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by BicycleEater
Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Canceling crafting when inventory is full spills items
Replies: 33
Views: 3155

Re: Canceling crafting when inventory is full spills items

Simple reason IMHO: if you want to cancel crafting, then what will change, if you are asked, before the game begins to spill? You need to cancel it, so do it. NOW! Don’t bother me with questions, I need to go fast, because every second might count (crafting will produce useless items in the meantim...
by BicycleEater
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.

Adding a reserved-queue will increase CPU cost (one queue per roboport). Strictly this could all be done with a counter - every bot knows which roboport it is going to, and increments the counter for that roboport, and decrements it if it changes target. I'd still say it would increase the difficul...
by BicycleEater
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.

I've tried to avoid getting into this as an argument, as you said, its not very helpful, what we really need is a word from the devs on this suggestion, as it is much more viable than most others - I'd love to see at least an attempt, even if it turns out to be too problematic in ways I can't see. I...
by BicycleEater
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.

... Like the differentiation you made between intuitive and complex. Yeah, this is more complex and might be eventually more intuitive. Which is - when it is really like so - a good thing, because that improves the gameplay in a way, that Factorio likes to go. But - as you might know - intuition is...
by BicycleEater
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.

... Yeah, what you are saying makes a lot of sense, my only objection is that I don't tend to plan my bot routes out, I just expect them to work, which they mostly do, with a few exceptions, all of which are due to me assuming that they'll follow the trail of roboports rather than bee-lining it. I ...
by BicycleEater
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Beautiful Sushi Belts
Replies: 65
Views: 69834

Re: Beautiful Sushi Belts

Well, I've made it work - at least kinda. It oscilates massively, overfills its output belt, etc. But it is a belt only self adjusting sushi-belt system. Note that it only uses yellow belts, with some reds for length purposes. I have a huge number of improvements I'd want to make, but this is kinda ...
by BicycleEater
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.

Note: The proposed algorithm should actually save bots in a lot of cases. I would say it's more likely to save bots than harm them with the new paths. Assume the blue area in the OP is alien infested territory. Currently the bots will venture into the alien territory and get shot down. With the pro...
by BicycleEater
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Ideas for improving the handcrafting queue
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Ideas for improving the handcrafting queue

That is not quite true. One thing I use from time to time early in the game is the following: Pick up a bunch of copper wire from an assembler, click on circuit boards to build all, cancel all copper wires intermediates. That will let me build as many circuit boards as I have copper wires picked up...
by BicycleEater
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Beautiful Sushi Belts
Replies: 65
Views: 69834

Re: Beautiful Sushi Belts

Since this forum is about circuit-free solutions this would have to be something you turn on/off manually. I'm not so sure about that. Using a feedback measuring system, and clever belt jamming techniques, you could conceivably vary the levels of potions until the number received was proportional t...
by BicycleEater
Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Beautiful Sushi Belts
Replies: 65
Views: 69834

Re: Beautiful Sushi Belts

I've built a version which divides the belts using splitter-logic, so that they naturally give 1/3 or 1/4 as relevant. This means it doesn't suffer from items missing. It can have issues if the sushi output is disconnected, but with about 3 looparounds installed, I haven't been able to create any br...
by BicycleEater
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Modding help
Topic: Catch nuke explosion event
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Catch nuke explosion event

Yeah, the mod works pretty much entirely with script triggers, which are caught on line 340-416 here: https://github.com/More-Wrong/Factorio-True-Nukes/blob/master/True-Nukes_0.3.4/control.lua and are generated from here: https://github.com/More-Wrong/Factorio-True-Nukes/blob/master/True-Nukes_0.3.4...
by BicycleEater
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Ideas for improving the handcrafting queue
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: Ideas for improving the handcrafting queue

All of these are good suggestions, and any of them would be an improvement - particularly the freeze position of mouseover, and the hide intermediates beyond first craft. I'd also say that when you have the queue expanded, it should form a window, so you can't click things behind it when manipulatin...
by BicycleEater
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Canceling crafting when inventory is full spills items
Replies: 33
Views: 3155

Re: Cancel craft when full inventory

Yes, this would be amazing.
I'd say the game should give a message like: "Cancelling craft will overflow inventory, are you sure?"
Then clicking again would cancel anyway.
by BicycleEater
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What should I do when I need to play Factorio?
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: What should I do when I need to play Factorio?

I can easily pick up another vanilla playthrough. The problem is not that I need more content, but that I don't want to be fresh after another 1k hrs playthrough when the DLC is released. I think the intent is that with a broad range of mods, the vanilla playthough can be sort of fresh - although t...
by BicycleEater
Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.

as you say a roboport must be in range of the target so you could always set that as recharge target Ah, in almost all cases - there is the potential for a mod to create a really inefficient robot going from a super wide-range roboport to a very remote target. Then the bot literally cannot reach th...
by BicycleEater
Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.

Please lets concentrate of the simplest fix first. Yes absolutely - the originally proposed change would be a really big improvement, and the rest is just dealing with edge cases on that. As for the case of the bot picking its source as recharging target: As a first iteration this should raise an a...
by BicycleEater
Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.
Replies: 42
Views: 2121

Re: Bots that are aware of their charge level and plan accordingly.

OK, I love this suggestion. It has the potential to solve some really annoying problems, and doesn't really threaten the use of belts, as it addresses situations faced by bots going super long distances, not those going short intra-factory hops. It fixes a problem I face far more with construction b...
by BicycleEater
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Better atomic bombs
Replies: 11
Views: 3934

Re: Better atomic bombs

Sorry to be a bit late, and dig up an old topic, and for the self promotion (wow thats a big list). Anyway, I have a mod - https://mods.factorio.com/mod/True-Nukes, built for exactly this purpose.
It makes nukes a LOT more dramatic - particularly the really big ones.
by BicycleEater
Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Modding help
Topic: custom module
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: custom module

Normally you'd put it in as part of the recipe - what do you plan on it doing?
by BicycleEater
Wed Aug 31, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Distinguish mods enabled by dependency as opposed to manually
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Distinguish mods enabled by dependency as opposed to manually

It gets worse when the libs have incompatibilities - or aren't just libs, and are instead full mods, as then your gameplay is significantly altered by a mod you never enabled or downloaded. You could also add a button on optional dependencies of mods which would enable them as a dependency - so they...

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