Flyingcrowbar

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  1. OK, we got an even bigger shredder with the most recent update and it works great with medium platforms and such, but how the heck do you load a medium rover chassis into the blasted thing. You can drag these rovers back to base all day long, but since you can't pick it up there is no way that I've figured out to load it into the shredder after you get it back to your base. I thought using a crane might be the answer, but the crane won't attach to it. I tried using the winch to load it too, but as long as it is attached to the winch cable it won't feed into the shredder. What am I missing, or is this just another piece of scrap that is labeled for recycling, but cant be recycled. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Co-op game confusion

    I wanted to try playing a multiplayer game but have been stumped as to how to do that. I tried clicking the multiplayer start a new game option and got nowhere. There were options for Friends in Game, Friends, and Servers (Coming soon), but none of those options could be selected. So am I to assume that no co-op play can be started from within the game itself? it looks that way to me. If so, where the heck would you launch a co-op game of Astroneer? And who are these friends that the options refer to. Are these people on discord, on Steam, on the dark side of the Moon? If I am on Steam can I only play with folks on Steam, or is a discord person OK too? How do I find these folks? On another note, the Astroneer discord "server" isn't very user friendly. I saw nothing indicating where to find a "friend" to go exploring with. I probably missed it, but the site is cluttered and not much help.
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    A very buried Gateway chamber

    Falling to my death would be another reason that I would prefer a buried Gateway to one suspended in mid-air. Hahahaha
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    Co-op game confusion

    Thanks for the reply, D. I have been actively pursuing friends on Steam and hope to be able to join a multi-player game soon.
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    Co-op game confusion

    So, lots of lookers, but no takers. Well, this will bump this up the list, anyway.
  6. That is totally freaky! I have been trying to figure out how to get a co-op game started, or join one, but have not had any success yet. However, with problems like the one shown in your attached image, I'm not so sure that I should keep pursuing it.
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    A very buried Gateway chamber

    Bushmills: Thanks for the info and the link about AUGMENTS! I had no clue that was a thing, and the wiki does a great job of explaining it. I have used tool mods very rarely, but now that I see some new possibilities, I may have to get on the bandwagon. FCB
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    A very buried Gateway chamber

    AT: That's a really tough break. I see lots of digging in your future, but I think I'd rather have that then a gateway that is suspended in mid air high above the ground. I've seen posts from people that have that situation. I guess I'd rather clear off soil than have to build a long ramp. Good luck with your situation. FCB
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    Loading things into the new Extra large shredder

    TToGG: I assume that you are having the same issue. I find it hard to believe that our Astroneers can lift and move a Large Shuttle, but can't lift a rover chassis.Granted, you can't lift and walk with the large shuttle, but you can lift it, move it, and then reposition and do that again and again until you get the thing where you want it to be. Seems like a bit of unbalanced game play to me.
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    Loading things into the new Extra large shredder

    That's one possibility that I didn't think of. I don't know how you would drag something though. Clearly, the winch drags stuff, but, like I said, if the scrap is still attached to the winch cable it doesn't feed into the shredder. Well, not when you hold the winch with your "Hand Held Tractor Beam" anyway. You might be able to use the large or medium rover to push the chassis into the shredder, but I'm not to confident that would work either. This is the first time I have built or used a crane and you can hook the winch to the crane boom to lift the chassis, but you are still faced with the scrap attached to the winch cable not feeding issue.
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    Hyrdrazine only ONE Ammonium

    My vote is for the hydrazine thruster. I use the trade platform for most of the Ammonium that I need, but some of the planets have decent supplies of ammonium just laying around on the surface of the planet. I find is quite surprising that you can find ammonium laying around among the trees in a lot of the forests on certain planets.
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    Best thing i have found in the game

    I love putting things on the winch and swinging then around like you have a cat by the tail. It's great for a laugh, but you do need to be careful.
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    What a day.........

    Good for you, TTOGG! I was very happy to be able to play crash/dropout free for the day yesterday on the save that I started right when 1.0 released. I was having the issue where the game would only run for a minute or two before quitting. I was over joyed to get all that work back and be able to move forward with the game. I still have lots to do and I'm hoping that the problems do not recur down the road. Thanks to the folks at SES for making that happen.
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    1.0.15.0 A new hope!!

