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How To Move an Object

Discussion in 'Gameplay Help and Troubleshooting' started by Stoner, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Stoner

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    I searched the Gameplay forum without success. It's been 7 months since playing; some good changes, some not so much. I'm playing Survival mode.

    Upon creating a Research Table. it couldn't place it, I could only drop it. It fell over. I want to stand it upright. How do I grab it so I can manipulate it? I tried left-clicking without success. Left-clicking the Crafting Table allows me to pick it up and move it. I created two Small Chests. I was able to grab one to move it, but not the other. WTF?

    A year ago, I could grab, move, and manipulate any object. Today, no joy. As an added benefit, the game file I had a 7 months ago could not be loaded, as the game saw it as corrupted. Good-bye castle...

    How do I move objects? I tried CTL-C and CTL-V to copy/paste. Nope.
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    The problem is that I'm inside a so-called "safe zone". Outside this zone, I'm able to place objects, such as the crafting table, research table, chests, etc.
     
  2. Merandix

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    Try to build it on another block... if it doesn't snap, try pressing J to switch build-mode.

    Also, you can only pick up items with an empty inventory.
     
  3. ToXeye

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    I would like to see pulleys in this game. This would introduce the programmer challenge of managing multiple ropes in one connection...

    *addition* This means that you can build anything as long as you have the framework for it. Also, a lot of interesting things can be built. It's akin to the ropedrum, but much more simple resourcewise (programming-wise it is really not that much worse, it's just yet another rope - two per pulley)

    *addition 2* I think it might work just linking two ropes so that they share the load, summing up the load on each rope in series. That is: when the sum of the ropes becomes high, the weakest link will break (and all the ropes will disappear)

    *explanation* I was trying to build a wheeled cart above ground (as it should be). I tried lifting, pulling, pushing, even building the carts with origin on a ground-bound frame. The frame couldn't be removed, so that idea didn't work. However, ropes usually work fine for lifting. They can be cut, which is good.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017