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uXs
May 3, 2005

Mark it zero!

Y'all should build the sonar thing for the seamoth, you can find interesting caves with it.

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boar guy
Jan 25, 2007


I built my habitat basically right under the escape pod and also put the vehicle bay just a few meters away and it's really strong- way under the crush/crack limit. However, when I built my Cyclops, the pressure of it dropping into the water must have been huge because upon returning to my base right afterward it was flooded to the top.

Pound_Coin
Feb 5, 2004




Anyone else having strange texture errors and vibrating seas? I've tried google, steam forums, the official forums, seems a lot of people are having the same issues, I've tried forcing the graphics settings via the f3 menu, using the stable and experimental builds.

Please help, I'd like to be illogicality terrified of the depths like the total goonfuck i am

GlyphGryph
Jun 23, 2013

Anyone for a cuppa?


Paracelsus posted:

Can't craft the seamoth pressure compensator until you build a moon pool.

And you cant craft the cyclops one without a pessure compensator blueprint which is harder to find. Getting a moonpool isnt that hard by sticking to the shallower sections of the reef you can reach with the seamoth and swimming

Seamoth radar is now on my to do list, gotta find those caves

GlyphGryph fucked around with this message at Mar 24, 2016 around 17:03

7c Nickel
Apr 27, 2008
This poster just loves shitposting in Negrotown.


The newest experimental revision really changes up how the game plays. Now fragments only spawn in wrecks, lifepods and near the Aurora. I wouldn't necessarily switch over to experimental mode (I think every spawn point near the Aurora is set to Reapers Leviathans right now) but the next stable update should be a good time to start a new game.

Aeryk
Aug 31, 2006

Ah. It must have been when I was younger.


Fun Shoe

Pound_Coin posted:

Anyone else having strange texture errors and vibrating seas? I've tried google, steam forums, the official forums, seems a lot of people are having the same issues, I've tried forcing the graphics settings via the f3 menu, using the stable and experimental builds.

Please help, I'd like to be illogicality terrified of the depths like the total goonfuck i am

I was straight up missing a lot of textures, nothing I did was fixing it until I rebooted so who knows what the problem is. My seamoth sonar and defense matrix graphics don't seem to be working either.

OwlFancier
Aug 22, 2013

Well hello there

GlyphGryph posted:

Has anyone spent much time down in the Inactive Lava Zone? I'm finally able to get some depth, but I'm still only on the verge of being able to go inside. It's crazy deep. Need to craft more pressure upgrades...

The bit at the base of the grand reef appears to be almost completely unfinished I believe, there's nothing in it as deep as i've been with sonar and it's all got a very "just this second hacked out with a spherical voxel tool" shape to it.

Azhais
Feb 5, 2007


You know, the whole "cool poo poo being in super dangerous areas" thing kinda bugs me. I understand it from the "It's a game, progression!" perspective, but from the "The ship crashed and various parts got thrown around and you get to scan them to teach your replicator how to make them" perspective it's irritating.

I've decided that the survivor must be the biggest rear end in a top hat in the universe, and the only reason you're the sole survivor is that everyone else banded together during the crash to throw the good stuff overboard in the largest concentration of sharks they could find. "So we're in agreement then? gently caress Bob. Drag that cyclops console over here, I think I see a reaper."

Paracelsus
Apr 5, 2009


GlyphGryph posted:

And you cant craft the cyclops one without a pessure compensator blueprint which is harder to find.

They're all over the Mushroom Forest. They're probably second after Seamoth fragments for "stop throwing these at me and give me some ($&#*&^ new types" for me.

7c Nickel
Apr 27, 2008
This poster just loves shitposting in Negrotown.


Welp, UW just made the early game like 10 times harder. No, I don't mean the fragment change. You know those giant coral tubes that are studded with limestone? All the nodes have been removed. You actually have to scrounge and cave to get copper now.

