In this guide I help you find the PDAs of Cardan (the Zaton technician) old friends in case you don’t wanna check the wiki.
If it’s your first time playing Call of Pripyat, when you give Cardan (the Zaton technician) some vodka to repair or upgrade your stuff he will mention (drunk) his old buddies: Joker and Barge. You actually can find them, dead unfortunately, but bringing Cardan their PDAs will give you a nice discount in repairs, his home batteries for the Gauss Rifle and even better: Cardan’s good ending slide!
Finding Barge’s corpse
Barge’s corpse isn’t far from Skadovsk, he’s inside the Underground part of the Burnt Farmstead. Open your PDA (pressing P) and look for the marked loacation. Easy as a pie, she’s in the northwest or just go outside of Skadovsk and walk a little folowing the big pipes.
Ways to get inside
Now that you found the anomaly, I can give you two ways to get inside of the tunnels. Both of them will be risky and near anomalies, so please save some medkits and bandages (also money to repair your suit after) to do this in case you end hurt bad.
The first way
The quickest way to find Barge’s corpse in case you don’t want to end trapped inside the underground caves is to use this side entrance. This entrance is located in the left side of the hill, when going to the dry river. It’s very easy to find this, you can’t miss it.
Keep in mind that there’s a gravitational and 3 to 4 chemical anomies in this way, it is the best one to find his body directly and get out of the anomaly. In case you don’t want to venture inside the anomaly and end lost, or if it’s your first time playing I recommend you use this one. Simple and fast.
The second way
This method you can use when replaying the game after your first time, I personaly use this when I’m bored. Find the main big holes in the center and jump inside, if you need some reference check the pic below:
after doing this go left, keep an eye for the 2 comet anomalies moving around and the several chemical anomalies in the ground. Keep going left and you’ll find Barge’s corpse without any anomaly in your way or near it.
There he is! Also note the gravitational anomaly where you can pa*s through her to get to his body in the first method on the left.
Now go to his corpse and press the good old F to see his inventory
and there he is! The PDA you need to bring to Cardan, and also Barge’s Sunrise suit with the initial upgrades. Take what you need and turn back to where you landed in the cave, now we will get out of this anomalous labyrinth.
The exit to the cave is to the right, not your right side but your front side. Keep searching for the exit on the east side, while also keeping an eye on the chemical anomalies in the ground and the 2 comets around. You’ll not take more than 5 minutes to find the exit, because the exit is being lit by the sumbeams of the day. You will know when you find it, so don’t go panic or you can end up stepping in the chemical anomalies or even being hit by the Comets. After leaving (in the right side of the hill) you can see Skadovsk from afar, and that’s it.
Finding Joker’s remains
Joker’s remains is a little bit far from Skadovsk, and I suggest you to find a group of stalker NPCs and pay his leader to take you there. If you have the money of course, but it will not be so expensive (maybe 750~900 RU) and it beats walking all the way. Unless you wanna explore the map a little and all that, and well, it’s your choice.
Anyway, the place you’re looking for is the Oakpine Anomaly. Open your PDA pressing P again and look for it, its in the southwest near the Iron Forest Anomaly
also Stingray 2 is there in case you need another reference now look south
there she is, Oakpine Anomaly. Now, let’s go there.
Here we are, Oakpine Anomaly. Now, go to the south (if you came from Skadovsk with the stalkers) past the anomaly without entering it, just go around you don’t need the pain trust me. If they took you to Iron Forest, go north down the hill until you find some blind dogs. Also be careful that those blind dogs maybe will attack on sight, so keep your gun ready or try a stealth approach.
And there he is, Joker. Obviously since it’s his remains there’s no inventory check this time, just grab his PDA (and his mask if you want) and take it back with you along with Barge’s PDA to Cardan in Skadovsk.
Cardan will not care when you mention you have PDAs to him, since information is Owl’s (the trader) area, but if you say that they’re from Barge and Joker he will get in shock and accept them. Now, you can enjoy the little discount in repairs and upgrades and also helps him beat his alcohol addiction with the Gauss batteries production later and get his Good Ending final slide as a bonus. And that’s it.
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