Floating squirrel—different I think from other reported floating bugs

Title: Floating squirrel

Summary: I had a squirrel sit on one of my beds, or so I thought. It struck me as cute, so I took a closer look, and it turns out they were floating slightly above the bed. There are other reported bugs/glitches where things float, but this struck me as a separate issue, probably just due to the collision box of the bed when there isn’t a specific (sleeping) animation, like there is for the citizens. (Then again, 22:47 suggests I may be wrong here.) Just a guess, though. If it turns out it is similar to other such bugs, I apologize.

Steps to reproduce: Somewhat tricky unless you can control a squirrel to move on top of a bed—which, come to think of it, probably isn’t such a challenge for a developer. In that case, it’s simple: move a squirrel on top of a bed. If my instinct is correct, it should work for chairs too, for example, and perhaps tables and other objects.



Versions and mods: No mods, latest release version in Steam at the time of writing, version 0.1.0 (release 110) according to the title screen.

System information:

  • OS: Windows 8 Pro 64 bits (6.2, build 9200)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
  • Memory: 8192MB RAM
  • DirectX-version: DirectX 11
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

This looks like a similar issue. Around 17:08 in the video.

Note how the carpenter (or maybe it’s the farmer*) comes to pick something up and at that point the two eating workers pop up and start floating, where before at least one of them was sitting in the chair as intended.

(*) Difficult to say, as they look identical, literally. In fact, I had two identical pairs in this video (for the other pair, see 5:07)! First time I’ve had that happen at all, never mind twice, never mind after having many new looks introduced! Funny.

Again in R118.


15:29; in this one it looks as though it’s because the other guy passes them by, but that’s not seemingly the case in the other one.

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