The Lost Alpha mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was just released through ModDB. This is the first release of the mod that aims to bring the world a version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. that is as close to the original visions of the game.

That is to say, they hope that this mod is more akin to what GSC Game World showed around 2002. Since then, the game was pushed back multiple times and changed drastically from what was initially shown. This mod, which began development back in the Summer of 2008, looks to bring it all back to the start.

We were amazed by GSC's work when they released the first S.T.A.L.K.E.R. screenshots in 2002. The old design, and atmosphere was stunning and we couldn't believe our eyes. Later in 2005 things has changed. They redesigned almost all old levels. Some of them became smaller, simpler (still nice, but different), and some levels were removed. After the release in 2007 we played the game a lot, and quickly noticed that some areas are missing. We opened forums, and talked countless nights about those for almost a year. Nowdays we could say, we have a full vision about GSC's old levels, due to the collected materials, videos and forgotten screenshots. We decided to remake those stunning areas, maybe they won't be the same, but we will try everything to make them look really nice, as we always wanted to see them. In early 2009, GSC released a build from 2004, which contained many old materials. We used some of the sdk objects for the level remakes, but adjusted (and bugfixed) them for our liking, also we didn't throw out our own levels. So expect to see our own Darkscape, Dead City, Rostok Factory and some more in Lost Alpha.

Also need to say, Lost Alpha addon is not just about levels and levels. We will try to make a somewhat, but not fully restricted alife, and deliver a lot of new, never seen features, among with some old ones, which many people wanted to see for long. If you are interested in, check the Features menu for FAQ, Interview, Features List, and many more. Also do not forget to check the gallery, and the movies. All comments are welcome, also we are glad to see suggestions too, however at this stage those won't be considered.

Despite this being the first major release for the mod, it looks incredibly promising. Be sure to carefully read everything for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha during and after downloading all necessary parts for the mod as there are some very important things to note to avoid crashes to your desktop.