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  1. I just fell in a large rover... straight to the core. The inside of the planet looks like giant mint green blocks with beveled edges. You can see mineral deposits since the space all around the vehicle is open and nearly planet-sized, but the colors of resources are different (purple stuff, dark blue stuff). I now am just bouncing up and down around the core. Guess eventually I will settle there. Tried restarting the game, but I am in the same place. Have to see what happens when I dismount. At least I have oxygen. ?
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    Groundhog Day in Space

    Platform: Windows 10 laptop (thinkpad E450), mouse I like the update changes, but without warning the game now crashes. There is nothing specific I am doing each time. The game resets to the last save point and all progress is lost. I have gathered and researched the same items half a dozen or more times, tried to save after each time. Sometimes it works, sometimes it goes back to the previous save. There are no Astro crash logs or Steamapp crash logs for these times (the last one's listed are from April), which I find puzzling, so I have no data to share. -TSG
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    Stuck on the starting line

    <thumbs up>
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    Stuck on the starting line

    I am usually the guy to give advice to new players, although I have been away for a while. The new update features look fantastic. But... (doh) I am stuck at the starting line. I started a new world, fabricated a small generator and a small fabricator. Planted the fab, plugged it in to the hab, added resin, got the hologram platform, but cannot get it to fabricate. Yes, I added power (though from the cabling graphic, I guess it is not necessary) through the generator. Tried E, Q, etc but could only open my backpack or deploy the deform tool. Could not select the hologram, and each time I selected the fab, it popped and I had to re-set it. Where's the "on switch"? -TSG
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    Worms cannot be "opened" with the Crane & Drill Head?

    Yeah. Stick with Sarlaccs. More science fictiony.
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    Worms cannot be "opened" with the Crane & Drill Head?

    Dude, think you're in the wrong game forum. Minecraft has bedrock, not Astroneer. If you can cut through in Minecraft, leads to the void and death. Astroneer has no bedrock whatsoever. You can mine from one side of the planet to the other. Just gets weird near the core: no gravity. Have not seen any worms.... have seen some tunicates on Radiated, though.
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    Astroneer Backstory... bit 'o fun

    Eh... backstory for Astroneer. Ergo, the title of the thread. The premise of the game makes no sense without one: You don't know anything. They send you out into space, drop you on a planet. You have to learn how to make basic components. Why didn't you learn that at the space academy or during your engineering degree in college? Because.... anyway, got a better one? All ears...
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    Just found some Astronium, now what?

    Unusual. An acquired taste to be sure. Very similar to chewing tin foil with a dusting of chalk and garnished with paprika...
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    "Research Update" - December 18th, 2017

    Eh, whatcha gonna do? Just gotta go acapella... "Now we are ready to sail for the horn, weigh hey! roll n go!..."
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    How do I...?

    Yup. Build a wall. I make them like cylinders (on their sides, like stripes of toothpaste) so that balls spin down and get caught instead of rolling over the walls. Make a bump-out near the breaches ("door") to help keep out the balls. Not too hard, but I honestly have not made an Arid base since the excavation update. Seems now you would have to bulldoze a mountain to get enough sediment canisters to build walls enough for a sizable base. Or... you could just play dodge ball.
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    "Research Update" - December 18th, 2017

    If you produce energy in excess of what the research station uses, it will go to batteries, smelter, etc. Also, if you place an energy generator near or on what you want to power, it will get first priority in charging up the cells. Just have to max out your energy production. I will say, however, that the new updates provide much more wind power on Terran. Wind turbines used to be worthless there, but now you can get power most of the night with proper placement.
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    Overwhelm by the over saturation

    I like it!
  13. Astroneer Backstory People have tossed this about in the forums as an idea, but I believe Astroneer needs a strong backstory. If the game were something abstract, it is not necessary. However, for me, anyway, there needs to be a cohesive plotline. This is my submission. So, here goes nothing… ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the early morning work hours of a Monday, Clarence Markham Federson stared out the window of his office and reflected on last night’s meeting. It was with Hamilton Reynolds, operations, and Gustin Meloncon, finance. The numbers did not look good. Too much fat on the hog. The new retirement benefits assurance bill was passed in the senate last night. Now Cyanotech was soaked. “Psssh. Damn. Stockholder’s are gonna kill me.” He took another sip of bourbon. Yeah, it was only 6:00, but why not go with it, ease into a very, very long day. “Morning, Sir. We have a full plate today, but I think we need to go over a few particulars before we get started.” It was Milford, my executive assistant. Good kid. Keeps me on task. God, I’d rather be out playing golf than dealing with all this rinky-dinky B.S. “Ok, Mil. Lay it on me. Let’s get this rodeo started.” “Well, look boss. I got the low-down on how the books will look next Fall when the RBA bill is implemented. We need to do something and fast. Our payroll will be beyond topped out. If we burn employees, the union will eat us alive in court.” He took another sip. “Yep. Know it. Ideas, cowboy?” “Got some. Hear me out. This year’s topic of national obsession is all about job creation. But everything is at a dead stop. Now, we just acquired a controlling interest through a leveraged buy-out in Exo Dynamics.” “What? The plastics company? And this is supposed to make me feel better…?” “No. Yes. I mean it will. But, Exo is the off-world mining company that…” “Oh, yeah. Right. So, you going somewhere with this? ‘Cause I ain’t got all day.” Wow, the bourbon was really starting to kick in. “Boss, I need you to focus, just for a few minutes. Exo we grabbed up on the cheap because it’s a flop. The guys on the board pushed for it because of the potential and the mining claims they hold, which are a lot. They just have not been able to make anything of them…” “Go on.” “Ok, well, here’s the thing. We have a lot of retirements coming down the pike soon. Lifer’s with the company, working the line. Big, big pensions. With the new RBA legislation, it will eat us alive when they retire. Why not promote them?” “Promote… are you crazy? Oh, let’s just throw some fire on the gasoline! Er, well you know what I meant.” “I understand. Hear me out. I feel we need to saturate Exo’s claims with miners. Lots and lots of miners. Some will work out, some won’t.” “And how does… ok, you lost me, kid.” “Give these near retirees with no education working the line the promotion of a lifetime: The promise of adventure and wealth. Let’s send them to space… to mine.” He drained the last bit of his glass. “Hmmf, hmm, sounds expensive. Not buying it.” “It’s not really. Our expense will be shipping them out there, in, I don’t know, some kind of simple pod. Couple of basic tools, no training, and we only take 25% of their profits. Most won’t make it, which takes them off our books since the contract will also state that they lose pension vestment if they accept. Those that are successful, well, we make money…” “I like it! That’s a fantastic idea. Wait until I tell the board what I am going to do. Yes, it will also look good for me if I decide to throw my hat on that congressional seat opening next term. Eh, you’re coming along for the ride, Milford, of course.” “Thank you, sir.”
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    How do I...?

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    Screen Brightness

    Any recommendations about adjusting the game brightness? I tried the display controls and set brightness to -50 (the lowest), but it's still so bright I have a hard time seeing in the daytime without wearing sunglasses while I play the game. I often lose track of the cursor and cannot clearly interact with "ghosted" objects waiting to be socketed or built. If I turn my monitor brightness down things just get pale and fade out to dark. Seems it may be more of a contrast issue, but my monitor works find for everything else. Does anyone use special video settings just for the game? What do you all do for this? Thanks.