Help dealing with an engine bug that allows builder to repair repairable false

Help dealing with an engine bug that allows builder to repair repairable false

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Forboding Angel
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Help dealing with an engine bug that allows builder to repair repairable false

Post by Forboding Angel » 13 Aug 2018, 04:38

So the issue is that in Evo, repairing is done via aoe buffs that only work outside of combat. Built in repairing is never allowed. Units and buildings in evo build very fast, as a result, repair speed has to be set ultra low in order to prevent exploits where you use a shitton of builders and nanoshield with repeat on, but it's even worse because if the unit finishes building he gets infinitely repaired after being built. Anti-Nanoshielding gadget would just exacerbate the problem.

HOWEVER, This has the downside of typing up builders for long periods of time if what they are building becomes damaged. Because, as I mentioned before, repair must be set to ultra low to eliminate the exploit.

What I need is the ability for once a unit stops being a nanoframe and becomes a functional unit, no matter what it's health, the builder needs to fuck off to the next job.

Factories already have this functionality in the form of:

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bool fullHealthFactory  default: ? 

If true, units are repaired before they are allowed to leave the factory i.e. units from this factory will be healed back to 100% health if they are damaged during construction.
Anyone know of a good way to fix this with lua? Has anyone already done it?
There is UnitFinished(), but I don't know how I would get the builder nor how i would tell him to move on. UnitCreated() includes the id of the builder, so perhaps that's helpful?
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Re: Help dealing with an engine bug that allows builder to repair repairable false

Post by sprunk » 13 Aug 2018, 12:21

canRepair = false? Shouldn't affect building (the tag for that is canAssist)
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Re: Help dealing with an engine bug that allows builder to repair repairable false

Post by Forboding Angel » 13 Aug 2018, 16:21

I forgot to mention that all units in Evo have the repairable tag set to false.

Repairing and assisting are linked. If they were ever unlinked it never made it into any changelogs that I'm aware of. I would love to be wrong about this, but like I said, as far as I know it has never been fixed. I'm on my phone so I can't test ATM.

Here is a thread of me complaining about it 4 years ago:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=32082

A unit that is being built that is damaged before completion is still considered as being under construction until it reaches 100% hp, even though it is a functional unit. Repairing a unit after construction is completed should be a different action ,
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Re: Help dealing with an engine bug that allows builder to repair repairable false

Post by Forboding Angel » 13 Aug 2018, 21:21

Demonstration of the repairing and under construction are linked bug
https://youtu.be/JL85ZOImQKI

Demonstration of repairing and assisting are linked bug
https://youtu.be/FmlWoUAew4A
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Re: Help dealing with an engine bug that allows builder to repair repairable false

Post by Silentwings » 16 Aug 2018, 08:44

Link to mantis ticket please? I didn't find it.
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