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by RinDiddy
Fri May 08, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Basic Question about Ratios (Newbie)
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Basic Question about Ratios (Newbie)

Another way of looking into things is that the ratios are just guidelines. The math can get thrown off from minor to major, exponentially, depending on the distance of where the "actions" are taking place and how you are transporting things. Say for example, you have an electric mining drill mining ...
by RinDiddy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Is this efficient
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Is this efficient

Depends on what you plan on doing with the robots. Do you need all of those ports? I don't feel solar is inefficient at all for robotports. I used to power mine with nuclear until I got tired of managing the whole nuclear system and went with the easier to manage, less maintenance solar fields. Only...
by RinDiddy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #341 - Audio, Artillery, Attenuation
Replies: 30
Views: 4910

Re: Friday Facts #341 - Audio, Artillery, Attenuation

On the topic of audio there is one feature that I never understood. Why does the volume change based on your zoom distance? I always pretend as though I am the character and not a sound/camera man in a chopper. Perhaps some people like it the way it is. An option to enable/disable this would be nice...
by RinDiddy
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Desert Seed
Replies: 6
Views: 6133

Re: Desert Seed

I've got some advice for you. I typically prefer to always start on a desert map. I just like the way it looks plus there's not a ton of cleanup when building things. It is a far different world though as you've noticed already. The first thing to keep in mind is patience. There's not much around to...
by RinDiddy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Choppy/Laggy Graphics
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Choppy/Laggy Graphics

I've seen other posts possibly related to what I am experiencing. I'm looking to find a different route. I was playing this game last fall with 0 performance issues. None at all it worked perfect. Today the graphics are laggy and I see black boxes on the screen periodically. I am running on a clean ...
by RinDiddy
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Inserter throughput
Replies: 40
Views: 2501

Re: Inserter throughput

Kitters, From my experience stack inserters are not the answer when you need fast input into a machine, especially one that makes circuits. I've done something similar to that ( my concept was to create as many free circuits as possible in the fastest way ). The main problem is stack size. The inser...
by RinDiddy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thinking of getting the game if there is ever some type of steam sale for the game.
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Thinking of getting the game if there is ever some type of steam sale for the game.

Just buy it. It's not that much money, even as far as games go. This game blows alot of Big Company $60 releases well out of the water. Try out the demo and if its your thing then get it!
by RinDiddy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 17.69 Feedback
Replies: 0
Views: 356

17.69 Feedback

Hello Developers, This seems to be the best place for feedback on the recent "experimental" update. I haven't found a single issue yet so it's solid as far as I can see. To be blunt and honest I was kind of skeptical after hearing some of the proposed changes. I thought the game would turn into a wa...
by RinDiddy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 291
Views: 30772

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

I don't even know if I could imagine some of the debates over there. You guys are very involved in this (this is a good thing!). As always, I do have some thoughts on some of the items listed: Inserters should not chase items...... I love math and it is nice to be able to calculate things. At the sa...
by RinDiddy
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #301 - Crash site: First state
Replies: 52
Views: 10323

Re: Friday Facts #301 - Crash site: First state

I may be in over my head but have found many memory leaks to be the problem of faulty logic. The best part of programming is also the worst part of programming in that there are a ton of ways to do anything. The challenge is to find the shortest path. I'd be interested in looking at the snipped that...
by RinDiddy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How do you calculate Pollution rates?
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: How do you calculate Pollution rates?

I found that some descriptions aren't...descriptive. The pollution rating with anything seems to be directly related to it's energy consumption. Speed directly increases energy consumption so you could think of it the same as increasing energy with prod mods. This is why efficiency modules are so ef...
by RinDiddy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Questions, reviews and ratings
Topic: Distribute N amount of item into one or more buildings or containers
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Distribute N amount of item into one or more buildings or containers

There's a couple ways of doing this. Either way you have to add an extra layer inserter. Even removal of items from a container would require multiple inserters pulling from a container. Max is 3 if you want an inserter to fill the container. 1- Using the example of 1000 coal, set up the Main contai...
by RinDiddy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Logical circuit for storage
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Logical circuit for storage

I kind of do that with my setups only in a different way. I set up circuits so that machines only take what they need. The materials go through the factory first. This is going to be difficult if you send a large amount of resources onto a one-way belt. You'd be better off dividing your factory into...
by RinDiddy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Can someone please tell me how to properly signal this
Replies: 18
Views: 1439

Re: Can someone please tell me how to properly signal this

This isn't the answer you are looking for. If that were my logistics, I would split the track into two. That way you don't have to deal with a train being stopped unless it's loading/unloading. Trains stopping without getting/moving items is a waste. Just by adding a bit of belts/underground belts y...
by RinDiddy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Aircraft AND Underground tunnels
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Aircraft AND Underground tunnels

Two suggestions: 1 - Some kind of aircraft. If could require Flight, Engine, Maybe Logisitics 3? techs. Just an alternative to the car, tank, and train. All serve their purpose well but being able to fly over rocky terrain and forests would be nice. Doesn't even need to have a weapon just be able to...
by RinDiddy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Questions, reviews and ratings
Topic: Evolution Factor Cap
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Evolution Factor Cap

Can't you change the rates in the base game setting when you create a new game?

I thought there was something there for pollution, killing, and time. If you're looking to stunt evo this is what I know that is available.
by RinDiddy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #275 - 0.17 Science changes
Replies: 480
Views: 51144

Re: Friday Facts #275 - 0.17 Science changes

Looks like this one is open for feedback so here goes: All in all I'd say you made everything easier. I do agree with: - Turrets for Military Packs - Mining Drills in the Blue Ones - Rockets to get to the Silo - Purple ones being expensive but not widely used To be blunt I think you made things from...
by RinDiddy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Labs + Inserters
Replies: 14
Views: 2308

Re: Labs + Inserters

I found the best ways to evenly distribution Packs through labs are: 1- Manually 2 -Crates to inserters to labs 3- Belts to inserters to labs #2 is ideal for automation. This depends on how many labs you plan on using, as this does not allow for the most compact space usage. It also requires the use...
by RinDiddy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Green Dilemma
Replies: 43
Views: 8385

Re: The Green Dilemma

Why go Green? It's really a matter of perspective. So far in my campaign of naturalness I've found it to be quite rewarding once you've removed the need for boilers. 1 - The attacks are reduced dramatically. I've had occasions where I could go a couple hours without anything happening. So what right...

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