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The Soldier suit is an (unique until v1.3003) armour featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.


A special suit for diversionary military operations, not bad protection from armour-piercing bullets and help to to carry many useful items with you.
- Inventory description

Overview

  • The item was cut almost entirely from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl with the exception of the Military checkpoint attic stash that was wearable but only a trophy item at best.
  • The suit has been re-introduced for the Lost Alpha and is quite functional as of patch 1.3003 despite a couple of coding errors.
  • Removed from the game with v1.4007, the closest match being the "Berill-1" armored suit.

Upgrades

Lost Alpha

  • Not upgradeable due to unique classification.

Developer's Cut

List of upgrades
ID Icon Upgrade Description
Cost Effect Requirements
1A IconArmourUpgrade Specops outfit 1 Compensating underarmour Special underarmour distributes bullet impact over the entire armour, reducing damage.
1000 RU

Impact -10%

None

1C IconArmourUpgrade Specops outfit 2 Lightweight aluminium frame Steel frame is replaced with one made from lightweight aluminium.
2000 RU

Outfit weight -3.5 kg

1D IconArmourUpgrade Specops outfit 4 Additional frame reinforcement Even if the armour is severely damaged, the reinforced frame will stop pistol bullets.
2000 RU

Suit durability +15%

1E IconArmourUpgrade Specops outfit 3 Reinforced titanium-beryllium matrix A beryllium matrix reinforced with titanium (instead of aluminium) is one of the most reliable protective systems worldwide.
3000 RU

Bulletproof cap +30%

1F IconArmourUpgrade Specops outfit 5 Ceramic coating Ceramic coating can deflect a standard bullet, if it hits at an angle, or even completely stop it in case of a direct hit.
3000 RU

Impact -10%

2A IconArmourUpgrade Specops outfit 6 Protective polymer inserts A mix of polycarbonate, silicone and carbon fibre - in case the main armour cracks.
1100 RU

Suit durability +10%

None

2C IconArmourUpgrade Specops outfit 7 Rubber padded overalls An ergonomic rubber padding increases mobility in bulky armour.
1800 RU

Power restore +2

2D IconArmourUpgrade Specops outfit 9 Constantan insulating inserts Constantan does not conduct electricity and melts only at very high temperatures.
1800 RU
  • Burn +20%
  • Electric shock +20%
2E IconArmourUpgrade Specops outfit 8 SBC-RHZ Mk II jumpsuit SBC-RHZ Mk II is a sealed combat jumpsuit, protecting from radiation and chemical agents.
2800 RU
  • Rad.protection +30%
  • Chemical burn +30%

Notes

  • Pretty decent specs for firefights, not so useful for general exploration.
  • In Lost Alpha (-v1.3003) this armour has some coding deficiencies which were remedied in the Developer's Cut (1.4000+):
    • The currently used inventory icon is that of the Berill-5M armoured suit.
    • The inventory graphic showing the player's actor wearing the suit is also that of the Beril since there is no graphic icon to represent the Soldier suit.
    • More confusingly, the inventory icon is also that of the Beril (presumably for simplicity) even though there is an accessible inventory icon for the Soldier suit.
    • The second and third person views of the suit is NOT the Beril, of course, but one more representative of a 'Military Commander'.
    • Unlike the Skat-9 military armoured suit which has bugged specs, this suit degrades at a normal pace but since it is classed as 'unique', may not be upgraded or repaired.
  • In the Developer's Cut (1.4000+) the armour has been extensively remodeled, it has lost the unique classification, the protection against anomalies and the Night vision capabilities.

Trivia

  • The correct inventory icon in Lost Alpha (-v1.3003) may be fixed by editing the 'outfit.ltx' file in 'items' for the "soldier suit" entry as follows:
    • For the inventory icon field, change "x" to 36 and "y" to 4.
    • Since the inventory icon is square rather than rectangular (similar to Leather jacket or Bandit jacket), change the icon height value from "3" to "2".

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