Autoplacement Fine Control

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Autoplacement Fine Control

Post by Jordanb716 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:04 pm

I love to put huge numbers of turrets behind my walls but often find myself wanting to space them evenly, but doing so manually take significantly longer than just autoplacement. I would love to be able to set the autoplacement (click and hold to place things) to skip a set number of tiles.

For example set the number to one and the item would be placed every other tile instead of every tile. I hope something like this would be made as an extension of the existing power cable autoplacement.

Speaking of which the ability to set the power autoplacement to place power poles closer together to completely cover an area instead of spreading them out as much as possible would be extremely helpful.

Thanks for creating such an amazing game! I hope my suggestion is received favorably and wouldn't be too difficult to implement.

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Re: Autoplacement Fine Control

Post by mike_smit » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:19 pm

Amen to that brother

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Re: Autoplacement Fine Control

Post by SHiRKiT » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:09 pm

1. Make robots
2. Create a huge blueprint
3. Repeat

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Re: Autoplacement Fine Control

Post by Jordanb716 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:20 pm

SHiRKiT wrote:1. Make robots
2. Create a huge blueprint
3. Repeat
Well yeah, but I usually want to set up stuff like this long before I get drones. ;)
Being able to equally space things quickly and easily seems like a very helpful kind of feature in a game based on automating away boring tasks.

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Re: Autoplacement Fine Control

Post by ssilk » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:41 pm

When we are about planning etc. I need to point to this list: https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... 616#p35582
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