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[SPOILERS for Survival Mode Gameplay!]

Below you'll find a list of locations in The Long Dark's Survival Mode. We hope these might be useful to you in completing the Faithful Cartographer Achievement. 

NOTE: In v1.19 of The Long Dark, we've released a fix for an issue with the Faithful Cartographer achievement that was keeping it from unlocking for many players. The fix is retroactive but may require performing one mapping action per region to update the Achievement “checklist”. 

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In the list you'll see two categories - Icons and Location Triggers.

Icons: Major Locations and Region Transitions that you will see on your in-game map, when zoomed in or zoomed out.

Location Triggers: These also appear on your in-game map, but as text-only when zoomed out. 

As an example, we've cleared a portion of the Mystery Lake Region map to illustrate this for clarity:

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Mystery Lake
Icon - Camp Office
Icon - Carter Hydro Dam
Icon - Forestry Lookout
Icon - Trapper's Homestead
Icon - Leave Mystery Lake
Location Trigger - Unnamed Pond
Location Trigger - Train Loading Area
Location Trigger - Rail Tunnel
Location Trigger - Frozen Creek
Location Trigger - Derailment
Location Trigger - Lake Trail
Location Trigger - Dave's Quiet Clearing
Location Trigger - Ice Fishing Huts
Icon - Leave Mystery Lake
Location Trigger - Logging Camp
Location Trigger - Carter Hydro Dam
Location Trigger - Max's Last Stand
Location Trigger - Lake Overlook
Location Trigger - Trapper's Homestead
Location Trigger - Destroyed Lookout
Location Trigger - Clearcut
Location Trigger - Deadfall Area
Location Trigger - Alan's Cave

Coastal Highway
Icon - Abandoned Mine
Icon - Abandoned Lookout
Icon - Quonset Garage
Location Trigger - Rabbit Grove
Location Trigger - Bear Creek Campground
Location Trigger - Log Sort
Location Trigger - Coastal Townsite
Location Trigger - Commuter's Lament
Location Trigger - Train Unloading
Location Trigger - Fishing Camp
Location Trigger - Silent Clearing
Location Trigger - Jackrabbit Island
Icon - Leave Coastal Highway
Icon - Leave Coastal Highway
Location Trigger - Abandoned Lookout
Location Trigger - Misanthrope's Homestead
Location Trigger - The Tooth
Location Trigger - Rockfall
Location Trigger - Waterfront Cottages

Pleasant Valley
Icon - Abandoned Mine
Icon - Signal Hill
Icon - Barn
Icon - Three Strikes Farmstead
Icon - Leave Pleasant Valley
Icon - Farmhouse
Location Trigger - Point of Disagreement
Location Trigger - Burned Ridge Cave
Location Trigger - Pensive Pond
Location Trigger - Heartbreak Bridge
Location Trigger - Long Curve
Location Trigger - Upper Falls
Location Trigger - Picnic Spot
Location Trigger - Derelict Cabins
Location Trigger - Hilltop Cave
Location Trigger - Misty Falls Picnic Area
Icon - Leave Pleasant Valley
Location Trigger - Lower Falls
Location Trigger - Rural Crossroads
Location Trigger - Skeeter's Ridge
Location Trigger - End of the Road
Location Trigger - Pleasant Valley Outbuildings
Location Trigger - Three Strikes Farmstead
Location Trigger - Pleasant Valley Farmstead
Location Trigger - Cascading Falls
Location Trigger - Lonely Homestead
Location Trigger - Contemplation Bridge
Location Trigger - Signal Hill

Desolation Point

Icon - Hibernia Processing
Location Trigger - Hibernia Processing
Icon - Lonely Lighthouse
Icon - The Riken
Icon - Leave Desolation Point
Location Trigger - Blocked Highway
Location Trigger - Waterfall
Location Trigger - Broken Bridge
Location Trigger - Little Island
Location Trigger - Matt's Truck
Location Trigger - Katie's Secluded Corner

