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  1. Flyingcrowbar

    is anybody here?

    They're all busy trying to turn Astroneer into Minecr**t. Hahahahaha
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    Multiple Crashed debris genereated

    Oh, that sucks even worse than the low frame rate. Sorry to hear that.
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    Medium Oxygen Canister

    I like to use the portable oxygenator (PO) on my rover since it requires a smaller connector than the larger one. However, you need a very reliable power source to use it since the the thing drinks power like Capt. Jack Sparrow drinks rum. I usually have an RTG on the rover when I have the PO on there and leave the PO on all the time since it can't drink an RTG dry.
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    Are there still Sandstorms on some planets?

    @Bron, I have to be honest and admit that may have been the case, but many times that I found stuff it was up wind and shouldn't have come from my base if it was blown along by the storm.. Either way, it was always nice to be driving, or walking, along and find an unexpected treasure just laying on the ground in the middle of nowhere! Also, I agree with your comments on Glacio! It is a wild and wonderful place. You just need to be able to deal with the glare and "Snow blindness" that occurs there even when there isn't any snow flying around.
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    Found thing. What is it? Can I haul it?

    @Bron, great suggestion on trying to dynamite this thing! That dynamic is still a new concept to me and I generally don't even remember that it's an option. @Drayde, it would be great i you would try giving it a dynamite "treatment" and let us know what happens.
  6. I had that happen in a multiplayer game I was in. It was a pain losing the terrain tool, but at least I got an extra attachment point on the side of the backpack where the terrain tool normally plugs in. Yes, when the tool is gone you can carry an extra item on that connector. One of the other guys in the game actually took a screen shot of my Astroneer with a drill mod or something attached to that slot. I believe the only solution for me was to quit the game and also have the host quit the game and then for him to restart the game and me to rejoin.
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    Found thing. What is it? Can I haul it?

    Those things have been around since the game was in Early Access. I think it was supposed to be some sort of launching pad or something like that. They produce oxygen and have electrical sockets on them too. In the first tutorial that I ever tried you had to build a ramp up to the top of the thing to replace the actual ramp that was broken off of it. They are hard to find now though, so good score finding one.
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    Are there still Sandstorms on some planets?

    Sand storms? I remember storms with the "cardboard boxes from hell" but never anything that resembled sand. Sometimes those storms even carried useful items along with them. On many occasions I found bottles of hydrazine that weren't there before those storms would pass through. Didn't the storms on Calidor have those giant spike balls that that blew along with the storms like killer tumbleweeds?
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    The Million Bytes Club

    Welcome to the club, and good work!
  10. So, pretty much useless unless you are near one of these 6 "cardinal" points on the planet that you referred to.
  11. Folks: Let me start by saying that I don't have a single one of my saves that is a "creative mode" save. Not really my thing, but some of the people that I play co-op games with are really into CM and I do have some experience with it. The new leveling cube that was recently put into the game seems to be almost useless unless you happen to use the thing very near to the North or South poles. At those locations you can get a nice flat floor, or a vertical wall. However, anywhere else on the planet trying to use the thing is a completely different story. The cube looks normal when you drop it on the ground, but the wire frame around the thing indicates something completely different and when used it shoots down a surface that is at an angle to the actual ground surface. I have tried to find a way to manipulate the wire frame so that it will give a flat surface relative to the existing ground on other parts of the planet, but have not found any way to do that. Is there a secret that I need to learn? What's the trick, or am I just expecting too much?
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    Multiple Crashed debris genereated

    Normally I would say that it was a good thing to have all that debris available to shred or package and return. However, with the game slow-down issue you describe I have to say that this isn't a good thing. If you blow up the derelicts with dynamite does it improve your frame rate and speed up the game? If that works I'd want to keep plenty o explosives on hand and then enjoy the abundance of debris available.
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    Issue with New Salvage EXO Initiative

