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suicide commando posted a topic in [Oxygen Not Included] - Suggestions and FeedbackCurrently, these 2 buildings cannot have their direction changed for placement, meaning that the Input and Output locations on them are fixed. Sometimes it's nice if we could have them the other way around, as this would enable smoother construction of the piping, and we don't have to build around the fact the input/output of these is impossible to change.
Is it possible to have the gas element sensor shows which gas it is currently in? I understand it might be a bit hard since gas is free moving but there are times when I want to know which gas is in the sensor and need to guess, this is especially difficult in a mixed gas area.
A little background first. Or just skip the spoiler and see the build. I added Philosopher's Stone to the title, thanks to @M.C.. I now present Gaseous Element Converter 2.0 What makes this work? The liquid valve supplies 70g/s of liquid (works with 50 and 60 as well, but not 100). The tile to the right of the vent constantly swaps from water to vacuum. The 5 lower tiles should all have sufficient water to never swap to another element. When the tile becomes vacuum, the gas to the right (PO2 in this example) and gas from above (O2 in this example) both fight for the vacuum spot. The gas from above wins, and the gas from the right is converted. This can be any two gasses A tick later, the water returns to the tile and forces the combined (now all O2) gas upwards. The gases have no time to swap spots, and are forced back to their original positions. I've tested this with all the major gases (O2, PO2, H2, NG, CO2, Cl), on both sides. Not once has this element converter failed on any of the 3 in game speeds (haven't bothered with ultra fast speeds). This even works as a pump on the same gas, pumping gas upwards (making a high pressure room above from regular pressure gases). EDIT: The gasses will equalize pressure if both sides are the same, and if one side ever reaches vacuum, then the other gas will spill into the vacuum room. The uses are endless. 2nd EDIT: The gases don't equalize pressure. Instead, the gases reach a 2:1 ratio, with twice the gas in the upper chamber than the right chamber. This is what I've noticed after 150+ cycles of letting this thing run. If you need a broader range of temperatures, then swap the water to petroleum, and change the value to 500g/s (only done simple testing - not extensive - with this one, though it seems to work just the same). So convert any gas you want into steam, and then cool the steam somewhere else back to water. Needed more water? Done. Convert your NG to steam directly, then back to water, and skip the power plant completely with a perfect conversion rate. Attach this to a strength training gym, and you can instantly convert highly pressurized PO2 to O2, ready to breathe without any wait (though you don't your beautiful clay for ceramics... sad). Crazy? Yep! This definitely needs to be addressed by the devs. Edit: I'm currently fiddling with an automation on/off control for this thing. Thought I had one. It flopped. I'll add it here once I get it working. If you can figure it out first, I'll just link to your comment once we get the automation down. I tried a door, to stop the top gas from combining, but that failed as the door pushed the upper gas down. Edit 2: Haha. Simple automation. Increase the flow rate. Just add on an extra filter and shutoff valve that sends another 100g/s through. The tile will never become vacuum, and the process stops. Once the process stops, you can then shut the door and turn off the pump. I'll let those interested build this themselves.