Better manipulation with artillery shells (loading/unloading half)

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Better manipulation with artillery shells (loading/unloading half)

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Make it possible to split artillery shells (at least in half) when loading them into more artillery waggons (and unload.), please.

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The artillery shells are the only one thing with stack size 1, with it is manipulated in larger quantities. So there are players who would appreciate this Qol.

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Re: Better manipulation with artillery shells (loading/unloading half)

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Please add the pics into the forum. Imgur has the tendency to forget pictures and then this post becomes worthless.

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This will not come and I tend to move it to won’t implement.

Because you can automate that in several ways:
- loading: You can set the slot-limit (the Red Cross) to limit the slots to 50%.
Now you can also fill the shells automatically to the chosen limit; with a chest and an inserter you can fill the shells. Really simple.
- unloading: the same. You can unload with the same technique until the chest is filled to 50%. With some mod (e.g. https://mods.factorio.com/mod/Inventory%20Sensor ) you can check how much is inside each wagon.

Factorio is a game about automation, not how to make everything by hand faster than automation. ;) 8-)
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Ok, I understand. I know the ways, how it could be automated, but I had in mind the situations when I am far of my base (in a temporary battle outpost) with no power grid and roboports around. But never mind, it was only a minor suggestion, nothing crucial.

And I also would like to thank you for your fast reply.

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AristomachosCZ wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:55 am
Ok, I understand. I know the ways, how it could be automated, but I had in mind the situations when I am far of my base (in a temporary battle outpost) with no power grid and roboports around. But never mind, it was only a minor suggestion, nothing crucial.

And I also would like to thank you for your fast reply.
in my base i use Artillery Wagons to truck the shells around because it's more dense, 100 vs 40. you can unload from them with an inserter.

additionally, because they stack to 100 in a single Arty wagon slot you can simply right click it to grab half.
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ptx0 wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:25 pm
additionally, because they stack to 100 in a single Arty wagon slot you can simply right click it to grab half.
No, that' s what I am pointing at – you can't do this. If you right click on the 100 shells stack in artillery wagon, you will grab exactly only a single shell.

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AristomachosCZ wrote:
Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:51 pm
ptx0 wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:25 pm
additionally, because they stack to 100 in a single Arty wagon slot you can simply right click it to grab half.
No, that' s what I am pointing at – you can't do this. If you right click on the 100 shells stack in artillery wagon, you will grab exactly only a single shell.
ah i think Cursor Enhancements is fixing this for me, then.
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