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             S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl
    
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    Date: 25th March 2007	
    
    Email address: jannis1001 (at) hotmail (dot) com
    
    This FAQ is based upon the unpatched version 1.00, if there are any changes 
    made in the patch then please inform me about it since I prefer to play the
    unpatched version, mainly because of the anoying durability change of the 
    armors so that they are very easily destroyed now.
    
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    =================================Version History=============================
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    	V1.00 
    It started March, 24, 07. I saw that there was no FAQ and so I decided,
    hey, why not give it a try. So the first version of it was created. I 
    approximately spent 3 hours on it but I know that I'm still missing things.
    
    	V1.10
    March, 25, 07. 
    Added the Kolobok and Night Star Artifact. Also added the
    Vintar BC and the GP37 to the Weapon list.
    Added a New section called Endings, added 4 of the possible 6 (?) endings.
    Might also be seven endings. Hope I will get feedback from other users when
    my FAQ gets released.
    
    	V1.20
    March, 28, 07. 
    Added the stats for the exosuit and the location of where
    it can be found. Thanks UnderLord@darkuniverse.net for the Stats
    and thanks Hoo Kim for the Location of it. Also added the Location where the 
    Stalker suit can be found early in the game.
    Thanks Jon B.
    Jon B also pointed out where the Exo Suit might be found.
    Allowed Cheatcc.com to also host my FAQ.
    
    	V1.25
    March, 28, 07. 
    Added Stone Flower, Irchin, Slime, Thorn, Crystal Thorn,
    Fireball, Meat Chunk, Sparkler, Slug, Pellicle, Jellyfish, Wrenched,
    Gravi, Stone Blood, Droplets, to the artifact section.
    Thanks to james.rutan@adelphia.net for these.
    Allowed www.supercheats.com to host my FAQ.
    
    	V1.30
    March, 28, 07.
    Added again more stuff. I totally forgot to add the Meat Chunk artifact 
    to the list ^^. Thanks J. Schwarz for the info where the Freedom Trader 
    is. Also thanks for a list of the pistols in the game (without statistics
    though) ;)
    
    	V1.50
    March, 28, 07.
    
    MAJOR UPDATE.
    Finished the weapon list.
    Finished the artifact list.
    
    Allowed MyCheats.com to host this FAQ,
    there are still problems with the format there though. ^^;
    
    
    	v1.55
    March, 29, 07.
    Added two new endings. Thanks Michael J. Schwarz 
    Added a location where the SSP-99 Ecologist suit can be found. 
    Thanks Ramiro Brazuna 
    Thanks Randal Barnot and William Nemeth for saying where the Crows 
    actually are.. I'm a bit ashamed that i didn't looked up and saw 
    them myself. Added the information of where the SEVA suit can be found,
    I actually thought i did that already. Thanks Mojo B. Fantastic 
    Added a FAQ Section.
    Kwik Shot pointed out that Duty has it's own special trader. Thanks 
    for the info. Kwik Shot also mailed me two special handguns and the 
    stats for them.
    Allowed Neoseeker.com to host this FAQ.
    Thanks to Derblaue for providing the info about several costum weapons.
    
    
    	v1.60
    March, 30, 07
    Thanks to Daniel Lynds for correcting a minor typo ^^; Well, as I said,
    English is not my main language.
    Kwik Shot sent an update on his submitted special weapons and pointed 
    out a new armor (PSZ-9Md Universal Protection)
    Gordon Bennett remembered me about the bleeding artifact bug. Thanks 
    for doing that.
    Venato Caine for mailing me another special gun and the location of it.
    Thanks again to derblau for providing info about special weapons and for
    the info about some armors.
    Added a question the Q&A section.
    Wow, nearly 16K clicks on gamefaqs.com :) I'm impressed
    
    	v1.65
    March, 31, 07
    Ilsung Sato send me the stats of the monolith suit and the location of 
    where it can be found.
    
    
    	v1.70
    April, 1, 07
    Allowed Cheatchannel.com and Cheatbook.de to host my FAQ.
    Added a Note to the Location of the Stalker/merc suit which can be found 
    at the beginning of the game.
    Greg Irwin send me some Historical Info about real stalkers 
    (I didn't know that they really existed so thanks for it)
    jaymz 'bishop' heilbronn send me the price of the EXo suit
    Ninguable Oftheseveneyes send me the location of the fast shooting AKm 74/2
    
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    |Yay! First april, hope none sends me false info about something ;) |
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    	v1.75
    April, 3, 07
    Got the info about the location of the 'Thunder 5.14' 
    (as Anticitizen 101 called it) from Anticitizen 101 
    Added a new ending, making it a total of 7 endings (thanks Ray Barker)
    Corrected a minor typo where I wrote Vulletproof Cap instead of Bulletproof 
    Cap, seems my fingers were faster than my mind ^^
    Added a new Q&A.
    Allowed Gamerstemple.com to host my FAQ
    
    
    	v1.80
    April, 5, 07
    Changed a question and the answer in the section Frequently asked questions 
    a bit.
    Added a new Q&A to the FAQ section of the faq.
    Added an info part about some special weapons and where they can be found.
    Also added three new Armors.
    Put the bulldog intot he heavy weapon section.
    More explaining of what Stalkers are.
    Correct a few Typos that I made in the previous Update. ^^;
    Got the stats of the Thunder (Not Tunder as it was previously spelled by me)
    
    	v1.85
    April, 8, 07
    Anticitizen101 send me a pic of the Tunder (That is now definietly right!) 
    and where he got it.
    Kwik shot send me the stats of the Bandit jacket. Just what would I do 
    without him? ^^
    Dusty Cole send me an alternate location fo the Vintar BC.
    And Anticitizen 101 strikes again, he send me the location of the Storming 
    Obokan.
    Derek Lafontaine send me the location of an armor and an alternate spot 
    where the Vintar BC can be found.
    JOn love send me the corrected stats of the bandit armor ^^;
    Jon Wray corrected a minor typo.
    Allowed www.ggmania.com to host my FAQ.
    
    	v1.90
    April, 10, 07
    Some more information about an alternate Location of the Stalker suit in 
    Streloks hideout.(V1.0001) 
    Anticitizen101 send me info about the Storming Obokan and a special AKM 47/2U
    Three more armors and one more question added.
    Added one more question about vehicles in the game.
    Added an easteregg to the Tip section.
    
    	v1.95
    April, 11, 07
    Added the location of the silenced AKM 47/2U
    Added onre more Location where the Tunder can be found.
    Added one more easteregg in the tips section.
    Added a new section, however I didn't listed it up as one in the Index, 
    which is about me so that people know a bit about me. I do that because some 
    people wondered where I come from and such. 
    Added a small guide on how to install Mods and what mods are out there.
    Added an alternate way on how to get rid of the sniper in Freedom Base.
    More info about the insane Stalker (easteregg)
    Found a good site with dozens of mods.
    Allowed cheathappens.com to host the FAQ.
    
    	v1.97
    April, 19, 07
    Took some time until I got myself to update the FAQ again. Life was quite
    busy, oh well, here is the stuff that has been updated.
    
    A new Stalker Mission.
    Correction about an easteregg which was none actually (The insane guy)
    More info about the SEVA suit and where it is Located. The info is in the 
    Q&A section.
    trainerscity.com now is allowed to host my FAQ.
    
    	v1.98
    April, 23, 07
    More stuff has been added like a new special weapon, (And sorry Ninguable 
    Oftheseveneyes must have been my mistake of somehow removing you from the 
    credits, I fixed that) The sniper SG1.
    Allowed gamesover.com to host my FAQ.
    Some more info about the EXO suit. Edited a Q&A answer about locked 
    containers.
    
    Yeah, i know, first i make these big Version jumps and now these small 
    thingies, well, they are just minor updates so :P
    
    	v1.99
    April, 25. 07
    Added a warning abou spoiler content near the end of the FAQ.
    allowed honestgamers.com to host my FAQ.
    
    	V2.00
    Mai, 3, 07
    Not a lot of things can be added anymore.
    But a few are being added. Btw, I uninstalled Stalker. why? After my 
    second playthrough was it lame. Ah well, over 100K people looking at my 
    Faq proves me wrong ^^ Now for the updates though.
    
    2 new Q&A.
    
    	v2.01
    May, 19, 07
    
    I know, I'm lazy.. but hey, there is not much to write anymore.
    Well, Gareth Walker send me the location of a Rocket Launcher which you 
    can find in the bandit camp.
    
    	v2.02
    May, 24, 07
    Added a new Weapon. the Viper 9x18
    
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    =================================About me====================================
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    Welcome, my name is Jannis Michael Milan Kirchdorfer, I'm 19 Years old, live 
    in Germany and right now am I still attending school to be allowed to Study 
    (We got a hard to explain school system). I'm a guy and yes, you read right, 
    I'm from Germany, not greece as someone already though since my name sounds 
    like I came from Greece. My parents simply chose this name for me, just like 
    my sub names. >.< 
    
    
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        Welcome to my FAQ, this is the first time I have ever done anything like 
        that. Secondly, English is not my native language so if I make mistakes 
        (Which all of us do) please do not be angry, they simply happen.
        NOTE: This FAQ still lacks some things, I know that, so please be patient
        while I add them.
    
    
    
    Table of COntents:
    
    1. Background
    2. Missions
      2a - Trader Missions
      2b - Story Missions
      2c - Stalker Missions
    3. Weapon Listing
    4. Armor Listing
    5. Enemy Listing
     5a - Creatures
     5b - Human Enemies
    6. Factions
    7. Artifacts
    8. Anomalies
    9. Tips
    10. Endings
    11. Frequently Asked Questions
    12. Credits
    13. How to Install Mods
    14. Contact
    15. Final Words
    
    
    To find a specific Section just enter the whole name of it. 
    Like, '8. Anomalies' to find the Anomalies section.
    
    
    
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    HISTORY OF CHERNOBYL
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R is a tactical, first-person game of engagement set within the 
    irradiated expanses of the Zone. This blighted and dangerous area, emanating
    from the ruins the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, is home to twists of nature,
    echoes of humanity, a mercenary, a Stalker, who must struggle to uncover a 
    troubled past.
    
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    ========================1. Background========================================
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    THE FIRST INCIDENT 26.04.1986
    
    At 1:23am on Saturday, April 26th, a scheduled test of Reactor 4 in the VI.
    Lenin Memorial Nuclear Power Station resulted in a nuclear meltdown that would
    contaminate a wide area and produce a cloud of radioactive fallout blowing 
    across Ukraine, Belarus and Russia as well as parts of eastern and western 
    Europe, Scandinavia, the UK and as far a?eld as eastern areas of the US. It 
    was the worst accident in the history of nuclear power and the social, 
    political and ? nancial costs were unimaginable.
    
