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I heard back directly from Hinterland Support. They confirmed that the crashed plane icon is important in Mountain Town. I subsequently sketched it. Nothing unlocked. They also pointed out (this was after I sent them screenshots of all my maps) that my Mysterious Signal Fire in Hushed River Valley was in the wrong location (although this is obviously not my fault; mine was a little northwest of the location in the image). They attached an image of where the fire should be, but I went there this morning (and remembered that I had already been there and sketched the area) and there was nothing. The zoomed in map is my screenshot, and you can see that there is nothing there at all aside from the rope climbing rock. Suffice to say that this latest communication did not change anything for me, or really offer any helpful new information. So I hope the next update fixes this issue as well.

 

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5 hours ago, Cellar_Attic said:

......They also pointed out (this was after I sent them screenshots of all my maps) that my Mysterious Signal Fire in Hushed River Valley was in the wrong location (although this is obviously not my fault; mine was a little northwest of the location in the image). They attached an image of where the fire should be, but I went there this morning (and remembered that I had already been there and sketched the area) and there was nothing. .....

That's disappointing to hear.....I'd be curious to see the maps from people that have the achievement to see if they too had the upper spawn location for the signal fire.  My signal fire spawned to the north as well, but I am possibly a lifetime away from getting to the point where I have the achievement, and thus won't be able to confirm if yours is a "glitch".

For that support person to say "your fire is in the wrong spot" is just not accurate.

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4 hours ago, DirtyMadcap said:

That's disappointing to hear.....I'd be curious to see the maps from people that have the achievement to see if they too had the upper spawn location for the signal fire.  My signal fire spawned to the north as well, but I am possibly a lifetime away from getting to the point where I have the achievement, and thus won't be able to confirm if yours is a "glitch".

For that support person to say "your fire is in the wrong spot" is just not accurate.

Ya, I was taken aback by it. I mean, I found the signal fire where I Found the signal fire, you know? I distinctly remember doing it too because I was lucky to find a moose satchel in that same location and I was of course stoked.

I'm now in the process of gaining access to the save game files through my PC, since The Long Dark is a Windows Play Anywhere title. For whatever reason, I can't find the files in the user data, nor can I even locate a Hinterland folder. It's bizarre and maddening. Aaargh!

On the plus side, I'm going into another survival playthrough for the first 25 days without killing an animal achievement. I only have a few left. I might just try to speed run the map locations and see if this unlocks. I don't know what else to do.

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My spawnlocation of the Mysterious Signal Fire is the southern point, so i can't compare your map with mine... I'm going to check my maps AGAIN with the steamlink tomorrow, i'll report my results.

After checking this guide I'll answer the mail from Hinterland and report them my results. 

@Cellar_Attic Interesting to hear, because my steam folder of TLD has its last change date from 02/05/20. So i think all the data is saved directly on a server and not on your hard drive.

Hopefully the next update is coming soon..

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13 hours ago, mrxy2013 said:

My spawnlocation of the Mysterious Signal Fire is the southern point, so i can't compare your map with mine... I'm going to check my maps AGAIN with the steamlink tomorrow, i'll report my results.

After checking this guide I'll answer the mail from Hinterland and report them my results. 

@Cellar_Attic Interesting to hear, because my steam folder of TLD has its last change date from 02/05/20. So i think all the data is saved directly on a server and not on your hard drive.

Hopefully the next update is coming soon..

I was able to locat the save files last night. They were clustered together under Packages. So I sent them off to my Hinterland contact and am now awaiting a response. They're on PST in British Columbia, and I'm on EST, so I'll need to wait a bit into today for any kind of response. A part of me is hoping they'll just send me some sort of file that unlocks the achievement. After this one, I just need to survive for 500 days (I'm on day 427 with my main sandbox) and complete the challenges.

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I got the F.C. Achievement ages ago so maybe things have changed since then, but here's my map of that area.

