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  1. Petrataur

    has anyone found a good way to activate all towers

    RTGs actually have a higher throughput than medium batteries on top of being producers instead of storage. (RTG=4A, batteries=3A). So, aside from resource restrictions preventing you from creating RTGs, there's no need to use medium batteries once you can make RTGs. If we're talking about a medium storage with 8 small batteries, that's actually a huge resource dump (8 lithium = 32 scrap). It's way more expensive than 1 RTG if you go by scrap value. Personally I would never do it, mainly because I wouldn't end up using all those little batteries for anything else afterwards.
  2. Nice! My tip is to arrange them in a big circle that goes around your base, with space in the middle for you to access all of them. You have to do a lot less running that way.
  3. Good lord. What would be nice is some kind of logic update, where we get switches and things to toggle multiple modules in a network at the same time.
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    has anyone found a good way to activate all towers

    I recently unlocked all the gateway chambers. For the 2 moons there's no trick, I just drove around til I found them both. For the 5 planets though, I always set up a base at the north pole chamber. From there, I drove a large rover loaded with as many RTGs I needed, south until I found one of the chambers on the equator. There are always 4 evenly spaced on the equator, plus 2 on the poles. So I just drive due east to find all the ones on the equator, then south to the last one at the pole. For the engines, I just drilled straight down holding whatever resource I would need to unlock it. I took a tractor with a drill, plus a trailer holding an RTG. Reason for this is they are all 1-slot when packaged so I could pick up all 4 and bring them through the teleporter to the next planet.
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    Getting back into the game

    Hey, what's with the pile of resources in the front lawn? We're getting complaints from the neighbors.
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    malachite missing ??

    Can confirm the easiest way to get way too much malachite is in mountain areas of Sylva. Drilling will be a little slow unless you have a drill mod.
  7. Thanks Grey! And thanks again for the idea Virukino, the triptychs have been added
  8. The gateway chambers should be in the "power guide" sheet (4th tab on the bottom). I didn't think to add the requirements for the engines, I may add that!
  9. I wasn't sure the best way to present what crafting stations are required, but what I did was include the crafting station required for the final product in the "category" row (dark gray) and then column A is reserved for any other crafting stations that are required before the final product. For example, any composite resource that includes gases have Atmospheric Condenser in column A, but the Chemistry Lab isn't in there because it's in the dark gray category row since it applies to all of them.
  10. Hey guys, I posted this in the general forum a little while ago but I'm realizing it can help with a lot of the questions being asked here. I want to make sure it reaches anyone who will find it useful. Spoiler alert (kind of), as this guide does go over the power requirements for all of the "alien structures" you may have seen scattered around the surface, but that's about it. Otherwise, it's just a guide on where materials can be found, everything they are used for, crafting flowcharts that list out all the raw materials for any final product, and info on all items relating to power production, consumption, and storage: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d_GUKmpcQ-nlp0w6AxelNgaMAfkQCc6LMUlYIShjXNo/edit?usp=sharing I've been working on / refining this for a while and will probably continue to do so if anything changes in future updates. Since I posted this in the general forum a few things have been updated or added, and the name was changed to Master Astroneer Reference Sheet because acronyms are fun. Enjoy!
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    Auto Save

    Saving takes a few seconds, at least for me. I'm not gonna comment on whether that is reasonable or something they should improve because I'm not a game developer. But it's not something you want happening randomly when you're exploring. Just remember to enter a shelter or vehicle every once in a while. And if you screw something up and want to undo it, just Alt+F4 and reload the game - that's the nice thing about how saving works in this game. I had to do this a few times back in the old days with the original habitat, since it was so easy to accidentally click the button above it to permanently plant it in the ground (holding the interact key to activate things is a good change).
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    Alignment Augment a huge let down.

    Where did this zombie thread come from?? Anyway, just to put this one to bed I'll second what Nawlbergs said. To make a perfectly flat surface you can use the alignment tool on a small area, then take it off and use the standard flatten mode to extend that surface. I learned this recently from someone on Youtube. If you're looking for a neat floor originating under your shelter, just do this trick starting in the middle of the shelter. You won't really be able to see what you're doing but it should work.
  13. The map I think would be a hard thing to implement. Everyone wants to keep track of what parts of the planet's surface they have explored, but I think getting a map to track surface coverage in a terrain generator that is so much more complex is harder than people think. Especially when you have parts of the surface that open up to deep caverns below, which are technically part of the underground cave system. Backpack optimization is a tough one too, I think it boils down to a couple things - is it more fun to have multi-purpose slots so you have to choose between lots of utility or lots of resource storage? Or is it more fun to have a certain number of slots allocated to utilities, and then a static amount of resource storage? It seems SES has decided the first one is better, but the 2nd one is worth thinking about and discussing. Maybe it would be better to section off the backpack slots so that the terrain tool slots can only hold augments, shoulder slots can only hold utilities (and maybe there are more of them), and then the main backpack slots are your wildcards that can hold anything. This way most players would have plenty of slots for all the utilities they need, and generally could afford to leave the wildcard slots empty for looting.
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    Portable Oxygenator

    Let's do some math, why not. A generator will produce a total of 100 units of power from 1 organic. The PO drains 10 units of power to fill 1 oxygen tank. According to the wiki, 1 oxygen tank will give you about 70 seconds (when not sprinting). This means a single piece of organic will give you enough power for 700 seconds, or 11-12 minutes, provided you are not allowing the PO to run with full oxygen, burning unnecessary power.
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    Portable Oxygenator

    If that guy is constantly opening and closing his backpack just to toggle the generator and PO then I guess he doesn't realize that there are context keys which control the shoulder slots (default C and V)...