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by TheTom
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Bob's mods
Topic: 0.15 - plans?
Replies: 64
Views: 18269

0.15 - plans?

I think with the changes coming (new entities, revamp of the science packs and the endless research)... any words on the ideas how Bobs mod will move to accomodate this?
by TheTom
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fusion Power
Replies: 15
Views: 2696

Re: Fusion Power

So, you want to play a game about building more and more complicated supply chains but complain about an ambundat end game power providing technology being complicated to design? Do I point out the funny side clear enough?
by TheTom
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are the developers geniuses?
Replies: 15
Views: 3622

Re: Are the developers geniuses?

You know what they say about geniuses? It is 99% hard work. Talent helps to go through it, but you still mostly need 10000 hours to be proficient in something. So, get your lazy ass up. If you think they are good - it is more likely you just are worse than average. You sort of say so yourself. And y...
by TheTom
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #166 - Combat Revisit
Replies: 158
Views: 45596

Re: Friday Facts #166 - Combat Revisit

Combat at one points needs to be significantly harder. Seriously. No. This game isn't CoD, we're not fighting generic baddies for the challenge, we're doing it out of necessity as a SMALL part of a greater game. Mods exist for this reason, if you want harder combat you can have it without messing u...
by TheTom
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #166 - Combat Revisit
Replies: 158
Views: 45596

Re: Friday Facts #166 - Combat Revisit

Combat at one points needs to be significantly harder. Seriously. I am walling off my ressource based with one wall. No laser because I want the armor challenge. It rarely looses a turret. Permanent installations get a double wall. The first is NEVER breached. Even the ammo consumption is not really...
by TheTom
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Bob's mods
Topic: [0.12.x][v0.12.10] Bob's Modules.
Replies: 205
Views: 103483

Re: [0.12.x][v0.12.10] Bob's Modules.

What I do is not using modules actively. Actively means: I never put them anywhere. I still do have quite a pproduction going - because the endgame mod (not by bob) requries quite a lot of them for rocket starts ;) They also are used in a lot of armor equipment. I try to make a mega factory, and pro...
by TheTom
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: City Blocks instead of Main Bus
Replies: 21
Views: 69697

Re: City Blocks instead of Main Bus

This is similar to what I do, except ;) I am bigger. A block is 5 cells x 5 cells. Originally that is quit a lot of roboports, later it gets down to 4 (bob mod tier 4 roboports) plus possible quite a lot of recharging stations. In case you do not know - a cell is 32x32 little rectangles. Thanks to s...
by TheTom
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Bob's mods
Topic: [0.14.x] Bob's Mods: General Discussion
Replies: 427
Views: 117923

Re: [0.14.x] Bob's Mods: General Discussion

THe problem with power is that the OP statement is not reall good to start... > Power seems too easy. I built ~15 steam gen 1s early on and I haven't had to tweak it in a long while. There is a point coming soon you will start pushing for a lot more energy. Then the pain starts. Energy management re...
by TheTom
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [mod 0.12.20] Transformer
Replies: 11
Views: 10576

Re: [mod 0.12.20] Transformer

Personally - I love them, but I have a couple of ideas: * Rename the size (s, m, l, xl) to numbers (1,2,3,4) in line with all other mods that do this. * Make the larger element take one or more of the smaller ones PLUS more material. This is in line with how this is generally handled in factorio. An...
by TheTom
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #161 - Infinite Research and Blueprint Library
Replies: 105
Views: 38753

Re: Friday Facts #161 - Infinite Research and Blueprint Library

When it comes to resource sinks, is the rocket not a large one? I've not yet managed to construct one, so I don't know exactly how demanding it is, or do people just want to give their labs something to do as well? On the topic of potential research, perhaps add a boost to radar range, it would bot...
by TheTom
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Low Ammo Notification
Replies: 10
Views: 2915

Re: Low Ammo Notification

Not half as complex. Just define an arbitrary number below 50%. 1/3rd would be a good compromise. It means "slowly coming to an end" - and seriously, this normally means either I am in the field (and dropping turrest) - or my feed mechanism is not working/ammy supply chest is empty.
by TheTom
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: Filter Inserters: INVERT filter.
Replies: 23
Views: 8112

Filter Inserters: INVERT filter.

That one should be quite trivial to implement. Allow me to research (or implement on higher inservers) a little checkbox that INVERTS a filter. Instead of "take X as per definition" this turns into "take everything EXCEPT X", which can be useful to remove "crap" (like a...
by TheTom
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.14.14
Replies: 17
Views: 20344

Re: Version 0.14.14

Further performance improvements to the trains GUI. Can you please put train management back to the backlog? Performance is nice, but we need at least: * A way to name trains. I Know the names are early contributoes, but they are hard to keep track. * A way to GROUP trains - with this grouping show...
by TheTom
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.14.13
Replies: 34
Views: 24883

Re: Version 0.14.13

At least from my experience it is stable (single player). No problems. Not sure when they will promote it.

THe plan IIRC for 0.15 was November - until then this one should be stable.
by TheTom
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Bob's mods
Topic: [0.12.x][v0.12.12] Bob's Metals, Chemicals and Intermediates
Replies: 587
Views: 234003

Re: [0.12.x][v0.12.12] Bob's Metals, Chemicals and Intermediates

The acid requires water, which many refinery recipes also require, so a refinery area should have some decent water supply.
by TheTom
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.14.13
Replies: 34
Views: 24883

Re: Version 0.14.13

You, sr, like in a f****d place. 50ms is a ridiculous large ping latency - misconfigured DSL (without fastpath) is in this range (but yes, this is generally assumed a misconfiguration - it does error handling, which IP and TCP etc. do anyay). 1 tick every 5 seconds screams error. If I were you - ren...
by TheTom
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.14.13
Replies: 34
Views: 24883

Re: Version 0.14.13

The obvious solution for that is not to use a server that is hundreds of milliseconds away. Particularly given that a decent connection on both ends you can reach any point in the USA from pretty much any point in europe with 150ms. Hundreds of milliseconds speaks for bad hardware or a funny intern...
by TheTom
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.14.13
Replies: 34
Views: 24883

Re: Version 0.14.13

The obvious solution for that is not to use a server that is hundreds of milliseconds away. Particularly given that a decent connection on both ends you can reach any point in the USA from pretty much any point in europe with 150ms. Hundreds of milliseconds speaks for bad hardware or a funny interne...
by TheTom
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.14.12
Replies: 15
Views: 16613

Re: Version 0.14.12

Asking for password for the version checK?

Can you fix that? Up to .14.10 it did not happen. NOw I have to reenter the password every time I start - which is not nice.
by TheTom
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.14.12
Replies: 15
Views: 16613

Re: Version 0.14.12

The fact that you amazing people are able to get an update out on an almost daily basis is truly stunning. :o :) :) :) :mrgreen: I really hate to tell you, but there is nothing stunning about - using standard regular modern software devleopment practices. In modern software development, a build is ...

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