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  1. To iterate upon the idea presented in the title, the method for activating the overclock would be to hold the F key instead of pressing it. This suggestion is borne of my preferred method for mid-game resource extraction, which is to take a large shuttle with one auto extractor, an auto arm, a medium platform, and a large storage silo, with power sources, packagers, and resource canisters on the storage silo. With this method, a surplus of power via wind and sun is often present, and it would be pleasant to have the option to consume this excess power to boost the output of the single extractor. Having the overclock power cost as high as suggested is intended as a balancing mechanism, as there should still be a benefit to having more extractors running; it would simply be pleasing to have an application for this excess passive power output. Anyhow, thank you for your time, and have a great day.
  2. I must say it frankly. This game as an enormous potential. I say that because I think it's missing ONE thing that would make this game truly amazing. It's missing the one thing that make me not want to come back and enjoy it fully... wiring @astroneergame. The foundation for wiring is there, @astroneergame , it's there. So much potential is wasted because no form of wiring is there. The ring platform where you go in it and it activate ? Cool, but useless because it's only there. If only there was wiring so I can connect it to other. See this firework field (WIP) ? If only there was some wiring so I can connect all of them together which would allow me, with the press of a SINGLE button, launch them all and enjoy it. Without it, I need to walk up to them, press a button, have time to distance myself and not enjoy it, because I can't be fast enough to activate them all and enjoy it from far away. If only there was wiring, so I could do some cool lighting setup which, on the press of a button, could light up in some way. Combined with logic gate, I could make a calculator, a computer, all of that in Astroneer. ONLY if there was WIRING. Please @astroneergame , add wiring. This was copy-pasted from my Twitter. So sorry for all the mentions. Wiring is the main suggestion here, but of course, this means that more things need to come with it to make wiring truly good. Here are the suggestions I can think off the top of my head. Not as detailed & explained as my take on wiring above, but enough to get the idea: • Logic gates: Logic gates would allow people to make some really neat circuit which could be combined with a lot of stuff. These mostly goes along with the other suggestion below • Colored lighting (At this point, colored tether too): It's christmas all over again ! Except this time, you can choose the color and activate it with wiring ! Along with logic gates, do all sort of crazy stuff. But what if ? • Sensor: Sensor for night/day, sensor for "is machine activated/working?", sensor for player, sensor for vehicle, sensor for "item in storage", sensor for everything ! Now, you can make your colored halloween light go on only at night ! Hmmm, this make me think. • Vehicle de-loader !: Now, me and my friend sometime (A lot of time actually) goes on "planetary expedition" with a rover setup that allow us to store A LOT of stuff. So much so that when full, it can take us from 30m to 1h to unload it and store it correctly. Imagine this. You come back to your base with the vehicle and you just position it at the side or under or whatever systemera give us and it unload automatically ! Now, if we can only get... • Conveyor ! Or something that can organize item on storage (I'm thinking Buildcraft mod in Minecraft): Now this. Combined with the vehicle de-loader, would allow us to just have your vehicle deload and the conveyor will organize it between the setting you put on the storage or the machine you decide ! No more time lost because you need to make your storage all organized ! Gosh, so much time saved. • Piston ! Or some forms of it: Now I'm daydreaming, but if SystemEra can pull this off, maybe I'll not be daydreaming afterall. Some forms of machinery that allow us to move stuff. Or to make stuff disapear. So you can combine the previously mentionned player sensor to do something like a door to your base... or some kind of trap, if you are that type of player. Just make sure if you do a trap that you collect the stuff dropped by the victim with the conveyor Do you have any other idea to add ? Don't hesitate ! I'm sure if we say the immense potential this have for Astroneer, SystemEra will give it to us ! So continue to give idea to show them how good it's gonna be if they implement this ! Also, don't forget. Stay safe Astroneer ! Firework field is there if you want to see it: Sorry for the double post. But apparently, we can't edit post after we posted it. So I need to re-create it again. Hope you understand, mods. Thanks !
  3. I am having trouble with my game play. I am running it on a Dell XPS 13, below are my device specifications, the game itself works fine but is very choppy compared to when I run it on my other devices. Is there anything I can do to help stop the choppiness of the game?