    Not a bug report but a guarded "Thank You" to SES. The new update/patch seems to have fixed the issue with the game where I was getting dropped to the Windows desktop with no warning or error message after only a minute or 2 of game play. I loaded the save that had been broken and played for several hours yesterday without a recurrence of the problem. I say guarded because I have only played for a few hours, but being able to play for more than a minute or two is a move in the right direction. Thanks again and I will keep you posted if things start happening.
  15. I wonder if the developers are just waiting for us to give up and start over with a new game since doing that "allegedly" solves this problem. If that is the case I would really have a lot more respect for them if they came out and admitted that the only fix involves abandoning your game that you have lots of progress in and going back to square one.
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    1.0.14.0 - Steam / Worse

    I want to concur with this post. When the game updated to 1.0.13.0 it was the first time I ever had crash, dropout, of hangup/freeze issues with Astroneer and I had over 600 total hours of playtime in EA and in post 1.0 release.Update 1.0.14.0 seems to have made things worst and shortened the amount of time that passes before I get booted out to the Windows desktop. No warning, and no error messages either. I would like to continue playing and saying nice things about this game because I really enjoy it. However, I really don't want to start over and there is still no guarantee that doing that will not result in the same issue recurring. I am hanging in there and am hoping that the SES team can salvage me and my game. Time will tell and the clock is ticking.
  17. I am still having the issue with the game dropping me into the Windows desktop with no warning or error message. It seems to have gotten worse with 1.0.14.0 as it does not let me play my saved game for more than a minute or 2 before I get booted. I am really dreading having to start over from square 1 but it looks like that is a solution that works. I am going to see if I can play or not, but I may be crazy expecting different results from trying the same thing.
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    Maps or satellites with GPS

    Have you considered building landmarks with your excavation tool? They can not be seen as far off as beacons, but can be a useful tool none the less.
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    Show current latitude and longitude in compass.

    It is a PITA getting lost, ask me how I know ;). I think a heads-up compass would be great. Then you could see it walking around, or when you're in a vehicle. That having to get out of the car to check direction is a major PITA. However, being able to find your way back home is just one of the challenges in the game. Don't wander too far off without marking your path is something that folks need to learn. Beacons and making ground markings with the excavation tool make this easy, but you need to remember to do it before you get lost in the first place.
  20. I like the idea of a black outline because it is almost impossible to see the compass under certain conditions. Maybe I'll try to look up the compass used in Satisfactory, and I think a heads-up compass would be great. Then you could see it walking around, or when you're in a vehicle. That having to get out of the car to check direction is a major PITA. I'm not so keen on the "Home this way" item though. Having the challenge of being able to get back home is a good thing. Don't wander too far off without marking your path is something that folks need to learn. Beacons and making ground markings with the excavation tool make this easy, but you need to remember to do it before you get lost.
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    Tutorial should introduce players to the Compass

    I think a heads-up compass would be great. Then you could see it walking around, or when you're in a vehicle. That having to get out of the car to check direction is a major PITA. I'm not so keen on the "Home this way" item though. Having the challenge of being able to get back home is a good thing. Don't wander too far off without marking your path is something that folks need to learn. Beacons and making ground markings with the excavation tool make this easy, but you need to remember to do it before you get lost.
  22. Yikes! Sorry to hear that you had to be the one to find that bug. There have been relatively few "brick" incidences since the official release. I am assuming that they fixed the ones that were happening in early access, but I'm not willing to risk any of my facilities to try and find out.
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    About the detritus on all planets

    Thanks for the information, Major! Those folks at SES seem to be thinking ahead, now if they could only get a handle on the problem that is making my game quit to the Windows desktop with no warning or crash report, I would be a very happy Astroneer.
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    About the detritus on all planets

    I still like the idea of a cutting torch or plasma cutter to cut the "Too large for recycling" junk into smaller pieces. That giant shredder is fine, but then we would need a better way of hauling those very large items back to that shredder.
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    Power connector for Shuttle.

    I have not built a base an any planet other than Sylva, my home planet. I have been placing an Oxygenator and an RTG on small platforms near my landing site and letting those supply air and power for my facilities and tether lines. I upgrade the power generation and electric storage as the number of facilities increase, but, so far, I only have one base building and it is on Sylva. Part of this may be because I haven't built a shuttle that is big enough to haul the packaged base to another planet yet. I have the supplies and ability to build the large shuttle, but I don't know if that giant base package would even fit in there.