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by bo6
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Upgrading the tank
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Re: Upgrading the tank

Maybe increase the range of the tank cannon? I like BlakeMW's note about the tank's mobility, and kiting aliens could be more effective (and fun!) if the shells have the range to hit the main body of a biter train. Plus it might make explosive shells relevant since the cannon is slightly inaccurate....
by bo6
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Chemical plants using (optional) fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Chemical plants using (optional) fuel

I never thought about why plastic requires coal. Now that you mention using fuel to heat up chemical plants, that could’ve been it. Looking at real-life processes that doesn’t make too much sense though. Polymerization in plastic making, especially for ethylene, is exothermic so external heating isn...
by bo6
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fighting Big bases.
Replies: 22
Views: 5911

Re: Fighting Big bases.

It looks like your lasers need to kill a huge number of aliens before you can even get close to those bases (Unless if that picture you posted is defending against biter attack waves). Have you tried a shock-tactic laser turret offensive? If you can punch a line of laser turrets through a base very ...
by bo6
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I need your thoughts on a mod i'm working on
Replies: 11
Views: 2285

Re: I need your thoughts on a mod i'm working on

Are these specialized assembling machines able to construct final products with just the raw materials (eg copper/iron plates => electronic circuits); or do they also need to be fed intermediate products like vanilla assemblers? Either way your mod sounds like it can make AM farms look much more int...
by bo6
Sun May 01, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Inserter to deliver a specific amount
Replies: 11
Views: 3014

Re: Inserter to deliver a specific amount

Nice, I'm glad it works now. I think I forgot to mention originally that the counter needs to have a maximum higher than the inserter count, oops. No problem, and of course; I'll try by best though since I'm still learning in Factorio too.
by bo6
Sun May 01, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Solar panels less of a no-brainer
Replies: 378
Views: 138434

Re: Solar panels less of a no-brainer

If we're trying to find ways to make solar not obsolete everything else, I like The Phoenixian's idea to get some inspiration from real life. Short of making the output of the solar panels random (I like Factorio's low load on my CPU, and I don't think anybody would notice any second-to-second varia...
by bo6
Sun May 01, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Inserter to deliver a specific amount
Replies: 11
Views: 3014

Re: Inserter to deliver a specific amount

No problem! I've had my own issues when I tried to pick up combinators. That's actually GopherAtl's pulse generator design that they posted here: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14556. But it's buried down pretty far in their post. In this design the top decider is basically a f...
by bo6
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Inserter to deliver a specific amount
Replies: 11
Views: 3014

Re: Inserter to deliver a specific amount

Sorry for the delay, I got caught up on a few things. Here's a diagram of what each of those combinators does
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by bo6
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Gun Turret - Distance Upgrade or Recycle option.
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

Re: Gun Turret - Distance Upgrade or Recycle option.

Maybe if the gun turrets can fire shotgun shells?

The shotgun is still pretty effective against big biters; and maybe it'll give the gun turrets a role other than compete with laser turrets for the highest concentrated DPS.
by bo6
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Private Message not allowed
Replies: 24
Views: 5801

Re: Private Message not allowed

Am I missing something or do I need three posts to reply to somebody's pm as well?
by bo6
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Inserter to deliver a specific amount
Replies: 11
Views: 3014

Re: Inserter to deliver a specific amount

I'm not koub but I think I have a setup that does what you're looking for. factoriopic1.png In this setup a counter keeps track of how many times an item is removed from a chest. The smart inserter only takes items out when the number of items removed is less than 9. It uses a pulse generator to det...

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