Questions tagged [the-long-dark]

The Long Dark is a survival exploration game where your goal is just to survive. Your only enemies are the environment and the animals that lurk in the wilderness.

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What's the advantage of a pre-built stove/fire/barrel?

When playing the long dark, I can easily make a fire outdoors. I even get the stones for free, all I need is matches, tinder, fuel (and accelerant is optional). Now sometimes I discover locations ...
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What do the symbols on the Fatigue gauge mean?

In The Long Dark, pressing F (on PC) brings up the status page: This includes the Fatigue gauge: Sometimes there's a yellow exclamation mark on top of it, and sometimes part of the meter is red - ...
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How long will food stay hot in The Long Dark?

I have cooked Pinnacle Peaches. How soon must I eat them before they will no longer provide the bonus for being hot?
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When stealing from cars, should I check the visor?

It took me a long while to discover you could flip sun visors down (duuh) but I never find anything there Is there ever anything there?
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How to navigate without a compass?

I'm playing the second episode of The Long Dark / Wintermute and my map has some cache locations marked on it that might have useful resources. However my experience of travelling in bad weather cross-...
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The Long Dark: Can I return to Milton after I finish episode 1?

I'm playing The Long Dark. I've been tasked with climbing the mountain to get to Perseverance Mills. My question is, can I return to Milton afterwards? I have a lot of stuff hoarded and I would hate ...
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What is the significance of this icon?

So the game features an ultra minimalistic interface, but while most of the things I've seen so far made sense, I cannot figure out what exactly is that icon (and the following percentage) ...
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How do I collect snow to boil it?

I noticed that when I open up a fireplace or stove, there is an option to boil snow (as well as boil water) but I do not know how to collect it. Is there a bucket or something that I need to find to ...
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Is there any way to smash things for wood in the Long Dark?

Trying the Long Dark out; loving it so far for atmosphere, but it's driving me mental that I seem to be in a place with nothing but woodstoves in structures all over the place, and no way to smash ...