Thrasador

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  1. I am not sure what you are asking exactly? Yes if you have odor bars (the white wavy bars at the top middle of the screen) then wolves will be able to smell you from further away especially if the wolf is down wind of you and your odor is blowing towards him. I know 6 pieces of cooked meat equal one bar. I believe one whole fresh rabbit makes a bar. I know raw uncured guts and raw meat fill more bars faster than cooked meat. So any cooked meat, raw meat, whole dead bunnies, uncured guts, quartering bags and I believe uncured hides all add up to how much you smell and from how far away a wolf will start smelling you and looking for you. So even if you dropped the rabbit and you still had raw guts on you, he could still smell you. Did you drop the rabbit as bait and then back up so he could claim the rabbit and leave? Or did you drop it and just stand there, or even worse approach him. When dropping bait you have to give the wolf space to get the bait and not feel threatened by you. Like don't stand between him and the bait, or he will still go after you I think. Personally I would have dropped 1 gut and backed up with the hopes of him taking it and start wandering away. Then I would try to get as far away from him as possible before he resets and wants more bait....
  2. So you fixed it then? If so awesome and congratulations! Wow, so even though the game saves at certain specific places, if your computer turns off in the middle of playing for any reason the last good save no longer works?! Is that what you are saying, or am I misunderstanding you?
  3. @chipinthedark when you copied your old sandbox and user001 file into the Local folder was the game already running and on the menu window, or was the game completely closed? If it wasn't completely closed then exit all the way out of the game to desktop, switch steam to offline mode so nothing gets copied from cloud saves, copy your old sandbox and user001 files over to the correct local/hinterland/thelongdark folder, then start the game. This should load your old sandbox if it is not truly corrupted as others have indicated it may be. If you copy the save file over while the game is already running, even while in the main menu, it will continue to load the new sandbox save where you started over with nothing. @Carbon, there is no need to kick a guy when he's down. He has a right to be frustrated that he lost all his progress. If you don't have any ideas on how to solve the issue and be constructive...why not just remain silent on the matter? Also he's correct, if the game wasn't actively creating a save game the moment he lost power then there is no good explanation why his last save in the game is no longer functioning after restarting The Long Dark. His save file shouldn't be corrupted, if it somehow became corrupted then this should be looked into by the support team.... @chipinthedark did you create a bug ticket, and if so did you attach your save file and user001 file to the bug report? If not I would, maybe they can modify your corrupted files and mail them back to you... Also had you made any system restore points? You may be able to restore the save game folder to an earlier known good configuration...
  4. Ouch really? I am almost at 100 fires in my first 100 day game. I am figuring 9 more runs like that one and I'm there, lol!
  5. 1. So far Voyager, but I want to get good at Interloper soon. Due to my fear of wolves I am not sure I will ever be ready for Stalker. Hopefully the next difficulty implemented will be Interloper Lite from the Wish List forum. 2. I am almost at 100 on my main Voyager run. Barring a sudden horrible accident, I am sure I'll get to 200, as I have tons of supplies to do so.... 3. My favorite so far is Coastal Highway as well. I haven't spent much time at DP or TWM, but even if I had I think CH is still the best zone for food and shelter. 4. Bow....it's 0.5 kilos and the ammunition is reusable and craftable. 5. Not yet but I have watched several Hunted part 1 and 2 videos. 6. Unseen wolves. Bears are obviously terrible to get mauled by, but they are rarer and easier to see and avoid. Is @Patrick Carlson's answer from Dune? 7. Bandages...blood loss will kill you the quickest. 8. Almost. I wish there was a badge to increase carrying weight by 5kilos for time spent across all playthroughs encumbered...as I often am. 9. Expedition Parka...and I still haven't found one after looting all of ML, FM, and CH. 10. Surviving harvesting the entirety of two bears. i.e. Didn't freeze to death or get eaten by wolves while doing so...I feel that was pretty lucky.
