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[Treasure Hunting] Make it easy with Pinco's UI

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by CorwinXX, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. CorwinXX

    CorwinXX Babbling Loonie
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    1. Setup
    Put following actions on a menu bar:
    - Toggle Scale Mode
    - Toggle Quick Loot On All Containers
    - Toggle Tactical Map
    - Macro: Shovel + WaitForTarg + Cursor Target Stored

    2. Get to the spot and clean up the area

    3.
    Open the the Treasure Map and scale it to large size
    Press Toggle Tactical Map, select "Tilt map" flag and change it so it has the same scale as the Treasure Map
    Go to a spot where you think the chest is
    Move the map over the treasure map so it looks like a part of the treasure map
    Move cursor over your position on the map, press hotkey for "Toggle Tactical Map" to remove it. The cursor must be over the center of the cross on the treasure map.

    4.
    Right click digging macro and choose "Edit"
    Right click "Cursor Target Stored", choose "Edit" and target the treasure map
    Find a chest using digging macro


    Here is a short (6 min) video:
     
    #1 CorwinXX, Jun 30, 2013
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  2. CorwinXX

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    Added a short video. It's not ideal due to low FPS. Also a man was looking to me in the chart. I cut unimportant fragments.

    I also mined a bit to show how fast it can be done using a macro.

    P.S. I didn't use any programs/utils besides Pinco's UI.
     
    #2 CorwinXX, Jun 30, 2013
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  3. sibble

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    Well done :)
    You also gave me an idea while you had the 2 maps over each other. I remembered that there was an option in Pinco's for adjusting transparency. You could probably adjust the alpha on one map to get a precise location on where to dig.

    Cheers
     
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  4. CorwinXX

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    Very good idea! Now it's even more simple.
    tMapAlpha.png

    p.s. You see I need to do a step or two in NE (right) on this screenshot.
     
    #4 CorwinXX, Jul 4, 2013
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  5. Pirate Roberts

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    Do you have mining, or does this eliminate the need for it. I'm at the point where I either need to train it, or I can use this and start digging up treasure without it!
     
  6. CorwinXX

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    I don't have mining on this char.
    120 Throwing
    120 Tactics
    120 Chvialry
    115 Resisting spells (haven't 120 PS)
    100 Cartography
    100 Lockpicking
    45 Focus

    He can do fast TMaps 5-6 lvl (10-15 min per map including time to unload loot).
    He also can do mini-champs in Abyss but not as fast as my paladin does.
     
  7. Duncan Drake

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    Very nice. And a good method to locate the treasure.
    But why cartography? Its enough for decoding the map not for digging up the chest. I always decode my maps and stone carto then. Template im running here is as follows
    120 swords
    120 bushido
    120 chivalry
    100 lockpick
    115 tactics
    60 parry
    85 (100 with gloves and jacobs pickaxe) mining

    Even lv7 maps go quite fast here. For lv5 maps i usually ww the initial spawn.
     
  8. Basara

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    Keeping cart on means being able to immediately decode any maps from loot without having to soulstone, and it's required if your map was decoded by someone else (you bought or were given already decoded maps).
     
  9. Gb8719

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    For some reason, I love having cartography and lockpicking on a character strictly designated for Treasure Hunting. It might have something to do with cartography being stupidly difficult to level back in the day? I don't really know. Either way, I'll never soulstone Cartography off in place of another skill to go out and treasure hunt.

    OP: Really cool idea. Wish I had Pinco's to give it a shot.
     
  10. Duncan Drake

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    Mhh i always buy tattered maps. Looted maps i collect and decode the bunch at home. Anyway carto wouldnt fit in my template to solo lv7 maps. Darn frost dragons hehe
     
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    I have the added difficulty of being bugged. in both CC & EC the place marked on the maps is a good screen off to the right of the marked point, and usually (but not always) a similar distance to the south.

    I have to find the location, go about 10 steps east, then start searching to the south about 6-10 steps before I get close enough to dig even with GM mining.
     
  12. CorwinXX

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    I have just two soulstones (that I use to exchange skills between chars) and I haven't gold to buy more. When I buy more soulstones I replace cartography with 100 anatomy or may be 100 bushido.

    P.S. I took my veteran rewards on SP.
     
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  14. CorwinXX

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    On the General Menu Bar press 'Actions' icon

    Press an arrow till you get page 'Pinco's UI'

    On this page you will find icons:
    Toggle Quick Loot On All Containers
    Toggle Tactical Map
    Toggle Scale Mode
    Toggle Alpha Mode

    Drag them to a menu bar.
     
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  15. Pirate Roberts

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    I will try again later tonight, I'm I will figure it out much faster than I could gm mining from 0.
     
  16. Pirate Roberts

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    An update: I used the settings you recommended and found the map, thanks for saving me the agony of training mining up
     
  17. DreadLord Lestat

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    I have been looking in Pincos but cannot find a place to make the screens transparent like that. Where did you find the setting for that? I am sure that I overlooked it somehow.
     
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    I found it, for anyone else that may need help.
    Click actions
    Scroll till you find Pinco's UI
    Scroll until you find Toggle Alpha Mode

    This allows you to use your mouse wheel to make it fade in or out.
     
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    Very cool.... Thanks to all here for the tips. I might just do some t-hunting again now that I can run the EC...
     
  20. Leaf

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    I am using the old 2D Client. From what I have read so far, I can't use Pincos with this and the old map program is no longer supported. I have just returned to UO and would like to know what program is available for finding the Treasure now.
     
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    Thank you Petra Fyde!
     
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    If your account is old enough to get Davie's Locker, decode map and put in locker it will provide co-ordinates to map spot. Say 34N x 7W so now you know treasure chest is located between 34.0N x 7.0W and 34.59N x 7.59W (think offhand .59 is >where it rolls over to a new main number) minimal mining (or none) needed now to find a chest for older accounts
     
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