[0.15] provider chest v2

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[0.15] provider chest v2

Post by mophydeen » Mon May 08, 2017 8:35 am

I like to use a 'magnetic' provider chest at the shopping area.

possible implementation:
provider chest has a 'magnetic' checkbox:
- magnetic disabled: current behavior
- magnetic enabled: current behavior + sucks in (request) more of the content that is inside this provider from storage chests.
note: it could auto detect the content and request it. Or you could set some requester slot filter.


eg. magnetic provider is after Medium electric pole(mep) factory.
Game detects there are mep inside the provider and requests all mep in storage chests.
Logistic robots move mep from storage to magnetic provider.

edit: easiest way would be to just add an/multiple optional filter slot(s) to the passive provider chest.

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Re: [0.15] provider chest v2

Post by threephi » Mon May 08, 2017 8:41 pm

Isn't that exactly what a requester chest does?

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Re: [0.15] provider chest v2

Post by mophydeen » Mon May 08, 2017 8:57 pm

threephi wrote:Isn't that exactly what a requester chest does?
A requester does not provide. Once inside there is no way out through the logistics network.

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Re: [0.15] provider chest v2

Post by Taipion » Tue May 09, 2017 8:17 am

I too have encountered that problem in various ways.

You want something to be stored in a specific place, specific chest, or area.
But if you move it there by force (requestor chests), you cant make it available to the network again without creating loops.

I noted if you have an array of many plain storage chests, and there is stuff to be stored, logistics bots tend to place stuff where the same stuff already is, but that might be just a misconception, I did not test it, I just remembered it now.

So basically, what we need is an option to set filters on chests like for the train wagons, and that if there is a filter, and has empty space, it takes higher priority, so if we have a bunch of storage chests, and one has a filter set for a specific item, it will be first stored there.

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Re: [0.15] provider chest v2

Post by ssilk » Tue May 09, 2017 10:39 pm

There are many ideas around this problem.

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Re: [0.15] provider chest v2

Post by sparr » Tue May 09, 2017 10:45 pm

mophydeen wrote:A requester does not provide. Once inside there is no way out through the logistics network.
Requester, inserter, provider, with a circuit link to stop the inserter when the provider has enough in it.

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Re: [0.15] provider chest v2

Post by mophydeen » Tue May 09, 2017 10:57 pm

sparr wrote:
mophydeen wrote:A requester does not provide. Once inside there is no way out through the logistics network.
Requester, inserter, provider, with a circuit link to stop the inserter when the provider has enough in it.
I know but I'd like a smaller footprint.

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Re: [0.15] provider chest v2

Post by Selvek » Wed May 10, 2017 12:20 am

sparr wrote:
mophydeen wrote:A requester does not provide. Once inside there is no way out through the logistics network.
Requester, inserter, provider, with a circuit link to stop the inserter when the provider has enough in it.
Also gets really awkward to fill because bots will fill the requester using stuff from the provider...

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