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  1. Thank you GoodChiller, trying it now. Thanks for providing clear instructions. I normally play at 1920x1080 (I have dual screens but it defaults to 1 screen) but this sounds like a good trade off. I have an older card NVidia GTX 650 Ti Boost. I haven't looked into Proton I think because I was always associating it with newer hardware since a lot of the videos are here's proton running on a 2080 Ti. I think this will help a lot of people, so again Thank you!
  2. One more update on this bug. It seems that you don't even need to go out very far in a kayak. I was at Falcon Lake earlier and just did a very small circle (turning left) and coming back in. All my marker buoys were suddenly visible. It's a weird fix, but it seems to work at every lake I've tried it at (where I could use a kayak/boat). It's not a permanent fix, but at least it's something Linux users can do to get by the no buoy bug.
  3. Just as a follow up, this also worked for me at Emerald Lake (revealing the "invisible buoys on Linux": With your purchased Kayak row across to the other side, row left, and then row back in to the left side of the doc. It's difficult to see the buoy here because of the fog, but it's off to the left near the lillipads. It seems like this might work any place you can take a kayak/boat. I didn't try this the few times I rented a kayak, so I can't say whether this works if you rent a kayak. (Not having to rent every time is pretty nice).
  4. I haven't tried this at other lakes yet, but I found something very interesting with the "invisible buoys on Linux" while fishing in Alberta the past couple of days. I found a way in Alberta to see all the buoys I placed. I even see the buoys if I exit the game and log back in (while still at the Alaska Lake). If you're running Linux I encourage you to try this out in Alberta (and other lakes). I recently bought I Kayak. I'm not sure if this works if you just rent a Kayak (in fact I expect it will not), but it probably will work if you buy a boat. I placed a bunch of markers in Alberta, but couldn't see most of them. I rowed out to the left-most campfire, then I rowed back along the left side where all the ice is. As I rowed my markers became visible. It's worth mentioning that if I position the kayak at a certain angle I won't see the markers, but sticking to the left side reveals them. I rowed back into the Kayak docking area and hopped on the dock and my markers were all still visible. The markers disappeared again if I got in the Kayak and rowed to the right hand side. The markers also disappeared if I opened the map and "jumped" to the Pike spot. I believe the markers are all there, but some light-logic is getting applied to that they don't appear. It's interesting that taking a boat/kayak out and returning in a particular fashion can cause them to show up. I hope this helps the developers as well as anyone else experiencing this problem.
  5. Sorry folks this should have been a small "s": ln -s [SHIFT+INSERT] Fishing_Planet_Screentshots The [SHIFT+INSERT] pastes the location you browsed to in the instructions above. Also worth mentioning not to put a / at the end of Fishing_Planet_Screenshots (or whatever you call your shortcut/symbolic link). It's a file (shortcut/symbolic link), not a directory we're creating.
  6. Since you're float fishing and you're at Emerald Lake you're probably most interested in Walleye. I find float fishing for Walleye can be a bit spotty at at times. What's worked for me is setting my line length to 65in (165cm) and using either Leeches (less expensive when you're higher level) or small minnows. On the dock move a bit more to the left side and cast directly ahead approximately 130-170. Fish during peak daylight hours. Fish don't seem to love bobber fishing at night, so if you're fishing at night you'll probably have to switch up to lure fishing at night. For bobber fishing I used anywhere from a #1/0 to #3/0 hook at Emerald, but the larger the hook here generally the fewer the bites. Certain cloudy days I don't tend to get more than 100lbs of fish while other days 198lbs isn't an issue. Not exactly sure why since I haven't looked at NY much lately. If you're level 31 I recommend using Leeches over Minnows. If you buy 200 leeches versus 200 minnows you'll save yourself over $2,000 in cash. Walleyes seem to like Leeches (there's also a mission later that involves leeches, so if you buy a bunch you can always use some for the leeches mission). For Lure fishing I found the Walleye seemed to like Narrow Spoons. When I was lure fishing I used a #1/0 narrow spoon and it worked pretty good. Hope this helps.
