Cosmonaut mode soon, comradeshttps://www.sovietrepublic.net/post/report-for-the-community-50
>A literal space program before narrow gauge rail networkWhy live
>>1051897It's a new difficulty setting without magical teleporting resources and instant construction, not an actual space program.
I guess I'm done with the game until cosmonaut mode drops.
>>1051908fucking clickbait thread
>>1051910>>1051964how do you not know what cosmonaut mode is?
>>1051873It'll come with the metro update.
>>1052009I don't play this game.
>>1051873you faggot could something to make it easier to find uh?
>>1052361I hope you recover from your stroke anon
>>1052946sure thingI just meant to put the actual name of the game in OP to make it easier for other anons to find it
>>1053060It is there, multiple times. If you use the catalog even thumbnail filenames will show up. The actual post has the other half of the name in the link, so there's no excuse.
What kind of storage do I need for UF-6 manufacturing? It says rad protected so do I need a container storage like with nuclear fuel?
I'm looking forward to it, it was a great idea to be able to pick up foreign labor at a border crossing. The worst part of trying to do cosmonaut was that you can't really tell when you really oughta stop autobuilding
>>1051897>still no narrow gauge minions for my iron/coal industries.I feel you, brother
>>1053142Yeah I think it needs containers.
>>1053167I used to allow myself one construction complex (gravel-cement-asphalt-open storage-CO) and only autobuild the first residential buildings once all the materials had been delivered by truck, so I only paid for foreign labour, not materials. I so fucking wish the ability to purchase asphalt and concrete at the border had been put in earlier, but oh well, it's all under the bridge now
Is it possible to import nuclear waste for money?
How do you guys feel about electric trains vs diesel, when it comes to fuel costs? I've got no idea how to even compare them
>>1052009To be fair the first time I heard Cosmonaut Mode I assumed it's some challenge run where you gather resources that would go towards a space program or something. I still think that's a much more interesting addition to the game, especially considering how important the space race was.
>>1054542If you're producing fuel and electricity then you could try to compare the amount of labor time each unit of fuel and MW/h takes.
>>1054542The actual cost is minimal, just use whatever makes the most sense. Electric is generally preferable because the train refueling logic is terrible, but high speed electric trains typically draw a lot of power when they start moving which can be too much for your electrical network.>>1054519You can't import containerized items at the border.>>1054924"Cosmonaut Mode" is just a stupid forced meme name that was pushed into probably 20% of all steam forum discussion threads by some semi-retarded slav in 2020. Every question about difficulty or how to do something was met with this one guy saying "you have not heard of cosmonaut mode comrade? [link to his thread]". Then he would argue in the thread if anybody responded. Very tiresome.
>>1051873When does this thing ship a finished version? You homos have convinced me already, so run the last bugtest sprint and get it to market before I die of old age.
>>1056235They estimated 1.0 at the end of 2022 last year. Probably will take longer than that but they're actually making decent progress. Most of stuff they wanted is already in, with metro and cosmonaut mode coming next big patch what's left is garbage handling, making university research more of an actual mechanic, adding a non-shit tutorial and then just bugfixes and polish. They will also add bunch of vehicles/buildings, but they already said they want to source a lot of that from quality mods if possible so it's less load on them.There are also plans for post-release expansions but they haven't talked much about that.
>>1056249https://www.sovietrepublic.net/roadmapLooks like they're mid way and they still have 7 months
I have a lot of buildings that are flickering between power off/power on, even though they're supplied with multiple substations (I understand the total wattage here isn't a problem because the estimated max consumption is below the limit)What is the problem and how do I even diagnose it? There doesn't seem to be a useful overlay for electricity or whatever, my power plants are running below max capacity.
>>1056594The overlay for electricity is the wattage one, it'll highlight power lines. Red lines are at their max capacity, which is what I'd guess is causing your problem.
