenAL software driver (described in menu as DirectSound), though OpenAL32.dll is still being used, and can be replaced with Win32 OpenAL Soft library, to enhance positioning (Rapture3D 2.7.4 no longer works like in SoC, returning error). Copied dsound.dll to the game directory has priority over OpenAL library, so don't forget to delete dsound.dll if you wan't to use OpenAL (1.4005).|
|Mute on focus lost|
|Royalty free audio|
|French||Fan translation, download.|
|Polish||Fan translation, download.|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Fan translation, download.|
Unable to save, load or make screenshots
|Install in non-default location|
Install the game outside Program Files.
|Run as Administrator|
Missing footstep sounds
- This bug can also cause game crashes.
|Disable first person body awareness|
Various problems on 32bit systems
|Delete files|
Low FPS troubleshooting
|Game settings tips for preserving the best graphics and performance|
Max out and turn on all settings, and to improve FPS, set sliders and options as following (ready config):
In the second place:
Disable for 1 FPS gain on each (from 23 FPS):
|Use compatibility mode of Windows Vista SP2 or XP SP3|
Double FPS boost in certain, rather more rare areas with ~>99% GPU usage, and is visible after >1 minute after loading save (e.g. Monolith base. Before and after saves - also settings testing place)
"Can't open video stream" crash
|Install Xvid|
- Preset contains bigger color saturation, contrast, more lightning effects, slight DOF on horizon elements and a vignette in the game.
- Download it here, version with effects included here.
- Tries to make the game look realistic by adding SSAO, SSIL, Bloom, SMAA, sharpening and color corrections.
|Operating system (OS)||XP||7, 8. 10|
|Processor (CPU)||2 GHz||Intel Core i5, i7 3.5 GHz
AMD equivalent 3.5 GHz
|System memory (RAM)||2 GB||8 GB|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||20 GB|
|Video card (GPU)|| Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT |
ATI/AMD Radeon HD3000 series
|Nvidia GeForce GT700 series
ATI/AMD Radeon HD7000 series