    All it took was a simple operating mistake to collide with a routine 
    experiment designed to test the emergency cooling system. These two innocuous 
    events led to intense over-heating of the reactor core, the creation of 
    volatile oxyhydrogen and explosion that scattered radioactive materials over
    a wide area, igniting everything its wake.
    The areas in the immediate vicinity were subject to rapid evacuation. Such
    wasemergency that over 160,000 people – all within 30 km of the accident
    – left without thinking they would never see home again. Over the years, 
    visitors would remark on the ghostly presence a city abandoned could have,
    as though an entire population were merely in the next room, waiting to 
    return. In time, the theories of how such an accident could occur would
    mutate beyond reason but for that night and for the weeks that followed,
    was told the story of the moment; a tragic narrative on East/West relations
    and a commentary on nuclear power. The word on the lips of a generation 
    was: Chernobyl.
     
    
    --- Directly from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R Manual
    
    
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    THE SECOND INCIDENT 13.04.2006
    
    The second incident, when it occurred, was perhaps even more surprising than
    the first. Of all the internationally renowned scientists involved in the 
    cleanup of Chernobyl not one would have expected even the slightest rumbling
    to occur within the massive concrete sarcophagus that had tamed Reactor 4.
    Not expecting, however, is a far cry from not occuring and the explosion, 
    when it shattered the early hours, showed just how shallow Chernobyl’s grave 
    of fear was. If the first explosion saw the end of the Soviet Union and the
    cold war, the second would see the beginnings of something even more 
    terrifying. The immediate effects of the blast were dif? cult to observe, 
    evenmore to understand but within years the Zone around Chernobyl was
    starting to attract a group of people convinced that prosperity lay in the
    ravaged land. These people, a mixed bunch by any standards, came to be
    known as Stalkers.
    
    
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    And so it begins...
    
    You are such a stalker, you were found close to a burned out truck that was
    struck by a lightning bolt, somehow did you survive it but you have lost
    your memory, all that is left is your PDA with a picture of someone called
    Strelok and the note that you have to kill him. Why? YOu have no idea.
    Neither do you know who you are or who he is, but you have the feeling 
    that you have to do it. And so you set out to find this Strelok and carry
    out your task.
    
    
    
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    ===========================2. Missions=======================================
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    Missions in general: You can choose in your PDA which quest shall be active 
    and Marked and an arrow appears which guides you, most of the time, towards
    the place where you need to go.
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    2a - Trader Missions:
    
    These Missions are Randomly generated, as far as I can tell, and are mostly 
    about: 
    a) either killing someone or something or 
    b) either finding something and bringing it back, or 
    c) either defending something or 
    d) either killing a creature and then bringing a specific item back that 
       the creature carried. 
    
    They payment is pretty good and these Missions are a good way to rack up
    Money since you not only receive money but also items from the Trader after 
    finishing the quest and weapons from the enemies, if they are humans that is.
    
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    2b - Story Missions
    
    
    Story Missiosn are pretty straight forward, imaging them to be just like the 
    ones in Elderscrolls 4: Oblivion, you can choose when to finish them or take
    them on but you need to finish them to proceed with the story. Sometimes you
    get Money/Items for finishing these missions.
    
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    2c - Stalker Missions
    
    These are missions that are given to you by other Stalkers. However they are
    generally the same as the Trader Missions, just that the rewards are a bit
    better.
    
    
    
    QUEST: 		 Find the Family Rifle.
    WHERE TO GET:    In the Bar in, well, the Bar from a Hunter which is drunk.
    WHERE TO FINISH: In the wild Territory west of the Bar. If you enter the map
    		 then just head west, regulary check your map, and then find 
    		 a way that leads down. You can easily find it in the western 
    		 corner of the map where there is a broken down burning 
    		 Chopper. Furthermore are there anomalies in the area, but 
    		 they are easy to dodge since you can climb upon the garbage 
    		 that is lying around. The needed rifle is then in a yellow 
    		 (or so I remember it) box which you can access from behind.
    		 No worries if you don't find it in an instant, the rifle is
    		 definietly in the tunnel and in the big box, but it is well
    		 hidden.
    REWARD: 	 The hunter tells you the location of a secret stash inside 
    		 of the wild Territory, no worries, it will be marked on the 
    		 map. Inside of the stash will you find the SEVA suit.
    
    
    
    QUEST:		 Kill the Stalker.
    WHERE TO GET:	 In the Bar, in the Bar (No, this is not a typo. You find it 
    		 in the Bar in the Area the Bar.) Talk to Snitch there, he 
    	 	 will also sell you info's about Streloks Group.
    WHERE TO FINISH: Follow the arrow up to the Military guy and kill him.
    		 HINT: Use the Knife.
    		 Then return to Snitch and collect your Reward.
    REWARD:		 Mama's Beads (Artifact)
    
    
    QUEST:		Find the weapon of the Dutyer
    WHERE TO GET:	In the Bar. Just talk with everybody.
    
    WHERE TO FINISH: I didn't do that Quest so far. Thanks Anticitizen101 though
    		 for the info
    
    
    Quest:		Finding the Dutyer's Weapon. 
    
    WHERE TO GET:	in the same bar, talk to the dutyer who seems pretty much 
    		drunk. if you persist in talking to him, he will tell u about 
    		the gun he lost during a recon mission to the dark valley. 
    
    WHERE TO FINISH: The gun is in the white building - not in 1 of the 
    		 extensions, it is in that building itself (i think grnd 
    		 floor, near the side door @ the rite side of building). it 
    		 is the Obonov or sumthin like dat. uses standard 74/U 
    		 bullets. The ammo slot in inv. has the gun name. the quest 
    		 item is modified ( green arrow). havent got it bak to him 
    		 yet...pretty good gun (sumtimes i dont wana give it). 
    
    Note: I know that there are more Quests out there that are given to you by 
    other Stalkers, however I did not complete all of them. So if you know about 
    any quest that is not listed here then please send me a brief Description of
    it, where to find it, where to complete it and what reward you receive.
    
    Thanks
    
    
    
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    ===========================3. Weapon Listing=================================
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    I will list the weapon statistics with Points, like 23/25, that means that 
    the weapon has 23 out of 25 Max points in this section. How I can judge 
    that? Well, I counted the lines in the in game weapons and found out that 
    25 was the max of them. ^^
    
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    Standard:
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    		Knife
    Damage:		25/25
    Accuracy:	Depends upon you.
    Handling: 	25/25
    Rate of Fire:	12.5/25
    
    Your standard Knife, a very deadly weapon if it is in the right hands. It 
    is never listed in your Inventory, but you always have it with you, except 
    for the arena where it is actually shown in your inventory.
    
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    		Special Pistols:
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    		Black Kite 
        don't know where i got this, but one of the guys @ 
        freedom hq offers it as a quest reward - he's by the bonfire
    
    Damage: 	8 /25
    Accuracy: 	1 /25
    Handling: 	14/25
    Rate of Fire: 	4 /25
    
    
    		Big Ben 
    -> got this through one of the missions at the bar, i think.
    
    Damage: 	12.5/25
    Accuracy: 	1   /25
    Handling: 	14.5/25
    Rate of Fire: 	4   /25
    
    
    Note: This one can be found in a metal box in the same underground 
          area where you find the Family Rifle. You have to shoot the metal
          box though.
    
    		Noiseless Kora 
    
    Accuracy: 	3.5/25
    Handling: 	23/25
    Damage: 	3.5/25
    Rate of Fire: 	4.9/25
    
    Weapon of hired assassins. Good old reliable kora, comes with a 
    non-replaceble muffler. 
    
    note: got it from a duty soldier in the base when I went
          on a killing spree, don't have a name, alas.
    
    Kwik shot says:  the noiseless kora can be found on a duty soldier named 
    		 Bullet, seems he's moving around a lot like the other guys
    		 with unique names, which is why some claim they got the gun
    		 at the bar -> i met him in yantar after having cleared out
    		 the first brain scorcher
    
    
    		 Fort-15 
    Accuracy:	 5  /25
    Handling:	 25 /25
    Damage: 	 2.5/25
    Rate of Fire: 	 5 /25
    Ammo Capacity: 15 
    Weight: 0.95 kg 
    Ammo: 9x18 mm 
    Description: "Experimental prototype of the fort gun" 
    
    Retrieved from the corpse of Major Kuznetsov, officer in charge 
    of the military checkpoint beneath the collapsed railway bridge 
    in Cordon, near the car park. 
    
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    		Pistols:
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    		PMm
    Damage:         1 /25
    Accuracy: 	3 /25
    Handling: 	25/25
    Rate of Fire:	3 /25
    
    		Walker P9m
    Damage:         1.5/25
    Accuracy: 	5  /25
    Handling: 	25 /25
    Rate of Fire:	5  /25
    
    		Noiseless Pistol (PB1s)
    Damage: 	2 /25
    Accuracy: 	4 /25
    Handling: 	23/25
    Rate of Fire:	5 /25
    
    
    		Martha
    Damage: 	8 /25
    Accuracy: 	4 /25
    Handling: 	24/25
    Rate of Fire:	5 /25
    
    		Kora 919
    Damage: 	3 /25
    Accuracy: 	3 /25
    Handling: 	24/25
    Rate of Fire:	4 /25
    
    		HPS1-1M
    Damage: 	14/25
    Accuracy: 	3 /25
    Handling: 	24/25
    Rate of Fire:	4 /25
    
    		SIP-t M200
    Damage: 	5 /25
    Accuracy: 	5 /25
    Handling: 	24/25
    Rate of Fire:	5 /25
    
    		Fort12-mk2
    Damage: 	2.5/25
    Accuracy: 	5 /25
    Handling: 	25/25
    Rate of Fire:	5 /25
    
    		UDP Compact
    Damage: 	6 /25
    Accuracy: 	5 /25
    Handling: 	25/25
    Rate of Fire:	5 /25
    
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    	Special Shotguns:
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    		Combat Chaser 
    Damage: 	14.9/25
    Accuracy: 	3.9 /25
    Handling: 	5.9 /25
    Rate of Fire:	2   /25
    
    Variation of the Chaser. A small fragment of the artifact 
    'Gravi' was built into the barrell, positioned in such a way
    as to increase the speed of the bullet's flight. 
    
    Kwik Shot says	 the combat chaser belongs to one of the guys standing near 
    		 the target stalker in the "kill the traitor" mission you 
    		 get from one of the stalkers at the bar
    
    
    
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    		Shotguns:
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    		Sawn-of dbl-Barrel
    Damage:      	  /25
    Accuracy:     	 4/25
    Handling:     	  /25
    Rate of Fire: 	  /25
    
    		Chaser 13
    Damage:      	 17 /25
    Accuracy:    	 3.2/25
    Handling:    	 21 /25
    Rate of Fire: 	 7  /25
    
    		TOS34
    Damage:		 25 /25
    Accuracy:        6  /25
    Handling:     	 3.5/25
    Rate of Fire: 	 7  /25
    
    		SPSA14
    Damage:		 16.5/25
    Accuracy:        1   /25
    Handling:     	 3.5 /25
    Rate of Fire: 	 3.5 /25
    
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    	Special Rifles:
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    		Lightened IL 86 
    Damage: 	4   /25
    Accuracy: 	7.5 /25 
    Handling: 	6.5 /25
    Rate of Fire: 	10.9/25
    
    Kwik Shot says 	the lightened IL 86 can be found on the guy you need to 
    		kill in the "kill the master stalker" mission you get from
    		the guy that sells information at the bar
    
    
    		Sniper TRs 301
    Damage:		4.9 /25
    Accuracy:	9.5 /25
    Handling:	11.1/25
    Rate of Fire:	3.9 /25
    
    		Balance IL 86 
    Damage: 	 4  /25
    Accuracy: 	9.6 /25
    Handling: 	6.5 /25
    Rate of Fire:	10.6/25
    
    
    		Fast-shooting Akm 74/2 
    Damage: 	 3  /25
    Acuracy: 	 11 /25
    Handling: 	 9.1/25
    Rate of Fire:	18.1/25
    
    Location:	Found in Streloks Hideout.
     
