Steam engines not generating power

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Steam engines not generating power

Post by graydragon95 » Thu May 08, 2014 7:55 pm

Hello all,

I've just started playing with no prior knowledge of how the game works (besides playing the tutorial of course!). I placed the steam engine down, with 4 broilers hooked up to it, with water flowing, etc. The temp on each broiler, as well as the SE is at 100, there's water in everything, and the available performance for the SE is full, yet it keeps flashing the "needs electricity" icon. How do I make it so it doesn't need electricity? Everything worked fine in the tutorial, but my freeplay file doesn't.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Steam engines not generating power

Post by FreeER » Thu May 08, 2014 8:02 pm

Can I assume that you've placed electric poles next to the steam engines and that you have a least one connection from them to a machine that needs energy?

There's a wiki page for power here so that could help some, if it doesn't a quick screenshot would help people see what you have set up (there should be a "prt sc" or "print scr" button on your keyboard that you can press and then open an image editor like paint and paste the saved screen shot into it).

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Re: Steam engines not generating power

Post by graydragon95 » Thu May 08, 2014 8:04 pm

WOW I feel like an idiot. Didn't know that there had to be connections. Thanks!

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Re: Steam engines not generating power

Post by FreeER » Thu May 08, 2014 8:09 pm

graydragon95 wrote:Didn't know that there had to be connections. Thanks!
No problem, everyone has to learn sometime :D

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Re: Steam engines not generating power

Post by muzzy » Thu May 08, 2014 8:10 pm

It'd be nice if all those info icons came with a helpful text that you'd see if you hovered the building in question.

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