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by OdinYggd
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Factorio Forums App
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Factorio Forums App

Why do you need one? Mobile browser works perfectly fine, though it does require a good bit of scrolling.

I dunno if it is supported on here or not, but some people use tapatalk or similar to access forums on their mobile devices.
by OdinYggd
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Belt buffers
Replies: 37
Views: 26903

Re: Belt buffers

These days I usually use a 'high bypass' buffer system. http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/480022441248078314/878FFE04FD8C2950D2C02F8E00C1180DAD3634C6/ In this configuration, the bulk of the material bypasses the buffer in order to reduce power consumption and make it non-blocking in a lo...
by OdinYggd
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Cylindrical / spherical / torus maps
Replies: 34
Views: 5228

Re: Cylindrical / spherical / torus maps

A 2D circle or square could probably be achieved as a mod by teleporting anything to reach the last tile on the 'perimeter' of it over to the other side while preserving its orientation and momentum. Almost every vehicle mod will be broken by this process though, and it would confuse more than a few...
by OdinYggd
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: All players, bots and vehicles should update radar intel
Replies: 37
Views: 3584

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

But then, that renders Radar's second most useful feature obsolete- making your vehicles visible on the map so you don't lose them. For players who favor peaceful mode that is the only reason to build radars at all. How about meeting you halfway here. With equipment grids becoming available, create ...
by OdinYggd
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: Circuit-controlled power switch manual override
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Circuit-controlled power switch manual override

Could you put a constant combinator near it set to change the values of its inputs such that it turns off?

The constant combinator has a builtin on/off function that would make it suitable for this.
by OdinYggd
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Add rail repair train or make track indestructible
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Add rail repair train or make track indestructible

Also keep in mind that these things exist in the real world. They have vehicles that go on the tracks and detect damaged track before the trains go through. Usually, a pickup truck modified to ride on the tracks as well as the roads. Pretty standard MOW vehicle. Track damage is also detected electr...
by OdinYggd
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: Add vehicle markers
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

Re: Add vehicle markers

Vehicle markers already exist, but require radar coverage to be visible. Any vehicle within range of an active radar will be marked as such. Unfortunately vehicles outside of radar coverage are not marked, so you do have to at least keep track of a little bit. Or just don't leave your vehicle away f...
by OdinYggd
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why does the factorio guy have to collide with machinery?
Replies: 9
Views: 2187

Re: Why does the factorio guy have to collide with machinery?

In real life inserters usually operate inside walled off spaces so that people cannot get too close- the arm could easily crush them or rip them apart. Not only does a real life factory have mechanical hazards to consider, there is also heat, sharp edges, and chemical hazards that may require additi...
by OdinYggd
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: [photos] Factorio in real life
Replies: 126
Views: 195741

Re: [photos] Factorio in real life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCgnWqoP4MM Is that the modern factory? A ton of movable machines that are set up for a completely flexible production line? I've tried working at several factories, most of them are like that. They just build a huge hall and shuffle machines and tables where people ...
by OdinYggd
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What does UPS mean in Factorio?
Replies: 11
Views: 4612

Re: What does UPS mean in Factorio?

If it is the latency, then higher bandwidth won't solve that. I've tested Factorio on a machine with quad-channel memory (double bandwidth compared to the typical PC with just dual channel) and it doesn't really go faster. The only things that do go faster with double bandwidth are compression algo...
by OdinYggd
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pls fix
Replies: 10
Views: 2640

Re: Pls fix

#firstworldproblems Sorry, but I play on a laptop. What Numpad? I don't have a numpad to use. I've had to change key bindings a few times to make functions accessible to the keyboard that my machine does have. Oh and I am left handed as well. I've always made do with right handed equipment. It isn't...
by OdinYggd
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Builder Bots
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: Builder Bots

That would be a nice feature- having roboports request that they always have at least a certain number of bots in their inventory. Like so the bots would automatically redistribute as needed to keep the desired population in each roboport while still allowing flexible assignments This might be as si...
by OdinYggd
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: Train waypoint/(no)stop feature request
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: Train waypoint/(no)stop feature request

Letting trains go backwards to stations may not be so nice. See https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=26719 . Which is why you make it so that they can only do this when the programmed schedule specifies they are to approach the destination in reverse. Like so the player expects the ...
by OdinYggd
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Implemented Suggestions
Topic: Train waypoint/(no)stop feature request
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: Train waypoint/(no)stop feature request

+1 for a train waypoint capability that causes trains to pass by that point without stopping. Along similar lines, would it be possible to add an option to the train route planning that makes the train pathfind in reverse to that station? Doing so would finally allow a single engine train to work a ...
by OdinYggd
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Who is the player character?
Replies: 54
Views: 8864

Re: What's the player's name?

Based on the speed at which he works, having memorized blueprints for a significant variety of equipment, and being a space traveller to have the misfortune of becoming stranded somewhere yet not accepting this defeat and seeking a way to change the rules, I propose the following name: James Doohan....
by OdinYggd
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What does UPS mean in Factorio?
Replies: 11
Views: 4612

Re: What does UPS mean in Factorio?

Interestingly enough, it actually isn't the CPU that bottlenecks first. According to rseding, the biggest bottleneck is actually RAM Latency. On a large factory there is so much data that needs to be fetched, processed, and updated again, that the system ram cannot respond to commands quickly enough...
by OdinYggd
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RoRo vs Terminus (was Loop vs 2-headed train network)
Replies: 91
Views: 45616

Re: RoRo vs Terminus (was Loop vs 2-headed train network)

I've wondered for a while now how hard it would be to implement a 'reverse to station' instruction. Like so, if the train's next stop contained a 'reverse to station' instruction, the train would pathfind in reverse to reach that station. It would then become possible to program the trains to automa...
by OdinYggd
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Not a bug" discussions
Replies: 23
Views: 3269

Re: "Not a bug" discussions

DID YOU KNOW originally bugs were literally bugs. Computers were programmed with physical transistors and sometimes insects would get in and short-circuit something, causing a bug. (Not sure if this is actually correct, from one of my cooler teachers at some point and it stands to reason). Not quit...
by OdinYggd
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Longer train waiting times
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Longer train waiting times

Have you experimented with reserved slots, and the other train conditions? It is possible to make a train wait until it has say, 1 rocket silo aboard. The train would then wait forever until that rocket silo is loaded. On the other end then, an inserter removes that silo from the train and holds ont...
by OdinYggd
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Foliage / Grass grows up and around machines
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: Foliage / Grass grows up and around machines

I suppose as a graphics option that can be disabled with a checkbox. Grass and leaves are torture testing for most graphics capabilities, and with factorio already pushing the limits in many areas something like this would have to be an optional feature for people who had enough computing power to u...

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