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Used last Probe Scanner - Didn't interact with it

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I found the last satellite on Atrox and used the probe scanner on it. I then left the area.
I watched the animation then left. I did not interact with it.
I cannot for the life of my find that tiny probe again on this low-light, green dust-filled planet.
This may be the worst planet for this to happen.
I wish that the probe scanner would allow me to find it again (since it's not really completed). As it is now, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack.
I gave up after about 4 straight hours of looking for it and getting totally lost 2 times.

The thought of having to start a new game just to do this one thing is giving me anxiety. 

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Yikes, I almost did this since I wasn't on infinite oxygen when I found it, but I stayed when I didn't get the achievement and kept hearing noises. If you didn't interact with it than maybe it still has the big white light above it, making it easier to find? Did you manipulate the terrain a lot when reaching it?(I made big bridges to avoid the plants) I'm not sure what else you can do to make finding it easier..... I wish you luck though! The suit you get from it looks pretty cool!

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I got lost, built a small shuttle from scratch, flew back to my main base. 
After landing, while dragging my shuttle across the terrain a few hundred yards, one of those evil plants shot a missile at me and blew up my shuttle...
After running back to my base I started tethering out from there in the direction I knew I went to find the probe the first time.
Hours and hours later I have found nothing. I did build some terrain to get there the first time. I can't even find that! lol.

I feel like I'm writing a diary for the person that finds me on Atrox one day. Just curled up in the fetal position mumbling to myself about sputnik. 

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Actually, I just had an idea...

If I invited someone else to my game could they use the probe scanner to find it?

I will try this and report back.

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I doubt it will work, but ya might as well try everything. Btw, when you were approaching the sputnik satellite, were the mountains around it all destroyed? Like they were blown up with only bits remaining? Cause that's what happened to me, and I don't think that is a normal Atrox terrain generation

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2 hours ago, Doge229 said:

and I don't think that is a normal Atrox terrain generation

My planet Atrox has similar terrain. It looks as though part of the planet has been hit by an asteroid or something that would cause similar destruction. I, like you, thought this situation was unique to my galaxy until I saw the same type of terrain while playing on a friend's planet Atrox during a multi-player game. Has anyone explored an Atrox yet that doesn't have this type of terrain on part of the planet?

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I just thought that it might have been generated to show that the probe hit the planet really hard, but if you've seen it prior to the wanderer update than I guess not.

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Yes, I found it in the area where the terrain looks destroyed. Lots of holes. I've been looking for it again from the skies but still no luck.

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Can someone verify that after you put a scanner in a satellite that the satellite stays?
I've been all over the location I discovered it (for hours and hours) and I cannot find this thing.

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5 hours ago, HaloLegend said:

Can someone verify that after you put a scanner in a satellite that the satellite stays?
I've been all over the location I discovered it (for hours and hours) and I cannot find this thing.

Yep it stays there, if you are fed up of finding the satellite ask for someone to upload a save in which the satellites are not yet unlocked and mostly everything is progressed.

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9 hours ago, TMarcher74 said:

Yep it stays there, if you are fed up of finding the satellite ask for someone to upload a save in which the satellites are not yet unlocked and mostly everything is progressed.

i mean, yea. this is a way to do most stuff if something breaks for ya

 

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Take a beacon with you when hunting for wabbits.  I mean satellites.  Drop the beacon at the satellite.  Now you can find it later.

You can drag them around with a winch, too.  But, be prepared for a lot of recalcitrant behavior from the physics engine....

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