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by starlinvf
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Keep the internet game list for a while.
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Keep the internet game list for a while.

But how will you know which servers are still online if the list is outdated? Which has the potential to spiral out of control over time. As more and more servers become ghosts on your list, and you keep trying to connect to dead servers.
by starlinvf
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: Make the corpse smaller and more ground-colored
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Make the corpse smaller and more ground-colored

Amateurs, the lot of you.

What should happen is biters make a nest on your corpse, and spawns 3 Behemoths that go off in different directions. One of them ate your corpse, and now you have to go hunt it down to get your stuff back.
by starlinvf
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Personal and/or locker chests
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Personal and/or locker chests

In principle this is an interesting idea, but clearly you've already anticipated the problems it would create, in terms of a player creating a personal chest that gets in the way and no one else being able to remove it or interact with it. But if another player can destroy or otherwise interact wit...
by starlinvf
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Flow rate for fluids and heat
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Flow rate for fluids and heat

This might interest you then.

https://factorio.com/blog/post/fff-260 (rework 1)
https://factorio.com/blog/post/fff-274 (rework 2)

(from water)
pressure_to_speed_ratio = 0.4,
flow_to_energy_ratio = 0.59
by starlinvf
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Fluids are killing me
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: Fluids are killing me

The thing about oil is that it seems very out of place for this game as if it was designed with a very different mindset for an entirely different game. in other system in this game do we have to jump these hoops in order to get the product and it can still get errors. Actually the good thing about...
by starlinvf
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you decide when you are finished with a save?
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: How do you decide when you are finished with a save?

I only ever bother with a rocket launch. Theres really been no reason to do megabases, when I'd much rather solve a "new terrain" problem. you might like Space Exploration, where 'new terrain' is a rocket launch away. The pinnacle of the Engineer's life cycle.... to build a ship to go bac...
by starlinvf
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How do logistics robots weight what they deliver to?
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: How do logistics robots weight what they deliver to?

If I understand it correctly, the logic works in reverse. The Bots don't look for jobs, the jobs look for bots to fill them. The black box is in the the order the job queues are processed. Aside from a 1000 jobs per tick limit, and working the whole queue before starting over from the top, I haven't...
by starlinvf
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you decide when you are finished with a save?
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: How do you decide when you are finished with a save?

I only ever bother with a rocket launch. Theres really been no reason to do megabases, when I'd much rather solve a "new terrain" problem.
by starlinvf
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Boilers "Output Full"
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: Boilers "Output Full"

Steam based power (engines and turbines) only consumes steam when generating electricity. If the power grid they're connected to has no demand, then it won't produce power. if you drop an inserter next to one of the power poles, you'll see the engine start running (slowly) due to the idle power cost...
by starlinvf
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: pollution error
Replies: 11
Views: 1082

Re: pollution error

what exactly are you trying to make happen?
by starlinvf
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There is something wrong with music
Replies: 29
Views: 4036

Re: There is something wrong with music

Thinking about it..... I wonder if Zerg music would set the OP off. Also might wanna stay away from the new 40k Mechanicus game. "The weak of mind shall not be saved from flesh" (robotface)
by starlinvf
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There is something wrong with music
Replies: 29
Views: 4036

Re: There is something wrong with music

When the music is so successful at setting a mood, it triggers people with anxiety. Thats a mark of some top tier music.
by starlinvf
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: show different appearance to blacklist/whitelist icons in alt mode
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Visualize negated filter inserters

Well... the most direct approach is to have an strike-through over the item icon. But I don't know off hand if this can be a layer, or if they'll have to double the number of icons to incorporate the visual. As for the origins of the terms...... Black list goes way back. Light research (not just wik...
by starlinvf
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Multiplayer Map downloads Fast on same subnet, but Fricking snail´s pace on other subnet.
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Multiplayer Map downloads Fast on same subnet, but Fricking snail´s pace on other subnet.

Well... this is new information. As far as I've seen, theres never been much headway on isolating it, because theres not enough info to intentionally replicate it. usually suffering at the hands of unknown network configurations. But if theres different subnets, it means theres routing involved. If ...
by starlinvf
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stages of Factorio gameplay
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Stages of Factorio gameplay

All the stages are the same thing though..... the only difference found is in how effective the player's designs are.
by starlinvf
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: New pipe- and pump-tiers
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: New pipe- and pump-tiers

I can see applications for mega factories to compact fluid networks. But thats about the only value it would have in vanilla. A simpler way to go about it is post-rocket research to either increase pipe capacity, or change the coefficient on fluid transfer. Implementing pipe tiers would require this...
by starlinvf
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: show different appearance to blacklist/whitelist icons in alt mode
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Visualize negated filter inserters

you mean whitelist vs blacklist?
by starlinvf
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: lan lag
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: lan lag

well..... all those MP servers are actual servers. So the headless server has its UPS rate, and the Admins put a fairly large amount of effort into making sure thats its stable. If we're thinking in purely network terms, Ethernet performance can be a major factor. Especially in the case of Wifi, low...
by starlinvf
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some ideas for the "One big expansion pack"
Replies: 44
Views: 4320

Re: Some ideas for the "One big expansion pack"

my opinion was the dev team never really grasped what made Factorio a success. There were so many aspects added to the game that they had slaved over that while technically impressive didn't improve the game. Factorio's main appeal over other games was : resource logistics factory optimisation trai...

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