indicator for mines that ran out of deposits

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Re: Depleted mines: Status icon

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Omnifarious wrote:
Wizard Marcos wrote:Good news, you can connect to the circuit network and it outputs the amount of resources left in the whole patch. So you can just wire that to a speaker and have and alert when the patch is depleted.
One thing that can happen is that patches become 'disconnected' when being mined. Basically if, somehow, a wide enough strip through the middle of a patch is depleted it becomes two patches. This can mess with this particular tactic. Though, it will at least tell you when one of the disconnected patches (whichever it happened to be connected to a miner that it was part of) becomes empty, so it doesn't fail in a way that leaves you not being alerted.
Connect all your miners. They're set to output their individual resources left by default.
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Yep, that is handy. A stack of speakers is now part of my mine building train. Status icon would still be handy, but this workaround suffices :)

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You could place a light for every quad of miners, connect the 4 miners to it and program it to on when ore = 0.

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Re: Depleted mines: Status icon

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Also a good idea - but for outposts I generally don't want to go back to them until all the ore is exhausted. A light would be nice for earlier stages of the game, where mines and modules themselves are still a significant cost. Thanks :)

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I think for an outpost it might be good to monitor the belts filling the buffer chests and sound a warning when they aren't compressed anymore. Because at that point ore production will slowly wind down till the field is empty. But it's already time to start a new outpost.

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Aeternus wrote:Status icon would still be handy
You can assign an icon to alarms from speakers and even click it to jump to the source of the alarm.

As for "no more production" icons on single miners, bottleneck is your friend.
If you're arguing for bottleneck to be vanillafied, sure.

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Indicate depleted miners

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TL;DR
Show visually when a miner has no more ore left.
What ?
When a miner has no ore left to dig up, either switch over to a "finished" animation, or show a new alert icon.
Why ?
It's hard to tell the difference between a miner that's waiting for belt space and a miner that has no work left.

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Re: Depleted mines: Status icon

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[Koub]Merged into older topic with same suggestion
Edit : there may be some mods that can help until this feature is added (if it is added :)) :
https://mods.factorio.com/mods/mindmix/AutoDeconstruct
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Re: indicator for mines that ran out of deposits

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Come to think of it, some kind of warning indicator above any mining drill (of any type, including pumpjacks) that is no longer sitting on a resource would be a good thing.
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Re: indicator for mines that ran out of deposits

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kovarex wrote:I can't disagree :)
I just need to find some good icon for that ...
Dont need, just do it like the mod for it.. mark it for deconstruction. Simple and easy.

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Re: indicator for mines that ran out of deposits

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Bump! Please can this indicator be done for 1.0?

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Re: indicator for mines that ran out of deposits

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The redesigned mining drill (see Friday Facts 350, released with version 0.18.31) has these indicators. The new mining drill now has little lights that are green (working), yellow (waiting for output), or red (no resources). Most easy to see at night time. Although one can argue that they are really not easy to see.

For obvious reasons: when it has no power, there is no light – instead it has a regular (no power) warning icon like any other powered structure.

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