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You can open your crafting Menu by going to inventory and then clicking on the hammer and anvil on top, You can prepare rice hips, reishi mushrooms and like to make teas. You cannot make tea with unprepared rise - hips or reishi. Number 1 is your light source shortcut, If you start a fire you can take torch from it and extinguish it for later use by Long clicking the leave mouse button. This is super useful in houses at night where it's impossible to see anything. You can also make torch on your crafting menu which will last much longer. It all depends on what the Wolf or Bear is doing at the time. If a predator is locked on and following you, it doesn't matter how much meat is drop. You can use a decoy key or open your inventory and choose something to drop. That counts as dropped decoy, but Wolf may or may not take drop item, depending on several factors with current Wolf behavior. If no predators are following you, you can drop anything by any method and it will be safe, Predators will not know it exist. Every inch of the outdoor landscape is unique. It's not just landmarks that can help you, but even unusual trees or rock formations. I also like to make my own blizzard lines by dropping stones every few steps, especially between fishing huts and sleeping places. Make your fires multitask. If nothing else, boil water; I always carry at least 2 cans for this purpose, and water never goes bad. If you have 2 cooking pots, you can melt and boil 1. 5 liters in just over an hour, to maximize sleep time while you wait. Also, you never need more than 1 fire at a time. The first time I die, I froze because I made 2 short - term fires where I could have survived if I had just made 1 megafire. On that note, only ever sleep outside few hours at a time. The weather can change quickly or put out your fire. Houses and cabins have more clothes than you could ever need. Not trailers though. And be careful searching for stuff indoors in low light - it's easy to miss valuable finds in shadows. Lastly, don't underestimate the power of snow shelter! And be sure to harvest it down before you move on, because you can't harvest ruined snow shelters. If the Wolf is locked onto you, and you have a decoy, dropping it, moving back, and crouching while continuing to move back often will cause it to disengage. If you have any other decoy, it wo work. 1sneak up and snipe them. 2aggro them and aim while walking backwards to force them into a straight line approach, fire when close for insta - kill almost always! This also works with bow, but you have to fire slightly sooner to escape Wolf's struggle. 've 've had numerous experiences lately with Wolf taking drop decoy while I still have other smelly things on me.

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Quick Facts

Long Dark is a hardcore first - person survival title from Hinterland Games, currently available on Xbox One and Steam. After a long period in Game Preview, it's finally here, and it's full of great content, is a wonderfully challenging and beautiful game. It's among my personal favorites on console right now. If you re looking for something new and challenging, here's how to start your love affair with Long Dark. Long Dark features large sandbox areas that are connect. More are being added as time goes by. It has a deep crafting system that is very demanding, but very rewarding. It has dynamic day, night and weather cycles, and they all play an important part in survival. You can leave feedback on the game at www. Hinterlandforums. Com. The game also has a friendly community on reddit. Finding that single crucial rifle round, box of matches or final component for complex crafting schematic makes Long Dark a persistently rewarding experience, and it's available for a reasonable price on both Steam and Xbox One. I d argue it's among the best $20s you can spend on an Xbox One right now. Next, prioritize your vital stats. Long Dark has a minimalist UI to maximize immersion. You can view your statistics at any time by pressing the Menu button. Here are vital statistics that you need to manage. We 'll get into how to keep them at safe levels in the next section. Condition: Think of your condition as your hit points. When it reaches 0 percent, it's game over. And in Long Dark, death is permanent. Temperature: This is arguably the most important stat to manage, as it will show your condition faster than other statistics. Time of day, weather, wind speed and being wet can all affect your temperature. We 'll get into how to stay warm in the next section. Fatigue: While being tired won't impact your condition as harshly as being freezing cold, you can collapse as a result of fatigue, which is something you do not want to occur. Particularly outdoors. Thirst: this is another stat that is particularly dangerous to ignore, but relatively easy to maintain. Drinking safe water is often crucial. Hunger: You can get away with being hungry for quite a long time, but it's still important to keep those calories off.

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Vital Information

Before jumping into challenging sandbox mode, it's probably best that you head into the game's story mode first. Wintermute will introduce you to game mechanics one by one, serving as a narrative - drive tutorial before going head first into Long Dark of Long Dark. Playing on survival mode's Voyager difficulty, you will find that the first few nights are the hardest. Supplies are low, and you might appear significant distance from any form of shelter. The first thing you need to do is learn controls. Learning what you can do at the outset is very important. You can view controls by going to the options menu. Most of my notes will refer to the Xbox One version in this guide, but you can customize keyboard controls at will on the PC version.

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Have fun!

