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[Treasure Hunting] Finding the pin?

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Petra Fyde, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    On one of the Uhall threads Serafi said she'd used this: http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/ to help find the chest.

    I just had a look at it - since I trust sourceforge. This is what it gives when used:
     

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  2. Serafi

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    Yeah, I expect to use the virtual magnifier glass a lot when the changes go live on production shards. You can also zoom in a bit as well. But even with that help - I`m having some trouble finding some spots on TC. I guess it`s a matter of skill as well :)
     
  3. Great idea! My Microsoft mouse driver comes with a magnifier built into the side button... I've always found that feature annoying, but looks like it may work well.
     
  4. Hendric

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    That's pretty nifty but I'm reluctant to use it, as it only confirms that I'm turning into an old man!
     
  5. Amber Moon

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    I tried it. Didn't do all that much for me except show me that the pin was only about half a dozen pixels...

    I really liked the old black and white maps better because you could at least coordinate better with the landmarks.
     
  6. HEY! What the... :twak:
     
  7. Tukaram

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    I find these color maps so much easier to read. In the old line drawings I could never makeout any landmarks. The magnifying might help... but I'm getting old.
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    It would be easier if the pin actually did mark the spot, only it doesn't. That pin clearly shows the bottom edge of that clump of trees, yes?
    The chest was actually found in the grassy area to the right and up a bit.
     

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  9. Hmmm... Do you mean closer to the head of the pin?
     
  10. Rotgut Willy

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    Below the right side edge of the pin head (she marked it with a blue dot, Old Man.) :D
     
  11. All right... all right... that's a mighty small blue dot on a 22 inch monitor! lol
     
  12. Amber Moon

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    So two possibilities...

    There is a fixed relationship between the pin and the chest. We just need to relearn it.

    or

    It is random around the pin.. In which case some sort of logical search procedure would be in order

    How many tiles does 100 mining give you again?
     
  13. Hendric

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    A square search pattern with fish steaks marking out the area you're searching/searched is what I've had in mind. Maybe a 20 x 20 area taking one step west to east/east to west and attempting to dig the spot up. Sounds like a good use for fish steaks to me at least. :)
     
  14. Amber Moon

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    Just had another brain fart as well..

    It would be nice to get a message like "Your shovel seems to have struck something solid" in addition to the audio cue on success.
     
  15. usr19321680

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    This shows as an example the location of the chest
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Amber Moon

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    Thanks for that. Not at the point or at the head, but a little east of the middle. Kinda like the other example.

    Edited: Something else occurred to me. If you were to draw a rectangular box at the edges of the pin graphic, it would be pretty close to the center of that rectangle.
     
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    This is a better look:
     

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    this is really nice and good info, Thanks alot!

    makes it alot easier for us without mining *coughs*
     
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    Does JoAT mining make any difference?
     
  20. Petra Fyde

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    Not sure, but it's been posted in the other thread that the chest is always at a specific spot in relation to the pin. One pixel right and 4 down from the center of the red pin-head, I think the poster said. I'm hoping to check that out and get an image for the page later today.
     
  21. Amber Moon

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    I'm hoping to check that out in practice soon :)

    My plan is to use the spiffy magnifier thingee and then put a mark down in UO Cart. That and 100 mining I should never miss right? :lol:

    In the mean time, since the level 1s are reported to still be at the old locations, I need to find a new rune library. My old one vanished! :sad2:

    Good Huntin'
     
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    Thanks Petra! I play almost exclusively on Baja and I found one in .. surprise! ...
    Luna. :lol:
     
  24. Thunderz

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    Iv been farming maps since they mentioned the new treasure and they being in random locations.
    Iv collected about 80 maps now and decifered them all and found what number map it is so when the patch hits they will all be in the old locations and i can just use the rune librarys to find them ;)

    Any i get after the patch hits will be random but it gives me 80 lvl 6 to play with for the first month ;)

    Thunderz
     
  25. Amber Moon

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    Well, I fished up two new lvl1 trammel maps this morning, just so I could see how the pin placement worked out.

    I believe the chest location is static relative to the pin, just as we have discussed above. That said, the problem still lies in interpreting the pin location against the either the radar or UO Cartographer.

    The first map was in an swamp area away from any of the old locations. I was able to hit that one within a tile or two first try with my 100 mining.

    The second map was again in an open area near a mountain in the area created by the new volcano on Fire Island. This one took me about 4 tries to get within 4 tiles and raise the chest.

    So all and all I'd say you can get by without mining if you are good at interpreting the maps and have the patience to do some poke and hope. But mining is proving helpful in reducing the search time.
     
  26. Hendric

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    Poke and hope? :lol: I think we've established the 0 mining treasure hunting technique!
     
  27. Yalp

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    If you use win7 os, there's a magnifier in the accessories which works the same as the one Petra posted a link to.. easy to use and don't even need to download.
     
  28. I set my magnifier to 400%, using UO Cartographer with the EC client zoomed in to the same level, and it takes a bit of digging but not as bad as I thought with zero mining.

    It sure surprised the neighbors just outside Luna when I popped my level 6 map next to their house!
     
  29. Mapper

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    A nice tip! It's under 'Ease of Access', Works best if you click 'View' then 'Lens'.
     
  30. quadspeed

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    Hi ! Thanks for magnifier - it looks great - hope it helps as so far ive not managed to dig anything !