Manifold Pumps

by wakjah

Adds pumps with multiple inputs and outputs.

1 year, 6 months ago
0.16 - 1.1
2707
Owner:
wakjah
Source:
https://github.com/wakjah/FactorioManifold
Homepage:
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/manifold-pumps
License:
MIT
Created:
3 years ago
Latest Version:
0.0.5 (1 year, 6 months ago)
Factorio version:
0.16 - 1.1
Downloaded:
2707 times

Manifold Pumps

Manifold pumps mod for factorio, adds a pump with extra connections.

Why?

Bob's mods adds insane modules and beacons.

This is all good and fine with assembling machines: if the throughput is limited by inserters, you just add more inserters. With fluids, the situation is more complicated.

This can be alleviated to some extent using Lovely Santa's Compressed Fluids mod (https://mods.factorio.com/mod/CompressedFluids), but with lots of beacons the compressors can still become overwhelmed.

Although I'm sure there are other uses that I haven't thought of, this mod is designed to be used in conjunction with Compressed Fluids, so that multiple compressors/decompressors can be added to a single fluid output.

What

This mod adds two pump entities, the Intake Manifold and the Outlet Manifold. Each has 6 fluid connections in total: the two standard pump connections, plus 4 more. On the Intake Manifold, the additional connections are inputs, while on the Outlet Manifold, they are outputs.

The mod works either with Bob's logistics mod, or in vanilla. If Bob's logistics mod is active, it uses Bob's Pump Mk4 as an ingredient; otherwise, it uses the base game pump.

Changelog

Version 0.0.1

  • Initial release for 0.16

Version 0.0.2

  • Updates to work on 0.17
  • Added thumbnail

Version 0.0.3

  • Increase fluid box height as this allows even more insane speeds (pump now buffers 1k fluid)
  • Add icons that show pump direction

Version 0.0.4

  • Bump version compatibility to 0.18

Example: Angel's Hydrogen & Saline Water Production

Some precursors for rocket fuel, produced using highly beaconed buildings with Manifold Pumps and Compressors: