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7 minutes ago, MechanicalLens said:

BIGGER! I want some sort of phantasmal deathray that vaporizes them into the 4th dimension!

Here you go...I'd trade in the drone for a karate guy companion that can throw like this guy...😂

 

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1 minute ago, MajorMunchy said:

so wait, they are legit INSIDE the city? cause this is a dream come true. Now i can post up in a city with a base and just be happy Q.Q

Trust me, I'm used to it already. ;)

 

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10 minutes ago, Trankitas said:

N2n1 is a robophobe LOL!!!......

Well here..... the truth has surfaced... 

❤️ Cats

:D

 

 

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Just now, Laz Man said:

Here you go...I'd trade in the drone for a karate guy companion that can throw like this guy...😂

 

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Does the explosion turn the surrounding rocks into gold?

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Just now, MechanicalLens said:

Trust me, I'm used to it already. ;)

 

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ugggg thats the LIFE!!! i mean ik in the defautl map there is a trader that is in town, but RNG is where i want the above pic!

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1 minute ago, MajorMunchy said:

ugggg thats the LIFE!!! i mean ik in the defautl map there is a trader that is in town, but RNG is where i want the above pic!

If you're interested, the seed is IceFire. ;) It's the best seed I've ever come across in A18 (or any alpha) by a longshot, and the trader inside the town is just the start. Then again, A19 is around the corner anyway. 😛

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1 minute ago, hiemfire said:

Could always use a small 2 stroke engine hooked to a small generator (which is basically an electric motor with something turning the drive shaft causing the coils to generate power) to produce the power for the drone, the controller could be set up similarly...

True, or just find a working "generator" like ones for job sites, camping, power outage. Gasoline goes bad pretty quickly though, 18 months?

Or is that the 2-stroke bit? Can a common 2-stroke (guessing things like weed wackers/chainsaws?) run for a while on alcohol? Or would you add more/less oil?

Automotive alternators generally require supportive electronics to produce any juice. Regulators used to be seperate bits, but seems most are tied into the ECU now a days.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternator_(automotive)#Field_regulation

 

Solar panel/cell/charge-pad for direct DC might be easiest. Use to charge automotive batteries. If you didn't have a DC-DC charger for the drones battery you could cannablize 'normal' lead-acid auto batteries for their 2.1 Volt cells and wire up a custom one for needed charging voltage. But then you'd need either enough input solar voltage to charge the ~16 volt battery (assuming drone needed >15 volts) or a charger/diode in between solar <-> battery. Or make individual 2.1 Volt batteries then when charged, wire in series to charge the drone..

And I've almost certainly gotten something wrong in this, ha. Been too long since I went mad-scientist in the garage :)

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staff is it ok if a streamer hands me the file buffs.xml for me to look at a few mod options?
I dont want to cause him any trouble

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10 minutes ago, FileMachete said:

True, or just find a working "generator" like ones for job sites, camping, power outage. Gasoline goes bad pretty quickly though, 18 months?

Or is that the 2-stroke bit? Can a common 2-stroke (guessing things like weed wackers/chainsaws?) run for a while on alcohol? Or would you add more/less oil?

Automotive alternators generally require supportive electronics to produce any juice. Regulators used to be seperate bits, but seems most are tied into the ECU now a days.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternator_(automotive)#Field_regulation

 

Solar panel/cell/charge-pad for direct DC might be easiest. Use to charge automotive batteries. If you didn't have a DC-DC charger for the drones battery you could cannablize 'normal' lead-acid auto batteries for their 2.1 Volt cells and wire up a custom one for needed charging voltage. But then you'd need either enough input solar voltage to charge the ~16 volt battery (assuming drone needed >15 volts) or a charger/diode in between solar <-> battery. Or make individual 2.1 Volt batteries then when charged, wire in series to charge the drone..

And I've almost certainly gotten something wrong in this, ha. Been too long since I went mad-scientist in the garage :)

I meant replacing the "battery" on the drone with a small 2 stroke engine (they can be smaller than a chainsaw motor, and I am including the needed fuel tank as part of the engine) with the engine's output either being the generator's drive shaft or routing through some gearing to the generator's drive shaft to generate the DC output needed to run the drone.

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1 minute ago, hiemfire said:

I meant replacing the "battery" on the drone with a small 2 stroke engine (they can be smaller than a chainsaw motor) with the engine's output either being the generator's drive shaft or routing through some gearing to the generator's drive shaft to generate the DC output needed to run the drone.

ahh, ok, now I'm following you! Like the old timers RC plane/boat engines. Those were a lot of fun, until you crashed and all that balsa wood exploded into sawdust :( ...

Now that I think about it, making a mashup of a drone that used small RC internal combustion engines to power the rotors, and somehow still steer the thing would be a mad hack. Now I have something to look for on YT, thanks! :biggrin1:

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17 minutes ago, n2n1 said:

Well here..... the truth has surfaced... 

❤️ Cats

:D

 

 

THAT is difficult to do for a survivor.

 

But the drone is an OS with simple outputs

And a bunch of lines of code. I did one drone with arduino, and IT IS easy to do and can be compared in difficulty to other contraptions in the game like making a vehicle.

Sure, they can't heal you per se, nor carry weapons for legal reasons. But sure as hell they have collision detection at many light detection capabilities  ( or as faatal would say, " curves " )  You can record voice and put together a database of responses, add little things to it, you name it.