    		Akm 74/2U Special (silenced)
    Accuracy 	5/25
    Damage 		2/25
    Handling	20.5/25
    Rate of Fire 	11/25
    
    Location:	Found on a stalker named Bes, he's the head honcho of the 
    		stalkers you have to help to defend the scrapyard at the 
    		garbage.
    
    
    		Sniper Obokan
    Accuracy: 	11.9/25
    Damage: 	  4 /25
    Handling:	11  /25
    Rate of Fire: 	11.9/25
     
    note: a stalker named Oleg "Friend" Gusarov in the duty base dropped it.
    
    
    		Storming Obokan
    Accuracy 	5/25
    Damage 		2/25
    Handling 	20.5/25
    Rate of Fire 	11/25
    
    
    Anticitizen101 says Finally found it... It was on a bandit stalker named
    		    Friar.. I don't think the quest for it, in the Bar is
    		    necessary. 
    
    
    		Noiseless Viper 
    Accuracy: 	6   /25
    Damage: 	2.8 /25
    Handling: 	22.1/25
    Rate of Fire: 	21.1/25
    
    A variation on a basic model. A non-replaceable muffler is added. 
    
    	Found on the stalker named Vampire.  
    
    
    		Viper 5 9x18
    
    Damage: 	1.4/25
    Accuracy: 	3  /25
    Handling: 	22 /25
    Rate of Fire:	21 /25
    
    it uses standard 9x18 rounds 
    
    Pete Boyd says ' There's railway tunnel in Garbage just opposite the back 
    		 exit of Seriy's warehouse, to the right of where you leave 
    		 Garbage for Agroprom. The tunnel is filled with Springboard
    		 anomalies, but is navigable using bolts and medkits if you 
    		 get hit. At the end of this tunnel, you hit a wall and see
    		 a dead loner stalker who has the Viper 9x18.
    
    
    		Tunder 5.45
    
    Damage:       	 7 /25
    Accuracy:     	 5 /25
    Handling:     	 14/25
    Rate of Fire: 	 14/25
    
    
    Anticitizen 101  says ' after entering Duty territory from Garbage, go 
    			towards the small bridge, but don't cross it. 
    			instead, turn left and head towards a tree. you'll 
    			find "Tunder"'
    
    Kwik Shot says   The tunder 5.14, as it is named in your faq, can NOT be 
    		 found in the bar area - it belongs to one of the stalkers 
    		 with a unique name who is moving around at the bar and 
    		 randomly moves into the direction of the dogs, the reason
    		 why someone claimed he found it in the bar area may be 
    		 that the dogs killed him and he looted his corpse
    
    Anticitizen101 says This is it !!!So I went to the Duty territory.. went to 
    		    the tree...and there was nothing there ! So I kinda 
    		    panicked..but check this out.. I went to the bar to get 
    		    somethings done, then I went to the Garbage area, 
    		    and right back to Duty territory... there was a Duty 
    		    soldier coming towards me... so I said to myself "hey, 
    		    what about this guy, he has a "Tunder" on his back..". 
    		    So I pulled out my Fast Firing AK and shot him in the 
    		    head (fast), and then I think the message about a 
    		    traitor in Duty territory appeared, but it dissapeared
    		    almost instantaneously...
    
    	His Theory:As far as I know, I didn't kill the dogs&mutants the
    		   first time I arrived at the bar, so somewhere between
    		   the time I went to the Dark Valley to the time I came
    		   back, the stalker must've fought the mutants, and
    		   died. That however, doesn't explain the fact that I
    		   didn't find his body ( the first time ) .. it must've
    		   been a bug or a routine to clean-up bodies from the
    		   game...
    
    Cryax says,	I also found the Tunder 5.45 in the bar area but with a 
    		difference as your approaching the bridge turn left and hug 
    		the cliff side untill you reach the fence that is supposed 
    		to signyify the edge of the map. The fence at this point can 
    		be jumped taking you outside the map. If you then follow it 
    		round you will come to the outside of the buildings follow 
    		them for long enougth and you will come across a Duty stalker
    		who is always an enemy no matter what (he is outside the map)
    		he has the Tunder 5.54. I think this is probably a bug it's 
    		in V10001. be carefull though there are places where you can
    		fall out of the map all together leading to you falling 
    		infinately.
    
    
    		Sniper SG1
    Damage: 	??/25
    Accuracy: 	??/25
    Handling: 	??/25
    Rate of Fire:	??/25
    
    Ninguable Oftheseveneyes says ' I found the Sniper SG1 on a Freedom Stalker 
    				called Leshiy in the Freedom Headquarters at
    				the Military Warehouses. I am not sure about 
    				quests, i found him dead after the Duty raid.'
     
    
    ================================
    		Rifles:
    ================================
    
    		Viper 5
    Damage: 	1.4/25
    Accuracy: 	3  /25
    Handling: 	22 /25
    Rate of Fire:	21 /25
    
    		AKM74/2
    Damage: 	3 /25
    Accuracy: 	9 /25
    Handling: 	11/25
    Rate of Fire:	11/25
    
    		AKM74/2u
    Damage: 	3 /25
    Accuracy: 	6 /25
    Handling: 	21/25
    Rate of Fire:	11/25
    
    		Obokan
    Damage: 	4   /25
    Accuracy:     	10.4/25
    Handling: 	11  /25
    Rate of Fire:	12  /25
    
    		IL 86
    Damage: 	5   /25
    Accuracy:     	9.8 /25
    Handling: 	8   /25
    Rate of Fire: 	13.8/25
    
    		Thunder S14
    Damage: 	2 /25
    Accuracy: 	10/25
    Handling: 	19/25
    Rate of Fire:	18/25
    
    		GP37
    Damage: 	7 /25
    Accuracy: 	14/25
    Handling: 	18/25
    Rate of Fire:	24/25
    
    		TRs 301
    Damage: 	6   /25
    Accuracy: 	14  /25
    Handling:    	14.9/25
    Rate of Fire:	18  /25
    
    		FT200M
    Damage:        11/25
    Accuracy:      13/25
    Handling:      18/25
    Rate of Fire:  25/25
    
    		S61 5K
    Damage:        6 /25
    Accuracy:      12/25
    Handling:      2 /25
    Rate of Fire:  16/25
    
    		VLA SPeccial Assault Rifle
    Damage:         10/25
    Accuracy:       12/25
    Handling:       18/25
    Rate of Fire:   15/25
    
    		Vintar BC
    Damage:         11/25
    Accuracy:       18/25
    Handling:       18/25
    Rate of Fire:   11/25
    
    Kwik Shot says	there seems to be a total of 3 vintar bc sniperrifles: 
    		one is in the freedom base -> cross the bridge at the base 
    		entrance, and turn left at the crossroads, in the last 
    		house to the left on that road, near the snipertower, 
    		there's a vintar simply lying around on the ground ; the 
    		second one is a quest reward for bringing the duty leader 
    		one of the bulldog 6s ; the third one can be obtained in 
    		yantar, it is located in a stash at the beginning of the 
    		laboratory in the elevator shaft (don't know where i got 
    		the stash info from, though - i think it was one of the 
    		zombie soldiers randomly spawning)
    
    Dusty Cole says:There's another Vintar BC in a stash in Freedom Base.
    		I went Duty and when I killed Skinflint I got a stash
    		note. The stash is the hatch on the southeast side of
    		the base near where you have to kill the sniper for
    		the Duty farmstead mission. Vintar BC in there.
    
    Derek Lafontaine says:	Start at the destructable wall inside the base.  
    			Turn right and drop down the small cliff.  There is 
    			a red and yellow hatch cover.  This stash can be 
    			acquired from a Freedom stalker either in the base 
    			or at the Freedom checkpoint that borders the 
    			monolith territory.  I dont know his exact name or 
    			location. 
    
    NukeRaven says:		There is actually a fourth location of the Vinta BC 
    			it can be obtained from from the leader of Monolith 
    			group, which is stationed in one of the big houses 
    			in Pripyat - it looks like a theatre. The leader is 
    			nicknamed "Haron" (sorry if I mistaken - I only have 
    			russian version of Stalker at this time).
    
    
    
    		Sniper Rifle(SVDm 2)
    Damage:         17/25
    Accuracy:       11/25
    Handling:       1 /25
    Rate of Fire:   2 /25
    
    		SVUmk2
    Damage:         17/25
    Accuracy:       11/25
    Handling:       1 /25
    Rate of Fire:   2 /25
    ================================
    Heavy Weapons:
    ================================
    
    		Bulldog 6
    Damage:        16/25
    Accuracy:      2 /25
    Handling:      22/25
    Rate of Fire:  2 /25
    
    Kwik Shot says	one of the bulldog 6 grenade launchers can be found in the
    		small village in a cellar (it is pointed out on the map if 
    		the mission from the duty leader is accepted)
    
    		the second one is in the weapon room in the freedom base, 
    		in a box on the lockers
    
    
    		Rocket Launcher
    Damage: 	25/25
    Accuracy: 	1 /25
    Handling: 	23/25
    Rate of Fire:	7 /25
    
    Gareth Walker says thought you'd be in interested to know that a rocket 
    		   launcher can be found on the very top room on the bandit 
    		   base camp...where you get the key from borov, the bandit
    		   leader 
    
    
    		Gauss Rifle
    Damage: 	25  /25
    Accuracy:     	21.5/25
    Handling: 	14  /25
    Rate of Fire:	1   /25
    
    
    The weapon list is still incomplete since I also lack the various 
    modified special weapons which have an green upwards pointing arrow.
     
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================4. Armor Listing==================================
    =============================================================================
    
    Note: These Values are how much Resistance the Armors give you against these 
          particular Dmage types.
    
    ============================================
    			Leather Armor
    Burn:			+10%
    Electrical Shock:	+10%
    Impact:			+10%
    Rupture:		+10%
    Radiation:		+10%
    Chemical Burn:		+10%
    Explosion:		+10%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+10%
    
    Where is it Found:	Beginning Clothes.
    Price:			-NA-
    
    ============================================
    			Skinner Anomaly (Upgraded Leather Armor)
    Burn:			+10%
    Electrical Shock:	+10%
    Impact:			+10%
    Rupture:		+10%
    Radiation:		+10%
    Chemical Burn:		+10%
    Explosion:		+10%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+10%
    
    Special Effect:		Improved Health Regeneration.
    
