Mining patch planner

by rimbas

Adds a planner that designs a miner layout for a resource patch

13 hours ago
1.1
14391
Owner:
rimbas
Source:
https://github.com/rimbas/mining-patc...
Homepage:
N/A
License:
MIT
Created:
7 months ago
Latest Version:
1.2.9 (13 hours ago)
Factorio version:
1.1
Downloaded:
14391 times

Adds a planner that creates a miner layout on a resource patch.

Features

  • Easily cover a resource patch with miners to connect it to your factory
  • This planner makes an attempt to create an optimal miner placement layout that doesn't use more miners than necessary, meaning a more steady flow of resources.
  • Landfill is automatically added if entities end up over water tiles
  • Advanced settings checkbox for layout selection

Layouts

  • Simple - just your run of the mill miner lanes separated between belts and power poles
  • Compact - uses underground belts to omit the dedicated power pole lane
  • Super Compact - Maximum miner density, no wasted space for belts or power poles
  • Sparse - use as few miners as possible to cover a resource patch
  • Logistics - Simple, except logistics chests instead of belts
  • Compact Logistics - Super Compact, except logistics chests instead of belts

Tweaks the algorithm to try to place more miners than necessary, has a chance to do nothing on a certain resource patches.

Mod support

Mining drills

  • Mod mining drills that deviate from the norm a lot might produce weird layouts but should still be usable none the less.
  • Due to how algorithm works, only mining drills that have an odd numbered width work (which should be the majority of them).

Electric poles

  • Electric poles with very large supply areas might give unexpected results

Transport belts

This mod supports all transport belt variants added by other mods.

Other

Consider using Module Inserter to insert modules into the miners.