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CDOTA_BaseNPC:RemoveItem deletes the item instead of removing from inventory

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  • CDOTA_BaseNPC:RemoveItem deletes the item instead of removing from inventory

    I have an item that I want one player to give to another, but they are not always close enough to walk. So I use AddItem() to give the player the item, then RemoveItem() to take it away from the other player. But when I do this, the item just disappears. I checked and it looks like RemoveItem deletes the item instead of removing it from the inventory. This seems like a strange behavior, because there is no other function that lets me remove an item from the inventory. However there are many other functions for deleting things, so it makes no sense why RemoveItem should delete the item too. Also, the wiki says that RemoveItem should remove the passed item from the unit inventory, but it does not say it deletes it.

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    It's definitely a bit silly to not have that behavior. Here is a wacky workaround that does allow you to remove an item from the inventory without deleting it.

        unit:DropItemAtPositionImmediate(item, unit:GetAbsOrigin())
        for i=GameRules:NumDroppedItems()-1,0,-1 do
          local drop = GameRules:GetDroppedItem(i)
          if drop:GetContainedItem() == item then
    This will force drop the item in this server frame (creating a physical item with your item in it), then find the dropped item and delete the physical container, leaving the original item in "limbo" (not in a physical item or inventory). At this point it can be AddItem'd to another unit. Don't let the loop scare you, it should always be GameRules:GetDroppedItem(GameRules:NumDroppedItems ()-1), and as such the loop should exit on the first run, but i wanted to use the loop with a break just in case.