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by Mullematsch
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Smart Furnace - Setting Filters
Replies: 17
Views: 5712

Re: Smart Furnace - Setting Filters

Managed to get it to work even if the belt is completely filled up: Have the two inserters on a clock so that way I can detect the item count in the chest and guarantee that the furnace does not get stuck. Definitely works but there should be a better way to fix this issue. Might attempt to use the ...
by Mullematsch
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Smart Furnace - Setting Filters
Replies: 17
Views: 5712

Re: Smart Furnace - Setting Filters

Should be an easy fix though since the inserter which puts stuff in the buffer chest has no wires attached to it so I can just add some logic for that. I will build this design in my world soon and then post the final version again! :) The inserter that is loading the buffer chest has the same limi...
by Mullematsch
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Smart Furnace - Setting Filters
Replies: 17
Views: 5712

Re: Smart Furnace - Setting Filters

The problem with this is that the buffer chest may get overfilled with items because there is no prevention for that in your build. And once the chest has more than >5 items the Filter Stack Inserter won't give a damn about the fact that there are too many items in the chest... meaning it will ente...
by Mullematsch
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Smart Furnace - Setting Filters
Replies: 17
Views: 5712

Smart Furnace - Setting Filters

I have been messing around with the new mechanic that inserters can automatically have their filters set. Using this, it is very easy to set up a smart furnace which can smelt copper/iron as well as stone bricks and steel. Also could smelt more if they would add ores or you would build this in modde...
by Mullematsch
Thu May 26, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accidentally Overwrote my Save
Replies: 13
Views: 3998

Re: Accidentally Overwrote my Save

It's actually a reasonable suggestion to check before overwriting. I'm not sure what would be simplest in Factorio's code, but it could give an 'are you sure?' dialog if the world seed is different. Would probably catch most cases. As always, it's up to the Dev's to decide if it's worth the trouble...
by Mullematsch
Thu May 26, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accidentally Overwrote my Save
Replies: 13
Views: 3998

Re: Accidentally Overwrote my Save

Work on a word document for 200 hours. Don't make backups of it. Overwrite it with a random doc you've just created (invitation for your kid's birthday party you want to send to your fellow parents). Cry a lot. This is not Factorio's fault. It's a typical PEBCAK :). I am currently playing 5 games a...
by Mullematsch
Thu May 26, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accidentally Overwrote my Save
Replies: 13
Views: 3998

Re: Accidentally Overwrote my Save

If your computer is creating system restore points then you have a ghost file of your save at each of those points. Depending on your OS you may be able to right click the parent folder or file and select restore previous version. You can also download a ghost file viewer which will allow you to br...
by Mullematsch
Thu May 26, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accidentally Overwrote my Save
Replies: 13
Views: 3998

Re: Accidentally Overwrote my Save

If your computer is creating system restore points then you have a ghost file of your save at each of those points. Depending on your OS you may be able to right click the parent folder or file and select restore previous version. You can also download a ghost file viewer which will allow you to br...
by Mullematsch
Thu May 26, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accidentally Overwrote my Save
Replies: 13
Views: 3998

Re: Accidentally Overwrote my Save

Wow, that sucks. I guess now I have a reason to start over but this is really unfortunate. Slipped while saving since my good mouse broke that day, you double click accidentally on the wrong save and everything is gone. I cannot believe that Factorio just overwrites a safe (one 50h, one 200h - one m...
by Mullematsch
Thu May 26, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accidentally Overwrote my Save
Replies: 13
Views: 3998

Re: Accidentally Overwrote my Save

Also my saves are not backed up to the steam cloud. Never connected my account to steam. :?
by Mullematsch
Thu May 26, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accidentally Overwrote my Save
Replies: 13
Views: 3998

Accidentally Overwrote my Save

So I was playing in my modded Factorio world and accidentally saved that one to my vanilla world (close to 200h). I saw in a couple threads (for real no confirmation before you overwrite your safe :x :x :x ) to go to the save folder and try to restore a previous version. That does not work for me al...
by Mullematsch
Mon May 23, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Making Etho's Watson in Factorio
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Making Etho's Watson in Factorio

I will start working on this as soon as the new update is out. For the most part, I already know how to build him but with the new additions in the update it should be a bit easier. Next I will probably look into a way of playing with Watson (thought it was Wilson?). In my world tour video you can s...
by Mullematsch
Mon May 23, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Smart Furnace - load-balanced, demand-based, and tileable
Replies: 48
Views: 12545

Re: Smart Furnace - load-balanced, demand-based, and tileable

This looks pretty neat. But that are a lot of combinators for what this thing is really doing. Smelting exactly 10 copper plates is nice but you could also just detect it at the end of your belt (storage area). Of course you would always smelt 50 too much but that is not really a problem. I build so...
by Mullematsch
Thu May 19, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Show your Creations
Topic: World Tour (150h)
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: World Tour (150h)

:lol: I love the zoo! haha I have a love, hate relationship with it. One one side I like it, on the other side, I lose a robot every 5 minutes because they keep flying through it. :( Except that it adds a bit to the base as well as it helps with pollution so building like 10+ might actually be wort...
by Mullematsch
Thu May 19, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Show your Creations
Topic: World Tour (150h)
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

World Tour (150h)

Hello everyone! :) I have been really enjoying Factorio and I am pretty happy with the world I created after playing a bit more than 150h. I should mention that when I started this world I did not really know what I was doing so a lot of the crafting could be optimized (ratios are pretty bad)! :roll...
by Mullematsch
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Random Number Generator
Replies: 16
Views: 5430

Re: Random Number Generator

Here is an improved version that should be closer to what you want. LCG2.png Top Row: 1,2. Memory cell and timer that controls how often the random number refreshes. Currently it is set to one second (60 ticks), but you can change it to whatever you want. One hour = 216000 ticks. Just be sure to se...
by Mullematsch
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wood!
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: Wood!

I set up my fuel belt which goes to all the trains in a way that it will first use wood. If there is no wood in the system it will use coal and if I have neither of those two it uses solid fuel. :) I used to do that....until one of my trains ran out of fuel I think it ended up with 1 stack and 1 pi...
by Mullematsch
Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wood!
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: Wood!

I set up my fuel belt which goes to all the trains in a way that it will first use wood. If there is no wood in the system it will use coal and if I have neither of those two it uses solid fuel. :)
by Mullematsch
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Random Number Generator
Replies: 16
Views: 5430

Re: Random Number Generator

Thank you to everyone for all the input and the nice suggestions. Definitively helped me out a lot and some useful stuff for the future for sure. Here is a pure combinator solution. LCG.png The first two combinators are a linear congruential generator , specifically the Visual C++ LCG. The third com...
by Mullematsch
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Random Number Generator
Replies: 16
Views: 5430

Random Number Generator

Hello everyone, I am looking for a way to have "something" generate a random number/output. To simplify this the basic concept, I am trying to get to work is having x amount of lamps and have one of them randomly turn on. Any idea how I could achieve this? Inserters do not take a random item from a ...

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