Hey, just started the game and I haven't even left the swamps yet! My question is if I purchase stash coordinate info from the bartender, for example there's one that is supposed to be "behind the trash bin near the wall", is the purple icon for that stash supposed to appear on the map yet? With the example I gave, I assume that he meant a trash bin located in the Clear Sky (beginning) camp, but there's nothing there. Is he referring to a stash outside the camp? And if so, why is there no icon? I zoomed all the way out and there's definitely no purple icon even though I paid for the info. Just want to know if I should even bother looking anymore.
Slightly cooler than a n00b
4th September 2008
It is most likely that he is referring to a stash ANYWHERE on the map.. Just because you get a stash info doesnt mean it will be anywhere close -- but sometimes your lucky
Pro-Filer thinks I'm cool!!
10th May 2008
I hope you've updated to 1.5.04 because not only has alot of problems (some dealing with stashes too) have been fixed. Not only fixed but made better. Like for instance let's say there are all ready 10 purple stash icons on your map. You loot a body. They last 3 new stashes, the purple icon will flash on your map so you can kinda get an idea of the last few new ones. Also when loading up a saved game, if you happen to go to the map very quickly right after the game has loaded, it will take a few moments for all the various icons to show up on your map. Like friends, enemies, stashes, exits, etc. Also if you miss the wording of what is said on the screen, like "Backpack under bridge". There is a history kept in your PDA. You can also look at things from a previous day(s) by changing the day as it will list the entire history on a day by day basis. Plus you can toggle "News" and "Conversations" to narrow it down.
Okay, thanks for the responses. Yes, I do have the 1.5.04 version. So I think I'm understanding that stashes, even though you've specifically paid for the coordinates, do not always immediately place a purple icon on your map? Why is this? I would assume that coordinates means coordinates, like the exact location... Maybe I have to get out of the swamps (the beginning part of the game) to see any stashes?
Just to clarify, there are no stash icons on my map, even though I've paid for the "coordinates". Again, though, I'm still in the very beginning of the map. I suspect you're supposed to leave before they show up at all? In other words, get into the main part of the game first?