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by basementjack
Sun May 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.36
Replies: 15
Views: 7665

Re: Version 0.17.36

Is the intro still being worked on? A few observations - I know you were going to replace those gray boxes, when will that be done? Why not just place a box and arm outside the assembler in place of the gray box - and have the robot instruct the player to put his items in the box and watch them load...
by basementjack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Research going too fast/easy while I do other things?
Replies: 22
Views: 2151

Re: Research going too fast/easy while I do other things?

@TPReal I share your feelings. I feel like Factorio peaked at version 14.x The balance in 14 was pretty good. Today, Factorio's turned into an exercise in frustration. I think you've hit on something - however - once you configure/automate Green/Red packs, it's pretty easy to just 'let it run' and y...
by basementjack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [Bilka] [0.17.9] Loading a 0.16 save with 128 mining prod researched => 5 mining prod researched
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: [Bilka] [0.17.9] Loading a 0.16 save with 128 mining prod researched => 5 mining prod researched

Hi I am not sure I follow here... I built a new PC. Installed Steam Installed Factorio starting with version 17.01, currently it's on 17.14 Copied a savegame zip file from my old mac and put it in the savegame folder I have the problem with research described here and elsewhere with the old map. Do ...
by basementjack
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [Twinsen]Conversion from 0.16 to 0.17 - Laser power
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: Conversion from 0.16 to 0.17 - Laser power

Impacted me as well, I believe more than just laser power, I think I had all my miners at 200% and that looks to be reset as well..
by basementjack
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: 17.x savegame upgrade kills already researched improvements
Replies: 4
Views: 219

17.x savegame upgrade kills already researched improvements

Hi, I looked briefly and didn't see this so apologies if this has been reported. I have a savegame from 16.x, where laser defense power and mining efficiency were both researched quite a bit. Upon opening that savegame in 17.x, I noticed a few things: 1) Enemies seem MUCH more aggressive. 2) my Lase...
by basementjack
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Campaign / Scenario suggestions
Topic: Introduction is terrible, You need to build it as if Google does not exist...
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Introduction is terrible, You need to build it as if Google does not exist...

I love Factorio - have played it a bunch (500 hours) But I've noticed something - I put in the effort to learn it - watched youtube videos, read forum posts, searched for answers on google, etc.. I wonder how many of us here on the forums have done the same? I like many of the new elements of the tu...
by basementjack
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #247 - Pricing and its exploits
Replies: 141
Views: 24797

Re: Friday Facts #247 - Pricing and its exploits

Re Satisfactory I don't think you have to worry much about satisfactory I /do/ think you have to worry about "how big is the market for an extremely complex game that requires a lot of thinking" I would have guessed it was less than 1 million people, so the fact that you've sold 1.5 million copies i...
by basementjack
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #247 - Pricing and its exploits
Replies: 141
Views: 24797

Re: Friday Facts #247 - Pricing and its exploits

feedback for the factorio team.

I've only had one person that I thought would like Factorio "Reject" it - he made a comment about having gotten burned by unfinished games in the past.

Getting the game out of "early access" on Steam should really help in that regard.
by basementjack
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #247 - Pricing and its exploits
Replies: 141
Views: 24797

Re: Do me a favour

I had the opposite feelings, so I just wanted to post this alternative view... 1) After watching both trailers on your website, I bought the game immediately, without even trying the demo first. 2) If you're having a hard time convincing friends, you could always buy them a copy - I always felt the ...
by basementjack
Wed May 23, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Auto place object when player over ghost placeholder
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Auto place object when player over ghost placeholder

TL;DR Automatically "Plop down" any object in players inventory if the player walks over a tile with a ghost image of that object. What ? Simple really - in late game, we have construction robots. Somewhere in factorio's development, it became possible to shift-click to "Ghost place" an object like...
by basementjack
Sat May 19, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: wanted: keyboard shortcut to toggle train manual/automatic
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Keyboard hotkey to toggle Auto/manual engine control

Can you please add a hotkey we can hit from the keyboard to switch the train from Auto to Manual mode? While most trains are 'hands off' I frequently take a "work train" somewhere. On the "work train" I frequently toggle from Manual to auto or auto to manual. Since we already use the keyboard to wal...
by basementjack
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #231 - Belt compression & Crash log uploading
Replies: 89
Views: 19295

Re: Friday Facts #231 - Belt compression & Crash log uploading

Hey I think you just robbed gameplayers of a great opportunity. Belt compression should have been a technology upgrade, and a new "belt compressor" entity would have been the result of the entity, this would have been a 1x1 tile pass through device would be put on a map in place of a single belt til...
by basementjack
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [wheybags] [0.16.4] Mac - Factorio.app can't be opened because...
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

[wheybags] [0.16.4] Mac - Factorio.app can't be opened because...

This is an easy one - the Mac app appears to be unsigned.

I believe this is pretty easy to fix.

I know that mac users can right click and choose open to get around this dialog, but it always makes me nervous running unsigned apps.
by basementjack
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #220 - The best Friday Facts ever
Replies: 197
Views: 31213

Re: Friday Facts #220 - The best Friday Facts ever

Truly is the best friday facts ever!

I'm traveling next week when t-shirts go on sale, will you order more if these sell out?
by basementjack
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #218 - Import bpy, Export player
Replies: 67
Views: 14222

Re: Friday Facts #218 - Import bpy, Export player

I would totally buy a new keyboard if it changed colors when stuff was happening in the game!

Do you know if any of those Razor keyboards work with Mac?
by basementjack
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #215 - Multithreading issues
Replies: 101
Views: 19117

Re: Friday Facts #215 - Multithreading issues

the devs should really consider open sourcing the code. Heck No. If you're interested in working on the code, reach out to the devs and ask for a Job, You can sign an NDA and I'm sure the'd love to have you, but open sourcing the code is business suicide. Factorio has an amazing following already (...
by basementjack
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Request: option to include requester chest count in LN
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Request: option to include requester chest count in LN

Thanks! watching the video now!

Seems like this is probably more of a pain point for my current progression in the game.

- Jack
by basementjack
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [15.37] Train doesn't find path after swapping active/inactive station
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Complex Train 'No path' problem/bug?

@Zavian Thanks, I am sort of on the fence here between "was I doing it wrong" or "Is this an actual product bug" There are a few interesting things here: The train thats loading at the station when the station disables is fine. All the trains stuck behind the "no path" train are fine, and don't disp...
by basementjack
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Request: option to include requester chest count in LN
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Request: option to include requester chest count in LN

@Zavian So far I've never found a patch of resources that could fill trains so quickly that a second loading platform was needed. It could just be that I've not ventured far enough out in the game. The largest patch I've found so far was 16 million. I have the opposite problem - nearly every mining ...
by basementjack
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Request: option to include requester chest count in LN
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Request: option to include requester chest count in LN

@JohnyDL It's an interesting question you ask about having other requester chests nearby. In a mining outpost, there's usually only one thing going on and the bot networks are disconnected from the main base, so the total quantity of the requester chests would be limited to that outpost. Also, lets ...

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