Timberwolf Mountain
Icon - Mountaineer's Hut
Location Trigger - Mountaineer's Hut
Icon - Wing
Icon - Tail Section
Location Trigger - Landing Gear
Icon - Wing
Location Trigger - Echo Ravine
Location Trigger - Secluded Shelf
Location Trigger - Echo Peak West
Location Trigger - Engine
Location Trigger - Engine
Location Trigger - Andre's Peak
Location Trigger - Crystal Lake
Icon - Leave Timberwolf Mountain
Location Trigger - Eric's Falls
Location Trigger - Deer Clearing
Location Trigger - Summit
Location Trigger - Echo Peak East

Forlorn Muskeg
Icon - Shortwave Tower
Location Trigger - Bunkhouses
Location Trigger - Poacher's Camp
Location Trigger - Shortwave Tower
Location Trigger - Muskeg Overlook
Icon - Leave Forlorn Muskeg
Location Trigger - Old Spence Family Homestead
Icon - Leave Forlorn Muskeg
Location Trigger - Hat Creek
Location Trigger - Marsh Ridge
Icon - Poacher's Camp
Location Trigger - Waterfall

Broken Railroad
Location Trigger - Locomotive Engine
Location Trigger - Rickety Foot Bridge
Icon - Leave Broken Railroad Region
Icon - Maintenance Shed
Location Trigger - Hunting Lodge
Icon - Hunting Lodge
Location Trigger - Landslide
Location Trigger - Broken Bridge
Location Trigger - Maintenance Yard
Location Trigger - Hunter's Blind

Mountain Town
Icon - Paradise Meadows Farm
Location Trigger - Spruce Falls Bridge
Icon - St. Christopher’s Church
Location Trigger - Graveyard
Location Trigger - Paradise Meadows Farm
Icon - Orca Gas Station
Location Trigger - Wood Lot
Location Trigger - Milton Park
Icon - Leave Milton Region
Icon - Leave Milton Region
Location Trigger - Town of Milton
Location Trigger - Radio Tower
Icon - Spruce Falls Bridge
Location Trigger - Wood Lot
Icon - Crashed Plane
Location Trigger - Picnic Area
Location Trigger - Orca Gas Station
Location Trigger - Wood Lot
Location Trigger - Rocky Refuge
Icon - Hermit's Cabin
Location Trigger - Crashed Plane

Ravine
Icon - Leave Ravine
Location Trigger - Raven Falls Trestle
Icon - Leave Ravine
Location Trigger - Ravine Basin

Crumbling Highway
Icon - Leave Crumbling Highway
Location Trigger - Road Collapse
Location Trigger - The Arch
Location Trigger - Abandoned Harris Home
Icon - Leave Crumbling Highway

Winding River
Icon - Cave
Icon - Carter Hydro Dam

Hushed River Valley

Icon - Leave Hushed River Valley
Location Trigger - Quarrelling Falls
Location Trigger - Lonely Cave
Location Trigger - Watchful Falls
Location Trigger - Valley View Point
Location Trigger - Banner Falls
Location Trigger - Pensive Vista
Location Trigger - Lake Cave
Location Trigger - Landslide
Location Trigger - Mammoth Falls
Location Trigger - Moose Overlook
Location Trigger - Many Falls Vista
Location Trigger - Hushed River
Location Trigger - Twin Sisters Falls
Location Trigger - Reclusive Falls
Location Trigger - Mysterious Signal Fire
Location Trigger - Monolith Lake
Location Trigger - Peak Cave
Location Trigger - Offset Falls
Location Trigger - Long Shot Falls
Location Trigger - Valley Cave
Location Trigger - Cloudtop Falls
Location Trigger - Little Bear and Cub Falls
Location Trigger - Stairsteps Lake
 

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16 hours ago, admin said:

[SPOILERS for Survival Mode Gameplay!]

Below you'll find a list of locations in The Long Dark's Survival Mode. We hope these might be useful to you in completing the Faithful Cartographer Achievement. 

