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by seltha
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #366 - The only way to go fast, is to go well!
Replies: 80
Views: 22421

Re: Friday Facts #366 - The only way to go fast, is to go well!

Finding a good balance is still an art. I think that is true in most walks of life, but especially in software. 3000 lines of code in one file, vs 1000 files with 3 lines in each... you need to find some happy medium. Developers often get swept up by an ideal and try applying it to every situation,...
by seltha
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #366 - The only way to go fast, is to go well!
Replies: 80
Views: 22421

Re: Friday Facts #366 - The only way to go fast, is to go well!

Great read! Love the bit about the shareholders not wanting us to waste time refactoring... that's exactly what's wrong at work, we're always rushing on to the next feature, never paying down the tech debt and it's dissatisfying seeing the same error popping up again and again which we have to manua...
by seltha
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #362 - Menu simulation, Spidertron, Ghost building, Confirm button
Replies: 141
Views: 36485

Re: Friday Facts #362 - Menu simulation, Spidertron, Ghost building, Confirm button

Can't wait for 1.1!! I was already drooling at the train tweaks, now spidertron is getting a buff and ghost building is getting perfected. So good! Re: Wube Logo 'Water' You said it's buildable in game... does that mean I can put an offshore pump in it when I need a well somewhere? Because that woul...
by seltha
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Not a bug
Topic: [1.0.0] Ribbon/Rail World Lacking Oil
Replies: 1
Views: 211

[1.0.0] Ribbon/Rail World Lacking Oil

Created a new Ribbon/Rail World blend for 1.0.0 using the following map string. >>>eNpjZEAAewaGBnsOluT8xJzVq1bZMTA4OIBEuJLzCwpSi3Tzi 1KRhTmTi0pTUnXzM1EVp+al5lbqJiUWp4K4MMyRWZSfh24Ca3FJf h6qSElRamoxskbu0qLEvMzSXHS9DIzamW81GlrkGBqALv9fz6Dw/ z8IA1kPgAIgzMDYAFEJFIMB1uSczLQ0BgYFRyB2AkkzMjJWi6xzf 1g1xZ4Ro...
by seltha
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #356 - Blueprint library for real
Replies: 123
Views: 23757

Re: Friday Facts #356 - Blueprint library for real

My daughter started demanding to play Factorio when she was 3, she just wanted to "put down the grass, daddy"... (I was playing an island map and using a huge amount of landfill while it was still grass texture). So I set her up with robots and a request for landfill. Then over time she th...
by seltha
Sat May 02, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #345 - Unit group collision mask & Artillery shell particle
Replies: 48
Views: 9441

Re: Friday Facts #345 - Unit group collision mask & Artillery shell particle

Did anyone else notice that the shell went off on a slightly different angle to the direction that the gun was facing, or is that just my CDO?
by seltha
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #335 - Scenario changes, Damage effect filtering
Replies: 57
Views: 10791

Re: Friday Facts #335 - Scenario changes, Damage effect filtering

Hiladdar wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:45 pm
Since you are looking at combat, the first think I would ask, is how smart or dumb are the biters, what are the biters natural inclination to combat.
Time to add a Starship Troopers style "Brain Bug"? :D
by seltha
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request: Max number of trains for stations
Replies: 93
Views: 20169

Re: Request: Max number of trains for stations

From my point of view this concept is showing its limitations and has low chance of getting into release. Implementation is possible but code wise, it is shotgun surgery. Sadface... the second .gif you did looked pretty solid (even if not perfect, still much better than status quo), though I'm not ...
by seltha
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Let the car and tank move like the player (omnidirectional wheels)
Replies: 54
Views: 4915

Re: Let the car and tank move like the player does

I'm honestly surprised the about the positive feedback this idea is getting. For me this would kill the car. It's just so fun 100% with you on that, the car is like driving in a good old 2D 8-bit games, brings back great memories from my childhood (and possibly shows my age)... if you want fast WAS...
by seltha
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request: Max number of trains for stations
Replies: 93
Views: 20169

Re: Request: Max number of trains for stations

I set a challenge for my latest playthrough which was that I wasn't allowed to have a main bus or anything like that... I had to have individual mini factories connected by trains only (as soon as I unlocked them). So copper smelter factory, copper wire factory, green chip factory, yellow belt facto...
by seltha
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #330 - Main menu and File Share Shenanigans
Replies: 94
Views: 17115

Re: Friday Facts #330 - Main menu and File Share Shenanigans

Re "Continue"... I play a mix of SP, MP with my kid, and MP with friends. I'm not saying you have to implement 3 different 'continue' buttons, but maybe if there was a way to setup my favorites and have them all accessible from a dropdown to the right hand side of the continue button... th...
by seltha
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision
Replies: 128
Views: 23920

Re: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision

I feel like tutorials and welcome missions are what you end up with when you don't have a campaign (or at least some form of in-game guidance). In Starcraft, you don't play a tutorial, the whole campaign serves as your tutorial, drip-feeding you units, upgrades, concepts, etc until you're ready to d...
by seltha
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #321 - Countdown
Replies: 71
Views: 18267

Re: Friday Facts #321 - Countdown

Awesome news, setting a release means you can go into feature freeze and just make sure everything is good and stable. It's a healthy part of the software development cycle. I thought it'd be out even sooner than September, but this works. :)
by seltha
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 82919

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

https://mods.factorio.com/mod/Construction_Drones That ground based construction drone mod looks very interesting! I think I'll give it a go next time. I used this mod on my current playthrough - https://mods.factorio.com/mod/early_construction - it felt a little cheaty to have flying things so ear...
by seltha
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 82919

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

I get everyone's playstyle is different, and there are mods to tweak that, but after 500+ hours of factories over the past 3 years, this topic was finally controversial enough to make me create a forum account... lol. Given the fact that everyone is wrong on the internet, here is my 2c. Feel free to...

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