  4. I hope this is received well. I fallowed the moderator recommendations and did a search for existing threads on this. Found only one older thread which I added to. I am respectfully seeking to minimize clutter. I have read some discussions on steam about adding first person view. I did not hear this perspective much so I wanted to give voice to it. First person camera view is most important for situations where the space is too tight for the third person camera. This is most obvious when taking a vehicle with modules through a tunnel dug by a drill on the front. The low ceiling quickly pushes the camera into or behind the modules on the vehicle, creating zero visibility. There is no work around for this. I can see the game is designed around third person, and the result is excellent in most cases. So I agree with many expressed views I've read, which is that first person view would not suit the gameplay very well. However, it is very important for some situations. Simplest way to accomplish this is to allow the camera to be zoomed in all the way, and not only part way. The fully zoomed camera can then either be within the character's head, or just above the character's head. The camera being inside of the character's head would be the best option artistically and functionally for driving vehicles. Thank you to the people at Systems Era Softworks for such a wonderful and inspiring game Please keep up your good work!
  5. i think you should add and creative/sandbox mode to the game for people who dont like surival games but love to play this game but want it in creative or in sandbox and i love space games but for me it takes way too long
  6. Okay when we start off a new save the information about resources and planets should be locked, yes everything should be locked maybe except resin and compound since they are the most basic and important resource and they should be the only knowledge that the Astroneer should have when landing on Sylva. The astroneer slowly starts to discover resources one by one when he extracts them through his/her terrain tool. As he/she starts to discover ,the discovered items will be unlocked in their in game wiki and they can view it any time. Even about the planets the Astroneers should not have any info about the wind nor the sunlight, they should test it using wind vanes and solar panels, the same goes with the info on the gases available in the atmosphere, it can be know when they build an atmospheric condenser only.IN this similar way the astroneer starts unlocking one by one and keep gaining knowledge and when he finally unlocks everything he should receive an achievement "The all knower" or something like that, what do you guys think about this idea? Any suggestions?
  7. Following Idea, what if you can lock a medium storage on a plattform, so if you missclick Shift+Click on the plattform nothing would happen. The lock buttons could be the same for rotating but you have to hold it. Sry for bad english, I'm trying my best.
  8. Hey there Astroneers, I was wondering if it would be a good idea if there would be a Terrain Tool mod addet to make perfect 90 Degree walls to the floor or the roof. I could just stand on a wall trying to get it like that and that really freaks me out. Would be great if it gets addet
  9. I feel like it would be a cool idea if you have a minimap or something BUT not at the very beginning. It would be cool if you can build a sattelite what you can send in the galaxy and then spins around the planet it was sent from and with that a module for the Astro-Suit to get the actual minimap that is connectet to the sattelite. And with that, if you got your minimap, you would be able to see the map in realtime to the actual location.
  10. It would be really nice to have some shortcuts for connecting power and similar stuff much like we used to press T for placing a tether. If anyone got suggestions pls comment them so the devs can see.
  11. Summary: Mouse cursor not showing properly Description: when in planet select or even on the planet normally i have black dots for a mouse cursor, attempted re-installing, verified local game files, and restarted both game and computer. Issue occurred when starting for the first time. its impossible to select other planets or locations to fly to. Image has circle around what is currently my mouse cursor. unable to get a good screen shot of planet select as the cursor is nearly impossible to find to start with. Platform: Steam Version / Build Number: 1.0.4.0 Specifications: OS: Windows 10 Pro CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7740X CPU @ 4.30Ghz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 RAM: 16GB Drive: WD Black 4 Tb
  12. Hi SES! This is probably just a small mistake but the symbol at the core of Glacio does not match correctly and exactly with Diamond, for players new to the game this may be hard to understand as the symbols are quite easily mixed up, but they might go and make nanocarbon alloys instead of diamond and then be dissappointed that they did all of that for nothing. Just thought I would make you aware. Thanks!
  13. Love the game. Crossplay is smooth. But for the love of space the storm are just too much. And night comes too fast. Slow day the day cycle speed and the storms please. Thank you for the great game.
  14. Hi, I have plant a seed on the gray area around my Habitat which i cannot dig up my seed sprouted and i have now a killer in my home base and cannot get rid of it. Steps to reproduce: Find a Seed Place it on the undiggable area at your home zone Try getting rid of it Expected behaviour: Seeds should not sprout on areas that are not "soft enough" for the dig tool.
  15. Hello I have got Dolby Atmos on my pc which makes things unreal, like unreal engine?? Does unreal engine do Dolby Atmos??? No? Are you guys able to do Dolby Atmos support? That would be amazing experience!
