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    Ive seen people say that when you name your new game...its actually the seed your putting in. Is this true or are Random gen world actually random and we have no way of inputting a seed?

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    Would like to know the answer to this as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigphil View Post
    Ive seen people say that when you name your new game...its actually the seed your putting in. Is this true or are Random gen world actually random and we have no way of inputting a seed?
    On the PC version, yes, the name you give your randomly generated world also acts as its seed. It actually strips out all spaces, so "My Name Is Jeff" becomes "MyNameIsJeff" to the system. On the console, I'd imagine it's the same way, but I don't know for certain. I am going to test it out with a friend later this week. I'll let you know if it has the same caves, lakes, POIs, etc.

    EDIT: In fact, if you want to confirm for yourself, create a Survival SP random world and name it "Not Jeff" (inside joke with me and my son, please excuse) and head to coordinates 1836 N 2139 Y, you should find an entrance to an underground cave at or around that precise location. I'd love to hear back from anybody to see if this is the case. If so, that means game names act as seeds for console games as well.
    Last edited by TerranRich; 07-10-2016 at 10:10 PM.

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    Actually did a test with this yesterday. Watched a youtube video from a guy on Xbox who was showing the seed he was in. Three huge towns right near hub city. So in the new game name I put in, "fart" and it worked. Found the towns he had in the video. Just had to pause the video when he brought his map up so I could see the coordinates. And when you put in fart, it's just that no quotation marks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerranRich View Post
    On the PC version, yes, the name you give your randomly generated world also acts as its seed. It actually strips out all spaces, so "My Name Is Jeff" becomes "MyNameIsJeff" to the system. On the console, I'd imagine it's the same way, but I don't know for certain. I am going to test it out with a friend later this week. I'll let you know if it has the same caves, lakes, POIs, etc.

    EDIT: In fact, if you want to confirm for yourself, create a Survival SP random world and name it "Not Jeff" (inside joke with me and my son, please excuse) and head to coordinates 1836 N 2139 Y, you should find an entrance to an underground cave at or around that precise location. I'd love to hear back from anybody to see if this is the case. If so, that means game names act as seeds for console games as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by JSweaty009 View Post
    Actually did a test with this yesterday. Watched a youtube video from a guy on Xbox who was showing the seed he was in. Three huge towns right near hub city. So in the new game name I put in, "fart" and it worked. Found the towns he had in the video. Just had to pause the video when he brought his map up so I could see the coordinates. And when you put in fart, it's just that no quotation marks.
    Ahh very nice indeed....when ive had enough of NZ i will try a few seeds on random. Thank you both

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigphil View Post
    Ahh very nice indeed....when ive had enough of NZ i will try a few seeds on random. Thank you both
    No problem, I hope the upcoming patch fixes some issues with RG but the seed fart is awesome. My cousin found a awesome RG with more cities with his name.
    Coordinates for the city I found is 360W480E, you should see it. The the other closest one is the road south goes right to it, has about 8+ stores and cool rich houses with swimming pools and jacuzzis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSweaty009 View Post
    No problem, I hope the upcoming patch fixes some issues with RG but the seed fart is awesome. My cousin found a awesome RG with more cities with his name.
    Coordinates for the city I found is 360W480E, you should see it. The the other closest one is the road south goes right to it, has about 8+ stores and cool rich houses with swimming pools and jacuzzis.
    Whats the co-ords again...N or S should be the left number...it confused me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigphil View Post
    Whats the co-ords again...N or S should be the left number...it confused me lol
    sorry lol the first number on the left should be 36oish and the left will be 480ish. Then when you find that you should see a road that leads out of that to the south-southeast. Follow that road and it will lead you to a nice size town with 8+ stores to loot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSweaty009 View Post
    sorry lol the first number on the left should be 36oish and the left will be 480ish. Then when you find that you should see a road that leads out of that to the south-southeast. Follow that road and it will lead you to a nice size town with 8+ stores to loot.
    Ahh yes thank you...found it. Just waiting out the night then im going to searcg for water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigphil View Post
    Ahh yes thank you...found it. Just waiting out the night then im going to searcg for water
    If you are in the same town I am thinking of, look for a house with a red metal fence all the way around it, out back is a nice sized swimming pool for a infinite supply of water, that's what I have been doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSweaty009 View Post
    sorry lol the first number on the left should be 36oish and the left will be 480ish. Then when you find that you should see a road that leads out of that to the south-southeast. Follow that road and it will lead you to a nice size town with 8+ stores to loot.
    Ahh brilliant...when i next log in ill make the trek thanks mate

