Would it be possible to make the function a 'box-select' type RTS method? Instead of mousing over every entity, just drag a big box over all the furnaces for example and have it auto distribute the selected entity into any machine it finds that can accept it?
Or even better, what if you could just box select machines without any entities selected, and it would distribute any entity you have that they would accept. IE, you have a bunch of junk ores while playing angels, you box select your crushing/sorting area and all your excess trash just goes where it needs to be.
As a matter of fact I'm already working on adding a hotkey which takes any trash items in your inventory (trashslots, autotrash, raw ores etc.) and evenly distributes them into nearby machines and chests which accept them. I might add the option to reasearch autotrash earlier for this so you can specifiy which items you need and which not.
The issue with box selection is that this only works for specific planner items but having a planner take up an additional inventory space so you can cleanup your inventory is kind of pointless.
I'm going to finish this hotkey sometime next week, if you want me to add something specific to it tell me :)
Are you able to prevent furnaces from taking a single item when you queue the distribution? If you move over a set of furnaces they all seem to take enough for a single craft, then after the timer they get the remainder. This can sometimes cause the initial machines to get more than the later machines, which is kind of the main goal the mod has in mind toward prevention :-/
Yeah I knew about this bug but I actually quite liked it so I just considered it a feature ^^
I can add a configurable option to prevent this for the next release but it will take a bit longer then, the new hotkey is almost done.