Dyz
Dec 10, 2010


7c Nickel posted:

The newest experimental revision really changes up how the game plays. Now fragments only spawn in wrecks, lifepods and near the Aurora. I wouldn't necessarily switch over to experimental mode (I think every spawn point near the Aurora is set to Reapers Leviathans right now) but the next stable update should be a good time to start a new game.

Had one spawn in front of me while looking for seamoth fragments.

Luckily I ran for cover, *then* poo poo my pants.

Honky Dong Country
Feb 11, 2015

Unnnnngh


College Slice

Dyz posted:

Had one spawn in front of me while looking for seamoth fragments.

Luckily I ran for cover, *then* poo poo my pants.

Here's a man with his priorities straight.

GlyphGryph
Jun 23, 2013

Anyone for a cuppa?


Thanks for the recommendations! Found the mod station and filtration units in the koosh! I'm basically set to be "done" for a while once I check out it's recipes.

So here's a question: If you could choose any one material in the game to find a crate absolutely full of, what would it be?

For me, it would be silver, hands down. There's just never enough of it, and it gets used in so many recipes!

Honky Dong Country
Feb 11, 2015

Unnnnngh


College Slice

GlyphGryph posted:

Thanks for the recommendations! Found the mod station and filtration units in the koosh! I'm basically set to be "done" for a while once I check out it's recipes.

So here's a question: If you could choose any one material in the game to find a crate absolutely full of, what would it be?

For me, it would be silver, hands down. There's just never enough of it, and it gets used in so many recipes!

Until there's another way of charging the Cyclops I'm gonna say copper due to power cell production.

e: I still want the ability to build mining rigs on deposits of various metals and minerals.

NoNotTheMindProbe
Aug 9, 2010
pony porn was here


GlyphGryph posted:

So here's a question: If you could choose any one material in the game to find a crate absolutely full of, what would it be?

Glass. Scrounging for quartz when you have a big construction project in mind can be a total drag.

boar guy
Jan 25, 2007


Definitely copper.

GlyphGryph
Jun 23, 2013

Anyone for a cuppa?


Man, I've always got lockers full of copper, limestone is everywhere and it's 50% copper!

Also, I've decided that hanging stingers are the most dangerous wildlife in the game. I've died 4+ times to them now, and nothing to anything else. They've even killed my seamoth twice by poisoning it so hard it exploded in a matter of seconds.

Beefeater1980
Sep 12, 2008

My God, it's full of Horatios!

So is the map or at least the zone map fixed then? I had assumed that it was randomised.

uXs
May 3, 2005

Mark it zero!

GlyphGryph posted:

Thanks for the recommendations! Found the mod station and filtration units in the koosh! I'm basically set to be "done" for a while once I check out it's recipes.

So here's a question: If you could choose any one material in the game to find a crate absolutely full of, what would it be?

For me, it would be silver, hands down. There's just never enough of it, and it gets used in so many recipes!

Easily copper because you need it for a ton of poo poo, including beacons and signs. I can't live without a shitload of signs in my bases.

boar guy
Jan 25, 2007


Beefeater1980 posted:

So is the map or at least the zone map fixed then? I had assumed that it was randomised.

Everything is fixed except I believe the way fragments are dispersed.

GlyphGryph
Jun 23, 2013

Anyone for a cuppa?


Beefeater1980 posted:

So is the map or at least the zone map fixed then? I had assumed that it was randomised.

It's a mix of procedural and hand crafted. It started mostly procedural, but they are making more and more of it is hand crafted as they go on. They seem to feel the hand crafted bits just plain produce better results, and I can't disagree. I think only the dunes are still fully procedural?

Iznogood
Jul 10, 2001



GlyphGryph posted:

It's a mix of procedural and hand crafted. It started mostly procedural, but they are making more and more of it is hand crafted as they go on. They seem to feel the hand crafted bits just plain produce better results, and I can't disagree. I think only the dunes are still fully procedural?