  6. Brandishing makes much more sense for frightening a wolf. They really should have both options. They probably switched it to throwing simply to make things harder, because if you have to throw you can miss. You can overshoot the wolf and now you have to get another torch or flare and try again. With brandishing you could also try to keep multiple wolves at bay. With throwing you need multiple torches or flares for multiple wolves coming from different directions. I hate it!
  7. It really has gotten ridiculous....especially on flat terrain while slightly encumbered (like 35kilos). I got 4 sprains in less than one day hiking from one trailer to another through the snow. I wasn't climbing or descending....just walking, and the sprains were insane.
  8. Damn it Jim, I'm a bush pilot not an engineer! -Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy
  9. I think it's reasonable. When a fire you just loaded with 4 hours of wood, becomes windblown and will only remain lit for 9 minutes at a time, you should be able to put the fire out to take the wood back and relocate the fire elsewhere out of the wind....
  10. I think my biggest wish so far is that Peanut Butter and Condensed Milk decayed slower indoors. Simply because I dilly-dallied on my play through, and due to that I haven't found a single edible Condensed Milk, lol. I have found about 4 cans total of condensed milk so far after searching the entirety of Forlorn Muskeg, Mystery Lake and Coastal Highway. Only 1 of them wasn't already ruined....it was a 3 condition....so I didn't eat it obviously. I found one jar of Peanut Butter so far at like 40 condition which I ate.... It just makes me sad to know that since I am almost at 100 days on my playthrough and those two items decay at a rate of 1 condition a day (allegedly), that the odds of me finding any edible ones indoors are pretty slim. It would be nice if they had a .333 loss indoors like Pinnacle Peaches....I am not asking to treat them like beef jerky or an MRE....but maybe make it so they could survive 200 days. Anyways no biggie....lots of other things to eat. I just hate wasting food....
  11. @FinMoose sorry, I'm new to the forum and just noticed your thread and question. In the Steam forum someone established a guide of known spawns for items on Interloper runs. The current list includes locations of matches and firestrikers. So if you are still interested in that information I will link the link. Obviously this list is a major spoiler of information for finding tools on Interloper, so click away knowing that. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=888366399
  12. More than likely no one will be asking me for help anyways, I was just throwing it out there...mostly because I am bored, lol. Also, I do like answering questions and being helpful/useful....
  13. It's ok @Carbon, I asked permission first. This is for the off chance someone specifically doesn't wish to ask a question for all to see... If they don't have an issue with using the public forums, they are obviously free to ask in the forums as I stated.... Also I covered I don’t know the answer to everything, as I am not a Hinterland employee. Even if I was, I still wouldn't know where you left your keys....
  14. Until further notice I am available to answer questions that any new players have about the game. Feel free to private message me via the forum's messaging system. Obviously you are welcome to use the forums for the same purpose, but I was thinking some people may be nervous to ask all questions in a public forum for fear of sounding silly or something like that. Mostly everyone on this forum is very nice, but sometimes asking things publicly can still make some people nervous..... So if that is the case you can ask me, however I am not an employee of Hinterland and obviously I don't know the answer to everything. I am just a fellow gamer who seldom sleeps and enjoys answering questions. If I don't write back immediately, it is because I am asleep. I apologize if that is the case, and I will respond when I wake up.
  15. @CalNieDaGtarGuy I found this solution to "controls not working:" Could you try this please. Try deleting your "user001" file. NOTE: It will reset your key bindings. It wont affect your save file. For PC it can be found at C:\Users\(Computer Name)\AppData\LocalLow\Hinterland\The Long Dark. The app data folder is hidden by default, so you will either have to unhide it or search in the locallow in the windows app bar. For MAC its Users/(Computer Name)/Library/Caches/Hinterland/The Long Dark. In this case Library is hidden. We are working on a fix so this is needed but this should help. Jeremy Try that.... PS I think they changed the location from local low to just local. So look there instead....
