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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: LOST ALPHA Initial Release v1.3000 (27th April 2014.)







You do not need STALKER : SOC to run STALKER LOST ALPHA. It is a standalone game release. Download all 4 parts of the installer archive, unpack them, then run setup.exe and follow the instructions. Enjoy and PLEASE THANK THE HARD WORKING DEVELOPERS!


Anyone who uses 32bit operating system should remove the msvcp120.dll, msvcp120d.dll and msvcr120.dll from the game's bins directory. That will solve many problems. Also before game start, you can delete the user.ltx too and let the game create a new one based on your system specs.


Also you should disable actor legs in the options menu, as soon as you can, because it causes 3 issues:

  1. missing walking sounds
  2. crash with missing bone
  3. crash when fighting rats

Thanks for your understanding and support!

Application Details:

Version: 1.30000
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.dezowave.com/
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.26

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download S.T.A.L.K.E.R._LOST_ALPHA_v1.3000_setup.part1.rar Free Download S.T.A.L.K.E.R._LOST_ALPHA_v1.3000_setup.part2.rar Free Download S.T.A.L.K.E.R._LOST_ALPHA_v1.3000_setup.part3.rar Free Download S.T.A.L.K.E.R._LOST_ALPHA_v1.3000_setup.part4.rar

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Main game installer
  • Other 3rd party installers
  • Full Dynamic Lighting (DirectX 9.0c)
  • OpenAL Audio
  • Cutscene Videos

What does not

  • Installer for Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 (cabextract used for necessary dynamic link files: msvcp120.dll , msvcr120.dll)
  • DirectX 10 (supported by hardware but not by Wine)

Workarounds

What was not tested

  • Extended gameplay

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

System: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5650 (6 core HT) @ @4Ghz 24Gb DDR3 Corsair Dominator RAM Kernel: 3.13.3-pf gcc (Gentoo 4.9.1 p1.0, pie-0.6.0) 4.9.1 Wine: wine-1.7.26-10-g636dc01 (git build) Nvidia Driver Version 340.32 Game FPS is very low (even on MEDIUM detail settings). This also appears to be a complaint by users running the game under Windows. I set the main slider to High Performance in my Nvidia Settings gui.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 08 20141.7.26No, but has workaround Yes GoldRob 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Extract Main Game Installer Archive

To extract the initial release 4-part rar archive - it is recommended to use the native 7zip utility as follows. Fill in "▉▉▉▉" paths as required for your system. 

# STALKER_ARCHIVE_PATH : folder with 4 part .rar archives for S.T.A.L.K.E.R._LOST_ALPHA_v1.3000_setup
# SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH : path to create installer directory for S.T.A.L.K.E.R._LOST_ALPHA_v1.3000_setup
# WINEPREFIX : standard Wine environment variable
export WINEPREFIX="▉▉▉▉"
export WINEARCH=win64
export SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH="▉▉▉▉"
export SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH="${SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH%/}"
export STALKER_ARCHIVE_PATH="▉▉▉▉"
export STALKER_ARCHIVE_PATH="${STALKER_ARCHIVE_PATH%/}"
# fixed relative paths
export setup_folder="S.T.A.L.K.E.R._LOST_ALPHA_v1.3000_setup"
cd "${SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH}"
7z x "${STALKER_ARCHIVE_PATH}/${setup_folder}.part1.rar"
cd "${SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH}/${setup_folder}"

Tested with Wine Staging 2.7.

Install Main Game (only)

Install the main game only. Note: the third party installers are left intact - these will execute correctly with more recent versions of Wine (in both 32-bit and 64-bit WINEPREFIX's).

Fill in "▉▉▉▉" paths as required for your system.

# SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH : path to create installer directory for S.T.A.L.K.E.R._LOST_ALPHA_v1.3000_setup
# WINEPREFIX : standard Wine environment variable
export WINEPREFIX="▉▉▉▉"
export WINEARCH=win64
export SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH="▉▉▉▉"
export SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH="${SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH%/}"
# fixed paths
export setup_folder="S.T.A.L.K.E.R._LOST_ALPHA_v1.3000_setup"
cd "${SETUP_DESTINATION_PATH}/${setup_folder}"
# run main installer
wine "setup.exe"
# setup necessary DirectX 9.0c dll overrides
winetricks d3dx9

Tested with Wine Staging 2.7.

Audio Quality Fix

The bundled 32-bit Creative Labs OpenAL library - that S.T.A.L.K.E.R Lost Alpha installs is completely unmaintained. This library tends to gives ambient audio that sounds like you are underwater!! This problem is not just an issue when using Wine - poor quality sound reproduction is an issue when using native Windows as well.

The fix is to go the OpenAL Soft website and download the latest OpenAL Soft zip archive.

Then follow these instructions to set this new library up:

# WINEPREFIX : standard Wine environment variable
export WINEPREFIX="▉▉▉▉"
# Get OpenAL Soft archive (latest version) - from http://kcat.strangesoft.net/openal.html
# Download this to: "${HOME}/Downloads"
cd "${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c"
cp ~/Downloads/openal-soft-*-bin.zip .
unzip openal-soft-*-bin.zip
# Overwrite bundled all Creative Labs OpenAL libraries with OpenAL Soft libraries
export openal_binary="$(find "${WINEPREFIX}" -type f -iregex '.*\/openal-soft.*\/bin\/Win32\/soft_oal.dll')" 
find "${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c"  -type f -iname "OpenAL32.dll" -print0 | xargs -0 -I file cp "${openal_binary}" file
# Tune OpenAL Soft settings for your system - using bundled Qt4 GUI application
export alsoft_config_utility="$(find "${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/" -type f -iregex '.*\/openal-soft.*\/alsoft-config\/alsoft-config.exe')"
wine start "$(winepath -w "${alsoft_config_utility}")"

Fill in "▉▉▉▉" paths as required for your system.

Launching the Game

Either use:

# WINEPREFIX : standard Wine environment variable
export WINEPREFIX="▉▉▉▉"
wine start 'C:\Program Files (x86)\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha\bins\XR_3DA.exe'

or:

# WINEPREFIX : standard Wine environment variable
export WINEPREFIX="▉▉▉▉"
cd "${WINEPREFIX}/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha"
wine bins/XR_3DA.exe

These instructions are intended for use with a 64-bit WINEPREFIX.

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