Trailers!

Saelem Black

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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#1
I was designing a tech recently which was intended to be a TT version of a semi truck. Pretty simple, right? Except for one problem. You can't create fifthwheels in TT, or really any conventional trailer.

My strategy was to make the trailer as an AI tech, then set it to guard/follow. The problem is that, since the techs are so close when they're hitched together, the guard/follow AI "believes" it's already at its destination, and thus locks the wheels in place. Yes, I know about the EXP trailer wheels. They're ugly and not very big, though they do the job if attached.

My suggestion: Create an AI setting called "Trailer" which simply unlocks any wheels on the tech (effectively making them act like the EXP trailer wheels, but perhaps with a tiny bit more drag to keep the physics happy). Less preferably, you could also include properly designed trailer wheels for each corp.