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Terrain objects is <NULL-object> in EpeContact* events handlers
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Won't Fix
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
1709 build 16299.125
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Open editor
  2. Place vehicle with driver
  3. Fill vehicle driver init code:
(vehicle player) addEventHandler ["EpeContactStart", {
    systemChat format["EpeContactStart: %1", _this];
(vehicle player) addEventHandler ["EpeContact", {
    systemChat format["EpeContact: %1", _this];
(vehicle player) addEventHandler ["EpeContactEnd", {
    systemChat format["EpeContactEnd: %1", _this];
  1. Start mission as vehicle driver
  2. Drive the vehicle to any TERRAIN object - walls, fences, lamps etc.
  3. See systemChat messages:
EpeContactStart: [R Alpha 1-1:1 (playerName),<NULL-object>,"","",0]
EpeContact: [R Alpha 1-1:1 (playerName),<NULL-object>,"","",668.879]
EpeContactEnd: [R Alpha 1-1:1 (playerName),<NULL-object>,"","",0]
Additional Information

There would be no questions, but some objects returned correctly:

EpeContactStart: [R Alpha 1-1:1 (playerName),26f7aec9600# 1121126: lampstreet_small_f.p3d,"","",0]
EpeContact: [R Alpha 1-1:1 (playerName),26f7aec9600# 1121126: lampstreet_small_f.p3d,"","",154.578]
EpeContactEnd: [R Alpha 1-1:1 (playerName),26f7aec9600# 1121126: lampstreet_small_f.p3d,"","",0]

Such a difference seems to me a bug.

Event Timeline

microbe created this task.Mar 1 2018, 12:18 PM
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microbe edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Mar 1 2018, 12:21 PM
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microbe changed Severity from None to Minor.Jun 13 2019, 5:24 AM
microbe changed Category from Engine to Scripting.
keel added a subscriber: keel.Feb 19 2023, 8:11 PM

"_object2" not null would be awesome.
Many features can come from this.

Indeed would be very handy. Unfortunately if I remember correctly KillzoneKid said tricky/"impossible" - might due to terrain streaming, some objects not having classes, etc.

BIS_fnc_KK closed this task as Resolved.Feb 20 2023, 1:20 PM
BIS_fnc_KK changed Resolution from Open to Won't Fix.