Coal Generators ignored by Duplicants


Targa_X
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I've noticed in a couple of my games now that after building a coal generator and setting it to a high priority, even though I have plenty of coal in storage, it can take up to half a day or longer before Duplicants will deliver coal to it. They don't keep it full of coal either, but let it run out, then it sits idle for another half a day or longer.


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Build a coal generator while having coal in storage. Set it to a higher than 5 priority. Even at a 5 priority they should attempt to keep it going all the time...

Status: Known Issue

We are aware of this issue and have it logged internally but either we do not have a fix ready yet or we are not planning on addressing the issue in the immediate future.


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I've noticed that too, but I also know a get around if I may.

Set the priority of the coal power stations to 9 have like 6 chests nearby set to store consumable ore only and have them set to 9, anything else you want done NOW only ever set priority 8 or else the dupes will do the priority 9 stuff before they refill the coal furnace. It runs out of coal fast and needs a lot of refilling and its handy to have an abundance of ore nearby.

Hope that helps

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On 2/23/2017 at 8:46 PM, Cheerio said:

Could you please upload a save file that has this problem?

Trying to attach a file, kept getting an error on uploading. Here is a save with the bug:

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=81771427105734089260

Check the coal generator on the bottom-right. I've disabled the hamster wheels. To drain the batteries quickly, turn on the switch on the bottom-left by the thermo regulators. Even though I've mined coal and had the dupes put it in the storage compactors, and have all dupes set to "job deliver", they won't feed coal. They WILL however, disable and enable the coal generator easily enough. The coal generator is set to priority 9.

They finally delivered coal a day or two later.

Edited by Targa_X

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I have the same problem. It only started after deconstructing my first coal generator and moving it to another room.

It's completely ignored regardless of priority setting even though there's a coal storage next to it, the only way get them to refill it is to destroy one of the electrical wires connecting it and rebuild the wire again, then they fill it up immediately.

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I had similar issues with my last colony. Dupes would only load the Coal Generator when it was set to priority 9 even with a coal storage right between two of them.  

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So they seem to fill it up only when the batteries connected to the same grid reach a percentage of overall total power capacity.  So if you have wheels that you jump on and wheel up the power before it hits that threshold, they will never fill the coal generators.  Just my guess, though, it's working for me now, anyway.

 

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I had the same issue. Make sure at least one battery is connected directly to the coal generator, same direct circuit, not on the other side of a power transformer. And if they still don't do it quick enough. Dedicate a storage compactor to coal only, then empty it and do sweep of the coal with high priority . Make sure the priority of coal generators is higher than the storage compactor.

But I agree that this is pretty annoying, especially that coal generators is one of the most useful source of energy early game.

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Yeah dupes do not deliver coal unless all connected batteries drop below the % threshold. if their is a transformer between it and the batteries this is can cause some problems, but there should not be a need to have a transformer between any Power suppliers and Batteries.

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I have the same problem, and it sticks to you even after making a new match/log. So it is not something that you accidentally do or trigger... The funny thing is that it happened right after 11/17/17 patch.

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