>>1056609Oh, you're right, thanks anon.Not sure what the best way is to deal with my high-voltage lines being overloaded from the powerplants then, I assume this is happening becaue I'm exporting electricity at the border.
>>1056623The only solution, if you're already using the beefiest power line, is to run more lines. Maybe split off a line to the border that's not otherwise in use?
>>1056629At least I know how to check whether there's a problem now, sounds like a plan.I am setting up uranium production now with the plan of exporting a LOT of electricity from a nuclear plant.
>>1056623>>1056594I think your long-term solution is to stop exporting power. If you're using oil, it's more profitable to refine and sell it, and if coal, to build a steel mill and export steel or even mech parts.
>>1056769I somehow never realised you could burn oil in a power plant.I guess you're right, it probably is better to use the coal for better things, I have plenty of surplus steel and despite having 3 car factories I can still export excess mechanical components.
>>1056985There are two different types of fuelled power plants, you can't use one fuel in both
>>1056623That other guy basically said it already but exporting electricity is basically a noob trap. When you run the math electricity has a fairly high profit per worker, but each plant can only hold 15 workers and the annual profit compared to the cost of the plant is relatively low. I never both with exporting electricity.
>>1056985>I somehow never realised you could burn oil in a power plant.Wait do we have actual oil plants now? Last time I've played you could only have a modded mini fuel station for outback outpostsAlso, when are going to get mixed plants that can burn for power but also have heat as byproduct?
>>1057839I just want to be able to burn dirt
>>1051897sounds like a proper soviet republic
>>1057839>Wait do we have actual oil plants now?It's the gas power plant
>>1057930Which runs on oil.
Harvest-time is the best time.
>>1058101Unironically has a lot of soul, nice job. You don't need to have the farms on perfectly flat land, though, the "back" of the farm away from the road entrance can be on hilly ground. Wheat fields flowing across hills look really good.
How does the algorithm for people works ? Do they wake up as a worker and go to a job or bus stop and fill positions? Then they turn into free time people?
>>1058323Citizen wakes up as a worker. Walks to open job within walking distance, or to an open station if no jobs are available. Waits "1 hour" for transportation which has a destination for workers on at least one of its other stops.Eithera) gets on that transportation and attempts to go to work (he won't get out if there's no open spots), when he's done working he teleports home and starts "free time"b) if none arrives he walks to a destination you set in the station menu if there's room where he starts againc) if you didn't set a destination he tries to find walking distance work one more time and then teleports home where he starts "free time"And the cycle begins again except this time he's a "passenger", he looks for his needs instead of a job, and his free time has a finite clock unlike a worker who can be tricked into spending an infinite amount of time searching for a job.This would be better as a flowchart but I'm not going to bother. Also "spreaddelay" is a hidden timer that ticks down after each teleport home, a random amount of seconds where they just sit inside without moving or advancing their normal timers, it's to prevent a big trainload of workers who all finish work at the exact same time from all rushing out into the street as passengers at the exact same time and overloading your citizen facilities.Remember that it takes 3-5 times as many workers as there are job slots to keep everything running at 100%, this depends on your transport situation, how effectively you manage your citizen needs, and probably on your citizen reaction difficulty setting.
any mod to adjust the colors to look more old film style?
>>1058140>>1058150>>1058235Thanks Comrades>>1058256I was having a hell of a time getting the full field on any slope, to the point I blew all my dollars on terrian editing. Is there a trick, or just accept smaller fields?
>>1058256But comrade... the drainage will be towards the access road and tend to flood the road during the rainy season...>>1058353Nice explanation! The way I think about 3x workers is because they work 8h shifts and there's 3 shifts in a day. That's the theoretical minimum I guess
>>1058429>The way I think about 3x workers is because they work 8h shifts and there's 3 shifts in a day. That's the theoretical minimum I guessNot at all, the free time and work time progress at wildly varying speeds; comparing them is completely pointless. Also with the new worker queuing system you probably need more workers, maybe 4-6 times as many, because they can overfill the destination. Before then "100% capacity" actually meant 60-80% capacity depending on how far the workers were walking.
