Global Tick Time Scale

by Zanthra

Change the UPS/FPS of Factorio without changing the game pace. Allows normal gameplay at 120hz.

28 days ago
0.15 - 1.1

b nuclear power reduced

8 months ago

Hello, i don't think nuclear power should be reduced. it doesn't work like most other things.

8 months ago

What do you mean by nuclear power being reduced?

If you mean that the nuclear reactors consume fuel slower (assuming 120 UPS, less power per tick but the same fuel per second) and the heat exchangers consume the heat in balance, and the steam turbines consume the steam in balance as well.

Can you give an specific example of what the rates are normally, what they are with GTTS enabled, and what you think they should be with GTTS enabled?

8 months ago

i was using 160 UPS, which i think is just not as well-tested as 120 UPS.

the same nuclear build is inadequate at 160 UPS compared to how it works at 60 UPS.

I don't know the differences in rates off hand, i would need to start it up and test again.

8 months ago

vanilla reactor produces 40MW and my reactors only produced 15MW.

7 months ago
(updated 7 months ago)

So when it says 15 MW, it means 15 MJ per 60 ticks. That is 0.25 MJ per tick, and 40MJ per 160 ticks, so 40 MJ per second or an actual 40MW. The reported rates are based on the base game speed of 60 ticks per second, and I can't change that. Any build will produce power at 2.666 times the rate that is reported, and any building will consume power at 2.666 times the rate reported.

The power consumption of all other buildings should be reduced by the same ratio. A factory that uses 120KW normally should be reduced to 45KW with GTTS enabled to be in balance.

It should not matter what the target UPS is. There could be some oddities in the heat transfer or fluid transfer dynamics due to the UPS change, but those should be in your benefit at 160UPS.

If you still think it's a problem, could you post a screenshot of both the power production and consumption with GTTS set to 160 UPS, and also set GTTS to 60 UPS wait a while for everything to stabilize with the new rate and show another screenshot of the power production and consumption? If there is some power consumer or producer that is not being adjusted in balance, it should show up there.

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