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by roothorick
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Duplicates
Topic: [0.17.4][Linux-Intel] Color shift artifacting when walking around using half-depth color
Replies: 1
Views: 51

[0.17.4][Linux-Intel] Color shift artifacting when walking around using half-depth color

OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Mobile OpenGL core profile version string: 4.2 (Core Profile) Mesa 18.0.5 Shortly after zooming out to max zoom: 20190302144619_1.jpg After walking in circles a little bit: 20190302144630_1...
by roothorick
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: [0.17.1] intro too hard
Replies: 104
Views: 6705

Re: [0.17.1] intro too hard

The "cost" per biter sent to attack you is scaled with the %progress of the Logistic pack technology. It starts that you need ~2% of your factory output(by pollution) dedicated to making bullets (calculated from the most polluting method) At 90% research completion it hits 100% production, so the p...
by roothorick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: 1 / 0 magic
Topic: [0.16.3][Linux] Video hang on game exit
Replies: 26
Views: 2504

Re: [0.16.3][Linux] Video hang on game exit

I've played on a desktop 660Ti, 760, 1070 and now 1080Ti on numerous binary driver versions and had no issues. This is probably hybrid graphics related. My only laptop is an Intel-only model so I can't do meaningful testing myself.
by roothorick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [0.17.3] Progress bar disappears if window is resized while game is loading
Replies: 1
Views: 385

[0.17.3] Progress bar disappears if window is resized while game is loading

I have the game set to windowed and then maximize it so I have the Gnome Shell bar at the top, showing me date/time/weather and tray icons etc. The game doesn't remember window size and position (up to you whether that's a bug), but when I maximize it while still on the initial loading screen, the p...
by roothorick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [0.17.1] Scripted screenshot text is scaled to UI scale, causing layout issues
Replies: 1
Views: 377

[0.17.1] Scripted screenshot text is scaled to UI scale, causing layout issues

I have a 4K monitor, and as such the game automatically set UI scale to 200%. It looks like this impacts the font size used in script-created screenshots, but does not change the position of the text accordingly, resulting in overlap.
by roothorick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: [0.17.1] intro too hard
Replies: 104
Views: 6705

Re: [0.17.1] intro too hard

My expectation is that like many people, you were expecting a tutorial and played very lazy (compared to your regular level of play). Its ok, I see it a lot. Actually it means it would have been easier for you because the attacks are based on pollution, and after automating Circuits many players le...
by roothorick
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #283 - Prepare to Launch
Replies: 341
Views: 71341

Re: Friday Facts #283 - Prepare to Launch

henke37 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:44 pm
I'm going to miss the spotlight on the rocket silo, I really liked that one.
Indeed, first time I saw a silo during nightfall I was kinda wowed.

It'd be neat to have spotlights added to the new silo, so the rocket is a shining obelisk in the dark.
by roothorick
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #282 - 0.17 in sight
Replies: 185
Views: 32152

Re: Friday Facts #282 - 0.17 in sight

TigBits wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Create a map without trees
I've always wondered, when you do this, how do you get your first power pole?
by roothorick
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #281 - For a Few Frames More
Replies: 84
Views: 16165

Re: Friday Facts #281 - For a Few Frames More

So what about Linux/UNIX OS optimization? It is similar to Windows and iOS? Factorio doesn't have an iOS version... I assume you mean OSX? Which is under the Unix umbrella, specifically in the BSD family as a proprietary variant of Darwin, but I digress. In today's FFF, they wrote off BC7 as unacce...
by roothorick
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #281 - For a Few Frames More
Replies: 84
Views: 16165

Re: Friday Facts #281 - For a Few Frames More

ok so if this gets optimized even more i could probably play it on a Raspberry Pi and take it with me for on the go We'd need ARM binaries first. I strongly suspect Wube has resorted to inline assembly numerous times, so this would be a substantial undertaking for hardware that would have a very ha...
by roothorick
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did no one else notice massive nerf of tank in 0.17?
Replies: 102
Views: 11325

Re: Did no one else notice massive nerf of tank in 0.17?

Making it push biters in addition to damaging them would also greatly help. This is probably the best solution to make the tank worthwhile. On foot, biters can mob you and pin you down. If the tank could oneshot anything for the sake of keeping moving that'd be entirely too OP. But if instead it pu...
by roothorick
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #275 - 0.17 Science changes
Replies: 480
Views: 40125

Re: Friday Facts #275 - 0.17 Science changes

But I do not like the Idea of having all 6 ingredients slots free in assembling machine. In the FFF that brought it up, pretty much the entire community spoke out against it and Wube seemed to simply ignore the outcry. It's definitely a strange outlier for a team that's at least been transparent an...
by roothorick
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Local power connector module for modular armor
Replies: 83
Views: 16695

Charging armor batteries from an electric network

I'm sure this has been brought up multiple times before, but has it been discussed from a balance perspective? Even with all the changes over the past few major versions to make modular and MK1 armor more interesting and viable, I find myself not bothering until MK2. I expect 0.17 to be more of the ...
by roothorick
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #274 - New fluid system 2
Replies: 161
Views: 19613

Re: Friday Facts #274 - New fluid system 2

I'd say that you shouldn't prevent placing things that already know what specific fluid they should be sending or receiving i.e. offshore pumps, steam engines/turbines, anything that takes a recipe. It's straightforward enough to say "this fluid system does not match this input/output so this machin...
by roothorick
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Research changes
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Research changes

This takes into consideration changes that were stated to be happening in FFF. Eliminate Automation 1 Instead, give the basic assembler recipe to the player at the start of the game. Being forced to hand-craft 10 red science in a game that is so heavily focused on automation strikes me as more than ...
by roothorick
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rocket Fuel or Nuclear Fuel for trains?
Replies: 18
Views: 5916

Re: Rocket Fuel or Nuclear Fuel for trains?

Use nuclear fuel except in extreme situations where 4.84GJ isn't enough for the train to make it to the next refueling station. Much more oil-efficient and with Kovarex enrichment you'll have U-235 coming out of your ears. Remember, you can always crack light oil to petrogas, and you never have enou...
by roothorick
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Fuel Conserving Nuclear Power Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

Re: Fuel Conserving Nuclear Power Setup

Challenge: Design a 2xN nuclear reactor with the minimum number of heat exchangers. It must never waste fuel. Way simpler than it sounds. For 2x1 and 2x2, lay out a grid of 33 or 193 heat pipes next to each reactor respectively. For 2x3 up to ~2x16, put 193 heat pipes next to the end four reactors,...
by roothorick
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Fuel Conserving Nuclear Power Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 3673

Re: Fuel Conserving Nuclear Power Setup

I took a similar, but simpler approach, using a clock (combinator clock) to count out how long it takes a fuel cell to burn, and combining that with a "steam low" signal to control the fuel inserters. If the reactors aren't active, the circuit network is dormant; in addition, the reaction to low ste...
by roothorick
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Mega steam engine setup in .16
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Re: Mega steam engine setup in .16

Out of curiosity, why not nuclear?
by roothorick
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Duplicates
Topic: [0.16.17] Game won't start, not creating new log file
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: [0.16.17] Game won't start, not creating new log file

Seeing the same issue. Running Steam and Factorio from a console, something jumped out at me: /home/roothorick/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Factorio/bin/x64/factorio: error while loading shared libraries: libsteam_api.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Someone forgo...

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