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by Xeorm
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: [Bob's mods] Right ratios for green houses, furnace, boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Re: [Bob's mods] Right ratios for green houses, furnace, boiler

Hmm, the Bob's mod greenhouse here says 60 seconds without fertilizer and 45 seconds with. And I read something about the yield being somewhat random, but that might not apply to Bob's greenhouses. Not sure about randomness as I've only dabbled with the recipes. Was only reading the recipe, and did...
by Xeorm
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: [Bob's mods] Right ratios for green houses, furnace, boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Re: [Bob's mods] Right ratios for green houses, furnace, boiler

Math time: greenhouses to start produce 15 wood at the cost of 10 seedlings, taking 80 seconds. 2 of the wood is used to make more seedlings, so it's 13 wood per 80 seconds, or .1625 per second. A miner mines coal at the rate of .525 per second, and remembering that wood has half the fuel value of c...
by Xeorm
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Parallel Computing and Factorio
Replies: 14
Views: 5938

Re: Parallel Computing and Factorio

Now, how do you deterministically decide how to divide them? I don't have an automated answer for that. In fact such a system is pretty dependent on the threads being divided up manually, by the end user. The end user defines what parts of the factory they want being totally separate, and manually ...
by Xeorm
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pollution is counter-intuitive?
Replies: 37
Views: 19465

Re: Pollution is counter-intuitive?

Haven't seen it be too much a problem for early players. The default difficulty is easy enough that it's hard to get screwed by the biters, even in a desert start. It does give an advantage to keep the trees around and like them, which I consider good. As otherwise I'd hate all trees too much. I nee...
by Xeorm
Sun May 28, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: why I not correctly consider production?
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: why I not correctly consider production?

speed of .5 means you double the time, not multiply by 50%. It takes 12 seconds per pack, instead of 9. 60/12*5 is 25.
by Xeorm
Fri May 19, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #191 - Gui improvements
Replies: 380
Views: 105141

Re: Friday Facts #191 - Gui improvements

Wait, what happened to the new UI guy? I must have missed that news.
by Xeorm
Thu May 18, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steam engines, instead of boilers, should be inefficient.
Replies: 8
Views: 2502

Re: Boilers instead of steam engines should be 100% efficient.

The beauty of having boilers be 50% efficient is that it's similar to how every other burner works. Realistically you'd expect some heat loss (and therefore efficiency loss) from storing liquids in tanks, but as that is non-trivially difficult they haven't added it in, nor seem to care to add it in....
by Xeorm
Thu May 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: [0.15.10] Steam Turbines/fluid transport issues
Replies: 21
Views: 7670

Re: [0.15.10] Steam Turbines/fluid transport issues

Hmm, did a test in Freeplay mode (wow, so useful for things like this) and found the main issue with your setup was the fluid rate. Shortening the amount of pipes between the heat exchangers and turbines resulted in more energy produced. Adding on more heat exchangers in the line also increased pow...
by Xeorm
Thu May 18, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: [0.15.10] Steam Turbines/fluid transport issues
Replies: 21
Views: 7670

Re: [0.15.10] Steam Turbines/fluid transport issues

Hmm, did a test in Freeplay mode (wow, so useful for things like this) and found the main issue with your setup was the fluid rate. Shortening the amount of pipes between the heat exchangers and turbines resulted in more energy produced. Adding on more heat exchangers in the line also increased powe...
by Xeorm
Wed May 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (0.15.10+) Water and Steam, what's the plan?
Replies: 83
Views: 15405

Re: (0.15.10+) Water and Steam, what's the plan?

Fluid isn't the same word as liquid, both gases and liquids are fluids. "noun: a substance that has no fixed shape and yields easily to external pressure; a gas or (especially) a liquid." So steam works as a fluid, same as petroleum gas has worked fine as a fluid for a long time now. Why w...
by Xeorm
Sun May 14, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Reactor Adjacentcy - Industrial-craft
Replies: 14
Views: 4768

Re: Reactor Adjacentcy - Industrial-craft

The tradeoff is pretty simple: more complexity means more time and resources to set it up in the first place. Beyond that, why would the game really need a tradeoff for it?
by Xeorm
Mon May 08, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why do liquids move between storage tanks so slowly?
Replies: 9
Views: 5002

Re: Why do liquids move between storage tanks so slowly?

https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19851 Describes how liquid pressures work with math. The relevant bit for your question is that entities share liquid based on pressure, but tanks do not get increased pressure, just more capacity. So a full tank transfers as much liquid in an abs...
by Xeorm
Mon May 08, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Balancing
Topic: 0.15 Iron vs Copper balance
Replies: 21
Views: 6732

Re: 0.15 Iron vs Copper balance

Could also make copper ore act like rock where you need 2 ore per plate. Help solidify copper as the "expensive" resource compared to iron. At least resource gathering-wise.
by Xeorm
Sat May 06, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How to calculate assembler 2 needs?
Replies: 14
Views: 3080

Re: How to calculate assembler 2 needs?

But I had a hard time getting enough iron plate, iron gearwheels and green circuits into a assembler 2 for producing assembler 1. Actually an assembler 2 needs 44 iron plates per second (!) to produce assembler 1, far more that even two normal full compressed belts could ever deliver ... Break it u...
by Xeorm
Sat May 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could walk on pipes in Factorio, would you build less underground pipes?
Replies: 42
Views: 9699

Re: If you could walk on pipes in Factorio, would you build less underground pipes?

My answer to OP's question is definitely "No I wouldn't use less Underground Pipes"... for several reasons that have been pointed out already. The way pipe mechanics work it is best to have the least amount of pipes so not to lose pipe pressure/throughput. Regular pipes autoconnect to eve...
by Xeorm
Sat May 06, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How to calculate assembler 2 needs?
Replies: 14
Views: 3080

Re: How to calculate assembler 2 needs?

Assuming you're not using the expensive option, having a 3-2 option for cable-circuit assembly machines works well. Easiest layout is to have the three cable machines output directly into the two circuit machines, because having a belt inbetween mucks things up. So, one fast inserter for each of the...
by Xeorm
Sat May 06, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Normal vs expensive technology
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Re: Normal vs expensive technology

Expensive research doing anything was pushed back till later, as they didn't have the time they wanted. They wanted to leave it in though for modders to potentially use.
by Xeorm
Sat May 06, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could walk on pipes in Factorio, would you build less underground pipes?
Replies: 42
Views: 9699

Re: If you could walk on pipes in Factorio, would you build less underground pipes?

I certainly would. There's a good time for when they're very useful, but I've very much gotten into the habit of using them wherever possible, purely due to wanting to block myself less. They're still technically better to use anyway due to pipe mechanics, but still ugly and wasteful for materials. ...
by Xeorm
Fri May 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Automatic Robot Placing
Replies: 6
Views: 2747

Re: Automatic Robot Placing

Well, if the Roboport is full you don't really need any more robots :D You mean when the 1(!) roboport that I insert the robots into is full? My current network are 762 roboports .... It is not the "need" part. More then "can" part :D "Anything worth doing is worth overdoin...
by Xeorm
Wed May 03, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Boiler \ coal ratio with 0.15
Replies: 17
Views: 14742

Re: Boiler \ coal ratio with 0.15

That 50% efficiency number always throws people off. Each boiler consumes 1.8MW of energy, and produces 900kW of energy. That's where the 50% comes in. The steam engines themselves are 100% efficient, and produce 900kW each. So, 1:1 ratio. 20 boilers require 36 MW of coal, or 8.6 miners. Here is a ...

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