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by dzaima
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 50148

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

* You have split the "oil wall" into, what? "Handling fluids" and "Handling fluids with multiple outputs"? Is the former even a wall at all, given that the player should already have some grasp of that? In the "oil wall" I'd include whatever comes out of oil - plastic, sulfur, batteries, advanced c...
by dzaima
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 43827

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

My point was that the time from making solid fuel to not needing burnable fuel at all is too small to benefit from setting it up (in factorio's scales; at least for me, setting up a new coal patch later is simpler than extending oil & its processing sooner), and, as it stands, in the tech tree it l...
by dzaima
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 43827

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

Ok, new players might find a use for it, but hoping people make something potentially useless & easily dismissable just because they're forced to spend a resource isn't good game design. I usually have enough coal to last me until I get solars & electric furnaces (& nuclear fuel for trains further ...
by dzaima
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 43827

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

don't really care about getting solid fuel until it's strictly required, and always struggled with my base dying when light & heavy oil backed up since it has exactly 0 use to me before blue science) Emphasis mine - this is perhaps part of the reason why you're struggling so much. Solid fuel was gi...
by dzaima
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 43827

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

Having read about half of the posts here, I still don't quite understand why do so many people think the oil change simplifies/dumbs down the game in any way. Sure, it makes the start of oil simpler, but you've still got to figure out advanced oil processing & cracking at some point sooner or later ...
by dzaima
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #289 - Character GUI
Replies: 136
Views: 15803

Re: Friday Facts #289 - Character GUI

I have never (successfully) used the automatic trash for anything because of one problem - there are always exceptions when I want to hold more of an item type - e.g. building a massive belt, moving a furnace setup and not wanting to kill all robots with thousands of ore/plates, hand-crafting someth...
by dzaima
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #264 - Texture streaming
Replies: 108
Views: 13441

Re: Friday Facts #264 - Texture streaming

16.6ms is eons in computer-speak, about 50 million cpu cycles at 3ghz.... Instead of dropping a fame that can't be drawn wouldn't it be more visually pleasing to have a subroutine hold on to whatever the current/last frame data was, and constantly feed that at 60 fps whether or not you can update t...

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