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by cwalter5
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #331 - 0.18.0 release & Train pathfinder changes
Replies: 142
Views: 41877

Re: Friday Facts #331 - 0.18.0 release & Train pathfinder changes

From what I understand it was a perfectly amicable decision, he was happy and relieved, optimistic about new projects for him to work on, and that mostly he feels bad about leaving us at the last minute, but that he decided it was the best for everyone Wow, okay, that paints an entirely different p...
by cwalter5
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #325 - New Explosions and Particles
Replies: 54
Views: 15813

Re: Friday Facts #325 - New Explosions and Particles

One thing I noticed is that the particles from being shot (before the entity is destroyed) are very short lived. They seem to disappear before hitting the ground, but the particles after destruction are long lived. I would add a longer lifespan to the damage particles so that damaged entities have ...
by cwalter5
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #325 - New Explosions and Particles
Replies: 54
Views: 15813

Re: Friday Facts #325 - New Explosions and Particles

I love these new destruction effects. One problem with destruction of entities in Factorio is that once robots are unlocked, destroyed entities are instantly replaced by ghosts so that the robots will rebuild them. This interferes with the visual effect at the moment of destruction. Possible soluti...
by cwalter5
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #324 - Sound design, Animated trees, Optimizations
Replies: 98
Views: 29514

Re: Friday Facts #324 - Sound design, Animated trees, Optimizations

Please, please, please start over on the tree animation. It doesn’t look natural at all and comes off as a strange animated impressionist painting. And since weird impressionist painting isn’t factorio’s art style it doesn’t fit. The wavy bubbles looks more like a desert heat haze than actual moving...
by cwalter5
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #322 - New Particle system
Replies: 58
Views: 20323

Re: Friday Facts #322 - New Particle system

The particles are already 64 bytes so there's no point in packing them into smaller structures unless they can be reduced to 32 bytes which isn't likely to happen without removing functionality that the game currently uses. Well what oktokolo is suggesting would take you down to 64 bits so 8 bytes....
by cwalter5
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #322 - New Particle system
Replies: 58
Views: 20323

Re: Friday Facts #322 - New Particle system

Here are some thoughts for possible future improvements. Take advantage of the commonality between particles produced by a common source. Say you have a particle source object, which contains the majority of those 64bytes you mentioned. Then a particle would be a tiny structure which would be appen...

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