[MOD 0.13] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.3 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by Zatharrax » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:05 pm

i keep getting this when i try to load in. " __TimeTools__/control.lua:17: attempt to index global 'script' (a nil value) " :x

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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.3 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:21 pm

Zatharrax wrote:i keep getting this when i try to load in. " __TimeTools__/control.lua:17: attempt to index global 'script' (a nil value) " :x
Strange error. It sounds like maybe you are using an older version of Factorio. In that case, please update to last version 12.30 and tell me if the error is gone.
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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.3 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by Sedar » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:24 pm

Thank you autor for the really good mod. :D Feature with the time dilation(1/8) is very useful during a base construction and in battles with bitters. Its turn spam "key spase" action shooter in strategy mod. When you can shoot in this splitter and then in anoter one ad for the end kill these bitters. 8-)

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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.3 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:09 pm

Sedar wrote:Thank you autor for the really good mod. :D Feature with the time dilation(1/8) is very useful during a base construction and in battles with bitters. Its turn spam "key spase" action shooter in strategy mod. When you can shoot in this splitter and then in anoter one ad for the end kill these bitters. 8-)
Ha ha, I never thought about this use ! ;)
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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.3 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:19 am

Here is v1.0.4
Now that I learnt a bit more about multiplayer, I set a headless server and made some tests...
So now it should be multiplayer compatible.
If players can test it on a real server with multiple players, I'd be interested to know if it really works MP.
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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.5 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:54 pm

Well sorry, but testing solo on a headless server is not enough :-)
Someone reported a bug when mod config changes, so here is a little correction if you have problems too : v1.0.5
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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.5 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by sparr » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:25 am

feature request: instead of clicking the time multiplier switching to 1x then to 64x, make it remember what speed I was using and switch between that and 1x.

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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.5 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:25 am

sparr wrote:feature request: instead of clicking the time multiplier switching to 1x then to 64x, make it remember what speed I was using and switch between that and 1x.
Good idea !
Implemented in v1.0.6
Also release stress on clock-combinator inner data refresh.
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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.6 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by Thalassicus » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:11 am

I encountered an odd issue. Clocks placed at an outpost don't show the time. The ones in my main base work okay, near the spawn point. I'm not 100% sure distance from origin is the deciding factor. I'm going to do some further testing.

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Oh! I didn't realize clocks must be in short range of a roboport. This feels strange, since robots don't interact with the clock. Items generally require roboport access only if robots need to access the item. My watch doesn't stop working when I walk away from home, after all, and this is a scifi setting with presumably advanced clocks.

If the limitation is necessary for some reason, I recommend describing the range limit on the item tooltip, and highlighting roboport ranges during placement. The current design is not intuitive.

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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools 1.0.6 (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:09 pm

You're right, there should not be any network proximity limitation !
That's what testers are for. I cannot test every sitution... ;)

So here is v1.0.7
No more limitation for the clock combinator to be in a logistic network. Can be placed and works everywhere.
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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by Jürgen Erhard » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:55 am

Custom license. Great work! Means I won't bother with 1.0.12+. The "default" (recommended) license is the best.

Why? Because your custom license means that when you abandon this for some reason that also makes you "disappear" from Factorio, nobody can put up a new updated version if it becomes incompatible with a new Factorio.

Do you use mods yourself? I guess you do. Check if you use any mods that were updated by someone else but the original author. Did they all contact this original author? Was it even possible? (E-mail addresses do change).

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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:24 pm

Jürgen Erhard wrote:Custom license. Great work! Means I won't bother with 1.0.12+. The "default" (recommended) license is the best.

Why? Because your custom license means that when you abandon this for some reason that also makes you "disappear" from Factorio, nobody can put up a new updated version if it becomes incompatible with a new Factorio.

Do you use mods yourself? I guess you do. Check if you use any mods that were updated by someone else but the original author. Did they all contact this original author? Was it even possible? (E-mail addresses do change).
Waooo, calm down man... :) In the history you can see that the custom license would be for the 1.0.12 version which is not released yet. So I did not updated the LICENSE.txt file in the old mod version (which still contains CC4-NC), but here it is, if you want to read it in advance.

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- you are free to talk about this mod in any form (articles, forums, podcasts, videos, etc.).

- you cannot modify this mod without my explicit permission (except for strict personal use).
- if you modify this mod, you cannot distribute the modified version nor release it to the public.

