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  1. billgus

    terrain bug

    Ditto. Tethers act like there is nothing there. Walked into and and started bouncing - managed to get out. Went back in and tried to go sideways into a wall. Apparently succeeded and dropped to a lower cave - and died there. After respawning, I returned to the spot and found the effect had disappeared and the ground was solid.
  2. That is a high one. Get some forward speed and maybe you can achieve orbit. Barren, Tundra, and especially Radiated are all buggy for flattening and it seems to be a related issue. I assume I will be killed after every couple of hours of play.
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    Barren likes Medium Storage

    I found one in a cave below. This happened on Tundra too - but I found that one. When I returned to Barren, my Display Platform (now extra large -B) was missing. Bye!
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    Chemistry lab stopped midway

    I had a similar issue. I started making Graphene. Knowing I needed 2, I rotated around, selected a graphite on a medium storage. When I clicked LMB, the Chem-Lab dinged and opened. It was only partly completed and locked-up. Now ... I start it and sit back for the completed object to be available to grab. I avoid doing any other actions.
  5. I put a vehicle-bay on a launch-pad I found. I had two Al-Alloy. I accidentally scrolled to menu and they popped off and dropped into the base of the VB. No way to get them back. (On stuff mounted on Large-platform, just pick up the platform.)
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    Trying launch pad

    So I found a tutorial style wrecked base on Barren. It was fairly close to my base, so I relocated. But when I added a Vehicle-bay and tried for a Large-shuttle, it was pink (hologram). Not sure yet - I need to try some clean-up. I did print a Large-rover.
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    Flatten is glitching on more planets

    Delete 'little'. It appears that flatten starts doing strips that have gaps between them. My programming experience says it might be a math/calculation problem. And it is showing up on Barren as well as Radiated. And it did kill me once on Radiated in 0.10.x.
  8. So I unpacked a just printer medium storage and watched the animation. It finished with the little hop up and dropped back to the surface ... and kept going! Yes, I know, known bug. So I made another - lots of resin on Barren - unpacked in on unmodified terrain (the first time was on flattened ground) ... and it did it too! So I started making the winged large platforms (was -A now -B) and that was OK. But today, I forgot ... and a third one vanished core-ward. Sigh.
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    The Crafting Update Feedback Megathread

    I generally like the stretched progression. Coal deposits still make sense - they should yield carbon. And graphite (and diamond!) should be convertible to carbon too. Sulfur should be a rare ore too, in addition to a atmosphere extraction. That plus gold are the three elements that occur naturally outside compounds - at least on Terra/Earth. You are perpetuating the myth that steel needs adding carbon. Smelted iron ore yields low-grade steel - cast-able but not forge-able. Use oxygen (or air) to reduce the carbon to yield forge-able steel. Add more to get pure-iron (wought-iron). (I did some research after seeing all the MineCraft mods doing the same mistake.) The trading platform should not be a recycle center only. Cu & Al ore/metal should have a poor trade-in value. Rarer ore/metals should be better, but still not equal. I think the smelter should be changed to require clay and quartz. I spotted your cheating on the 1st thruster. It takes 3 firings to go between planets. You are using the emergency landing hack - you can land with no fuel (saw that in the wiki).
  10. In 0.9 I found the tool glitching a little on Barren when I neared to pole. In 1.10.2, it was glitchy on Tundra. (On course, Radiated is the bad one. In 0.9.2, it killed me once and tried a second time.)
  11. So I built the medium shuttle and started fueling it. I added a Large Storage. I tried the open seat and didn't get a launch menu. So time to research the closed/shuttle seat - in the Small-printer section. However, the small printer doesn't see it. I tried the Vehicle-bay and it could print either type of seat onto the shuttle. I printer an closed/shuttle seat. But no menu. I found I could remove the seat! So I tried all four positions - no menu.
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    Hard crash

    Steam-IBM-clone + 0.10.0.0 So I was moving multiple research blobs back toward my base - piggy-back fashion. The camera was suffering from drift down, so I has the use right-hold & up to get it back to level. I moved one blob and when I right-press, the cursor was in the title bar (Astroneer does not go full-screen, just max-window). While various things can happen, this time the screen went back and the sound muted. After about a second, the sound came back and screen went white. After a couple of seconds, I taped ESCape to try to trigger a recovery. But it just crashed back to the desktop. Bugs: MS-windows is max-window instead of full-screen, camera drifts down, crashed to desktop. When I relaunched the game, it went back to my just visit to the Habitat - most crashes do an auto-save on the way down. Not this time. And when I was duplicating my work and back to carting blobs to the base, one dropped through the floor. Sigh.
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    Thirsty bug

    I normally leave Terran with a full tank and two fuel canisters on its side. I noticed the canisters are empty in orbit. Test #1, no canisters attached, large shuttle, full tank, launch and return to base. Refuel uses 1 canister. Test #2, 2 canisters with fuel attached, Lunch and return to base. Refuel uses 2½ canisters. I conclude ... on launch, ½ canister of fuel is used. The game empties the attached canisters - ½ canister going to refill the tank and the bug drinks 1½. Morale: good idea, but put the fuel canisters in cargo somewhere and something else (like compound) on the attachments.
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    Holo platform is real

    I picked up a Platform-A and went through a narrow passage. The platform twisted and turned to fit. I then picked up another Platform-A, this time still packaged as a cube, and went through the same passage. The holo image of the platform twisted and turned! Looked really funny.