"Free Placement Mode is Active" text appears every time a block is selected in the toolbar.

Travis Howard shared this bug 3 years ago
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Every time that a block is selected in the toolbar (pressing any of the number keys or equivalent binds) the text "Free Placement Mode is Active" appears in the center of the screen. There does not appear to be a way to disable it and it is very annoying to see constantly. This started after the survival update. Thank you.

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Ditto, drives me mad- I would suggest an icon/text in the bottom HUD bar to indicate placement mode selected.

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Hello, Engineer!


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Keen Software House: QA Department

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For me, it started appearing yesterday (15.9.), after I switched game versions back and forth

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*UPDATE* So I originally believed that the issues I was experiencing had to do with my computer. It had old drivers and was stuck on Windows 8.1. Just recently I purchased a new computer that is far superior to the one I used to play on. I tested out Space Engineers immediately to see if this had fixed the issue, but alas, it persists. I should clarify that the bug is in creative mode and I have not tested it in survival. I have invested 700+ hours into the game, but can't stand playing it with this eye-sore of a bug.

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I'm experiencing this issue and it makes the game COMPLETELY unplayable. Change block.... press 'b' twice, change block, press 'b' twice.... etc etc etc etc ...... uninstalling the game... cheers.

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Conveyor systems do not work as as a result of the block placement mode switching each time a new block type is placed because the default is free placement mode. It took me several hours to figure out why cargo containers were disappearing when I left the area and why items wouldn't transfer between modules. Anything involved in a conveyor system has to be placed in gravity align mode or it doesn't work. Is there a location in the sbc or cfg files where this can be set to default to gravity align mode. This is a major nuisance to have to toggle this with each new block selection?

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