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What am I missing? Hand Drill ore detecting

Discussion in 'Gameplay Help' started by dburg30, Apr 3, 2019.

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  1. dburg30 Trainee Engineer

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    Started a new star system server. Picked earth pod... Land on earth.. equip hand drill, start running around / flying around.. getting no ore detections.. Looking for spots that appear they should have something and nothing showing up. Started on mars before and it detected fine there. What am I doing wrong? Have restarted server, started new instance, restarted game etc etc..

    Thanks.
     
  2. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    Did you try the moons and/or alien planet? If it’s only the earthlike planet, perhaps the planet file is corrupted.
     
  3. dburg30 Trainee Engineer

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    If that is the case, how would I replace the corrupted one? Or figure out if that's the issue?
     
  4. Kalantris Trainee Engineer

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    Perhaps you could try building a very simple rover, placing an ore detector on it, making sure it's set to 50 meters and driving around a bit to see if there's really nothing there. If you landed on savanna you should also be able to see patches where the deposits are hidden. Your drill has very limited detection range, so they might just be too deep. Personally I never opted for earth-like starts as it takes away yet another problem in an already very limited array of problems you might have to survive in a vanilla game, but we recently started one with a group of friends. We ended up on a glacier and I wasn't able to find anything at all anywhere.

    Seems like resources are scarce on earth-like planets. The closest cobalt I found was 8km away from the starting location. Iron 2,5km. Silicon 6km. And I used both aerial and ground surveys to map the deposits around our initial starting location. As a comparison on a previous Mars start I've found the optimal initial deposit mix (cobalt + iron + silver) 800 meters away from the starting location. I've found everything I needed in a 2km radius.

    In summary: I have a feeling you're not looking hard enough :).
     
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  5. dburg30 Trainee Engineer

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    OK, so earthlike isnt anything like mars as far as how close ores are? Or how shallow they are on mars?
     
  6. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    Ore formations on Mars, Europa, Moon, and Titan are more obvious due to their lack of vegetation to camouflage ore formations found on the Earthlike and Alien planets.
     
  7. Roxette Senior Engineer

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    Do we need an agent orange mod to cure this problem ?
     
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  8. dburg30 Trainee Engineer

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    OK, but depth and such for even common ore like iron... When I'm flying around I'll see just different patches that seem they should be something, but get no readings.. So I'll use my powers just to whip up a rover with a detector and see what I find.. If I find stuff, cool... If I still dont.. well, then I'll jump off that cliff when I get to it lol
     
  9. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    Oh, no, ma'am...that stuff will mess you up! It does take a sharp eye on the Earthlike and Alien planets, especially the Alien planet, to spot ore formations from the air. You have to be at just the right altitude or you'll miss them.
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    You could always publish the world and I could take a look-see for myself.
     
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  10. J-Cataclism Apprentice Engineer

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    Hey, @dburg30 , it seems obvious but, your HUD option are ON, right? To show the names or even hitting the TAB key, and all that stuff...

    Did you try and tested your drill´s detector right over the ice (frozen lakes, for instance)? That could be a fast way to define whether is the problem in your world or whatnot.
     
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