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  1. Sorry. If the file is not in some previous restore point from windows, the chance of recovering it is +-0. If the file would not have been overwritten, you could use some tools for restoring files. But this is not the case. Maybe CIA or some other agency have some tools. You know to read data from borders of HDD paths. But these agencies also uses the "proper deletion" in which the first step is... replace every bit of information on the drive by zeroes.

    In my previous work we had a case, when virus deployed its payload. It overwrote all documents, excel sheets... everything by its own code. I was working on the phone. You can imagine how many people called and I had to be the one who told them the bad news.

    But it is possible the information in the lost 20% of your file is not so important. Maybe Hinterland support can properly close the file (even if you would lost all your meat or something). I would try them.

    Because of your problem... I start wondering if one can put the saved games folder to GIT home and after closing the game just commit and push. Or once per week. So in case of need you have some copy.

  2. Well I have checked the save file. Hate to break you, but last 20% is filled by zeroes. I dont have insight to what should be inside the file. But load of zeroes does not seem right. Compared it with my file and my file does not have zeroes at the end. My ends with "PS4Compliant":true}" string. So it seems like something overwrote end of your file during the crash

    When somethig overwrite the end of the file, you cannot use methods for recovering for example deleted files. Simply because the process which overwrote the file used same parts of the drive.

    You said the steam contains the same data. It seems like when you executed the steam after crash, it detected file with later save date and overwrote the server copy with your corrupted.

    Do you have the windows recovery enabled? If so, previous recovery points may contain the data. But it is only blind shot. Not sure whether the folder is backed up.

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  3. I visited the BI on my current Voyger run. I came in with fully loaded revolver and 12 spare cartridges. I had no rifle, nor bow because of the weight limit (I wanted to do two ropes climbing down in one go an d the rope in Ravine was not present). I got one small nibble from the timber wolf on the upper plateu. Rest of wolfs did not touch me. I dropped most members of both welcome committees in the factory.

    I found some revolver cartridges and made 36 of new. I left the BI with fully loaded revolver, ~50 revolver cartridges. The only brown alert was when I tried to shoot bear from the porch I thought is safe. But according big brown brother determination I decided to seek cover inside the cabin. It seemed like he would heave found way onto the porch.

    The weather is anothe story. It is really windy there.

    The BI is harsh. But I do plan to visit it again when my revolver ammunition will be low. This time it will be with rifle. The moose and bear steaks will be fine.

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  4. I dropped lot of deer and wolfs in one revolver shot. And my record for the bear is two shots. I suspect the second one was a crit. It was on voyager difficulty and I had trained my skill to 5. It took lot of bullets and lot of dead deer.

    I found a bear can be good for practice as well. It can be lured to safe place and it is fairly big target. Once I got 6 hits before he vacated the killing zone.

  5. I understand you @dmp717200. I had it same way. As written above. The game could be described as wandering, straying simulator with survival. You need to put the map in your head. Plus there is ton of third party maps. I had ton of deaths because I was strayed in night or blizzard and wandered right to bear or froze to death.

    And when you are long in the game, fully clothed, fully supplied with meat and such, you may want to do something. For example cleaning you map. Which can lead you to places you would not enter with fully visible map. And maybe there is something waiting...

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  6. Meat is rotting. Thats unavoidable in the game. You can only change the speed. Quickest rotting is in the carcass. Second is meat placed indoor. Slowest rotting is for meat stored outside. So best way is to harvest all the meat from carcass. Then cook only what you can eat in 2-4 days. As written above: Dont worry about ruined meat. You add 50% to it when cooking. But you cannot refresh meat once it has been cooked.

  7. I was surprised of the mechanic as well. Maybe Gwen was under such condition, she would freak out when left alone. :D But mostly I dont understand this: The game has mechanism to calculate bleeding shot animals when you go inside. AFAIK when you go inside, you are no longer on the region map and the bleed recalculation is done when you enter the region again (going out from indoor). Coulnd it be used for Gwen and other survivors?

