Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: factorio  (Read 290 times)


vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 05:02:10 PM »


finally set up a proper train station

Darvince

  • *****
  • Posts: 1810
  • gab
Re: factorio
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 12:48:04 AM »
every new thing i learn about factorio makes me yet more confused as to what exactly it is

vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 08:07:05 AM »
same

vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 10:37:59 PM »
a little base map

it took me like 50 hours to launch the rocket, and since then i've spent like 30 hours preparing for my first planned out base with a target of 1 science per second

vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 10:52:29 PM »
in my main enclosure there, there are actually 3 "outpost" mines which eventually got absorbed into my main base as i kept expanding

vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 07:26:31 PM »
my half-a-reactor-but-its-not-done design

https://pastebin.com/raw/HjcVj6qZ

vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2018, 09:47:24 PM »
new power plant, since i kept on running into power problems. this should produce up to 800 MW, although i usually consume around 200 MW


vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 08:57:38 PM »
setting up a "proper" non-spaghetti base for once, with a target of 50 spm -- i have plates, green circuits, and steel set up


vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2018, 12:24:55 AM »
finished oil processing and red circuits today


vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 02:54:36 PM »
finished red green blue and grey science


vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 02:18:54 AM »
i fucking did it boys

one science per second, just like the simulations



you can see besides that little spike from when i redid some belts for iron that i've gotten into a pretty consistent 1 rocket every 15 minutes or so, giving me > 1 science per second.

to be honest, when i planned this build out i planned 60 spm but was only expecting more like 40 spm due to me eyeballing a bunch of numbers. turns out i had a bit of margin

i'm definitely really excited about this

----------

my copper patch is 30M right now, so if i'm doing about 6kpm that gives me 80 hours of game-play. plus if i get to productivity 50 (i'm at 25 rn), that'll double it to 160 hours, which is about how long i've spent in total on this game so far. i'd say that's good enough. my iron patch is 60M (actually needed 2 patches to get enough miners on it) so shouldn't have to worry about that for a long time

all the components -- besides a bunch of belt balancers -- designed by myself

my next goals are probably 1. shoring up my defenses, cause this new setup is cranking out insane amounts of pollution and biters and 2. add a second 6-reactor powerplant, since my need for power is insatiable -- i'm drawing around 900MW right now, which is satisfied by my current main reactor (700 MW), my secondary reactor (100MW) and solar (100MW). i just want a lot more margin so i can stop worrying about power for a while. also i'll be able to turn off my secondary reactor which is really inefficient and 3. getting to level 30 mining, then finishing all non-infinite research, then keep doing mining prod forever since i'm pretty sure if i stop researching at any point in time all my trains will start deadlocking

----

edit: mining prod payoff analysis:

based on the img i posted, it looks like it costs roughly 100 ore (iron and copper) per science. mining productivity level N costs about N*100 science, which is N*10k ore, and gives a 2% boost to productivity, meaning we recover the cost after mining 50*N*10k ore, or N/2 million ore. so level 25 mining productivity is paid back after mining 12.5M ore. level 50 mining prod would be paid back after 25M ore mined. seems like a good target to me
« Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 03:08:12 AM by vh »

vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 09:42:10 PM »
4 rph -> 5 rph just by tuning some ratios and some p3 modules


Darvince

  • *****
  • Posts: 1810
  • gab
Re: factorio
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2018, 12:13:45 PM »
wow that heat there is very meaningful

vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2018, 01:52:53 PM »
what heat

vh

  • formerly mudkipz
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • "giving heat meaning"
Re: factorio
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 12:33:23 PM »


i have achieved 90 spm!!!1111

look at that continuous lab action on the right half -- it is beautiful

i'm pretty confident that this is as far as i can push my base without actually expanding it -- i have pm3 in most of my assemblers already.

anyway i'm about to finish prod 34. if i want to get to prod 50, which i think i mentioned before as a goal, then  i'd need 15 more levels at an average of about 4200 science per level, which is ~63k science in total, which works out to 17.2 hours -- not bad.