I think the smart splitter would have to be slightly slower than the express splitter for balance reasons (but slightly faster than a red splitter), the same way a smart inserter is slightly slower than a fast inserter. Being able to hook it up to the logistic networks through cables would be a worthy payoff for the speed thing thoughMeduSalem wrote:That would actually be an interesting idea. A smart splitter that's as fast as an express splitter... and allows you to select on which conditions it takes from which incoming belt and on which condition it outputs to a specific outgoing belt. That way you don't have to rely on slow smart inserters if you want to split a belt on a specific condition. Such a smart splitter could use a processing unit to be crafted or something since the Express Splitter already uses Advanced Circuits.Factorian wrote:MeduSalem wrote: One thing the Devs should really think about is adding an option to the menu of a splitter to adjust which side of the incoming belt is prefered when there's congestion... I hate building a factory design around the fact that it prefers to take from the left incoming belt. I just hate it. It should either be 50:50 chance which side gets taken, the same as with the output or it should be toggle-able if it should prefer left or right or 50:50.
Maybe they should add a smart splitter that lets you control this kind of thing, maybe even by hooking it up with red and green wires to say 'prefer left if this is full, right if this is below 12' ect would be really useful in making 'smarter' factories
EDIT: It turns out its been suggested before about the devs aren't keen on implementing changes to the splitters