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Bug #26888

Parachute does not work when running the game from different directory

Added by Kerbart about 1 month ago.

Status:
New
Severity:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Aerodynamics
Target version:
-
Start date:
12/19/2020
% Done:

0%

Version:
Platform:
Windows
Expansion:
Breaking Ground, Core Game, Making History
Language:
English (US)
Mod Related:
No
Votes:
Arrow u r green
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Description

When loading the game through a windows shortcut, things work fine.
When loading the came through a batchfile that doesn't set the active directory to the game directory, the game works, but the parachute on a pod doesn't.

Example

Load game with regular shortcut
Build Mk-1 command pod, Mk 16 parachute and flea SRB (fuel at 40%)
Lift off, wait for velocity to be close to zero, deploy chute
Chute deploys, opens at 1000m
Craft slows down and lands safely

Load game with commandfile (attached: 1.10.cmd - that's the old one for 1.10, but if you change the folder to 1.11 -- you get the idea)
Load game with regular shortcut
Build Mk-1 command pod, Mk 16 parachute and flea SRB (fuel at 40%)
Lift off, wait for velocity to be close to zero, deploy chute
Chute deploys, opens at 1000m
Craft kinda slows down by impacting the surface

Load game with commandfile (attached: 1.11.cmd - new version that changes the directory to the gamedir first
Load game with regular shortcut
Build Mk-1 command pod, Mk 16 parachute and flea SRB (fuel at 40%)
Lift off, wait for velocity to be close to zero, deploy chute
Chute deploys, opens at 1000m
Craft slows down and lands safely

Note that this was not an issue with 1.10 but it is with 1.11
At first I thought it was caused by a mod but in the only factor that matters is the issue listed above - setting the startup folder to the gamedir solves the issue.
What baffles me is that the rest of the game just works.

KSP - 1.10.cmd (86 Bytes) KSP - 1.10.cmd Starting the game this way in 1.10 is fine, in 1.11 is not Kerbart, 12/19/2020 04:36 AM
KSP - 1.11.cmd (95 Bytes) KSP - 1.11.cmd Starting the game this way in 1.11 fixes the issue Kerbart, 12/19/2020 04:36 AM

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