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Random explosions in designer
let's get these out of the way first:
I'm NOT building a fortress.
I do not use heartstone.

I keep having weird and ransom explosions on my craft in designer mode and I can't figure out why.
Once I had my ion drives blow up.
Once a turret exploded.
Another time a missile gantry.
And another just a random spot in the armor went boom and fell off.


When it happens is completely random. Sometimes it's 30 minutes into building. Sometimes it's only a minute or so after spawning the craft in. It's always when I am in build mode, so I am not triggering any weapons accidentally.


Any ideas on what is happening and why?
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At any point in build mode did you spawn an enemy capable of firing missiles? If so there's a possibility that you may still get hit by them even though they despawn.

Also, the Ion cannons may not completely "calculate" the pipes, and act as though there's a hole in the system on spawning because of a bug.
An Ning Jan 11 @ 6:35pm 
Ion drives, not ion cannons.
And I suppose it may have been an invisible-but-not-despawned missile once... but nto each time. I mean no missile would do that much damage to 4 layers of metal armor
Last edited by An Ning; Jan 11 @ 6:35pm
By any chance is the Explosion Debug equipped on your weapon wheel?
Last edited by colonelmustardgas3; Jan 12 @ 7:10am
An Ning Jan 12 @ 2:53pm 
No... regardless you can't activate the weapon wheel while in build mode.
rodskisa Jan 12 @ 10:07pm 
Are these with or without power / mainframe activity or ABS/PID blocks running? (While if you have say a weapon on say #1 and your on weapon #1 activation I've had them activate while in build mode but it doesn't sound as the problem) for more info can you post a picture of the V kep properties of said craft, with a picture of what was around said explosions to add more detail? I'd also poking around their webforum for the game for this as you'll atrack Nick or a nother dev if it raises flaggs while they don't patrol here often
An Ning Jan 13 @ 2:11am 
can't access the main forum. I always get gateway errors or server timeouts.

I always have the mainframes powered off in build mode, as I don't want it running around and slamming into mountains while I make modifications.

As to PIDs, I don't use them. I need to start using them on my fighters for flight, but I haven't... and this is a large hovercraft, so I don't need them so much.
Are there any loose blocks (blocks from destroyed ships or from parts that were cut off? Maybe they are colliding with the ship?
An Ning Jan 13 @ 7:49am 
never heard of colliding blocks blowing up before, but as far as I have seen, no.

...then again... I'm lagging quite a bit as the build has 63000 blocks, maybe there were and I didn't see them?
Originally posted by An Ning:
never heard of colliding blocks blowing up before, but as far as I have seen, no.

...then again... I'm lagging quite a bit as the build has 63000 blocks, maybe there were and I didn't see them?
Neither have I. But collisions have changed dramatically. Back when CRAMs and ACs were first made, collisions didn't do♥♥♥♥♥♥ If you collided at like 200m/s, you might lose a block or two, but other than that you were fine. Now if a Hoplite hits you, half your ship is gone.
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Date Posted: Jan 11 @ 2:44pm
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