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by mrudat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Six legs good, Eight legs bad!
Replies: 44
Views: 2136

Re: Six legs good, Eight legs bad!

I like spiders; they tend to eat all the other creepy-crawlies.

In terms of a practical solution, replacing the leg graphics with empty graphics seems the most compatible solution for multiplayer.

Perhaps a zip file of empty png files to overwrite the base graphics?
by mrudat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Modding discussion
Topic: Guidelines for matching the game's art style?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Guidelines for matching the game's art style?

One of the FFFs suggested that the graphics are first rendered, and then possibly distressed, and then for icons, the individual mipmaps tweaked to look good. The impression I get is that Factorio buildings tend to be weathered, while Angel's, and even more so Pyanodan's, are shiny and new, as if th...
by mrudat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: A new prototype type to describe compound entities?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: A new prototype type to describe compound entities?

I think you would basically need the equivalent of, or perhaps precisely, a blueprint string to make that work, including the ability to specify sub-tile locations, circuit connections, etc.
by mrudat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: A new prototype type to declare magic entities?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: A new prototype type to declare magic entities?

eradicator wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:31 am
A freetext "tag=" on PrototypeBase would be sufficient.
Ah, but what if you want to make something magic in two ways; if you have just one tag, only one value can be associated; you could also do a set of tags, so this thing is interesting to mod 1 and mod 2.
by mrudat
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: mod idea: big bag / pallets mod
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: mod idea: big bag / pallets mod

I've been working on updating Pallets for myself.

I just uploaded my take on it here.
by mrudat
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: A new prototype type to declare magic entities?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

A new prototype type to declare magic entities?

It would be useful to be able to declare that a given entity is magic (has additional behaviour that is supplied by a control script), so that if a mod creates a derived entity, it too can be flagged as being magical, without requiring explicit support in both mods. something like: data:extend{ { ty...
by mrudat
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: A new prototype type to describe compound entities?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

A new prototype type to describe compound entities?

It could be useful to have a new prototype that can encode the components of a compound entity (one where a proxy object is built, and immediately replaced with a set of other entities). As an example use-case, it is not possible to create a Battery powered Cargo Ship without explicit support from b...
by mrudat
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.18] RITEG
Replies: 34
Views: 6556

Re: [MOD 0.18] RITEG

https://mods.factorio.com/mod/RITEG/dis ... a405f0bf3a

Crash on changing map-wide settings, possibly due to RITEGs being cloned by warptorio2?
by mrudat
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Spidertron Dock
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Spidertron Dock

Have a look at aai, spidertron logistics, or logiquipment?

None of them are exactly what you're after, but they do work in the same general area.
by mrudat
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [0.15, 0.16] Nuclear Fuel
Replies: 19
Views: 8445

Re: [0.15, 0.16] Nuclear Fuel

For the benefit of combatability, I (attempted to) calculate the approximate fuel value of the various nuclear materials, and here are my results: Edit: Presuming that I haven't made a mistake somewhere, I think I'm going to pretend that Classic mode doesn't exist. TLDR, the results: Classic: https:...
by mrudat
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Playing on the net of a cube.
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Playing on the net of a cube.

The main reason why is someone (not particularly seriously) suggested playing on the surface of a 4D object, which I don't think it would be feasible to represent with a 2D map, so I tried to think of what could be feasibly implemented, and I think you could implement a cube. You can only implement ...
by mrudat
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Rail SIGNAL Bridge mod?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Rail SIGNAL Bridge mod?

I imagine what you'd need is something of a cross between a rail signal (so you can place them next to rail), a power pole (graphically) and an underground belt, for the behavior and cost. I'm guessing the signalling would ideally be configurable, but it would probably work acceptably well to only s...
by mrudat
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Playing on the net of a cube.
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Playing on the net of a cube.

It might be feasible to implement playing on the surface of a cube, by unrolling the surface into its net. At any point in time, the map would look something like the following, where the player's position is a the centre of the cross (the 2 surfaces). 3 1265 4 If the player were to walk off the edg...
by mrudat
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: A 'rocket'-order service?
Replies: 1
Views: 121

A 'rocket'-order service?

A mail rocket-order service. Package up a request and payment into an item, stick the item into a rocket, send the rocket off, this produces an item that represents the order is being processed. You build a landing pad, an assembler that runs for free, and (ideally) animates a powered rocket landing...
by mrudat
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Tree / Na-palm grenades.
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Tree / Na-palm grenades.

The reasonable option
A capsule (grenade) that spawns trees.

The silly option
A capsule (grenade) that spawns 'Na-palm' trees.

The 'Na-palm' trees are palm trees that concentrate elemental sodium until they explode.
by mrudat
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: Allow "OR" prerequisites in technology prototype
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Allow "OR" prerequisites in technology prototype

It's easy enough to do a workaround , but I agree, it would be nice to be able to specify 'or' in addition to 'and' for a technology's prerequisites. I think that the or condition would be better represented as a distinct node, though, so the player can reason about it visually as they can currently...
by mrudat
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: Ability to specify icon for 'nothing' technology effect?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Ability to specify icon for 'nothing' technology effect?

It would be nifty if it was possible to supply an icon for the 'nothing' technology effect, be that an `icons` parameter, a reference to some thing that has an icon, or perhaps something completely different. As an example use-case, specifying that used-up uranium fuel cells become available upon un...
by mrudat
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Modding interface requests
Topic: LuaTechnology.effects[1].type="LOCK-recipe"
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: LuaTechnology.effects[1].type="LOCK-recipe"

an upgrade-recipe effect? unlock recipe-2 if/when recipe-1 is researched, and replace recipe-1 with recipe-2 where recipe-1 is being crafted?
by mrudat
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Mod portal Discussion
Topic: [One Line Suggestions]
Replies: 33
Views: 4289

Re: [One Line Suggestions]

Support for arbitrary locations for source code? Bitbucket, Gitlab, Sourceforge?

Some mods link to their source code via the 'homepage' url, which works, mostly, but if you want to link to a forum page _and_ your source code repository, it's not an ideal solution.

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