  16. I meant as far as troubleshooting the problem goes....have you tried changing your button bindings around? Maybe you can get another button to work? Or maybe just changing it to something and then back again might fix it. Obviously it would help to know if you are using keyboard and mouse, or are you using a gamepad through Steam, or are you playing on console? Have you tried the technical issues forum? Maybe there is a work around to fix the issue. I'm messing with my key binds via Steam all the time trying to get things smoother....lol.
  17. Yup, we covered that one. I actually told him to go practice doing just that, until he gets comfortable with it. Doing that regularly is what broke my fear. Once that becomes second nature, wolves are just another thing on the menu...
  18. So on a short trip, not planning on crossing wolf territories two bandages and two doses of antiseptic are like my minimum for "just in case purposes." I also always carry two doses of antibiotics and two doses of pain killers. I recently decided that two doses of pain killers is no longer adaquate, as I have been getting numerous sprains walking on flat terrain while slightly over-encumbered (like ~35 kilos). At this point if you are going anywhere you need at least 8 pills or 4 cups of rose hips for 4 sprains. Depending on how unlucky you get, you may still run out. I've had to sleep my last three sprains off, because I only have two pills left on me (the rest are back at base). I am saving the final dose for an emergency running situation, lol...
  19. To be honest on a normal hike, I bring two bandages and two doses of antiseptic....if I am not going wolf hunting. I was just having Cal stock up to cover worst case scenarios, lol...it may have been a little excessive. On another note though, I typically play Voyager and my last wolf struggle I got 0 bleeding wounds and lost 10 or 11 condition (which is really lucky). It was probably a pretty weak wolf, but I also have decent protective clothes and a good knife. What you say about not surviving three attacks in a row is most likely true on Stalker and/or Interloper. On Voyager you theoretically could survive three back to back weak wolf attacks as long as you quickly treated the bleeding in between....and got lucky. You would be in rough shape though if that did happen. My worst luck so far was in FM with two attacks in rapid succession (but it was almost 4, lol). I was on the ice heading to the farm and the wolves were between me and the farm and I didn't know because I was on lower terrain and it was foggy. I was really close to the farm and excited to get there, and they almost got me. I heard the bark, didn't know from where....but I assumed it was in front of me. I stop for a second and panic (because I was going there to craft arrowheads and didn't bring a gun because it is so heavy), and out from over the mound of snow in front of me and the fog obscuring him comes the wolf and he was charging me. So obviously wolf struggle. I bandage up and see another coming from my right. I start backing up to the left and drop some bait. He ignores it....probably because I'm hurt. While backing up I notice the house that is caved in and broken in half behind me. Before I even get to there, that wolf pounces. I bandage up and see TWO more comming out of the fog behind where he came from. I am at about 40-50 condition and know I can't survive two more attacks. I back into a corner of the colapsed house and crouch to make a fire. Half way through I hear the wolves panicking, of course I fail...but I start again immediately after and succeeded. I throw a few sticks in, grab a torch, and scramble to the farm...or where I think the farm is in the fog (I had never been to FM). I manage to find it before the torch burned out.... Got a new fire going in the forge with the torch, made sure I treated everything, drank a herbal tea and slept until I was back to 80 condition, lol. I think that early encounter in my playing of this game is what instilled my wolf fear in the first place. I was never afraid of one wolf I could see, it's the other 3-4 I might not know about yet....
  20. Did they remove the mechanic where you can get more than two afflictions per attack if you put up a poor offense/defense?
  21. See if there is a way to restore the folder where the user001 file and sandbox saves are to a prior system restore point or something. When you right click on folders there is an option "restore previous versions"
