Page 1 of 1

[Scenario] No Belts Challenge.

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:56 pm
by Bushdoctor
Good day Factoneers,

Done with all the achievements? Here's another challenge for ya!
Finish the game and launch your rocket without using any transporter belts, underground belts, or even splitters.
That's right, you gotta do it all with your logistic bots! You get 40 to start with, a nice set of requester- and provider chests and a few more bonus items that will help you get started.
You will soon find out that's far from enough, so you need to research your Logistics Network as soon as possible.
No Belts Challenge
This scenario will encourage and sometimes force you to find solutions to problems you never had before. You will find new ways to set up transportation and distribution.
You will find that there's more ways to do that besides using your logistic bots. It will probably be necessary to set up separate logistic areas and not have your roboports connect to the rest in some places.
You will maybe create 'inserter bridges' to control items going from one logistic area to another, or perhaps you will start using your trains in ways you never did before.
It might even get you into using those crazy red and green wires for a change! Who knows.

Play it vanilla or use mods, play it however you want, but don't you dare to put down a single belt!
Keep in mind you do need to produce them for your research bottles, so don't get tempted! :mrgreen:

Enemies on this map are on Low setting and won't bother you for quite a while. In hindsight I would have liked a bit more alien threat earlier on,
so if you guys like this scenario, I might recreate it in a more dangerous world.

Have fun!
NoBeltsChallenge.v1.1.rar
Put the rar file in this folder: [username]/Appdata/Roaming/Factorio/scenarios
Then rightclick the rar file and choose: Extract here.
(2.46 MiB) Downloaded 294 times

P.S. Can somebody re-upload this rar as a zip file please? For some mysterious reason Winzip is not installed on this PC. Thanks.

Re: [Scenario] No Belts Challenge.

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:33 pm
by Fltwrm
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!


And here's the zip:

Re: [Scenario] No Belts Challenge.

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:53 pm
by riking
Bushdoctor wrote: P.S. Can somebody re-upload this rar as a zip file please? For some mysterious reason Winzip is not installed on this PC. Thanks.
I believe you can right-click a folder and select Send To > Compressed Archive (.zip). It's built into Windows, no need for a separate program.

Re: [Scenario] No Belts Challenge.

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:59 am
by Bushdoctor
Fltwrm wrote:CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!


And here's the zip:
Great! Thanks for posting the zip.
I'm curious how you guys are doing with this challenge. It got really messy with trains for a while here, but I solved that with some more rails.
I'm currently producing materials for the rocket launch, so I'm getting close, but I had to increase my bot armies tremendously to get there..
riking wrote:I believe you can right-click a folder and select Send To > Compressed Archive (.zip). It's built into Windows, no need for a separate program.
It was under 'Copy To' for me... Dang, they hid that well, I would never have found it without your reply. Thanks!

Re: [Scenario] No Belts Challenge.

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:40 am
by Fltwrm
I made it :)

Ended up playing almost all day yesterday, so I could finish the challenge today after work... AAannnnd now it's 1:40 AM and I've got work in the morning...

Screenshots:
http://imgur.com/a/Nhtbg

Re: [Scenario] No Belts Challenge.

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:22 pm
by Bushdoctor
Fltwrm wrote:I made it :)
Holy crap man! That's an entire illustrated walk through! Great stuff. You seem to approach this WAY different than I do.
Looks like I need to step up my game hard and stop messing with just a few machines.. I need fields full of them!
Like that field-o-furnaces! Hah. awesome.

Re: [Scenario] No Belts Challenge.

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 11:33 pm
by t-lor
sounds fun
giving it a go now ;)



So technically speaking, is this now a blue belt ? :P

Image

Re: [Scenario] No Belts Challenge.

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 7:51 am
by t-lor
Was fun for a bit. Got as far as hooking in a refinery
Then i realised i was just turnin into manually load stacks of iron in a container until i could make enough bots to keep up.
and at that point i usually stop using belt anyway.

Re: [Scenario] No Belts Challenge.

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:49 am
by Bushdoctor
t-lor wrote: So technically speaking, is this now a blue belt ? :P
Hahaha! Nope. Still good. :D
Man, that looks nice with those new boilers. Damn me for not having 64bit installed.
t-lor wrote: (..) at that point i usually stop using belt anyway.
True...true..