Alert thresholds on boxes.

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Alert thresholds on boxes.

Post by ofca » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:49 am

It would be nice if one could set up a chest in a way that fires an alert when it contains less than x of an item, as to give you an early notice that your coal mine has ran out before the laser turrets notify you of this :)

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Post by Yaua » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:00 pm

I was thinking exactly about the same kind of thing : may be a device you could attach to something (with red and/or green cables), and if it didn't check the condition you decided, put a warning on the map ! It would be usefull !

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Post by SHiRKiT » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:27 am

I'm not criticizing your suggestion, but if you want something like this right now, there's a mod that does this for resources only (Oil and Ores): https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... =14&t=2855

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Re: Alert thresholds on boxes.

Post by MF- » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:37 am

I'm sure you'll be able to rig something up with the announced CCnet update.

The FFF mentioning those also mentioned someone doing a CCnet-controlled-lamp--based fill indicator of a chest
That's just what you want

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Re: Alert thresholds on boxes.

Post by bobingabout » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:15 pm

MF- wrote:EDIT: It's my 7th post, woot :)
EDIT2: That's a failed binary joke.
ya, 1111 would be 15th
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Re: Alert thresholds on boxes.

Post by ofca » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:11 pm

Yeah, moar electronics is what we need. I'm sure something is in the works, but there's the question of delivering this information to the player. Maybe some kind of research that allows production of PDA, and then you can deliver messages to this PDA? Blinking map somewhere may be fun, but you need to be there to see it :)

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