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by blahfasel2000
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Configurable screen edge for hot-/shortcut-bars
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Configurable screen edge for hot-/shortcut-bars

TL;DR Make the screen edge (top, bottom, left, right) used for the hot- and shortcut bars (and the attached alerts if applicable) configurable. What ? I think the TL;DR basically covers it already. Maybe exclude the right side as an option as that is already in use by the minimap and tooltips. Why ...
by blahfasel2000
Mon Mar 28, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: [suggestion]Add "gun-range" modifier to research modifier prototypes
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: [suggestion]Add "gun-range" modifier to research modifier prototypes

Bad news. I wanted the developers to pay more attention to what Factorio should become as a game, but the developers seem to see Factorio as a finished program. No, they are looking at the big picture. As Rseding91 pointed out implementing your suggestion would mean losing a very important optimiza...
by blahfasel2000
Sun Mar 27, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: [suggestion]Add "gun-range" modifier to research modifier prototypes
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: [suggestion]Add "gun-range" modifier to research modifier prototypes

How about adding a "max-bonus" field to the modifier prototype that is mandatory for type "gun-range"? This wouldn't allow infinite research like with artillery range, but at least a fixed number of range research levels would be possible while still keeping the ability to calcul...
by blahfasel2000
Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Achievement suggestion for a game without trees
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Achievement suggestion for a game without trees

Achieving this plus Lazy Bastard plus Getting On Track Like A Pro in a single run would probably be a real challenge for 100% speedruns...
by blahfasel2000
Sat Mar 05, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Modding interface requests
Topic: Allow recipes to output secured fractions of products without the randomness of probabilities.
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Allow recipes to output secured fractions of products without the randomness of probabilities.

In order to reduce memory consumption and also increase usefulness I would propose, that the fractions of each recipe are shared with all machines executing this recipe. This also would help to don't loose cycles, if you change the machine's recipe. Doing this on the global level would eg. for the ...
by blahfasel2000
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: Crash while loading Nauvis Post Collapse 2.0 in 1.1.21
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Crash while loading Nauvis Post Collapse 2.0 in 1.1.21

how should I replace the scripts? Start a fresh new freeplay game and save it. Then extract the file "control.lua" from the new save's zip file and replace the "control.lua" in your Nauvis Post Collapse save with it (after making a backup copy first of course). The script is par...
by blahfasel2000
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Increase bot queue processing rate
Replies: 44
Views: 6813

Re: Increase bot queue processing rate

What I don't get is why failed and successful attempts are handled differently i the first place? Is a failed attempt more costly than a successful one? At least in theory, yes, failed attempts should on average be more costly than successful attempts. For a successful attempt the game on average h...
by blahfasel2000
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: User settable train tag for circuit network
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: User settable train tag for circuit network

remains stable through things like changing train composition, rebuilding destroyed trains etc. I think it’s important to know under which other circumstances the the train will loose that ID? So that we can discuss the different methods, of what should happen in which case. Trains get a new id eve...
by blahfasel2000
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: User settable train tag for circuit network
Replies: 9
Views: 921

Re: User settable train tag for circuit network

First I think this is already implemented with the train-id introduced in v0.15 (https://forums.factorio.com /viewtopic.php?f=11&t=46234). Not really, because the train id isn't particularly stable, a lot can happen that changes the train id, invalidating all circuits that rely on that id until...
by blahfasel2000
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: User settable train tag for circuit network
Replies: 9
Views: 921

User settable train tag for circuit network

TL;DR Add a user settable tag/id value to trains that can be read from train stops through the circuit network. What ? I propose adding a numeric tag value to trains which works similar to the existing train id, but is settable by the user and remains stable through things like changing train compo...
by blahfasel2000
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: [1.1.6] Shotgun warping
Replies: 12
Views: 2079

Re: [1.1.6] Shotgun warping

There is no such thing as an "authorative" server in factory. That's actually not quite right. The server is authoritative when it comes to player input ordering and timing. That's why latency hiding is necessary in the first place, and why you see rubberbanding when latency hiding switch...
by blahfasel2000
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Pending
Topic: [1.1.0] Error on headless server: Child 53 was terminated by signal 9, saving process crashed
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Re: [1.1.0] Error on headless server: Child 53 was terminated by signal 9, saving process crashed

Signal 9 is SIGKILL. Assuming noone was messing around and manually killing processes on the server the most likely explanation is that the OP's server simply ran out of memory, which caused the OOM killer to kill the autosave process (the OOM killer uses SIGKILL). OP, if you still have the server's...
by blahfasel2000
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [1.1.5/Linux] RCON connection problems related to TCP SYN cookies
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

[1.1.5/Linux] RCON connection problems related to TCP SYN cookies

When disabling TCP SYN cookies on my Linux system (by setting the net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies sysctl to 0), connections to the Factorio RCON port are no longer possible. The connect just hangs until it eventually times out while the connection shows as SYN_SENT in netstat. Note that all tests were done ...
by blahfasel2000
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Don't allow players to see servers they are unable to join.
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: Don't allow players to see servers they are unable to join.

IMO a simple marker plus a filter whether a server has a whitelist is enough, similar to how there's already a marker and a filter for servers with a password set. If a server has a whitelist, odds are that those on the list already know that they are on it, and also know what exact server they are ...
by blahfasel2000
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Minor issues
Topic: [twinsen] [0.18.32] DNS/hostname with both IPv6 and IPv4, uses only IPv4, when using --mp-connect or GUI
Replies: 16
Views: 2855

Re: [0.18.32] DNS/hostname with both IPv6 and IPv4, uses only IPv4, when using --mp-connect or GUI

According to a quick search: yes. 20% to 22% of the world has them. Now, which % has them and uses them as their primary connection I have no idea - some smaller % still. Google reports that 30% of their users are using their services through native IPv6: https://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statist...
by blahfasel2000
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Change beacon effect area
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

Re: Increase Beacon Reach by 1 Tile

And of course you can have 2 input belts and 1 output belt, meaning you can put in up to 4 ingredients. With red undergrounds you can gain another two tiles on the opposite side of the assembler, which allows putting in a fourth belt perpendicular to the other three. And with blue undergrounds and ...
by blahfasel2000
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Modding help
Topic: Is it possible to call functions in cpp from lua?
Replies: 11
Views: 1928

Re: Is it possible to call functions in cpp from lua?

As mentioned by others, you can't have the Factorio process load any DLL you provide and start calling its functions from your Lua code (And from a security point of view, I hope it never happens). Strictly speaking there's nothing that would prevent someone from writing an external mod loader that...
by blahfasel2000
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: Option to Reset mod settings at load fail.
Replies: 19
Views: 4746

Re: Option to Reset mod settings at load fail.

So I have just 2 choices, both of them very unpleasant: Assuming the crash happens in the data stage there's a third option, although it requires a bit more work (but no deeper understanding of Factorio modding needed): Make a backup copy of the offending mods zip file, then delete data.lua, data-u...
by blahfasel2000
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Resolved Problems and Bugs
Topic: [Oxyd] [1.0.0] Small biters don't attack chests obstructing their way
Replies: 1
Views: 2525

[Oxyd] [1.0.0] Small biters don't attack chests obstructing their way

If you load the attached save file you can see a bunch of small biters boxed in by chests (placed using the map editor). They all try to attack the right turret, but can't get there because of the chests. Therefore I would expect them to attack the chests like they attack other obstructing objects (...

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