Carter Hydro Dam is a hydroelectric dam containing two generation turbines. It is quite small for a dam but a large area for The Long Dark. It exists as two separate loading levels each of which has an exit to the outside and serves as a transition zone between Mystery Lake and Pleasant Valley.
The dam is a vast multi-level complex with many lockers, boxes, drawers and other containers to search. It also contains three Work bench, a Fire barrel, and often has excellent loot (which may include high-quality clothing, tools, ammo and a rifle).
Upper levels Edit
Exits to Mystery Lake and lower levels.
- Generator Room (Fire Barrel)
- Control Room (Workbench, combination safe)
- Storage (Lockers)
The dam is inhabited by a wolf, named by The Long Dark community 'Fluffy'. She often surprises new players and it can be quite a thrill learning to counter her. Once killed, she will not be replaced for the remainder of that game.
Fluffy begins in the generator room. Upon detecting the player, she will move towards them. She is and behaves in all other ways like a normal wolf. Players often encounter her at the tunnel that connects upper generator room and control room. However, if you stay too long at the control room, she will find you and will suprise attack the player.
NOTE: If you are in Pilgrim Mode, Fluffy will not spawn (verified by tweet from developers).
Lower levels Edit
Exits to Winding River and upper levels.
Behind the metal hatch to the Upper Levels at the top of some stairs (in the dark) is a body, unofficially named "Frank". Note the broken arrows and something hanging from the latch nearby.
The exit door to Winding River is one-way, the door is a firedoor and it does not have a handle on the outside.
The entrance from Winding River is one-way, through a window that cannot be reached back to once inside. Reaching it requires walking across the narrow front of the dam, accessed through the broken fence near the exit.
- ↑ @HinterlandGames on Twitter, viewed 18 January 2016, <https://twitter.com/HinterlandGames/status/551586296301232128>.
- ↑ Steam, The "Silent Hunter" Update (v.233) -- We've Added Bows & Improved Hunting!, viewed 22 May 2015, <http://steamcommunity.com/games/305620/announcements/detail/235656499654813808>.