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by Mendel
Mon May 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: How to get a job in the games industry?
Replies: 13
Views: 4404

How to get a job in the games industry?

Having worked 11 years in tech support, I finally burned myself out due to the job requirements changing to include (forced) sales talk during tech support calls, which is something I didn't like at all. So now, having been on sick leave due to depression for 6 months I have finally found something ...
by Mendel
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Fan Art
Topic: Paying my humble homage
Replies: 0
Views: 831

Paying my humble homage

So I'm prototyping this silly indie game and I was thinking of a train level... and well... you might see something a little familiar here :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zR6n5LcgmI&list=PLcULxLs0AjvQ5sB5p2AC-xoKkpQKqLLRQ (Relevant part is between 7 and 23 or so seconds of the video) It's 3 inse...
by Mendel
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Rail building frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Rail building frustration

Ah. Gotcha :D :oops:
by Mendel
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #290 - Rail building changes & High-res icons
Replies: 75
Views: 11065

Re: Friday Facts #290 - Rail building changes & High-res icons

Since you are doing rail building changes anyways, please see my rail building related topic: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=69478 I mean I'm probably doing something wrong here but I think this should be more intuitive somehow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90gMu4ABv7w I guess w...
by Mendel
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Rail building frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Rail building frustration

Is this a bug or am I missing a key/binding that would help me here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90gMu4ABv7w 0:03 I continue building a rail 0:07 completed that rail segment for now, returning to make another rail part join this 0:10 Trying to continue building another rail track... but the rail...
by Mendel
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.17.16
Replies: 14
Views: 9406

Re: Version 0.17.16

Any idea when the campaign will be complete?
I don't want to start it before it has all the missions.
by Mendel
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Add more animation to the world?
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Add more animation to the world?

Huh. I had never even noticed that! But now that I know it is there, I went on to look for it and I didn't see it. Then I loaded another map and... I guess I sort of see it now if I really focus on the ground and squint a bit. But it is super subtle effect and I kind of stopped seeing it when I zoom...
by Mendel
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Add more animation to the world?
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Add more animation to the world?

Other than pollution, I was not aware there are clouds in the game. Did you mean pollution or am I just missing an option somewhere? Having shadows of actual clouds on the ground moving with the wind would indeed be a nice addition.
by Mendel
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Add more animation to the world?
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Add more animation to the world?

One small drawback I have noticed with the higher resolution textures is that now that the world is sharper, it looks like it is also more static. Sometimes when Im standing still while not near buildings, I can't actually tell if the game is paused or not by just looking at the place I am in. It wo...
by Mendel
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Links on the top of the forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Links on the top of the forum

What I would expect to be logical behavior: Factorio picture link on the very top left of the page should lead to the factorio.com main page. Link below FACTORIO FORUMS headline should lead to the main forum page (and the link text should be forums.factorio.com How it behaves now: Factorio picture l...
by Mendel
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Any way to search for 'Heat Exchanger' in crafting menu?
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Any way to search for 'Heat Exchanger' in crafting menu?

So that is why searching has been so weird in the game.

I would not have thought of reporting that as a bug though as clearly it is "working as intended" by whoever implemented it.
That said, you seemed to well and truly get the message across so... Thanks! Well done! 8-)
by Mendel
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Best way of finding resources on uncharted parts of map?
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: Best way of finding resources on uncharted parts of map?

I guess it makes sense to put up a screenshot of my map too then so you will see what I'm dealing with... I had to go all the way up north through some water to find coal. Before that I had walked long long way farther south and found nothing but bugs... I wasn't even able to come back so I had to l...
by Mendel
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Best way of finding resources on uncharted parts of map?
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: Best way of finding resources on uncharted parts of map?

Here's how I solved my problem in the end. I started map editor I regenerated the map with the map exchange string from my game. I looked around the map and found some coal. I quit, loaded my actual game and went to where the coal is. It wasn't that far, I was just looking in the complete opposite d...
by Mendel
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Best way of finding resources on uncharted parts of map?
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Re: Best way of finding resources on uncharted parts of map?

Yeah, if I combine that with Bob's Greenhouses, I would probably be fine!
by Mendel
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Best way of finding resources on uncharted parts of map?
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

Best way of finding resources on uncharted parts of map?

My map settings are such that resources are very rare but rich.
Now I have huge trouble finding any coal and my plastic production is about to stop.
What would be the best way to find a particular resource? Is there any mod that would help with this?
by Mendel
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Synchronizing artillery with music
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Synchronizing artillery with music

I just had an idea but Im out of reach of the computer that can run Factorio... Can the artillery turret be programmed? Can I synchronize firing artillery shells with programmable speaker music? I have a classical tune in my head that could use the artillery as an instrument :) Can the artillery fir...
by Mendel
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Locating specific items.
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Locating specific items.

I made the mistake of placing active provider chest next to a reactor and now the bots have flown a bunch of used fuel cells... somewhere. What is the best way to find them that does not involve browsing through all the garbage chests? I can temporarily install mods if need be. I'm using 16.0 but wi...
by Mendel
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #220 - The best Friday Facts ever
Replies: 197
Views: 30070

Re: Friday Facts #220 - The best Friday Facts ever

0.16.0 is out?!?!? OMG you kidding me? How did I manage to miss this?

You guys are the best, this is exactly what I needed now after being bummed about finishing Darkest Dungeon and not having a Great Addiction on anything particular any more :)
by Mendel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.15.37
Replies: 39
Views: 23033

Re: Version 0.15.37

For a commercial 1.0 release, you might want to release for holiday (2018-2020 somewhere around there :D ). For a full commercial release, the holiday period is critical for sales and january/february release would be commercial suicide. For a major patch like this however, I think early 2018 makes ...
by Mendel
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #214 - Concrete rendering
Replies: 125
Views: 25048

Re: Friday Facts #214 - Concrete rendering

I'm sorry but the new concrete looks a little bit too cartoony. Also it does not look like concrete, more like some sort brick wall that got a black and white filter on it. Yes, it looks more like a wall than a floor to me. I would not expect something that looks like cartoon stone bricks on a concr...

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