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by Ultros
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: [0.17.68] Server is not responding - Multiplayer Issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: [0.17.68] Server is not responding - Multiplayer Issues.

BlueTemplar wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:37 am
What happens when you try to ping those servers, and they try to ping you ?
Ping completes fine on the outwards direction.

I don't run any of the servers, so I can't say for sure, but my computer is behind router NAT so I don't think that will work.
by Ultros
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Already exists
Topic: LuaTechnology.level is not consistent
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: LuaTechnology.level is not consistent

If neutrally asking for more information on a request is "less than stellar initial attitude" then I truly wonder what else you'd expect. I'm really sorry for the confusion, eradicator was right, and I was talking about the WRONG and other similarly obnoxious behaviour towards others trying to help.
by Ultros
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Already exists
Topic: LuaTechnology.level is not consistent
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: LuaTechnology.level is not consistent

Bilka wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:47 pm
I hope this helps you a bit, at least to discover that your original code is bugged.
Total props to you for going through all that and fixing the bug, even despite the less than stellar initial attitude.
by Ultros
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: [0.17.68] Server is not responding - Multiplayer Issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: [0.17.68] Server is not responding - Multiplayer Issues.

I am having similar issues while trying to join MP games. I've not had this issue in earlier versions (prior to 17.60) and it seems to be random what games triggers this server not responding glitch. The other players in the MP game don't report any similar issues. I'm playing on the latest 17.69 st...
by Ultros
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Allow placement of water well pumps onto tiles that were previously landfilled
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Allow placement of water well pumps onto tiles that were previously landfilled

Currently, pumps can only be placed onto tiles that straddle the water/land boundary, and as a result poor choices in landfill (or misclicks) result in a state where a blueprint may not be placeable without resorting the use of console or mods (such as waterfill), therefore affecting the ability of ...
by Ultros
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #303 - Under 100 bugs (but still not stable)
Replies: 144
Views: 12926

Re: Friday Facts #303 - Under 100 bugs (but still not stable)

I do have one issue with the FFF though, in that people arbitraging the games across regions is being referred to as "regional fraud". This is pretty ridiculous, since it only stems from the store trying to sell the same digital product at different prices, effectively performing economic price disc...
by Ultros
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #303 - Under 100 bugs (but still not stable)
Replies: 144
Views: 12926

Re: Friday Facts #303 - Under 100 bugs (but still not stable)

No wonder the anti-fraud on Humble was over-tuned to the point of blocking a perfectly legitimate purchase from me. The devs have apparently 10% fraud rates prior to switching up their payment system.

Thank god for GOG and their sane systems.
by Ultros
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: A Case for Balancing Nuclear Power
Replies: 83
Views: 3202

Re: A Case for Balancing Nuclear Power

Yes, as O(1) really means O(1*N) where N is the number of entities. In this case, separate power networks with solar connected. This makes no sense given the paradigm of big O notation. eradicator's previous is 100% correct. "O(1*N)" is defined as O(N), not O(1) as you are saying. Solar panels and ...
by Ultros
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Modding interface requests
Topic: Ability to whitelist LuaPlayer::connect_to_server() servers
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Ability to whitelist LuaPlayer::connect_to_server() servers

Firstly, thanks for the implementation! This will make server-hopping much more interesting in multi-map scenarios such as Clusterio. I would like to request an improvement to this command, specifically the ability to whitelist servers from this list. While the prompt is important to avoid potential...
by Ultros
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: A Case for Balancing Nuclear Power
Replies: 83
Views: 3202

Re: A Case for Balancing Nuclear Power

I totally use nuclear for my megabase. It's not a 100% efficient megabase, but it still does 2k spm with biters at a respectable UPS. This is a game, and it's intended to be fun. For me, nuclear is way more fun than placing down a million solar panels and accumulators. That's reason enough to use it...
by Ultros
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should standing next to an active reactor harm player health?
Replies: 42
Views: 2316

Re: Should standing next to an active reactor harm player health?

Ormy wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:50 am
Therefore the damage should not be based on proximity to certain buildings but proximity to U235/nuclear fuel/uranium fuel cells.
Uranium 235 is not appreciably radioactive. It has a 700MY half life and doesn't require containment to remove the radiation hazard.
by Ultros
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should standing next to an active reactor harm player health?
Replies: 42
Views: 2316

Re: Should standing next to an active reactor harm player health?

Short answer to the suggestion: NO. It will not add realism. I once worked with radioactive materials and I have even been in a reactor. There are procedures and protections. You don't "just get irradiated" for working with them or being near. If it did... we'd tell them to go jump off a bridge... ...
by Ultros
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: [0.16.latest] Map reached old computer ability to run it
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: [0.16.latest] Map reached old computer ability to run it

IMO there is little point in trying to upgrade the E8400, it's over 11 years old and you might spend more upgrading it than simply getting a newer computer due to difficulty in getting parts for it. As others have mentioned, UPS depends on the CPU (not GPU) and you are unlikely to gain much from add...
by Ultros
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #302 - The multiplayer megapacket
Replies: 39
Views: 5524

Re: Friday Facts #302 - The multiplayer megapacket

What exactly are the giant basketball hoop and the four pillars entities in the video linked in the FFF?

I've only played on .17, but they don't look like any .16 graphics entity I know of. Are mods allowed on specific clusterio servers?
by Ultros
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Biter AI pathing makes game too easy.
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: Biter AI pathing makes game too easy.

It's mainly them walking to their deaths one by one and the exploit of one-tile-water-that-you-and-almost-anything-in-your-factory-can-go-thru-except-biters that gets me. They should at least see that other biters are charging around them and charge too, yes? And they are a seemingly untouched spec...
by Ultros
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Biter AI pathing makes game too easy.
Replies: 21
Views: 947

Re: Biter AI pathing makes game too easy.

I feel the balance of biter difficulty in this game is just right for vanilla freeplay. While an experienced player with a good understanding of biter pathing mechanics can trivialise them with effective chokepoint usage (as you have done in your screenshot with water and trees), it's much less appl...
by Ultros
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: UPS friendly, nuclear reactor design?
Replies: 33
Views: 1612

Re: UPS friendly, nuclear reactor design?

Perfect ratios aren't that bad if you stop caring about hitting them all at the same time. Here's my 1.1GW plant that supposedly wastes 31 turbines (had to look up the numbers ;p), but has "perfect" heat exchangers. The real limit here is pipe throughput. If you use one-sided input you need maximum...
by Ultros
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: 0.17 Laser turret shooting speed
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: 0.17 Laser turret shooting speed

What makes laser turrets so "good" is not that they are better than the others in all aspects, but they have less weak points than the others. This is precisely the point. It is extremely easy to supply power to a laser turret, and it is difficult for biters/spitters to take down a well designed la...
by Ultros
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: 0.17 Laser turret shooting speed
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: 0.17 Laser turret shooting speed

As a few examples: -Lasers dilute the further they go, making them much less effective on long ranges. -The laser "beam" shouldn't be visible, unless there is something in its path (compare shining a flashlight through fog). If there is something in its path, that would further dilute its power. -T...
by Ultros
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: [Solved] GOG : Can't get experimental build (no serial keys anymore)
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: GOG : Can't get experimental build (no serial keys anymore)

I just checked GOG and was able to get my key as I did a few months ago. I don't think anything has changed.

From https://www.gog.com/account , select Factorio, click More, and click Serial Keys.

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