    Where is it Found:	in a stash in the cordon area, near the tunnel under
    			the railway embankment/the stalker camp at the other
    			side of the railway embankment
    			Info can be randomly obtained from various bandits.
    Price:			-NA-
    
    ============================================
    			Bandit Armor 
    
    Burn: 			+10%
    Impact: 		+10%
    Electric Shock: 	+10%
    Rupture: 		+15%
    Radiation: 		+10%
    Chemical Burn: 		+10%
    Explosions: 		+10%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+15%
    
    Where it is Found:	
    
    	jon love says
    
    one can be found in the buildings to your left when heading down the path 
    before the railroad bridge at the beginning of the game underneath some
    breakable crates.
    
    ============================================
    			Merc Suit
    
    Burn:			+30%
    Electrical Shock:	+30%
    Impact:			+20%
    Rupture:		+30%
    Radiation:		+30%
    Chemical Burn:		+20%
    Explosion:		+25%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+20%
    
    Where is it Found:	First Trader.
    
    	Replaces the Stalker Suit which can be found in the first village 
    	in v1.001.
    			S.B
         
    Price:			6000 RU
    ============================================
    			Reinforced Suit (Upgraded Merc Suit)
    
    Burn:			+30%
    Electrical Shock:	+30%
    Impact:			+20%
    Rupture:		+60% (Instead of 30%)
    Radiation:		+30%
    Chemical Burn:		+20%
    Explosion:		+25%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+20%
    
    Where it is Found:	 
    Kwik Shot says		'In a stash in the wild territory area, info can be 
    			obtained through killing mercs in the same area, the
    			stash is at the top of the crane near the railway 
    			tracks'
    
    ============================================
    			Healing Beril 
    
    Burn:			+30% 
    Electrical Shock:	+30% 
    Impact:			+20% 
    Rupture:		+40% 
    Radiation:		+30% 
    Chemical Burn:		+30% 
    Explosion:		+40% 
    Bulletproof cap: 	+45% 
    
    Special Effect:		Improved Health Regeneration 
    
    Where is it found:	On one of the zombies in area near the lab. 
    
    Note:			Needed for a quest at freedom base's commander 
    			(Bring the bulletproof vest) Rewards is a Guardian 
    			of freedom suit Stalker Suit
    ============================================
    			PSZ-9d Duty Armor 
    
    Burn: 			+50% 
    Electric shock:		+50% 
    Impact:			+50% 
    Rupture:		+50% 
    Radiation:		+50% 
    Chemical Burn:		+50% 
    Explosion:		+40% 
    Bulletproof cap:	+40% 
    
    Where is it found:	In dark Valley's bandit base's (where borov is) room 
    			where the are a few stashes around and table and 
    			cupboards.the suit is found on a table (or floor). 
    			Along with it there is a bandit jacket and ammo etc. 
    ============================================
    			Kombez Freedom M2 (upgraded[?] wind of freedom suit) 
    
    Burn:			+90%  (+60) 
    Electric shock:		+30%  (-20%) 
    Impact:			+30%  (-20%) 
    Rupture:		+50%  (+20) 
    Radiation:		+30%  (-20%) 
    Chemical Burn:		+50% 
    Explosion:		+50%  (+25%) 
    Bulletproof cap:		+25%  (-5%) 
    
    Where is it found:	At one of the stashes on top of the lockers at the 
    			freedom base's armory room. 
    
    Note: 			The stats in the brackets are the one of the Wind of 
    			freedom suit.
    
    
    ============================================
    			Stalker Suit
    
    Burn:			+50%
    Electrical Shock:	+50%
    Impact:			+50%
    Rupture:		+40%
    Radiation:		+50%
    Chemical Burn:		+50%
    Explosion:		+30%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+30%
    
    Where is it Found:	Bar.
    
    	In the beginning of the game, the very beginning, after you talk 
    	with Wolf, climb the ladder right behind him.  Once you're in the
    	farmhouse's second floor, turn around low-crouching, and look to 
    	your right.  You should see a ledge bringing you to the edge of
    	the house.  Walk along it until you can walk on the roof, then
    	run and jump to the house next to you.  Once you are on that
    	house's roof, go to the left of the rooftop, find the small
    	hole and use your knife/gun to break the box in the corner.
    	Low-crouch to get to it.  Once you have it, don't forget to put
    	it on.  It REALLY helps for the first part of the game.
    
    		Thanks John B
    
    	Note: You can't enter the top of the house, however you can get 
    	      the suit from the outside.
    
    	In v.1001 can you not longer find a Stalker suit but a Merc Suit
    
    
    Dorchadas says	Upon entering Strelok's Stash, immediately to your right is a
    		crate (which is behind some piping), Jump down and smash it 
    		for a nice Stalker suit.
    			In v1.001
    
    Price:			15000 RU
    
    ============================================
    			Ghost Suit (Upgraded Stalker Suit)
    
    Burn:			+50%
    Electrical Shock:	+50%
    Impact:			+50%
    Rupture:		+40%
    Radiation:		+50%
    Chemical Burn:		+50%
    Explosion:		+30%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+30%
    
    Special Effect:		Improved Health Regeneration.
    
    Where is it Found:	found on Ghost's corpse in the Yantar lab (Brain 
    			scorcher)
    
    			can be traded for the SP99M suit (Professor Zakharov)
    
    ============================================
    			SSP-99 Ecologist
    
    Burn:			+90%
    Electrical Shock:	+90%
    Impact:			+50%
    Rupture:		+15%
    Radiation:		+90%
    Chemical Burn:		+90%
    Explosion:		+40%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+20%
    
    Where is it Found:	Yantar.
    
    	Ramiro Brazuna says. 'i wanted to tell you where i found the 
    	SSP-99 Ecologist suit: in the Bar area, the suit is very 
    	close to the spot that takes you to the Military Warehouse 
    	(that point where it asks you if you want to move to the next
    	level), theres a small checkpoint with 3 Dutys there, a 
    	few meters to the north of that checkpoint behind a house
    	is where i got the suit'
    
    Price:			15000 RU
    
    ============================================
    			SEVA suit
    
    Burn:			+80%
    Electrical Shock:	+90%
    Impact:			+50%
    Rupture:		+50%
    Radiation:		+90%
    Chemical Burn:		+70%
    Explosion:		+50%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+40%
    
    Where is it Found:	Yantar.
    
    Mojo B. Fantastic says:
    	The SEVA suit can be found earlier than Yantar, in the wild 
    	territories west of the bar as a matter of fact, in the heavily
    	radiated, boarded up house. You need to get the stash information
    	off a zombified stalker near the scorcher anomalies, and then get
    	into the safe. The stash information seemed to appear when I was
    	doing either the Family Rifle quest or the Escort the Professor 
    	Quest -- either way, it should show up on one of those zombies.
    	Head back to that irradiated house, and you can either shove a 
    	box on the western side of the house up under the window, or 
    	climb up a ladder to get in. Either way, the SEVA suit is 
    	inside a safe, and boy is it nice.
    		
    Price:			30000 RU
    
    ============================================
    			PSZ-9Md Universal Protection
    
    Burn:			+80%
    Electrical Shock:	+90%
    Impact:			+50%
    Rupture:		+50%
    Radiation:		+90%
    Chemical Burn:		+70%
    Explosion:		+50%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+40%
    
    Where is it Found:	Duty Base. A Quest Reward.
    
    ============================================
    			Guardian of Freedom suit 
    
    Burn: 			+50% 
    Impact: 		+60% 
    Electric Shock: 	+50% 
    Rupture: 		+50% 
    Radiation: 		+50% 
    Chemical Burn: 		+50% 
    Explosion: 		+45% 
    Bulletproof Cap:	+40% 
    
    Where it is Found: 	sells from Freedom trader Skinflint for 25000.
    
    ============================================
    			Wind of Freedom suit
     
    Burn: 			+30% 
    Impact: 		+50% 
    Electric Shock: 	+50% 
    Rupture: 		+30% 
    Radiation: 		+50% 
    Chemical Burn: 	 	+50% 
    Explosions: 		+25% 
    Bulletproof Cap:	+30%  
    Where it is Found: 	sells from Freedom trader Skinflint for 10000. 
    
    Derek Lafontaine says	The Wind of Freedom Suit can be found during the 
    			Escort the scientist quest through Merc territory. 
    			The very last group of mercs you fight before you 
    			get to the tunnel are hiding around an orange(I 
    			think its orange) trailer.  Look inside the trailer. 
    
    
    ============================================
    			Monolith Suit
     
    Burn:			50%
    Impact:			50%
    Electric Shock:		60%
    Rupture:		40%
    Radiation:		50%
    Chemical Burn:		50%
    Explosion:		40%  
    Bulletproof Cap:	40%
    
    Where it is Found:	
    		Ilsun Sato says
    
    	I found it in Labx18 in dark valley, 1st underground floor in the
    	room full of lockers.
    
    ============================================
    			SSP-99M
    
    Burn:			+90%
    Electrical Shock:	+90%
    Impact:			+50%
    Rupture:		+50%
    Radiation:		+90%
    Chemical Burn:		+90%
    Explosion:		+60%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+40%
    
    Where is it Found:	Quest Reward.
    Price:			-NA-
    
    ============================================
    			EXO Suit
    
    Burn:			+50%
    Electrical Shock:	+50%
    Impact:			+90%
    Rupture:		+80%
    Radiation:		+30%
    Chemical Burn:		+50%
    Explosion:		+80%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+60%
    
    Where is it Found:	
    
    Actually, you can find and wear exoskeleton suit, although it appears at the
    underground of Chernobyl, which is the very last mission.
    
    After you got into the power plant, after going into the underground level,
     you'll turn right once and there will be a Monolith soldier with gauss
    rifle. Next, after killing him, there're two more of them, and you'll turn
    right and turn left again, where is the point a broken wall appears.
    At there, if you don't turn left to the broken wall and go straight,
    you can use a ladder to lower level, but there's no way but high radiation. 
    
    Right there, you can find a stash near the end of the room, and there is a 
    exoskeleton suit with other items. Anyway, it has nothing better than the
    green research suit except for bulletproof xD
    
    
    jaymz 'bishop' heilbronn pointed out that you can buy it from skinflint
    
    
    Michael St. Pierre says' One nifty detail about the EXO suit that I found out
    			today, and thought you might want to mention: while
    			the suit is quite heavy at 15kg, and makes it so you
    			can't sprint, it also boosts your maximum carrying
    			capacity from 60kg to 80kg, and overload from 50kg to
    			80kg.  Pretty handy if you're not planning on
    			sprinting around much.'
    
    Price:			20000
    
    ============================================
    			Monolith Suit 
    
    Burn: 			+??%
    Impact: 		+??%
    Electric Shock: 	+??%
    Rupture: 		+??%
    Radiation: 		+??%
    Chemical Burn: 		+??%
    Explosions: 		+??%
    Bulletproof Cap:	+??%
    
    
    Where is it Found: 	Locker in Lab 18 
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================5. Enemy Listing==================================
    =============================================================================
    
    5a - Creatures
    ================================
    
    		Flesh
    
    Description: Like most other living creatures in the Zone, the domestic pig 
    	     also underwent serious biological changes since the day of the 
    	     catastrophe. Mutant Pigs, simply known as Flesh among the 
    	     stalkers, are one of the most vivid examples of the zone's 
    	     disastrous pervesion of nature.
    
