[MOD 0.12.11+] Smarter Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

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[MOD 0.12.11+] Smarter Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by Phenix0cs » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:42 pm

Type: Mod
Name: Smarter Chests
Description: Add a hybrid chest (requester/storage).
Web: https://github.com/Phenix0cs/Smarter-chests
License: The MIT License (MIT)
Version: 0.3.0
Release: 2016-02-02
Tested-With-Factorio-Version: 0.12.20
Category: Gameplay
Tags: Chests, Robots, Logistic
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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarters Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by Phenix0cs » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:43 pm

New version available.
Fix many UI issues.
Changed graphics to differentiate from storage chest.


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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarters Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by Phenix0cs » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:49 pm

With version 0.2.0 it work.

If something (not mentioned in know issue) is not working correctly post it here.

And thanks, plz give me your feedback when you have tried it.

More features to come :)

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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarters Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by ssilk » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:58 pm

Correct English: Smarter Chest. (or is the extra s with purpose?)

And when I'm on it: For completeness it would be great to explain the transport priorities in detail, so that also technicians can understand how it works. :)
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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarters Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by Phenix0cs » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:12 pm

My first language is french, so I make mistakes sometimes lol.

I'm working on the next version where priorities will change a bit from 0.2.0.

For the basic, it send requests for one tick every 100 ticks.
It force requests for some cases where it's needed for functionality reasons.

If you want to know how it handle a specific case you can ask here and/or take a look to source code.

Edit: It seem i had a 's' only in opening post, not elsewhere doh.

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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarter Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by ssilk » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:45 am

Don't be so self-critical: I see it as my job as moderator to give such hints. :D
And for the extreme details someone can read the code of course. It's just that someone might want to know how exactly it works.
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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarter Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by Phenix0cs » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:28 pm

New version available (0.3.0).
Fixed blueprints.
Robots no longer bring too much items.

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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarter Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by TheTom » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:36 am

I have some bad news for you - odd behavior.

First - in 0.2 I saw a serious duping bug suddenly filling up the chest. It seems to be gone in 0.3

But - 0.3. I have a place where I really want 2 hybrid chests in close distance. Both are filled from a belt via smart inserter. When also requesting items from storage - items started to be moved between them. I.e. first chest 1 would fill up quite a lot, the the bots would come and move the items to chest 2, then the bots would come and move the items to chest 1 etc. eating a ton of bot bandwidth ;)

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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarter Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by Phenix0cs » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:49 pm

Yes, there was a bug in 0.2.0, it's been fixed in 0.3.0 .

For the second issue, I need more details please, can you post a screenshot and/or a save file?

It could be "normal" in the sense that I don't control bot behavior and what I do is create a pattern where the bot receive requests in a way to avoid loops and other unwanted behaviors.

So with more details, I will see if I can improve the situation :)

Thanks for the feedback, it's much appreciated.

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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarter Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by TheTom » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:31 pm

Will try. Another thing - I am unable to limit the chest to specific items? Just have to replace a lot of them as they got used as storage chests, introducing all kinds of crap into my production flows...

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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarter Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by Nebbeh » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:00 pm

Any chance for a update? The chest can now be placed anywhere, even on top of other entitites, once placed it cannot be opened or picked up again.

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Re: [MOD 0.12.11+] Smarter Chests (requester/storage hybrid)

Post by jakimfett » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:51 pm

I'm adding this to my list of mods to update to 0.13.x, when I have a few free minutes.
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