NOTE: In v1.19 of The Long Dark, we've released a fix for an issue with the Faithful Cartographer achievement that was keeping it from unlocking for many players. The fix is retroactive but may require performing one mapping action per region to update the Achievement “checklist”. 

***
In the list you'll see two categories - Icons and Location Triggers.

Icons: Major Locations and Region Transitions that you will see on your in-game map, when zoomed in or zoomed out.

Location Triggers: These also appear on your in-game map, but as text-only when zoomed out. 

Pleasant Valley
Icon - Abandoned Mine
Icon - Signal Hill
Icon - Barn
Icon - Three Strikes Farmstead
Icon - Leave Pleasant Valley
Icon - Farmhouse
Icon - Leave Pleasant Valley

First of all thanks for a checklist that might help the majority of people achieving it, IF they don't hit a bug on the way. I just recently started playing a Custom Survival run (1.17). Thanks for borking all my displayed loot in the PV Farmhouse basement /cry. 5L of fuel, 5 axes, 7 knifes & 4 lanterns. May they rest forever in the upside down.

Let me show you my map of PV so far:

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Zoomed in:

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I've mapped the entrance to the "Abandoned Mine" x10 now. Angles don't matter, distance doesnt matter.
Take a look at the zoomed in map. I've been thorough and mapped every single part of that area. Not a single Cave, House or Car, got mapped. This is regardless of positioning aswell. But hey the dead guy and container near Upper Falls got mapped. He is inside the bloody cave...

So what happens when I reach the final bit of mapping in whichever region that might be?
Will the tracker look at my map, and say "He didn't map the Abandoned Mine, so he hasn't earned it"?

Team Hinterland could we please get some mapping consistency? I refuse to cheat my way to the achievement, but you're making it frustratingly difficult.

 

Edit: (Observation)

Timberwolf Mountain
Location Trigger - Waterfall Cave ?? (near Eric's Falls)

Edited by Arzanot

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Wow thanks for the effort of putting this list together, it's very much appreciated. Guess I now know what I'll be doing for the next 250 days on my current Stalker run ;)

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I've gone back to all of the zones after this latest update and there are still issues with Icons and Trigger Locations still not being displayed.   In fact, the map just won't un-hide the area, no matter how many times I re-sketch area.   I've sprained so many wrists and ankles trying to get maybe a slightly different angle.   I have wasted tons of Charcoal moving a few feet or closer to structures each and every time to get these uncovered and tagged.

After this latest update, I decided to hold back on posting this, just-in-case these were just visual issues with my Maps.   But after mapping out all of the Mountain Town (*and going back to each and every zone to re-map - I believe those are 27 in-game days), and not getting the Achievement, I decided to move forward with this post.

Desolation Point:    The Mine Entrances and Stone Church Icon never appears, although I have seen it on other player maps.    Why does this map always appear when viewing map from within buildings in Mountain Town?

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Coastal Highway:   Many of the Trailers and small buildings in the middle of the map don't display, especially the Trailer and vicinity of Train Unloading area.   It remains covered no matter how many times I've remapped area.

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The Long Dark is such a great game!   I'm over 400 days in on this character.    Inching my way towards the 500 Days Achievement.    I'm really hoping (and praying) that this can be addressed without having to start over.

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I was in a 1.17 game started pretty much the day it released.

Had plenty of icons (big and small) never appear when mapping. Once 1.19 hit, the basement of PV farmhouse, kept being reset, and it actually counted as a new discovered location every time. You could basically discover 100% of the world going back and forth between the basement and the main house. Having just mapped TMW and most of PV, there were already differences in icons from my old playthrough, sigh...

Hinterland stating stuff is fixed retroactively, seems to me like a big guess.

I've decided to start a brand new 1.19 playthrough, as soon as I get the 1000 fires badge.

The problem with Survival game fixes:

- Survival games seem stuck in the game version they were started in
- Survival games create new bugs everytime you start one.
- New patches tend to break current Survival games, without fixing issues.

 

My best bet for achieving Faithful Cartographer, would be to start over in a 1.19 game.