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    We should compile a list of good seed names for players to use.

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    Actually most, if not all, of the seeds on PC don't carry over to console. But I'm REALLY in need of some seeds man I ant find any

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulkatiian Dexi View Post
    Actually most, if not all, of the seeds on PC don't carry over to console. But I'm REALLY in need of some seeds man I ant find any
    I posted two seeds that I have found to be pretty good in Nother seed thread, one I came up with myself, the other is a pc seed that actually worked the same, minus the dirt road poi's which are broken right now, heres a copy of it:

    Quote Originally Posted by caleb68 View Post
    I've been trying different seeds and looking for one that was a little better then my current one.

    Current one is RedMountain, has good sized biomes, large lakes, 4 small towns I have found so far, and a good amount of loot. People looking for one with a large snow area, this ones got a rather lvarge snow area.

    Edit in: the large snow area in RedMountain is north west of the main hub, cant miss it.

    After trying about 30 different seeds from ps4, xbone, and pc, I finally found a pretty nice one. The seed name is InsaneHCA14

    It has two large city hubs that I know of, and several smaller towns in it, lots of green forest area that supply good game to hunt, sevral deserts that I have come across and a large snow area jusr north east of the main city hub. Here are some of the locations on the map:

    Town 130N 2015E
    Town 2250N 350E
    Town 3020S 1925E
    Town 2734S 153E
    Hub2 1150N 1500W
    Mine 800s 750E

    There are more mines but I didnt tag them all, some being pretty small.
    This seed is a pc seed from alpha 14.0, everything that was mentioned about it showed up except the dirt path structures but from my understanding there is a bug with that on the ps4 right now, Will be a good one to look at after they get those fixed, tons of small dirt paths all over in the areas I have explored, and I havent even explored that much of the full map yet. Seems to be a worthwhile seed
    Edit in: I have found two more towns sense I started exploring it:

    Town 3028S 1949E
    town 1709S 2716E

    This map defently has a ton of towns on it, and the town at 3028 is larger then the typical small town. Still tons of areas on the map that I havent been to, sure there are even more towns out there. Buy end of day three I have already gotten all 3 items for the forge, a sniper rifle, iron pick axe, iron shovel, iron axe, a hoe 21 repair kits, 148 rebar frames, 52 wooden frames, 3 steel ingots, and afew more trinkets as well as a mining helmet all just from quick scavaging. Yep think this is going to be my next map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caleb68 View Post
    I posted two seeds that I have found to be pretty good in Nother seed thread, one I came up with myself, the other is a pc seed that actually worked the same, minus the dirt road poi's which are broken right now, heres a copy of it:



    Edit in: I have found two more towns sense I started exploring it:

    Town 3028S 1949E
    town 1709S 2716E

    This map defently has a ton of towns on it, and the town at 3028 is larger then the typical small town. Still tons of areas on the map that I havent been to, sure there are even more towns out there. Buy end of day three I have already gotten all 3 items for the forge, a sniper rifle, iron pick axe, iron shovel, iron axe, a hoe 21 repair kits, 148 rebar frames, 52 wooden frames, 3 steel ingots, and afew more trinkets as well as a mining helmet all just from quick scavaging. Yep think this is going to be my next map.
    In the 2nd town you posted...2250N 350E there is an underground bunker too...spawned near said town n found where ill be staying while i build elsewhere thanks for the info

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