Dyson Sphere Program

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  • Scimarad 10 Feb 2021 14:32:39 9,946 posts
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    So has anybody else been playing this?

    I'm finding it scarily addictive but it's my first Factorio style thing so YMMV.

    Edited by Scimarad at 14:35:39 10-02-2021
  • chopsen 10 Feb 2021 15:22:09 21,840 posts
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    Prefer Henry Spheres tbh. Less likely to break/get clogged up with hair.
  • Nexus_6 10 Feb 2021 15:30:04 5,936 posts
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    Isn't the ground curving the wrong way for a Dyson Sphere?

    And now I've watched the whole vid. Carry on!

    Edited by Nexus_6 at 15:30:54 10-02-2021
  • Scimarad 10 Feb 2021 17:48:00 9,946 posts
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    @Nexus_6

    You aren't on one, you are building one.
  • Nexus_6 10 Feb 2021 21:37:59 5,936 posts
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    And now Iíve watched the whole vid. Carry on.
  • crashVoodoo 14 Mar 2021 13:06:40 7,154 posts
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    Yeah I'm playing this. Was up till 4am playing it last night o_0

    my oil setup is immense, with tanks and splitters all over and i've just manufactured red cubes.

    So much stuff to research and build.
  • Lukree 14 Mar 2021 17:46:16 574 posts
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    Itís awesome, better than Satisfactory imo! Itís also perfectly logical until you leave the first planet - that was when I needed to google some stuff.

    Do not build your base around the poles!
  • xelek49 14 Mar 2021 20:08:19 2 posts
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    Hey, no, I've never heard of this one.

    SHAREit
    MX Player

    Edited by xelek49 at 01:17:47 16-04-2021
  • crashVoodoo 14 Mar 2021 20:24:51 7,154 posts
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    @Lukree yeah I found that out early as some shit just will not line up and messes up my OCD like nothing else.

    The game does look a bit nice sometimes, with the sun breaking the horizon of the little moon/planetoid that I'm on. I'm also dwarfed by a giant dusty looking planet that is in close orbit. I'm not sure what's on it yet but that looks ripe for huge factory operations.
  • Scimarad 15 Mar 2021 05:23:33 9,946 posts
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    Aside from the just being really addictive, it's got quite a few great moments you should probably really be expecting if you've read up on it but you somehow don't think about because you are concentrating on other stuff. I particularly liked seeing all your rail guns firing from over the horizon for the first time and then later seeing the sun come up after starting your Dyson Swarm.

    I do, as usual, keep starting new games though.
  • crashVoodoo 15 Mar 2021 08:15:40 7,154 posts
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    I was thinking now I know some.stuff shall I just start a new game but them realised what's the point. This is the starter planet. I can *start again* when I go to on of the others.
  • Lukree 15 Mar 2021 09:56:30 574 posts
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    It's really bugfree as well, haven't at least noticed anything significant yet! Building the belts above the ground is frustrating, though.
  • crashVoodoo 15 Mar 2021 12:29:29 7,154 posts
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    Some good tips
  • crashVoodoo 15 Mar 2021 12:30:53 7,154 posts
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    Another
  • crashVoodoo 15 Mar 2021 12:31:29 7,154 posts
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    Last one
  • Flying_Pig 15 Mar 2021 20:16:35 16,889 posts
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    This looks really interesting - how complex is it? Is it easy to get in to?
  • crashVoodoo 15 Mar 2021 21:14:02 7,154 posts
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    its really easy to get into but it looks to be as complex as you make it.

    build stuff to extract resources, smelt into products, assemble those products into new products for research ... onwards & upwards until you build a giant sphere around the sun.

    what i like is you can see the out into space from the planet you're on
  • Scimarad 15 Mar 2021 21:17:21 9,946 posts
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    @Flying_Pig

    That's exactly what I like about it. It quite easy to just start out with basic stuff and feel like you are acomplishing stuff but there are levels and levels to it to discover beyond that.
  • Flying_Pig 16 Mar 2021 07:27:46 16,889 posts
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    Hmmm - maybe I'll grab it over the weekend :)
  • Lukree 16 Mar 2021 08:51:45 574 posts
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    The biggest obstacle on these games are the players themselves. You are causing the biggest problems - "Yeah I can fit these buildings here in between!" (Spending 30 minutes trying to reroute and fit everything instead of building everything a bit more apart from other buildings)
  • crashVoodoo 16 Mar 2021 10:54:56 7,154 posts
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    Planned in a huge expansion of my oil production last night. 6 oils seeps and 24 refineries all neatly laid out and plumbed in. Totally underestimated my power requirements of just a couple of thermal generators hooked up to some coal close by. It ground to a halt and all my resources were half a world away. I couldn't isolate just the windmill from the rest of the network to power the miner on its own

    Turned it off as it was 3.30am and went to bed o_0

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 10:57:14 16-03-2021
  • crashVoodoo 17 Mar 2021 10:00:05 7,154 posts
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    I needed titanium and silicon, 2 items lacking on my starter moon so finally decided to leave this rock and setup shop on a local lava moon.

