Find your next dead train

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Mauslag PIngman
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Find your next dead train

Post by Mauslag PIngman » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:16 pm

My train in the boondocks ran out of fuel, but I got no notification. Some factorio genius with 3 phd's in astrophysics and computer science probably can make a system that would notify me. Call me a casual or a lamer but this type of thing is a little beyond me, so I'd like the option of choosing to have the game software notify me when one of my trains is not moving for twenty minutes. Extra credit, the game would suggest adding or removing specific signals that might gum things up. Age of empires had buttons like this. I think they used comma and period to find citizens and military personel that were inactive. Same could be done for Factorio's inactive trains and maybe even other things.

It sucks to walk 20 miles only to find out you didn't bring any fuel you need to load a chest or something like that. It'd be nice if Factorio had some kind of expensive way of teleporting stuff so that I don't have to walk all the way back home and back again to fill up on something. Maybe there could even be an express service available for very high cost in resource or energy.

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Re: Find your next dead train

Post by steinio » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:23 pm

The Fat Controller alerts you if a train is blocked or out of fuel: https://mods.factorio.com/mod/TheFatController

Teleport let's you travel to all places you like: https://mods.factorio.com/mod/Teleportation
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Re: Find your next dead train

Post by Darinth » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:22 pm

At the end of https://factorio.com/blog/post/fff-212 they talk about the ability to create temporary train stops that could be used to summon trains. While it doesn't solve all of your issues, the ability to summon a supply train out to your location (which presumably would at a minimum arrive with some fuel you could steal) would fix at least the ability to go back and forth. A part of me is at least a little suprised we don't get a notification when a train has ran out of fuel. It doesn't happen very often, but it's remarkably annoying when it does.

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