  7. I finally leveled up enough to travel to Kaniq Creek in Alaska. When I selected Kaniq Creek, selected Licenses and clicked "Buy Licenses" this is what I got: Almost every license except Kaniq Creek. Up to this point whenever I've clicked on a lake and clicked "Buy Licenses" it's shown me only the basic and advanced license for the particular waterway I'm looking at. It's possible to get around the issue by clicking in the Search field (just above where the Texas licenses are in the above screenshot) and typing in Alaska. This narrows the results down to only those for Kaniq Creek. (I also found it on the third page of licenses) I'm not sure if this is a bug in general for this waterway or if it's a bug specific to the Linux/PS4/XBox port?
  8. In my case the button appeared, but disappeared a split second later. It wasn't even enough time for me to take a screenshot. If you see the button I think you can just wait a few more seconds and it should change to the proper buttons. Just my experience with the Ukranian button bug.
  9. First, thank you gunnies799 for mentioning Neherrin River. I spent 3 days there fishing for bass using only match rods, shrimp, a #3/0 hook, and my 198lb (approximately 90kg) keep net. The first couple of days I made around 14900 cash. The last day I made the mistake of fast forwarding to night fishing (thinking I might catch some uniques). Bait fishing for bass doesn't seem to work at night, at least not with shrimp. I chose shrimp since in my experiments I found they're significantly less expensive than buying the same amount of minnows and they appear to catch as many in as short a time. I also decided to spend a few days fishing for bass at the Florida Everglades using the same setup. At the Everglades I caught only Largemouth and Butterfly Peacock bass. On average I caught about $400 less, $14500. Considering that it costs more to go to the Everglades and stay there, Neherrin might be a better choice. It's worth mentioning that after 3 days (6 days total) of fishing at both places I caught lots of trophy Bass, but no unique Bass. Shrimps just don't seem to be the bait to catch Unique Bass, or I just had lousy luck. Emerald Lake is worth a mention here because I think it might be even more profitable than either place, but with the caveat that it takes longer to fill the net. I was at Emerald (to catch the Pikeslasher) and had $8354 with only 96lbs (approx 43.5kg) of Walleye. Walleye bite all day and night. And in my experience they go for Leeches (level 31) as much as they go for Minnows. Leeches are vastly less expensive than minnows in large quantities. Walleyes also bite narrow spoons. Those things said it just doesn't feel as fun grinding Walleye (maybe it's because you can grind for a couple of different kinds of bass at Neherrin or the Everglades).
  10. I didn't, but if you're at Emerald lake fishing for Walleye they are over $2000 savings versus minnows for 200 bait. I found leeches extremely effective at Emerald for Walleye.
  11. Yes I can confirm you can do the original quest again to get all the bait, it's my second time around and I've only got a couple of Frankenbait left... That slasher really is living up to his name, but I'll get him this time. I really don't want to do those quests a third time.
  12. You could be correct. Do catfish have good eyes, I thought they relied on other senses, but I could be completely wrong. The titanium leader was left on from Sturgeon fishing at San Joaquin. It might be interesting to see if this improves the bottom fishing at Mudwater. It wasn't like I didn't catch anything, but it was less frequent than the float rods... with the exception of peas as bait. For some reason the bottom fishing rod seemed just as active as the float rods at Mudwater when I used peas. You'd think this would indicate it's mostly the smaller fish that go for it, but in that instance quite a few normal catfish went for it (but I might have been imagining since I caught a lot more smaller fish on peas on the float rods). I figured the Duck Mussel would do well, but I was surprised at the Larva. It's still not quite as fun as the other 2 because you catch more small fish, but not nearly what peas resulted in, and it was pretty quick.
