Information from linked chest/belts in display

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Information from linked chest/belts in display

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In order to better see the status of linked chests/belts :

Can you add the chest pattern (based on which is decided which chests share the content) in the information window on the right.
Preferable as a number.
The helps a lot to see quickly whether the config is OK or has issues.
Can you add the possibility to input the "chest pattern" as a number ? Now it is a rather error prone select items.

Nice to have for this : Can there be a visual showing of the linked chests : Something like the Roboport visualization of the network ?


Can you add the connection status (connected and if yes, in or out) of a linked belt in the information window on the right ?
The helps to see quickly whether there are unconnected belts

Nice to have for this : Can there be a visual showing of the linkage status : Something like the showing between underground-transport belts ?

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Re: Information from linked chest/belts in display

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hreintke wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:47 pm
Nice to have for this : Can there be a visual showing of the linkage status : Something like the showing between underground-transport belts ?
You can do that last part yourself with the rendering API, including having it only show in alt-mode or on mouse-over if you like.

staplergun did some very nice stuff with pipe visualisations that might be a good inspiration for that kind of thing.

https://mods.factorio.com/mod/PickerPipeTools

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Sorry, I’m not so deep into that linked stuff: what is a “chest pattern”?
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Re: Information from linked chest/belts in display

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With "Chest Pattern" I mean the part of the gui where you have to select a number of tickboxes.
Identical patterns selected means the Linked-chest shares the inventory.



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