After a particularly large meal at McDicks, natural human response is to suffer from meat sweats. Like in real life, if you are carrying around a lot of stanky meat in Long Dark, Will Mckenzie will get meat sweats. Sort of if you murder every animal you can, and rip guts out and skin them all, carrying them around like a bloody mountainous trophy, some critters will take notice. Notably wolves. You may, or may not, have noticed that sometimes these three squiggly lines show up on top of the screen. These indicate how much meat sweats you have. More raw meat, guts and hide you are lugging around, stinkier you are. Game is crawling with wolves. This increased scent is very effective for attracting wolves, so minimize how much you are carrying around, life will be so much easier.

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Sleep in cars

Sleeping in a cloth bedroll :

HourRestores - interloperTotal Condition^100% From
11%+1%99%
21%+2%98%
31%+3%97%
42%+5%95%
53%+8%92%
63%+11%89%
73%+14%86%
84%+18%82%
95%+23%77%
104%+27%73%
11-2%+25%see note above

The first way to Sleep in Long Dark is for survivors that are on the move. This involves either common bedroll, or the less common Bearskin Bedroll you must craft. One will need to be in your inventory if you plan to use them. Place your Bedroll on the ground by bringing up your radial menu. Chose the Campcraft option, and then clicked on Bedroll. You will now be able to place your bedroll on the ground. Once it set, click on your Bedroll and youll have the option Sleep or Pass Time. Choose the Sleep option at top, select how long you want to rest, and click the Sleep button.

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Table

HourRestores - interloperTotal Condition^100% From
11%+1%99%
21%+2%98%
32%+4%96%
43%+7%93%
53%+10%90%
63%+13%87%
74%+17%83%
85%+22%78%
95%+27%73%
105%+32%68%
11-2%+30%see note above

Table2

HourRestoresTotal Condition^100% FromCalories burnedCal / Condition
12%+2%98%6030
23%+5%95%12024
34%+9%91%18020
45%+14%86%24017
56%+20%80%30015
67%+27%73%36013
78%+35%65%42012
89%+44%56%48011
910%+54%46%54010
1011%+65%35%6009
1112%+77%23%6609
1213%+90%10%7208

Table3

HourRestores bedrollTotal Condition^100% FromCalories burnedCal / Condition
11%+1%99%6060
22%+3%97%12040
33%+6%94%18030
44%+10%90%24024
55%+15%85%30020
66%+21%79%36017
77%+28%72%42015
88%+36%64%48013
99%+45%55%54012
1010%+55%45%60011
1111%+66%34%66010
1212%+78%22%7209
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Hydration

Table

PrimaryCondition Stamina Encumbrance
NeedsWarmth Fatigue Hunger Thirst

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Navigation

Knowing your way around maps is pretty much a requirement for surviving on Interloper. I d say this is the second most important thing after securing drinkable water. When you know maps, you know where you can find food, where to find warmth, and how to travel between zones. When exploring, follow edges of zone while looking for caves and structures. When the weather is clear, note landmarks in the distance and use them to move in a deliberate direction. Terrain can make it easy to get turned around you to wander in circlesespecially, during bad weather. Try to maximize wind cover by moving alongside rock walls, hills, and buildings. Small shield icon that appears at the top center of the screen indicates you are safe from wind. This helps slow down loss of temperature and prevents you from taking movement penalties from walking against wind. Once you have your bearings, knowing when to travel is the next thing to get hang of. Avoid traveling in fog. It is extremely easy to get disorient and you can't spot wolves in the distance. The temperature is coldest early in the morning, so I try to avoid traveling until at least late morning. Stay inside a house or cave where it is warm while checking weather conditions every few hours. Evenings and nighttime often have fairly clear weather, so these can be great times to travel, especially if you know your destination and about how long it will take you to get there.

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Firewood

Table

StartersCardboard matches Firestriker Magnifying lens Wood matches
TinderBirch bark Cat tail head Tinder plug Cash Newsprint Newsprint roll Stack of papers
FuelBook Cedar firewood Coal Fir firewood Firelog Reclaimed wood Stick
AccelerantAccelerant Lantern fuel

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Fire Starting

Table

FireboxBenefitAdditional Use(s)
CampfireCan be placed at the player's discretion Deters wolvesNone
Fire BarrelWind proofNone
Pot belly stoveWind proofonly 1 cooking slot
Wood StoveWind proofNone
Fire PlaceWind proofNone
StoveWind proofhas 6 cooking slots
Rim GrillWind proofNone
FurnaceWind proofHeats the Forge .
Ammunition WorkbenchWind proofCan craft Bullets from Scrap lead .

Fire is life in the Long Dark. If you can't make fire you won't be able to purify water, so you 'll die pretty quick. 've 've had many Interloper runs that end after fifteen minutes for just this reason. Your first priority should always be fire. Don't let anything stop you from moving quickly from spot to spot until you find some matches, flare, or other fire source. Only build fire when you absolutely need to. Make as much water and cook as much food as you can with each fire. If you can't carry it all, stash it for when you return. Before making fire, make sure you have enough firewood to cook everything you plan to.