  13. I spent some time yesterday farming Mudwater River in Missouri. While it's a low level lake, it can be fun pulling out catfish after catfish, particularly if you can catch a lot of trophies. There are several good Youtube videos on the subject of catching trophy catfish at Mudwater. The typical advice is to use a #3/0 hook and medium cutbait (a level 20 bait). This is good advice, but I wondered if their might have been a better, more cost effective bait? One thing videos don't always show is how long it takes to fill a keep net. For this experiment I felt time was an important factor. One of the great things about the medium cutbait advice is that you can catch some pretty big catfish in a relatively small amount of game time. I imposed some rules on this test: I could set up my stand and put baits on my 3 rods before 11am, but fishing didn't start until I fast forwarded time to 11am I could throw back up to 3 fish. (in almost all instances I had 3 fish on the 3 rods when I was close to weight limit) No changing line length/depth/hook size Leave once the keep net was full and up to 3 fish replaced (pay the travel cost for each bait used) In my early learning foolishness I bought an unlimited advanced license for Mudwater, so this river will cost more if you don't have a license to fish there. I conducted this experiment at Level 38 with mostly over-powered gear, but you should be able to do it reasonably with level 21 (or less) gear. My lightest rod, the level 19 Nero 14'10 was equipped with 12lb Flurocarbon .011"/0.28mm. Several 11lb fish were caught using that rod. Here are the exact setups I used: DuetStand Rod Stand (red and black rod stand for 2 rods) Setup #1 - Ardix 12'2" rod, Hornet Swarm 6000 reel, 20lb Braid .009"/0.23mm, chubby, Hook #3/0 set to 65 inches. Setup #2 - Nero 14'10" rod, Big River 5000 reel, 12lb Flurocarbon .011"/0.28mm, chubby, Hook #3/0 set to 65 inches. Setup #3 - Bottom Sniper 9' 10" rod, Mega Tank 6000, 30lb Braid .011"/0.28mm, Sinker 4 1/4 Oz., Titanium Leader .008, Simple Bell, Hook #3/0. Just a note about the third setup, while I caught a number of normal-sized catfish on this crazy OP (for this lake) bottom-feeding rod, almost every trophy catfish was caught on Setup #1 or Setup #2. For the experiment I used duck mussel meat, medium cutbait, mole cricket larva, and peas: Start Time End Time Total Game Time Total Time (Float) Bait Used Reward Travel Cost License Cost Bait Cost Total Costs Total Profit Profit / Time 11:00 13:30 02:30 2.5 Duck Mussel Meat 5387 1200 0 2220 3420 1967 787 11:00 13:15 02:15 2.25 Medium Cutbait 5700 1200 0 3060 4260 1440 640 11:00 13:20 02:20 2.333333333 Mole Cricket Larva 5472 1200 0 1600 2800 2672 1145 11:00 16:00 05:00 5 Peas 5222 1200 0 400 1600 3622 724 I want to highlight "Bait Cost" for a moment. In the case of the duck mussel meat and medium cutbait I bought 90 bait (since they're available in quantities of 10 and 15). Mole cricket larva is sold in quantities of 25, so 100 bait was the closest number to 90. Peas are sold in quantities of 50, so again 100 purchased. Peas (level 36) are by far the lowest costing bait here, but it took twice the amount of time to fill my keep net as the next longest time. The reason for why it takes so long to fill the keep net probably has to do with the fact that using peas resulted in the highest number of young catfish, non-trophy brown bullhead, and just plain bullhead (all smaller fish). I caught almost no trophy catfish using peas, and this was the one case where Setup #3, the bottom fishing setup, actually generally caught the largest fish (normal 5/6lb channel catfish). In terms of profit over time it came out 3/4. If you're a fan of torturing yourself, or have nothing else, peas will work, but expect to be at Mudwater a lot longer than someone with the other baits listed here. In terms of reward this was the least rewarding bait, but it was also the least expensive. Given the amount of time it took to fill the keep net, the fact that this bait resulted in the highest number of smaller fish, and it ranked 3rd in terms of profit over time I don't really recommend it unless you're really stuck for bait. Medium cutbait (level 20) is everyone's favourite bait for catching channel catfish at Mudwater and it ranked #1 in terms of the fastest way to fill my 198 lb keep net. However it's not necessarily the most cost efficient over time, especially since the other 2 baits ahead of it were really close in terms of "in-game" time. If you love pulling out catfish after catfish, with a number of trophies, and the odd trophy brown bullhead, this is your bait. While fishing with medium cutbait I didn't catch a single young channel catfish (all regular or trophy). In terms of reward I made the most money with medium cutbait, but the cost of the bait was also the highest among the baits tested. Duck mussel meat (level 20) might actually be my favourite bait to use for catfish, primarily because I caught my record Channel Catfish (13.168lbs) on Setup #1 with this bait. DMM did let in a few more trophy brown bullhead, but there were quite a few trophy channel catfish, so the keep net filled relatively fast, 1/2 hour of in-game time longer than medium cutbait. Another great reason to love duck mussel meat is that it's also useful for sturgeon at the San Joaquin Delta (later on). Duck mussel meat was actually 3/4 in terms of overall reward, but because of the speed of catching large fish it's actually 2nd in my list of best baits to use, and might rank higher given more trials. While peas might be the least expensive, comparing value over time the best bait by far (of these 4) was mole cricket larva (level 21). Mole cricket larva costs 1600 bucks for 100 larva, and only took 5 minutes more to fill the keep net (despite the fact that I also caught 3 young channel catfish, several trophy brown bullheads, and oddly enough a single largemouth bass). It might actually be the fastest fish catching bait even though it came 2/4 in terms of time. I caught a number of larger (10-12lb) trophy channel catfish using mole cricket larva. Mole cricket larva was second in terms of reward, but it was less than 100 more than duck mussel meat, which could be the difference between a couple of extra large/smaller fish,. but because the cost is significantly lower when compared to duck mussel meat or medium cutbait, mole cricket larva comes in first in terms of "Profit over Time." This totally wasn't a scientific experiment and data could be skewed wildly, but it might be interesting for some of you out there looking to grind Mudwater at Level 21+.
