A way to move chests with items inside

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A way to move chests with items inside

Post by Poiasdope » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:06 am

A way to move chests without having to remove the items inside it would be very useful. Maybe a tool that make you able to do that? Or maybe just make it part of the game mechanic? :D

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Post by kovarex » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:12 am

You mean chest on transport belts? :)
We have been considering this and it would be very easy to achieve, but this would make the logistics way too easy.

If you mean upgrading chests, it works already, you just build iron chest over wooden chest and the contents stay.
This work even for smart-chests based containers (so the connection to circuit network is preserved).

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Post by zlosynus » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:29 pm

kovarex wrote:You mean chest on transport belts? :)
He probably wants to take a full chest and move it manually to some other place, without having to take all the stuff out and move it into the chest in the new position. And this is not possible now. It would be quite useful, if you want to let's say move your production facilities little and you need to move your big storage.

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Re: A way to move chests with items inside

Post by Poiasdope » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:55 pm

Maybe cranes and boxes? Transform a Chest into a Box (or Container) then move it using Cranes into the place you want them to go OR move it to a Train to take it far far away to another base.

Edit: btw, that's useful information on upgrading chests! :D Didn't know that. That will make things simpler too

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Re: A way to move chests with items inside

Post by azoundria » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:23 am

In fact, it would be useful to move all types of building with a special technology.

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Post by ssilk » Sun May 17, 2015 8:54 am

One of those suggestions, which are too old. I think too many things have changed.
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