Requester chest for other network

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Requester chest for other network

Post by ssilk » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Two train stations with logistic networks, called A and B.

The open requests of B are send "wireless" to this new chests, which are all placed in A. Which requests that items, which can be transported to B then.
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Re: Requester chest for other network

Post by Sir Nick » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:03 pm

which can be transported to B then
And here be magic...

This is as of now not viable unless you have only two stations. As soon as you have another one served by the same train or A may receive more than one train, you run into problems caused by the wrong train loading requested items and hauling them somewhere wrong. This system needs some way to recognise the "right" train.

Also, IMO, long-range wireless should not come at a cost of a mere chest. I'd rather have transmitter towers (that naturally draw biters) or something akin.

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Re: Requester chest for other network

Post by ssilk » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:40 pm

There is nothing said about how it is transported. I forgot that. :) but well, it wasn't though explicitly for trains, but also for belt transport.

Thought for the first expansion to a new mining site. 100-400 tiles away. And I didn't thought it to the end; with belts it takes some time... And meanwhile the requests keep standing. A bit stupid, unless you know how much is on the belt.

And it should work also for the first train station. Nearly same way.

But for more? This is not thought for that. :)
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