Random Ramblings #3

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Random Ramblings #3

Postby kovarex » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:49 pm

The entity remnants were really missing in the game, the first, specialised one for the wall is now in the game.

The wiki is up now(viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1363), so I started to do revision of the scripting info there just to find that it is quite off in some places. Updating the wiki and refactoring and restructuring some of the scripting interface inside Factorio was my work for most of the day.
I was also extending the scripting interface, so things like this can be done: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1338 (check the video of turbo car and race track).

Tomas created attack reaction mechanism for entities, so things like spiked wall and similar can be modded easily.

The rest of the time is filled by bug hunting and fixing and reading the forum.
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Re: Random Ramblings #3

Postby Nirahiel » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:56 pm

How do you clean the remnants ? Are those remnants because of mining or destruction ? Can you harvest them and recycle them to get a little bit of extra resources ?
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Re: Random Ramblings #3

Postby ficolas » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:57 pm

I guess is like a corpse entity?
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Re: Random Ramblings #3

Postby kovarex » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:29 pm

Yes, it is like corpse, it is just there as a reminder that something was destroyed (not mined) there. It will disappear after a while (15 minutes for the wall).
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Re: Random Ramblings #3

Postby n9103 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:25 pm

Yay for more battlefield scars :)
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Re: Random Ramblings #3

Postby RawCode » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:01 am

railline looks suboptimal.

it will be nice to have ability to switch completely to electricity with 3rail line (one powered) and get electric locomotive (IRL all locomotives are electric)
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Re: Random Ramblings #3

Postby LoSboccacc » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:29 am

RawCode wrote:railline looks suboptimal.

it will be nice to have ability to switch completely to electricity with 3rail line (one powered) and get electric locomotive (IRL all locomotives are electric)


fun fact of real life: all locomotive are electric but some have a diesel generator on board.
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Re: Random Ramblings #3

Postby wrtlprnft » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:20 pm

LoSboccacc wrote:fun fact of real life: all locomotive are electric but some have a diesel generator on board.

Not quite true. There are also locomotives with hydraulic or even purely mechanical transmission. But heavy-duty cargo locomotives are usually electric as far as I know.
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Re: Random Ramblings #3

Postby kovarex » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:00 pm

LoSboccacc wrote:fun fact of real life: all locomotive are electric but some have a diesel generator on board.


I didn't know that, it really doesn't seem to make sense to me.
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Re: Random Ramblings #3

Postby LoSboccacc » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:06 pm

consider how big powerful and unwieldy a diesel engine that can move a train is.

consider what kind of flywheel and clutch it would require.

so now it makes sense: much better to attach it to a generator and use the generator to power the electric motors attached to the wheels, no clutch required and you have torque from 0 rpm and it is split directly on as many wheel you want


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