[Solved] Message Broadcaster - Has anyone done this yet?

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Re: [Solved] Message Broadcaster - Has anyone done this yet?

Post by Nexela » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:57 am

Ok I am diving into this again now, I have updated the README with an overview/roadmap

[edit] PS Mooncat, you should throw color picker up on github :)
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Post by Mooncat » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:12 am

You should have already known this, but in case other people are interested, here is the thread for the Color Picker mod.
The github link is there too.
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Post by Nexela » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:18 am

LOL I looked at the thread and totally missed the link!

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Post by Mooncat » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:20 am

Maybe it was added just after you have read. :lol:
It is on the header part.
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Re: [Solved] Message Broadcaster - Has anyone done this yet?

Post by Nexela » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:38 pm

The alerter stuff is almost finished, needs a bit more polish around the edges and put the message parsing back in but right now it is functional

https://github.com/Nexela/CircuitTools/tree/develop
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Post by hitzu » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:03 pm

I am impatiently waiting forward for this mod! :)

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Post by Nexela » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:09 pm

The Alerter should be buttoned up tonight. the rest of it I am hoping to have it finished before the weekend!

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Post by Mooncat » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:50 pm

Good to hear! Right now, I have to go back to my Creative Mode. The performance issue is really bugging me.
Hope my code helps you. Happy modding. ;)
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Post by Nexela » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:50 am

Mooncat wrote:Hope my code helps you.
Very much! Thank you for that.
I am tweaking it a little bit to work with color picker as an optional dependency. If color picker exists use the picker otherwise open up a window for specifying rgb values. I should have most of the night to knock out a bunch of work on this.

Also made some changes to the github repo and Changed the name of the mod.

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Post by Mooncat » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:19 pm

Nexela wrote:I am tweaking it a little bit to work with color picker as an optional dependency. If color picker exists use the picker otherwise open up a window for specifying rgb values.
That's great idea! It doesn't force users to install another mod (which I was afraid of when making Color Picker. I personally don't like to install library mod unless it is wildly used) but also brings additional feature if the user has the mod. ;)
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Re: [Solved] Message Broadcaster - Has anyone done this yet?

Post by Nexela » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:59 pm

Andddddddddddd Posted

https://mods.factorio.com/mods/Nexela/CircuitAlerter

I am not 100% finished with it but I did want to get it out there to iron out any bugs that might show up.
I will still be updating it too to finish some features and add more. I would love to hear your Ideas!

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Post by hitzu » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:53 am

Nexela wrote: I would love to hear your Ideas!
How about linking it to the wearable device in the modular armor, like a bracelet or the pipboy? :geek:

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Post by Mooncat » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:24 am

Nexela wrote:Andddddddddddd Posted

https://mods.factorio.com/mods/Nexela/CircuitAlerter

I am not 100% finished with it but I did want to get it out there to iron out any bugs that might show up.
I will still be updating it too to finish some features and add more. I would love to hear your Ideas!
Yeah~~~~ can't wait to try it out when I get home. :D

Suggestion: to make other players easier to understand what the mod can do, I think the message in the images should be more like a real use case, like "Crude oil is less than 10k!!!!", and an image shows the alerter is connected to a storage tank. :lol:

It is time to request/make better sprites for the alerter. ;)

(Color Picker in the description? :P )
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Post by Nexela » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:17 am

Mooncat wrote:Suggestion: to make other players easier to understand what the mod can do, I think the message in the images should be more like a real use case, like "Crude oil is less than 10k!!!!", and an image shows the alerter is connected to a storage tank. :lol:
I will update it tomorow when I put my next fix in
It is time to request/make better sprites for the alerter. ;)
I agree, something like this http://faircitynews.com/wp-content/uplo ... -siren.jpg with a light on top. That possibly blinks when active or even rotates and looks kind of like the player flash light. I wonder if this is possible.
(Color Picker in the description? :P )
*innocent whistle* It is in the description!

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Re: [Solved] Message Broadcaster - Has anyone done this yet?

Post by aubergine18 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:34 am

Nexela wrote: I agree, something like this http://faircitynews.com/wp-content/uplo ... -siren.jpg with a light on top.
That would make an excellent Tropico-style Propaganda Tower!

BTW, have would it be worth having an option to point arrows at things? LuaControl :: set_gui_arrow()
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Re: [Solved] Message Broadcaster - Has anyone done this yet?

Post by Mooncat » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:40 pm

Nexela wrote:I agree, something like this http://faircitynews.com/wp-content/uplo ... -siren.jpg with a light on top. That possibly blinks when active or even rotates and looks kind of like the player flash light. I wonder if this is possible.
That's a great idea! But I think it is impossible to have animation, since we don't have animation on vanilla lamps. I would be surprised if it is supported. :lol:
Currently this is the only way to change colors because I forgot to add it in an alternative way

LOL!

Edit: also added link to your mod for cross promotion. 8-)
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