Would it kill them to add an overlay when placing polluting buildings that casts a shadow of the area that is effected?It would also be nice if they could, in the line management interface, show where a vehicle would path to for a refuel or when/where the vehicle would decide to refuel. This would be a life saver for train refueling logic. I love this game and have hundreds of hours in it, but some QoL tweaks and improvements to underlying logic would be a godsend.
>>1051873better dead than red
>>1058101>Harvest-time is the best time.I agreehow many mods do you use?
>>1052145Then stop shitposting here
>>1053193>no narrow gauge cuties moving resources around your steelworksIt's not the same when there aren't torpedos of molten steel on rails running around
>>1051873>Cosmonaut modeI just realized this will make building railway a fucking nightmare>one tiny mistake and the whole system is fucked and you can't fix it with quick build
>>1059766They said there will be some changes to railroad construction and more details will be soon.
>>1058353One more question, if the citizen can walk to a bus stop, and some work is in walking distance of the bus stop but not of his house, will he walk there also?
>>1060327>if the citizen can walk to a bus stop, and some work is in walking distance of the bus stop but not of his house, will he walk there also?He won't walk to that workplace directly from home, the bus stop doesn't magically increase his walking distance. However, if he stands at the bus stop for "1 hour" and no transportation comes to pick him up, he'll look for work which is within walking distance of the bus stop before teleporting home. So if there's an open spot for him at that workplace, he'll walk to it at that time.All citizen walking distance is always calculated from whatever building they're in at that time. You can use this especially for citizens on free time: they always start by demanding food, so the only thing that must be in range of their home is a grocery store. Everything else only needs to be within range of the grocery store, not the housing. [You don't have to build food within range of their housing, but if you don't then they'll attempt to fill whatever needs *are* within range first, which can mean they spend 12 hours at the cinema and then time out before they walk the rest of the way to the grocery store - bad end]
This game is beginning to suffer from lack of scalability. The last couple of updates has added nothing more than tedium. Crime and justice? Just build these two buildings, then build more prisons as needed. Water? Enjoy Electricity 2.0 with nothing else added.A single LARGE heating plant and LARGE water treatment plant can support a population of 10,000-12,000. It should realistically be twice that. Crank up the worker requirements for all that matters, the problem is the increasing requirement for infrastructure that takes up vast amounts of space in your cities. I had a dream of building a massive city with 100,000 people, but what the fuck, I need 8-10 water/heat plants just for that? I live in a city of 1.5 million people, and we don't even have that many.
>>1061146true, true. My city >>1051960 has about 2k population and the industrial zone alone with all of the support infrastructure is slightly bigger than the city itself. I try to avoid building residential unless absolutely necessary so I can avoid extending the support infrastructure
I have literally no idea how to start this.
>>1061146true commieland experience please understand
Good movies, documentaries, or books to learn more about soviet life ?
>>1061382This guy talks about day to day life when he lived in ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa6btjwdKTc
This intersection desperately needed traffic lights.
>>1058734I do like the concept of having to construct buildings to see certain overlays like with the polution measuring station but definitely could be implemented better.
>>1058734>>1062367Worst fucking thing is resources
>>1062188this video made me hungry for fresh bread and milk
>>1058947Honestly, a fuck ton, many of the buildings are mods. But that's also a 1950 start, so I needed pretty much everything anyway
>>1061146Yeah. Electricity was putting me off playing this game for longer early on because I knew that cities simply didn't have electrical poles going everywhere (unless they were in Poland), so I thought it was great when underground cables were added. Then they added heating and I couldn't wrap my head around what I'm exactly supposed to do - the heating plants provided by the game were neither small enough to pass as small boiler sheds nor big enough to pass as proper heating plants, but mods fixed that so it was fine.I'm not sure yet what's wrong with water right now, but it feels the same way as those two systems - there's something missing that prevents it from feeling "right", so it feels tedious and not very organic.