  16. With the last official update to the pre-alpha slated to come out tomorrow, and a new moon being added with T2 before they crank out 1.0, I wanted to share this, not knowing if any of the info would change. I also have not seen anyone look at this yet, so if someone has, I'd love to double check my numbers against theirs. TL;DR, I found the orbital periods (Sidereal Periods) of each planet currently in the game, their resulting Synodic Periods with each other planet, and discovered System Era likes Lucky Numbers (using the Sieve of Josephus Flavius), within error. This post does not go into great detail about what sidereal or synodic periods are, or lucky numbers. The methods used and results are given. Personality Type-D people looking for pragmatic information can use the table shown here. This table outlines when a given planet will align synodicly with any other planet in opposition, same side of the star. This excludes Barren, which was only calculated with Terran. Yes, the table below shows you'd have to wait longer than 25 minutes to launch from Terran to Tundra from the same point. Given the planets are slightly closer that the edge of Terran's launch-range, the actual time needed to wait before being able to reach Tundra is slightly less. This is why experienced players recommend planet-hopping if you have a Hydra-zine Thruster capable shuttle. Terran is represented as H, for Home-Planet. Tundra to Radiated is highlighted in Red, as it is impossible to travel directly between the two bodies given the distance. Before divulging my methods, the answer to the WHY? question is that I have always been fascinated with how we can tell for certain how planets move, and wanted to try for it myself. I was also inspired by the loading screen, given the very nice round number they chose. It is clear the loading screen was designed very intentionally with this concept in mind. Loading Screen. If you watch the loading screen long enough, you see that the each planet from the star completes five, three, and one orbital cycle from the first planet outward respectfully, before realigning. Those figures happen to have a very short total synodic period. Alignment 1, T=0 is six seconds into the recording. Alignment 2, Dropping frame-rate caused capture issues. Also note, that satellites, like Barren, have a synodic period based on the planet they orbit. Additionally the next image illustrates that just because two bodies align synodically, it does not have to be from the point they were last aligned. Synodically aligned, not at origin. So to find the in-game sidereal periods of each planet, I began with Radiated. It is obvious it has the fastest orbit around the star, thus I could record significantly less. One difficulty in using Radiated is that most of the error in time stepping comes from not having a camera-lock feature in launch mode (I don't want one either) and another is the increasing distance to other planets increases reliance on video resolution. To begin, I calculated the sidereal period of Radiated. Then I timed the synodic period with every other planet. Using the equation below, you can find the missing sidereal period of the other planet in question. Then I verified my calculations by observing the sidereal period for both Terran and Arid. I quit after that because I was disheartened about likely losing my saves with tomorrow's update. Screenshots with time stamps showing what was used in the image are given below. Equation Used. Note, absolute value in the denominator. The results shown in the table here have striking similarity, within rounding, to Lucky Numbers found using the sieve above, after the 7th-number filter. Coupled with the deliberate choice in the loading screen, I hypothesize this is very intentional. This also adds huge favor of System Era in my book! Results. Note Barren's Synodic Period is in relation to Terran (H). Finding the Least Common Multiple for all sidereal periods of the planets, excluding Barren, the total synodic period ranges anywhere from 61 to over 1,000 years. These numbers vary largely when even one sidereal period is altered by a fraction of a percent. As such, it is currently inconclusive just how long one will have to wait to get the "perfect" screenshot with all planets in superior opposition to Radiated with respect to the star. It is also inconclusive what my current error is as the official sidereal periods are not posted anywhere. Seeing as I was able to use a game to teach myself basic concepts in astrophysics, I support leaving these numbers unpublished as well. If anyone has done this and would like to compare, let me know! For more math fun, because the orbits are periodical, they can be represented by a sine wave. Therefore each planet has a frequency. Because there are multiple frequencies, the resulting sinusoidal wave will change shape, exactly like adding musical frequencies that can develop beats. By adding each planets wave, you can find the overall solar system's wave function in regards to the orbit. Yes, I know I have way too much time on my hands. Sorry for the long post, thanks for the read! First Sidereal Stamp, T=0, Radiated. Second Sidereal Stamp. Verifying Terran Calculated Sidereal. Posted on Reddit by me as TeemoWorship.
  17. I have been using the Cross play with an xbox one and my Windows laptop. I have found that reducing the quality on my laptop helps the game run smoother (due to laptop limitations). The xbox one version also has a great deal of gameplay lag even when running the game from a connected SSD. Is there any way that options within the settings on the xbox one version of the game could be introduced to ruduce gameplay quality and help lose some of the lag?
  18. Here has been lot of request of map or somekind position system. So far what i need most is just distance meter to planet core. Beacons and compass has been enought so far at surface of planet, but when go under to caves, it would help a lot if i could now the distance to planet core. Good place to meter is at compass, when you move mouse over player avatar and it opens compass, the distance number could shown at ground like directions.