This page is for Known problems with House Layouts and some tips on how to go about fixing them.
There are two common causes for disappearing items. Often the items will be visible until you leave the zone and come back.
- Item placed inside a wall or floor
- Item placed inside another object
Both of these are based on the same issue. The Client thinks that the item is out of view and therefore does not render it in the scene. Every item has a center point that the item rotates around. If this point is inside a wall, floor, or ceiling, then the game thinks the entire item is out of view. The only thing you can do it move the item inside the room. Sometimes if you get two items stacked close enough to each other the same problem can occur. Moving the items apart slightly will often fix the problem.
Random Rotating items
Sometime items will randomly rotate themselves. This seems to be caused by the item attempting to snap to a nearby surface. There is no definite fix for this. It is best to try different rotations or non even numbers (use 89.99 instead of 90)
Layout version error
The game will only load the current layout version. With GU 56 the version was changed to version 5. Any layouts saved before GU56 will no longer load. Because there is little difference between version 4 and 5 you can manually change the layout version using a standard text editor (notepad). Just change “4,Version Number” to “5,Version Number” and the layout should load.
Missing Zone walls when zoning into your house
This can happen when an item is place at the same spot your character is placed when you first zone into the house. It can often happen with floor tiles or carpets that are raised up from the floor near the doorway. The fix is to move the item until the problem goes away.