>>1061146Yeah, devs are mainly focusing on adding features and making sure said features work, scalability will probably be one of the last things they do with balance and pre-launch tweaks
Game in EARelease a DLCBehold the birth of the new parajewsWe can waitmilitary complex DLCvariety of crops DLC
>>1061382https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057694/>>1061393>idk what the fuck he's smoking ~ wife of the oppressed author who spent his days playing with cats in a gulag
>>1063374A military complex should be relatively easy to make, a big factory that takes up people but produces nothing should be fine
>>1063498Nice, how far do you have those busses driving?
>>1063650Back to the city in the distance to pick up construction workers.
>>1063374DLCs for cosmetic and unimportant features are actually not bad, because they give you a choice on what you got in the game, as long as the price of the base game is reasonable.If you only want a game centered on economics, you should be able to choose to not have a military industry.The problem with Parashit is that the base games are unplayable or lacks fundamental features.
How do I see how many fields can farms support?
What's bus end station? Is it like a distribution office?
>>1063858Depends on the field and farm sizes, distance to the farm, and if you do anything tricky like assign fields in a certain order to minimize vehicle drive time, or use DOs for crop pickup instead of farm trucks.>>1064167A bus end station serves as a fuel stop so your buses won't drive out of their route to fuel up. It also lets you use time-based line spacing so your buses aren't all driving at 30 kmh the whole time.
>>1063858>How do I see how many fields can farms support?I misread the question in my first answer. You can check how many fields a farm is currently supporting by clicking the farm. There's no limit to the number of fields you can link to a farm (maybe there is but it's high enough that it doesn't matter), the practical "limit" is based on many factors that I explained already. So the final answer to your question is "you can't." In previous versions a "3:5:4" farm vehicle ratio could handle something like 16-18 of the big fields as long as the drive distances weren't excessive.
You see comrade, if helicopter crashes because hitting of the power line, firemen will be at crash site immediately!
>>1064243>use DOs for crop pickup instead of farm trucksWhy did I never think of this
what is the gameplay loop of this game like? will i enjoy it if i despise games like factorio?
How do farm workers work? Do the machines work on their own, and if you dump workers they help out by hand?Or do you always need workers at the fields?No I can't check this on my own, I have planning paralysis
>>1065092Farms don't use workers if there are machines.
>>1065096They do, people start from the back of a field and machines start from the front. I recall someone here said people don't harvest as much as machines so you probably are better off just using machines
>>1065017Because farm trucks have had their crop pick-up behavior improved such that using two buildings to do the job of one is just extra work for no reason?The only benefit now is that a DO lets you drop off the crops somewhere other than the farm itself. But farms now also have factory connections. So I wouldn't bother.>>1065092During sowing and harvesting, fields accept workers just like any other industry. The machines and workers can work at the same time on the same field. Fuddlore says that workers harvest less crops than a machine would, but I don't know if it's true.In general, there's no need to bother with using workers when the vehicles do it so efficiently by themselves.
>>1062318Are traffic lights and signs already in main, or when have they been added?How far is the autism in that regard?>>1065092They do accept workers, and they serve as a addition to machines as mentioned above, though because its a sort of sazonal job, its not efficient to let the bus always run with workers when they don't have to, requiring a bit of micro or planning ahead of villages around farms>>1064243>A bus end station serves as a fuel stop so your buses won't drive out of their route to fuel up. It also lets you use time-based line spacing so your buses aren't all driving at 30 kmh the whole time.That's brilliant, somehow never thought of that, I guess it also works as in between point?How do you mean line spacing because of that? that's something that always bothers me with the busy lines
>>1065378>How do you mean line spacing because of that?If you click a button at the bus end station the station will look at the average time to make the line's circuit and divide by the number of vehicles on the line, then hold any buses there until the appropriate amount of time has passed since the last one departed. So a 300 second circuit with 6 buses would optimally have a bus depart every 50 seconds. If one arrives 40 seconds after the previous one departed the station will hold it for 10 seconds. If it arrives 55 seconds after the previous one departed it will be allowed to depart immediately. Normal line spacing no longer applies-the buses will drive as fast as they can the entire time-so it's possible for them to get bunched later up due to traffic and stuff. There's also an option to just have them depart on a user-defined schedule, so you could just tell it to make a bus depart every 30 seconds if you want.
