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by unobtanium
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #338 - The (real) Character GUI
Replies: 89
Views: 37175

Re: Friday Facts #338 - The (real) Character GUI

One of the significant issues we've already noticed with the first prototype shown in FFF#120 was that the legs start looking really stupid at higher speeds. Now I imagine the legs/inserters forming a sphere when you start sprinting with the Spidertron and you are rolling around like a Droideka :D ...
by unobtanium
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 290
Views: 68454

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

Inserters should not chase items I kind of like the fact that you have this requirement of having to upgrade inserters once you get higher belt speeds. It shows how much your factory has increased in technology which requires you to "go with the times". Not sure how the current system wor...
by unobtanium
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #289 - Character GUI
Replies: 137
Views: 37733

Re: Friday Facts #289 - Character GUI

A) just display the crafting menu with the different tabs again and set the min/max numbers there. This way the player does not have to manually manage the slots. He is already familiar with the Crafting layout, thus he knows where which item is. How do you say that you want to have zero wood in yo...
by unobtanium
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #289 - Character GUI
Replies: 137
Views: 37733

Re: Friday Facts #289 - Character GUI

For the Logistic tab: Since the request slots will be infinite, why not A) just display the crafting menu with the different tabs again and set the min/max numbers there. This way the player does not have to manually manage the slots. He is already familiar with the Crafting layout, thus he knows wh...
by unobtanium
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Some Feedback on Quickbar, Clipboard and Trains
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Some Feedback on Quickbar, Clipboard and Trains

A few suggestions for the new 0.17 quickbar and copy-paste feature: Main suggestions: QUICKBAR : This seems to be the only downside of the new quickbar: When crafting an item, it is now directly placed into the inventory instead of the quickbar which requires one to open the inventory each time to ...
by unobtanium
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #250 - Dead end conclusion
Replies: 142
Views: 37626

Re: Friday Facts #250 - Dead end conclusion

I still dont understand why we are not having a file explorer for the blueprints and collapsible/unfoldable blueprint books instead of this weird row-by-row grind. Stuff shifts around constantly in that it is annoying. In a list it would be between two specific items and if I scroll past them I know...
by unobtanium
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #249 - Dead end exploration
Replies: 206
Views: 46168

Re: Friday Facts #249 - Dead end exploration

Create a new blueprint item and save structures in it. You can then upload the blueprint to your personal library manually by clicking the "upload to personal library" button. A reference between inventory item and personal library entry is created. You can make changes to your blueprint ...
by unobtanium
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #247 - Pricing and its exploits
Replies: 141
Views: 44475

Re: Friday Facts #247 - Pricing and its exploits

If there is some takeaway for us, than it is, that we shouldn't wait with finishing the game too much. I don't think so. I wouldnt even mind if we would get a 0.19 with purely and tons of Quality of Life improvements. And a 0.20 with additional polish you always wanted to do, but never had the time...
by unobtanium
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #232 - PAX, Bugs, Graphs
Replies: 49
Views: 16614

Re: Friday Facts #232 - PAX, Bugs, Graphs

So what is the GUI queue going to be used for?
by unobtanium
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #231 - Belt compression & Crash log uploading
Replies: 89
Views: 33177

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

Ás the blog post already said, having it turned off wont create useful data. People wont even know about its excitance, and if they do, they will leave it off, because they dont trust it ("why is it off on default. thats might be fishy, i will leave it off."). Having the player ask on inst...
by unobtanium
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #231 - Belt compression & Crash log uploading
Replies: 89
Views: 33177

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

1. I'm going to upload it here anyway 2. I can provide much more information on the forum than a single log 3. There are many bugs that don't involve crashes, and in those cases a log won't get sent 4. In the hypothetical case I try to reproduce a crash and in the process the game crashes 10 times,...
by unobtanium
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Modding discussion
Topic: LuaPlayer.can_place_entity wrong number of args
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: LuaPlayer.can_place_entity wrong number of args

Thanks a lot, that works.
I swear i tested that and it didnt work. My bad!

edit: nevermind, i seem to have used ':' instead of '.'
by unobtanium
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Modding discussion
Topic: LuaPlayer.can_place_entity wrong number of args
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

LuaPlayer.can_place_entity wrong number of args

Hey, Can someone explain to me how i use LuaPlayer.can_place_entity{name, position, direction} Whenever i try to call it, it just says "bad argument #-1 to 'can_place_entity' (Wrong number of arguments)" player:can_place_entity({"stone-furnace", {x=0, y=0}, defines.direction.nort...
by unobtanium
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Modding discussion
Topic: Factorio API autocomplete extension for Visual Studio Code
Replies: 11
Views: 4289

Re: Factorio API autocomplete extension for Visual Studio Code

Hey, any chance of updating this to the newest version of Factorio?
Or maybe providing some sort of guide on how to generate a new version from the API documentation myself and others? That would be great! :)
by unobtanium
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Modding help
Topic: LuaControl.get_craftable_count doesnt work for LuaRecipe
Replies: 3
Views: 712

LuaControl.get_craftable_count doesnt work for LuaRecipe

Just tried to pass a LuaRecipe to the get_craftable_count function and it returned #-1 to 'get_craftable_count' (string expected, got table) In the API documentation it says, i can either pass a string or an entire LuaRecipe. Passing a string works (e.g. extracting the name out of the LuaRecipe), bu...
by unobtanium
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Belt Buff via Pneumatic Tubes symbiosis
Replies: 0
Views: 555

Belt Buff via Pneumatic Tubes symbiosis

The idea of pneumatic tubes has been around for a while, some mods have already explored them and it already came up in combination with the belt vs. bots fff blog article. Here is my proposal: Pneumatic Tubes are an option ALONGSIDE belts. Pneumatic tubes dont work on their own and they dont work w...
by unobtanium
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 250896

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

Concerning the splitter buff: What happens if i want to sort iron plate to the right side, but the right belt is backed up. Do the iron plate go down the left side then?
by unobtanium
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #211 - The little things
Replies: 69
Views: 24095

Re: Friday Facts #211 - The little things

>shouldnt the drawing and gamemechanics of entities be seperated to the point to use them independently? It's generally good design to decouple things as you suggest; but apparently Factorio is so highly optimized that everything needs to be tightly coupled. I see, that makes sense, but it is still...

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