[1.5.3 Steam PC] R&D Quests not firing, even after reloading from previous saves


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Jan 6, 2024
I've got the quest "Tinkering with Circuitry" and upon arriving at the quest start location, nothing happens. I've tried running ATOM over in different crafts, shooting him, and offering him blocks. Nothing.

Reloaded a previous save from before i did the hide and seek part, found him again, got told to go meet him, went and gotquest to go meet him- Same problem. Nothing happens. Did this 3 seperate times, the last time i saved a few kilometers away before doing the previous mission to see if that'd reset anything. Still cannot do this followup mission.

Am i missing something?