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      The Hinterland Forums strive to be a place that is positive, inclusive, welcoming and comfortable. A community where intelligent, entertaining and meaningful conversations can occur. The rules are presented with these goals in mind. NOTE: Warnings, bans, and lifetime bans are all at the discretion of Hinterland depending on the seriousness of the infraction. Rules and Guidelines for the Hinterland Forums No Backseat Moderating Let the moderators do the moderating. Backseat moderating is when people who are not moderators try to enforce the forum rules. If you see a person breaking the rules, take advantage of the Report () button or simply ignore the offensive post(s), thread, or review. Report Posts to Moderators Should you observe a fellow Community member breaking these rules please report the post or item by clicking flag button located on every item, post, and review. Do not do any of the following: • Flame or insult other members • Bypass any filters • Post personally identifiable information (i.e. name, address, email, phone number, etc.) • Bump threads • Derail a thread's topic • Post links to phishing sites • Post spam or Re-post Closed, Modified, Deleted Content • Repetitively post in the incorrect forum • Openly argue with a moderator Off-Limit Topics/Replies Do not post any topics/replies containing the following: • Porn, inappropriate or offensive content, or leaked content or anything else not safe for work • Any discussion of piracy will result in a permanent ban from the Hinterland Community including, but not limited to: Cheating, hacking, game exploits • Threats of violence or harassment, even as a joke • Posted copyright material such as magazine scans • Soliciting, begging, auctioning, raffling, selling, advertising, referrals • Racism, sexism, homophobia, or discrimination • Abusive language, including swearing • Religious, political, and other “prone to huge arguments” threads No support will be given to those using cheat tools, or hacked/pirated copies, and any forum users who discuss pirated/pirating software will be removed. Please note that these guidelines may be edited or added to by Hinterland Studio as needed. If there is something you do not agree with, please email info@hinterlandgames.com
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      The Light at the end of The Long Dark -- Launch Date, WINTERMUTE, Next Sandbox Update   05/16/2017

      For the latest information on WINTERMUTE (story mode in The Long Dark), as well as details on the final sandbox update prior to our August 1 launch, check out our recent Dev Diary here: http://www.thelongdark.com/news/posts/light-at-the-end/ And while you're there, be sure to have a look at our new FAQ as well: http://www.thelongdark.com/news/posts/frequently-asked-questions/
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      The Long Dark Sandbox **May 2017 Test Branch** [OPT-IN, FORUM PASSWORD, SPOILERS]   05/19/2017

      Hello community, 

      As we did with the December 2016 Sandbox Update, we are implementing a TEST BRANCH for The Long Dark's MAY/JUNE 2017 Update, FAITHFUL CARTOGRAPHER. This reflects the fact that we have a huge diversity of players on a variety of hardware configurations, and as a small studio we just can’t test them all! 

      The idea here is to provide an early version of the next update, about a week or so before we’d like to launch it officially in the Release branch (i.e. where you are currently getting it), so that we get some extra time to find bugs, crashes, and any other issues before it goes lives for the rest of our community. 
        >>> IF YOU DO NOT OPT-IN TO THE TEST BRANCH, YOU WILL NOT GET IT. I.e. You will not get the Test Branch build "by accident". This should help keep spoilers to a minimum. Here on Official Forums the Test Branch Discussion subforum requires a password to access. The password is: test_branch
      Some details. READ THESE CAREFULLY: 

      * The Test Branch is for STEAM ONLY. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. 
      * The Test Branch is full of SPOILERS. If you don’t want to see what’s in the next update, stay out of the Test Branch and all its discussions. 
      * The Test Branch is a tool for us to find issues with Work In Progress features. We’re primarily looking for feedback on bugs, crashes, and any major balancing issues. 
      * When reporting on bugs or issues, please use the appropriate TEST BRANCH sub-forums on Steam and in our Official Community. DO NOT DISCUSS TEST BRANCH FEATURES outside the Test Branch sub-forums. Those posts will be moved or deleted. 
      * When reporting on bugs or issues, please use the posted bug submission procedures. This will help the development team filter the feedback, eliminate duplicates, and in general ensure we can act on the feedback in a more timely fashion. 

      Our hope is that this new Test Branch process will allow us to ensure we can continue to put out stable Sandbox updates well into the future. 