    Tactic:	      Shoot them from the distance or while they charge at you, 
    	      however don't stop moving.
    ================================
    
    		Blind Dog
    
    Description: Several Generations of the dog species have lived since the 
    	     catastrophe. Each was more affected by the Zone than the 
    	     previous one. The most notable biological change was the loss 
    	     of sigh, paired with an uncanny development of smell.
    
    Personal Note: They hunt in groups, so be careful when the pack attacks you.
    	       They can tear you to shreds in seconds. Alone they are wimps 
    	       however and run away.
    
    Tactic:	      Shoot them from the distance or while they charge at you, 
    	      however don't stop moving.
    ================================
    
    		Boar
    
    Description: A massive mutated Animal, reaching 1.5 meters at the shoulder.
    	     The zone Boards aggressivness and ability to survive surpass
    	     by far those of its relatives outside the contaminated area.
    	     They charge at the enemy to tear them to shreds.
    
    Tactic:	      Shoot them from the distance or while they charge at you, 
    	      however don't stop moving.
    
    ================================
    
    		Crow
    
    Description: The only bird species to have survived in the zone, enduring 
     	     increased radiation levels and effectively avoiding anomalies.
    
    Personal Note: I have never ever seen them in the game, seems they became 
    	       invisible by the radiation, or so it seems. ^^;
    
    		William Nemeth pointed out that they were ciclyng in the
    		air.. I would actually never have looked there ^^ Too
    		busy with things going on down on the ground.
    
    		Randal Barnot pointed the same out.
    
    Screenshot:	http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=2002
    
    Tactic:	      ??
    ================================
    
    		Snorks
    
    Description: It seems those creatures were human at some point, though it
    	     is difficult to imagine what conditions could turn a human
    	     into such a disgusting beast. Snorks are insane creatures
    	     leading a beasts life. They pounce at their enemy to pin them
    	     down and tear them then to shreds.
    
    Tactic:	     When they stand up and growl empty your mag into them, if they 
    	     do not die then reload and shoot at them while they charge at 
    	     you.
    ================================
    
    		Pseudogiant
    
    Description: A Pseudogiant resembles a massive, drop shaped abdomen with a 
    	     pair of disproportional large limbs. The limbs are arms and
                 legs at the same time. An astonishing feature of this creature
    	     is it's ability to create a massive shockwave.
    
    Tactic:	     You don't see them to often, the only time I ever saw them was 
    	     in an underground area and there could I shoot them from
    	     behind the door.
    ================================
    
    		Bloodsucker
    
    Description: Experienced stalkers describe this semi-legendary beast as a 
    	     tall, henched humanoid with a mess of tentacles where it's 
    	     mouth should be. (Reminds me of Cthulhu ^^;) It is said that 
    	     it uses these tentacles to grab the throat of it's victim and 
    	     suck it then dry (hence the name Bloodsucker) only to leave a 
    	     withered corpse behind.
    
    Personal Note: Those bastards can cloak themselves, so if you hear a
    	       grunting sound, be careful, it might charge at you in 
    	       the next moment.
    
    Tactic:       Move backwards while it charges at you and fire at it.
    ================================
    
    		Controller
    
    Description: A rare mutant seen near the center of the zone. Bears a 
    	     superficial resembles of a humanoid with a disproportionately 
    	     big head. Possess a good perception, and the ability to control 
    	     the behavior of lesser species.
    
    Personal Note: These things shoot something at you and the next thing you
    	       see is yourself from their eyes, this effect wears of 
    	       quickly but they use it so rapidly that you can't aim at
    	       them with a gun, at least not properly.
    
    Tactic: 	Charge forward at them with the knife, they won't use their
    	        ability anymore and you can easily kill them.
    =============================================================================
    =============================================================================
    
    5b - Human Enemies
    ================================
    
    		Stalker
    
    Description: Your standard humanoid stalker. The weaponry will differ from 
    	     pistols up to Gauss rifles, the armory will also differ from
    	     simple bandits, who have just minimal defence while Monolith 
    	     warriors will be heavily protected.
    
    Tactics:     Take cover behind something and shoot back at them.
    
    Note: 	     They will try to outflank you.
    ================================
    
    		Zombified Stalker
    
    Description: The brains of thoose poor guys were scorched and now do they
    	     only one thing, protect the thing that scorched their brains.
    	     They are still armed with weapons and they still aim pretty
    	     good for a brainless thing. They still wear the same protective
    	     suit as they had before they were zombified, however they can
    	     take much more damage and they will not bleed to death. 
    	     (It is actually quite amusing to see those 'zombies' twitch on
        	      the ground)
    
    Tactics:     Take your knife out, charge at them and stab then for an instant
    	     kill.
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================6. Factions=======================================
    =============================================================================
    
    
    ================================
    			Army
    
    Description: Regulary Army soldiers. They guard all roads in the zone, 
                 control perimeters, hunt mutants and shoot looters (Stalkers) 
    	     down.
    
    Joinable Faction: No. And they are ALWAYS hostile to you.
    Affiliations:     None.
    Attitude:         Hostile.
    ================================
    			Mobile Science Lab (MSL)
    
    Description: A mobile lab that resembles a small heavily armored bunker with 
    	     small tainted glass windows. It has it's own life-support and
    	     so can work autonomicly for several months.
    
    Joinable Faction: No.
    Affiliations:     Duty. If Duty is your enemy will the MSL also be hostile.
    Attitude:         Neutral.
    ================================
    			Monolith Faction
    
    Description: This group displays many features of a religious sect. It's 
    	     members believe in an complex alien crystal, the Monolith, 
    	     somewhere deep in the middle of the zone.
    
    Joinable Faction: No.
    Affiliations: 	  None.
    Attitude: 	  Hostile.
    ================================
    			Duty Faction
    
    Description: A paramilitary group known for it's discipline, whose Members 
    	     live according to a strict code.
    
    Joinable Faction: Yes.
    Affiliations:     MSL.
    How-To:           Talk with the General in the Bar and do his Missions.
    Home Base:        Bar.
    Trader:           Yes.
    Attitude:         Neutral.
    Location of:	  In the Bar.
    the Trader:
    Kwik Shot says:   Duty actually also has a special trader similar to
    		  the Freedom guy, he's located to the right of the
    		  entrance to the bunker where the general is. To the 
    		  far right, actually, i think he's called sergeant 
    		  whatsoever - also sells ammo and weapons like the 
    		  freedom guy, only warshaw pact models (obokan, akm,
    		  and corresponding ammo)
    
    ================================
    			Bandits.
    
    Description: Members of the Criminal underworld who came to the zone for 
    	     various reasons, to make money, to sell Artifacts or to hide 
    	     from the law.
    
    Joinable Faction: No.
    Affiliations:     None.
    Attitude:         Hostile.
    ================================
    			Military Stalkers
    
    Description: Soldiers who underwent a special training in the Zone or 
    	     Stalkers who voluntarily signed a contract with the army.
    
    Joinable Faction: No.
    Affiliations:     Army (Maybe. They are shown as Military only though)
    Attitude:         Hostile.
    ================================
    			Mercs
    
    Description: The most clandestine and secretive faction in the zone, some 
    	     don't even believe in it's existance.
    
    Joinable Faction: No.
    Affiliations:     None.
    Attitude:         Hostile.
    ================================
    			Lone Stalkers
    
    Description: Lone stalkers who expore the zone on their own, they are not
    	     part of any faction, neither Duty, nor Freedom. Most Stalkers
    	     work this way since being part of a group takes time and more 
    	     importantly loot.
    
    Joinable Faction: Yes (You are one from the Beginning of the game)
    Affiliations:     None.
    Attitude:         Neutral.
    ================================
    			Freedom Faction
    
    Description: Anarchists and daredevils who declare themselves fighters for 
    	     free access to the zone and consequently find themself in 
    	     constant conflict Army, Military stalkers, and the Duty
    	     faction.
    
    Joinable Faction: Yes.
    Affiliations:     None.
    How-To:           Talk with the Commander and do his Missions.
    Home Base:        Army Warehouse.
    Trader:           Yes.
    Attitude:         Neutral.
    Location of:	  There is a trader for the Freedom faction. First floor of 
    the Trader:	  the command building (the one with the commander) to the 
    		  left as you enter, his name's skinflint as I recall. 
    		  I also recall him being mentioned in dialogue with one of 
    		  the other Freedom Stalkers, talking about him getting hit
    	    	  with flying debris from the last stalker who made an ass
    		  of himself in the freedom camp. 
    
    
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================7. Artifacts======================================
    =============================================================================
    ********************************
    ********************************
    		Droplets
    
    Effects:	Radiation -10
    		Endurance -18 
    
    		Fireball
    
    Effects:	Radiation -20
    		Endurance -18 
    
    		Crystal
    
    Effects:	Radiation -30
    		Endurance -18
    
    ********************************
    ********************************
    		Sparkler
    
    Effects:	Endurance +38
    		Electric Shock -10%
    
    		Flash
    
    Effects:	Endurance +73
    		Electric Shock -10%
    
    		Moonlight
    
    Effects:	Endurance +103
    		Electric Shock -10%
    
    
    ********************************
    ********************************
    		Jellyfish
    
    Effects:	Radiation +5
    		Bulletproof Cap +2%
    
    
    		Stone Flower
    
    Effects:	Radiation +5
    		Bulletproof Cap +3%
    
    
    		Night Star
    
    Effects:	Radiation +5
    		Bulletproof Cap +5%
    
    
    		Mama's Beads
    
    Effects:	Bulletproof cap +5%
    
    ********************************
    ********************************
    		Slime
    
    Effects:	-133% Bleeding
    		-10% Burn
    		-10% Chemical Burn
    
    		Slug
    
    Effects:	-267% Bleeding
    		-10% Burn
    		-10% Chemical Burn
    		Mica
    
    Effects:	-400% Bleeding
    		-10% Burn
    		-10% Chemical Burn
    
    
    ********************************
    ********************************
    		Wrenched
    
    Effects:	Radiation +5
    		Rupture +2%
    
    		Gravi
    
    Effects:	Radiation +5
    		Rupture +3%
    
    		Goldfish
    
    Effects:	Radiation +5
    		Rupture +5%
    
    
    		Kolobok
    
    Effects:	Rupture +5%
    
    
    ********************************
    ********************************
    		Stone Blood
    
    Effects:	Health +200%
    		Impact -10%
    		Rupture -10%
    		Bulletproof Cap -10%
    
    		Meat Chunk
    
    Effects:	Health +400%
    		Impact -10%
    		Rupture -10%
    		Bulletproof Cap -10%
    
    		Soul
    Effects:	Health +600%
    		Impact -10%
    		Rupture -10%
    		Bulletproof Cap -10%
    ********************************
    ********************************
    		Thorn
    
    Effects:	Radiation -10
    		Bleeding +100%
    
    		Crystal Thorn
    
    Effects:	Radiation -20
    		Bleeding +100%
    
    		Urchin
    
    Effects:	Radiation -30
    		Bleeding +100%
    
    
    ********************************
    
    		Battery
    
    Effects:	+30% Electrical
    
    
    		Pelicle
    
    Effects:	+30%Chemical Burn
    
    
    		Battery
    
    Effects:	+30% Burn
    
    
    		Spring
    
    Effects:	+30% Impact
    
    
    		
    
    ********************************
    
    Note: This section is still under Construction. Please send me the statistics
          of other artifacts and I will add them here. Thanks.
    
