How to patch Steam's Stalker SoC from 1.005 to 1.006

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by mope54, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. mope54

    mope54 [H]ardness Supreme

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    How to install the 1.0006 patch onto a US Steam version:

    NOTE: On Vista I ran this all as Administrator. You might want to as well (it may not work otherwise)

    1. Run STALKER:SOC at least once to generate the required registry keys and get your CD key

    2. Download the US 1.0005 to 1.0006 patch; it has the filename stk-npr-efis-patch-5-6.exe

    3. Run regedit and browse to:
    32 bit OS: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GSC Game World\STALKER-SHOC
    64 bit OS: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GSC Game World\STALKER-SHOC

    4. Modify the InstallVers key to read "1.0005" instead of "1.000500"

    5. Create a new registry String (right click->New->String Value) named InstallLang

    6. Double click the new InstallLang and enter en into the Value Data field.

    7. Close regedit

    8. Go to http://www.quickpar.org.uk/ and download and install QuickPar 0.9.1. This is the patcher that will transform your Steam exe into a retail 1.0005 exe

    9. Go to http://rapidshare.com/files/304239873/XR_3DA.exe.SteamtoRetail.1.0005.PAR2 to download the patch file. Put this file into your \steamapps\common\stalker shadow of chernobyl\bin folder.

    10. Open the .PAR2 file with QuickPar and click the Repair button. You now have a retail 1.0005 exe!

    11. Run the 1.0005 to 1.0006 patch.

    12. We are not done yet! Some of the files (notably the BattlEye files) have been installed into Program Files. Browse to Program Files (or Program Files (x86) on 64 bit OSes) THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl and select all files and copy them to your \steamapps\common\stalker shadow of chernobyl folder, saying yes to overwriting folders.

    13. Finally run the game through Steam and play multiplayer games!


    EDIT: updated par file link
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2009
  2. wolf2009

    wolf2009 [H]ard|Gawd

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    why doesn't steam patch to 1.006 ?
     
  3. mope54

    mope54 [H]ardness Supreme

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    They won't patch unless the developer releases it to them.
    The story I've got so far is that 1.006 is an unofficial MP only patch that has not (and likely will never be) supported by the devs.
     
  4. farcus

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    step 9 is broken, can you please provide a working link? thank you!
     
  5. mope54

    mope54 [H]ardness Supreme

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    New link is up.
     
  6. farcus

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  7. farcus

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    bah, it seems the patch only applies to worldwide versions, a us version (which it is) was detected.
     
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    mope54 [H]ardness Supreme

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  9. geovec

    geovec n00bie

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    Step 9 is broken....can you please fix it? I want sooo bad to play STALKER online :D Thanks !
     
  10. cannondale06

    cannondale06 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    this is one of the reasons I am careful as to which non Valve games I buy through Steam. there are other games on there that have never gotten official patches either.
     
  11. KayossZero

    KayossZero Limp Gawd

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    This is the only thing about Digital Gaming I do not like, some older games I can understand but anything current is unacceptable for mainstream titles IMO.
     
  12. sculelos

    sculelos [H]ardness Supreme

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    The 1.006 patch messed up a lot of mods and such. I would not recommend it.
     
  13. spindoctor

    spindoctor Gawd

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    The 1.006 patch was never officially released by the developer. They actually 'recalled' the patch because of the bugs and instabilities it caused. Blaming Steam for not having their version of the game patched to 1.006 is ridiculous.
     
  14. geovec

    geovec n00bie

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    Yes I understand...but online servers are almost all at 1.006 version. I hardly find a server with 1.005 patch...and when I find it, it has great latency or is always empty....so please help :p
     
  15. ZoNtO

    ZoNtO Limp Gawd

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    Thank you for this glorious post! I've put this on the STEAM Holiday Sale thread over at SlickDeals as well.
     
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  16. Mif

    Mif Limp Gawd

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    Is the MP any good in this game? I just picked it up on steam and figured id give it a try...
     
  17. ZoNtO

    ZoNtO Limp Gawd

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    You could do just that: give it a try and see for yourself. :eek: