Tree branches of death

Richard Jahnel shared this bug 20 months ago
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When cutting trees into logs after felling them, the branches that pop off when you get to the upper end of the tree tend to get their cut off end stuck into the ground. Then the branches go all kraken and start flailing around until they launch themselves at often lethal velocity off into the distance never to be seen again. If you are struck by the flailing or flying branch you usually die.

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I have also noticed that same thing.

Also had freshly cut logs klang out really bad and kill me on several occasions. The klang seems to be more frequent with these recent updates, especially when objects interact with the ground.

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Video of the bug

https://youtu.be/2vjO8KiQAac

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I'm guessing this is simply a positiining issue.


Log seperates, game spawns branch at x,y,z cords but sometimes the z cord is too low causing ground intersectionn. The collision system is supposed to prevent this so is tries to move the branch. Collision continues and movement increases. This gives the dancing branch effect. Eventually the movement direction and speed is enough to overcome ground friction and the branch rockets off.

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maybe it would be an easy fix if they made you collect the branches like you do when you collect the smaller trees.

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Happens in both local and DS game play.

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Likely a physics and spawn issue. The branches that would spawn from the bottom of the felled tree are the ones that partially spawn in the terrain until they get rapidly ejected from the ground.

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Yeap. A terrible, almost gamebreaking bug. Will it ever be fixed?

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@JumpinJack: And no would now be the answer to that question

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Try hitting a tree with a rover... I've had all kinds of weird behaviour... Trees physics is just so wonky. I've had my rover being launched several hundred meters up into the air, sideways. I've had it flipped, seriously damaged, or simply come to a dead stop. I mean, let's be serious, if you are driving a large grid rover that weights a million plus, that tree should not even slow you down.