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by jamiechi1
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: About Computer Science
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: About Computer Science

You build a CPU yourself. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLowKtXNTBypGqImE405J2565dvjafglHU Yes. FPGA's are good for that. fpgacpu.org (not an https site) has good info on this subject. I originally learned to program a cpu with a development board. I read a lot of tech manuals. IBM used to publ...
by jamiechi1
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing with a slightly darker night
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Playing with a slightly darker night

I am using NightBrightness_1.1.7.
I have had no problem adjusting the values that the mod provides in settings to get a really dark night or a slightly brighter night.
If you have problems with that mod, take it up with the mod author.
by jamiechi1
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: User Control Panel: Notifications: Mark Read
Replies: 0
Views: 114

User Control Panel: Notifications: Mark Read

This doesn't appear to work at all with regards to the check marks. One can click on the bottom page to mark all as read but reloading the page later all check marks are removed. Reading a topic never sets a check mark, and one can not manually check the item for a specific topic. Also it would be h...
by jamiechi1
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #365 - Future plans
Replies: 220
Views: 39279

Re: Friday Facts #365 - Future plans

For the Map Editor, I would like to see some support for externally generated maps. Something simple like what was done with SimCity games. Either just a simple bitmap, or something that could be imported (and flattened a bit if needed) from the World Machine program. This would simplify greatly the...
by jamiechi1
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Questions, reviews and ratings
Topic: Informatron
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Informatron

Case Matters!
Somehow my copy of one of the files was changed.
It was a simple matter of 'Letter Case'.
Changed 'Informatron-show' to 'informatron-show' in a couple of places in informatron.lua.
I was sure I only changed stuff in interface.lua. :oops:
by jamiechi1
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: QOL: Aditional check for Audio when loading a game.
Replies: 0
Views: 96

QOL: Aditional check for Audio when loading a game.

Overview/Thesis I would like an additional check made when loading a game for audio in addition to startup to prevent having to exit and restart the game. What? When starting up a game with audio disabled I get a dialog to warn me that no audio device was found. This is fine, but I would like a but...
by jamiechi1
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the Fluid Rework still planned?
Replies: 52
Views: 4161

Re: Is the Fluid Rework still planned?

Actually wiring pumps to regulate oil conversion is what I consider the only mandatory use of circuit wires ... I pretty much always do this and don't even think about it much any more. So I generally don't have issues here. As for Nuclear, I have never used more than two pairs of nuclear plants in...
by jamiechi1
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the Fluid Rework still planned?
Replies: 52
Views: 4161

Re: Is the Fluid Rework still planned?

Actually wiring pumps to regulate oil conversion is what I consider the only mandatory use of circuit wires ... I pretty much always do this and don't even think about it much any more. So I generally don't have issues here. As for Nuclear, I have never used more than two pairs of nuclear plants in...
by jamiechi1
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Grid aligned blueprint trick
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Grid aligned blueprint trick

This might be helpful for lining up large blueprints on a large factory where your 'chunk' size is different than 32. And overall, seems like less work in the long run. I posted this elsewhere about using larger blocks or virtual 'chunks'. There is a mod, Shortcuts-ick, that has a shortcut that turn...
by jamiechi1
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Building new Radars - minimap/map view
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Building new Radars - minimap/map view

There is a mod, Shortcuts-ick, that has a shortcut that turns on a grid. This grid may be adjusted in size. I modified it from the mods default 32 tile 'chunk' to allow it to give me a 48 tile 'chunk' display. I posted details on how to do this here: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&a...
by jamiechi1
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.16 - 1.1] New Game+
Replies: 43
Views: 11003

Re: [MOD 0.16 - 1.1] New Game+

I really like this. I don't know why I didn't see it before. It does pick up everything from my save game including the map string which is one of the best features. And the ability to resize the starting area. (Which is disabled in my local modified version of the Depricated Peaceful+ mod.) There i...
by jamiechi1
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lua or something else?
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Re: Lua or something else?

... if you make non-programmers have to deal with pointers and memory management ... Dealing with pointers is trivial and can be learned in 5 minutes. Memory management is pretty much always handled by the system or language libraries and most likely, would never be seen in an interpreter. Pointers...
by jamiechi1
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lua or something else?
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Re: Lua or something else?

I didn't realize c++ was a difficult language. I thought is was easy! Of course I have been programming since before personal computers existed. Yes, an interpreter that is more like c++ can be written in c++. Lua is written in C++ I believe. My point, is that when using a language with loosely type...
by jamiechi1
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 1.1] Shortcuts for 1.1
Replies: 14
Views: 1424

Re: [MOD 1.1] Shortcuts for 1.1

Thanks for updating this mod. I added a setting in my copy to allow one to change the default grid size from 32 to anything else. I use 48 mostly. I wonder if anyone else would find this useful. Added to settings.lua: -- adding grid-size settings { type = "int-setting", name = "grid-s...
by jamiechi1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: your thoughts on menu simulation
Replies: 62
Views: 4604

Re: your thoughts on menu simulation

Existence of the sound slider doesn't change that the default value is way too high. Had to check just now what the settings were in my game. It is at 35%. At that level it sounds fine to me. As for sounds in the game, that is another issue. I am still fine tuning the games various sounds with one ...
by jamiechi1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lua or something else?
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Re: Lua or something else?

I would prefer something else. I prefer C++ over anything else. But Lua is popular in many games and it looks like it is here to stay. I saw on the web an article by a programmer who after many years of developing Lua, eventually came to the conclusion that C++ or another strongly typed language is ...
by jamiechi1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: your thoughts on menu simulation
Replies: 62
Views: 4604

Re: your thoughts on menu simulation

I like it. Not too distracting and it sounds ok. Although I always have the music disabled. (Never enable music in games.) I agree it would be nice to see more animations without biters. But don't remove any existing ones. More variation is better. I disagree about making them with less focus though...
by jamiechi1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some ideas for the "One big expansion pack"
Replies: 44
Views: 3460

Re: Some ideas for the "One big expansion pack"

It would be nice to be able to run a belt above other stuff (belt overpass?) instead of only underneath (underneathies) using the underground belts. This would allow for what might be considered overpowered belt weaving. make the transport madness scenario very easy. make situations similar to tran...
by jamiechi1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some ideas for the "One big expansion pack"
Replies: 44
Views: 3460

Re: Some ideas for the "One big expansion pack"

I don't see the need for expansion packs. This game is designed to be modded. Mods for the most part eliminate the need for expansion packs. The developers are continuing to improve the game and adding new features. So I expect this will continue for awhile. I'm good with that. As mentioned above, T...
by jamiechi1
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Factorio confessions
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: Factorio confessions

I don't use trains much any more. Mostly belts. For awhile I was using a blueprint someone made to make a train crossing that stopped the train if I was going through. If you care about acheivements though you might want to get hit by a train once or twice. :D I have over 5000 hours in the game and ...

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