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by golfmiketango
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Railway Setups
Topic: [Experiment] Unloading 4 compressed blue belts per wagon.
Replies: 138
Views: 9925

Re: [Experiment] Unloading 4 compressed blue belts per wagon.

Damn. totally forgot the unload to splitter thingy. thanks :) Oh, God, somebody got a stack inserter plus a longhand feeding a car , and since you can put cars on belts . . . Man that is one entertaining video. Portrait of a full-on obsessive minmax vision quest. Imagine his disappointment when he ...
by golfmiketango
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: You know you play Factorio too much when...
Replies: 139
Views: 76659

Re: You know you play Factorio too much when...

You've stopped eating fish because it's an intermediate product.
by golfmiketango
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Railway Setups
Topic: [Experiment] Unloading 4 compressed blue belts per wagon.
Replies: 138
Views: 9925

Re: [Experiment] Unloading 4 compressed blue belts per wagon.

- 1-belt balancers (balance left/right lanes of a belt) help to draw equally from both sides of a belt. There are well known standard designs that do it. I typically place these for every belt, between the bus and the factory bays (as a matter of fact I reserve a full chunk between the bus and the ...
by golfmiketango
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Railway Setups
Topic: [Experiment] Unloading 4 compressed blue belts per wagon.
Replies: 138
Views: 9925

Re: [Experiment] Unloading 4 compressed blue belts per wagon.

Do underground belts still have a buffering effect making the inserters drop faster? Nope, that was deliberately removed from the game. - The result is that the 3-5 second unload ends up stretching to 10, 20, 30 seconds and more... and as belts empty, your unload capacity drops to less than 4 satur...
by golfmiketango
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #247 - Pricing and its exploits
Replies: 141
Views: 17681

Re: Friday Facts #247 - Pricing and its exploits

Do you like 3D things that move?
by golfmiketango
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: [0.13-0.15] [Library]Factorio Standard Library Project 0.8.0
Replies: 57
Views: 18269

Re: [0.13-0.15] [Library]Factorio Standard Library Project 0.8.0

Hey, I see there's quite some active development on this, but no release for some time now. Right now the parts I'm interested in (table and string helpers) are of course usable, but still, I'd feel much better using a somewhat recent release instead of a git checkout. :) Hey, sorry for the extende...
by golfmiketango
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats your current game goal?
Replies: 43
Views: 4641

Re: Whats your current game goal?

Trying to immanentize the eschaton. I'm like 40% of the way there :)
by golfmiketango
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Circuit Network Information 2.0 - Open Your World
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: Circuit Network Information 2.0 - Open Your World

Hey, I think this is a brilliant idea and simple. Unfortunately, I think it's too simple: it still doesn't enable us to (easily) track flows of items through a factory because these types of entities are prone to nom-ing up your items and materializing new items. Therefore I would say, if this is do...
by golfmiketango
Wed May 30, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [kovarex] [0.16.46] Combinator hitbox in horizontal orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: [kovarex] [0.16.46] Combinator hitbox in horizontal orientation

Well, generally, when clicking things in factorio, the base of the object is the relevant and the selection box is the thing that should be taken into account when clicking. I guess the problem here is that the hitbox fills the tile pretty much completely, because combinators are tile-hogs? iow, if...
by golfmiketango
Tue May 29, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [kovarex] [0.16.46] Combinator hitbox in horizontal orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 232

[kovarex] [0.16.46] Combinator hitbox in horizontal orientation

The horizontally oriented combinator hitbox seems misaligned, lately, with the combinator's visual position such that the (graphical) connection points for either the upper-most red or green wire (depending on whether the combinator is pointed left-to-right or right-to-left) extends beyond the hitbo...
by golfmiketango
Tue May 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Entire computer hard crashes when out of RAM
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Entire computer hard crashes when out of RAM

Recently saw this: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=F1-2017-Low-NV-vRAM-Fix ... agreed that running out of memory without swap is an unavoidable GIGO situation, but I wonder if, even so, there is some underlying framework issue in portable nvidia driver code? Personally I'm mostly...
by golfmiketango
Tue May 29, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Seperate train plans from trains
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Seperate train plans from trains

+1. This does not seem too terribly difficult (no doubt, the devil's in the details, but it's clearly not insurmountable as it could simply be layered on top of the existing implementation). It's also clearly something the engineer would want at his disposal after he went to all the trouble to desig...
by golfmiketango
Sat May 26, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Railway Setups
Topic: [Experiment] Unloading 4 compressed blue belts per wagon.
Replies: 138
Views: 9925

Re: [Experiment] Unloading 4 compressed blue belts per wagon.

https://giant.gfycat.com/MatureGleefulIcelandichorse.webm @mrvn: I think you forgot about stackers, and pace a typo (busy % is unload time / ( unload load time + interarrival) what you gave is exactly what I'm calculating. No kidding... indeed it would seem this trick alone provides enough "juice" ...
by golfmiketango
Sun May 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: cut-paste annoyance
Replies: 0
Views: 131

cut-paste annoyance

Perhaps there is some really good reason things mustn't work this way but I can't think of it offhand: When pressing "ctrl-a" to "select all" in a text edit control, (the one that's bugging me happens to be the constant value in combinators although I presume this happens everywhere), it would be ni...
by golfmiketango
Sun May 06, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #241 - New player experience
Replies: 117
Views: 11438

Re: Friday Facts #241 - New player experience

I think Civ solved the tutoring problem perfectly, and there's no need for Factorio to reinvent the wheel with all these complicated scripts... For example, to prepare the new player for the eventuality of combat, just have a modal "Disembodied Military Advisor Lady" dialog-box pop up, a few minutes...
by golfmiketango
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #237 - Rich & interactive text
Replies: 70
Views: 9819

Re: Friday Facts #237 - Rich & interactive text

Regarding text: a monospaced font option would be super sweet.
by golfmiketango
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: linux: large hardware cursor obscures flying text(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

Re: linux: large hardware cursor obscures flying text(?)

That's a real solution that I expect to work completely, thanks!
by golfmiketango
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Medium/Big/Gigantic Sized Structures
Topic: Diagonal madness
Replies: 9
Views: 4785

Re: Diagonal madness

Approval and approbation! Looks completely practical.
by golfmiketango
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: linux: large hardware cursor obscures flying text(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

linux: large hardware cursor obscures flying text(?)

Sorry but this may be a confusing bug report as (a) I probably have the wrong terminology and (b) I can't figure out how to take a screen-shot of the problem, as when I do the cursor is not rendered. The best example of what I am talking about is when I am trying to select a blueprint from a bluepri...
by golfmiketango
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #235 - 0.16 stable
Replies: 122
Views: 16562

Re: Friday Facts #235 - 0.16 stable

Aeternus beat me to my main comment: it's very, very plausible that some kind of sandboxing or virus... er, anti-virus.... they are kind of the same thing aren't they? ... is at fault for the jump outside of factorio. These are, as you may know, analogous to LD_PRELOAD sandboxes on linux and interpo...

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