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#1 dagomike

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 02:24 PM

Fuck you all!

 

I'm like 50-some hours in and launched a rocket with easy settings. I still can't stop building/optimizing. I can't stop.

 

Also, I want personal logistics robots IRL.

 

 



#2 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 04:25 PM

You'll be seeing conveyor belts in your sleep.

#3 ScottS

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 06:16 PM

Congrats!  You beat baby mode!  :D

 

I've been playing this game for four years.  I always leave it (usually for Rimworld), but I always come back.  :covreyes:

 

 

Jesus H Christ, I've been working on my current save continuously since February.  462 hours in.



#4 dagomike

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 07:42 PM

JFC!

 

Are you using the combinators? That was something I never did. 



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Posted 24 October 2020 - 05:06 AM

In my experience, the vanilla game is too short to even need to use half of the stuff in the game.  You don't really need the circuit network.  Once you have bots, you don't even need belts anymore because vanilla throughput caps out at a fairly low level that bots can handle.  Sometimes you can even get by without trains.

 

There are mods to make it more complex.  The Bob's suite is a good starting point.  Angel's add-on to Bob's increases complexity further.  SpaceX adds an endgame portion that requires a ton of research and production to launch multiple rockets.

 

I wanted to create a game where using bots for throughput is completely unpractical, so I have all of those mods and then multiplied the necessary research by 100.  Don't do that unless you want the game to last a year.  lol



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Posted 24 October 2020 - 05:16 AM

Another thing:

 

If you increase the logistics complexity, reduce the biter difficulty.  Setting both too high will result in a very frustrating game.  I have biters turned off entirely in my massive game.



#7 Vagus

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 07:20 AM

I don't need this game.



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Posted 24 October 2020 - 07:56 AM

I started the trial but only played it an hour or so and got distracted. Part of it was my laptop got too hot so would need to be played on the desktop. Was hoping it could be a portable game to be played on the laptop. I suppose you need the bigger screen as well. Will try again though.

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 08:01 AM

I started the trial but only played it an hour or so and got distracted. Part of it was my laptop got too hot so would need to be played on the desktop. Was hoping it could be a portable game to be played on the laptop. I suppose you need the bigger screen as well. Will try again though.

Speaking of hardware... there is theoretically no upper limit to the throughput achievable with bots.  But bots are CPU taxing, so there is a practical limit imposed by your hardware.  I've had upwards of 10,000 running on my several year old nothing special gaming computer.  So the limit is fairly high, but 10.000 bots really doesn't amount to that much throughput.



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Posted 24 October 2020 - 08:08 AM

Yeah, it didn't run slow (i5, 8 GB macbook air), just the thermal issue. I'm sure it would throttle eventually. Yes, I know you don't game on a Mac, but usually works fine for lighter games. Worked fine on the imac, fans barely kicked on.

#11 Vagus

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 09:27 AM

Oh. An apple ... *uncomfortable*



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Posted 24 October 2020 - 10:26 AM

I use a windows computer for work. That's more than enough for me. I could always run bootcamp if needed for gaming. If others don't follow apple's move to ARM, I'll move to PC/Linux for future purchases.

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 06:50 PM

Joking, lol

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 07:30 AM

Look, f you, f you and f you. 

 

Downloaded factorio last night. Hoping it's still last night outside.



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Posted 30 October 2020 - 05:00 PM

I like the biters, but part of me doesn't want to take my eyes off that coal logjam until the new line is operational

#16 ScottS

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 03:48 PM

481 hours in.  



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Posted 07 November 2020 - 04:42 PM

Started a free play. Baby mode. Got muh diggers and smelters optimized. Labs cranking. Now ill just sit back and let the game play itself

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 05:38 PM

My brother found some mods that boost the biter difficulty, add all kinds of defense towers, and turn the game into a war.

 

WANT



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Posted 07 November 2020 - 05:42 PM

Interested.

#20 dagomike

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 06:16 PM

Giving this one a rest. I’ve been playing Red Dead Redemption 2. LEEEENNNY!




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