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Table10

Fuel / Firestarting LevelLevel 1Level 2-3 (+10%)Level 4 (+25%)Level 5 (+50%)
Book18 mins20 mins22.5 mins27 mins
Cedar Firewood60 mins66 mins1 hr 15 mins1 hr 30 mins
Coal60 mins66 mins1 hr 15 mins1 hr 30 mins
Fir Firewood1 hr 30 mins1 hr 39 mins1 hr 52.5 mins2 hr 15 mins
Firelog2 hr2 hr 12 mins2 hr 30 mins3 hr
Reclaimed Wood30 mins33 mins37.5 mins45 mins
Stick7.5 mins8 mins9 mins11 mins

Table2

FireboxCooking slotsLocation(s)
Campfire2Placed by the player.
Potbelly stove1Fishing huts , Camp Office , Lonely Lighthouse
Furnace + Forge1The Riken , Old Spence Family Homestead , Maintenance Yard
Fire barrel2Carter Hydro Dam , Quonset Gas Station , Signal Hill , Hibernia Processing , Maintenance Yard
Wood stove2Camp Office , Trapper's Homestead , inside some ruined houses
Fireplace2Mountaineer's Hut , Hunting Lodge , inside some larger houses.
Rim Grill2Bleak Inlet (inside a Cabin ).
Stove6Pleasant Valley Farmstead , Community Hall , Hunting Lodge , Milton House , Paradise Meadows Farm

Table3

ImageIgnition SourceBenefitAdditional Info
Cardboard match+0% chanceConsumed in attempt
Flare (lit)+5% chanceAttempt may succeed even if item burns out
Magnifying lens+5% chanceOnly effective outdoors with sunny weather
Torch (lit)+5% chanceAttempt may succeed even if item burns out
Wood match+5% chanceConsumed in attempt
Firestriker+15% chance2% condition loss each attempt

Table4

ImageTinderBenefitWeight
Birch bark+0% chance0.05 kg
Cash+0% chance0.05 kg
Cat tail head+0% chance0.05 kg
Newsprint+0% chance0.10 kg
Newsprint roll+0% chance0.10 kg
Tinder plug+0% chance0.05 kg
Stack of papers+0% chance0.10 kg

Table5

ImageFuelBenefit
Reclaimed Wood-5% chance
Torch (unlit)-5% chance
Fir firewood+0% chance
Firelog+7% chance
Cedar firewood+15% chance
Stick+15% chance
Book+35% chance

Table6

ImageAccelerantBenefit
Accelerant+40% chance
Lantern fuel+40% chance
Gunpowder+40% chance

Table7

ImageFeatRequirementEffect
Fire MasterStart 1000 firesSurvivors start with a Level 3 Fire Starting skill

Table8

LevelSkill pointsEffects
1040% chance to start fires
22055% chance to start fires Fires last 10% longer
35065% chance to start fires Fires last 10% longer Can start fires without tinder.
410075% chance to start fires Fires last 25% longer Can start fires without tinder.
520090% chance to start fires Fires last 50% longer Can start fires without tinder. Fires start 50% faster

Table9

HuntingArchery Rifle Firearm Revolver Firearm
GatheringCarcass Harvesting Ice Fishing
CraftingCooking Fire Starting Mending Gunsmithing
OtherCleaning Repair Sharpening

Types of Fuel

FuelBurn Time (no skill bonus)Fire Start Chance BonusTemperature IncreaseWeightBurn Time Per WeightTemperature Increase Per Weight
Book18 mins+35%2.0 C (4 F)0.5 kg (1.1 lb)0.6 hr/kg (0.27 hr/lb)4 C/kg (3.27 F/lb)
Cedar Firewood60 mins+15%6.0 C (11 F)0.5 kg (1.1 lb)2 hr/kg (0.91 hr/lb)12 C/kg (9.8 F/lb)
Coal60 minsN/A20.0 C (36 F)0.3 kg (0.66 lb)3.33 hr/kg (1.51 hr/lb)66.67 C/kg (54.43 F/lb)
Fir Firewood90 mins0%9.0 C (16 F)1.0 kg (2.2 lb)1.5 hr/kg (0.68 hr/lb)9 C/kg (7.35 F/lb)
Firelog120 mins+7%21.0 C (38 F)2.0 kg (4.4 lb)1 hr/kg (0.45 hr/lb)10.5 C/kg (8.57 F/lb)
Reclaimed Wood30 mins-5%3.0 C (5 F)0.25 kg (0.55 lb)2 hr/kg (0.91 hr/lb)12 C/kg (9.8 F/lb)
Stick7.5 mins301.0 C (2 F)0.15 kg (0.33 lb)0.83 hr/kg (0.38 hr/lb)6.67 C/kg (5.44 F/lb)
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