Hold a key to constrain to "furthest placeable location"

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Hold a key to constrain to "furthest placeable location"

Post by Cribbit » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:53 pm

Placing power poles or underground belts or pipes can be a little annoying right now because it's really easy to place it one tile off.

I would like to hold a modifier key (ctrl?) to do the following:

1. When within a valid connecting range work exactly like normal placement
2. When outside the valid connecting range - including not in line for an underground - show the item at the closest valid connecting location (relative to cursor)

For example:

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This should show it being placed one tile to the right.

This would make quickly placing these much easier, especially for trackpad players.
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Re: Hold a key to constrain to "furthest placeable location"

Post by JimBarracus » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:07 am

Cribbit wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:53 pm
especially for trackpad players.
its like playing a racing game with a keyboard
it works but it's far from the optimum

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Re: Hold a key to constrain to "furthest placeable location"

Post by BlueTemplar » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:32 pm

Not what you asked for, but a great mod nonetheless :
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/Underground%20Indicators
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Re: Hold a key to constrain to "furthest placeable location"

Post by Cribbit » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:28 pm

JimBarracus wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:07 am
Cribbit wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:53 pm
especially for trackpad players.
its like playing a racing game with a keyboard
it works but it's far from the optimum
I often play using my magic trackpad 2, basically as nice as trackpads come, and it's not bad.

This would make it way, way easier.

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