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Author Topic: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)  (Read 80959 times)

Asehujiko

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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2009, 05:36:19 am »

Another idea is to make several tracks run synchronized in the same direction:
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And make it all loop along another entrace(can this travel z levels?) backwards, needs some timing though.
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2009, 06:16:03 am »

Another idea is to make several tracks run synchronized in the same direction:
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And make it all loop along another entrace(can this travel z levels?) backwards, needs some timing though.

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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2009, 10:51:38 am »

Another idea is to make several tracks run synchronized in the same direction:
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And make it all loop along another entrace(can this travel z levels?) backwards, needs some timing though.

Cool, and if you've got room on the z level above, put all the axles and gearboxes there. Might use more wood now that i think about it, but it'll all be safe up there.
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #78 on: April 24, 2009, 05:28:51 pm »

I fixed my design for the next siege and it worked magnificently; out of 5 beak dog mounted groups not one got past my final magma spinner. I ended up using glass pumps in the middle of the 4 spinner pumps to provide power, avoiding the wooden axle burning problem. I did 3 sets of Ancient Enemy's basic setup to keep 3 separate magma blocks moving.

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(Please excuse the poor fort design, I built it solely to test this method and had to re-purpose my magma pumps too.)
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #79 on: April 24, 2009, 06:07:46 pm »

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This is so awesome, I think I just might cry.  Thank you for your totally beautiful proof of concept.
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #80 on: April 24, 2009, 07:11:26 pm »

God I love this game. I feel like Bloody Stupid Johnson. I invent a repeater that doesn't work, it turns into a fog machine, and then the forums turn it into a magma death machine.

<----- IT'S SO TRUE
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #81 on: April 24, 2009, 07:29:40 pm »

God I love this game. I feel like Bloody Stupid Johnson. I invent a repeater that doesn't work, it turns into a fog machine, and then the forums turn it into a magma death machine.

<----- IT'S SO TRUE
Seems to be the way with things on this forum; if an invention doesn't involve death by magma then you know someone's going to go out of their way to make sure it does involve death by magma...then it gets acknowledged as being a great invention :D
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #82 on: April 25, 2009, 12:42:17 am »

Oh the mist generator really is a great idea, and I'll probably use it in every fort from now on. Death by magma just makes an already great invention even better! ;)
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #83 on: April 25, 2009, 11:16:11 am »

This needs to be on the wiki. Or I missed it.

Needs a stickied great inventions thread.
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #84 on: April 25, 2009, 01:08:31 pm »

This is pretty sweet. I'm using 4 pumps on a side right now to keep my entire 11x11 meeting hall misty. I use wall grates as a cage around the water tile so that my dwarves don't spam me.
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #85 on: April 25, 2009, 01:42:40 pm »

This is easily the most elegant and least cpu-intensive mistifying method I have seen (or suspect to exist.)

My computer is not so great, so I can't do waterfalls, but I've got two misty spots, total 13 loops with a total of 82 water drop points, and I don't notice any frame-rate decrease. Also it's really easy to power, given its uniform 3x3 nature.

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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #86 on: April 27, 2009, 11:15:39 pm »

I built a four-loop version for my dining hall and it works great!



The pump loops are on z+2, and on z+1 there are a bunch of retracting bridges.  I load it up then move the bridges and mist away!
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #87 on: April 28, 2009, 01:45:58 am »

The pump loops are on z+2, and on z+1 there are a bunch of retracting bridges.  I load it up then move the bridges and mist away!
Wait, you built it on top of a bridge, and then suspended it from above with the gear boxes? Ingenious!
I must use this in my slugman zoo!
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #88 on: April 28, 2009, 03:02:33 am »

I fixed my design for the next siege and it worked magnificently; out of 5 beak dog mounted groups not one got past my final magma spinner. I ended up using glass pumps in the middle of the 4 spinner pumps to provide power, avoiding the wooden axle burning problem. I did 3 sets of Ancient Enemy's basic setup to keep 3 separate magma blocks moving.

Movie
(Please excuse the poor fort design, I built it solely to test this method and had to re-purpose my magma pumps too.)

So so so so many levels of awesome... I am crying right now in awe. Now, can you please set up your trade station for elves at the end of this? Please?
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Re: Yet another mist generator! (now with 4x the mist!)
« Reply #89 on: April 28, 2009, 03:47:14 am »

This needs to be in the wiki, under Mist.

I understand only that it works, I don't understand it well enough to make my own or explain it, or I'd put it there myself and now.
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