Magnetizing a prop unparents it. Thought this might be pretty useful. Beware that it removes nocollides, and if anything touches the sleeping prop (bullets, collisions, etc) it will fall to the ground. Magnetizing props also circumvents prop limits. If you fuck up a parenting (as long as it’s parented to a wire chip) you can undo it and move the prop or whatever.
Useful, I suppose. I knew before that magnetizing things tend to alter their state, but never that it removed parenting (!) If you even normally dupe a magnetized prop, the magnetism will disappear from the newly duped prop just like with right click no-collide (altough everything’s as it should with ADV. duplicator.)
Also if you magnetize breakable props, they won’t be destructible no more. If you do this to a destructible prop however, it will unfreeze itself and fall to the ground. Odd, that.
Magnetizing props doesn’t “deparent” them or turn them into anything. When you use the magnetize tool, the entity you clicked on is deleted. The tool then spawns a magnet entity with the same model and the same location and the same angles. There are still limits on magnets, and they have a bit more memory overhead than normal props. You have been forewarned
Each magnet requires a certain amount of memory more than a prop. Each magnet stores ~7 more properties than a prop. Basically, 100 magnets would eat up way more memory than 100 props, and more processing power seeing as they apply force to props (althought the magnitude may be 0).