>>1065378Traffic controls are still in the test branch for now.I tweaked the timing and synchronization of this light.Cycle 1 lets southbound traffic through and left turn.2 lets north and southbound pass.3 has northbound through and left turn.4 lets westbound go and turn.5 lets east and westbound go.The interval of each is how long the light stays on that cycle.
>>1065523Ah I see, that's a great mechanic for vehicle unbunching, I wasn't familiar with that because I haven't played in quite a while>>1065859also nice, very autistic up to par with mod from Skylines, I think also heard they were doing multi signal synchronization? fyi, one of the configurations and get the fluidity like that is also allow where opposing direction can both just turn left at the same timethough I'm not sure what happens when the vehicle wants to turn but can't, does it just stop all traffic behind it? in real scenarios this is only used when you have two or more lanes for traffic separationdo it also include preference/stop signals?
>>1065936If a vehicle is trying to turn left but there is an oncoming vehicle, it yields and holds up traffic.
>>1066332I forgot that there are no multi lane streets as of yet, you have to make two sided one lane streetswould that work for a big crossing though? it would be like four crossing acting as a single one
https://www.sovietrepublic.net/post/report-for-the-community-51>custom borders>water erosionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoT3oTAkA5E
>>1066817Really like the borders, but water erosion is autistic and a waste of dev resources
>>1066817thats great and all but when are we getting bigger fucking maps
>>1066966It's not like you have to pay for a erosion dlc and you can turn it off in the menu...Leave the devs alone - they are creating a beautiful description of a republic simulator.
>>1066817Ah, custom borders is Wonderful! Now I'll be able to make a Not-Berlin without being stuck in a corner
Damn I bought this game thinking I could play it, but I'm actually fucking retarded? I have no idea where to start despite playing the tutorial, playing for 10 hours, then watching tutorial and longplays.
>>1064923Soviet Efficiency comrade. Well done
Is the economy still utterly fucked and exporting anything will eventually lead to it being unprofitable?
>>1066966I suppose a big issue in some of the Warsaw pact countries was the large scale ecological damage that arose out of communist era industrial activity. So for happy populace, adding an extra dynamic to environment seems fitting.
>>1067123Option 1. Pick an industry and try to set up a city to support it.Option 2. Set a population target and build infrastructure to support that
>>1067128I don't understand this complaint, it's trivial to generate hundreds of millions of rubles and there's nothing to spend them on, so who cares if the per unit profitability of your exports has gone down?
Does it do anything if I add multiple conveyor outputs all to another, singular building's inputs like pic related(gravel processing to large aggregate storage) or am I just wasting resources?
>>1067058>bigger fucking mapsAre you kiddin, have you ever managed to fill one of those maps to complain about that?>>1066966>water erosionis that actually real time erosion? how the fuck are they putting that in without even having realistic water flow?
>>1067624there is a through output limit on the conveyor belt, but that is by far greater than anything else you have in game and very rarely it would actually be necessary
>>1067634Thank you anon!
>>1067624You won't waste anything but a single conveyor's throughput is extreme so you probably won't even max out one. You certainly won't max out one on a gravel processor due to the terrible throughput of the dumpers.
>>1067630It sounds like the erosion is just a new tool for map editing and won't happen during gameplay.
