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by Premu
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Defensive turret line order, what turret is best up front?
Replies: 19
Views: 2097

Re: Defensive turret line order, what turret is best up front?

Still I would recommend to build a wall. Behemoth spitters could theoretically snipe the wall out of the turrets reach to make the way free for the biters - but I've never seen that. They normally move into the turrets range and start to shoot at the turrets (Which at this point can shoot back and ...
by Premu
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Defensive turret line order, what turret is best up front?
Replies: 19
Views: 2097

Re: Defensive turret line order, what turret is best up front?

I guess it depends on the resources you have and what science you have available, but in general I wouldn't mix different turrets in a defence. Strongest defence in late game is the gun turret with green ammo, so don't waste too much energy on laser science, instead concentrate on gun turret and am...
by Premu
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Defensive turret line order, what turret is best up front?
Replies: 19
Views: 2097

Re: Defensive turret line order, what turret is best up front?

My personal defense consists out of Flamer turrets in front, covered by gun turrets behind them. I only use laser turrets in corners where I can't resupply the other two types. I really don't see any need in more firepower anyway as basically nothing can breach these two lines of turrets. I put the ...
by Premu
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bots versus Belts
Replies: 49
Views: 4591

Re: Bots versus Belts

Indeed, but in that case, given enough time, the wagons emptying on these belts where draw is uneven will will take more time to empty, which will in turn lower the throughput on the other lanes (because one can't have 3 wagons leave the stations as soon as they are empty, leaving the remaining wag...
by Premu
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How to deal with all these biters?
Replies: 19
Views: 1790

Re: How to deal with all these biters?

A spidertron is a good choice - I have equipped mine with two fusion reactors, one exosceleton and the rest tier 2 shields. Meanwhile my personal powerarmor is equipped with four fusion reactors, the rest are laser defenses. If I'm sitting in the spidertron with that setup I just need to circle aro...
by Premu
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: How to deal with all these biters?
Replies: 19
Views: 1790

Re: How to deal with all these biters?

A spidertron is a good choice - I have equipped mine with two fusion reactors, one exosceleton and the rest tier 2 shields. Meanwhile my personal powerarmor is equipped with four fusion reactors, the rest are laser defenses. If I'm sitting in the spidertron with that setup I just need to circle arou...
by Premu
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bots versus Belts
Replies: 49
Views: 4591

Re: Bots versus Belts

Yes - if you ensure your production lines will produce already balanced output, you don't need to put a balancer afterwards. Producing evenly is only half of the solution : one still must draw evenly from both lines of a belt. You're right - in my case I ensure it by unloading the ore from a 8-car ...
by Premu
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bots versus Belts
Replies: 49
Views: 4591

Re: Bots versus Belts

Ah, well, there are many ways to balance without splitters I think Yes - if you ensure your production lines will produce already balanced output, you don't need to put a balancer afterwards. For my new copper smeltery I plan to produce 48 blue belts full of copper plates - without using any balanc...
by Premu
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Trying to make a circuit event based on a changing rail signal
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Trying to make a circuit event based on a changing rail signal

You need to combine a clock with a reset condition. Here's a short mockup which you could adapt: 0eNrFmF2PojAUhv9LbxcnFPnSZDeZceZ6k73czYQgVG0ChZRi1hj++7agoHyMHHRnboy17evxPOe8h3hE6ygnKadMoOUR0SBhGVr+OaKMbpkfqc/EISVoiaggMdIQ82O14j6NUKEhykLyFy1x8a4hwgQVlFT3y8XBY3m8JlweqG9mQt7d7sSslNBQmmTyVsLUV0ml2dyQZw...
by Premu
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bots versus Belts
Replies: 49
Views: 4591

Re: Bots versus Belts

At what kind of factory size UPS gets a problem with belts? I've built a belt-based mega-factory with 1000 SPM, and I have no issues with UPS. And some of the parts look really great - my electronics sub-factory for example is real eye-candy with all those colorful belts filled with those different ...
by Premu
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: train stackers not recognized by trains
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Re: train stackers not recognized by trains

What do you mean with "skipping the destination"? Do trains don't drive towards their target destination where they should load/unload at all? If the trains skip the stations completely: Are these stations actually active, or are they disabled? Are there other stations with the same name s...
by Premu
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: even distribution of ore between stations of same name
Replies: 27
Views: 2361

Re: enable stations of same name in sequence

disentius wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:12 pm
erm.. can't find the link...
Ah, I must have mixed the threads up. :oops:

This is my design: viewtopic.php?f=194&p=495282#p495282
by Premu
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: even distribution of ore between stations of same name
Replies: 27
Views: 2361

Re: enable stations of same name in sequence

Made this in editor mode with an ore source and ore dump attached for testing. The bottleneck is the path from the stacker to the stations, since all trains have to take that one. I do not think it is possible to fully use the 5 exchanges in this setup. Yes, the yellow section which has to be share...
by Premu
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: even distribution of ore between stations of same name
Replies: 27
Views: 2361

Re: enable stations of same name in sequence

I will look at it tonight. I am spotting a problem in your description above . Using activate on minimum and enabling one station at a time will restrict your throughput too much. If you want to enable one station only based on amount of product, you are in for a few combinator contraptions. (like ...
by Premu
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Ideas and Suggestions
Topic: Reverting (Refined) Hazard Concrete
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Reverting (Refined) Hazard Concrete

mining.result could just be changed to the non hazard type. You mean if you mislaid the hazard concrete you'll need to produce a new batch as you can't just put it back where it belongs? That could cause a lot of confusio and annoyance, especially as this would be the only item which acts this way.
by Premu
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: multiple stations same name _ make trains to go all stations
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

Re: multiple stations same name _ make trains to go all stations

You can use some "circuit magic" to steer trains to all your unloading stations. Here is a design from me which I already have posted, distributing trains over several unloading stations with the same name: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=194&t=85193 You might be able to us...
by Premu
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Show your Creations
Topic: My first factory, tackling flow optimizing
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: My first factory, tackling flow optimizing

I don't really understand the purpose of this design - as such it just locks a lot of ressources in an endless loop which won't be consumed until taken out manually. And sooner or later any buffer will fill up if nothing is taken out. That's actually the problem with Sushi-belts - unless controlled ...
by Premu
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Gameplay Help
Topic: Confused of support/demand ratio for steel plate production
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Re: Confused of support/demand ratio for steel plate production

OK, a very "stupid" question: Did you actually build 48 smelters in a row and not accidently 49?
by Premu
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical Throughput Magic (circuit-free)
Topic: Stupid simple Kovarex node.....
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Stupid simple Kovarex node.....

The green inserters are faster than the yellow one. So the yellow one takes one U-235 from 41, the stack inserters take 24 U-235 at the same time. They are back in position before the yellow inserter, so three of them pick up the remaining 16 U-235 and one the U-238. Once the yellow inserter is in p...
by Premu
Sat May 30, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Show your Creations
Topic: Newbie spaghetti on purpose
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Newbie spaghetti on purpose

BasjeRoosje wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:51 am
I got killed by a train :-(
So you met one of the most lethal enemy in the game already! That's quick progress! :D

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