    @germinoma, once you use CM on an existing AM game it PERMANENTLY converted to a CM game. No chance of ever going back. I think that's why I have never used CM myself. I have played co-op games in CM but I don't have any games that are CM by design or accident. I hope you have another save that you can use to finish the event so that you don't have to start over from scratch. Good luck, and keep exploring!
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    Free Packager or return of packager on unpacking

    I really like the current packager setup. Granted, some planets have paltry supplies of graphite while others have an abundance of the stuff. I generally use my trade platform to supply all the graphite I use to make packagers since you can get 8 graphite for an investment of 4 scrap. I think scrap is fairly easy to come by and gives a good return when traded or graphite. I do like your idea of being able to make "one time use" and "durable/multi-use" packagers though.
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    Issue with New Salvage EXO Initiative

    Is your game Adventure Mode or Creative Mode? I don't think you can use a CM game to collect points toward the event. Also, you can use the old rocket to return some of the packages that you can return in the current event. However, only the smallest ones can be loaded onto it. The larger packages will not "fit" onto the old rocket so I also recommend shredding the old rocket and making a new one that is configured to work with all the packages that can be returned in this event.
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    EXO Request platform does not work

    OK, so I now have the update and discovered that the recycling project involves an EXO return rocket. However, if you are trying to re-use the return rocket that you kept from the Christmas event you WILL NOT be able to return all types of scrap with it. The reconfigured return rocket allows you to return packaged medium rover sized boxes, while the old one only allows the smallest boxes to be attached to it. So scrap the old rocket and build a new one.
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    New scrap objects incentives...

    I don't know about that yet, but if you are trying to re-use the return rocket that you kept from the Christmas event you WILL NOT be able to return all types of scrap with it. The reconfigured return rocket allows you to return packaged medium rover sized boxes, while the old one only allows the smallest boxes to be attached to it. So scrap the old rocket and build a new one.
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    EXO Request platform does not work

    If I remember correctly, that particular piece of equipment was created for and active during a specific "limited time" event that occurred back around Christmas. I have a feeling that the developers may have some future use or uses in mind for it, but or now it only a paperweight.
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    Terrain generated by Leveling Block is the wrong orientation

    I have found that the thing gives you an angled surface unless you are in close proximity to either the North or South pole. Everywhere else on the planet it gives you the "angled" surface. I have not found any way to adjust/reorient the cube so it can give you a flat surface elsewhere on the planet. It would certainly be helpful if there was a way to do that though.
  20. I had this happen yesterday in a multiplayer (MP) game. Crashed to desktop and when I rejoined all items that had been on my terrain tool were gone. The game stripped a small battery a canister and a drill mod 2. In this particular game all 3 players were on the same planet. I have had this happened to me several times before in other MP games. These are all PC W10 Steam based games, BTW.
  21. Folks: I have been playing a lot of multiplayer games lately with 2 other players. Usually the same 2 players, and what is happening is that the guest players can not start the research chambers. This has happened on multiple occasions in several different games. What happens is that after loading a research item into the chamber clicking the button once flips the cover open and exposes the green button. However a second click gives the sound effect of the button being pushed, but the light stays green and chamber does not start turning.We have tried having the guest players quit and rejoin the game, but this does not solve the problem. If the host quits and restarts the session it will usually solve the problem, but not always. We play on W10 PCs and are on Steam.
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    Solar Output Difference

    Interesting information, and good suggestions for maximizing your power output. I do find it peculiar that the large array produces less power than a medium solar in certain situations, but it is what it is.
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    Wanderer’s way not unlocking

    I am working on a completely new play through myself, but I don't think I will be chasing down those satellites any time soon. Keep us posted on what you find out and I will do the same.
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    Wanderer’s way not unlocking

    What happens if you already have the achievement but you start a new game? Does the wanderer still show up when you find the last satellite in the new game?
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    Wanderer’s way not unlocking

    Sorry, my bad! I thought he was only around for a limited time. Kind of like the appearance of the LEM commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.