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by GenBOOM
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.45] Inconsistent Inserter Behavior Interacting with Underground Belts
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: [0.17.45] Inconsistent Inserter Behavior Interacting with Underground Belts

This is not a bug, the window for pick-up on underground belts is very narrow and inserter can get stuck chasing items on it in general. Not sure if I was clear enough or you didn't really read my post carefully enough. This is not an issue of too fast for the inserter to keep up because thats not ...
by GenBOOM
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.45] Inconsistent Inserter Behavior Interacting with Underground Belts
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: [0.17.45] Inconsistent Inserter Behavior Interacting with Underground Belts

What I'm saying is that its inconsistent behavior, because in every other case, the insert will pick up the item. Only when you are using an underground express belt connected to a belt that is not an express belt in only 1 direction does the inserter not work. I would expect it to be the same wheth...
by GenBOOM
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.45] Inconsistent Inserter Behavior Interacting with Underground Belts
Replies: 3
Views: 251

[0.17.45] Inconsistent Inserter Behavior Interacting with Underground Belts

When a fast inserter tries to pull from an express underground belt but the belt feeding into the underground belt is a fast transport belt or a transport belt the timing of the transition between the speeds of the belts causes the items to speed up and the fast inserter is stuck in a loop of trying...
by GenBOOM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #282 - 0.17 in sight
Replies: 186
Views: 36367

Re: Friday Facts #282 - 0.17 in sight

- And a kind of dumb suggestion, it would look cool if accumulators would arc electricity to other nearby accumulators. yeah I assumed thats what the original graphics were trying to do - show that they are connected in a grid. maybe combining the animations of multiple accumulators into like a lar...
by GenBOOM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #282 - 0.17 in sight
Replies: 186
Views: 36367

Re: Friday Facts #282 - 0.17 in sight

by the looks of the map generation preview...
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does this mean seasons / weather could be a thing now?
by GenBOOM
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #282 - 0.17 in sight
Replies: 186
Views: 36367

Re: Friday Facts #282 - 0.17 in sight

With the island terrain changes, will there be other islands on the map to expand to or is it just the one? yeah an archipelago option would be nice also the ability to decide the size of islands relative to each other. then you could have a giant island thats basically a continent on the map this ...
by GenBOOM
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #274 - New fluid system 2
Replies: 166
Views: 25913

Re: Friday Facts #274 - New fluid system 2

In real life, fluid systems are generally overbuilt for these kinds of scenarios... If you look at household supply pipes ... you'll notice that T and elbow fittings are made of a considerably thicker chunk of material than straight runs for this reason. The effect is called "water hammer" (even if...
by GenBOOM
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #274 - New fluid system 2
Replies: 166
Views: 25913

Re: Friday Facts #274 - New fluid system 2

In addition to friction, shouldn't the fluid have an inertia ? so that when cornering some energy is lost, and the speed will slow down, increasing pressure build up behind the curve of the pipe. so if you zig-zag pipes it will fill up the backed up fluid slightly faster and slosh around less, or sl...
by GenBOOM
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #275 - 0.17 Science changes
Replies: 480
Views: 49395

Re: Friday Facts #275 - 0.17 Science changes

Suggestion to consider for 0.17 Science Changes: TLDR They basically made science cost about 15% less per pack, no oil and about 1.7% less total res compared to 0.16. The changes I propose would only change things slightly to about 14% less per pack, no oil and about 0.53% more total res. Its more ...
by GenBOOM
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #260 - New fluid system
Replies: 292
Views: 41136

Re: Friday Facts #260 - New fluid system

I don't get why flow simulation is so hard? treat the fluid source as the opposite of a black hole or think of the pipe network as a drain. Pipes coming from source, 0, have a negative value -1, -2, -3 etc the farther you get from source the faster the liquid movement speed will increase to a set ma...
by GenBOOM
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #258 - New autoplace
Replies: 145
Views: 25023

Re: Friday Facts #258 - New autoplace

I think while you are redoing map generation you should look into adding rivers. they are simply fractals.

make sure not to put any in deserts or intersecting with ores or cliffs (waterfalls? maybe) and allow them to connect to lakes.

we want boats. this is the first step.
by GenBOOM
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #226 - New mod portal & other news
Replies: 93
Views: 19381

Re: Friday Facts #226 - New mod portal & other news

I'm pretty sure Twinsen spilled out about mod portal already in 'interview' stream with Xtreminator and co. He also spilled out that this FFF was supposed to be third part of belts vs. bots. Yet it's not. Someone is lying or at least manipulating. if true, this doesn't bode well. likely they are wa...
by GenBOOM
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 145560

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

Addendum: If that's too far fetched, as an alternative to a teleporter, having a material launcher on one end and a receiver basket on the other, and get the fun of watching products go flying through the air (maybe require level 3 belts built before them to give 'em a 'running start'.). you sir, a...
by GenBOOM
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 145560

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

Or as has been mentioned in previous posts, have the belts go underground. Now you only have to have one belt showing with a new texture instead of having to have n layers of belts showing above ground. you miss the entire point of layers is so that you can visually see that more is going on and be...
by GenBOOM
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 145560

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

layered belts continued... this gif https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.factorio.com%2Fimages%2FTransport_belts_demo.gif&f=1 + layered belts = https://i.imgur.com/FLD2Eim.png https://i.imgur.com/Xqw5ooE.png https://i.imgur.com/qvorB59.png this is all you would really need to do bec...
by GenBOOM
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 145560

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

when i read stacked belts ... i actually thought about something like this http://www.hcmsystems.com/images/conveyor/spantech-plastic-belt-stacked-conveyor.jpg this would be fantastic indeed Imagine building belts in layers from ground level and then -1 -2 -3 +1 +2 +3 with some kind of easy way of ...
by GenBOOM
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 145560

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

PurpleGreen wrote:when i read stacked belts ... i actually thought about something like this Image

this would be fantastic
indeed
by GenBOOM
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 145560

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

Xecutor wrote:Pneumatic tubes for the win:
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+1
by GenBOOM
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 145560

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

WIZ4 wrote:We hope, we are waiting. Stack-belt
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+1
by GenBOOM
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #224 - Bots versus belts
Replies: 905
Views: 127318

Re: Friday Facts #224 - Bots versus belts

I just want to be clear. My post earlier was not about attacking the devs, I wanted to provide an analogy that could be easily understood by anyone and the perspective of how this is being handled from the bot players point of view while throwing in a star wars reference. There have been a lot of co...

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