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by Mendel
Fri Sep 29, 2023 4:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #378 - Trains on another level
Replies: 335
Views: 70809

Re: Friday Facts #378 - Trains on another level

So yeah, happy 10 year anniversary of Friday Facts!
by Mendel
Tue Sep 26, 2023 4:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone else got hyped enough about space age that they had to dive into space exploration?
Replies: 17
Views: 2660

Anyone else got hyped enough about space age that they had to dive into space exploration?

I had almost forgotten about Factorio... Not having played it for like 3 years at least by now, but then I heard about space age expansion. Well. I had 1050 hours on Factorio. I read the friday facts again and started to get hyped.. and I thought... the **** with it. I haven't tried space exploratio...
by Mendel
Fri Sep 22, 2023 3:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #377 - New new rails
Replies: 217
Views: 45998

Re: Friday Facts #377 - New new rails

I was trying to find when the first friday facts was posted but I only initially found #2 that seems like it was october 4th 2013. Has it been 10 years since the first one? Surely when you post the next one, right? edit: ah silly me, found it now, should have been obvious how to get the url https://...
by Mendel
Wed Sep 20, 2023 7:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #376 - Research and Technology
Replies: 363
Views: 49952

Re: Friday Facts #376 - Research and Technology

What I meant is some kind of research that would make the fields to only deplete to less yield but never dry up completely after researched, and even more research would keep the yields slightly less low still. Something like the miners would just dig deeper or something. Maybe something like this ...
by Mendel
Tue Sep 19, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #376 - Research and Technology
Replies: 363
Views: 49952

Re: Friday Facts #376 - Research and Technology

Maybe there could be an infinite resources tech for the end game, which would make ore fields deplete less somehow The mining productivity research already does this. That additional ore bar that appears after first researching the productivity tech and pops out an ore each time it fills? That's fr...
by Mendel
Tue Sep 19, 2023 5:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #376 - Research and Technology
Replies: 363
Views: 49952

Re: Friday Facts #376 - Research and Technology

The most annoying/grindy part of Factorio for me has always been the act of plopping miners to a new resource field as old ones dry out. Besides the excelent answer from Tertius, check this possibilities: 1- At game start, adjust map settings for maximum Richness (600%) for each ore type. 2- If tha...
by Mendel
Mon Sep 18, 2023 10:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #376 - Research and Technology
Replies: 363
Views: 49952

Re: Friday Facts #376 - Research and Technology

<quote> The core of what makes Factorio good is that the horrible huge grind you would need to get all the resources can be mitigated by automation. </quote> The most annoying/grindy part of Factorio for me has always been the act of plopping miners to a new resource field as old ones dry out. Can't...
by Mendel
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Small supply chain simulation code (I'm learning Java basics)
Replies: 3
Views: 3139

Re: Small supply chain simulation code (I'm learning Java basics)

That seems like a good idea! Thanks!
I have to crunch to finish the course before the end of the year but I will return to this side project asap :)
by Mendel
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Small supply chain simulation code (I'm learning Java basics)
Replies: 3
Views: 3139

Small supply chain simulation code (I'm learning Java basics)

So I took a course on Java... once the course started talking about Suppliers, I immediately started thinking about supply chains and Factorio of course. So I started this little side project to see how those could be used to simulate a small part of a supply chain. I go from iron and copper ores to...
by Mendel
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision
Replies: 128
Views: 51208

Re: Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision

That picture gives me some hope that Space Exploration mod or something like that might become part of base game... which would be awesome!
by Mendel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bottom leds to belts to distinquish belt types?
Replies: 14
Views: 3592

Re: Bottom leds to belts to distinquish belt types?

true, it's a kind of workaround. But as mentioned before, relevant throughput issues are easably spottable. And you can drag and run an technically upgrade the whole factory at once. Another funny thing is... I don't like to use bots. I prefer belt spaghetti. Which kind of makes my problem distingu...
by Mendel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bottom leds to belts to distinquish belt types?
Replies: 14
Views: 3592

Re: Bottom leds to belts to distinquish belt types?

Okay so I found the "make new upgrade planner" feature and found out how to use that. But if I got it right, I still have to stop and drag a box around belts to see what is what. I would really prefer just easily spotting individual wrong colored belts while just running through the area. ...
by Mendel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bottom leds to belts to distinquish belt types?
Replies: 14
Views: 3592

Re: Bottom leds to belts to distinquish belt types?

This is going to sound dumb but I haven't actually used the upgrade planner, nor do I know how to. Nor do I know exactly what it is but...
Before I ask, I'm going to try to see if I can find out what it is and how to use it :)
by Mendel
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Bottom leds to belts to distinquish belt types?
Replies: 14
Views: 3592

Bottom leds to belts to distinquish belt types?

Ever had that problem where you fail to see the one point on a long belt where you still have the old slower type of belt and that one piece is slowing the whole belt down and you are having trouble finding it on a full belt that might be currently halted due to another issue? I think the belt color...
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: 10683

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: 2362

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 ...
by Mendel
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Rail building frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

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: 34875

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 gue...
by Mendel
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Rail building frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

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: 13636

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.

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