      We’re very hopeful that the people who choose to opt-in to this Test Branch will approach this as a way to help ensure the updates are as smooth and stable as possible, and not use the Test Branch discussion as a forum to lobby for or against certain features or content. 

      As always, The Long Dark is a community-informed, not community-driven, project. We look forward to enlisting your help in identifying whatever issues we’ve missed in our own internal testing! 

      For more details, please check out the TEST BRANCH discussion forums [SPOILERS!] http://hinterlandforums.com/index.php?/forum/81-test-branch-spoilers/ (See password info above for access)

      Thank you! 

      The Hinterland Team 

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  1. Create a new challenge where the player needs to collect all the parts to the crashed aircraft, they then need to piece it together using glue made by the boiling up of assorted animal parts. Fuel it with lantern fuel, then by using coastal highway as a runway, escape to hawaii !
  2. Radio station in pleasant valley
  3. Ummm... did you read the, "A mouth full of snow [whilst certainly not an ideal solution] is pretty easy to find in the snow" part ? Whilst you seem to enjoy presuming I know "very little, if any at all" regarding survival situations, I guess it is safe for me to then assume then, that you have very little, if any at all comprehension when reading a small block of text. So as not to insult anyone's intelligence and also to save everyone from ploughing through a wall of text regarding something as elementary as 'eating cold things makes you colder', I deliberately chose to omit that, to me, it kind of goes without saying. In hindsight, its now very clear that I should have put it in so as to save you the trouble of trying to spell something so obvious out. Returning to my original point so as not to derail this thread, presented with the conditions of copious amounts of snow and neg 40c temperatures, dehydration [whilst it is certainly nothing to underestimate under many circumstances] is NOT your biggest concern. I imagine if i was sitting next to you in these conditions, your 'professionalism' under this kind of pressure would extend no further than your internet connection, punctuated by your inability to think outside the box.
  4. desperate times call for desperate measures
  5. A mouth full of snow [whilst certainly not an ideal solution] is pretty easy to find in the snow, whereas trying to find a place that is above -40c in a snowstorm that has an ambient temperature of -40 would be a rather pressing matter.
  6. Hydrating in a snow survival situation would not be as big of a concern as surviving the cold would be, no way. I would swap a dry woolen blanket for 10 litres of water in that situation any day !
  7. Personally, I think a vomiting sound effect would be incredibly annoying, I think something more subtle is enough to let you know you have a problem. As Bjern said, we dont need to go overboard on the realism, its a game, not a vomit simulator.
  8. It would be nice to be able to move larger branches to make your own waypoints though
  9. Something like this ?
  10. now that would be awesome !
  11. Perhaps incorporating different levels of sickness. From the one where you feel a little shaky and quiet activity such as reading would not be hindered, all the way up to the one where its impossible to keep anything in either end, and expulsion of one triggers an immediate and unavoidable explosion out the other, which would therefore leave you in no shape to pick up a book, let alone concentrate on anything that was written in it.
  12. suggestion

    Yeah, something like that would do the trick
  13. suggestion

    Yeah, as i implied earlier, once you know, you just know whats what. Its more for people new to the game and not that familiar with red cup/brown cup contents.
  14. suggestion

    Well, alternative remedies are already suggested in the game as soon as you get an affliction, regardless of whether you have them in your inventory or not, but only in the form of a picture. I'm unsure if its by design or just an oversight that it only suggests it as a picture. I try to imagine both sides of the picture in light of game design, and whilst i can see the latter is plausible, having it in by design just doesn't seem to add much value. I would think that if you were going to have it in by design, just leave the suggestion picture out all together, leave it up to people all by themselves to eat weird looking mushrooms and strange looking berries off tree's, just out of pure desperation. At the moment its like: 'Hey, you sprained your ankle, perhaps go make yourself a nice warm drink in a red cup", or 'Look out, you have been bitten by a wolf, we suggest that you get yourself a warm drink in a brown cup'
  15. suggestion

    Thanks Scyzara. Unless you already have the required cup in your inventory, aside from the colour of the mug in the picture, no other information is given regarding the suggested cup your ailment requires. As there is already a suggestion of alternate remedies in the form of a picture [regardless if you have them in your pack or not] why not just provide the name as well? Personally, I know that red is Rose hip and brown is Reishi, but its only because i have been there and done that, and as far as a new player to the game may be concerned, it just seems to be a little strange to make only half the suggestion.