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LoganMalone Apr 21, 2017 @ 6:21pm
Hidden Containers
Do hidden containers appear on the radar at all? I'm in the Onyx system and have narrowed a spot down near an asteriod field, however I only see asteriods on the radar. I see no visual clues on the radar nor do I see a container suspended in space.

Do you have to be literally right on top of it within a few meters to see it?

I've spend and majority of a couple hours searching for it and have criss crossed my search paths multiple times. I'm getting frustrated with the difficulty of doing something that should be reasonably easy and simple given my slow methodical approach using the radar, map, and multiple navigation plots, etc. I understand some people may enjoy this challenge but hours of searching has become a real tedius, boring drag. This miscoscopic "needle in a haystack" issue is probably the only thing that prevents me from truly enjoying this type of exploring, especially if you have to be within several meters to see it.

Please advise.
Last edited by LoganMalone; Apr 21, 2017 @ 6:46pm
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JeSuisPret Apr 21, 2017 @ 7:19pm 
The hidden containders should appear on your radar when you are less than 10k from them. Have you tried to deploy a sensor station near a planet? That should help you a lot to find them.
LoganMalone Apr 21, 2017 @ 7:21pm 
I'm a new player and too poor ingame to afford anything like that. I have only 1.3M credits so far.
JeSuisPret Apr 21, 2017 @ 7:43pm 
1.3M credits is well enough to buy a deploy constructor I think. You can find one in high tech systems.
LoganMalone Apr 22, 2017 @ 2:23am 
Originally posted by JeSuisPret:
1.3M credits is well enough to buy a deploy constructor I think. You can find one in high tech systems.
OK, we're getting off topic here.

It only requires 3 nav points to triangulate a position, however I have 15 which is 5 times the normal requirement and I've criss crossed paths where the cargo container should be located, and I spent "2 hours" searching for it. I should not be force to purchase additional equipment to find this item since I methodically searched for it exactly as done in a YouTube tutorial video. I feel like I'm more or less beta testing after 2 hours of searching.

I'm going to submit this as a game bug and leave this aspect of the game alone until the Dev fixes it.

I posted this game bug on the game forums: http://www.starwraith.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=13078
Last edited by LoganMalone; Apr 22, 2017 @ 3:06am
SFSW  [developer] Apr 22, 2017 @ 9:39am 
If you are getting reports from a crew member, then they are there and you're likely just never getting close enough. Check to make sure you are flying extremely precise flight patterns in your search (heading -and- pitch), if you miss even by a small margin, you can be significantly out of range by the time you get there. They can be very hard to find and are intentionally that way, especially early on if you are just trying to find them 'blind' by flying search patterns. It is possible, but still pretty difficult and something you may have not have the patience for. You may want to wait until you have more adequate search equipment to hunt them down if you haven't managed to locate them within a timeframe you think is enough.

If you want exact details to give their location away, I've provided an option in the thread you posted in my forum.
LoganMalone Apr 22, 2017 @ 1:51pm 
I found the container eventually, however I realized how difficult and precise one needs to be. If I were off by one degree either in pitch or heading, I would have been a very long way off. Additionally, the heading and pitch only provides a general area and was not prrcise as I thought beforehand that the container would've been directly in my flight path.

I have a science officer with 100% Loyalty and 100% Skill level who provides me with the bearing and pitch obserbations.

I marked the location of the container after I retrieved the container contents, however when I revisted my nav marker for the container 30 minutes later, I couldn't find the container at all.

Are containers statinoary or do they drift in orbit?
Last edited by LoganMalone; Apr 22, 2017 @ 1:54pm
SFSW  [developer] Apr 22, 2017 @ 2:19pm 
There are two types, cloaked/hidden which are static and hold their position, then there are small containers from destroyed ships/lost cargo which can move a bit depending on planetary gravity nearby. But for the kind you've been hunting, they'll stay put. You may have stored your log location fairly far away from the actual location(s) of the containers themselves, instead placing it at your last jump arrival point or something. A handy way to place the nav marker for storing points is to use the 'Set Loc' (stands for Set Location) button when you are at the position you want to save and then store the log entry.
LoganMalone Apr 23, 2017 @ 6:39am 
OK, thank you very much. You're a great help.
SeeJay Apr 23, 2017 @ 10:54pm 
If you don't mind using a tool outside of the game, I have a spreadsheet on my site that
pinpoints the container in two jumps using a Science Officer.

All you need is the heading and pitch to the container and your current location (2 times)
[Instructions in the file]

http://www.evochron2.junholt.se/ (Tools section) "ContainerFinder"
LoganMalone Apr 24, 2017 @ 3:48pm 
Originally posted by SeeJay:
If you don't mind using a tool outside of the game, I have a spreadsheet on my site that
pinpoints the container in two jumps using a Science Officer.

All you need is the heading and pitch to the container and your current location (2 times)
[Instructions in the file]

http://www.evochron2.junholt.se/ (Tools section) "ContainerFinder"
I have the tool now. Thanks Seejay !!!
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