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by OdinYggd
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: [Request] ELECTRIC BOILER
Replies: 40
Views: 17200

Re: [Request] ELECTRIC BOILER

Not so useless reply to a thread that probably was better off dead. Realistically, I would expect an electric boiler to be 90% efficient or more, simply because your only heat loss is through the exterior insulation. Like so, such a boiler could be very practical for hot water pumped storage in Fact...
by OdinYggd
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: Turrets on trains
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: Turrets on trains

Often suggested as point of fact. Modders have tried it before, and determined that the game's code just plain doesn't allow it. The turret code only works when stationary, you would have to delete and re-make the turret with each tick. However, you might like the equipment grids feature. It isn't e...
by OdinYggd
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Vote to Kick/Ban
Replies: 68
Views: 8531

Re: ANTI-GRIEFING System

Griefing is comparable to Terrorism. You have no way to know somebody's intentions until they reveal themselves by performing an attack. There is no practical or sane manner to detect and remove them in advance without inconveniencing legitimate players, giving up a lot of your freedoms as a legit p...
by OdinYggd
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barrels post-tanker?
Replies: 27
Views: 5422

Re: Barrels post-tanker?

So, long question short: With the introduction of the tank wagon, do you think you'll still have any use for the barrels at all? Even if we consider that the devs want to introduce universal barreling. I still will. Barrels stored in the logistics cloud makes it really easy to store huge amounts of...
by OdinYggd
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Griefers Griefers Griefers
Replies: 20
Views: 4778

Re: Griefers Griefers Griefers

Unfortunately the biggest way to encourage griefers to continue doing what they do is to cry about it and go on rants demanding something be done about griefing. They've ruined your day and made you cry. That is what they set out to do from the start. There have been talks before of community blackl...
by OdinYggd
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Research on feasibility of using depleted oil spawns to make fuel
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Research on feasibility of using depleted oil spawns to make fuel

n my experiments with oil-fired steam, I used 10 refineries with adv refining. I then had if I recall correctly, 2 heavy cracking 18 light -> fuel blocks and 14 gas -> fuel blocks. Gotta load up that save again at some point and re-count the ratio. But it made neat little blueprint and go fuel fact...
by OdinYggd
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Research on feasibility of using depleted oil spawns to make fuel
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Research on feasibility of using depleted oil spawns to make fuel

In my experiments with oil-fired steam, I used 10 refineries with adv refining. I then had if I recall correctly, 2 heavy cracking 18 light -> fuel blocks and 14 gas -> fuel blocks. Gotta load up that save again at some point and re-count the ratio. But it made neat little blueprint and go fuel fact...
by OdinYggd
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steam power energy conversion efficiency?
Replies: 12
Views: 3100

Re: Steam power energy conversion efficiency?

HAHAHAHAHAHAH NO.... basic Boilers are about 10-15% efficient. A 100% efficient boiler is impossible due to enthalpy or entropy (cant remember which). An ideal boiler would have the exhaust gas = the input water temp and exit water temp = exhaust gas input temp, but even then energy is lost to the ...
by OdinYggd
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Factorio and overclocking
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Factorio and overclocking

You have to have a pretty big factory to hit this issue, but it has been said repeatedly by rseding that most of the time Factorio isn't CPU bottlenecked. On a typical modern capablility system, large factories will bottleneck by ram latency- the amount of data to update on each tick exceeds what yo...
by OdinYggd
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: .15 ETA - how close is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3989

Re: .15 ETA - how close is it?

It's possible for 0.15 to be delayed without the delay having anything to do with 0.14 - the original timeline for 0.14 before the multiplayer stuff was conceived may already have been too tight :) Said delay happened. The office shared a Flu that delayed progress by upwards of a week. Or so has be...
by OdinYggd
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steam power energy conversion efficiency?
Replies: 12
Views: 3100

Re: Steam power energy conversion efficiency?

Guys, we're derailing into boilers which was never the point :/ I was talking about steam engines . upd: Yep, i messed up this previous message myself, sorry, it didn't make sense. The original question still stands though. I hadn't even considered the losses of the Generator I was only talking abo...
by OdinYggd
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steam power energy conversion efficiency?
Replies: 12
Views: 3100

Re: Steam power energy conversion efficiency?

Hmm, okay. The in-game tip says 390kW: Screen Shot 2017-01-19 at 4.33.48 PM.png 50% is still unrealistic though^^ No its not. Real life power stations operate coal fired boilers with efficiency exceeding 80% being possible. http://www.brighthubengineering.com/power-plants/41375-running-a-coal-fired...
by OdinYggd
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: PLC - Programmable Logic Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Re: PLC - Programmable Logic Controller

I think a small PLC of limited capacity would be okay. The real world counterpart would be a device about the same of a small tissue box or computer speaker with 8-10 inputs, 8-10 outputs, and capacity for at most 250 lines of code. It would of course provide a handful of timers and counters for con...
by OdinYggd
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why are rails and trainstops required to be on even squares?
Replies: 17
Views: 5230

Re: Why are rails and trainstops required to be on even squares?

Just use belts to bridge the 2 tile gap between stack inserters. Its not that big of a deal, nor would it bottleneck you that badly. If you really really wanted to go faster, then make a dedicated logistics network to unload one train into active providers and load another from requesters with a goo...
by OdinYggd
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: And / Or etc for circuitry
Replies: 32
Views: 4702

Re: And / Or etc for circuitry

If you are talking about combinators, then this is something likely to be implemented soon No, it probably won't be. People have been asking for this for months. Thing is, the basic functionality required to make it possible already exists. You just need to think outside the box. Here's a tip for y...
by OdinYggd
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Outdated/Not implemented
Topic: Stop console commands from disabling achievements
Replies: 4
Views: 2201

Re: Stop console commands from disabling achievements

You do understand that they can't change the achivements system on steam, right? No custom marking there. And achivements don't register when you have mods. For that exact purpose. Not entirely correct. It is possible to insert mod code into the base game to provide the functionality you want witho...
by OdinYggd
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: Rename the diesel locomotive to burner locomotive.
Replies: 19
Views: 3770

Re: Rename the diesel locomotive to burner locomotive.

Diesel engines that used pulverized coal as fuel have existed in the past. Not so sure about diesel engines using pulverized telephone poles though. That seems like a bit of a stretch. I've got a steam locomotive partially implemented as a mod, it is possible to do it. But the fluid handling code as...
by OdinYggd
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are the developers geniuses?
Replies: 15
Views: 3179

Re: Are the developers geniuses?

Albert Einstein had his problems in school too you know. His record was far from flawless, and more than a few sources suggest that he likely had some form of Aspergers or even ADHD that made it difficult for him to interact with other kids his age. Now being in a chatroom with some of the developer...
by OdinYggd
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: All players, bots and vehicles should update radar intel
Replies: 37
Views: 3591

Re: All players, bots and vehicles should update radar intel

Yes, a 'vehicle radar' module to fit in the equipment grids would be nice. This would enable radar functionality around vehicles, giving them a range similar to the player but without the deep scans that the main radar dishes have. And since it would use the equipment grid the player could then choo...
by OdinYggd
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accumulator / Solar panel ratio
Replies: 163
Views: 424975

Re: Accumulator / Solar panel ratio

Though the ideal ratio is right around 0.84 and I usually pattern in my own version of the roboport-center solar farm, I find it best to go heavy on the accumulators. The reason is simple- nighttime biter raids and other surge loads. Better to have more battery than you need so that the accus are ne...

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