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by Durentis
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: Generic max-speed train unload
Replies: 80
Views: 23613

Re: Challenge: Generic max-speed train unload

Which is why I find this whole thread pointless. You want more time between trains. So one or 2 blue belts per wagon at maximum and that is a simple problem. Need more belts, use more wagons. Or more train stops. Sounds kinda like you're arguing for massive steel furnace arrays when OP wants a slic...
by Durentis
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Challenge: Generic max-speed train unload
Replies: 80
Views: 23613

Re: Challenge: Generic max-speed train unload

I like the bot unloading example but, by unloading from only one side, there is no time left to replace the train. As is, you would have the output belts alternating between compressed and empty, which defeats the purpose of a compressed belt design.. they need to be sustainably compressed. I think ...
by Durentis
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stations with same name: Avoiding orphan trains
Replies: 11
Views: 4006

Re: Stations with same name: Avoiding orphan trains

This thread really caught my eye because I've noticed orphan trains in much the same setups as described but never dealt with them in an adequate way. Apologies for the atrocious rails, as I lack good rail blueprints at the moment and got super lazy with a randomly downloaded book, but I have put a ...
by Durentis
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: About cliffs
Replies: 29
Views: 7367

Re: About cliffs

I like the idea of cliffs following terrain boundaries.. makes a great deal of sense.
by Durentis
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 199452

Re: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)

Oh, and my vote is in for removal of beacons. Removing beacons would make me cry. I wish they fit a little nicer in some cases, but they're otherwise awesome for scaling up a base. Some of the most interesting (to me) belt and circuit designs are done with beacons -- see sig for some simple ones fr...
by Durentis
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)
Replies: 1016
Views: 199452

Re: Friday Facts #225 - Bots versus belts (part 2)

I do tend to switch to bots for many things, but I don't think I'd miss bots too much if they were removed except in a few cases. Transporting fuel to train stations. I like having requester chests feed fuel to the trains. Bringing fuel belts alongside train stations, manually stocking them, or havi...
by Durentis
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Baffled - please provide reasons
Replies: 13
Views: 3652

Re: Baffled - please provide reasons

They're cheap and provide easy tiling without wasting space.. drop several blueprints and walk away. Time not spent babysitting their construction can be spent elsewhere. Also, the roboport allows your bots to fly over your solar grid without getting stuck once your base spreads out. If you leave a ...
by Durentis
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Charge the character from the base
Replies: 7
Views: 2669

Re: Charge the character from the base

I don't think recharging/swapping batteries is really necessary, but then I usually don't bother too much with the earliest of modular armours. I usually run around with two fusion reactors, six exoskeletons, three shields, nightvision, and two batteries (that serve as a power indicator and a shield...
by Durentis
Thu May 18, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any ideas for powerswitch mechanism?
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Re: Any ideas for powerswitch mechanism?

I recently started playing with circuits but I haven't gotten back to finishing/cleaning up the design and it's pretty messy at the moment. I have trains bring in ore which unloads to (input) chests and from those onto belts, the belts run through the smelters and into (output) chests, which are the...
by Durentis
Fri May 05, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Releases
Topic: Version 0.15.7
Replies: 72
Views: 34497

Re: Version 0.15.7

The underground belt lengthening is awesome! Thank you. :)

I do agree with others that 5/8/11 makes more sense given how many people design buses currently, but I don't think it's a big deal.
by Durentis
Thu May 04, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need help getting Solaris achievement
Replies: 10
Views: 9904

Re: Need help getting Solaris achievement

You have to have no steam engine production whatsoever (not just no steam engines currently) within a full hour of solar panels producing 10GJ, iirc. And I mean a full hour even if your panels can hit the number in a minute. Open your electric network window and select the 1h time frame to verify.
by Durentis
Tue May 02, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Rakuen: May 10
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Rakuen: May 10

Just a heads up for anyone interested in this sort of game or supporting awesome.

Rakuen will be available for Mac, PC, and Linux via Steam on May 10, 2017.

Has a great soundtrack too - I especially like Jump.

Developed and Published by Laura Shigihara.
by Durentis
Tue May 02, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New blueprint website, featuring search and automatic images
Replies: 8
Views: 3380

Re: New blueprint website, featuring search and automatic images

Looks like someone created a lot of duplicate entries that haven't been cleaned up in quite some time.. a check to prevent such from happening in the future would be a good plan. I think this also serves as a strong example of why requiring user accounts are important, as any abuse by a user and you...
by Durentis
Tue May 02, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sharing blueprints between saves?
Replies: 1
Views: 4302

Re: Sharing blueprints between saves?

Drag and drop a blueprint book into the empty space below the buttons on the "My blueprints" side of that same window.
by Durentis
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Start a new base now?
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Start a new base now?

Like most people, I'm excited for 0.15. Especially the liquid train carriages. My question is, should I start a new map now and start to get things underway ready for the update, or just wait until 0.15 and start new then? What's your thoughts? :-) This update will change a lot of things so, althou...
by Durentis
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New blueprint website, featuring search and automatic images
Replies: 8
Views: 3380

Re: New blueprint website, featuring search and automatic images

Looks like you're off to a good start.. I put up a few for you. Just some suggestions: - Accept an image upload, store it locally, and only show the auto-generated image if one isn't submitted until you can generate images like those on in-game blueprints. - Having to save edit links is a bit weird ...
by Durentis
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are trains really more efficient than belts?
Replies: 31
Views: 10079

Re: Are trains really more efficient than belts?

I don't understand why people complicate their rails with larger trains and/or loops. 1-2-1 seems to be big enough and allows for tighter timings at simpler junctions. I like that my trains and rail networks look and behave like real trains and not like toy trains. Factorio is not as good as I woul...
by Durentis
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are trains really more efficient than belts?
Replies: 31
Views: 10079

Re: Are trains really more efficient than belts?

Short answer: Trains win and it's not a fair contest. For long distances and bandwidth, trains vs. belts are like cheetahs vs drunken sloths. You would need a ridiculous amount of blue belts, which are very costly especially over long distance. Long distance belts are also hard on your computer's pe...
by Durentis
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Beginner video tutorial help please
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: Beginner video tutorial help please

Xterminator has a lot of very helpful videos, but here's a link to his beginner series playlist with MadZuri to get you started. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwehwVVQirAeqoPIlPo4ZEZEs3kCBIGl7 They'll take you through a lot of topics.. you'll probably want to watch the videos sped up to 1.5...
by Durentis
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There is no spoon .. general plan
Replies: 9
Views: 3950

Re: There is no spoon .. general plan

Just in case you haven't seen these: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35803 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRw97dL2QDs9_A4GBdWmOjVtfjAtIIltYWJ_9hE9q5d8Gp4N6l8NLveF0pA9r-ZMd7TGMe1HWIpqBl-/pubhtml?gid=768927678&single=true This is actually one of the easier achi...

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