Spidertron Logistics System 2


Adds Spidertron requester and provider depots. Allows you to create a fully automated Spidertron logistics system. UPS optimized. APRIL 2021 UPDATE: Version 2.0!

8 days ago
1.0 - 1.1
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notnotmelon
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MIT
Created:
8 months ago
Latest Version:
2.0.2 (8 days ago)
Factorio version:
1.0 - 1.1
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Allows you to to move items using Spidertron

  • Possibly the second most ridiculous logistics mod to ever be uploaded to the mod portal


The above showcase is outdated. Many changes have happened since this video.

Getting started

  • Insert the Spidertron logistic controller into a Spidertron's equipment grid
  • Set the logistics request in the requester depot
  • Fill a provider with the item you are sending
  • Place down a spidertron logistics beacon to connect all entities
  • The Spidertron will move the items

You must have everything in the same logistic network

Balancing

Normally, a mod like this would be just an even better version of logistic robots
Instead, I added limitations that allow Bots, Belts, Trains, and Spidertrons to be viable together

  • A requester can only request one Spidertron at a time Removed in version 2.0
  • Spidertrons can only dropoff 1 stack per second Removed in version 2.0
  • Logistic Spidertrons move at 20% normal speed (I know it doesn't make sense, cry about it)
  • Requester and provider depots are 3x3 entities

The result is that spidertrons are great at medium range bulk transfer, for example transporting copper cable around the factory or smelting
They are beaten out by trains at long range. Once trains are fully accelerated they have better throughput

It's also not a good idea to directly insert from requesters into assemblers with more than three ingredients since the requesters are so large

Tips

  • Any modded Spidertron can also use the logistic controller
  • Providers will always use the nearest Spidertron
  • Spidertrons will always fill the largest requests first
  • You can force a spidertron to only pickup certain item types if you limit all the slots in its inventory (middle-click)

Bugs Special features

  • Spidertron requester depots also work as normal requester chests Fixed in version 2.0
  • Spidertron can still move even if the controller has no grid power Fixed in version 2.0!
  • Logistic spidertrons and provider depots do not have the flashing no logistic network icon Also fixed in version 2.0!

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