Heatmap for liquid levels

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Heatmap for liquid levels

Post by svenar »

Hey there!

I don't know if there is already a mod for this, or if it has been disguised before.
But what if the map view has an extra option to view the fluid amount inside barrels.
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Yes, but make it a "% full" and include pipes (or have pipes as an option).

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Didn't someone want to remove temperature from liquids? Calculating temperature changes on liquid mixing is a pointless overheat to the fluid system with a few exceptions for steam where simply having different steam "liquids" would solve it better.

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mrvn wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Didn't someone want to remove temperature from liquids? Calculating temperature changes on liquid mixing is a pointless overheat to the fluid system with a few exceptions for steam where simply having different steam "liquids" would solve it better.
I think you need to reread the original question :P

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t-lor wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:06 pm
mrvn wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Didn't someone want to remove temperature from liquids? Calculating temperature changes on liquid mixing is a pointless overheat to the fluid system with a few exceptions for steam where simply having different steam "liquids" would solve it better.
I think you need to reread the original question :P
I think you missed the point: If fluids don't have a temperature the question weather a heat map would be used makes no sense.

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Post by zOldBulldog »

I might be wrong, but I think he meant "heatmap" as a term to indicate %full.

If that is what OP meant, there are a couple things that might be useful to keep in mind:

1) Fluid tanks tend to equalize to the same level. So, reading one tank in a set is probably "close enough".

2) I typically use 3 lamps as indicators of fluid level, set to light up when greater than 5k, 15k, 23k. Trivial to build and gives a pretty good idea of fullness at a glance.
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And LOL... helping others sometimes helps yourself... I just noticed that crude oil constant combinator I used to ID the input pipe should have had an "I" instead of an "O".

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Ahh, that makes more sense. So basically an alt version of the little window in tanks and pipes thats more visible.

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