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by Mauslag PIngman
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Created a scenario with some oil resources
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Created a scenario with some oil resources

Better late than never. Glad you responded. I'll give that a try.
by Mauslag PIngman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Isnt Factorio for Casual Players? Help with some tips
Replies: 15
Views: 2666

Re: Isnt Factorio for Casual Players? Help with some tips

It was a big day for me when I realized how important it was to keep my belts pure. If you have stuff showing up on your belts on the left side and then the right side sometimes that always ends in trouble. You're going to need a lot of gray belts, yellow inserters and green circuits. If you hit you...
by Mauslag PIngman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The virus has caused a factorio type of problem
Replies: 10
Views: 4421

Re: The virus has caused a factorio type of problem

Nah, the Chinese are smart. They know how to control the outbreak, but they also know how to prevent the outbreak or at least most of these outbreaks. This isn't the only one. SARS was also caused by this bushmeat problem and so was Ebola. They don't like to admit their mistakes just like Donald and...
by Mauslag PIngman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The virus has caused a factorio type of problem
Replies: 10
Views: 4421

Re: The virus has caused a factorio type of problem

If it wasn't for the internet, education, doctors and more enlightened policies this could have been the swine flu again with more than 65 million dead worldwide. In 1918 doctors had little say in how the military should behave. They put people in barracks while they trained for WW1. It was cold and...
by Mauslag PIngman
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The virus has caused a factorio type of problem
Replies: 10
Views: 4421

The virus has caused a factorio type of problem

I think this is the most frightening plague I've lived to see. Its not too bad in the USA at this point. Almost 450 cases in the USA at this point, but it could get worse. So far I've quit restaurants. I hesitate to go out and do anything. The situation in China is nuts. Apparantly their heavy hande...
by Mauslag PIngman
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Biters eat pollution?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Biters eat pollution?

Its too bad I can't research some colorful wall that the biters can't eat. Build a pen and fill it with biter eggs and let them absorb pollution in deforested, heavily polluted areas.
by Mauslag PIngman
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Biters eat pollution?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Biters eat pollution?

Do biters actually eliminate pollution? I knew trees and earth did. I shut down as much coal powered stuff as I could when I built nuclear but have only had a modest pull back of pollution. I used a blueprint to create a factory, but now my factory has blue triangle icons in the center of each assem...
by Mauslag PIngman
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Battle is frustrating
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Battle is frustrating

I've automated poison capsules and I'm getting better at the battle. My 4 personal lasers are tearing them up without me even having to aim and I've got 4 exoskeletons so I can get out of most situations. I think I might be moving faster than with the tank. Is there no way to use flame turrets effec...
by Mauslag PIngman
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Battle is frustrating
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Battle is frustrating

I think the problem is that I never automated the various capsules and my inventory is usually over stuffed. I'll have to give your ideas a try. I did try nukes a few months ago with the rocket launcher. It worked nice but when it gets hectic it is very easy to kill yourself. I noticed that biters n...
by Mauslag PIngman
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Battle is frustrating
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Battle is frustrating

Thanks to the replies in this thread I tried making 3 exoskeletons, 2 portable fusion reactors, laser defense and lots of poison capsules and I've been running right into the nest complexes and decimating the worm clusters. Its actually fun and new to me. Got me out of a rut so thanks to all but esp...
by Mauslag PIngman
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Battle is frustrating
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Battle is frustrating

I haven't done any purple or yellow science yet so I've got the less spacious armor. Room for only 2 exoskeletons and my roboport doesn't work. Apparantly doesn't have enough power with just batteries. It needs the personal fusion reactor that I haven't researched yet. The artillery is weird. It doe...
by Mauslag PIngman
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Battle is frustrating
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Battle is frustrating

I've been fighting biters with my tank and laser turrets. I'm not thinking that this is brilliant fighting so far. The range on the cannon is so short and you don't get a green disc of range like you get with the grenades so you don't even know if you're going to hit your biter nest when you fire. T...
by Mauslag PIngman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Maps and Scenarios
Topic: New at creating a scenario
Replies: 0
Views: 712

New at creating a scenario

I ran into some problems when I tried to use the factorio editor on version 16. I placed a bunch of oil resources and pump jacks. I also placed a nuclear plant and steam boilers nearby. The pump jacks pumped, but nothing came out of the oil resources. I'd also filled a chest with crude oil barrels b...
by Mauslag PIngman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Created a scenario with some oil resources
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Created a scenario with some oil resources

I was using the editor to create a scenario. I laid down a bunch of oil resources but when I went to play the scenario no oil was being pumped. The jacks were moving up and down, but they did not extract any oil at all. For the longest time I thought they just weren't getting electricity and they we...
by Mauslag PIngman
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: I'm out of steam and low on power
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: I'm out of steam and low on power

Sorry, wrote some of this yesterday.... It worked. I more than doubled my heat exchangers and that took care of it. I think all the steam turbines are running now. I deactivate dozens of steam engines too, to cut down on pollution. I have too much oil though. Seems like it doesn't miss the power fro...
by Mauslag PIngman
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: I'm out of steam and low on power
Replies: 5
Views: 663

I'm out of steam and low on power

I have four nuclear reactors, all burning nuclear fuel as they have been for several real time days. I had been collecting steam in many tanks from this and shipping it by train across the map to fill more tanks and run power out in the distance. I also have dozens of old fashioned steam engines run...
by Mauslag PIngman
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: I've been looking for the next Factorio or Kerbal
Replies: 7
Views: 4345

Re: I've been looking for the next Factorio or Kerbal

Tried Hexells once and to me its just work. I have Opus Magnum, which I think is Zachtronics and its an excellent and beautiful game but as it gets harder I lose interest. Dwarf Fortress is something I looked at once and it would take some work to get into that. I use the easier games to get educate...
by Mauslag PIngman
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: I've been looking for the next Factorio or Kerbal
Replies: 7
Views: 4345

I've been looking for the next Factorio or Kerbal

I've got a lot of hours on this game. Hours, not mastery, but I'm a little tired of it after 1700 hours. I tried to give fortresscraft another go and have no idea how to begin and am pretty annoyed with that game. I fiddled around with Railway Empire and don't see what I'm even supposed to do to get...
by Mauslag PIngman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: You know you play Factorio too much when...
Replies: 155
Views: 209406

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

https://youtu.be/6GkdCiqsFUI?t=26 Some music Child protective services knocks on your door because they want to talk to you about an incident at school and the naming convention of your children, but you don't think there's anything odd about naming your sons Biter, Buffer, Splitter and Blue Express...
by Mauslag PIngman
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: My tale of woe (train signal problems)
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: My tale of woe (train signal problems)

That's an interesting way to look at it. I've made a rail signal test, mostly using one way track, but there is one branch that has one way and two way track and it all works fine. I have lines that merge onto the main loop and I have loops that cross the main loop and all the trains are moving, abo...

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