    Artifact Bug: The artifacts that add to the bleeding damage actually work 
    	      reverse, they reduce the damage/time while the artifacts 
    	     that should reduce the bleeding damage/time are actually
    	     increasing it, rendering them completely useless.
    		*Based upon the Game v1.00*
    
    		The same happens with the artifacts that should decrease 
    		the bleeding time, they will actually increase the bleeding
    		time. (I actually knew that but forgot to mention that.*_*)
     
    Artifact Note:  The artifacts which give +XXX% Health do not add that to 
    		your health but they increase your regeneration of health.
    
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================8. Anomalies======================================
    =============================================================================
    
    
    ================================
    		Whirlgig
    
    Description: The anomaly snatches it's Victim and spins them around at 
    	     breakneck speed. The anomaly can be spotted by a light 
    	     whirlwind above the ground.
    
    Found Artifacts: Stone Blood, Meat Chunk, Soul
    
    ================================
    		Springboard
    
    Description: A gravitation abnormality which inflicts Shock damage. Air 
    	     fluctuation are above the abnormality.
    
    Found Artifacts: Jellyfish, Stone FLower, Night Star
    
    ================================
    		Burnt Fuzz
    
    Description: Looks like a see through sheet hanging from a tree. It reacts 
    	     to rapidly moving beings by shooting projectiles at them.
    
    Found Artifacts: Thorn, Crystal Thorn, Urchin.
    
    ================================
    		Electro
    
    Description: An anomalie that accumulates static elecricity and discharges 
    	     them as soon as someone comes close to them.
    
    Found Artivacts: Sparkler, Flash, Moonlight.
    
    ================================
    		Source of Radiactivity
    
    Description: Staying to long in these Radiactive zones is not recommend. 
    	     Can be spotted by listening to the crackling sound the
     	     detector makes when one comes to close to this abnormality.
    
    Found Artifacts: None.
    
    ================================
    		Vortex
    
    Description: Another gravitional abnormality. The victim is sucked into the 
    	     middle of the Vortex and is then crushed because of the 
    	     gravitation before they are released in a powerful outburst of 
    	     energy. Can be spotted by the air flickering.
    
    Found Artifacts: Wrenched, Gravi, Goldfish.
    
    ================================
    		Fruit Punch
    
    Description: A stationary green puddle of stuff that is very similiar to
    	     acid.
    
    Found Artifacts: Slime, Slug, Mica.
    
    ================================
    
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================9. Tips===========================================
    =============================================================================
    -At the beginning can you find a Stalker suit, however in the newest
     patch (V1.001) has it been Repaced with a Merc Suit.
    
    -Unlike in other Shooter games is a wooden wall not recommend to take cover 
     since the bullets will pierce the wood and still hurt you.
    
    -Always take cover behind a wall when fighting with enemies. You are alone 
     and they have many so they can outnumber you very easily.
    
    -Artifacts are not very good at the start of the game because they add rather
     weak statistics to your stats while they have quite big disadvantages. 
     However later are they very useful since you can .
    
    -Money is not an big issue later in the game, you don't have to collect all 
     the weapons and sell them then later, you will get more than enough money.
    
    -The most useful weapon is the weapon which your enemies leave behind. Why? 
     Because they also drop Ammo with it and so you have a constant supply of it 
     and you don't have to return to the traders to buy new ammo.
    
    -The best shop in the whole game is in Yahntar, there you can buy the best 
     weapons that are avaible for money and the according ammo for them.
    
    -If you want to be in good terms with Duty and Freedom at the same time then 
     go to the Military warehouse. There you will meet a group of Duty stalkers
     who want you to take out a sniper of the Freedom faction. Do the mission
     and return. They will offer you a second Mission, however decline that 
     mission. They will move out then. Quickly run now to the commander of the
     Freedom base and tell him about the Duty soldiers, then quickly run to Max
     and report to him. In the meantime should Duty has begun attacking the camp.
     DON'T ATTACK ANY SOLDIER!
     Let Freedom finish the Duty soldiers, later return to the commander and 
     Report to him. Viola. You are now a friend of DUty (because you killed the
     sniper) and a friend of Freedom because you wiped out the duty soldiers.
    
     This worked for me though, I got an mail where someone had a problem with
     killing the sniper since the whole camped turn hostile afterwards. I 
     will list here what exactly I did.
    
     After receiving the mission did move to the wall and along it until I 
     came along a box of explosives and a corpse.
     I fired at the sniper from my current position and so got his attention, he 
     however shot better and nearly killed me. I took then cover then and walked
     along the wall towards the entrance of the camp and talked with the guy
     there who told me something, which I just skipped. I thenw alked to the
     tower and sneaked it up and there I saw the sniper aiming at the position
     where he has seen me last. I then backstabbed him with my knife and went
     on my way, the camp didn't turn hostile on me. Maybe it was just a bug?
    
    Mike Nelson says: 	I ran up to the wall, where he couldn't see me. 
    			Tilted my head skywards (say at a 85º or 80º angle 
    			from the ground) and threw 2-3 grenades at varying 
    			angles, while jumping.
    
    			They hit, I wasn't in harms way at all, and I could 
    			quickly retreat back to the Duty base. 
    
    			Just an alternate way to achieve the goal with the 
    			weaker rifles we have at that point.
    
    - There is an easteregg involving half-life and half-life 2.  In lab x18 you 
      can find a pda on a scientist corpse in the orange research suit that shows
      up as Gordon's pda.  In it, it states how first it was black mesa then 
      some nameless town in russia then the Ukraine. It also says that he had to 
      trade his crowbar for a can of food.  Half-Life fans would recognize this 
      right away.
    
    - Another easteregg (To what it is refereing stays a mystery to me though)
      There is one crazy stalker that can be found at Army Warehouse. He is 
      located near the main gate where the are 2 radioactive lakes and there is 
      a wooden house in the middle.If i am not wrong,he will be mumbling some 
      weird stuff.he is a zombie and if u kill him, you can get his flash drive 
      and in the house there are some stuff. 
    
       COrrection on my behalf and Michael Kang: It is NO easteregg
    
    Kiwk shot says: about the insane stalker in the army warehouse area: he 
    		actually shouts "hello! i'm insane! i belong in a mental 
    		asylum!"
    
    Michael Kang says: It is actually quest you can get from Max of the Freedom 
    		   Base
    =============================================================================
    ===========================10. Endings=======================================
    =============================================================================
    			*WARNING SPOILER ALERT*
    
    	If you don't want to know about the endings then don't continue 
    			   to read further.
    
    
    
    
    So far did I hear out about 6 endings that are possible. I However, only 
    managed to find 4 of them. I added all 6 Endings but I can only give 
    advice on how to reach the endings I actually found.
    
    Correction on my site, there are a total of _ 7 _ endings in the game (!) 
    and they are all listed here.
      			
    
    
    
    *****************************************************************************
    *			Mankind needs to be Controlled			    *
    *****************************************************************************
    *	You walk up to the wishmaker and drop your weapons. Slowly you      *
    *	approach it and you say 'Mankind.. needs to be controlled'          *
    *	Suddenly you feel that your head hurts a bit, like a headache,      *
    *	while images flood through your memories of explosions, people      *
    *	with knives, the nuclear plant, voices are screaming and monsters   *
    *	are walking around. And then it is over, everything fades into      *
    *	blackness.							    *
    *****************************************************************************
    
    How to Archieve: I just did the missions like I normally did. I don't think 
    		 that there are any specific Requirements for this Ending. 
    	         Except maybe that you shouldn't have a lot of money.
    
    My Stats: 	 I was a Loner and had a rank of about 1600 and my Reputation 
    		 was terrible. Furthermore was my Money under 1000 RU
    
    
    
    *****************************************************************************
    *			I want to be.. rich			   	    *
    *****************************************************************************
    *	Walking up to the wishmaker do you say 'I want to be.. rich' A      *
    *	small metal nut falls down from above while an earthquake shakes    *
    *	the earth, however you do not notice it. When the wire hits the     *
    *	ground do you pick it up and it looks like money. THe eartzh is     *
    *	shaken more and more rubbish falls down from the ceiling but all    *
    *	you can see is the money that falls down around you until you are   *
    *	suddenly crushed by tons of steel when a part of the ceiling 	    *
    *	collapses.							    *
    *****************************************************************************
    
    How to Archieve: This is the ending that probably most of the players did see
    		 because they had so much money in the end. You need ,oney, 
    		 the first time I got this ending did I have about 300K RU.
    
    My Stats:	 I was a Loner and had a rank of about 1600 and my Reputation 
    		 was terrible. Furthermore was my Money over 300.000 RU.
    
    *****************************************************************************
    *			I want to be immortal 				    *
    *****************************************************************************
    *	Walking up to the wishmaker do you speak 'I want to be immorta!'    *
    *	First nothing happens but then you shiver in pain while you look at *
    *	your hand and at the metal spreading over it, your flesh turning    *
    *	into shiny metal. You try to turn away, speak anotehr wish but you  *
    *	are silent while your skin changes into the shiny metal until you   *
    *	are completely covered by the metal and will be a statue for        *
    *	eternity.							    *
    *****************************************************************************
    
    How to Archieve: No idea, I didn't get the ending.
    
    My Stats:	-NA-
    *****************************************************************************
    *			I want to the zone to dissapear		   	    *
    *****************************************************************************
    *	Slowly you walk to the wishmaker and drop your gun, you look up at  *
    *	it and you say 'I want the zone to dissaper'. A blinding light      *
    *	blinds you and you close your eyes, the next thing you see is a     *
    *	rich lifeful area, plants are everywhere, birds are singing and     *
    *	fresh air caresses over your skin. Closing your eyes do you enjoy   *
    *	the touch of the sun upon your skin, relaxing since it is over.     *
    *	But then you open your eyes and you are blind, you cano't see	    *
    *	anything at all anymore.					    *
    *****************************************************************************
    
    How to Archieve: I don't know, i didn't managed to get that ending.
    
    		 Michael J. Schwarz says that you need low money and 
    		 maybe a good Reputation.
    
    		Michael J. Schwarz confirmed that you need a reputation 
    		of Excellent
    
    My Stats:	 As I said before. I didn't managed to get that ending.
    
