Change Maximum Carrying Weight

This tutorial will teach you how to change the maximum carrying weight limit for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and it also contains important informations about doing so.

This tutorial will teach you how to change the maximum carrying weight limit for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and it also contains important informations about doing so.

  1. You'll have to download the WinRAR archive in the link on the bottom of the page, the archive contains these two files: system.ltx and Actor.ltx. Extract the files in your S.T.A.L.K.E.R. directory which for retail buyers should be located in C:/Program files/THQ/S.T.A.L.K.E.R. -Shadow of Chernobyl/Gamedata/ and for Steam users it should be located in C:Program files/Steam/SteamApps/Common/Stalker shadow of Chernobyl/gamedata
  2. After installing the files correctly we can finnaly start to change the weight. First look for the line called max\_weight in the system.ltx file by opening it with notepad, it should be set to 50, we'll be changing it to the desired number, let's say 150.
  3. Now go look for the line called max\_item\_mass in the actor.ltx file, located in config/creatures, by opening it with notepad, change the max\_item\_mass to the same number has for max\_weight, it would be 150 this time.
  4. When your done with those steps look for the line named max\_walk\_weight in the actor.ltx file by opening it with notepad and change it's value to something higher then the one you picked for max\_item\_mass and max\_weight, let's say 170.
Voila! Your maximum carrying limit for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is now higher then before.

Now there's some important information that you must know about changing the carrying weight limit.

  • The max\_item\_mass and max\_weight lines affect the carrying weight at which your character will start to become affected by the weight of your items, your character will start moving slower, your jumps will be smaller, your fatigue will increase much faster while running and you'll even be fatigued by walking normally.
  • The max\_walk\_weight line defines the ultimate limit for carrying weight, that's the maximum carrying weight at which your character will be unable to move any further unless you drop some items.
  • Changing the max\_item\_mass, the max\_walk\_weight and the max\_weight lines will make your character jump higher, not a lot higher but at some point, say above 1000, your Stalker will make jumps very high that will result in instant death, there's a line that affects the landing damage and if tweaked correctly you can jump from area to area but I don't know which line it is, sorry, if people start asking for it, I'll try adding that to my tutorial.
Posted by Xaoc Here's a tip, when in notepad use CTRL+F and then type Max\_weight and there you have it, the line you were looking for.
*This also works for other lines you'll need to search for through ought this tutorial.
If you see an error somewhere, have a question or if there's some informations I could add, send me a PM.Please make sure to make backups of your files, such as vanilla files that will be modified in this tutorial and saved games. I take no responsibility for any possible damage caused to your computer or files.


Get the file named Carry weight files from my drop box. My drop box

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  • DeadRussian150
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    I took all the steps to the letter and it crashes my game every time I load my game.

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    i didnt have the gamedata folder so i created it and did what u wrote and nothing happened i entered the game loaded and nothing still same.

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    Awesome tutorial, simple and effective for newer users when it comes down to editing files for the game. I've used this for the ShoC and CS, but I'm wondering now if this can be applied to Call of Pripyat?

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    Posted by In00bK?
    Posted by Solidus Snake
    Posted by -Mythic- The download site is down :( Can someone who has already downloaded them provide a mirror of these files?
    I would refresh the ;ink if I could but at this moment and maybe for ever it's not possible. I think I mention where to obtain the files somewhere in the notes but if I'm wrong try asking Siro, he was in my friends list last time I checked, check out his work for Stalker hes got wicked stuff too. . Sorry I can't be of more help to you, good luck.
    I could upload them for you if you want me to.

    DO you mean the files I'd send you or that you have them, if you do vanilla files?

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    Posted by Solidus Snake
    Posted by -Mythic- The download site is down :( Can someone who has already downloaded them provide a mirror of these files?
    I would refresh the ;ink if I could but at this moment and maybe for ever it's not possible. I think I mention where to obtain the files somewhere in the notes but if I'm wrong try asking Siro, he was in my friends list last time I checked, check out his work for Stalker hes got wicked stuff too. . Sorry I can't be of more help to you, good luck.

    I could upload them for you if you want me to.

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    Posted by -Mythic- The download site is down :( Can someone who has already downloaded them provide a mirror of these files?

    I would refresh the ;ink if I could but at this moment and maybe for ever it's not possible. I think I mention where to obtain the files somewhere in the notes but if I'm wrong try asking Siro, he was in my friends list last time I checked, check out his work for Stalker hes got wicked stuff too. . Sorry I can't be of more help to you, good luck.

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    The download site is down :(

    Can someone who has already downloaded them provide a mirror of these files?

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    Um.. I'm having promblems with the download. I mean the mirror is dead or something like that... By the way, I was using other files from another thread witch was with the 1.006 patch and it didn't corrupt my save files. (I was in the Garbage back then) But the weight limit was 350... I wanted more so decited to change it your way. My save file screwed up in a strange way... Everything works fine but I can't sprint. When I play from the beggining - I can run again. Any suggestions?

    Oh and can I do the same thing for Clear Sky?

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    Snake you are a great modder im great at modding too i know its this mod its not your fault i just have to tweak it a bit more to get it to not corrupt bonus im working on a money mod allong side of repair mod everything at first trader so its like sell 9x18 rounds for 100k just so u can buy anything you want btw great mod still i finaly tweaked it to work but it still corrupts some times

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    Are you sure it's this mod? Did you run a game with only this mod on? Because otherwise it might be some other mod causing your problem.

    Posted by brl1214 Yea im kinda having problems with mods lately most mods i make or edit tend to screw up loading a save i saved with them on like extra weight mod ^ when you plan to go save some reason you cant load the save it goes corrupt may be the fact that stalker hates me most times

    Also did you follow every step carefully, you might've made a mistake.

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