Teleporter problems

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Teleporter problems

Post by ducatiwannabe » Thu May 05, 2005 5:57 pm

Ok, basically every map I have now has this problem. Every time you try to go thru a teleporter it won't let you. You just get stuck trying to drive forward. It works fine if you jump through it, but it doesn't work driving in to it.

Does anybody else have this problem?

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Post by Sir_Pants » Thu May 05, 2005 10:56 pm

ah you no why? cause ur teleporters need to be lowered onto the box, they are hovering in the air if that happens, if u doing it on bzedit its hard to tell if they are not touching the box

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Post by trepan » Thu May 05, 2005 11:02 pm

it's probably related to having teleporters on mesh objects.
this is a known problem that will be addressed before the
next release.

you can solve to interconnect problem between on-mesh
and on-ground teleporters by dropping the ground teleporter
by a small amount (0.001 will do).

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Post by LouMan » Fri May 06, 2005 1:28 am

For mesh to mesh teleporters:

My solution to this problem has been to place small standard boxes (with the same width as the teleporters) underneith the teleporters and "inside" the mesh(es). Both the boxes and teleporters should be elevated by a small amount from the mesh(es). This will allow tanks to drive through without getting stuck (tanks can drive up and over very small "bumps").

e.g., for a single teleporter on top of a mesh object with a height of 10:

position 0 0 9.001
size .5 10 1
position 0 0 10.001
size .5 10 8

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Post by Dervish » Sat May 07, 2005 6:29 am

Another teleporter problem and its solution:

If you make two teleporters of different sizes (Y and Z values), and link them, you're asking for stuck tanks. The client/server is attempting to transport a tank at a specific place in the first teleporter to a proportional place in the second teleporter. This is especially troublesome if a tank is passing through the first teleporter, near its border, and exiting the second teleporter which is set to a smaller size.

I'm not sure if this problem has been addressed since 1.7x, but I always make sure linked teleporters are the same size.
protected object myTank(){
foreach(noob in{return frag(noob);}}


Post by Guest » Sat May 07, 2005 10:56 am

It seems to work okay on the Hix map at gamesunited where the portals are of different heights... :)

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Post by RPG » Sat May 07, 2005 2:24 pm

CannonBallGuy wrote:It seems to work okay on the Hix map at gamesunited where the portals are of different heights... :)
But the portals are at different heights, not widths. So as long as you don't jump through the higher one, you're fine.

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