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by Therax
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Modding help
Topic: Non-square non-1x1 inserter giving constant error
Replies: 12
Views: 1238

Re: Non-square non-1x1 inserter giving constant error

Seems like having certain prototypes completely unrelated to the inserter (e.g. data.raw.item-entity) with incorrect collision boxes also cause this error. Weird. Not that weird. As discussed: So taking "s" as the size of the "item-on-ground" entity (plus a floating-point roundi...
by Therax
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.17] Industrial Revolution
Replies: 988
Views: 189817

Re: [MOD 0.17] Industrial Revolution

Suggestion: make Utility Science Pack research depend on Automation 3. This isn't captured by the automatic generation, and I didn't notice that I needed Laser Assemblers for the Optical Controllers. Never mind, I’m actually an idiot. Utility science needs Optical Processors , not Controllers, and ...
by Therax
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.17] Industrial Revolution
Replies: 988
Views: 189817

Re: [MOD 0.17] Industrial Revolution

Suggestion: make Utility Science Pack research depend on Automation 3. This isn't captured by the automatic generation, and I didn't notice that I needed Laser Assemblers for the Optical Controllers. I would also like to second the idea that Utility Science Pack should consume High Capacity Batterie...
by Therax
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 1.1] Xander Mod v3.6.1
Replies: 745
Views: 176635

Re: [MOD 0.17] Xander Mod v3.0.0

I'm finally back, Glad to see you back! I've been putting a lot of time into educating myself on various industrial processes with the idea of continuing to extend XM2, but the uncertainty of knowing if/when you'd be back and turn the world upside-down again has been a real drain on my motivation. ...
by Therax
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.16] Miniloader
Replies: 392
Views: 81188

Re: [MOD 0.16] Miniloader

hi! I ran into the uneven loading bug again. This time with a red miniloader that loads a chest from a full blue belt. Rotating the red miniloader twice makes it load at different speeds from the two lanes. This time I checked to have the latest version of miniloader (1.8.3). When trying to trigger...
by Therax
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 0.16] Miniloader
Replies: 392
Views: 81188

Re: Unexpected behavior/bug: backlogging although same speed

Impatient wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:22 am
Observed behavior != expected behavior: The items on the lower lane of the belt are backlogging. (Rotate the LEFT miniloader, so that it stops unloading onto the belt, to get a clearer view of this behavior, while the belt empties.)
Are you running the latest version (1.8.3)?
by Therax
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions
Replies: 290
Views: 48208

Re: Friday Facts #309 - Controversial opinions

Pipes should work like electricity For those who would like to experiment with instant transport pipe networks, there is https://mods.factorio.com/mod/pipelayer. The main reason we're not doing this is that bot movement logic is currently written such that calculations are needed only when somethin...
by Therax
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Implemented mod requests
Topic: Add the ability to unset sprites on GUI elements
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: Add the ability to unset sprites on GUI elements

As a note, writing nil to a sprite or sprite-button gives an error. Writing empty string to a sprite clears the element, but writing empty string to a sprite-button does nothing.
by Therax
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Implemented mod requests
Topic: Prototype property to stop inserters from "chasing" items
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

Re: Prototype property to stop inserters from "chasing" items

I see, then turning off inserter lane switching and chasing would really help you both implement these features without resorting to performance killing per line scripting. Yes, precisely! It would be an enormous help. Created a new thread to track this, since it seems separate from whatever Bilka ...
by Therax
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Modding interface requests
Topic: Prototype property to restrict inserters to pick up from a single lane
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Prototype property to restrict inserters to pick up from a single lane

Broken off from https://forums.factorio.com/61354 . Here's a strawman proposal for a "single lane only" inserter, set on a per-prototype basis. 1) Add new optional prototype property to inserters: pickup_position_only. Default value is false, and preserves current inserter behavior. To sum...
by Therax
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: Fluid box index on assembling machines
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Fluid box index on assembling machines

This sounds like you should just be creating your own recipe, copied from the base game recipe as appropriate, with the fluidbox index as what you want it to be.
by Therax
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 110513

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

Most people with a problem solving mind, and a mind for how recipes works, as they should have after 10 minutes in the game, will quite easily understand that if the refinery can't push out it's light and heavy oil, it'll stop producing. This should take about 10 seconds of looking at the recipe - ...
by Therax
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 110513

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

PG + Light means the only reason you need AOP is Lubricant - that's a really weak non-high-tech motivator. ... Light only again makes AOP mandatory only because of seemingly low-tech lubricant, and require single-step cracking at the start. I’d like to point out that there’s nothing in game that su...
by Therax
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes
Replies: 971
Views: 110513

Re: Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

I am playing with the oilchanges mod and so far there is one big drawback on the new system. I am trying to play like a noob. I research all the stuff from available tier, automate everything and then proceed to next tier. So far the biggest problem is switching to run power and smelting on solid f...
by Therax
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 84393

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

Um, guys, what if I tell you that there could be a solution to achieve all goals (realism, simplicity, game challenge) and satisfy everyone (devs, beginners & advanced players)? I proposed it few pages back already, but the more I think about it and the more I read new ideas here and see how (a...
by Therax
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 84393

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

I'm jumping on the bandwagon: Here's a mod that implements BOP only producing light oil, with petroleum gas accessible via early cracking.

Light Oil Only

In practice, I find the need for a water input for cracking a non-issue. You need water very soon anyway for sulfuric acid.
by Therax
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Won't implement
Topic: Document which calls raise events
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Document which calls raise events

Some but not all API calls can raise events, which may invalidate LuaObjects held by mods. It would be good if the documentation for the API calls indicated whether they raise events, so mod authors can know whether it is necessary to re-validate held references.
by Therax
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 84393

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

Why is the inserter chasing items pointlessly at all? Why can't the inserter compute the time and location where it would catch up to the item and see that the location is outside of its reach. It can then go for the next item right from the start. This would be simple if inserters moved at a const...
by Therax
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes
Replies: 668
Views: 84393

Re: Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

After some consideration, I have a slightly different proposal: Change the Basic Oil Processing recipe to output only Light Oil. Add the Light->Petroleum gas cracking recipe to the Oil Processing tech. Move gas->solid fuel and heavy->solid fuel back to Flammables. Advantages over the current system:...
by Therax
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: [MOD 1.1] Xander Mod v3.6.1
Replies: 745
Views: 176635

Re: [MOD 0.16] Xander Mod v2.1.1

eradicator wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:51 pm
I'm confused. Can things have more than one fuel category?
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=54971 ;)

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