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we very needed gate for car and a lot of items. concrete floor need too.
when you make them?

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While I agree, that gate is a necessary item, I believe the logic system needs an upgrade/revamp beforehand to properly support the gates. We need levers, proximity detectors, activation\passage detectors in order to have actually working gates.



On a side note - wrong forum - needs to be put into suggestions instead.

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Moved to ideas and suggestions.

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Stupid question: Why do we need a car gate? I'm just too intelligent to understand that. :)
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ssilk wrote:Stupid question: Why do we need a car gate? I'm just too intelligent to understand that. :)
Most likely because you can't mine whilst in car. So the current method of 'removing' wall bits to get to the other side of a walled area requires mining them, which cannot be done whilst in car?

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Ah. In my current factory I have so few stone, that I cannot afford any wall. Or better: I built a wall of lasers. 3 rows of fully updated lasers can cope with nearly anything. :)
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The simplest way would be to have a building which is not solid to the player, or cars, but solid to enemies. It builds a forcefield, which disappears when collided with.

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i wouldn't minds stone floor slabs, instead of making an entity it could change the terrain to a concrete style. then my factories could really look like factories(also it could give a production bonus if built upon for those who need a reason to build things)

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Dakkanor wrote:i wouldn't minds stone floor slabs, instead of making an entity it could change the terrain to a concrete style. then my factories could really look like factories(also it could give a production bonus if built upon for those who need a reason to build things)
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Since the game has advanced for quite a bit, I'd like to revive this thread.

Can we have gates? It's getting ridiculous opening cracks in your quadruple or quintuple walls at later game stages.

Doesn't have to be fancy, a 2-thick, 4-5 wide piece of technology that "disappears" or opens along an axis perhaps on click or in future updates via some sort of switch or sensor.

Is this doable in the current framework? Can we? Pretty please?

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Think to a belt, which runs very fast. Sensors which recognize you. Control receives sensor signal and sends signal to belt to stop speed. After passing belt runs again.

On the other hand: https://forums.factorio.com/wiki/inde ... ts/Defense
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We will add gate to the game, I don't know if 0.10 or 0.11 though :)

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If you don't mind mods, then F-mod adds, among other things, a gate for your walls.

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I too want gates. I immediately remembered the neat gates from an old Command & Conquer game that were essentially barriers that automatically dropped into the ground when sensing an approaching vehicle. I found a screenshot of this (top right the barrier dropped to let a vehicle pass, bottom it is raised).

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Dakkanor wrote:i wouldn't minds stone floor slabs, instead of making an entity it could change the terrain to a concrete style. then my factories could really look like factories(also it could give a production bonus if built upon for those who need a reason to build things)
Some floor enhancement would be nice, although I think it's more realistic (and useful) for it to give a speed bonus to cars driving on it, permitting us to build roads (my factory is sufficiently large to need a car to get around). Perhaps a bonus to walking speed as well.

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A gate would be nice.

I would rather like to see stone floors, also. It's a bit sad seeing all of my elaborate machinery sitting on bare dirt. Plus, always nice to have something else to do with stone, which I'm convinced is a wildly under-utilized resource...

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Walls need a way to pass through them without just leaving a huge gaping hole for biters to charge into, we need electronic doors that we can put into wall sections.

We could also use some sort of a "gateway" for trains and cars to pass through without letting biters charge blindly inside.

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Moved. --ssilk

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i find gates would very effective for the game because i have a large inclosed area where i find a gate added to my wall or anybody's wall in which it would be easier enter and exit your factory compound and by gates i mean one type or many type of gates such as fence gates or large sliding gates for your cars.

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Ezhar wrote:I too want gates. I immediately remembered the neat gates from an old Command & Conquer game that were essentially barriers that automatically dropped into the ground when sensing an approaching vehicle. I found a screenshot of this (top right the barrier dropped to let a vehicle pass, bottom it is raised).

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I like this too.

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A bit outdated:
https://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-39
Kovarex is currently working on the gate ( see https://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-54 ) and there is a big chance, that it comes with v0.11.
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