666JTK666 wrote:I think I am not using these chests in the way they are intended. re reading the op and viewing the pictures again I have realized that for my purposes these chests should not be used in high bulk buffer situations like rail unloading. I am vary new to the game in fact still playing my vary first world and I have so vary much to learn. Please explain how the filtering works. I have tried clicking on an empty stack thinking it would act like a smart inserter and present a menu screen of items to reserve for that stack. nothing happens when I do that.
Oh btw thank you for adding the 2x2 size.
Filtering is done by middle-clicking (default key bindings) the empty slot, and allows you to reserve that slot for a particular type of item. This way, if you have a stream of different items being put into a chest at various rates, it is guaranteed that the chest won't fill up with just the most abundant items.
For example, let's supposed I have two assembling machines using the same chest for both inputs and outputs, one for copper coil, and one for green circuits. I also have two belts feeding the chest with copper plates and iron plates, and one belt draining the chest of green circuits. Without reservation, the chest is likely to be filled with plates, cutting off both machines because they can no longer place their outputs into the chest. With at least one slot each reserved for coils and green circuits, the machine will always have a place to put their output (assuming the chest is not full).
If you want to use the chest without filtering / reservation, you can. If you think the inventory size is too small, just unzip the mod, look for a file called entities.lua
, and look for the line:
(Currently xx is 8 for the 2x2 chest, 18 for the 3x3, and 50 for the 5x5)
And change that value to what you need.