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On 16.12.2017 at 5:18 AM, admin said:

Desolation Point
Icon - Stone Church

In the game version for ps4, the Stone Church icon is not displayed. Only the inscription from the icon is visible (white font in black frame). Here's a video.

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The main benefit to this released list of locations is that you'll know if your current game is completely fucked :)

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After check all this list i am almost give up, because all these places are mapped in my game only the Stone Church icon is invisible. This achievement is a pain in the ass, it is bugged.

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On 16/12/2017 at 0:12 PM, Arzanot said:

First of all thanks for a checklist that might help the majority of people achieving it, IF they don't hit a bug on the way. I just recently started playing a Custom Survival run (1.17). Thanks for borking all my displayed loot in the PV Farmhouse basement /cry. 5L of fuel, 5 axes, 7 knifes & 4 lanterns. May they rest forever in the upside down.

Let me show you my map of PV so far:

failed_mapping.thumb.png.b6fc972991806dbed3cc09deb8535a7c.png

Zoomed in:

failed_mapping_zoomed_in.thumb.png.30551c478cf8456d03e2463ba84f6f13.png

I've mapped the entrance to the "Abandoned Mine" x10 now. Angles don't matter, distance doesnt matter.
Take a look at the zoomed in map. I've been thorough and mapped every single part of that area. Not a single Cave, House or Car, got mapped. This is regardless of positioning aswell. But hey the dead guy and container near Upper Falls got mapped. He is inside the bloody cave...

So what happens when I reach the final bit of mapping in whichever region that might be?
Will the tracker look at my map, and say "He didn't map the Abandoned Mine, so he hasn't earned it"?

Team Hinterland could we please get some mapping consistency? I refuse to cheat my way to the achievement, but you're making it frustratingly difficult.

 

Edit: (Observation)

Timberwolf Mountain
Location Trigger - Waterfall Cave ?? (near Eric's Falls)

The mines in PV and Desolation point i could map them moving a little to the right side of entrance close to the gates.

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I just started over in a 1.19 survival game. Abandoned Mine remains unmappable.

I give up, Hinterland has officially driven me out of this game for 2017. Cya in 2018. 

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1 minute ago, ATHAPL said:

The mines in PV and Desolation point i could map them moving a little to the right side of entrance close to the gates.

The fact that you wrote right as I gave up, and I tested it ingame, and it worked, is hilarious :)

Cheers bud. I guess I'll give this another shot :)

Made my day.

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20 minutes ago, Arzanot said:

The fact that you wrote right as I gave up, and I tested it ingame, and it worked, is hilarious :)

Cheers bud. I guess I'll give this another shot :)

Made my day.

You welcome ?

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Broken Railroad
Location Trigger - Rickety Foot Bridge

How will this even be possible?    There's no Climbing Rope attached to the Climbing Mount Point.

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1 hour ago, Shinjuru said:

Broken Railroad
Location Trigger - Rickety Foot Bridge

How will this even be possible?    There's no Climbing Rope attached to the Climbing Mount Point.

especially for you: option 1, option 2. option 2 will be preferable for you (start of the video - exit from Hunting Lodge).

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Did someone start a new game after 1.19 trying to achieve Faithfull Cartographer?

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Reached Desolation Point in my newly started 1.19 Speed Mapping survival story.
Up untill the Stone Church everything mapped 100%.

Can't say I'm surprised it's still not working. failed_mapping_zoomed_in.thumb.png.75f6069a41e7d20e04d18a5e4b74e2ac.png

Now I give up. Thx Hinterland.

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@ATHAPL, @Arzanot you need to come to Stone Church at night (when there will be Aurora) and put a pentogram of deer meat and ... wait for December 2018, by this time there will be a patch :) 

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19 minutes ago, black72rat said:

@ATHAPL, @Arzanot you need to come to Stone Church at night (when there will be Aurora) and put a pentogram of deer meat and ... wait for December 2018, by this time there will be a patch :) 

Kkkkkkkkkkkk

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