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    Draw Bridge Troubles

    My friend and I have this awesome base going and we spent weeks gathering supplies for a draw bridge.

    Once we made it, we went to place it down and for some reason it placed in the opposite direction that was shown.

    We had to destroy it because it was facing the wrong direction. Why did this happen?

    Please don't make us go through the process of gathering the supplies again, it took WAY too long.

    #2
    you need to pay close attention to the object is orientation. this applies to all objects. the drawbridge is a pain to position and place because of it's size. when placing it, the defaut position is with the base away from you. so to place it, you need to be standing axross your moat from your front gate.

    as for the materials to built, those are easy to acquire if you know where to look. as i recall, you need wood, forged iron, springs, and mechanical parts. the first two should be no problem for you to get, and if you have the skill, neither will the last two since they can be made. however, if you don't have the skill, they can be harvested fairly easily. best source for mechanical parts is shopping carts and safes. and springs are easily acquired from the beds with the metal frames.


    BUT, my wife and have been having an issue with zeds walking across our trench as if the drawbridge was open. this has happened several times and not even opening and closing it stops them. also, once they get across, they walk right through the closed bridge as if it wasn't even there. only the fact that there is a jail door just behind the bridge has saved her from being overrun.

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      #3
      Drawbridge placement is really tough to figure out. I would almost suggest just loading up a creative world and getting the placement figured out before trying it again on your survival game. I have done that at least 3 times to make sure I don't put it down wrong.

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        #4
        Also, it help me out once I realized the default position for the drawbridge is to mount to the face of something. Don’t try to place it on top of some blocks, place it on the face.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Pinz View Post
          Also, it help me out once I realized the default position for the drawbridge is to mount to the face of something. Don’t try to place it on top of some blocks, place it on the face.
          How does it take so long to get the supplies? I’ve placed a drawbridge in the wrong spot before, and then 1 glitched out on me.

          It took no time at all to get what I needed for my 2nd and 3rd bridges.

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            #6
            Originally posted by UnsentSoul View Post
            How does it take so long to get the supplies? I’ve placed a drawbridge in the wrong spot before, and then 1 glitched out on me.

            It took no time at all to get what I needed for my 2nd and 3rd bridges.
            The mech parts can be a pain in the ... (without steel 3)

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              #7
              i didnt even know we could make the draw bridge on the console version...... this opens up all new possibilities for me haha

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                #8
                I didn’t think this was possible on console, maybe this post is in the wrong place? If not, if you guys could tell us how to go about crafting one I’d appreciate it (what perks and where to craft?) - I’ve never seen or found this in the crafting menus.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SquiffyMcSquiff View Post
                  I didn’t think this was possible on console, maybe this post is in the wrong place? If not, if you guys could tell us how to go about crafting one I’d appreciate it (what perks and where to craft?) - I’ve never seen or found this in the crafting menus.
                  Steel perk level 3 and then the drawbridge can be found in the workbench menu.

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                    #10
                    yes, the drawbridge is available on console, as are jail doors. i just wish they could be triggered without having to get off the minibike.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by UnsentSoul View Post
                      Steel perk level 3 and then the drawbridge can be found in the workbench menu.
                      Thanks for this, I must’ve looked before I had the perk unlocked or something. This could be interesting!

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                        #12
                        Also remember that the drawbridge is 4 blocks wide. I tend to favor odd-numbered block placement, so if this is the case for you, just be aware if you want to place it center on your build.

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                          #13
                          Last i knew jail doors were only available in creative. Did this change?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Kreepymidget View Post
                            Last i knew jail doors were only available in creative. Did this change?
                            They are available in survival as well. I have two of them in my current base.

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                              #15
                              Woot. I took a break until this comming winter for the new patches to hit and for my girl n i to get a dual gaming setup

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