[wheybags] [16.0] Tank Flamethrower damages Tank at higher speeds

This subforum contains all the issues which we already resolved.
Post Reply
Mithos
Burner Inserter
Burner Inserter
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 am
Contact:

[wheybags] [16.0] Tank Flamethrower damages Tank at higher speeds

Post by Mithos » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:11 am

I was driving the tank at or almost at its full speed and fired the Tank Flamethrower forward and slightly to the sides to clear trees ahead.

The Tank took damage from its own Flamethrower. I had to drive slower to avoid the damage. Only firing straight forward in the travelling direction and not even slightly to the sides seems to help avoiding damage, too.

I didn't expect the damage, because that didn't happen in previous versions. The change might be intended to raise the challenge of using a flamethrower while driving the tank, as it's a downside that you have to avoid driving too fast while firing.

(additional information: Happened on my old, big map at 10k tiles west at around 30 UPS, my CPU is an old i7-920, 2.6GHz)

doktorstick
Fast Inserter
Fast Inserter
Posts: 122
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:22 pm
Contact:

Re: [wheybags] [16.0] Tank Flamethrower damages Tank at higher speeds

Post by doktorstick » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:33 pm

Since tanks don't take tree damage anymore, could you drive through the trees and burn the forest behind you as a workaround?
Hacked Splitters - the mod prophesied to bring balance to the belts

Mithos
Burner Inserter
Burner Inserter
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 am
Contact:

Re: [wheybags] [16.0] Tank Flamethrower damages Tank at higher speeds

Post by Mithos » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:43 pm

doktorstick wrote:Since tanks don't take tree damage anymore, could you drive through the trees and burn the forest behind you as a workaround?
I did try the new "tank takes no damage while driving through forests" approach first. The Tank is still slowed down for each collision with a tree, that's why you want to use the flamethrower to destroy them before you hit them with the tank. You can plow through a forest without it, but you'll be driving slower and slower.

And you don't need to kill the trees behind you, because you already killed them by running them over with the tank.

User avatar
wheybags
Factorio Staff
Factorio Staff
Posts: 258
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:50 pm
Contact:

Re: [wheybags] [16.0] Tank Flamethrower damages Tank at higher speeds

Post by wheybags » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:01 pm

Fixed for 0.16.3.
Thanks for the report!

Post Reply

Return to “Resolved Problems and Bugs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot]