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by Porter65
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exploring is a mistake...
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Exploring is a mistake...

Still in debug you see how much a chunk is interesting, expansion wise. Are you sure that the value don't go down if you place structures? I need to check...
by Porter65
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exploring is a mistake...
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Exploring is a mistake...

The title is on purpose a bit 'teasing' ;) If you explore or scan a lot, then the biters bases will over time expand and grow and you'll get in the end a sea of red nests everywhere. The area is basically condemned to expansion, barring massive efforts. If now you only explore areas where you can, i...
by Porter65
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

No, I won't quit, and I'm on 0.17 Deathworld! Well, I'll quit when the bitters break into my main base... So for now, I'm a bit stranded in resources, and if I output more, pollution spreads too much. So I'm taking a low profile approach. I get some raids, but not too often. I just cleaned a base wi...
by Porter65
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Is the spawn rate of biters from their nest modulable somewhere? I play with death world settings, so that's perhaps the issue, but once they feel threatened, each nest spawns from 3 to 5 critters every couple seconds, so this makes destroying a large base nigh impossible, given the flood of critter...
by Porter65
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Playing at 'full speed'
Replies: 14
Views: 1757

Playing at 'full speed'

I'm totally unable to play at 'normal speed' for myself. I find things too frantic, even in the absence of any attacks. When I'm engaged with the local lifeform, I need to slow down (with a mod). I'm curious how you guys fare, if you don't play peaceful that is! Are you able to play at normal speed ...
by Porter65
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Excellent, that's exactly what I needed!
by Porter65
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Thanks, nice ideas. About spitters and their splash damage. Am I right that it splashes only in the 4 cardinal directions and not diagonally, meaning that (1) it's a bad idea to make a double wall, as the line behind gets damaged as much as the fore line (2) dragon teeth / staggered layout works best?
by Porter65
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

ok... Yes I can deconstruct and reconstruct. Or try to be modular and extend by segments... I'm surprised though that when you overlap a blueprint onto an existing production chain, the game considers the identical elements (one in existence, the same in the blueprint) as prohibiting deploying the b...
by Porter65
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Right, makes sense! Upgrade planner... I have read the wiki on that, and I don't see a possibility to either use it, or have a blueprint be a 'bigger version' of another one. What I would like is to have version 2 of my science production hub be a bigger version of version 1 (it adds stuff there and...
by Porter65
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Weird, I have tiny start with tiny armor and it losts some durability. I'm wondering if that's a so good idea to explore a lot and plop radars to uncover (and instantiate) large areas, you can't occupy any time soon. Because with Biters expansions, it means some areas which were devoid of any alien ...
by Porter65
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Thanks guys.

Power armor durability, how do you repair?
by Porter65
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

I don't understand exactly what is the time associated to any technology... Should the time to discover it not be directly proportional to the amount of beakers? Gates for example ask for 30 minutes (or 30 seconds?) and demands 100 red and 100 green beakers. But advanced material processing also req...
by Porter65
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Thanks guys for the answers. Still mightily confused about how to get rid of an empty blueprint, nothing seems to work... 6) About pollution, is pollution consumed by biters to have them grow? But if yes, why biters in distant places are as big and nasty as the ones I polluted? 7) Also, about biters...
by Porter65
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Re: Porter beginners questions

Great! 3) an easy way to get rid of an empty blueprint in inventory? So far I have only found that I need to use it, and then delete it from its own menu. 4) Is it a good idea to make a double wall? It seems the spitter with their splash attack will damage then both at once, seems like a waste of ma...
by Porter65
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Simple Questions and Short Answers
Replies: 1476
Views: 236538

Porter beginners questions

1) Is the pollution generated by a machine strictly proportional to its activity? I have Steam Engines which are not running at 100%, is it equivalent to having much less Steam Engines, but running at almost full power? 2) I have not found through gougle search the answer to "how to prevent rep...
by Porter65
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.18.x] Natural Evolution - All things Alien!
Replies: 848
Views: 286929

Re: [MOD 0.16.x] Natural Evolution - All things Alien!

Sorry to say that for me too, the mod was killing FPS. This was fairly early in the game, and I have an Intel i7 with 32 Gigs of RAM and a very decent CGU.
by Porter65
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.12.20+] Misanthrope 0.3.7 -- Better Biter Mechanics
Replies: 179
Views: 80441

Re: [MOD 0.12.20+] Misanthrope 0.2.4 -- Better Biter Mechanics

Thanks, I would appreciate!

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by Porter65
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How to synchronize two inserters?
Replies: 4
Views: 2658

Re: How to synchronize two inserters?

That was I routinely do also, inserter A adds something at a given speed (a speed high enough to satisfy the assembly machines on the looped belt) and inserter B (or inserters if you have several A) can pull out all that the A's can add. It can be nothing if the assembly are working at full speed, o...
by Porter65
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.12.20+] Misanthrope 0.3.7 -- Better Biter Mechanics
Replies: 179
Views: 80441

Re: [MOD 0.12.20+] Misanthrope 0.2.4 -- Better Biter Mechanics

Oh sorry my mistake, I was not too sure if the size of my saved games were right, they are now at 26 megs uncompressed. By the way, how difficult it is to add new enemies? Because there is this game, xenonauts, which is a XCOM in 2D with sprites files in png that would fit very well in Factorio, the...
by Porter65
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.12.20+] Misanthrope 0.3.7 -- Better Biter Mechanics
Replies: 179
Views: 80441

Re: [MOD 0.12.20+] Misanthrope 0.2.4 -- Better Biter Mechanics

Any news about fixing the over bloated save issue? thanks!

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