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by Chthon
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [Rseding91] [0.17.7] Mods mismatch detected incorrectly
Replies: 19
Views: 3271

Re: [Rseding91] [0.17.7] Mods mismatch detected incorrectly

Ok, it's now fixed for 0.17.8 which I'll see if we can send out early tomorrow. In the meantime you'll need to roll back to 0.17.6 with your modded servers. That would be great, if my 0.17.6 server could in fact load the map that it just updated to 0.17.7, but it can't. It throws an error, and then...
by Chthon
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Questions, reviews and ratings
Topic: Solar Thermal Mod Inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Solar Thermal Mod Inquiry

3) This power is not without cost, while there is no chemical emissions to be had, there is heat pollutions. From a gameplay perspective sure. From a physical perspective...hihi. Solar Arrays don't produce heat :P. I didn't say it created heat, I said it causes heat pollution. The collected light c...
by Chthon
Sat May 26, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Questions, reviews and ratings
Topic: Solar Thermal Mod Inquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Solar Thermal Mod Inquiry

I've got a mod idea, but before I work on it, I want to ask a few questions of the community, as I haven't made a mod before. First, lets get it out of the way, are there any solar thermal mods out there that I'd be copying? I'm talking about both mods that focus large areas of mirrors on a tower, a...
by Chthon
Thu May 24, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Frequently Suggested / Link Collections
Topic: Poll: Should belts use energy (and Offshore Pumps etc...)
Replies: 67
Views: 13413

Re: Poll: Should belts use energy (and Offshore Pumps etc...)

This is an old topic, but I would like to point out that a Twitch streamer named DarkTwinge has been playing Beltless Factorio, using inserters instead of belts. His power consumption is a little high, but not nearly as high as I've heard arguments in the past against this. I still vote that powered...
by Chthon
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Modding discussion
Topic: Factorio Modding API
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Factorio Modding API

Is there an API for catching calls to the train network for path finding? Currently the Factorio path finding for trains is inefficient, and it shows very easily on my computer at times. I know how to fix it, if I could intercept calls for train routing. However looking at the API here http://lua-ap...
by Chthon
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Train Overpass
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Train Overpass

I just had a thought for a mod idea, but it comes with a few complications that I don't know if I can deal with, without the feature being added to vanilla. Train overpasses. The idea may sound simple, after all, we have underground belts already, and it can be treated much in the way as a train tun...
by Chthon
Fri May 30, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Map Display/warning for out of ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Map Display/warning for out of ammo

Well, I'm not sure if I do things differently, but I find myself switching over to laser turrets waaaay before I get far enough in that the logistics or circuit network comes into play. (Largely due to not needing to restock ammo) That's pretty much why everyone switches, but in theory a regular tu...
by Chthon
Fri May 30, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Trains vs conveyors?
Replies: 108
Views: 46863

Re: Trains vs conveyors?

Trains have saved my bacon when running from 40-50 big biters, where a conveyor wouldn't have done anything. Nothing better than running along side the tracks with 4 HP, hoping a train would come by and smash all of the, just to have it happen and suddenly you survive!
by Chthon
Thu May 29, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Power poles/ power lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1481

Re: Power poles/ power lines

It could be worse. They could put power lines between the poles and each item needing power :)
by Chthon
Wed May 28, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Map Display/warning for out of ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Map Display/warning for out of ammo

Better yet, how about an upgraded turret that integrates with the logistics network and requests it's own ammo? Those kind of items already have alerts, like construction jobs with no workers assigned.
by Chthon
Tue May 27, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Add-ons to existing buildings
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Add-ons to existing buildings

And as I said, you would have to come up with a good reason for the differentiation :) The truth is, it is very similar to the module system. It should be able to do something the module system cannot do to be worthwhile. I still think my idea of allowing it to feed in basic, one ingredient, product...
by Chthon
Mon May 26, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Add-ons to existing buildings
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Add-ons to existing buildings

I'm not too clear on what you can do in this vein very effectively. Beacons right now already confer module effects to nearby machines, though at reduced effect. However this means adding module slots is probably out. You also want to avoid adding module effects as well as this would also cross that...
by Chthon
Mon May 26, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Construction Robotics Trains
Replies: 6
Views: 1276

Re: Construction Robotics Trains

Also, due to the power requirement, roboports are also meant for short range transport. Medium is possible, but the larger the area, the more prohibitive the cost becomes. It falls under N^2 for power requirement, where N = Radius of the network. The biggest issue is that if you don't build the netw...
by Chthon
Mon May 26, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tech Tree nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: Tech Tree nonsense

A research queue would be nice so you don't have to keep thinking about which techs you want. If you have a research queue, maybe you could double click on an item and all the prerequisite techs and subcomponent techs queue up for you automatically. Yes, it would be nice, but it wouldn't work or do...
by Chthon
Mon May 26, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do you NEED oil to progress?
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Do you NEED oil to progress?

Zordah wrote:Thanks for the reply. So it WILL work just very slowly after the reserves are used up - that's good to know.

I don't mind slow as long as I don't get overrun by biters :D
Don't worry, they only bite on Sundays.
by Chthon
Mon May 26, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Roboports may request bots
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: Roboports may request bots

As for the OP's problem: I find that the easiest way to deal with this is to have a construction bot assembler and have them store the output in a chest. I have not tested if this allows logistics bots to pick them up. My main problem is that I haven't found a way to count the amount of constructio...
by Chthon
Sun May 25, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Rocketry and Asteroid Mining
Replies: 7
Views: 2025

Re: Rocketry and Asteroid Mining

...but having grown up in Florida and having made many trips to Cape Canaveral... I am insanely jealous. When my kids are old enough to go to Disneyworld there will be a mandatory detour to Cape Canaveral. :) For Factorio I don't think you would need to look beyond RP-1, hydrogen, and oxygen. These...
by Chthon
Sun May 25, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do you NEED oil to progress?
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Do you NEED oil to progress?

You can never actually run out of oil, though you will eventually find your wells drawing only .1/s which is tiny when you need 10 cured to make 3 heavy, 3 light, and 4 methane (1:4.5:5.5 if you have advanced) With 2 wells producing .2/s total, this means it will take 50 seconds to get even one oil ...
by Chthon
Sun May 25, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tech Tree nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Tech Tree nonsense

I've been noticing this for a few things. A tech requires X and Y to research, but also needs Z to become useful. My most recent example is Railway. It requires Logistics 2 and Steel processing to research, but once you've done so you will quickly find out that you also need Engines to make an engin...
by Chthon
Sat May 24, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Change top speed behaviour of trains
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

Re: Change top speed behaviour of trains

Not every wagon has brakes. Especially in coal powered trains you'd not find many wagons with brakes. But even if they have, a heavier train will have a longer brake distance. Just compare average brake distance of a long coal train vs. a passenger train ;) Do they really have? Mass (weight) should...

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