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by Adamo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Modding discussion
Topic: Removing fluid temperature - thoughts?
Replies: 93
Views: 6251

Re: Removing fluid temperature - thoughts?

I played around a lot with temperatures while making my physics mod. My ultimate conclusion is that, as things are, the *only* real dependency for temperature is the "max temp" value of the consumer (most of the time energy, but there's also the case of using steam to make things, where clearly the...
by Adamo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Modding discussion
Topic: Removing fluid temperature - thoughts?
Replies: 93
Views: 6251

Re: Removing fluid temperature - thoughts?

I played around a lot with temperatures while making my physics mod. My ultimate conclusion is that, as things are, the *only* real dependency for temperature is the "max temp" value of the consumer (most of the time energy, but there's also the case of using steam to make things, where clearly the ...
by Adamo
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.17+] Adamo Mods
Replies: 70
Views: 3918

Re: [MOD 0.17+] Adamo Mods

I would normally not double-post, but the above was already a monster. I'm not sure what went wrong when you tried it, but the electric energy source works fine as far as I can tell. I've pushed a 1x1 5MW "Electric Heater" into ANE 0.0.2, if you want to verify and/or use any of my prototypes. https...
by Adamo
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.17+] Adamo Mods
Replies: 70
Views: 3918

Re: [MOD 0.17+] Adamo Mods

it's just weird and bothering me that energy_source={type="electric",usage_priority="secondary-input"} doesn't work. I know exactly what you mean. That said, this has led me down an interesting path of reading [...] If starting from "ground zero", I would probably propose something like this to bal...
by Adamo
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Pending
Topic: [0.17.76] Info in Crafting Menu Tooltip for Fluid-powered Boiler does not include Efficiency Calculation
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: [0.17.76] Info in Crafting Menu Tooltip for Fluid-powered Boiler does not include Efficiency Calculation

So, is there a bug or not? Can you attach some screenshots showing the problem? There is a bug, yes, which is exactly as I've described. It will be easily seen if someone uses those two mods, or any other mod that has a fluid-powered entity with an effectivity setting, since that efficiency won't b...
by Adamo
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Pending
Topic: [0.17.76] Info in Crafting Menu Tooltip for Fluid-powered Boiler does not include Efficiency Calculation
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: [0.17.76] Info in Crafting Menu Tooltip for Fluid-powered Boiler does not include Efficiency Calculation

TruePikachu wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:36 am
The different energy source is likely still relevant, however; the tooltip might not be implemented for fluid consumers.
I suspect this is what is causing the bug, yes.
by Adamo
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Pending
Topic: [0.17.76] Info in Crafting Menu Tooltip for Fluid-powered Boiler does not include Efficiency Calculation
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: [0.17.76] Info in Crafting Menu Tooltip for Fluid-powered Boiler does not include Efficiency Calculation

Well, I might mention that the `energy_source` for the vanilla entity `boiler` is `type="burner"` and has `effectivity=1` in its definition, while the `gas-boiler` from the first linked mod uses `type="fluid"` and doesn't specify `effectivity` . The efficiencies will be applied if you also use the ...
by Adamo
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.17+] Adamo Mods
Replies: 70
Views: 3918

Re: [MOD 0.17+] Adamo Mods

Sorry took me so long to respond; I just realized this conversation was going on. Thanks for the interest, guys. I'm touched! A couple of thoughts, yes. First off, so awesome that you started an extension mod, and I'll support it however I can. I'm pleased you mentioned in particular liking that th...
by Adamo
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Pending
Topic: [0.17.76] Info in Crafting Menu Tooltip for Fluid-powered Boiler does not include Efficiency Calculation
Replies: 6
Views: 215

[0.17.76] Info in Crafting Menu Tooltip for Fluid-powered Boiler does not include Efficiency Calculation

When one mouses over the gas-fired boiler entity from my gas-boiler mod, or, I assume, any other fluid-powered boiler, the tooltip includes the correct efficiency and the efficiency-based total power usage of the entity. Same with the vanilla boiler, fuel-powered. In the crafting menu, the vanilla b...
by Adamo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where do you see the End Game
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: Where do you see the End Game

The end goal of Factorio is landing an engineering job.
by Adamo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Power switches should be 1x1
Replies: 43
Views: 1776

Re: Power switches should be 1x1

(Non-constant) Combinators obviously have input and output - while the power switch has 2 sides without any preferences. In both cases, it seems like the minimum size for using them while keeping the "targeting" easy is 1x2. OK, now I think I've got what you mean. Come to think of it, I know very l...
by Adamo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Modding discussion
Topic: Balancing recipes?
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Balancing recipes?

Sorry, I'm not making a mod. Factorio masses are definitely way off what's realistic, but we're also carrying around 10 nuclear reactors in the same pocket space we're holding 200 gun magazines. For the "realism" factor again, you could divide power requirements in factorio by 100 and it'd be far c...
by Adamo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Power switches should be 1x1
Replies: 43
Views: 1776

Re: Power switches should be 1x1

You're going to hate my new quarter-sized combinators, then. Yes, that sounds horrible. I'd like to see a 3x3 or 2x2 combinator "box" which pops open to reveal a Factorissimo-style space where you lay out regular-sized combinators. Hmm. I WAS just kidding, Deadlock, but I could actually see doing s...
by Adamo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Modding discussion
Topic: Balancing recipes?
Replies: 13
Views: 570

Re: Balancing recipes?

Further, uranium in real life is even more stupidly efficient than Factorio's. Even a few percent enriched fuel (not sure the kg, but not a lot) can last reactors over a year for hundreds of megawatts. It'd be more interesting to have to process the nuclear fuel into a slurry, and pipe the slurry i...
by Adamo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Power switches should be 1x1
Replies: 43
Views: 1776

Re: Power switches should be 1x1

Deadlock989 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Yes. Yes, I do. Severe astigmatism and near-sightedness.
You're going to hate my new quarter-sized combinators, then.
by Adamo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where do you see the End Game
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: Where do you see the End Game

The endgame is persistent clusterio servers with biters on.
by Adamo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Oil Yield decreasing rate confusion.
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: Oil Yield decreasing rate confusion.

OK, so, I haven't strongly tested this, but I did setup a similar resource prototype, and based on the prototype values that an oil-like resource uses, I THINK the way it works is as follows. If anyone can tell me where I'm wrong, please do. The map displays a percentage, but a percentage of what? T...
by Adamo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #315 - New test servers
Replies: 69
Views: 8230

Re: Friday Facts #315 - New test servers

Guys, they have to test on hardware approaching what the buyers of the game will have... if you start talking about "blades", aren't you going into very specific server hardware ? Personally, I think you're right. You can buy blades that have similar hardware to gamer hardware, but it's not the pri...
by Adamo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: A Case for Balancing Nuclear Power
Replies: 83
Views: 4830

Re: A Case for Balancing Nuclear Power

To be clear, are you saying that the turbine simply shuts down when you tried to put steam above 1000C into it? Because I think that's expected. The prototype definition for the generator (the type of which the turbine is) includes a value for "maximum_temperature", but it doesn't explain exactly w...
by Adamo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.17+] Adamo Mods
Replies: 70
Views: 3918

Re: [MOD 0.17+] Adamo Mods

I don't have time this second to digest and respond to everything you've said, so I will come back to it. I just wanted to point out quickly that you may not be as confused as you think you are. You are completely correct that each water line into the reactor will require two offshore pumps. Since ...

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