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by Ranakastrasz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Niggles and nitpicking - player preferences
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Niggles and nitpicking - player preferences

The two things I think are unusual that I do. Belt lockers. In various locations I set up a little circuit thing eith a belt that turns the belt ofd if a forbidden item goes through. This because I tend to accidently contaminate things and this ensures it isn't a complete mess. Hobbiest -> normal ->...
by Ranakastrasz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Modding help
Topic: Recipe components showing in random order
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Recipe components showing in random order

You should check the sorting string for those items. Odds are it uses that as the order.

Admittedly I never checked, so it might be the item's internal name or something else.
by Ranakastrasz
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Criticism: Belt Immunity Equipment
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Criticism: Belt Immunity Equipment

Remove it. Add the functionality to exoskeleton equipment. Alternatively. Remove it. Add it as a toggle like personal roboport or exoskeleton equipment. Alternatively Alternatively. Also my original suggestion before the equipment was added. Remove it. When standing on a belt, and not issueing a mov...
by Ranakastrasz
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Gun turret range
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Gun turret range

Either A t2 gun turret, or a range upgrade maybe? And by t2 I mean extra range and nothing else.
by Ranakastrasz
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Belt speeds
Replies: 24
Views: 706

Re: Belt speeds

Isn't the extra space taken up a problem, especially in deathworld? Or are the resource costs really that much more a problem? And yes, I always end up using red and then blue underneathies early. Mainlu because distance, partly because I upgrade everything else later but using the extra distance im...
by Ranakastrasz
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Belt speeds
Replies: 24
Views: 706

Re: Belt speeds

Considering the wide range of item crafting times and the multipliers on crafting speed in the machines, I'm not sure the factorisation of the belt speed in items/s matters much. Slowing down yellow and red in order to make 1 blue = 2 red without problems with high-speed belts might be an idea thou...
by Ranakastrasz
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Tiered difficulty for nests
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: Tiered difficulty for nests

Grenade damage is almost irrelevant to their usefulness. Sure, its 35 base damage, but there are two factors. Splash, meaning it doesn't just hit that one big biter in 6 seconds, but rather all 10 of them, plus all the non big-biters. Sure, you have to throw a bunch, but you can throw around 2/secon...
by Ranakastrasz
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Tiered difficulty for nests
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: Tiered difficulty for nests

BlueTemplar wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:25 pm
IIRC Bob's Enemies now has some spawners tiered that way ?
Yes, but there is no distribution change. The super spawners are distributed the same (Or so it seemed) as normal spawners.
by Ranakastrasz
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Tiered difficulty for nests
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: Tiered difficulty for nests

Since you can set what a specific nest type spawns (biter/spitter) if you override how new nests are created you can probably tier it that way. But I don't really have an approach on how to adjust it as of yet. Not sure if pollution per biter spawn is on the biter or the spawner, but if the spawner,...
by Ranakastrasz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Trash \ Water Pollution New Challanges
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Trash \ Water Pollution New Challanges

Reminds me of Super Energy Apocalypse Recycled.

And as long as you can't just put it in chests then shoot the chests, this seems like it could be interesting.
by Ranakastrasz
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.17.x] Modular Armor Revamp
Replies: 324
Views: 71152

Re: [MOD 0.17.x] Modular Armor Revamp

Huh. Graphics is the last think I was thinking about. Mainly it was just that if everything is 2x2, and the grid is a multiple of 2x2, cutting both to multiples of 1x1 would have no effect, except that you could no longer place stuff in odd positions, wasting time fixing it. But yea, I'll drop that....
by Ranakastrasz
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.17.x] Modular Armor Revamp
Replies: 324
Views: 71152

Re: [MOD 0.17.x] Modular Armor Revamp

Alright. I made a standalone armor size revamp mod, and am considered how much of this mod I am just going to throw out in general. https://mods.factorio.com/mod/modular-armor-resize The whole thing is just overly complicated, and most of the stuff it was intended to resolve is now either vanilla, o...
by Ranakastrasz
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Worth it or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Worth it or not?

The game is very freeform, so if you want structure, concrete goals to work towards, you have to provide them yourself. Generally you have a few innate ones, but the sheer amount of options, and lack of direction can be problematic. In other words, the demo/tutorial, old and new, neither are really ...
by Ranakastrasz
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #312 - Fluid mixing saga & Landfill terrain
Replies: 144
Views: 17090

Re: Friday Facts #312 - Fluid mixing saga & Landfill terrain

Why are you trying to idiotproof Factorio? The game itself needs a certain level of mental dexterity, I do not think you need to go to such extreme level to prevent mixups. Because unlike most other systems, belts or so on, it is almost trivial to accidently contaminate your entire pipe system and ...
by Ranakastrasz
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Lost mods!!
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Lost mods!!

If you have the save game, you should be able to, in game, sync mods with save. If that doesn't work, I can't really say anything aside from, load all the mods you think you had, load the game (backup save first, naturally) and see if anything breaks. If it does, try to figure out what might have be...
by Ranakastrasz
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #311 - New remnants 3
Replies: 52
Views: 8379

Re: Friday Facts #311 - New remnants 3

You know what really bugs me about those remains? The car. It rotated like 30 degrees, and somehow that is just so wrong. I don't know why it bothers me so much.
by Ranakastrasz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Games Like Factorio
Replies: 164
Views: 184499

Re: Factory Coin Mining plagiarism?

It is clearly inspired by Factorio, but just from seeing the list of basic resources, it's just a clone. That said, given there are already games with similar mechanics, such as "FortressCraft Evolved", "Factory Idle", "Mindustry", and the devs explicitly approved of "Satisfactory" I doubt they woul...
by Ranakastrasz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.2] Wall texture doesn't update when cliff gets destroyed
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: [0.17.2] Wall texture doesn't update when cliff gets destroyed

Klonan wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:33 am


The worry isn't about CPU cost, but about complexity and fragility of the code/logic
I have to say, I don't understand.
by Ranakastrasz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.2] Wall texture doesn't update when cliff gets destroyed
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: [0.17.2] Wall texture doesn't update when cliff gets destroyed

I just have to wonder, how computationally expensive is it to make cliff explosions force redrawing in a small area around them? Its not like they happen constantly.
by Ranakastrasz
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Modding help
Topic: Poles with limited power distribution
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Poles with limited power distribution

I had seen it, or something like it before. And I went and searched for "Factotio Power Network Mod" and a bunch of synonyms til I found it. There might be another, but I couldn't find one.

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