I'm following the official forums and some of things the dev say make it pretty clear the game will end up pretty restricted. They clame that they don't want to do more subs becaus e making subs is long and they don't have the finances. I can understand that somewhat except I wonder how they coded the subs so that it's a massive undertaking to add another one.

But the procedural vs hand crafted world is what I think will make the replayability less. I love that because they handcraft everything it looks fantastic. But they say the final map should be around 4km/4km because it is difficult and long to create. If it was procedural there could be no limit.

So they claim to not have that much time to add subs. Are against weapons. Are not sure about mods. And made a decision that makes it so the map will remain somewhat smallish for ever.

It will still be a great game. But probably not one I play for hundreds of hours like some other sandboxes. Wich is a shame.

lilspooky
Mar 21, 2006


Iznogood posted:

So they claim to not have that much time to add subs. Are against weapons. Are not sure about mods. And made a decision that makes it so the map will remain somewhat smallish for ever.

It will still be a great game. But probably not one I play for hundreds of hours like some other sandboxes. Wich is a shame.

Yup, these are all things that will make this game fun for a brief period, but eventually will be taken off your hdd and you'll move on. That's ok since it's definitely worth the price. I just hope they or somebody else comes up with a similar sub game in the future with more depth and things to do.

dylguy90
Mar 19, 2007

Nude Tayne.


Hell I'd settle for a Cataclysm-graphics-level game as long as it delivered the ability to build and survive in a sea base while dealing with hostile underwater leviathans.

Yestermoment
Jul 27, 2007


Had an interesting bug happen to me. I somehow bugged and fell through the floor of my base and i fell to the floor of the ocean and the game is still acting like I'm above water...

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

I started up a new save with the farming update. The fun is gone. I can't for the life of me find any solar panel fragments. Now I've got four or five air tanks and I've been diving to the wreck in the grassy plateau and scan things until I die. I can't find any fragments that would let me add power to my base. All the wrecks besides the one in the grassy plateau just have chairs and desks. The game is way too tedious for me now. They need to move around fragments so you can at least get a base going without having to cheat with respawns or having to run down to a fragment, scan a bit and then scramble back for air.

7c Nickel
Apr 27, 2008
This poster just loves shitposting in Negrotown.


Yeah, I'm probably going to make a big effort post on the forums soon and one of my points is that you absolutely need to start with enough to make a base from the start. Maybe a small bioreactor that takes 1 creepvine sample and 1 writhing weed tendril to make 50 power. Something crappy, but still good enough for you to get started.

Dyz
Dec 10, 2010


lilspooky posted:

Yup, these are all things that will make this game fun for a brief period, but eventually will be taken off your hdd and you'll move on. That's ok since it's definitely worth the price. I just hope they or somebody else comes up with a similar sub game in the future with more depth and things to do.

This game made me want an underwater survival horror game. Things get a lot more tense when things can come from above and below.

Cojawfee posted:

I started up a new save with the farming update. The fun is gone. I can't for the life of me find any solar panel fragments. Now I've got four or five air tanks and I've been diving to the wreck in the grassy plateau and scan things until I die. I can't find any fragments that would let me add power to my base. All the wrecks besides the one in the grassy plateau just have chairs and desks. The game is way too tedious for me now. They need to move around fragments so you can at least get a base going without having to cheat with respawns or having to run down to a fragment, scan a bit and then scramble back for air.

Yeah not being able to even find a seamoth fragment after scouring the crash site with my wonderful leviathan buddies made me switch right back to stable.

Dyz fucked around with this message at Mar 26, 2016 around 03:49

Anaxite
Jan 16, 2009

What? What'd you say? Stop channeling? I didn't he-


Yestermoment posted:

Had an interesting bug happen to me. I somehow bugged and fell through the floor of my base and i fell to the floor of the ocean and the game is still acting like I'm above water...

You're not the only one. It happened to me with the floor of my moonpool. I don't want to imagine this happening outside of the Safe Shallows...

Vasler
Feb 17, 2004
Greetings Earthling! Do you have any Zoom Boots?

