Engineer can move out of range of other kerbals in EVA construction with heavy parts causing that part to not be able to be dropped
GOG KSP 1.11.1 (no mods/no DLCs)
Several things happen:
1. The Kerbal cant drop the part
2. The Kerbal cant move after trying to drop the part
3. Exiting EVA construction causes the Icon of the part to appear
4. Cant get the pause menu to pop up
5. Going to KSC and back the part is missing
How to reproduce:
Be walking when you pick up the part.
quicksave.sfs attached that was used for video
Exit EVA Construction and walk back into range of other Kerbals, then turn back on.
#2 Updated by Dunbaratu about 2 months ago
It would seem to me that the reasonable bugfix here would be to make it so that if the total sum strength drops below the required amount for the thing you are carrying, it auto-drops the item. Not merely that it allows you to drop it (fixing this bug), but in fact causes you to drop it (such that the fix to this bug doesn't turn into an exploit that lets you carry the thing really far away.)
#4 Updated by Technicalfool about 2 months ago
- Status changed from New to Confirmed
- % Done changed from 0 to 10
- Platform Linux added
Reproduced by exiting construction mode and walking out of range. Part becomes an icon that will not fit in a kerbal's inventory.
When re-entering construction mode after walking, part is orange and cannot be dropped.
When walking back into range and re-entering construction mode, part is orange (and cannot be manipulated) until clicked, when it will be immediately dropped.
Dunbaratu and Anth12 both have good ideas for fixing this issue.