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by malventano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Pending
Topic: [0.18.x] Windowed size no longer retained between sessions (Windows)
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: [0.18.x] Windowed size no longer retained between sessions (Windows)

Thanks for the report however it sounds like you've just stuck yourself in fullscreen mode? If you don't want that, go into settings -> graphics -> un-check "Fullscreen". and click "Confirm". Then it will start windowed. No sir, full screen is unchecked in my configuration, but Factorio was launchi...
by malventano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Make save game overwrites less dangerous

Yeah, I'm with ya, and it's likely low priority, but I'd hope it gets addressed eventually, and the track record so far isn't looking great. Bug or not, major or minor, a reported issue going multiple years seems a bit on the extreme side of things :)
by malventano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Pending
Topic: [0.18.x] Windowed size no longer retained between sessions (Windows)
Replies: 2
Views: 41

[0.18.x] Windowed size no longer retained between sessions (Windows)

Starting with 18.0, the game no longer appears to remember its windowed size between sessions. Factorio now always starts with the window expanded to fill the entire screen (maximized window with a border, not full screen). If the user then tries to resize the window during launch, they are still st...
by malventano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #331 - 0.18.0 release & Train pathfinder changes
Replies: 69
Views: 6161

Re: Friday Facts #331 - 0.18.0 release & Train pathfinder changes

I see no mention of fluid dynamics. So has that redesign been axed officially? Right now it isn't included in our plans for 1.0. Things in this regard could change, especially if things go smoothly and one of the team has some spare time. I made a mod that helps with higher volume flow rates over l...
by malventano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Make save game overwrites less dangerous

It’s something significant enough to lead the user me to overwrite the ‘wrong’ save, without so much as a confirmation while doing so. corrected. Please don't imply that I have the same experience as you. However, I do think that there should be some confirmation logic. I personally don't think of ...
by malventano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Make save game overwrites less dangerous

Noticed you used the word likely . So like me, you too don't know the complexities involved. Yes, 'likely', as in give or take a few lines of code. I'm not looking at the Factorio source so I couldn't give an exact number of lines needed. Either way, it's a simple tweak to resolve an issue that is ...
by malventano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Make save game overwrites less dangerous

Bad design is not a bug, it's just bad design. There's not much for us to do, we who think that the savegame management system is suboptimal, except hope that enough people give sensible arguments and suggestions in this thread to convince the devs : 1) They should do something about it 2) Help the...
by malventano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Make save game overwrites less dangerous

I mean you should try it later (1-2 months) again and explain in detail why you think it’s a bug. I see no point in doing that if each time it has been attempted over the course of three years, those reports have been immediately shot down by moderators. It’s entirely possible that a dev has not se...
by malventano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Make save game overwrites less dangerous

I tried submitting another bug . It was immediately moved to duplicates without explanation, even though there is no other active bug report about this issue. Bad timing? (Version 0.18....) I won’t excuse that but maybe it’s that? I patiently waited for 0.18, confirmed the issue still exists, and t...
by malventano
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Make save game overwrites less dangerous

Since it's been 3 years and we hit yet another major release with this glaring issue still present, I tried submitting another bug . It was immediately moved to duplicates without explanation, even though there is no other active bug report about this issue. Either the mods are getting in the way of...
by malventano
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Duplicates
Topic: [0.18.0] First save of new game defaults to name of most previous save
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: [0.18.0] First save of new game defaults to name of most previous save

Unsure why this was moved to duplicates as there does not appear to be another active report on this bug...?
by malventano
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Duplicates
Topic: [0.18.0] First save of new game defaults to name of most previous save
Replies: 1
Views: 68

[0.18.0] First save of new game defaults to name of most previous save

Steps to reproduce: - Have an existing recent save. - Create a new game. - Attempt to save the map. - Note that the default name is the most recent save. - If using the default by reflex, cringe that you overwrote your last save of your previous map. Solution: - The first save of a new game should o...
by malventano
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Make save game overwrites less dangerous

This seems more like an issue that Valve (or any other backup service that people might use) should handle, not Wube ? What is the Steam game sync maximum these days ? Can you increase/decrease it ? It’s 1GB per game IIRC, but it’s easy to blow through that with just a few large bases if they each ...
by malventano
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Name of auto save files

Summary Playing different scenarios overwrites the auto save file. The purpose of an auto save is to protect you from things that happened before you were able to save, meaning recent history, and the user would then reload that more recent save instead of their older manual save once returning. Th...
by malventano
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #330 - Main menu and File Share Shenanigans
Replies: 92
Views: 7311

Re: Friday Facts #330 - Main menu and File Share Shenanigans

You realize RAID 5 has been obsolete for years now? Sorry, but no. Wube was (and likely still is) using a 4 disk array, and RAID 5 is just fine for that purpose, especially if there is a backup. RAID 5 is still typically the default for most 3-4 disk home / small business NAS solutions. Agreed on t...
by malventano
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #330 - Main menu and File Share Shenanigans
Replies: 92
Views: 7311

Re: Friday Facts #330 - Main menu and File Share Shenanigans

Your QNAP was fine, as is OpenZFS (I doubt you're running the proprietary ZFS branch - that's what Linus has the issue with, btw), but any 'storage thing' should be treated as a black box that can fail. If you replaced your single QNAP with a single Linux box running OpenZFS, then you are no better ...
by malventano
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [Twinsen] [0.17.79] Belts speeds over 2 digit items/s show as exponents
Replies: 3
Views: 481

[Twinsen] [0.17.79] Belts speeds over 2 digit items/s show as exponents

Belts with 3/4 digit speeds should not display as x.xe+0.x items/s. The non-exponent display takes less screen space and is much easier to read.
Example:
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by malventano
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Make save game overwrites less dangerous
Replies: 78
Views: 5418

Re: Make save game overwrites less dangerous

This seems like a "please Mr. Dev save me from my own mistakes" kind of thread. Carelessness can be overcome. If you can manage to build a viable factory in this complicated game, you are smart enough to be careful with your save filenames. The thread started with the issue that a new game's first ...
by malventano
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Pending
Topic: [0.17.79] Mod menu button breaks when loading older save/removing a mod
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: [0.17.79] Mod menu button breaks when loading older save/removing a mod

Rseding91 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:45 am
This may be fixed with a different report we had.
Which report? I can try and replicate whatever they might have been doing to trigger.

Either way, I'll continue to monitor and report back either way once on whichever version that might address the root cause.
by malventano
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Pending
Topic: [0.17.79] Mod menu button breaks when loading older save/removing a mod
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: [0.17.79] Mod menu button breaks when loading older save/removing a mod

I have replicated this again on another pair of saves with minimal changes between saves. Still unsure of the specific action that is triggering the issue.

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