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The Long Dark

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Faithful Cartographer in The Long Dark

Faithful Cartographer90 (90)

Map all named locations in Survival Mode.

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TA Score for this game: 3,336
Posted on 11 August 17 at 13:29
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Alright, I've just done what I though was the whole map and nothing, so either:
1. I didn't find something
This is most likely, since my stats show 84% world explored. However, I did all the places on Whiteberry maps and my own rather thorough survey of Broken Railroad, so no idea where to go next.
2. Something didn't register
Pretty possible too. Don't know if it's just me or the game, but some places (especially caves, but some other places like Lookout or Train Bridge on Mystery Lake or plane parts on Timberwolf Mountain) just don't seem to show their names when mapped. Maybe they're mapped anyway and just don't show, maybe they're not needed for the achievement and maybe I'll have to do another run cause there's some magical way to do this I'm unable to decipher. No idea.
3. Something is inaccessible (yet?)
In Broken Railroad there's obviously a high path indicated by a climbing spot (without the rope unfortunately) by the maintenance building or a bridge-like thingie you can see while going towards the lodge. Couldn't get there though. It might be I'm dumb, but I'm afraid it's inaccessible. The good (?) thing is that maybe it doesn't have to be accessible for the cheevo.
4. Achievement is just bugged.
It's an option.

So. Rage quit for today and back to sewing tommorrow.

Let me know if you find out more, I'll try to make this more of a solution than a complaint :)
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Posted on 12 August 17 at 04:12, Edited on 12 August 17 at 04:19
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Tl;dr version: This may not be available yet. Or it might. Don't know yet.

This is a work in progress. I'll tweak this with anything I find, or any suggestions in the comments.

I suspect this is not yet able to be earned in the Xbox One version.

I'm posting this with some potential guidance for this as I work toward it. No one currently has this on Xbox. However, someone earned it on Steam with the current pre-launch build at 177 found locations.

Current status: 161 locations, 78%.

At launch, the game added the Broken Railroad section, which appears to have (deliberately) currently-inaccessible areas (possibly due to later story elements). I have not yet used charcoal to sketch all locations; however, locations that I didn't sketch but came back to later did not appear to add to my completion %. I don't know if this counts area in the Broken Railroad region, which was added at launch. % progress seems to indicate that Broken Railroad is necessary, as well as currently inaccessible areas.

It's not currently clear if the % on the stat screen is directly related to this achievement, nor if charcoal sketching is related. I'm going off the assumption that charcoal is needed, since the description is "Map all..."

Any campfire/stove that has burned for at least 1 hour will have charcoal that you can gather. You can then use the charcoal on your map by pressing cn_LB+cn_LSd, cn_LSu, cn_RT. This only works when you have daylight and visible conditions. The mapping function is helpful, but leaves out key features; it is NOT a GPS.

You can see all of the locations that you have found by looking in your journal. It gives a day-by-day list of all locations that you have found in a given day. It does not give you a condensed checkmark list. My goal here is to compile a full list of locations that you can find in a given region//transition zone.

There appear to currently be approximately 180 named locations in The Long Dark. It's a long list. I'm going to try to break it down. There may be inaccuracies. Comments very welcome.

Mystery Lake -37 (?)
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Coastal Highway
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Desolation Point - 15 (?)
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Pleasant Valley -
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Timberwolf Mountain
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Forlorn Muskeg
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Broken Railroad
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Carter Hydro Dam & Environs - Connects Mystery Lake and Pleasant Valley
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Old Island Connector - Connects Coastal Highway and Desolation Point
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Crumbling Highway - This is a separate location within Old Island Connector

Raven Falls Railway Line - Connects Mystery Lake and Coastal Highway
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Cinder Hills Coal Mine - Connects Coastal Highway and Pleasant Valley
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