  22. Wow, how the heck did that happen? Obviously you tried changing your key bindings right? Or do you use a gamepad?
  23. So @CalNieDaGtarGuy, I was late to this thread. How is the wolf phobia going? I recently just got over mine. I can tell you what did it for me. So first cook some meat of whatever animal you feel safe killing, even fish. Over the next day or so eat the meat canceling before you finish eating it, leaving you with leftover meat pieces under .10kilos so it doesn't matter if you lose the meat to a wolf. Get like 5 pieces, because 6 definitely registers a smell bar. You probably still smell slightly with 5, but at least it doesn't register a bar. Put on your best protective clothing, get your hatchet, knife, and bow and bring 10 arrows at least. Also bring at least 3-5 bandages and a bottle of antiseptic or 3-5 old man's beard....the hatchet and first aid is so you are covered even if you end up in a wolf struggle. The plan is not to end up in a struggle, but you will be covered even if you do. Then go to where you know wolves are, preferably an area with more than one, but one where you also have a clear line of sight to all of them. A good spot is the frozen water in the area in front of the coastal town in Coastal Highway. I often see 3-4 wolves on the ice between the log sort and the coastal town. Then practice seeing how close you can get to a wolf before it notices you. Once it does, it will typically bark like a dog and then start trotting in your direction and growling. Start backing up, while keeping eyes on the wolf. Press the drop bait button to drop a piece of bait on the ground. Back up a bit more from the bait, so the wolf doesn't feel threatened comming to take the meat. Don't go really far away though because you want a good shot. Get your bow out. Get the dot lined up with the wolf in the direction he is going twords the meat. He should be comming right at you, but the bait is between you and him. When he's about 5 feet away or two seconds from grabbing the meat draw and try to shoot him in the face. As long as you hit him somewhere....which you should because he isn't far, you are not panicking, and you lined up the shot, he'll either die immediately or be wounded and run around until he dies. Hopefully it will die where you can get to him, but if not no big deal. Light a fire and harvest him if you like, but if you do drop the guts and hide nearby in a fishing hut or some other storage if you don't want an increased smell indicator. Keep doing it with the other wolves around. Practice dropping bait, backing up, lining up shots, and shooting wolves. Always leave the house with a few pieces of bait, and at least the bow and several arrows (because the gun is heavy). At some point it will become second nature to start backing up when you hear a wolf bark, dropping bait, and shooting it in the face. I did that today, and I realized I didn't panic. I heard a wolf and thought, "I guess some wolf wants me to kill it and eat it" That's what happened too...
  24. Not to cause an argumet or overly complicate things, I have been living by the information I read on the two Wiki's. The Gamepedia one is more out of date, so I prefer the other Wiki. That Wiki has this to say about food poisoning: "Food poisoning can be randomly assigned at any time when a food or drink item is consumed. Uncooked meat and lower condition foods are at the highest risk, while good quality canned or processed foods, except for Can of dog food, are some of the safest consumables. Soda cans and all other beverages will never cause food poisoning. Furthermore, items with a displayed condition of at least 75% will also never cause food poisoning. There are also several food items that are completely safe until their condition goes below 20%, these items being: beef jerky, pork and beans, condensed milk, salty crackers, energy bars, MREs, pinnacle peaches, and tomato soup. Suffering from food poisoning will never kill the player but will severely weaken them if left untreated. While in effect, condition will not be restored and will rapidly drop until your condition reaches 15%." So low condition soda cans allegedly never make you sick, I have tested this on myself. I have consumed numerous sodas below 20 condition and have not gotten sick. I have also been testing the other claims about the canned foods, MREs, beef jerky, crackers, and the like and have consumed many of those items below 50, but above 20 and have not yet gotten sick....so far. Just watch out for Dog Food, this isn't Mad Max, even high condition dog food can make you sick....that one is always a gamble. (I still eat it in real life and in the game though) I just wanted to clarify in more detail so new players are not just throwing a bunch of potentially safe foods away because the condition is lower than 50. Especially the sodas....on Interloper every calorie counts.... Anyway....this information was more pertinent before Carbon edited his original post to include the information I just listed, lol....
  25. Oh ok cool, thanks peeps! So even if not right away, maybe probably at some point... I mean why not? They took all that time to design those additional regions...why not add them to the rest.... Hopefully at some point...maybe when the entire story is finished....you can continue with one of the two main characters into the sandbox...like a normal game with a sandbox mode...