increase visibility of ghost buildings over grass

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increase visibility of ghost buildings over grass

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Greetings fellow earthlings.
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I would like to increase the visibility of ghosts, so that I can see what should be placed (and of course: its alignment).

can't see the ghost build underneath the grass. Requesting help.
As you can (not) see, there are some transport belts placed as ghosts.
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This never occurred as a problem to me too often in my past, but causes some disturbances now, as blueprints are available from start. I am sure other players are affected, too:
now many players will place blueprints before a construction robot infrastructure of any kind is researched. When happened to spawn in a desert biome with grass, this will cause some serious problems placing items over grass, as shown in the screenshot.

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Re: increase visibility of ghost buildings over grass

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Maybe add light borders to ghost buildings like this?

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Re: increase visibility of ghost buildings over grass

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Yes. There are many more cases, when ghosts become invisible. And sometimes the other way around: Sometimes it's not easy to distinguish between ghost and already places entity.

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Re: increase visibility of ghost buildings over grass

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agentgoblin wrote:Maybe add light borders to ghost buildings like this?
So far, I like it.
ssilk wrote:Yes. There are many more cases, when ghosts become invisible. And sometimes the other way around: Sometimes it's not easy to distinguish between ghost and already places entity.

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Thank you.
I am aware of some other cases of problems with visibility of ghosts, but didn't felt to post them here, because I there were acceptable workarounds (i.e.: placing the next roboport as ghost in a forest - remove trees helps, after tree stump despawn visibility greatly increases further). Again, I think the highlighted border could improve visibility great time. I'm curious how this would look like on a bigger scale.

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