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by hansinator
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 125581

Re: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)

Hi! This is a very interesting development lately. I've always tried to build factories without bots b/c I think it's more fun. Ever since I realized how complex it is to build optimal belt setups I wished that there would come some improvement. As has been pointed out, there are some quirks that ev...
by hansinator
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #183 - Aiming for the release date
Replies: 145
Views: 35501

Re: Friday Facts #183 - Aiming for the release date

It was overall much more complicated than expected. Oh, I never heard that phrase from a developer before! :lol: This is all very good news. I like the polishing work you're doing. It just makes the game a lot nicer. About the release date: I personally don't care a lot about that it's frequently p...
by hansinator
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Final (Maxed) Designs
Replies: 99
Views: 63772

Re: Final (Maxed) Designs

I like it, too. Good attention to details. Using a two-row design is very clever, it didn't cross my mind before.. I always had one long row. Using two rows eliminates usage of blue belts within the furnace block. It also uses less beacons. Each row adds an additional 15 beacons, whereas a 1-row des...
by hansinator
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: Build the fastest glider (and win something!)
Replies: 72
Views: 19118

Re: Challenge: Build the fastest glider (and win something!)

Well, it currently can only copy the wall (and control zone) exactly as it is (it's reusing the same blueprint to copy&paste areas across), but i did tweak it some last night so it now has auto-advance mode. Can't decide now If I should hook in the circuit i've got to craft chests from the waste wo...
by hansinator
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: Build the fastest glider (and win something!)
Replies: 72
Views: 19118

Re: Challenge: Build the fastest glider (and win something!)

Well, it's not technically a glider (it's still only semi-automatic, and requires periodic exchange of items and a power tether), but I think you'll all enjoy it anyway: [..] A rolling wall, for clearing land on a waterless ribbon world. Haha nice! Maybe this one is useful in a multiplayer game.. J...
by hansinator
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: Build the fastest glider (and win something!)
Replies: 72
Views: 19118

Re: Challenge: Build the fastest glider (and win something!)

My glider is 10x4 at start. While running it's about 20~25 tiles or so wide (unless bots "forget" to pick some stuff up then need to go back and pick it up -.-). What, so small? But you've got more stuff in a chest? I can't wait to see your solution when the competition is over :) I wonder if it mi...
by hansinator
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer
Replies: 61
Views: 45555

Re: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer

In both cases 6 mines stopped working. So adding a lane balancer there would not change the fundamental problem of unequal miner usage, it just changes the layout. With the latter case there's 9 tiles of belt which can now be removed. :D While true, I suspect that a lane balancer is costlier than t...
by hansinator
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer
Replies: 61
Views: 45555

Re: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer

I believe he means that instead of the ore tiles on one side of the conveyor getting emptied first, you'll change the problem to all the ore tiles furthest away from the mine's output getting emptied first. Mathematically, I suspect both result in the same output-over-lifespan. I still don't get it...
by hansinator
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer
Replies: 61
Views: 45555

Re: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer

Front/back? I don't get it, can you elaborate?
by hansinator
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer
Replies: 61
Views: 45555

Re: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer

What value do lane balancers add? If anything they just increase the amount of product wasted on a belt. If the product backs up into the forging area it is going to stop 4 forges on the left side or 4 forges at the end (if it is balanced). Either way things will reach an equilibrium. Also what is ...
by hansinator
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Final (Maxed) Designs
Replies: 99
Views: 63772

Re: Final (Maxed) Designs

Here's a smelting from dragontamer5788 that someone else referenced in another thread, it is more compact: https://forums.factorio.com/download/file.php?id=15564 9x70 design. 630 tiles for fully compressed input and output per line. For a grand total of 1890 tiles if this design were to scale up to...
by hansinator
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Final (Maxed) Designs
Replies: 99
Views: 63772

Re: Final (Maxed) Designs

Here's a smelting from dragontamer5788 that someone else referenced in another thread, it is more compact: https://forums.factorio.com/download/file.php?id=15564 9x70 design. 630 tiles for fully compressed input and output per line. For a grand total of 1890 tiles if this design were to scale up to ...
by hansinator
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer
Replies: 61
Views: 45555

Re: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer

How the piece below functions: INPUT either lane -> OUTPUT divides equally between both lanes https://s30.postimg.org/vl70bigdd/lanetobelt.png This one is not reliable, it quickly starts to fail. Watch this example where it does no balancing at all: https://media.giphy.com/media/26gs9TJbKP96lB03u/g...
by hansinator
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer
Replies: 61
Views: 45555

Re: Demand rebalancer/inverse rebalancer

Here's an updated GIF that compares all sorts of relevant setups. This should ultimately answer all questions and put an end to any doubts. I've taken care that the inserters only take one item a time from one belt side. Maybe you can include that in the wiki page @bilka. Or would you want a smaller...
by hansinator
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Becons and Modules
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Becons and Modules

Maybe I just need an end game factory that spans 10,000s of tiles before I will appreciate the need to make things more compact. Mhh my reasoning was like that: If you plan bases with 100k-200k per minute iron/copper plate production rate (or 1 rocket per minute) with max prod and speed you need 40...
by hansinator
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Development Proposals
Topic: Circuit network features for 0.15
Replies: 136
Views: 43201

Re: Circuit network features for 0.15

Just found that post. Stack / Filter Inserter: set item filter and stack size There is a 1 constant combinator solution if you abuse integer overflow: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=193&t=35380 That's the best work around I've seen, but it's still only a work around only working when pi...
by hansinator
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: One item inserter
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Re: One item inserter

You're late to the party ;-) I've already posted it a while ago: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=193&t=35380 Needs just 1 constant combinator, you can set any stack size and it also works with filter inserters. In fact if you only want to set the stack size for non-filter inserters, you ...
by hansinator
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Balanced Ordering Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Re: Balanced Ordering Service

However, your solution cant drop anything from final chest. It does not need to drop anything from the final chest - it will never get too many items delviered in the first place. Unless you put something into it manually. And your stack inserter work about 1/3 - 1/2 speed since it take items from ...
by hansinator
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to sign up for 0.15 beta.
Replies: 12
Views: 5129

Re: how to sign up for 0.15 beta.

shunsicker1 wrote:How do we get access to the 0.15 experimental version?
Jump and click your heels together while speaking "Abracadabra!" :D *scnr*
by hansinator
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Parrallel processing in games & applications
Replies: 277
Views: 57734

Re: Parrallel processing in games & applications

I'm fairly certain that factorio devs themselves have ran benchmarks on the actual code itself while trying various solutions. They have vastly better overview of where the bottlenecks exist and why. No amount of synthetic benchmarks are as useful as running a game session through VTune. It could a...

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