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by MBas
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Final (Maxed) Designs
Replies: 99
Views: 74821

Re: Final (Maxed) Designs

when there is more possibilites in the game, why we should constrain our approach into one model? The one criteria I've stated for this post is that a max design include at least one input or output that is maxed out (40 items on a blue belt or 60 units in a pipe). Ok, i see the point. Anyway, if y...
by MBas
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Final (Maxed) Designs
Replies: 99
Views: 74821

Re: Final (Maxed) Designs

Efficiency modules have no impact on "Final (Maxed) Designs," since it doesn't impact throughput. Whether an Assembler 3 has 4 efficiency modules or 0, the throughput will be the same. (I'm not arguing against their use. Just stating that their use has no impact regarding this thread). Al...
by MBas
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Final (Maxed) Designs
Replies: 99
Views: 74821

Re: Final (Maxed) Designs

From what I've seen, 4x productivity module + 2x speed module in 8 beacons/assembler nets the best energy/item ratio. The idle consumption though is pretty nuts. Obviously not in many cases. You can take a material consumption statistic of rocket parts for example. https://wiki.factorio.com/Rocket_...
by MBas
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Final (Maxed) Designs
Replies: 99
Views: 74821

Re: Final (Maxed) Designs

There are two ways obviously: 1) product modules + speed modules in beacons 2) efficiency modules and no other way. One can use a combination 3 efficiency + 1 speed at assembly machine since you are limited by 20% in energy consumption. I think that your whole factory should have some parts oriented...
by MBas
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Final (Maxed) Designs
Replies: 99
Views: 74821

Re: Final (Maxed) Designs

@MBas: Yes, it is well known that the combination of sp3 (in beacons) and prod3 (in plants) gives very good results. What made you think I was arguing otherwise? We both try to optimize different factors. My goal is to reach minimum energy consumption per production, your goal is to reach minimum n...
by MBas
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Final (Maxed) Designs
Replies: 99
Views: 74821

Re: Final (Maxed) Designs

...And frankly, any non-beacon design are boring/trivial because there are no space constraints. You can set yourself a constraint or opt to aim for the most compact design possible, but I prefer using beacons everywhere so the beacon cost and range limit creates a real optimization problem. The ut...
by MBas
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Ideal clock
Replies: 9
Views: 4741

Re: Ideal clock

I use it for my personal watch.

I agree that there is no reason for repetetive synchronizing. I just use it for "control" that there is no fake tick per day or per month or something :)
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by MBas
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Square shaped designs
Replies: 2
Views: 2452

Re: Square shaped designs

- Can you 'tile' the plastic production so they share beacons? You would probably have to reroute the coal somehow Well its complicated. First of all, you probably dont need more than two of this pieces. But this is not the main argument. Its complicated becouse the express belts are allready on it...
by MBas
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Square shaped designs
Replies: 2
Views: 2452

Square shaped designs

Hello. If you are also fan of non-line but squared designs, here is some examples. Feel free to share your creations if you have also some square-shaped parts of factory. Plastic boy Output: 4608 plastic / minute This little baby satisfy about 63% of all plastic requirements of 1-minute rocket facto...
by MBas
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logistig network optimalization
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Logistig network optimalization

WARNING: This thread is teoretical only and open for everyone who is interested into discuss about optimisation. You will not find any blueprint or final example here (for now). Hello. I have an idea for logistic network improvement. Let say we have huge (very huge) factory and random choising of r...
by MBas
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.14] AAI Programmable Vehicles
Replies: 868
Views: 322198

Re: [MOD 0.14] AAI Programmable Vehicles

GeekBeam wrote: I wasn't able to figure out how to get the distance I wanted without using a square root function (which sadly doesn't exist in factorio :? )
Hello. Check this: viewtopic.php?f=193&t=40747 (square root calculator with 3 combinators)
by MBas
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Square Root & Log Calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 4042

Square Root & Log Calculator

1. Square Root Need a square root? Here is a simple solution. Since all signals are integers, there is just some rounding error. Just follow this instructions: Input value must be set as signal I (placed in constant combinator). There also must be signal O set as 1 (it is important to keep this val...
by MBas
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: One item inserter
Replies: 1
Views: 936

One item inserter

Hello. Here is the solution how to make an inserter which picks items 1 by 1. 1ins.png H4sIAAAAAAAA/62U4Y6bMAzHX6XKxwmmwrpJ0yl7kdMUpYlbLEGCHHNqhXj3BeitZaUdN/altNj/v+1f3Fi/Kb3R5UbJFhwjIwTZtk5XIIUm5KICRpMaX+3R afYkktqHmOedbE8yzZJz/Pj8tUuMd0y+VHso9Bt6ku1Vr2LQDqLofkAKrAIenS5ly+c6lnpD4kaXIhkrj8EUtCnE4BxY...
by MBas
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Balanced Ordering Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: Balanced Ordering Service

Hmm, that trick how to change sign via another signals by integer overflow is interesting 8-). However, your solution cant drop anything from final chest. And your stack inserter work about 1/3 - 1/2 speed since it take items from the floor. But its still very good.
by MBas
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Balanced Ordering Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Balanced Ordering Service

Hello. Do you have some extra requirement from your factory store but you are tired from that stupid inserters and robots who just overflow your order? Or do you have some order but not enough space in your inventory and have a problem with request chest which is request only? Or do you have some or...
by MBas
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Any Idea ? ;x Clock...
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Re: Any Idea ? ;x Clock...

Hello. You have to start with: what your clock should show? There is dozens of clocks. If you need simple tick counter, see https://wiki.factorio.com/Combinator_Tutorial , namely "basic clocks". If you want to read in-game time (related to day-dawn-night-dusk) you can use my version of pre...
by MBas
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Combinator Creations
Topic: Ideal clock
Replies: 9
Views: 4741

Ideal clock

(Note: This thread contained a synchronizer between clock and in-game time only. I allready complete my final version of clock so i updated this thread into this). I made a special clock. Here is the beauty... clock.png What it does It simply set a two signals that means H ours and M inutes (signal...
by MBas
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Adv. circuit "sphere"
Replies: 13
Views: 9728

Re: Adv. circuit "sphere"

[Got it, thank you!... Wow, thank you for your update. This is probably better. It even looks better. BTW, i also have a ... Mid-game version of the advanced circuit generator without modules. Its very fit for green research when you need one red circuit and no extra green for one science pack 2 . ...
by MBas
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Adv. circuit "sphere"
Replies: 13
Views: 9728

Re: Adv. circuit "sphere"

I must say that only one reason for 4 inserters is just becouse it looks nice :D (well, maybe not so becouse its not fully symetric). However i dont like using stack inserters for fast operations between machines and belts (i use it for machine-machine tranports only). Stack inserters remains freeze...
by MBas
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Adv. circuit "sphere"
Replies: 13
Views: 9728

Re: Adv. circuit "sphere"

What is the point of looping the advanced circuits? I use this kind of output quite plenty. There is no harm on funcionality and it works as illustrative indicator of processing. The measure of "red" on the belt indicates how much is it going. There are dozens of better checks, however th...

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