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[1.172 stable MP] Ship becomes invisible and uncontrollable after merge.

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by Roxette, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Roxette

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    Standard practice on MP servers to use a merge block to prevent spawnship loss. As soon as the ship is merged, it becomes invisible and uncontrollable. The same effect seen when mergeblocks are subsequently used to bond two ships.
     
  2. hlws Tester KeenSWH Developer

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    Hi,
    I was not able to reproduce the issue. I was trying to merge big ship to the station, big ship to each other but the bug didn't occur. Please can you give me more info about circumstances when the bug is happening. Is it after relog?
    Thank you very much for your feedback :)
     
  3. Roxette

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    I've experienced this on multiple mod-free servers now, when using the merge block on the spawnship for the first time as a new player to prevent spawnship deletion on disconnect. I've also seen it when merging two small ships. I will see if I can produce the same effect on a local game so I can generate logs and have a save available.
     
  4. hlws Tester KeenSWH Developer

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    Thank you very much for additional info, I will try it more :)
     
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    We have experienced some situations where a ship became "uncontrollable" with different symptoms and requisites for the bug:
    1. small ship with landing gear on large ship (not seen since latest updates) - when the small ship is connected to a large ship the large ship is permanently uncontrolable, you are able to "slightly" move it with gyros, but it will always go back to the original postion.
    - unlocking the ship doesn't help
    - Server instance needs to be rebooted.

    2. Activating "Main cockpit" setting makes the ship go in to "Autopilot" mode, there would be no way to turn it off and only by a server restart was it gone, untick the main cockpit and it would never happen. It didn't matter if you didn't have a controll block on the ship :).

    you state they become invissible and uncontrollable, could you explain a bit more in detail?
    I have seen an asteroid become invisble in the last update, but it came back when i got it out of my view range and back (we had our base in that asteroid so i had to :))