  8. My current run was started way before Errant Pilgrim update. When there was the update, I paused playing my sandbox, played the story and after that went back to sandbox. I had no problem with aurora. I had problem with my planning because I came from Ravine and did not visit the radio tower on my way, so I had to climb back, get the code and go back down.

    Lucky enough I had aurora on that same night when I come down with the code (as well as second group of Timber Wolf, who apparently came to revenge the first one I slaughtered from the monkey path. Plus the little surprise inside the shop.

  9. On 1/2/2020 at 2:08 AM, wizard03 said:

    As long as they get here before I grow a beard long enough to use as a floatation device. XD

    Well my character is Astrid. I do not want her to grow a beard.

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  10. My favorite forge is in Broken Railroad. Though I think there is no coal spawn on the map, so you have to haul it from other maps. Wolfs surrounding the forge can be avoided because you have nice outside room to watch the surrounding activity.  And I just love the Hunting Lodge area. Got a moose there as well.

  11. I always wondered what is the percentage meaning on the lamp oil. Is the percentage of oil quality or the container quality? And does it mean the lower quality oil not burn, burn not so bright? Or you cannot put it into lamp when it is 0%? If it is container quality, does it mean, you loose it when it is 0% because the container leaked all of it?

    For the pursuing long play time. I don't know, pursuing some number is not my cup of herbal tea. I am playing TLD against myself. Plus I set my personal goals. For now I want to get all skills to level 5. But maybe I will abandon it because of mending skill. Plus I want to visit properly all locations in map in one run. I visited them in my current 236 day voyager, but honestly I spent just few days in TWM, because I did not found it entertaining to be hunted by everything what moves.

  12. I have developed strategy on my EP 3 and I am using it in BI in my voyger run. It is "Stay calm and have back protected". When the attack occur, I search for the protection of my back. Even thick trees are working but wall or rock is better. Bring up the revolver. Then I watch the group. The closest one is the object of my watch. When he slows down and stops to take a bite, quickly aim and shoot. 4Lvl pack can be delt with in 3 rounds.

  13. The wolf behavior has been changed recently. What you are experiencing is correct. When you drop decoy, move a little, wolf slows down, but still tracking you. You have to retreat bigger distance now in order wolf is going for the bait. But still current behavior can be used for bait and kill wolf hunting. You can check the @jeffpeng video: 


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  14. Yup, from DP there could be a transition zone or whole region. I have a crazy idea. The bridge is broken. If there are rocks on shore... there could be way by boat. If it would be sailing boat, one should be waiting for good wind. So this could be like "enter the boat and step out on the other shore". Or it could be rowing boat. So you should work your way. If you strand to far from land, there could be warning like "you are not prepared for such long sail".

    The rowing boat... Maybe it could be used to make your way along DB, CH and BI. Of course the harsh weather, water moisting your clothes should make the boat trip hard.

    But anyway. The end I hope for is Will and Astrid will meet again. They retrieve the mystery briefcase and it will help people. They can die after, but together. And for the anomaly. Magnetic poles changes and after few years there will be spring.

  15. I see. The question is why are characters driven south to Coastal Highway? It is because the way from  (not so) Pleasant Valley and Timber Wolf Mountain to North are not passable? So we can prepare for somewhat long coastal trip. I hope it will be through nice sunny beach.

    I don't remember the surrounding of the broken bridge in the Desolation Point. But the coast should be near and it can have frozen edge. So this can be one solution how to solve not passable broken bridge. As I do not hate enough the thin ice maze in Forlorn Muskeg.

    As for the Black Rock prison. The collapsed tunnel is on East end of Mountain town. But I don't recall if the prison should be right next to Mountain Town. Perseverance Mills could be first and prison second from Mountain Town.

    Oh my, I am looking forward to next episodes.