Add a transport belt ghost Arrow / Belt placement cursor clarity

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Add a transport belt ghost Arrow / Belt placement cursor clarity

Post by PeteTheLich » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:02 am

I often find myself having to squint or stop and focus to see which way my belt is facing by seeing it move when im connecting or moving belts (especially on turning belts) but adding arrows to belt ghosts would completely eliminate that problem!

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If belts had pointers like inserters It would be a wonderful QoL improvement

Just like inserters it would be able to turned on and off and only visible when building new belts

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Post by ssilk » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:45 am

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Re: Add a transport belt ghost Arrow

Post by siggboy » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:58 pm

OMG. Yes. +1.

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Re: Add a transport belt ghost Arrow

Post by Ranakastrasz » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:17 pm

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Re: Add a transport belt ghost Arrow

Post by Ghoulish » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:30 pm

I like it too.

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Re: Add a transport belt ghost Arrow

Post by Harkonnen604 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:52 pm

PeteTheLich wrote:but adding arrows to belt ghosts
Ghosts? if you speak about shift-clicked belts, they do not bend at all right now including blueprints (which is a separate thing to improve here)

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Re: Add a transport belt ghost Arrow

Post by Jürgen Erhard » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:49 am

Yes, and not just with ghosts, actually. The mid-speed belt (red) is already hard to see the direction, blue is... maybe I'm just old :D But it really *in general* would help to have a cleared, stand-out, non-moving indicator for the direction.

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Belt placement cursor clarity.

Post by Otterbear » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:05 am

Is it possible to simplify the various belt placement cursors?
It is very difficult (especially with higher rated belts), to see what direction they are actually facing. It is also difficult to see where you missed a belt, or two, or ran out of belt during the upgrade process, until production suffers.

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Post by ssilk » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:54 pm

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Re: Add a transport belt ghost Arrow / Belt placement cursor clarity

Post by garath » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:06 pm

Great idea. The graphic helps. I suggested the same thing as well:

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Post by ssilk » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:34 pm

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Re: Add a transport belt ghost Arrow / Belt placement cursor clarity

Post by hitzu » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:24 am

Wouldn't it better to just use the rail laying mechanics with the belt placing?

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Re: Belt placement cursor clarity.

Post by PeteTheLich » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:19 pm

Otterbear wrote:Is it possible to simplify the various belt placement cursors?
It is very difficult (especially with higher rated belts), to see what direction they are actually facing. It is also difficult to see where you missed a belt, or two, or ran out of belt during the upgrade process, until production suffers.
to me its very difficult to place belts when youre zoomed far out (long reach mod) but especially blue belts are difficult to see the preview

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Re: Add a transport belt ghost Arrow / Belt placement cursor clarity

Post by aubergine18 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:15 pm

hitzu wrote:Wouldn't it better to just use the rail laying mechanics with the belt placing?
Would that be able to properly depict the curvature of 90º angle belts?
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Re: Add a transport belt ghost Arrow / Belt placement cursor clarity

Post by ssilk » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:00 am

aubergine18 wrote:Would that be able to properly depict the curvature of 90º angle belts?
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