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Author Topic: [MODE REQUEST / IDEA] "fast lanes": quick movement for colonists  (Read 3490 times)

kentauros87

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In mid-late game, the colony extension become a problem. A colonist spends a lot of time travelling, does only one job, then he goes away for lunch or to rest. So here's the idea: something able to let the colonists to move very fast.

1) mass transit: a "fixed system" with entities like a railroad with small carts (lol) or even golf caddies, but it would be too difficult to program and too OP.

2) "conveyor belts" for people: another idea. A walkable building with only one direction allowed and a speed bonus" for who walks on it. Or simply a floor with bonus speed.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2014, 01:19:58 PM by kentauros87 »
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Re: [MODE REQUEST / IDEA] "fast lanes": quick movement for colonists
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 02:31:51 PM »

Not 100% sure about this so I am probably wrong but doesn't the vanilla game have floors that make colonists walk slightly faster? I'm guessing not fast enough if it does...
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Re: [MODE REQUEST / IDEA] "fast lanes": quick movement for colonists
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 03:27:47 PM »

someone at one point messed around and made a floor type with a insane walkspeed, so it is do-able, but I don't think a mod actually came from it.
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Re: [MODE REQUEST / IDEA] "fast lanes": quick movement for colonists
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 04:06:30 PM »

constructed floors give a small speed boost, but nothing much. So it's realizable, good
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Re: [MODE REQUEST / IDEA] "fast lanes": quick movement for colonists
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 04:26:17 PM »

Well it can be done in xml easy just lower the <patchcost> to - value
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Re: [MODE REQUEST / IDEA] "fast lanes": quick movement for colonists
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 06:59:40 PM »

Yeah, you should be able to change the walk speed of a surface to something crazy.

I think the main issue with the other ideas would be more getting the AI Colonists to automatically take advantage of them, in addition to programing them.

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Re: [MODE REQUEST / IDEA] "fast lanes": quick movement for colonists
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 10:01:19 AM »

Don't the colonists already have the AI to find the quickest route? I mean they zig zag through bushes to walk through soil more, I think they would already know that paved areas are quicker.
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Re: [MODE REQUEST / IDEA] "fast lanes": quick movement for colonists
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2014, 11:11:36 PM »

Request granted. I modified the already existing floors to increase the walk speed on them. Some effect it more than others. Have fun! Click here for the forum thread

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Re: [MODE REQUEST / IDEA] "fast lanes": quick movement for colonists
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2014, 07:29:22 PM »

It does give a small speed boost. Best thing is when colonist chooses to walk somewhere they path to the least resistance. example:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci_MR1TuffE&list=UUP_Vs5WYfS2tZ1lqbqtTsWQ&index=5  It would be very easy to make a super fast walkway that gives mad bonus to speed. This would work. I love the idea of mine carts and tracks. This would make logistics a lot of fun. They already have conveyor belts in the industrial rim world mod. +1 to this post!
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