Potential Bug with Climbing the Hitched Roofs on Taller Buildings

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NoobioDF
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Potential Bug with Climbing the Hitched Roofs on Taller Buildings

Post by NoobioDF » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:38 am

DFU VERSION 0.7.146 Win-64 version
OS = Windows 7
(Modded with KoW Dream, Warm Ashes , Wilderness Encounters, Daggerfall Unity QuestPack #1)

POTENTIAL BUG REPORT:

If I climb a wall onto a hitched roof on multi-story buildings, I often will continue to move forward and then be launched into the sky then plummet to the floor while the building has disappeared.

WHERE TO TRY THIS:
A building where you can test this readily is in Eastbridge, In Daggerfall Province. The building to the East of Trististyr's Equipment causes it every time.

Understand, I can't stop the FORWARD nor UPWARDS motion, even if I have the upwards for climbing or forward for movement key off.

Again, I'm taking my finger off the S key well before I launch, but the motion continues.
UPDATE: Hitting the W key to reverse does not prevent it, either.

WHAT HAPPENS THAT IS BUGGY:
What seems to happen is that once I reach the end of the vertical wall, I continue to climb and continue to move forward, at the angle of the slope of the roof. On these buildings, there is no lip to keep you from moving higher. Perhaps it does not know how to let go of either the climbing up motion or the forward motion when it gets to the sloped portion of the Hitched roof. Totally flat roofs are not a problem. But any sloped roof, which does not have a lip to stop your climbing is a risk.

I suspect that is happening is that I'm moving forward and up per the game engine, but when I take my finger off only one, if any, of those motions is stopped, resulting in launching above the max ceiling which then loses the buildings and I plummet to the floor.
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Interkarma
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Re: Potential Bug with Climbing the Hitched Roofs on Taller Buildings

Post by Interkarma » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:49 am

There's an open bug report for this issue:

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1863

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Re: Potential Bug with Climbing the Hitched Roofs on Taller Buildings

Post by NoobioDF » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:01 am

Thanks Interkarma. The bug you mention is very similar, although mine happens on a roof with no lip at the top, and happens when I'm climbing forward, not backwards.

Still, it does the exact same thing, launches you upwards, loses the building below, and seems to fire you slightly to a different location, as I was able to Slowfall cast twice to save myself this last test, and some Archers decided to stop me and fight me, which is probably in the Wilderness.

The last detail is that it seems that the forward and up motion hits probably the max ceiling at about 2/3rd of a man's height above the lip of the roof where the slanted portion and the vertical wall meet. Can't seem to stop the launching though before then anyway.

I'll add my post to that Bug Report thread I guess then, I suppose. Thanks for making me aware of it.

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