Free standalone mod, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly beta 1.5, available for download, uses XRay-Monolith Engine

Anomaly Developers has just released the open beta build for its standalone mod for STALKER: Call of Pripyat, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly 1.5. STALKER: Anomaly is built upon the Last Day mod, and continues its way on expanding and adding new features. At the same time, this standalone mod aims to maintain a high level of quality and replay value.

According to the developers, its new 1.5 version is now using a custom engine, the XRay-Monolith Engine. Basically, think of it as an enhanced version of the X-Ray Engine that GSC GameWorld used in its STALKER games.

Version 1.5 adds new rich vegetation, new soundtrack and a new menu music. Moreover, it adds it revamps the weather and adds new presets for different cycles, adds a Weather Editor, adds a new Anomaly type and brings new sound effects for Tesla anomaly and controller aura.

Furthermore, this latest version of Anomaly introduces a Gasmasks system and enables raindrops on screen. It also adds new wet surfaces shaders, water reflections, new tonemapping, optimizes HDAO and enables bloodmarks on bodies.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly is a free mod that you can download from here. The Anomaly team has also revealed its complete changelog that you can find here.

Have fun!

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