An extensive guide for combinators?

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An extensive guide for combinators?

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I am searching for an advanced guide for the combinators. For example building scrolling displays or playing whole videos using lamps or songs using the programmable speakers. Does anyone know a good guide?

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I think your best bet is to look at the descriptions from DaveMcW and arrow in my gluteus on how they created Sandstorm and FactoRayO, respectively. And then do a lot of experimentation. That sort of work is still a black art.

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The basic process is:
1. Create a mapping of combinator features to features in your favorite programming language.
2. Construct the solution in your favorite programming language.
3. Copy the solution to combinators.

This requires you to know at least one programming language. Programming directly in combinators is like working with a difficult programming language, so I highly recommend you learn an easier one.

For a basic example of combinator / programming mapping, see https://wiki.factorio.com/Tutorial:Circ ... k_cookbook

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