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by db48x
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.2] non-Steam player cannot connect to a multiplayer game hosted by a player using Steam
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: [0.17.2] non-Steam player cannot connect to a multiplayer game hosted by a player using Steam

That's a pretty big regression from 0.16. It's going to make it quite difficult or impossible to keep separate versions for different purposes, such as joining multiplayer games with different versions, different mods, and especially with development versions of mods. (Yes, there's a command-line ar...
by db48x
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.2] non-Steam player cannot connect to a multiplayer game hosted by a player using Steam
Replies: 5
Views: 188

[0.17.2] non-Steam player cannot connect to a multiplayer game hosted by a player using Steam

I hosted a game this evening, and one player was able to connect while the other wasn't. We tried all the usual suspects, but obviously it wasn't a problem with port forwarding (since one player was able to join). Eventually on a whim I suggested that the other player get a Steam key and try that ve...
by db48x
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #266 - Cleanup of mechanics
Replies: 583
Views: 61131

Re: Friday Facts #266 - Cleanup of mechanics

As long as you're simplifying the math, why don't you take a look at the crafting speeds? The math would be considerably simpler if you made the crafting speeds of the assemblers be 1x, 2x, and 3x rather than .5x, .75x, and 1.25x.
by db48x
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.16] Beltlayer
Replies: 16
Views: 2939

Re: [MOD 0.16] Beltlayer

I suppose that's fair, although I feel compelled to point out that the belt is a mechanical component that would require occasional inspection and service too. :)
by db48x
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: I cannot log in to factorio.com due to recaptcha
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

Re: I cannot log in to factorio.com due to recaptcha

Jap2.0 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:33 am
HaziQ/Sanqui: would something like Google's No CAPTCHA work?
That's simply the latest version of recaptcha; it's the problem.
by db48x
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: I cannot log in to factorio.com due to recaptcha
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

Re: I cannot log in to factorio.com due to recaptcha

HanziQ wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:49 am
If you are able to update, you should have your token in the player-data.json file in https://wiki.factorio.com/Application_directory
That's nice. Still doesn't change the fact that I cannot log in to factorio.com.
by db48x
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: I cannot log in to factorio.com due to recaptcha
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

Re: I cannot log in to factorio.com due to recaptcha

If I had an API token then I could use the new API endpoint, but I would have to log in to factorio.com to create a token. Catch-22. If they're worried about someone using the login form to brute-force a user's password (and that's a valid concern), the right solution is exponential backoff. After e...
by db48x
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.16] Beltlayer
Replies: 16
Views: 2939

Re: [MOD 0.16] Beltlayer

I haven't actually played a game with this mod yet, but I'm curious about your decision not to allow splitters on the underground level. Why not? it seems like a logical thing to do.
by db48x
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: I cannot log in to factorio.com due to recaptcha
Replies: 14
Views: 1306

I cannot log in to factorio.com due to recaptcha

Recaptcha is the worst piece of software in the world. I spent at least 5 minutes clicking on bicycles and busses and mountains and other crap, waiting 5 to 10 seconds for each new image to fade into view, and finally got a green checkbox. And then the login failed anyway and it said that I hadn't s...
by db48x
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.16.x] Longer Crafting, Ingredient Fixes
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: [MOD 0.16.x] Longer Crafting, Ingredient Fixes

No, quite different.
by db48x
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.16.x] Longer Crafting, Ingredient Fixes
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: [MOD 0.16.x] Longer Crafting, Ingredient Fixes

I'm having a lot of fun with this one. Some of the recipes are crazy: http://db48x.net/temp/Screenshot%20from%202018-08-25%2013-15-46.png Other times the ratios are odd: http://db48x.net/temp/Screenshot%20from%202018-08-28%2015-37-14.png Between the two, you won't know exactly how you're going to bu...
by db48x
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #258 - New autoplace
Replies: 145
Views: 22076

Re: Friday Facts #258 - New autoplace

I'm going to have to update and improve my tutorial on the map generator settings: http://db48x.net/factorio-terrain/ Thanks, great tutorial ! Thank you! In the mean time, does anyone want to take bets on whether the elevation shading in those screenshots is going to remain in the game? Why would i...
by db48x
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #258 - New autoplace
Replies: 145
Views: 22076

Re: Friday Facts #258 - New autoplace

I'm going to have to update and improve my tutorial on the map generator settings: http://db48x.net/factorio-terrain/

In the mean time, does anyone want to take bets on whether the elevation shading in those screenshots is going to remain in the game?
by db48x
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 0.16 Map generation Feedback
Replies: 210
Views: 33559

Re: 0.16 Map generation Feedback

I've just noticed this thread, and haven't read much of it, but by pure coincidence I've been working on an interactive explanation of how map generation in Factorio works. I too think that the map options are cryptic and hard to understand; it took me ages to understand what was going on. I think t...
by db48x
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 0.16 Best map gen setting for beginners and design tests
Replies: 8
Views: 10436

Re: 0.16 Best map gen setting for beginners and design tests

I've been working on an interactive explanation of how Factorio generates maps which lets you interactively explore the various options that lets you see how each option really works. It only covers ore, but water and terrain segmentation are similar. http://db48x.net/factorio-terrain/ Let me know w...
by db48x
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Modding help
Topic: [16.23] cryptic error message while connecting to server
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: [16.23] cryptic error message while connecting to server

Saving and reloading changed the scenario Yes, but that only happened after we had problems rejoining. The main problem is the error message doesn't make any sense. I think he means that saving and reloading changed the scenario back to whatever it should have been, and thus fixed the problem. Of c...
by db48x
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Modding help
Topic: [16.23] cryptic error message while connecting to server
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: [16.23] cryptic error message while connecting to server

I had actually stepped away from the computer for a moment. The server was left running with the other players connected to it. They were dropped from the game, and when they tried to reconnect they were unable to do so. When I returned I saved the map, exited back to the menu, and restarted the gam...
by db48x
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Modding help
Topic: [16.23] cryptic error message while connecting to server
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: [16.23] cryptic error message while connecting to server

I was hosting the server; here's the log.
by db48x
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Server Crush on no respond from pingpong servers
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Server Crush on no respond from pingpong servers

I got a similar error. The game doesn't crash, it just shows the error message and exits back to the main menu (persumably the headless server would exit entirely). Also, the game paused for 10-20 seconds right before showing the message. The game had been running for several minutes, though no othe...
by db48x
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Pending
Topic: [16.07] [linux] Game crashes when focus is lost
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: [16.07] Game crashes when focus is lost

Thank you for investigating this, but I suspect that you've come to the wrong conclusion. For one thing, on Linux you can run any of a large number of different window managers; there's no one window manager used by all Linux systems. I'm using Unity on this laptop, where I definitely have the probl...

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