Radio Links for signals transmission

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hikska
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Radio Links for signals transmission

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TL;DR
The idea would be to add, Microwave Transmission to Transport signals over long distances with radio towers.
What ?
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Each radio link would have its own "Channel", set-up by the player on each towers, in order to separate the radio networks.

On each radio tower :
A red wire connected to the tower could be set to a Channel X, green wire could be set to an other channel Y
Radio towers in a very long radius would see each others and the link between 2 towers is enabled when a channel is the same on 2 differents radio tower.
Why ?
in real life when you can't access by cable to a location (or if its too expensive) you use air Transmission
So i think this suggestion is not too fancy, since this is what is done in real life . :mrgreen:

- Actually players can't monitor an outpost without power poles all the way to it.
- If you start an autonomous powered new base or outpost, you have to use power poles, all the way from your base to monitor it... (eg : solar powered mining outpost )

It may not concern a lot of players, but i think this would be a nice implement :D

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Re: Radio Links for signals transmission

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oh s***, someone created a mod this month :lol:
https://mods.factorio.com/mods/ItsTheKa ... ss-signals

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Re: Radio Links for signals transmission

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I suggested the exact same thing 3 weeks ago in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=47429 global circuit network

But you made nice pictures for your suggestion, so your thread is better. :)

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Re: Radio Links for signals transmission

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Yes, there are a lot more similar suggestions, the first, where this is mentioned is indeed from June 2013...

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=984 Circuit network suggestions
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viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12652 Connection of circuit network over distances.
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Re: Radio Links for signals transmission

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I know a Mod does this, but I really would love to see this as part of the core game. Maybe even tie it into the end game. Have a technology that can be developed that uses the satellite (1 transmitter per satellite as an example) that you can use to transmit signals anywhere in the gameworld. This way I can have a remote outpost with the proper transmitter setup and a satellite to bounce it back where I need it.

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Re: Radio Links for signals transmission

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I'm all for that, except for the radio tower : I think the radar could fulfill this role perfectly. It would become configurable when connected with red or green wire, by clicking on it, like other connectible entities.

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