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by GrumpyJoe
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: We support Ukraine
Replies: 3229
Views: 183543

Re: We support Ukraine

Helping refugees is a good thing. I donated to our country's most known neighbor help organisation, which exist since the Yugoslavia wars early 90ies. If we had the needed space, we would welcome refugees at our house. I'm online here for like 5 years now, but I won't return until the this thread is...
by GrumpyJoe
Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #368 - Steam deck, Ghost bugs, Docs improvements
Replies: 30
Views: 9991

Re: Friday Facts #368 - Steam deck, Ghost bugs, Docs improvements

The secrecy about the Expansion worries me. Factorio became so damn good because the community was involved and influential in it's evolution, which now isn't the case with the the Expansion. This is explained in FFF365 If we show something that ends up being removed or replaced, it can feel like a...
by GrumpyJoe
Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Container's stack info.
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Container's stack info.

I'm wondering if the occupied stack info of container entities are/can be exposed and used in the circuit network. Don't know when this was introduced, if this is even a vanilla feature, but containers "now" show "XX/YY" in the tool tip when hovered over. Like my Angel's silos sa...
by GrumpyJoe
Sat Feb 12, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: No Shadow Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: No Shadow Mod

Dein Übersetzer hat bei der Hälfte aufgegeben :P

Isn't there a graphic setting for this?
by GrumpyJoe
Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Logistic Train Network
Topic: Temp. Stations. Setting to disable them?
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Temp. Stations. Setting to disable them?

Hello there. After a long Factorio hiatus, I began a new map with LTN. I might have played my last one even before train limits were introduced to vanilla, or I never bothered to use them anyway. I quickly noticed the "new" temp stops next to providers/requesters in the schedules and was w...
by GrumpyJoe
Sun Feb 06, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #367 - Expansion news
Replies: 212
Views: 76950

Re: Friday Facts #367 - Expansion news

Of my 3500ish hours I've spent about 4/5 in AB+PY. A huge expansion mod will let the price/hour drop even more and we'll soon need scientific notation for it. 4 to 5 hours in AB+PY? or 400-500 hours? 4 out of 5, or 80% My first thought was "30€? With a base game price exactly that, I think 20-...
by GrumpyJoe
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #367 - Expansion news
Replies: 212
Views: 76950

Re: Friday Facts #367 - Expansion news

As I understand it, 1.2 will be a free update to the base game, including all the engine upgrades and QoL stuff The expansion then is a big mod you have to spend money on, where the term is more like a technical description and I feel this is where people who think it's overpriced get confused. Alot...
by GrumpyJoe
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: Setting up LTN Train stations
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Setting up LTN Train stations

Welcome

There is an entire subforum for LTN

viewforum.php?f=214

You should look around there
But don't double post your question again, this thread could/should be moved there anyway
by GrumpyJoe
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Duplicates
Topic: [1.1.50] Controls settings window cuts off long keyboard combinations
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: [1.1.50] Controls settings window cuts off long keyboard combinations

There are three possible solutions I can suggest: Change the translation for German key pad symbols from „Nummernblock X“ to “X (Nummernblock)”, where X is the symbol on the key pad. I'm German and I've never heard anybody say the word Nummernblock. It's always been the NUM block. Some German keybo...
by GrumpyJoe
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steam achievment: No time for chitchat (finish the game within 15 hours)
Replies: 11
Views: 2682

Re: Steam achievment: No time for chitchat (finish the game within 15 hours)

If you are browsing achievements, you may have noticed lazy b. (see above, only 111 items handcrafted before launching a rocket) Alot of folks are missing that one I remember back in my newb days that I learned ALOT by completing that. I even remember a few spots from the factory I was playing that ...
by GrumpyJoe
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Outdated/Not implemented
Topic: Can the limit of maximum 64 connection distance of poles be lifted
Replies: 30
Views: 2929

Re: Can the limit of maximum 64 connection distance of poles be lifted

Long DISTANCE coverage, NOT large AREA?

Make more power plants (power outposts), so you don't need to drag large pole lines to outposts?

I don't understand how even heavy ocd can have an effect because of that one thing. You'd need to build rails to far distance outposts too.
by GrumpyJoe
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Logistic Train Network
Topic: [1.16.6] Warnings for missing items if item station is currently occupied
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: [1.16.6] Warnings for missing items if item station is currently occupied

It's a throughput issue. Trains have high throughput, compared to belt/bot, yes. But the more stations request a given item, the more you need to produce and provide because you can not easily prevent all requester to request at the same time. While you may have plenty time to resupply a requester e...
by GrumpyJoe
Mon Dec 27, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Bob's mods
Topic: Bob's metals, Chemicals and Intermediates mod Tech-Tree Loop
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Bob's metals, Chemicals and Intermediates mod Tech-Tree Loop

For someone to be able to help, you'd need to ask the right questions ;) You'd need to specify what the loop actually is, like " I need item x to produce that science y, but item x is unlocked by science y research " Also, since you mentioned seablock, its best to ask in the Sea block foru...
by GrumpyJoe
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Power Armor MK. II and military science
Replies: 0
Views: 652

Power Armor MK. II and military science

What I think Power Armor MkII technology should not need Military 4 research. Why a) None of the previous armors cost military science packs. The first one requires Military 1, but that is the base military one that unlocks the Grey science packs themself, which requires only red science. b) Alot o...
by GrumpyJoe
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: First time using circuit network: making a "master" power switch
Replies: 12
Views: 1902

Re: First time using circuit network: making a "master" power switch

Since you can toggle a switch remotely and you are used to that, you could use (non constant) combinators that require power behind such a switch, to add a signal to the green wire.
by GrumpyJoe
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Questions, reviews and ratings
Topic: Why does backfill disappear?
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Why does backfill disappear?

Since there are pY buildings in the picture, I'm guessing it's the tar pit or whatever it's called.
AFAIK that only happens if it's over filled?

Try pY forums and how to deal with that
by GrumpyJoe
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Logistic Train Network
Topic: Pre-Loaded trains
Replies: 8
Views: 1515

Re: Pre-Loaded trains

this seems to be against everything that LTN was designed for. good job. Quite the opposite IMHO. Clever use of gameplay features added. It's one step further from using network IDs and dedicated (empty train) depots. But In the long run it shouldn't really matter the time it takes to fulfill an or...
by GrumpyJoe
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Questions, reviews and ratings
Topic: What mods to play?
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: What mods to play?

I think vanilla and Angels alone also is quite straight forward, mostly efficiency updates for raw resources through upgrading crushed ores etc.. Should be less complex than bob alone, which adds quite some resources, which (when combined) Angel then makes more complex by make you go through 4+2 dif...
by GrumpyJoe
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: I think assembling machines need some balance changes
Replies: 35
Views: 7897

Re: I think assembling machines need some balance changes

If we are comparing handcrafting with machine speeds, can we please consider getting rid of handcrafting altogether, at least for the sake of talking about what's possible? Factorio is about automating, the only reason to craft anything by hand seems to be that you will be a faster in the early game...
by GrumpyJoe
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: All the different ways to increase the efficiency of a nuclear power plant
Replies: 259
Views: 36406

Re: All the different ways to automate a nuclear power plant

aka fuel control vs NO fuel control I don't think the latter is exclusively about UPS. I always found this topic quite interesting, but in the end, I'm always going for the "why bother approach" Unless you have a very complicated chain of production (aka non vanilla nuclear fuel) IMHO it'...

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