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by Amarula
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Show chest limit in tooltip
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Show chest limit in tooltip

+1 I like the idea of showing the use of restricted slots: 21/20 - you have 21 stack and container is limited to 20 (one stack was added manually or just left over from previous config) However, I would show the use of restricted slots separately. For example: 5/20 - chest is limited to 20 stacks, 5...
by Amarula
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FFF email forum link is a bit smelly
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: FFF email forum link is a bit smelly

This. First rule of cyber security: never click suspicious links.
by Amarula
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #364 - 1.1 stable
Replies: 57
Views: 12084

Re: Friday Facts #364 - 1.1 stable

Congratulations! How much do I love the new trains GUI? Recently I have been playing a number of fresh games that are all relatively small, around the number of trains mentioned in the post (100+ trains, 200+ stations). So today I went back and loaded up my main game that has been worked on for the ...
by Amarula
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Train Stop Limits
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Train Stop Limits

I do agree with you that a limit of zero is counter-intuitive to the intent of a limit. However, for the question, what should the train limit be for this particular train stop, the answer is almost always "It depends!" Since the limits were introduced (thank you Wube!), I have never set a...
by Amarula
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [Klonan] [1.1.6] Issues with empty furnace input slot tooltip
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: [Klonan] [1.1.6] Issues with empty furnace input slot tooltip

This attention to detail, responsiveness, and player engagement, set you in a class of your own - no-one else comes close. You are amazing! Thank you!

@Deadlock989: how about blotting out the sun deliberately? Like fog of war only better...

@Klonan: oh yeah a reason to say I _need_ a 4k monitor!
by Amarula
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Fuelling a locomotive with conditions
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Fuelling a locomotive with conditions

disentius wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:32 am
This works because when the train wants to leave, it reserves (yellow) the next signal it wants to pass.
Sweet!
by Amarula
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Fuelling a locomotive with conditions
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Fuelling a locomotive with conditions

I don't understand how this arithmetic combinator is wired to the system. The inserter keeps loading and loading, no matter what the train does :( One non-standard arithmetic combinator, counting the fuel as it is loaded into the locomotive. Wiring is standard for a counter: one wire from the inser...
by Amarula
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Fuelling a locomotive with conditions
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Fuelling a locomotive with conditions

I discovered it could be easier than I thought: Overview: Overview.png One decider combinator, setting constant C to true (1) if a train is present to have fuel loaded. Decider train present.png One non-standard arithmetic combinator, counting the fuel as it is loaded into the locomotive. Rather tha...
by Amarula
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Fuelling a locomotive with conditions
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Fuelling a locomotive with conditions

I would use a counter, to count how many pieces of fuel have been loaded. I would use that counter to control the inserter, so it would only load when the count is less than 2. Limit the stack size on the inserter to 1. I would use a latch that resets when the train enters the station so the next tr...
by Amarula
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 1.1.8
Replies: 26
Views: 14230

Re: Version 1.1.8

The new train overview is wonderful! One thought: it is now easy to use an icon in station names, just click the icon... For now I am using both 'iron plates' and the icon, so I can search for 'iron plates'. It would be wonderful to be able to search on the icon with the same ease, rather than tryin...
by Amarula
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Medium/Big/Gigantic Sized Structures
Topic: Train based direct insertion challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 3458

Re: Train based direct insertion challenge

Hey Amarula, have you yet found a solution to your uneven Unloading? Happy New Year! and no, not really... Looks exactly like your build, but with only one Stackinserter per Assembler and the Schedule as shown in the Screenshot below. The 3 Second Inactivity in this Case allows more stuff to be put...
by Amarula
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Medium/Big/Gigantic Sized Structures
Topic: Train based direct insertion challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 3458

Re: Train based direct insertion challenge

I am currently wrapping my head around the solutions of Fooluaintblack for item perfect loading trains; i think you could use some of his mechanisms to alleviate this problem. he made some video's with explanations, examples, and blueprints. https://www.youtube.com/user/fooluaintblack Thank you!
by Amarula
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Medium/Big/Gigantic Sized Structures
Topic: Train based direct insertion challenge
Replies: 39
Views: 3458

Re: Train based direct insertion challenge

Happy New Year! my solution was to measure a buffer at each wagon Yes checking the contents of a chest would work... except part of this challenge is not using any chests, going straight from the train direct into the factory. Hmm can I connect the factory to the circuit network? Sadly no... However...
by Amarula
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1373
Views: 197621

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Is there an option to change item colors eg. Automation Science pack or Inserters? Not in game: There is an option to support various types of color-blindness under graphics settings. The player character, trains, spidertrons can be custom-colored in game. Mods can change colors for pretty much eve...
by Amarula
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: New stop condition for Trains...
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: New stop condition for Trains...

Klonan wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:12 pm
So I made a mod
Awesome!
by Amarula
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Why would I care about pollution?
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: Why would I care about pollution?

First of all, welcome! Every freeplay game is randomly different; some games you can build up your factory without needing to defend it until you reach the point that you can handle anything coming at you. Other times, you may be steamrolled before you get set. It sounds like Santa RNG has been kind...
by Amarula
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thank you (Make the dev-team happy today!)
Replies: 548
Views: 162985

Re: Thank you (Make the dev-team happy today!)

In a year full of challenges, Factorio has been a continual source of joy. Thank you all!

Wishing everyone peace, joy, and love, with best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas, and a joyous new year!
by Amarula
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Christmasgreeting
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Christmasgreeting

Merry Christmas!
by Amarula
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #18 - The Road to Clusterio 2.0
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Alt-F4 #18 - The Road to Clusterio 2.0

I enjoyed both articles very much - they both provide the 'here take a little peak behind the scenes' vibe from the best FFFs. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Alt-F4 this year; wishing you all the best with lots more Factorio in the new year!

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