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Cannot place an item on a free tile

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by hawkeye_pike, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    May 15, 2008
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    Hi all,

    I recently had a problem with house decoration:
    On a free tile at the northern wall of a room, I had placed a small bed. Then I removed the bed and wanted to place it again: It wasn't possible anymore. I then tried to place another item: It wasn't even possible to lay down an item in that spot. The tile had practically become unusable (I could still step on it though).

    I tried several methods to fix it: Looking for non-visible objects on that tile with Shift+Ctrl. There were none! Remove all locked down items around that tile, and on the tiles in the storeys above and below. No success! I customized the house, removed the tile, saved it. Then placed a new floor tile, saved it again. No success!

    It seemed like for some unknown reason I couldn't use that tile anymore. A GM wouldn't help me (figures).

    Just tearing down the house and rebuilding it, solved the problem.

    Did anyone else experience this kind of problem? Any ideas?
  2. Desperado_SE

    Desperado_SE Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 12, 2004
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    Several times over the years. Not sure in your case on what it was that was causing it to happen, but in mine, few times was due to a parrot on the floor(s) above the item, and sometimes its the roof tiles on the fourth floor that were blocking me (why, I have no frigging idea, since I was on the first floor when it happened).
  3. Faeryl

    Faeryl Babbling Loonie
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    May 23, 2008
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    Yes, I've had things like parrots, trophy deeds and apparently even vet statuettes that block the placement of items for one reason or another
  4. Ferrut

    Ferrut Journeyman
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    Jan 31, 2006
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    For some reason I've got an entire column (every single floor including the roof!) where I cannot even walk! It wasn't a problem when I first placed, then a few months later all of a sudden I couldn't visit these particular squares anymore. Most odd! I am reluctant to try re-placing the house! (Although tt does say it is correctly placed.)