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1 hour ago, peteloud said:

I got the F.C. Achievement ages ago so maybe things have changed since then, but here's my map of that area.

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Yeah, your signal fire spawned at the southern location.  I wonder if it was originally a static spawn, and the FC achievement was coded to look for that spot, and then not updated when made dynamic.  Maybe someone with the achievement has a northern fire and will see this to shut down that idea.

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I'm happy to report that - at long last - I have resolved this issue and earned the achievement. Turns out the problem had nothing to do with the signal fire in Hushed River Valley. Looking through my game files, the Hinterland support person informed me that the one location missing was the Community Hall icon in Pleasant Valley (which overlaps with the Thomson's Crossing location name). I marched over there immediately, stood right in front and mapped it. Apparently this is the only way to get it to actually show up on the map. 

Also, this did not increase my location count, so the hunch that this achievement isn't so much about the locations discovered number as about revealing key locations on your in-game map is probably correct. Notably, the Community Hall is not listed as essential on the Admin's list for Pleasant Valley. 

Wow. I am quite happy to finally have this done. A little joy amid the pandemic! Happy hunting, folks!

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I think the main reason why it's not on the admin list is because the list is still outdated regarding Pleasant Valley. It's still says Rural Crossroads, not Thomsons Crossing. It makes sense that the icon is important as it is a major icon. If they'd update that I think this would help other people.

Plus the one location I mapped in TWM which isn't in the list. I still think that regarding the location triggers it's not important to have everyone in the list but to have the amount of what's in the list. I was missing one location trigger in the list from Hushed River Valley when I got the achievement and like I said I mapped one additional location trigger in TWM, Andre's Peak. I think that's why I got the achievement one location trigger earlier.

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@Laika Ivanova @Cellar_Attic ....congrats Cellar!

I'm wondering if you guys are looking at old information regarding requirements.  Rural Crossing/Thompson's, Andre's Peak, and Community Hall are all listed in the OP of this thread.  I suppose it's possible they've done some ninja-editing, but alas.

I look forward to getting this achievement and joining the ranks of the accomplished.

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14 minutes ago, DirtyMadcap said:

@Laika Ivanova @Cellar_Attic ....congrats Cellar!

I'm wondering if you guys are looking at old information regarding requirements.  Rural Crossing/Thompson's, Andre's Peak, and Community Hall are all listed in the OP of this thread.  I suppose it's possible they've done some ninja-editing, but alas.

I look forward to getting this achievement and joining the ranks of the accomplished.

I used the information in this thread and in the steam support link the Hinterland Support person e-mailed me. I think the bigger issue here is that some of the triggers are far too narrow. I had previously mapped the area around Thompson's Crossing, so why didn't it include the Community Hall? I assumed I had everything there because I mapped the town as soon as I arrived. Same goes for the Abandoned Mine and Carter Dam. 

In any case, I'm very relieved to be done with this achievement. I've got 20 days to go to 500 and then it's just the challenges left.

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5 hours ago, Cellar_Attic said:

one location missing was the Community Hall icon in Pleasant Valley (which overlaps with the Thomson's Crossing location name). I marched over there immediately, stood right in front and mapped it. Apparently this is the only way to get it to actually show up on the map. 

Guys, that was my missing part as well. THANKS @Cellar_Attic for sharing!!! And thanks all of you for your help!

I will make another post with every map and location (zoomed out), but i didn't mark every spot, so pretty much the whole map is black ^^ Hope this will help, but please check with the steamlist (especially for caves!). You don't need bear caves.

The steamlist was updated after my second message to Hinterland, but the Rural Crossroad Location isn't changed yet. ONLY the list counts, if you have e.g. more transition zones than listed in any region it's fine - you only need the stuff listed.

I think they added the Community Hall Icon with the last update from the list, because i copied the list to my wordsheet and there was no Community Hall listed.

By the way, the PV coal-mine Icon can be small, but it has to show in the zoomed-in map.

Thanks!

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