Bots as dots on map overview

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Bots as dots on map overview

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When logistics map option pressed, showing bots on map overview would be helpful to spot issues.

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Wouldn't this be even better ? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=62157
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I'd be happy with just the ability to detect how many bots are waiting to recharge. Combining that with the total number of bots or the number active, I could decide at what threshold to build more roboports.

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Koub wrote:Wouldn't this be even better ? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=62157
The heat map would be great too. Either one would reveal pathing problems and logistic loops.


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darkfrei wrote:Here's the mod for it:
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/ShowBotsOnMap
Sweet!

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The mode is fine, but what about including this into the vanilla game. After all, isn't it the purpose of mods to try out new ideas, so that the best of them could be implemented in the vanilla game experience?

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I made an experiment on something like this a long while ago:

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Klonan wrote:I made an experiment on something like this a long while ago:
Why they are stucking?
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/ShowBotsO ... 000bc35dec

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darkfrei wrote:
Klonan wrote:I made an experiment on something like this a long while ago:
Why they are stucking?
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/ShowBotsO ... 000bc35dec
The normal entity charting is only updated every so often to save CPU, most things don't move often (Assembling machines, belts etc.)
For things that do move, we use custom code to draw it, i.e players, trains, cars

The experiment I showed above used custom code to draw the robots as part of the logistic information drawing,
While your mod just uses the normal entity chart rendering, which is not ideal

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Klonan wrote:I made an experiment on something like this a long while ago:
This is amazing! I wouldn't want it on the map all the time, but an option to show or not (like the ability to turn on turret coverage or electric networks). Maybe a little color to show busy/idle/out of power...
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Klonan wrote:I made an experiment on something like this a long while ago:
The demo looks stunning! Throw in a color differentiation to show bots with and without items, and you have a very intuitive way to understand a factory's logistics.

I think it should be another layer on the map, similar to turret coverage, etc.

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Klonan wrote:I made an experiment on something like this a long while ago:

I added that as a debug option for 0.17.
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Looks really cool, thanks!

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Rseding91 wrote:I added that as a debug option for 0.17.
Awesome, thanks! Looking forward to having it in the game!

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