The Desolation update appears to have broken the Short Range Teleporters. I guess this is due to changes made, adding these to the Derelict Freighters.
Basically the main issue is the fact that Short Range Teleporters no longer require power at all. You no longer have to hook them up to the power grid to function. You just step into it and it functions, even though it visually shows to not be powered. This breaks a lot of my setups and some of my bases, where logic is hooked up to the power network, controlling when a teleport actually happens. This now completely fails and instantly teleports the player around instead.
I dove into the source files and I believe I have located the culprit. Some of the ‘entity’ files for the Short Range Teleporter have changed, in particular the
MINIPORTALTRIGGER.ENTITY.MBIN. Looking at the changes between versions, component data has been added to specify the
PowerCost, which has a value of
0. This allows you to teleport free of charge, whereas if I change this value to
5, which used to be the default, it functions properly again. I am however not sure how this will affect behavior of SRTs on Derelict Freighter.
I created a mod to make this change for now, to at least be able to continue working on my current project without issues. I have also reported the issue to Hello Games, to hopefully see this fixed with a future update.