154 - Steam - Drill Head not Working

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One time occurrence, haven't tested whether it's reproducible.

  1. Create Truck
  2. Create Crane on Truck (before undocking Truck from Vehicle Bay)
  3. Create Drill Head
  4. Attach Drill Head to Crane
  5. Found Existing 1-Seat and Attached to Truck
  6. Attached 2x Rovers behind the Truck
  7. Ventured out to try out the Drill Head
  8. Drill Head spins but will not deform terrain!

Platform: Steam

Version/Build Number: 154


  • OS: Windows 10 x64 | v. 1607 | Build 14393.1066
  • CPU: Intel i7 3770K 3.5-3.9GHz
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1070
  • RAM: GSkill 4x4GB DDR3 1600Hz 
  • Drive: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB
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At the time, I had the Wide Mod and the Terrain Analyzer plugged in.  I thought it might have something to do with that too, so I performed the following tests after Step 8 above:

  1. Attempt without Wide Mod equipped on Terrain Tool (fail)
  2. Attempt without Terrain Analyzer equipped on Terrain Tool (fail)
  3. Save while in this state (no mods equipped), restart game, reload game and re-Attempt (fail)

For fun, I did this too.  As expected, nothing happened.

  1. Attach Wide Mod to the top side panel socket of the Crane (no green ring, no effect)
  2. Attach Terrain Analyzer to the bottom side panel socket of the Crane (no green ring, no effect)

The one test that I can't perform on this save is whether the creation of the Drill Head (or possibly, but less likely, the Crane) was affected by having mods equipped.  

Edited by TalonFyre
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Same here:

Drill on Truck with 1 Seat, small Storage and Crane with Drill Head.

Drill turns, makes noise, but not working. Cannot mine anything, terrain does not deform.

Mods installed makes no difference.

Planet: Exotic.

v  0.3.10154.0  Experimental

Let me know if anythin else is needed.



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"Sir, we're getting reports from the Drill Sargents about a drill-y annoying bug!"

Same issue for me, problem is also in patch 155.

Edited by Samusbot
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Same issue here... my drill head spins and makes a sound, but not deforming the terrain. I made a new drill head just to see if there was a shelf life for drills, and it didn't work. Not able to drill! 


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