Came across an interesting few errors recently in Experimental branch and figured I’d share it not to point it out but just to help anyone who might be wanting to build a decent sized house but comes across this error as much as I did. Every time I set out to make a 5x5 house it seems at least one place or another i got an error saying “can’t place: failed check: sphere test.” Usually At this point I would extend foundation in a different direction trying to work past the problem. Today I tried something different. When the error occurred I would switch to the hammer, hit it, and a tree would populate right in front of me. I would then have to switch to the rock and hit the tree, usually 1 hit later, it would disappear and then I could actually place the wall or stairs or w.e I was attempting to build. If it happened at the same location again i would repeat the steps but not too often would it require more than once or twice.
Now doing this will sometimes cause your rock or hammer to also show that you are swinging a tree, simply swap between items a few time on belt and usually it goes away for a bit. This technique will of course eat up a bit more wood as you lose 20 wood I believe per item placed that you have to break when you get the error and usually get about 2 wood back. It always makes building a bit more tedious and time consuming when racing against a setting sun… but hey not much else to do so its not terribly bad. I am sure the developers are aware of the problem again I am only mentioning this in case someone who wants to build comes across this same problem and this is a small work around for the time being if you do not want to start over at a new location / waste wood you already have in a building location.