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by Serenity
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Advanced railway logic
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Advanced railway logic

There are mods for that sort of stuff. Train Supply Manager or Logistics Train Network
by Serenity
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blueprint Library Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 1648

Re: Blueprint Library Feedback

In that case, what about simply removing the ability to hotlink from hotbar directly to the blueprint library? If you want to use a blueprint from the hotbar, it must be moved or copied into inventory first. Thoughts? Noooo. One of the reasons for the linking is to stop cluttering up your inventory...
by Serenity
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Combinator magic help ?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Combinator magic help ?

Not sure if this applies to Factorio combinators as well (it's ultimately C++ under the hood), but in regular programming right-shifting negative numbers is a huge trap as they are stored in two-complement
by Serenity
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blueprint Library Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 1648

Re: Blueprint Library Feedback

But regular items work as shortcuts too. You also remove those with the middle mouse button. And you no longer put actual things in the quickbar. So it's perfectly logical that it's a link to the BPL Maybe you shouldn't be allowed to delete things directly from the quickbar at all. And the game coul...
by Serenity
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: What is a good way to refill ammo and place guns?
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: What is a good way to refill ammo and place guns?

It depends a bit on if you play deathworld or not. In a non-deathworld game you can just place some turrets around to start with and drop 50-100 ammo in each. That will take care of everything for a good while. Building a large wall per hand is just a waste of time there. Reinforce points under pres...
by Serenity
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blueprint Library Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 1648

Re: Blueprint Library Feedback

Shortcuts are great and intuitive. Things being actual items the hotbar was a horrible misstep. In retrospect even the developers can't quite understand how they ever thought it was a good idea Having x thousand hours just means you are used to how certain things work. How new players deal with this...
by Serenity
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Completely demolishing your factory because it doesn't seem to support everything you want.
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Completely demolishing your factory because it doesn't seem to support everything you want.

Have you discovered modules and beacons yet? They drastically cut down on the space you need later on. You can do one blue belt of green circuits for example with a handful of machines. Beaconed oil also hugely increases the output in almost the same footprint, whereas normally you'd need a ridiculo...
by Serenity
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Moving world from 0.17 to 1.0
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Moving world from 0.17 to 1.0

1.0 isn't really a huge change. It's all polishing. Migrating to it isn't any different than going to 0.18
by Serenity
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Completely demolishing your factory because it doesn't seem to support everything you want.
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Completely demolishing your factory because it doesn't seem to support everything you want.

There will always be cases where you have to redo something because it doesn't work or you didn't place or space something correctly. But in time you will learn what you need in the future and can plan ahead more. It's possible to build things in a way that supports scaling up. Up to a point at leas...
by Serenity
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Do not understand rail setup
Replies: 22
Views: 683

Re: Do not understand rail setup

The implementation isn't really much different from railroad simulation games. They have exactly the same concepts. I have my rail blueprints, but I also often do simple junctions, like splitting a stop from a main line, manually. It's not difficult. Especially with dual track. You complicated thing...
by Serenity
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1188
Views: 162245

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

You don't really need to enter. You can hook up power and belts on the right side and use it that way Biters may be set to peaceful. Or they aren't in the pollution cloud. Biters don't really attack things just because they are there. They send attack groups to main pollution sources and attack thin...
by Serenity
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Need help with setting a contidition for an inserter and a train
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Need help with setting a contidition for an inserter and a train

It is still relatively early game so nothing too fancy yet It's easy to set up a dedicated train even then. Roboports and logistics chests can be added later. It also means you don't need filter inserters to unload the ore (although that can be useful to prevent the wrong stuff from being unloaded ...
by Serenity
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Need help with setting a contidition for an inserter and a train
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Need help with setting a contidition for an inserter and a train

The easiest way is to not use the logic system, but to filter the cargo wagon for specific items Otherwise, reading train contents doesn't work in manual mode In general I'd recommend a dedicated defense supply train though. Because you will have other outposts later. Also sections of wall. And you ...
by Serenity
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Stile Tool Belt
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: New Stile Tool Belt

You mean the quickbar? The old one was really bad in retrospect. It was an extra inventory, so there was a constant conflict between what you have there and what you have in the inventory. Now everything is just a shortcut to your inventory. Which means when have several hundred pieces of a particul...
by Serenity
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How do I use control signals to set stack size on an inserter?
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: How do I use control signals to set stack size on an inserter?

That depends on what you want exactly. You want to read the number of items in a box. So you need to do something with that
by Serenity
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Confused about Research process
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Confused about Research process

You can play 0.18. There aren't and radical changes. Mostly it's just about the UI, sounds and optimization

It might actually be better to learn the game with all the new stuff now. Rather than get used to some things in 0.17
by Serenity
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Is Storage useless?
Replies: 18
Views: 2971

Re: Is Storage useless?

boxes didnt fill up despite putting them next to something (anyone know why that is?) You need inserters to move stuff between assembling machines and boxes. Make sure to limit them either with the slots in the boxes or a circuit condition on the inserter. You usually don't want to fill entire boxes.
by Serenity
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #353 - Trailer update
Replies: 38
Views: 4803

Re: Friday Facts #353 - Trailer update

I never really liked the gameplay trailer. The old main trailer is fantastic though. I love the part where the biters appear and then their attack force gets run over by a train. Will be good to see have that updated.
by Serenity
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Confused about Research process
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Confused about Research process

Also, click on the magnifying glass in the top right to search for items
by Serenity
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Confused about Research process
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Confused about Research process

You need to put the science bottles into labs: https://wiki.factorio.com/Lab Generally you handcraft 10 red science to get Automation 1: https://wiki.factorio.com/Automation_(research) That gets you the assembly machine. From there on you can automate science production. At the very beginning a sing...

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