>>1067630It's not that I fill up the current map, it's that bigger maps make transport more important/interesting by letting me build things further apart, and bigger maps also let map creators fit more features on the map without having to scale them down as much. Island maps especially would benefit I think, many island maps have really bad terrain because they had to scale down the map to make it fit.The erosion is going to occur during the map generation phase. It's not something that will happen over time. It will be a button you click either in the "new game" menu or in the map editor, "apply erosion". And the game will run the erosion editor to try to make your slopes look better. Hopefully it will function as an auto-smooth to correct those shitty maps with terraces everywhere due to the elevation data the creator used.
>>1067624>am I just wasting resources?>>1068038>You won't waste anythingOh I get it now. If you build three conveyors from a single gravel processor's three outputs to a single storage's three inputs, yes you're wasting the materials you spent building two of the three conveyors. Because a single conveyor's throughput is very massive and difficult to max out.
>>1068090Thank you for clarifying further, I really need all the help I can get in this game. I can't figure out what to prioritize, affecting how I optimize, at all.
I was confused about the new water treatment system and found a guide in french on steam. I just ran the description through translate and added to the pic for my own reference later on and figured I'd share it.
>>1068818Wouldn't it be more sensible to treat the water before storing it? If you don't need water as clean, for industry, you could keep both systems separate
>>1068818You only need one pumping station? Fuck.
>>1068818you can connect the substations via underground pipes, and i find it useful to use the 3 in/3 out water pumps as switches with a central pipe connecting the pumos and two outside pipes connecting to substations. that system would involve a truck driving to each substation and manually pumping in water, which seems like a huge faf
>>1068894Yes.>>1068996You need a pumping station or elevation drop after the treatment station as well. Pressure won't propagate through the treatment facility. So a functional setup on flat ground would look likeWell-pump-treatment-pump-water tower-substationPlease rember that 10m of elevation equals 1 bar of water pressure.
>>1069047Oh so water towers are actually simulated properly?
You guys just use random maps or do you prefer pre-mades? I'm starting to check out some premades but haven't tried any yet
>>1069151I only played the default map for a long time but once the random map generator was released I tried it one time, vomited all over my keyboard, and decided it was time to download some nice maps off the workshop.My favorites are Confluence and Big River, both by the same guy.
>>1069151Ever since I first tried the random mapgen I have been too scared to do it again.
>>1069151Map generator is terrible. The effort to make it acceptable could probs go towards 10 good handcrafted maps, and that'd be enough for everyone.I'm starting a game with the Lyubinsk map, has nice plains and mountains, a river and its delta, and a big old city.
>>1068894You can store clean water too
They should add the people's need for parks, green spaces and playgrounds.
I'm curious to know how signalling really works on practice>>1068818the fuck is 5 supposed to be? loading/unloading, are there truck transport of water for some things?
>>1070081>truck transport of waterYep
>>1069557these are bourgeoisie concerns.
>>1070081Yes. There are water trucks that can be used for more remote towns and stuff.
>>1070081>stop sign on a two lane streetNope
>>1070198But to they do delivery? does it need to go to another station of the same time and them add the end-consumer pump for distribution?
>>1069159>ConfluenceThx for the recs. Started a game on this one. It's weird that there's actual oil fields instead of just a square or 2 random patches all over the place.Ooohh and those mountain rangesI like it
>>1069411>LyubinskOh shit! That's a nice one too! Went and grabbed the uninhabited version. Don't know how the inhabited ones work. Never bothered to start with a premade city.
>tfw forget how semaphores work every time i play
>>1070453I always mess myself because I always add in more semephores as my railway gets more complex rather than planning for them from the get go
>>1061382Poland was Warsaw pact but not part of the union, still it shared some similarities.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVERhThxypYThings like 37:00 are a parody but it's based in some truth.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhqjtGl0kqk&list=PLdWPjMROMZl-qk7s8D1_aw9AiUqnDHtiAPopular series despite it being semi-propaganda.
>>1069557Green is the color of money, Comrade. There is only red in glorious Soviet Republic.You need to read the complete works of Marx and Lenin in front of the mandated portraits of them on your common room wall to purge these Capitalist thoughts from your head if you ever hope to strive towards true Communism.