    
    *****************************************************************************
    *			I want to rule				   	    *
    *****************************************************************************
    *	As you approach the wishmaker do you look up at it and spread your  *
    *	arms. Taking a breath do you say 'I want to rule the world' while   *
    *	you wait. But at first does nothing happen, suddenly you feel pain, *
    *	your stomach cramps and you feel as if something would be torn apart*
    *	inside of you. You look at your hand, something blue eminates from  *
    *	it and is drawn to the wishmaker, then you see your other hand where*
    *	exactly the same happens. Your body becomes more tense, more pain   *
    *	shoots through your body and you are slowly lifted up into the air  *
    *	by an unseen force while the blue thing is also emitted by your	    *
    *	face. The wishmaker glows brighter and a scream comes from your     *
    *	throat while you feel how something is sucked out of you and into   *
    *	the wishmaker. Then with a blinding flash falls your body to the    *
    *	ground, an empty shell.						    *
    *****************************************************************************
    
    How to Archieve: I don't know, I didn't managed to get that ending.
    
    		Michael J. Schwarz says that you need to have killed the 
    		leaders of Duty and Freedom to archieve this ending.
    
    My Stats:	 S.A.
    
    *****************************************************************************
    *			The C-Consciousness			   	    *
    *****************************************************************************
    *	After you opened the secret door and destroyed these electric       *
    *	thingies around the brain appears a hologram who talks to you.      *
    *	You then have the option of chosing to become part of the project   *
    *	to prevent the zone from spreading or to decline the offer.	    *
    *****************************************************************************
    
    How to Archieve: Find the secret door, listen to the hologram after 
    		 destroying the brain and chose the first option.
    
    My Stats: 	 They do not matter here really.
    
    
    *****************************************************************************
    *			The End of the Zone			   	    *
    *****************************************************************************
    *	After you opened the secret door and destroyed these electric       *
    *	thingies around the brain appears a hologram who talks to you.      *
    *	You then have the option of chosing to become part of the project   *
    *	to prevent the zone from spreading or to decline the offer.	    *
    *****************************************************************************
    
    How to Archieve: Find the secret door, listen to the hologram after 
    		 destroying the brain and chose the second option.
    		 You are then outside of the reactor and you ahve to fight
    	 	 your way through the monolith soldiers and use these warp 
    		 space thingies that teleport you elsewhere until you reach 
    		 the final teleporter where you will be teleported into a 
    		 lab where you will destroy the canisters with the scientists
    		 inside of them. 
    
    My Stats: 	They do not matter here really.
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================11. Frequently Asked Questions====================
    =============================================================================
    
    Q:	Can I run this game?
    A:	The minimum Specs are:
    Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2) / Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4
    Processor type : Intel Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz / AMD XP 2200+
    512 MB RAM
    10 GB available hard drive space
    128 MB DirectX® 8.0 compatible card / nVIDIA® GeForce™ 5700 /
    ATI Radeon® 9600
    DirectX® 9.0 compatible sound card
    Keyboard, Mouse
    
    	Recommend is:
    Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2) / Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4
    Processor type : Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 / AMD 64 X2 4200+
    1.5 GB RAM
    10 GB available hard drive space
    256 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible card / nVIDIA® GeForce™ 7900 /
    ATI Radeon® X1950
    DirectX® 9.0 compatible sound card
    Keyboard, Mouse
    
    	And the high end system is:
    Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2) / Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4
    Processor type : Intel Core2 Duo E6700 / AMD 64 X2 5200+
    2 GB RAM
    10 GB available hard drive space
    512 MB DirectX® 9.0c compatible card / nVIDIA® GeForce™ 8800 / ATI Radeon® X2800
    DirectX® 9.0 compatible sound card
    
    	and of course for online play:
    LAN/Internet connection with low latency Cable/DSL/T1+ speeds
    
    
    Q:	But will I be able to run this game? I don't meet exactly the 
    	requirements.
    A:	Neither do I. I only have a 3 Gig Processor, an old GeForce FX 5700
    	and 1 GB Ram, still can I play the game on 1024X786 and with high
    	details
    
    Q:	My game is running so slow! Help!
    A:	Uh.. yes.. ok.
    
    To improve performance, from the main menu, select Options, and then select
    the Video tab. Any of the following should result in improved performance.
    
    	—Change Render to Static Lighting
    	—Lower the Quality Settings to Medium, Low or Minimum
    	—Lower the game resolution to 1024x768 or lower
    	—Enable Full Screen
    	—Under the Advanced button, lower the settings for Vision Distance;
    	 Anisotropic Filtering; Antialiasing; and Shadows Quality
    
    	Background Applications and Performance 
    Programs that run in the background while on the Internet, such as ICQ, 
    web browsers, voice communication applications, or file sharing programs 
    cut into the speed at which S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl plays.
    Turning off these Internet-specific applications can also increase your 
    game speed. Antivirus and firewall software also commonly contribute to
    performance issues. If you experience performance problems with Antivirus
    or firewall software try to configure the software to exclude 
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl from security checks. Contact your 
    software vendor for details.
    
    System RAM and Performance 
    Another method of increasing performance in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of 
    Chernobyl is to add RAM to your computer if you are playing on a 512MB 
    system. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl can consume a great deal of
    memory in very large games causing the system to use virtual memory. 
    This process is slower than using RAM directly, and while the speed of 
    your processor is a factor in the performance of the game, additional 
    memory can greatly enhance your game speed on baseline systems. Please 
    ensure that virtual memory is enabled in your operating system.
    
    Dual Core and Performance
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl should utilize your dual and quad
    core processor natively and automatically. Running a dual or quad core
    processor is one of the best ways to improve performance.
    
    Updated Video Drivers
    It is highly recommended that you install the latest drivers for you 
    video card. These can be downloaded from your video card manufacturer's
    website. Please visit http://www.asus.com/ depending on the type of card
    you have.
    
    Updated Sound Drivers
    If you are experiencing problems with audio, or general performance 
    problems, you should check with your soundcard manufacturer to see if 
    there are updated drivers available. These can usually be obtained from
    the soundcard manufacturer website.
    
    Motherboard Drivers
    Often motherboard drivers are overlooked when updating systems, 
    and as a result most computers are running very old versions that
    simply do not work properly and may cause very noticeable slow downs
    and stability issues. Please check with your motherboard manufacturer
    to see if there are updated drivers available.
    
    		--Directly taken from the readme file of the game
    
    Q:	Still is my game lagging! Help!?
    A:	Ok, I just read that on the gamesfaqs.com message board Right click 
    	on the shortcut on your desktop and then chose properties. Now add 
    	to the target line -noprefatch , it should look now like 
    	"C:\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\bin\
    	XR_3DA.exe" -noprefetch  
    	It is supposed to increase the loading times, making it faster, and 
    	it also will make the game run smoother.
    
    Q:	You are a God! Thanks for the FAQ!
    A:	This is not a real question you know...
    
    Q:	Where can I find <insert item name>?
    A.	If it is a costum weapon will I do my best to list where it can
    	be found, when I found it. The rest of the weapons in the game 
    	are either bought or found when you kill an enemy.
    
    Q:	How comes that you do not play the latest patch (V 1.001) it rockz!
    A:	I don't like the way they changed how the durability of armor 
    	decreases now. You loose way to quickly your armor now.
    
    Q:	S.T.A.L.K.E.R. stands for what??
    A:	So far did I hear that it stands for 
    	Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers
    	and Robbers. Which perfectly fits I daresay.
    
    	Greeg irwin pointed this out:
    
    Anyways, I wanted to provide you a little bit of historical info for you to 
    add in (perhaps).  While I don't know what S.T.A.L.K.E.R. stands for, I do 
    know that there are, in reality, stalkers currently working at ChNPP.  
    They were the first responders, the cleanup crews, and those who keep an 
    eye on the beast beneath the concrete and steel sarcophagus.  Here's a 
    link to an EPA slide showing three stalkers 
    http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/rert/chernobyltour/tour_09.html#viewertop.  
    And if you click the left arrow underneath the picture (or follow this link)
    you can find the photo that Strelok and the Doc talked about after X16.
    
    Just wanted to pass that little tid-bit along.  Thanks, and keep up the 
    excellent work!  
    (I will do that, no worries. ^^)
    
    	Vladislav Todorov pointed this out:
    
    The publishers have stated that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. stands for Scavengers, 
    Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killer, Explorers and Robbers.
    
    But the background idea and terms "Stalker" and "The Zone" are taken from 
    the novel "Roadside Picnic" written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
    
    P.S.: In the former Soviet Union, the area of the Chernobyl disaster has 
    become analogous to the Strugatskys' novel. Humans are not supposed to live 
    within 19 miles of the disaster site, giving rise to a 1,400 square mile 
    region formally referred to as the Zone of alienation, informally known as 
    "The Zone", hence the analogy. The Zone, straddling the Ukraine-Belarus 
    border, contains a ghost city, Prypiat, Ukraine and many ghost villages. 
    It has unwittingly become a major nature reserve. Like in the novel, the 
    Zone attracts some illegal scavenging. Some scientists investigating the 
    area nicknamed themselves "Stalkers". 
    
    Q:	How can I contact you?
    A:	Uh.. scroll a bit down to the Contact secion, will you? ^^
    
    Q:	You are awsome!
    A:	Well, thanks.. but this is not a question either.
    
    Q:	Where can I buy Scopes or Supressors?
    A:	You can not buy them but...
    
    Q: 	WHAT? I can't buy then, what is that?!
    A:	Let me finish, you can not buy them but some weapons have scopes 
    	which you then can remove and attach to other rifles. Tho remove a
    	scope from a weapon right click on it and a popup menu will be 
    	shown. left click there then upon 'Dismount Scope' to dismount the 
    	scope.
    
    Q:	That doesn't works!
    A:	Then has the weapon obviously no detachable scope.
    
    Q:	How can I attach a scope/launcher/supressor
    A:	Right click on the scope/launcher/supressor and if it can be 
    	attached then an option called 'attach to current weapon (or 
    	something like that) should appear. Left click on it and it 
    	will be attached to the weapon.
    
    Q:	Where is the secret door you mention in the ending section?
    A:	Well, you know the room just before you come to the room where the
    	wishmaker is located in (in the very last level of the game, in 
    	the power plant).The room I talk about has only two exists, the one
    	where you came in and the one leading to the wishmaker. Walk around
    	the room and you will see a ladder eventually on the wall, climb 
    	that ladder up and go to the ending of the hallway, there should be 
    	a door there which is locked. Use it (Standard Key 'E') and you 
    	should receive a quest update where you are told that you will 
    	decode the door now. Do that and hold of the monolith soldiers for
    	30 seconds, violà, you just opened the secret door.
    	You need to have the decoder with you (!) and you need to have the 
    	quest to actually find the secret door, if you don't have the quest
    	then it won't be triggered.
    
    Q:	Where is the secret tunnel exit from Lab 16?
    A:	It is right from Ghost's Corpse, you need to destroy a few barrels 
    	and there it is, a hole in the ground.
    