    After some pre-planning, lots of miners, power, tesla towers, belts, boxes etc. I set off. Its a little disorientating at first once I had my bearings I was fine. Straight line shot past the sun and ... landed!

    I setup 2 large mining operations, left loads of crap in a box and loaded up my pockets with titanium and silicon and decided to head back. when I checked the map for the return trip, the orbit had spun alway around and i was literally 'next door'.

    came back out of map view and i could see my hope planet in the distance. hop skip and jump and home!

    now to build some planetary logistics :-)


    shot from home looking at my new mining planet


    Edited by crashVoodoo at 10:09:30 17-03-2021
  • Anhunedd 17 Mar 2021 11:01:15 96 posts
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    This, like all games of the same genre, is digital crack. I've only got as far as the second stage of research (red blocks), so I have lots to do yet, and looking forward to every bit.

    Used one of the tips in the videos above - started to build an equatorial energy belt. Only one unit wide (one wind turbine, two solar panels, repeat), and only 90 degrees around the planet so far, but so much more organised than my previous mess of wind turbines whenever I needed them. The "some solar panels always in the sun" benefit won't really cut in until I get past 180 degrees, but I have an excess at the moment anyway. Just getting prepared for mass red block production.

    Could do with a blueprint system like Factorio. I do understand there's a mod you can use, but hopefully it will come along in the main game eventually.
  • crashVoodoo 17 Mar 2021 20:21:05 7,154 posts
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    Still yet to setup my yellow cube production as I've been occupied dealing with my oil setup. It currently kicks out hydrogen and refined oil which is great as the Hydrogen is used as a secondary source for the red cube production.

    I was just storing the ref. oil in tanks but they're stupidly full so decided to add in another refinery stage for the first hydro and oil output reprocess it first it into double hydro and extra carbon, both usable for red cubes.

    Now I'm still getting lots of ref oil but I'm now also drowning in hydrogen. I've had to setup a whole refractioning process to syphon off the hydro for deuterium just to keep on top of it

    About to add chemical processing to churn the ref oil into sulphuric acid, firstly because I need it but also just to get rid of this surplus oil

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 20:23:24 17-03-2021
  • RaymondLuxuryYacht 17 Mar 2021 20:26:50 429 posts
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    I'm completely bouncing off this at the moment, and I shouldn't be. I usually love this sort of thing, have hundreds of hours logged in Factorio and Satisfactory, but I just cannot get in to this. Falling right at the first hurdle, it all just seems so awkward and unintuitive.
  • crashVoodoo 17 Mar 2021 21:28:50 7,154 posts
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    @RaymondLuxuryYacht what's the issue Ray?
  • RaymondLuxuryYacht 17 Mar 2021 22:08:38 429 posts
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    Hard to say. Went in to it expecting instant addiction, but for whatever reason it's just not clicking with me. Feels a bit aimless, which is a bizarre complaint about the sandbox genre I most enjoy. Wonder if I need a few YouTube videos/tutorials to warm up a bit?
  • crashVoodoo 17 Mar 2021 23:17:52 7,154 posts
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    Maybe watch the tios vids I posted as a starter but don't feel too worried with snaking belts everywhere until you get your head around it.

    Seems like iron ore is one of the main ones so I 2 of those running along, 2 copper and then a magnetic rings because it seems like you need a lot of those.
  • Scimarad 18 Mar 2021 09:02:52 9,946 posts
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    One thing I always find useful to do when setting up construction of your facilities is to find a big area, run assemblers and storage boxes North to South and then feed in components from the north with each line coming in further east. Then you can use splitters to run the required lines west to the assemblers, ending up with a kind of grid pattern. It's even easier if you have a row of logistics stations feeding in components from the north.
  • neems 18 Mar 2021 10:33:24 5,293 posts
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    @RaymondLuxuryYacht

    I've only just started myself (so many thanks to Scimarad for keeping me up to 3 am) but have a look at the tech tree and it will give you an idea of how to progress, both for your factory and your mech.
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