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  1. Mine everything challenge

    I find the easiest method to produce vacuums is by filling the room completely with a liquid that doesn't sublimate under normal circumstances. Then pump it out again for example to the next room that needs to be a vacuum.
  2. Unfortunately, it also prevent morbs from spawning from them.
  3. Well, I like to feed my pompous dupes with decadent foods like stuffed berries so water is gone in no time at all
  4. It does. There was a whole thread about it a while back. The principle finding were: PH2O sublimate if there is a gas filled tile directly above it. So liquids, such as water, or vacuum above the PH2O prevents sublimation. If there is a gas filled tile above it, it can sublimate in any direction there is a gas filled tile. For each direction there's a set chance a sublimation will occur.
  5. Here's a good test bench I use all the time. All geysers on the left. Big enough power supply to test basically anything. The Test Bed.sav
  6. Given that it's such an easy thing to test I'm surprised you didn't use the 2-3 minutes it takes yourself to be honest but here
  7. Again, it was suggested above but the problem with using PH2O for PO2 is that it deletes water. Kinda the exact opposite of what you want. Remember, every 1g of PO2 is 1g less PH2O.
  8. suicidal dupes

    Oh my, that is unfortunate
  9. I've refined the system bringing it out of mere theoretical state to an actual proof of concept. The two most important improvements are that the sensor room now has 2 tiny batteries so the heat generation is double that of a single one making temperature variations more pronounced. And I've made it a vacuum with only a puddle of crude oil on the floor, making it far more reliable. You can increase the number of tiny batteries to 4 or maybe even 6 which makes cooling water temperature variations more or less irrelevant. It's already pretty stable with just 2 batteries as long as the cooling water doesn't vary by more than +-2C. In a survival game the main battery bank would naturally be far far bigger than just 3 large batteries which gives the system amble time to react. In this test setup it's far more sensitive than it needs to be but making a larger set up would make testing an excruciating experience as I prefer to test on survival game speeds as running turbospeed often gives strange results. The system only has a single main line connection point, can be placed everywhere on the map, and since it's a vacuum inside there's no temperature exchange through the heavi-watt connection point.. The sensor connections are pretty self-explanatory. temp sens 2.sav
  10. That means you're using water for oxygen production. Kinda the goal to minimize the reliance on water for oxygen production.
  11. Technically the same as if they were in a vacuum. The problem is that they stop emitting PO2 above a certain air pressure (I can't remember the exact pressure atm). Submerging them means that they'll continue to emit PO2 at the same rate no matter what.
  12. You don't need to but it takes so little energy, and you can use the LOx for various cooling purposes. My compact liquefier in this thread uses only 185W(avg) to liquefy 2000g/s PO2 into LOx. That's enough for 20 dupes and will do a fair amount of cooling.
  13. Meal wood rot pile although sustainable is really not that practical as it takes just over 117 meal lice plant to gas off enough PO2 for one dupe. Morbs are far better. A submerged morb gas off 19.33(3)g/s so you just need 5.1725 of those per dupe. A combination of several methods is probably best. I'd not use slime though as that's needed for growing mushrooms, and the only truly suitable way to have decent food currently. For example. 4 Morbs and 27 meal lice per dupe is workable. Or 5 morbs and 4 meal lice.
  14. Mine everything challenge

    The only gas that currently can't be deleted on a large scale is chlorine. Hydrogen and natural gas is deleted by generators. Oxygen (both kinds) are deleted by dupes. CO2 is deleted in several ways. Phosphorous gas can be cooled down and solidified in a controlled manor. @Erasmus Crowley You can use a single storage container for everything. When full empty it. The content drops on the floor rearranging itself neatly into separate 50 ton piles. Do the same with a single fridge for food storage but in a sterile environment.
  15. The problem is that still doesn't work the same way. I also used to do it like that, and have done so for months but it doesn't work as a charge state indicator for a large battery bank. All it does is drain the battery in front of the transformer before those after the transformer, so they're not directly connected to each other, so you don't actually know anything about the state of the battery bank. What that method is useful for is if you have two large battery banks. And they're separated by a transformer then you know when the first part is drained and you can kick in power generation. This means you toggle power generation on and off more or less completely whereas the method I show here works on the continuous power generation principle with top off power generation enabling when batteries start to drain.