    Q:	Where is the SEVA suit you are talking about? The one which can be 
    	found in the wild territory?
    A:	In addition to what Mojo B. Fantastic says:
    	In the the wild Territory, just north of the Duty base is a highly
    	radioactive house, when you come close to it will your scanner beep
    	like mad. You then either can shove a box under one of the windows 
    	or you can climb upon a nearby ladder from a nearyb house and jump
    	upon the house then. From there can you jump down and into the 
    	house. Quicksave before however since there is an electric anomalie
    	inside the house and just right underneath the hole in the roof is
    	a deep hole into which you will fall if you are not carefull. 
    	However inside of the house is a save where the SEVA suit is 
    	located. You need the mark upon your map where it says that there
    	is a secret stashed inside of the house, if you don't have it then
    	it won't work.
    
    Gunslinger777 pointed this out: 
    	I just wanted to add something to your valubale guide (I read it on 
    	Gamespot.com) I have found the SEVA Suit just west of the bar area. 
    	I mean the wild territory just left of the bar area.(where that 
    	family rifle is supposed to be) anyhow if you climb up the ladder 
    	where the sniper is you should be able to land on the two pipes and 
    	walk on them all the way to another building from that building roof
    	also jump on another single pipe this time and you should be able to 
    	cross to the house with a big hole as if a meteor had struck it from 
    	above walk on the logs to get down as soon as you are in the house it
    	will be in a vault in one of the rooms to the right.
    
    Q:	What are scorcher anomalies?
    A:	They are these flame pillars that suddenly appear and hurt you.
    
    Q:	The game starts so hard! What can i do to make it easier?
    A:	Get the Stalker/Merc suit ASAP and then get a Stone Blood artifact 
    	(which can be found in the house of nimble) and since it is bugged 
    	will it be helpfull.
    
    Q:	I can't find the Blood Stone you are talking about, where is it?
    A:	Artifacts are generated randomly when an anomalie vanishes, in my 
    	first walkthrough did I find no artifacts in Streloks Hideout while 
    	I found 4 Moonlight's in my second walkthrough.
    
    Q:	How can I throw grenades?
    A:	Press 4 (standard button) and you will have selected the grenades. 
    	Now press the Fire button as normally and you will throw them.
    
    Q:	What gun should I use?
    A:	(based of information from natasha8384 and Omikias of GameFaqs) It 
    	seems that its best to use the strongest gun that uses the calibur 
    	the enemies you face the most in the area your are questing in.  
    	But the guns you get are gradually different. 
    
    Q: 	Why is my gun jamming so much?
    A: 	Guns jam more and more as the durability of the weapon deteriorates 
    	try to switch to a new gun once 20% of the durability is gone.
    	(Info from FlankerDFMax of GameFaqs)
    
    Q:	How can I complete the 'Get Snork's Body Part' Quest?
    A:	Well, kill snorkers, they sometimes have the item in their corpse, 
    	but more than often not. 
    
    Q: 	How can i open locked doors ,lockers etc.?Do i need a key to it? 
    A: 	You can open locked doors by shooting the keyhole (yeah, the one you 
    	put the key in) and its open! I dont think there are keys to them 
    	but some doors (quests like lab X18) need a code to unlock it. 
    	Quick Summary:	
    	- Locked lockers - shoot the part where they usually put the lock at 
    	  (the thing that is pointed out)
    	- Locked doors - shoot the lock 
    	- lock cupboards(the ones fitted on to tables) - shoot the keyhole 
    
    Q:	I spent a lot of time trying to find a vehicle but I can't find one. 
    	Help?! Where is it?
    A:	There are no vehicles int ehg ame, at least none that can be driven.
    
    Q:	But I saw a trailer featuring it!
    A:	Well, I didn't see that trailer. maybe they simply decided to remove 
    	this feature or it didn't managed to get into the final version, I 
    	don't know.
    
    Q:	My flashlight never works. No matter what armour I'm wearing there 
    	is never a flashlight on it, do I have to get the flashlight 
    	seperatly, or is it part of the armour, or is something screwed up 
    	in my visual settings that makes it so the flashlight doesnt show? 
    	My Night vision works fine though.
    
    A:	Hm.. try to press 'F' (Standard Key) to activate the flashlight. You 
    	then will see a light circle before you and on the ground if you 
    	look down.
    
    Q:	Is there a way you can watch the STALKER cinematic "movies" that you 
    	find throughout the game in the form of flashbacks, without actually 
    	playing the game? can it be found in a specific folder?
    
    A:	Not as far as I know. Though i guess that they might be saved 
    	somewhere in the gamedatat folders. (look at the modding section to 
    	read on how to extract the files from the gamedata folders)
    
    Q:	How can i kill Strelok?
    
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    A:	Well, you need to progress through the game as normal and when you 
    	have a pair of GRENADEs face the corner of a building. Now select 
    	the Grenades and throw them into the corner, unequip you armor before though.
    	Coninue that until you are dead. Congratulations, you killed Strelok.
    
    Q:	What..?!
    A:	*Sigh* YOU are Strelok. Get it now?
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================12. Credits=======================================
    =============================================================================
    
    
    - GSC Game World. Thanks for developing the game.
    - Thanks THQ for releasing such a great game.
    
    - Hoo Kim (rusticguy (at) gmail (dot) com) for the Location of the Exosuit.
    - UnderLord (at) darkuniverse (dot) net for the Statistics of the Exo Suit.
    - Jon B for the location f the Stalker Suit so you an get it very early in
      the game.
    - james.rutan (at) adelphia (dot) net for the list of various artifacts.
    - huztlaz for making the mod so that the first trader sold every Weapon in
      the game. Without that I would still be searching for guns and rifles. ^^
    - Ramiro Brazuna for the alternate location of the SSp-99 Ecologist Suit.
    - Mojo B. Fantastic for pointing out where you can find the SEVA suit.
      Also thanks for telling me that in V 1.001 The found stalker suit in 
      the first village is replaced with a Merc suit.
    - derblaue for providing info about various modified weapons he found.
    - Daniel Lynds for a minor typo correction. (Hey no one can say that I 
      won't add people who help me to the Credits. :) )
    - Michael J. Schwarz for pointing out how he thinks it is chosen which of 
      the endings you get.
    - Gordon Bennett for remembering me about the bleeding artifact bug.
    - Ilsung Sato for sending me the stats of the Monolith Suit.
    - Greg Irwin for some Info about real stalkers (Yeah, they are not just 
      made up)
    - jaymz 'bishop' heilbronn for sending the price of the EXo suit.
    - Doc_M for sending me the info about the Stone Blood artifact which can 
      be found near nimble.
    - Ninguable Oftheseveneyes for sending the location of the fast shooting 
      AKm 74/2, The Sniper SG1 and the Storming Obokan.
    - Anticitizen 101 for the location of a special weapon.
    - Ray Barker for the seventh ending.
    - 26 for sending me an additional Q&A
    - natasha8384 and Omikias for being part of the info of 26, though I don't 
      know if they do know that they are recorded now in the credit section if 
      my FAQ ^^
    - giocare from the gamesfaqs board for writing about a nice tweak for the 
      game
    - 26 for sending new Q&A
    - FlankerDFMax for being a part of a Q&A 26 provided.
    - Kwik Shot for providing info about several special guns. 
    - Vladislav Todorov for more Info about Stalkers.
    - David M. Pointing a few minor typos out. And no, these were no jokes ;)
    - Elvis Dumbledore for sending me the stats of the Thunder 5.45
    - jon love for giving information about the location of where the Bandit 
      armor can be found.
    - John Wray for correcting a Minor typo.
    - Anticitizen, well, for everyhing he has done so far ^^;
    - Dorchadas for an alternate location of the Stalker suit in V1.0001
    - Necron for Information about three new armors and one more 
      question for the FAQ (Changed his name on his request) 
      He also pointed an easteregg out  and he send more accurate Q&A stuff.
    - NukeRave for the fourth location of thge Vintar BC.
    - Jon Love for sending me an easteregg regarding half-life and half-life 2
    - Cryax for pointing a bug out where the Tunder can be found.
    - Mike Nelson for finding an alternate solution on how to get rid of the 
      sniper in Freedom Base
    - HRISTIN IVANOV for sending info about a mod.
    - Lucifer for sending some info about a mission.
    - Michael Kang for pinting out that one easteregg was no easteregg at all.
    - Gunslinger777 for sending a more detailed info about the location of the 
      SEVA suit
    - Michael St. Pierre for some info regarding the Exo suit.
    - MooMooDevil for giving me the ideas of two new Questions.
    - Gareth Walker for sending the location of the rocket launcher way earlier
      than normal.
    - Pete Boyd for sending info about the Viper 9x18 
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================13. How to Install Mods===========================
    =============================================================================
    First download this little tool and extract it into your game folder of 
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R
    
    http://rapidshare.com/files/22583326/dbex_rel_1.rar.html
    
    Then read the readme file and start the correct executable for your version.
    Now, select the file gamedata.db0 and extract it to a folder called 
    'gamedata' without the quotes, you have created before, now do that with 
    every file called gamedata.db~ (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,a). Viola, you just 
    extracted all of the resources, scripts, models,a ctors, etc, etc to your 
    gamedata folder. Now you need to tell the game however that it is supposed 
    to look into the gamedata folder and do not use the normal gamedata.db~ 
    files. FOr that do we need to change the fsgame.ltx file. Open it with 
    Notepad and change the line 
    $game_data$   = false|	true|	$fs_root$| gamedata\
    	into
    $game_data$   = true| true| $fs_root$| gamedata\
    
    In my case did it also work without changing anything at all, dunno why 
    though. So, you now did that, what now you might ask? In the folder
    gamedata\config\misc
    can you find a lot of interesting stuff, like the artefacts (Artefacts.ltx)
    or the Unique items (nique_items.ltx) or also the various armors and the 
    statistics of them (outfit.ltx).
    Every *.ltx file can be opened via notepad so that you can cahnge the 
    statistics. be warned though that if you change something and the game can 
    not read it that it will refuse to load and will crash back to the desktop.
    If that happens simply delete the gamedata folder and extract all files into
    it again.
    Also can you find in the All Users\Documents\STALKER-SHOC\logs
    the logs of the game and why it has crashed.
    Generally is this folder on the drive C: where windows is installed, I 
    took the adress of where it is located on my computer, so in dire need simply
    search for 'STALKER-SHOC' on your computer, without the quotes.
    
    
    		The mods
    
    The Repairmod. A very very useful thing, especially in v1.0001
    	http://board.oblivion-lost.de/showthread.php?t=9394
    
    Found a great site with Mods.
    	http://stalker.filefront.com
    
    the Transport mod(1.0)
    http://stalker.filefront.com/file/Transport_Mod;77758
    
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================14. Contact=======================================
    =============================================================================
    
    If you want to contact me then please send an Email to the following Address
    
    	jannis1001 (AT) hotmail (dot) com
    
    Please put S.T.A.L.K.E.R - Shadow of Chernobyl into the subject line so it 
    doesn't gets Marked as Spam or so that I don't overread it.
    And if you should ask me about something that has been asked and answered 
    here before, well, I will probably not answer on that.
    
    =============================================================================
    ===========================15. Final Words===================================
    =============================================================================
    
    Thanks for reading this FAQ. I know that there are some things that need to 
    be added, so please contact me. But first will I finish the things that are 
    not complete by now.
    
    So long, says dark_scourge