Reply To: Request – Scanning creatures from your ship
There’s a place for scanner ship upgrades in the game but no blueprints exist. Maybe you’ll get lucky and someone will find removed blueprints for something like that because HG decided to remove the option. If not there might be a whole set of functionality that just isn’t loaded while you are on your ship.
I usually just fly to different locations where there are landing pads or beacons so I don’t waste fuel and have a quick look around. Also, if you land somewhere with lots of animals you already discovered then they’ll regenerate if you reload with a new mix if you’re lucky (and a bit desperate). Don’t forget to look for large bodies of water to scan. If something lives in caves then you’ll still scan them from the surface but I’ve only ever found something that lives in caves once.