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I was watching the trailer for Terraria, and I can see a height/depth indicator on some of the footage - how do you enable this?

This screenshot clearly shows a height meter

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I've never seen –  The Communist Duck May 19 '11 at 20:27
@Duck –  soulBit May 19 '11 at 20:29
@Duck or –  authenticgeek May 19 '11 at 20:45
Oh... that's what you meant by high... –  Wipqozn May 20 '11 at 12:22
OMG, I'm so, so very high right now... Seriously, I just saw a Shiny Red Balloon. –  agent86 Dec 26 '11 at 0:04

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You can find (from killing Cave Bats, with 0.5% drop rate) or build (if you're playing on console) a Depth Meter that will add that value to your UI. (And also a Copper Silver or Gold watch if you want the time shown in that screen shot)

UPDATE: In 1.1 a new item called the GPS was added that combines the functionality of these two items plus a third that tells horizontal positioning.

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even better, with 1.1 you can get a compass from a mimic and combine the Depth Meter, Gold Watch and Compass at a Tinkering station to make a GPS, which does all of these things as one item –  Skizzlefrits Dec 6 '11 at 15:57

You can craft a Depth Meter with: 10 Copper Bars 8 Silver Bars 6 Gold bars

You need to craft it at a Table and Chair, which is just a chair facing a table.

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This only works on console or mobile/PC version pre-1.2, which is quite old by now. –  Private Pansy Jan 9 at 3:22
Ive updated my terraria and i can still make them –  Spit2703 Jan 9 at 4:49

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