Deadlock's Stacking Beltboxes & Compact Loaders

Adds minimalist 1x1 loaders and stacking beltboxes for 5x belt compression for ores, plates and some intermediate products
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i Allow Circuit Connections to Loaders

- 8 months ago

Looking to convert from MiniLoader (Your's look nicer, neater, and are easier to handle) but there aren't any circuit connections available.

Any chance to get them added?

- 8 months ago

Miniloader gets circuit connectivity by using invisible extremely fast inserters - each miniloader is actually several entities, which it has to manage creating/destroying/connecting circuit wires from the loader to the inserters; pure loader entities can't connect to the circuit network currently. I've been meaning to experiment with invisible inserters particularly around being able to clear the 120items/s limitation on loaders, but the special circuit connection behavior is unique to the method Miniloader uses.

- 8 months ago

Ahhh fair enough. Thank you.

Does that mean they're more intensive for UPS than Your loaders, or the Vanilla locked ones?

- 8 months ago

Yup, exactly - there's more entities so the entity update phase scales more quickly, and more sanity checks are required on entity build and destruction; your instincts are correct about the tradeoffs (by the way, another advantage this gives miniloaders is that they can load and unload train wagons).