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  • Vertical block stability not restored when replacing blocks or placing blocks under others


    Summary: (a short description of the bug)


    Game Version: A20 B238

    Platform: PC

    OS/Version: Windows

    CPU Model: Intel

    System Memory: 16 GB

    GPU Model and VRAM: nVidia GTX 2060 4 GB

    Screen Resolution: 1920x1080

    Video Settings: Medium

    Game mode: SP


    Did you wipe old saves? Yes

    Did you start a new game? Yes

    Did you validate your files? Yes

    Are you using any mods? Yes

    EAC on or off? off


    Status: NEW


    Bug Description:


    Detailed steps to reproduce the bug:


    1) Turn on stability visualizer

    2) Create a tower of steel blocks 14 blocks high, all will appear green because they have vertical support

    3) Place another 2 blocks vertically directly next to the tower so that the second block is supporting the second block of the tower and destroy the bottom block of the tower to take away vertical support, the bottom 4 blocks remaining on the tower change colors showing they have lower stability since they are supported horizontally by the two blocks to the side, but the top 9 are still solid green

    4) Place one more block at the top and the whole column updates going to red showing the lower stability

    5) Place a block back under the tower, it remains unstable.  Placing more blocks on the tower now will cause a collapse

    6) Hit ESC and click 'Recalc Stability', all blocks turn green now as they should since they have vertical support


    Actual result: (description of what is occurring)


    Once a block loses vertical stability and you restore it, the block remains unstable until you click 'Recalc Stability' in the dev menu.  If your base has 4 support pillars and it only requires two, and two are destroyed by a horde and you repair them, if one of the other pillars is destroyed later your base will collapse if you haven't clicked 'Recalc Stability' after repairing them.


    Expected result: (what you expect to occur)


    Once a block has vertical stability restored, the structure's stability should be recalculated as if it was build from scratch from the ground up without having to click 'Recalc Stability'.  Repairing your base should not leave your base unstable.

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    In case this helps get the idea where and how exactly the bug is happening:


    The blocks above the stability-restoring-block are handled LIKE they were hanging sideways. I am absolutely certain that you HAVE the correct code lines somewhere in you code, but make some mistake at a logical switch where the decision is made how to handle the stability propagation.



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