 

You like the babbling about  because YOU personally don't like it, which is perfectly valid. But watch out, a drone with those abilities already exists in the military barring the "doctor" skills.

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4 hours ago, madmole said:

They have to be half empty before you start suffering any side effects. The number is in the character stat page, anyone can tell if the bar is half full.

Ah, so the thirst thresholds are changing? I get the thirsty debuff much earlier than half in A18, but I didn't see any notes about it. I did see that max stamina will no longer be capped by hunger, so that will be much easier to manage. And it looks like overeating/overdrinking is being removed too, and that's really all I wanted numbers for. Bars will work just fine :3

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12 minutes ago, Blake_ said:

Sure, they can't heal you per se, nor carry weapons for legal reasons.

These are sort of the same existing restriction. If it wasn't for the second, the first would be possible, okay it is possible but you'd get into a @%$*#! ton of trouble, to an extent (more along the lines of enabling you to get to someplace where you could get first aid care) via dart delivery of painkillers, adrenaline, stimulants, etc.

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What about the +50 hunger/thirst you can consume above your current maximum stamina? Will that still be a thing? I noticed in the streams that it was ticking down quite quickly, unless I was seeing that wrong.

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A drone is very much doable and far more believable then auto targeting turrets that only target and fire upon enemies being made from scratch! didnt see any of those people complaining about those...or the lava demons ;) but were complaining about drones...

 

Its a game...enough said , don't like it , don't use them

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32 minutes ago, hiemfire said:

I meant replacing the "battery" on the drone with a small 2 stroke engine (they can be smaller than a chainsaw motor, and I am including the needed fuel tank as part of the engine) with the engine's output either being the generator's drive shaft or routing through some gearing to the generator's drive shaft to generate the DC output needed to run the drone.

That's similar to how Hybrid Vehicles work, though there are a handful of variations you can have, that's a common one and points at the gist of it. They do make a ton of wee little single and two stroke engines, my grandfathers desk was covered in them, and that was wayback, 70's & 80's. One of those and a small tank is another chunk of anatomy that has existed for decades in high quantity. Although brick and mortar hobby shops are rare these days(they do still exist), the market itself is MUCH larger, just online, so it'd mostly be in warehouse storage somewhere...

oh, my goodness, that made me think of something... a POI like an Amazon Fulfillment Center kind of place... maybe when they finally overhaul the Post Office(already on the level guys list) they could come up with some play on Amazon, UPS, DHL, etc. Have a satellite small warehouse/shipping center or two, and then a huge one somewhere would make for another great T5 POI in the future. I bet the level designers thought about this already, those guys seem like they have a HUGE list of ideas they still want to pursue. Hope this is one of them.

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Posted (edited)

Quick question, how do we do a full un-install and re-install when A19 drops so we have the best chance of not having any bugs?

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1 minute ago, KuriousTurtle said:

Quick question, how do we do a full un-install and re-install when A19 drops so we have the best chance of not having any bugs?

just update itll be good nuff

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5 hours ago, madmole said:

There are tree stumps that give honey everywhere. Anyone who doesn't treat their infection deserves whatever happens. You just have to drop what you are doing and find a stump, but what I do is harvest every stump I see ahead of time and carry some with me. I can eat for food if I get desperate or overstocked.

Only once have I struggled with infection, and that was last week during my horde every night nomad playthrough. Typically my worlds are flooded with tree stumps, but on this particular occasion during the early stages of an infection, it took me quite a while to find one. RNG at its finest - if you want something, it'll never give it to you, but if you lose hope or you outright don't need it, RNG will shower you with that item.

 

I think of RNG as an ancient and bored omnipotent being with an often sarcastic and witty personality who occasionally likes to get a kick out of toying with us mere mortals. Many superstitions arose to explain its unpredictable ways, including "luck". But perhaps they are all just stories.

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Just now, MajorMunchy said:

just update itll be good nuff

That’s what I did when a18 dropped and I ran into some bugs. I can’t quite remember how to do a proper full uninstall. I think Roland had a post about it last year

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1 minute ago, KuriousTurtle said:

That’s what I did when a18 dropped and I ran into some bugs. I can’t quite remember how to do a proper full uninstall. I think Roland had a post about it last year

Delete all of your files beforehand then, outside of isolated folders that you yourself made, such as world copies. I ran into an issue in A18 very recently and after wiping my files in an identical way several times it randomly corrected itself. I also ran into an issue in early A18 where every time I placed down a 4x4 it corrupted my game; that issue was transferred over from A17, when I only did a simple update. I would suggest wiping your files, like I said above.

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11 minutes ago, MechanicalLens said:

Delete all of your files beforehand then, outside of isolated folders that you yourself made, such as world copies. I ran into an issue in A18 very recently and after wiping my files in an identical way several times it randomly corrected itself. I also ran into an issue in early A18 where every time I placed down a 4x4 it corrupted my game; that issue was transferred over from A17, when I only did a simple update. I would suggest wiping your files, like I said above.

Thank you, I appreciate. I’ll do that Sunday night after I’ve finished my final A18 playthrough. I’ve got works settings cranked up to see how long I’ll last for one final farewell.

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Omg the new art and lighting looks amazing. I really like how atmospheric it's getting. Can't wait to see creepy zombies watching me

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12 minutes ago, Maxseg said:

Omg the new art and lighting looks amazing. I really like how atmospheric it's getting. Can't wait to see creepy zombies watching me

me neither :D and welcome to the forum.

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