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Conveyor heat transfer in vacuum

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Gurgel    1,388

I seem to observe that natural and built tiles directly below a conveyor get heat transfer from a horizontally running conveyor in vacuum, while those directly above do not. Is that accurate?

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Zarquan    777
2 minutes ago, Gurgel said:

I seem to observe that natural and built tiles directly below a conveyor get heat transfer from a horizontally running conveyor in vacuum, while those directly above do not. Is that accurate?

Yes.  As far as I know, items on conveyors appear to be treated like debris, and debris transfers heat to the tile below it.  I consider this a very odd behavior.

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Gurgel    1,388
18 minutes ago, Zarquan said:

Yes.  As far as I know, items on conveyors appear to be treated like debris, and debris transfers heat to the tile below it.  I consider this a very odd behavior.

Thanks. It is quite odd. Probably only makes sense if code from debris was re-used.

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suxkar    132
1 hour ago, Zarquan said:

Yes.  As far as I know, items on conveyors appear to be treated like debris, and debris transfers heat to the tile below it.  I consider this a very odd behavior.

I had no idea, thanks for the info. One of the most unintuitive facts I've heard in a while.

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Craigjw    405
10 hours ago, suxkar said:

I had no idea, thanks for the info. One of the most unintuitive facts I've heard in a while.

Even more un-intuitive is off-screen conveyor heat transfer!

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Zarquan    777
27 minutes ago, Craigjw said:

Even more un-intuitive is off-screen conveyor heat transfer!

Yes, but that one is more easily called a bug.  It in no way resembles intended behavior.

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Gurgel    1,388

Well, I am currently ripping out most of my conveyors anyways. I had 70% of the regolith carried away that way, but this makes the game far too choppy.

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bobucles    368

The general rule of heat transfer is that everything trades heat with the "primary" tile layer (solid/liquid/gas). The primary layer then transfers heat to everything else.

It is odd that conveyors treat the items on it as true debris. It probably is a clue to the performance issues some people find with conveyors, but I can't speculate much beyond that.

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Craigjw    405
9 hours ago, Gurgel said:

Well, I am currently ripping out most of my conveyors anyways. I had 70% of the regolith carried away that way, but this makes the game far to choppy.

Just rip out all your current conveyors and replace them with this, it will improve your lag by 9000%.  No longer will your game be choppy as your screen will just be frozen in place for minutes at a time.

 

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