Getting stuck in platformer

There are times in platformer maps where you get something like this:

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So there are 2 rounded surfaces, and a space between them. What happens if you go in that space between them?

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you get stuck. There is no way out of this, and you’re stuck in an endless loop, where the game thinks you’re falling.

the only way to stop this while you’re playing is to respawn, or teleport.

but there are ways to stop by editing. Here are a few ways:

  1. Cover the area with a barrier.
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  2. Add a respawn overlay.

  3. Remove the prop/disable collision.
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  4. Remove the space.
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So, in conclusion, please watch out for these areas in your platformer maps, to make sure that you don’t have any of these areas where a player can get stuck.

Examples of common props that have this:
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And anything else that forms a V shape, such as barriers, barrels, or rectangles that are turned.

The good side of this

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You can use invisible barriers to make a sentry look like it’s looking down.

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this happens to me many times during community-made platformers and I’m glad someone made this so map makers can fix the issue

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This should be in the Bugs catergory.

Removed psa because this is not a PSA.

This is a psa telling everyone something they should be aware of.

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Wait wut

it’s supposed to be a psa though…

Um, what is a PSA? I don’t know what it means.

This is more of a bug description and solution.

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Look at other topics under psa to get a better idea.

It means
Public Service Announcement

oh, I get it, thanks!

Um this really isn’t a bug just the hit box. As long as to angled sides are placed so close to form an inner triangle this will happen because the Gims hit box gets stuck on the sides and can’t touch so it can’t move. I would have this under a guide if you put ways to fix it because it’s not a bug.

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Correct. There were/are spaces like this in DLD and it was fixed by spacing the props better.

It’s like your making a guide on how to have a bug. Seems weird.

Moved it to devices then. IDK anymore

once this happened in don’t look down on the tree’s I was soooooo annoyed.

wait why was this moved to devices??

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Because it was stated that this isn’t quite a bug, but it’s not quite a guide either.

oh ok.
also what is platformer-bug because all the topics in there are from last month