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Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:52 pm
by mmmPI
Plantagen wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:27 am
Is it possible to see which fuel is currently being burned inside a train?
Maybe there something i didn't though of, but i would answer : no it's not possible to see which fuel is currently being burned inside a train easily.

If you are at a stage where you have access to nuclear fuel, but still few enough that you want to place them manually, maybe you can make a speaker ring when the coal is loaded into a train, this will tell you which train has started to run on the back up coal.

I think it's more trouble than trying to make sure you are loaded with nuclear fuel tough :)

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:31 pm
by Plantagen
mmmPI wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:52 pm
Plantagen wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:27 am
Is it possible to see which fuel is currently being burned inside a train?
Maybe there something i didn't though of, but i would answer : no it's not possible to see which fuel is currently being burned inside a train easily.

If you are at a stage where you have access to nuclear fuel, but still few enough that you want to place them manually, maybe you can make a speaker ring when the coal is loaded into a train, this will tell you which train has started to run on the back up coal.

I think it's more trouble than trying to make sure you are loaded with nuclear fuel tough :)
Thanks for the suggestions. I agree, it's easier to set up a requester chest for nuclear fuel than to set up a speaker and then refill manually. Will do that. Not sure why I didn't already think of it, since I use requester chests for many other things. :roll:

Re: Simple Questions and Short Answers

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:04 pm
by Silari
Plantagen wrote:
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:27 am
Is it possible to see which fuel is currently being burned inside a train? For the tank and the car, it's indirectly showed by the acceleration speed percentage on the vehicle, being for example 100% or 180% or 250%. For trains there are some numbers too but not a simple percentage. I would prefer just a fuel icon though, making it explicit.

I currently deduce the train fuel by looking at the consumtion (red bar) while the train is running, but this is imprecise and requires that I be standing near the moving train.

The reason I want this is because I don't yet have auto-feed for nuclear fuel, so I manually put some into my train from time to time and would like to know when it's running low or when it has started running on backup coal, so I can put some more nuclear manually again.
The max speed and acceleration power in the entity's tooltip shows whatever bonuses they are getting from fuel.
Train with coal on left, solid fuel on right.
Train with coal on left, solid fuel on right.
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Note the train has to BE CURRENTLY USING the fuel to show the value - if you just insert the fuel into a slot the train info won't update until the train moves and thus starts burning the fuel. For vanilla this should be enough to figure out what fuel it is, especially if you just want to see if it's coal. EDIT: Ok you can't tell wood and coal apart, but I don't think that'll be important for anyone ever.