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by wrtlprnft
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #186 - Marathon testing
Replies: 112
Views: 28653

Re: Friday Facts #186 - Marathon testing

Just curious… what are these 2×1 arrow entities around second 42 of the video?
by wrtlprnft
Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #10
Replies: 20
Views: 18972

Re: Friday Facts #10

does reconstruction take the full amount of resources? According to the blog entry, reconstruction only happens if the exact item corresponding to the destroyed entity is available, so I guess that's consumed. Repairs would be more interesting, considering that the player can currently “repair” for...
by wrtlprnft
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #9
Replies: 12
Views: 19742

Re: Friday Facts #9

This is quite obvious, so you'll probably already have tried that: Have you tried to use a lower optimisation setting for test builds? At least gcc is a lot faster with -O1 than with -O2.
by wrtlprnft
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: solar day night cycle info needed
Replies: 19
Views: 11170

Re: solar day night cycle info needed

If you want to know the exact timings, you can also look at these two posts by kovarex: length of a game day in real time and length of the night . According to these, an in-game day is 416.6 seconds (so the pixel arithmetic seems to be pretty accurate), and assuming a day has 24 hours, a night take...
by wrtlprnft
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.7.5
Replies: 11
Views: 18763

Re: Version 0.7.5

by wrtlprnft
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How to make steam engines go off when not needed?
Replies: 13
Views: 11625

Re: How to make steam engines go off when not needed?

How about some kind of smart valve you can put between your boilers and your engines? That might even have other uses when other liquids (oil, sewage…) are introduced :-)
by wrtlprnft
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How to make steam engines go off when not needed?
Replies: 13
Views: 11625

Re: How to make steam engines go off when not needed?

When accumulators are completely empty you have a problem: what powers the inserters for the boilers? Happens to me some times and it's really no fun to have this happen in the middle of the night. In other words: You cannot wait till till the accus completely empty, you need some kind of reserve. ...
by wrtlprnft
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: What is Time?
Replies: 8
Views: 8358

Re: What is Time?

Note that the time displayed in the recipes only equates to seconds if you're crafting yourself or using assembling machines 1 (I think). Later-tier assembling machines or ones with speed modules are considerably faster.
by wrtlprnft
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How do I use capsules?
Replies: 6
Views: 6761

Re: How do I use capsules?

I totally understand that. But is there any harm in doing that? In my mind, a player who skipped the tips and tricks would be able to use them, determine that they're useful, place them in their hotbar and sooner or later use the corresponding key and figure all this out by him/her/itself ;-) Or at ...
by wrtlprnft
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How do I use capsules?
Replies: 6
Views: 6761

Re: How do I use capsules?

Is there any reason why you can't hold them in your hand and deploy them by right clicking (same as placing buildings)? I get that this approach is not that useful in the heat of combat, but it might be more user-friendly…
by wrtlprnft
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How do I use capsules?
Replies: 6
Views: 6761

Re: How do I use capsules?

put them into your hotbar (the slots at the bottom of the screen) and press the corresponding button (number keys 1–5 for the leftmost five slots, shift + 1–5 for the others).
by wrtlprnft
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: Health bar behind other buildings
Replies: 8
Views: 5581

Re: Health bar behind other buildings

Especially for walls and turrets, you could consider having one or multiple “damaged” graphics for partially destroyed buildings.

Alternatively, health bars could be forced to the foreground by pressing the alt key (because that mode is already designed to look “bad” compared to normal mode).
by wrtlprnft
Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #5
Replies: 14
Views: 17425

Re: Friday Facts #5

So I guess if there is a graphics update or some minor feature is added to the game, all you have to do is re-record the tralier, and it will never be outdated again :-D

Can't wait to see it!
by wrtlprnft
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Riddle (not easy)
Replies: 16
Views: 17276

Re: Riddle (not easy)

[…] I figured something along these lines might work. Do you have any source as to how high the actual chance will be ( or, equivalently, the chance of a random permutation not containing a 51+-cycle ;-) )? I did some testing and only got to 29.9%. That might of course have to do with insufficient ...
by wrtlprnft
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Show your Creations
Topic: Automated Research Fort
Replies: 7
Views: 9864

Re: Automated Research Fort

I would either double the wall width or leave one tile of space between the wall and any valuable machinery, as biters can and will attack through walls.

It's definitely very aesthetically pleasing, though :-D
by wrtlprnft
Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Super compact blue FACTORIES. Made by Kwiz and Vel-master
Replies: 60
Views: 35169

Re: Super compact blue FACTORIES. Made by Kwiz and Vel-maste

ssilk wrote:Instead I recommend that everyone may post his part of the factory producing blue potion.
It doesn't quite fit the criteria of being specific to blue science packs, and I'm currently experiencing a shortage of iron plates. But still, here it goes:

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by wrtlprnft
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: New inserter
Replies: 8
Views: 12997

Re: New inserter

Holy-Fire wrote:(And this post upgraded my forum rank to "long handed inserter". How symbolic :) )
Which reminds me that filter inserters have been removed from the game, but are still a forum rank :-D
by wrtlprnft
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.7.1
Replies: 44
Views: 26199

Re: Version 0.7.1

You do know that you can middle-click on a toolbar slot to force it to only (and always, if possible) contain a specific item? This is pretty much the “rule” you're talking about. On the other hand, I might be completely missing your point…
by wrtlprnft
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #3
Replies: 16
Views: 16781

Re: Friday Facts #3

Just to make it clear: I read that note about random machines. Nevertheless, I noticed the unknown graphic and was curious as to what it might one day become :-D
by wrtlprnft
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Outdated/Not implemented
Topic: Better zooming in god mode
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Better zooming in god mode

Hi, one quick suggestion: Maybe the scroll wheel zoom function could be improved in god mode. Since there is no player or cursor or anything of that sort in the middle of the screen, it would make much more sense for zoom operations to consider the current mouse cursor position as the fixpoint for s...

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