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by stellatedHex
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Efficiency modules need a downside
Replies: 62
Views: 10863

Re: Efficiency modules need a downside

Diminishing returns can be done without any arbitrary limits and tables and such: just make the efficiency modules multiplicative instead of additive. So if I have 2 tier 3 efficiency modules, it doesnt reduce power by .5+.5=100%, it reduces power by (1-.5)*(1-.5)=75%
by stellatedHex
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Tetris... in Factorio?
Replies: 47
Views: 30960

Re: Tetris... in Factorio?

Actually, I really wouldn't worry about it. It has been demonstrated that in specific contexts, including those in which robots sometimes fight giant malevolent bugs, computers can only breach extradimensional space if they are aesthetically sinister (Clevinger, 2009). Sinisterness is incredibly dif...
by stellatedHex
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Efficiency modules need a downside
Replies: 62
Views: 10863

Re: Efficiency modules need a downside

The problem with these proposals is that they ignore that all of these things are weighted differently, hence the reason for the "lopsided" modules in the base game. Energy is easier to come by, so efficiency modules have no downside, to make their use practical. Time is at a bit of a premium, but n...
by stellatedHex
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chaining wires for 0.13
Replies: 38
Views: 5605

Re: Chaining wires for 0.13

Ooh, I also second (third?) moosfet's suggestion. I don't usually use stars, but when I do I prefer Dos Equos I use poles. And a chain that alternates between poles and other objects is practically always more legible going from pole to pole with side trips.
by stellatedHex
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.13.4] Enemies killing each other
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: [0.13.4] Enemies killing each other

I'd say it's definitely a bug, but it's a bug with TheSAguy's mod, not with Factorio.
by stellatedHex
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: [0.13.3] logic combinator
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

Re: [0.13.3] logic combinator

Hmm, I don't think your XOR works. If positive numbers are all TRUE, then 2 XOR 3 should be 0. You probably would need 4 combinators to do XOR (3 if A and B use the same signal). I think a superior schema would be to use 0 and 1, all using the same channel, where signals that don't conform are divid...
by stellatedHex
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chaining wires for 0.13
Replies: 38
Views: 5605

Re: Chaining wires for 0.13

Everyone (in this thread so far) seems to agree that wire chaining should return, including me.
It'd be cool if wire chaining was the default, but holding shift had the origin point not move, and if holding shift while disconnecting a wire allowed chain disconnects.
by stellatedHex
Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Factorio in Factorio v0.4
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Re: Factorio in Factorio v0.4

I started labeling versions to keep track of everything! I feel so organized. v0.4 converted more of the arithmetic combinators to deciders, and added the ability of straight belts to act as T or + junctions. It turns outputting to multiple cells is harder than inputting from multiple cells, though,...
by stellatedHex
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Factorio in Factorio v0.4
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Re: Factorio in Factorio

I fit the belts into a proper square tile, and fixed the flashy-annoying problem by changing the lights from the green wire to the red wire. This causes moving items to smear over 2 lights at a time for single tick, but it still looks good, and since the lights are for display anyway I figure it doe...
by stellatedHex
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Combinators 101
Replies: 109
Views: 250185

Re: Combinators 101

DemiPixel wrote:
DaveMcW wrote:Lamp Anything < 0 performs an OR for you. That is how the advanced digit displays work.
That means any time something turned on in a row/column, everything would turn on in that row/column.
I think that the signal from the other row/column defaults to +something instead of 0?
by stellatedHex
Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Combinators 101
Replies: 109
Views: 250185

Re: Combinators 101

Any idea how to do an integer OR? Ideally I don't want to do all 32 bits in separate combinators :P Pretty sure your choices are doing all 32 bits in separate combinators and doing each bit 1 after the other, which would be finicky to create and take a long time (in combinator terms. a couple of ti...
by stellatedHex
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: Spliter not spliting when close to inserter
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Spliter not spliting when close to inserter

This isn't a bug. The fast serter is just picking up the plate before it goes through the splitter.
by stellatedHex
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Factorio in Factorio v0.4
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Factorio in Factorio v0.4

it can't be done Inspired by some comments in the Tetris in Factorio thread, I decided to take a swing at making a combinator Factorio. Or at least, combinator conveyor belts. I'll probably work out combinator miners, smelters, and assemblers pretty soon; they'll be put on this thread. If you want ...
by stellatedHex
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.12.x] Colorblind Ores (1.0.1)
Replies: 9
Views: 5560

Re: [MOD 0.12.x] Colorblind Ores (1.0.1)

This thread has been a lifesaver for me, and I want to make a contribution: thicker green and red wires, installed in the same way as the white pollution (as green-wire.png and red-wire.png). The green wire is also much brighter so that it stands out from the background more, and slightly bluer to h...
by stellatedHex
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Armour equipment and turrets
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Armour equipment and turrets

My guess is that it would not be super difficult. The easiest way, I think, would be to add an inventory slot for armor onto the turret, so that when you put power armor into the turret the turret gets the benefits of all the equipment. It might even be pretty easy to just add an actual armor slot f...
by stellatedHex
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Expand Circuit Network's "Each"
Replies: 12
Views: 1714

Re: Expand Circuit Network's "Each"

One problem I've run into a lot is that I'll be doing some arithmetic to some set of signals, and I want to, say, divide each of by some unrelated changeable value X (which I represent with, say, the Blue signal). The way combinators are set up now, you can't avoid passing a value through, so i have...
by stellatedHex
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Steam achivements for colorblind
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Steam achivements for colorblind

I think that the vanilla textures should just be made more colorblind-friendly, period. The worst offenders for at least one red-green colorblind person (me), are the smart inserters vs normal inserters (I think I recall that smart inserters are being replaced by filter inserters, but if filter inse...
by stellatedHex
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How can i detect an inserter or pump is working ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1408

Re: How can i detect an inserter or pump is working ?

Actually, it's much easier than that: just route the chest's signal through a delay and check if they are equal, then (optional) invert the signal. This will generate a pulse every time the inserter moves something into or out of the chest. If you need a continuous signal, there are numerous ways to...
by stellatedHex
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone feel sorry for the Biters?
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Re: Anyone feel sorry for the Biters?

Not really. They're obviously some sort of gene-engineered ecoterrorist bioweapon, designed by a native mad scientist to wipe the sapient species out before they (the sapient species) killed the planet with pollution, probably hundreds of years ago. It explains How and why they reproduce so quickly ...
by stellatedHex
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.12.x] Recursive Blueprints 0.2.0
Replies: 53
Views: 20139

Re: [MOD 0.12.x] Recursive Blueprints 0.2.0

With circuit network integration and blueprint duplication, you could absolutely make a true Von Neumann machine, making this ob jectively . You'd probably have to set copper and iron to Big, at least, and it would probably be horrendously wasteful resourcewise, but, it could definitely happen. The ...

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