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by vanatteveldt
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Medium/Big/Gigantic Sized Structures
Topic: UPS Wars 3 - Electronic Circuits
Replies: 98
Views: 3383

Re: UPS Wars 3 - Electronic Circuits

39991.665 ms - DaveMcW trains only I don't have access to factorio for the coming weeks, so I can't check the save - but I did have a question. How do you control the trains? Regular signals, or circuit timing? And did you consider having a dedicated rail for each production line so you don't need ...
by vanatteveldt
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Flamethrower turret - Heavy or light oil?
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Flamethrower turret - Heavy or light oil?

which is why I always use crude: easiest on logistics, can often find a local source, no danger of running out if other processes back up
by vanatteveldt
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Robot energy math
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Robot energy math

I generally have a armor dedicated purely to bots: two fusion reactors, one or maybe two exos, a bunch of batteries and multiple personal roboports. I have no trouble with largish build projects, and usually run out of inventory before running out of bot power...
by vanatteveldt
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Show your Creations
Topic: Deploying large scale mining operations?
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: Deploying large scale mining operations?

What I do* is combine a number of blueprints that automate most of the chore of outpost construction while staying fully vanilla: 1. Use personal conbots to create a small starter outpost (station, radar, roboport, supply train unloading) 2. Setup train routes to/from the outpost, unless all outpost...
by vanatteveldt
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.60
Replies: 423
Views: 29803

Re: Version 0.17.60

Pretty sure it's too late for my opinion on the oil changes to have any weight, but here goes: 1. I agree with the devs that (1) blue science has always been a huge difficulty bump (the "oil wall"), and (2) that it's weird that players are supposed to learn managing multiple outputs before they can ...
by vanatteveldt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.56
Replies: 38
Views: 6500

Re: Version 0.17.56

All rail bounding boxes are now hardcoded/not moddable. This is to avoid unexpected collision/rail block merging behaviour. I bet that means that the Rail Bridge mod doesn't work anymore. :( Any reason for removing this? I understand it was an unintended feature, but it also feels harmless after fi...
by vanatteveldt
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #302 - The multiplayer megapacket
Replies: 39
Views: 5846

Re: Friday Facts #302 - The multiplayer megapacket

Why does the game state need to know what entity the player has selected anyhow? If the player executes an action, pass that action to the server rather than passing the player.selected property. This seems like an unnecessary linkage between view and controller of model/view/controller design. I h...
by vanatteveldt
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.15.29+] Creative Mode 0.3.12 - Infinite resources
Replies: 677
Views: 156031

Re: [MOD 0.15.29+] Creative Mode 0.3.12 - Infinite resources

Feature request: might it be possible to add statistics counters on sources/sinks, so you can see exact number of items created/consumed in past minute / 10 minutes? In a way this would be a workaround for the production screen not showing full accuracy, so you can't tell the difference between 1101...
by vanatteveldt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #300 - Special edition
Replies: 49
Views: 7697

Re: Friday Facts #300 - Special edition

After thousands hours spent in Factorio in the past 5 years, here is what this FFF learn to me :"mobile version of supaplex" O,o Factorio is one of the least mobile-like games I know. I assume you meant it's like a spiritual successor or something? But the wording is bad. Doesn't make much sense ei...
by vanatteveldt
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal
Replies: 62
Views: 3924

Re: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal

Deleting the rocket fuel production indeed had a net positive effect, getting me to 703: I was hoping using one fewer refinery (with an extra beacon) might give me better results, but I would obviously have to optimize my other beacons (a lot) If you connect the heavy oil at the top instead looping...
by vanatteveldt
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Compact 4.8 GW Nuclear Reactor
Replies: 24
Views: 19529

Re: Compact 4.8 GW Nuclear Reactor

There's a mod that adds landfill to all tiles under a blueprint, quite useful for situations like this!
by vanatteveldt
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Railway Setups
Topic: 4-way intersections: Throughput and deadlocks [image heavy]
Replies: 604
Views: 301447

Re: 4-way intersections: Throughput and deadlocks [image heavy]

It can drastically improve small intersection, but in mine intersection and some others the limitation of throughput is merging lanes. I consider using this as cheating and taking away challenge. Yeah it would be more of a gimmick / proof of concept. But in a way you can see this as a railway bridg...
by vanatteveldt
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Railway Setups
Topic: 4-way intersections: Throughput and deadlocks [image heavy]
Replies: 604
Views: 301447

Re: 4-way intersections: Throughput and deadlocks [image heavy]

This might be patched really quickly, but it must be possible to use this 'feature' to improve intersections quite dramatically, no?

https://www.reddit.com/r/factorio/comme ... on_design/
by vanatteveldt
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal
Replies: 62
Views: 3924

Re: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal

Why do you use speed modules and beacons here? They increase energy cost per produced item. If you need throughput, just build bigger assembler array. The payoff is in the production modules. They increase the number of solid fuel you get per coal (both by giving more oil products per coal and by g...
by vanatteveldt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal
Replies: 62
Views: 3924

Re: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal

Deleting the rocket fuel production indeed had a net positive effect, getting me to 703:

I was hoping using one fewer refinery (with an extra beacon) might give me better results, but I would obviously have to optimize my other beacons (a lot)
by vanatteveldt
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Compact 4.8 GW Nuclear Reactor
Replies: 24
Views: 19529

Re: Compact 4.8 GW Nuclear Reactor

if you open the blueprint and (right?) click on the walls, concrete etc in the top overview they are all removed from the print
by vanatteveldt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal
Replies: 62
Views: 3924

Re: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal

Relative fuel value of rocket fuel decreased by 10.6%, relative value of solid fuel decreased by 4%. Rocket fuel was nerfed in Factorio 0.17, it is no longer profitable to convert solid fuel to rocket fuel. You might come out ahead if you play version 0.16, even with less coal on a blue belt! Accor...
by vanatteveldt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal
Replies: 62
Views: 3924

Re: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal

Liquefaction is fine (not sure how else to get more power?)

Water fluid is ok, steam is not (op specifically mentions water fluid sources). But steam should be a small fractions of energy costs, main gains will probably be optimising modules and beacons..
by vanatteveldt
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal
Replies: 62
Views: 3924

Re: Challenge: maximum net energy from a blue belt of coal

First entry: 669 MW net production (681 calculated, maybe it needs more time to get there...)
by vanatteveldt
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: "Laid back" compact 2x1 -> 2x2 nuclear reactor
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

Re: "Laid back" compact 2x1 -> 2x2 nuclear reactor

Perfect ratios aren't that bad if you stop caring about hitting them all at the same time. Here's my 1.1GW plant that supposedly wastes 31 turbines (had to look up the numbers ;p), but has "perfect" heat exchangers. The real limit here is pipe throughput. If you use one-sided input you need maximum...

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