  14. For anyone trying to find where Fishing Planet screenshots are located they're stored in a directory/folder under: /home/<your linux username>/.steam/steam/userdata/ This userdata folder contains user data for most of the steam programs you install, so you might have 1 directory/folder below this, or many depending on how many steam games/programs you have installed. The folders below the userdata folder are numerical, there's no "fishing_planet" folder here, so you'll have to browse each folder. Below the numerical folder there is likely another numbered folder and then a folder named remote. If you keep navigating you'll find the right folder below labelled screenshots. Note that after /home/<your username> (in my case, in the screenshot below it's /home/charm/) the directory/folder begins with a period: .steam/steam/. There are two directories/folders here, the first is .steam and the one below is just steam. For those who don't know about dotfile directories they're generally not shown in Linux. So if I used the Files program to navigate to /home/charm I normally wouldn't see the .steam folder. To navigate to the .steam folder from the Files program press CTRL-L with the Files program selected, it will now let you type in the field as you would the URL section of a web browser, so you can append your username directory with the .steam folder. In my case: /home/charm/.steam. Here's a screenshot of what that looks like: Once you've found the full path to the screenshots folder you can select it and use CTRL-C to copy the location. Then right click on the Files program, select New Window, and click on the Desktop icon. In the Files program white-space area right click and select Open Terminal. This opens a command prompt terminal at your /home/<your username>/Desktop. We're going to create a symbolic link to the Fishing Planet folder so you don't have to remember where you have to navigate each time. Note: where I have [SHIFT+INSERT] you don't type SHIFT+INSERT, hold the SHIFT key and press the INSERT key (this pastes the location we selected earlier): ln -S [SHIFT+INSERT] Fishing_Planet_Screenshots That is a small "L" at the beginning and a capital "S" after the minus/tack. In the Files / Desktop folder you should now see a folder that links directly to the screenshots folder for Fishing Planet. You can call the symbolic link/folder anything you want, I called it Fishing_Planet_Screenshots above, but the name is really up to you. For some this is probably very basic, but I thought it might be helpful for anyone newer to Linux. This may not work exactly the same if you're using a distribution other than Ubuntu or a different desktop environment (though I'm pretty sure it would work the same in XFCE). Hope this helps someone out there. Cheers, Chaslinux
  15. Just an informational update for anyone playing Fishing Planet under Linux. Several people have posted information about running into a bug under Linux/SteamOS and apparently PS4 where buoys are only displayed sometimes. What I found at several lakes was that when someone with a boat passed by one of the buoys I couldn't see, it would suddenly be visible. Additionally I found that when I hoped in a boat I was able to navigate to a spot very close to a buoy and still not see it unless I was viewing it with the right angle. There is a very definite line that appears on the screen (at Emerald lake for example) between the screen and the screen when a buoy comes into view. Here's an example from San Joaquin when a guy went hot-dogging by on his motorboat. In the first photo the buoy is visible as the boat passes by it. As the boat goes just a bit further the buoy (which is right in front of me) disappears. How close you are to a buoy doesn't seem to matter as to whether it will show or not, it seems to be some light-reflection issue. I reported this in an email, but didn't include attachments. Unfortunate news for Linux users, it doesn't appear that this will get fixed soon. Here's a response I got from a Senior Customer Support Specialist: It is understandable it might take awhile, but given that this problem also seems to happen with the PS4 version according to this post, I'm hoping this bit of information about boats helps expose what the problem might be.
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