Teleporter exit self destructs on use

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Curtain_Pole, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Curtain_Pole

    Curtain_Pole L1: Registered

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    This was brought to my attention by Tupperwits who noted that on my map any linked teleporter entrance and exit that get placed anywhere in the map will result in the exit being destroyed anytime a player attempts to use said teleporter.

    I've never encountered this issue before when mapping, can anyone give me a clue or help as to why this is happening?
     
  2. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Do you have any props with large bounding boxes, either naturally such as animated explosion debris or as a result of rotation? Exits that are placed within such a bounding box without setting the prop to "non-solid" will detonate, incorrectly assuming the destination is blocked (even if the prop has no collsions, it must be explicitly set to nonsolid).
     
  3. x6herbius

    aa x6herbius

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    I never knew that was the method they used for determining whether to self-destruct. It's quite obtuse.
     
  4. Curtain_Pole

    Curtain_Pole L1: Registered

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    [fixed]

    Fixed it, i believe it was being caused by a particle system that rained down on the final cap, by flagging it as weather this has fixed the problem
     
  5. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Stoneyridge has been having this problem lately too, so it's good to see some reasoning. Our explosion might be causing some of it.
     
  6. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Is it really that obtuse when the alternative is a potential map breaking bug?

    It's common knowledge that tele' exits SD when they are blocked, usually by something obstructing above it or it being on an incline that catches players feet when they spawn as is common on displacements.

    This is the next logical deduction in regards to the tele's relationship with the world, although one the more experienced would be inclined to draw easier.
     
  7. x6herbius

    aa x6herbius

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    The entire bounding box is quite obtuse, though - is it not possible to do a local vphysics check? If there were a large tree whose branches made its bounding box large but were well out of the way of players, would the tele still self-destruct of you placed it near the tree?
     
  8. Hell-met

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    about premade engi teleporters

    has anyone ever made them work through a template and env_maker spawn? it never seemed to work for me.
     
  9. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Well supposing it's a dynamic prop...

    EDIT: Come to think of it, this may only apply to dynamic props. That may be why people normally don't encounter it.