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Bug #25825

Renaming a comet allows duplicate surface samples to get full science credit.

Added by Dunbaratu 12 days ago. Updated 12 days ago.

Status:
New
Severity:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Science
Target version:
-
Start date:
07/22/2020
% Done:

0%

Version:
Platform:
Windows
Expansion:
Core Game
Language:
English (US)
Mod Related:
No
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Description

To replicate:

1. Dock to a comet with a vessel that has one of the claws (full size or junior).

2. EVA a kerbal.

3. Have the kerbal rightclick the comet and take a surface sample.

4. Rightclick the comet again and pick "rename comet" and type a new name.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as much as you like. Each surface sample counts as new.

You can stack multiple surface samples in your kerbal's science inventory this way. Come back home with the science, recover the vessel, and each duplicated surface sample counts for full credit. I will attach a screenshot showing what the recovery screen looked like when I did this.

I also will attach a savegame file that contains a vessel about to re-enter kerbin with a load full of about 28 of these duplicated surface samples I took from a comet. (In "comet just before re-entry".sfs, the relevant vessel is this one:

        VESSEL
        {
            pid = c02a2b333e72417c827ddb5c2471c5a8
            persistentId = 1356500004
            name = Vomit Comet
            type = Ship
screenshot16.png (2.75 MB) screenshot16.png Dunbaratu, 07/22/2020 07:50 AM
comet - just before re-entry.sfs (3.85 MB) comet - just before re-entry.sfs Dunbaratu, 07/22/2020 07:51 AM
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#1 Updated by Dunbaratu 12 days ago

I suspect this might be the same root cause as bug #25826, but I made the two bug reports separately since one affects science and one affects contracts and those are two different categories in this bug tracker.

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