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Discovered something interesting by accident

Discussion in 'General' started by ChozoSR388, Dec 27, 2019.

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  1. ChozoSR388 Trainee Engineer

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    So, I was working on a ship, and needed to paste a previous iteration of it into the world for reference. Did the usual, got the blueprint ready for pasting, and proceeded to click "Add to clipboard". "You can only paste blueprints in Creative Mode", came the game's response. Aw, crap...I forgot to turn on Creative Mode Tools through Space Master. Went in, turned the tools on, proceeded to paste the blueprint from earlier, without going back and re-selecting it from the F10 menu. That's when the magic happened. I don't know if this is supposed to happen, and if it isn't, KEEN, if you're reading this, please, please, please don't get rid of it; when I pasted the blueprint, it pasted in, not as a completed ship, but as a scaffold frame of itself! This is amazing in my mind, because it's an way to paste a blueprint in Survival worlds and/or servers that use BaRS without being overly cheaty. You'd obviously have to be able to work out what the initial cost is so you can have an admin or whatever (if you're on a server) 'consume' (delete a container containing the frame cost) the extra components, but it's a neat thing to know.
     
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  2. Soup Toaster Apprentice Engineer

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    Huh. I just tried that out and it's actually pretty cool. Some neat opportunities there!
     
  3. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    Way cool! My first thought was, "Hey, J, zero percent body fat!"
     
  4. Oskar1101 Apprentice Engineer

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    Yeah, it was always like that.
     
  5. Spets Master Engineer

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    Since 2016 at least, best unintended "feature"
     
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  6. Silvrav Trainee Engineer

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    Agree with Spets, best unintended feature indeed
     
  7. mojomann71 Senior Engineer

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    This is how I always had envisioned the blueprints would be.
    Hopefully, they will keep this feature. Not sure if this was intentional or a "happy mistake" :D
     
  8. Stardriver907 Master Engineer

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    Sometimes it seems as if their mistakes make us happier than what they do on purpose :D
     
  9. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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  10. Ronin1973 Master Engineer

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    Some questions:

    What level of completion are the wire frames? They aren't 100%, obviously. But are they 1 base component or contain the full number of components with minimum structural integrity?

    In Midspace's SEToolbox, it was possible to alter the build levels of a grid to produce similar results.

    It's also worth mentioning that wire frame blocks and those under construction still have the same mass as those that have the full number of components supplied but lack the integrity. So a heavy armor block with one steel plate in its structure has the same mass as one that is 100% fully built. Besides aesthetics, what is the advantage?
     
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