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by Ghostwheel
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: RAM strain+additional end game solution: Interstellar Pack
Replies: 1
Views: 403

RAM strain+additional end game solution: Interstellar Pack

TL;DR Introduces Antimatter and the Interstellar Pack as a means to address memory strain inherent with late game mega bases while introducing an additional stage of end game content. What ? Basic idea: Starports (costs rocket silos, antimatter) New techs=Orbital Anti-Matter Warheads (Tactical Nuke...
by Ghostwheel
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Hosting a 5K SPM server on AWS, best cost effective setup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Hosting a 5K SPM server on AWS, best cost effective setup?

Also, I am not exactly sure, but would a multiplayer instance not be limited by the slowest player playing? I mean, would his pc still not be the bottleneck? In Factorio, the server goes as fast as it can (to the limit of 60 UPS unless set otherwise), and players that can't keep up are dropped. Int...
by Ghostwheel
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Hosting a 5K SPM server on AWS, best cost effective setup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Hosting a 5K SPM server on AWS, best cost effective setup?

If your rig can't handle a map on SP, going multiplayer will not help. Factorio is bandwidth limited, not CPU limited, for good reason; your DDR3-1333 is not "more than enough" for this workload, and it's not more efficient to have a server do all the simulation at Factorio's level of det...
by Ghostwheel
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Hosting a 5K SPM server on AWS, best cost effective setup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Hosting a 5K SPM server on AWS, best cost effective setup?

So I'm at the limits of the game engine and my hardware. I have an i5-2500k, more than enough power but as we all know Factorio only utilizes a couple cores / threads. I'm running at about 30 UPS (and half processor utilization), so about half speed, on my "5K SPM" base - and my power bill...
by Ghostwheel
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Outdated/Not implemented
Topic: Suggestion: Introduce choice to prevent updated ingredient changes but allow new features / bug fixes / content
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Suggestion: Introduce choice to prevent updated ingredient changes but allow new features / bug fixes / content

You guys are missing the point. "Balancing" should be a separated / checkmarked branch / option. Fixes, Features, Content etc... should be able to be enjoyed without the changes to balancing. I very much enjoy the new action bar and updated map editor... there are countless new features an...
by Ghostwheel
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.59] Beacons with Efficiency Modules (level 3) only transmit the power reduction of a single module
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: [0.17.59] Beacons with Efficiency Modules (level 3) only transmit the power reduction of a single module

Thanks guys. Just noticing this. This is what happens after 24 hours straight of Factorio :P Close thread?
by Ghostwheel
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.59] Beacons with Efficiency Modules (level 3) only transmit the power reduction of a single module
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: [0.17.59] Beacons with Efficiency Modules (level 3) only transmit the power reduction of a single module

Strange. Thanks for the info. Does the "Energy Consumption: -50%" description need to be corrected when placed in a Beacon, then?
by Ghostwheel
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [0.17.59] Beacons with Efficiency Modules (level 3) only transmit the power reduction of a single module
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

[0.17.59] Beacons with Efficiency Modules (level 3) only transmit the power reduction of a single module

Pretty straightforward. Beacons with 2 Efficiency Modules only reduce the power consumption by 50% vs 100%. This is tested on Assembly Machines and Miners. Miners and Assembly Machines were loaded with Productivity Modules and Beacons filled with Speed Modules nearby. So at the example I'm looking a...
by Ghostwheel
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Outdated/Not implemented
Topic: Suggestion: Introduce choice to prevent updated ingredient changes but allow new features / bug fixes / content
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Suggestion: Introduce choice to prevent updated ingredient changes but allow new features / bug fixes / content

Or stop introducing game breaking ingredient changes. Instead of new fun stuff were getting changes that break bases that some of us have spent hundreds of hours on. Why is this still happening and when will it be actually safe to play? It's such a shame for such a great game to have these developme...
by Ghostwheel
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Replacing current Power Armor visuals with Fallout Tactics Power Armor
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Replacing current Power Armor visuals with Fallout Tactics Power Armor

Aye I figured it would be a problem should I somehow publicly release it, but I didn't plan to. All good, ended up being too big of a project and there arent any animations available for certain things anyway. Anyway, was a cool thought.
by Ghostwheel
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Removing tiles in map editor on .17?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Removing tiles in map editor on .17?

Looks like you can deconstruct everything but tiles for some odd reason. Anyone aware of a way to remove them in the editor?
by Ghostwheel
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Generating resources mid game?
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Generating resources mid game?

Hey folks, I made a map in map editor and in order to construct a mega base I disabled all resources and biters. Now I'm at a point where I'm realizing manually placing all the resources doesn't make sense. I'd just like the map to auto generate them like when you first create a map. I'm googling ar...
by Ghostwheel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Can I have a thread reviewed for a second mods opinion?
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

Can I have a thread reviewed for a second mods opinion?

My post here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=72651&p=439231#p439231

..was a suggestion / request to improveme post. But it was moved to gameplay help. I'd love to see more intuitive ways for improvement on this. Any chance I can have a second moderator review it?
by Ghostwheel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Trains using the same track (signals etc)
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: Trains using the same track (signals etc)

Yeah, it is hard. It's very difficult and unintuitive. Hence why I put this thread in balancing / suggestions. Should everyone having difficulty understanding this have to look it up online? And even still then not able to figure it out? It should not be this complicated.
by Ghostwheel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: [0.17] Personal laser defense gets too good
Replies: 13
Views: 6593

Re: [0.17] Personal laser defense gets too good

I'm going to disagree with PLD being too good just like the other thread and many other folks here. PLD damage gets expensive before its actually remotely effective, not to mention it takes up valuable Power Armor inventory space. What settings are you playing on? I'm on default and playing by mysel...
by Ghostwheel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Trains using the same track (signals etc)
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Trains using the same track (signals etc)

This. This is a nightmare. 500 hours in the game and 2-3 hours last night spent trying to figure them out I finally said screw it and started routing my trains the long way around my base. It's ugly and messy as hell. And I cannot for the life of me figure this out. It's not "well you arent rea...
by Ghostwheel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: "Laser speed" - bit overkill?
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Re: "Laser speed" - bit overkill?

PLD is not overkill, it's just right. PLD costs valuable space in your Power Armor. In late game we're researching extremely expensive laser turret damage (which contributes to PLD damage) and I want that to pay off.
by Ghostwheel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Balancing
Topic: Biters Aggressiveness towards Power Poles
Replies: 8
Views: 2243

Biters Aggressiveness towards Power Poles

So mid to late game(default settings) most everyone is going to have satellite "bases" mining ore. These bases are defended by laser turrets (because it is not reasonable to have to bring in a supply of ammo for gun turrets, or a massive solar farm for each base) and the power poles get ro...
by Ghostwheel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Ideas and Requests For Mods
Topic: Replacing current Power Armor visuals with Fallout Tactics Power Armor
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Replacing current Power Armor visuals with Fallout Tactics Power Armor

Another Update - So I've managed to grab some sprites from Tactics and I'm trying to get them into Factorio. Factorios sprites aren't even sprites really, they are PNG sheets. The stuff I have from Fallout is .spr. So I'm trying to figure out how to convert the spr to a set of PNGs. Or at least view...
by Ghostwheel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: More flair / character customization
Replies: 1
Views: 446

More flair / character customization

More Power Armor options, weapons, structure building(walls, roofs, scaffolding, random objects like shelves, furniture)... etc. Basically let us have the option to be more unique. Could be purely visual or otherwise. Integrate an intuitive(GUI) sprite importing feature to add our own set of objects...

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