Cojawfee posted:

I started up a new save with the farming update. The fun is gone. I can't for the life of me find any solar panel fragments. Now I've got four or five air tanks and I've been diving to the wreck in the grassy plateau and scan things until I die. I can't find any fragments that would let me add power to my base. All the wrecks besides the one in the grassy plateau just have chairs and desks. The game is way too tedious for me now. They need to move around fragments so you can at least get a base going without having to cheat with respawns or having to run down to a fragment, scan a bit and then scramble back for air.

That's really weird as I didn't have any problems at all with finding piles of solar panel fragments. My biggest issue was finding seamoth fragments and then those drat moonpool fragments. As mentioned already, you basically need the moonpool to get the moonpool fragments in the grand reef unless you load up on air tanks, which really seems counter intuitive to me.

Fantastic game though, I'm really enjoying it and can't wait until the next update.

Yestermoment
Jul 27, 2007


Anaxite posted:

You're not the only one. It happened to me with the floor of my moonpool. I don't want to imagine this happening outside of the Safe Shallows...

I took a wrong turn and fell down a hole alllllll the way down into that biome with the big pink mushrooms all over the place before I restart because I had NO way of the game recognizing me as being underwater. Aggressive fish recognized I was there and would even get in my face but I was invulnerable for some reason?

Anaxite
Jan 16, 2009

What? What'd you say? Stop channeling? I didn't he-


Yestermoment posted:

I took a wrong turn and fell down a hole alllllll the way down into that biome with the big pink mushrooms all over the place before I restart because I had NO way of the game recognizing me as being underwater. Aggressive fish recognized I was there and would even get in my face but I was invulnerable for some reason?

There's a way to get out of walking mode, as long as you have the materials to create a hatch and corridor, or if there's a hatch nearby. The moment you try to enter the hatch it should kick you back to the water in swimming mode. If you don't have the materials or your base is too far for your oxygen you're boned, but it's something.

It looks like the game has at least two states for the protagonist: walking and swimming, triggered by using hatches or passing surfaces designated as water surfaces. Maybe it also tracks being inside bases as a third state. This system would explain how the moonpool transition works, and that it's just a change in physics and available controls. Maybe some creatures are set to only hurt the player in swimming mode?

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Just enable the console. Press F3 and unchecked disable console. Press F8 to get a mouse cursor so you can do the previous step. Close all the windows and press ~ or ` to get the console. You can then use various warp commands. You can also use "spawn titanium #" and the same for glass to get materials to make a hatch or whatever.

If it looks like you're not typing anything, don't worry, you are.

GlyphGryph
Jun 23, 2013

Anyone for a cuppa?


Looks like we might be getting a healthy dose of plot related stuff soon. Warning: Spoilers.

Dyz
Dec 10, 2010


So is it possible to kill a Reaper Leviathan? I was shocking them a bunch with the seamoth defense system the other day to see if they would die and I had one just disappear with no animation. The roar changed after a little while of shocking but the drat things would keep on running out of draw distance and resetting.

7c Nickel
Apr 27, 2008
This poster just loves shitposting in Negrotown.


I don't think so.

GenericOverusedName
Nov 24, 2009


Somehow it always comes back around to being Flayra's fault somehow, doesn't it?

Marzzle
Dec 1, 2004
Bursting with flavor

How's the progress coming?

7c Nickel
Apr 27, 2008
This poster just loves shitposting in Negrotown.


Marzzle posted:

How's the progress coming?

The next stable build will be out mid April and include some pretty big changes. Most notably the scanner room and moving all the tech fragments to the wrecks and lifepods.

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Paracelsus
Apr 5, 2009


I just switched over to experimental and I'm liking getting fragments from wrecks better than pixel hunting over massive areas only to have nearly everything be for stuff you've already got the blueprint for.

I feel like my laser cutter isn't working the way it should, though. The cuttable panels are those slightly shiny ones with the red dots on one side, right? My cutter makes noises but doesn't do anything or drain its battery when I use it.

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