Gantry destroyed on rocket return


outseeker
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When you build a gantry as close to a rocket as you're allowed, the rocket launches fine but destroys the gantry upon return.

It's not heat damage, the engine hits the gantry I Think, but it doesn't hit it when launching the rocket, only when the rocket returns. (Well actually I think it does hit it upon launch, but it doesn't damage it somehow- maybe that was an incomplete fix from some time ago?) I don't actually remember if this effects all engines, but I'm using a petroleum engine rn.

I searched first and see lots of talk about this in Spaced Out DLC, but no mention of the problem in vanilla, so here's a fresh bug to track <3


Steps to Reproduce

Build a gantry at the closest distance allowed, so the far edge of the command pod door lines up perfectly with the end of the gantry. Looks great!

Now launch the rocket. Still great :D

Watch the rocket return however, and it will destroy your gantry, whether it was retracted or not.

For the moment only workaround I have is to leave the gantry extended and allow it to be destroyed, else the pilot is trapped inside until someone can come rescue him by repairing the gantry..

Would be luvly if you could possibly either remove the (faulty?) collision of the rocket part(s), or add an invis block to the gantry when previewing to build, to prevent it being built too close to the rocket. The former would be nicer I think hehe luv yas!



User Feedback


The problem in DLC was that the gantry was destroyed on reentry even if it was closed and completely off the engine's path (it is fixed now). Although, gantries in the engine's path were always destroyed before DLC. Maybe the bug is that the gantry isn't destroyed immediately at launch..? :rolleyes:

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Btw, is there any reason to ever use gantries except for them looking pretty? So far I was always able to use ladders to reach the doors.

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58 minutes ago, AyCe said:

So far I was always able to use ladders to reach the doors

Vanilla game. That is the reason.

In vanilla you can't reach the rocket command module without a gantry

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6 hours ago, sakura_sk said:

Vanilla game. That is the reason.

In vanilla you can't reach the rocket command module without a gantry

Thanks!

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Ugh! Interestingly I just launched a rocket and it DID destroy the very same gantry that had been surviving every launch and breaking every landing... I guess it was doing damage upon launch, but not enough to require repairs? :<

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