- in case this mod seems abandonned and not maintained anymore, and if I do not respond on the
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- this mod is provided "as is" and without any warranty.
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So, as long as I'm around here, I just don't want people to release alternate versions of my mods ; that seems fair (to me). I read on the forum that other modders have the same approach (example here)

I changed this license because someone told me that the CC4 BY-NC default license prevents people to make video of your mod on youtube (which is sometimes commercial and retributed). So I wonder if this license is really the best for factorio mods, and factorio publicity in general.

PS : I must add that I am disappointed that you did not use all this energy before, to send me a "thank you" for the mod I freely developped and that you are using. ;)
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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by steinio » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:47 pm

binbinhfr wrote: PS : I must add that I am disappointed that you did not use all this energy before, to send me a "thank you" for the mod I freely developped and that you are using. ;)
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Re: [MOD 0.12.X] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by Jürgen Erhard » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:36 pm

You'd love to see mod threads swamped with "Thank you" posts? ;-)

Let's put it like this: if I didn't like your mod and be a happy user (which, at least to me, implies gratefulness), I wouldn't even have bothered commenting.

As to your license: there's no legal definition/precendent for "abandoned". So, that's a useless term. Except if you'd define it yourself (and there are licences, even commercial ones, which include such clauses).

As to the CC4 thing... that's paranoid bullshit. Yes, it's... about as unclear as Factorio Let's Plays (and this goes for many, many, *MANY* other games too) in general. There's one forum post by kovarex... viewtopic.php?f=18&t=352#p1852, which pretty much is useless even though it allows it. If any later incarnation of Wube would want to put a stop to LPs, they could easily delete this post.

Mod makers... well, they could try to pull a DMCA/sue, but really, fearing that is pretty much pure paranoia. Who'd do that?

And yes, you can do anything at all, copyright-wise, as long as no-one complains. No matter (current legal situation) how draconian the punishment *can* be. And in the case of YT vids, pretty much the worst that can happen is someone getting YT to take down the video.

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Re: [MOD 0.13.X] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:46 pm

0.13 update (clock combinator does not work for the moment, but I work on it , should be ok wednesday evening).
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Re: [MOD 0.13.X] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:36 pm

clock combinator working !
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Re: [MOD 0.12+] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by DenFromEarth » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:03 pm

Hey Bin,

I consider this a must-have mod and I wonder if it would be possible to add an option to lengthen the day/night cycle, instead of changing the speed of everything in the game. I was using another mod (viewtopic.php?f=120&t=14509) to double the cycle in .12, but it didn't play well with your mod when I toggled full-time day on and off. Not sure if your willing to do this or if it would even work, but it would be a nice feature.

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Re: [MOD 0.12+] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by tscolin » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:22 pm

Hello binbinhfr, i love your mod.

A prior version of this mod worked fine in campaign on 0.13.6. The latest version of time tools is not showing the GUI in the new hope campaign.

Thank you for your hard work!

UPDATE: I was able to get it working by issuing the command:

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/c remote.call ( "timetools", "reset" )
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Re: [MOD 0.12+] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:40 pm

Hey Den,

thx for the positive return, always appreciated. ;)

I had a look at the other mod "day extender".
Infact it does not really extend the length of the day, but it plays very rapidly in realtime with the game internal clock to very often freeze the clock and so give a slowdown effect. So it can create a bad interaction with my mod which is expecting a classical time flow... Can also pose problems with other time based mods.

But this is the only known trick to artificially change the length of the day, and alas, it causes major problems in multi-player.
And I (and other players) are using my mod in multiplayer... So I won't break my mod, sorry.

But to help you, I adapted the day extender and posted a new unofficial version here :
viewtopic.php?f=120&t=14509&p=182222#p182222
I also inserted a change so that you can now switch always_day mode on/off.
You can still use it, but you cannot freeze time with timetools anymore (clicking on the time button itself).
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Re: [MOD 0.12+] Time Tools (& Clock Combinator)

Post by binbinhfr » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:06 pm

tscolin wrote:Hello binbinhfr, i love your mod.

A prior version of this mod worked fine in campaign on 0.13.6. The latest version of time tools is not showing the GUI in the new hope campaign.

Thank you for your hard work!

UPDATE: I was able to get it working by issuing the command:

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/c remote.call ( "timetools", "reset" )
waoo, thx guy, what would I do without these testers ;-) I forgot a little thing during my last big code change, so that newly installing the mod on an existing game was not showing the GUI...

it is corrected now, please update to 1.0.15
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