Schall Virtual Signal


Adds more virtual signals, which can be used for large-scale circuit calculations, map chart tags, station icons and blueprint icons. Currently includes: number signals, colour signals, mathematical signals, arrow signals. (Locale: English, Deutsch, 正體中文, Português Brasileiro)

3 days ago
0.17 - 1.0
2712
Owner:
Schallfalke
Source:
N/A
Homepage:
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/SchallV...
License:
Bob's mods Copyright
Created:
1 year, 2 months ago
Latest Version:
1.0.0 (3 days ago)
Factorio version:
0.17 - 1.0
Downloaded:
2712 times

Summary

Adds more virtual signals, which can be used for large-scale circuit calculations, map chart tags, station icons and blueprint icons.
Currently includes: number signals, colour signals, mathematical signals, arrow signals.

Introduction

Want to use numbers to label map tags and blueprints, but found just 0-9 insufficient for use?
Want more number signals for combinator arithmetics in circuit networks?
Want some more colour signals for blueprint icons or for display on lamps?

Then this mod is for you, which satisfies your above needs!

Virtual signals are not only used in circuit networks, but can also be used in blueprint icons, map chart tags, train station names, chat console, etc. Combined with your creativity, these extra signals are going to improve your gameplay quality a lot!

Usage

This mod currently contains three components, which can be toggled independently, under "Options" → "Mod settings" → "Startup" tab:
- Additional number signals
- Additional tertiary colour signals
- Correct naming of magenta signal
- Enable mathematical signals
- Enable arrow signals

Number Signals

Vanilla number signals are ranging from 0 to 9 only. This mods allow number signals up to 99! If you think that is too much, you can always pick some numbers in between.

Note: In the above screenshot, sorting of vanilla colour signals is done by Schall Lamp Contrast, not by this mod.

Colour Signals

Vanilla colour signals consist of the three primary colours, three secondary colours, and three grayscale colours only. This mod allows adding the six tertiary colours (e.g., orange, azure, violet), contributing for more colourful uses.

Magenta Signal / "Pink" Signal

The so-called "pink" signal in vanilla game, is using RGB code of #FF00FF, which is actually magenta. This is very far from the real pink, which is defined as #FFC0CB, where the green component is much higher. So this mod will correct its name to "magenta signal".
This happens to English locale, but similar problems appear in other locale as well. (Because translators are based on the original English text of "pink", rather than based on the real RGB colour code used...) Other locales provided by this mod also have this text corrected, if they apply.

Mathematical Signals

It is frequent to encounter temporary sum, difference, or other arithmetic values in calculations of circuit signals. Rather than storing them in arbitrary alphabetical signals, this mod introduces ten mathematical signals to add more readability to your circuit signals controlling.

Arrow Signals

Sometimes you may want to show some directional information, say, in map chart tags, blueprint icons. This mod ten arrow signals: eight for the cardinal and intercardinal directions, and two for horizontal and vertical indications.

Uninstallation

This mod do not modify the existing content in the save game. This mod should be safe to be disabled/uninstalled at any time.

Mods Dependencies

  • Schall Lamp Contrast is optional but highly recommended, but it provides options like sorting colour signals to hue order, or black background in lamps to show colours in better clarity.
  • Schall Circuit Scaling is optional but recommended, which allow you to build sub-tile size lamps and circuit components.

Mods Related

  • Schall Map Tag provides a few functions on map chart tags, e.g., alignment to chunks and auto-append position coordinates.

Locale Supported

  • English (en)
  • German / Deutsch (de)
  • Traditional Chinese / 正體中文 (zh-TW)
  • Brazilian Portuguese / Português Brasileiro (pt-BR) by NickFury23

Non-English locale are provided by Schall Language Pack.

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