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by Premu
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1049
Views: 134084

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

As far as I understand trains prefer the shortest route if possible. They might divert if a train is already in a section they'd like to pass as this gives a penalty on their own distance calculation. But this is not the case here - your trains are both outside of this area, and there is no rule whi...
by Premu
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Kovarex enrichment with constant catalyst
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Kovarex enrichment with constant catalyst

I don't feel like pulling up the whole blueprint ; how does your centrifuge get refilled with u-235? I filter remove u-235 into a plain chest, and then use a plain inserter to move from one plain chest to another, and then re-insert u-235. Only if there's excess does it pull from the second box (us...
by Premu
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Inserter & Furnace Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Inserter & Furnace Issue

Also - if you want to get both ore and coal on the belt make sure that each lane gets exactly one of those, or you'll end up in stopped production should ore run out and coal block both lanes. (Which will happen very soon as coal is needed in significant lower numbers.) To achieve that, you have to ...
by Premu
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Energy Production
Topic: Kovarex enrichment with constant catalyst
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Kovarex enrichment with constant catalyst

I wanted to design an efficient Kovarex enrichment processing which should fulfill two requirements: 1. It shall provide the produced U-253 immediately and only retain its existing catalyst. 2. It shall not produce too much U-253 depleting the U-258 reserves. The basic setup for this looks like this...
by Premu
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: First attempt on a megabase - train design
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: First attempt on a megabase - train design

Thanks for the hints! I now also cleaned up the other side of my base, and now I think the next best step to set up a basic rail network first with a few central lines. After that I'll experiment with some prototypes of stations. If those prototypes work, I can apply them and start to build the actu...
by Premu
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Help with designing factory bus
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Help with designing factory bus

Lanebalancers make sure the input is balanced when the output is unevenly consumed. splitters dont do this , they treat every lane separate. example: lanebalancing example.gif Oh, yea, this is what actually started my little confusion. I wanted to take one arm off my bus and process it as steel, bu...
by Premu
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Problematic modular armor
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Problematic modular armor

I don't think there is an "optimal" build - it depends heavily on the player's preferences. For example for combat - how do you plan to fight those natives? If you're setting out to fight them on foot, having some exosceletons inside is worth it to be able to dodge the spitters and outrun the biters...
by Premu
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: First attempt on a megabase - train design
Replies: 4
Views: 273

First attempt on a megabase - train design

After finishing several games with different patches I finally wanted to go build a mega base with a science production of 1000 per minute. I've started with a modest factory to get all the non-repeatable research and acts as mall. Now the research is done, and I want to prepare everything for going...
by Premu
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Help with designing factory bus
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Help with designing factory bus

Your first splitter just acts a balancer - so afterwards you have a 50:50 distribution on your two lanes. The fourth splitter is actually just a "merger" which makes sure that you draw from both lower and upper belt equally. The other two split up half of the lower and upper belt as already describe...
by Premu
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tank + Nuclear fuel + Re-enforced concrete = Me crashing in to my own base
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Tank + Nuclear fuel + Re-enforced concrete = Me crashing in to my own base

I guess that's a balancing issue. Later in the game the biters are no threat to your base anymore, so there must be something else which can cause damage and force you to do repairs. :lol: Inside my base I only use a car, though at least most times the crashes don't directly destroy the thing I run ...
by Premu
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: are more ammo-based turrets comming?
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: are more ammo-based turrets comming?

I just double checked. In my new game where I have currently a 20% Bonus I have gun turrets loaded with standard ammo, doing a base damage of 5. If it was just a 40% bonus overall, the effective damage would be 7. But it is 7.2 - which means the game first applies the 20% damage bonus for the ammo, ...
by Premu
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Niggles and nitpicking - player preferences
Replies: 60
Views: 3451

Re: Niggles and nitpicking - player preferences

My personal nitpicking is to make sure to not leave any small ore patches around. Even if it is a hassle to mine that small patch empty - I'll do it, I can't stand to believe that I left precious resources in the ground!
by Premu
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: are more ammo-based turrets comming?
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: are more ammo-based turrets comming?

Gun turrets have one siginificant advantage to laser, though: The damage bonus is squared. They get the inreased damage from the bullets and the same procentual increase on top from the turret. So if you have +100% damage researched, laser turrets will do double damge, while gun turrets will do 4 ti...

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