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(made on: Satisfactory Tools )

HMF's are always kind of a pain in the neck, especially when you have a lot of alternate recipes to pick from.

My last HMF factory ran sorta like this... (was a game where I had already unlocked all the alt recipes).

It needed -SO MANY SCREWS- that I just gave all the 'Bolted Frame / Plate' assemblers their own dedicated Steel Screw maker (built underneath so I could connect their output to the assembler's input with an elevator)


unrelatedly... I think one of the things I love about starting over in Satisfactory is coming up with names for each run:

Caprica (from Battlestar Galactica)
Vormier (from Avengers: Infinity War)
Altair IV (from 'The Forbidden Planet')
Barsoom (from John Carter of Mars)
Perelandra (from C.S. Lewis's sci-fi trilogy)

Next one will probably be Aiur (protoss homeworld in starcraft)
 

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The production planner at [SCIM] Satisfactory Calculator is extremely useful for planning factories. I'm currently tearing apart my Reinforced Iron Plate factory now that I have some more efficient alternate recipes.

My big problem is I don't automate soon enough. I'm like "ooh, new shinies" but I need like 8 million parts that I craft by hand to get them. :beatup:
 

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Speaking of said retooled factory:
89 Reinforced Iron Plate / Production planner / [SCIM]

That's the max I can get out of a single pure iron node with a Mark 3 Miner. I'm planning ahead though: currently I have only Mark 2 miners and Mark 3 conveyors. I plan to build only the buildings I need for now and leave extra space to add more once I tech up a bit.
 

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As much as I like SCIM... u4.satisfactorytools.com tends to serve me better. Granted, I can't use the 'import save' to have it figure out which alt recipes I have. I prefer to set up the mergers/splitters/manifolds/balancing myself, so a simpler graph helps me visualize/plan my space better.

For example your 89 RIPs per minute with the two alt recipes you have would look like this :) :

 
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My big problem is I don't automate soon enough. I'm like "ooh, new shinies" but I need like 8 million parts that I craft by hand to get them. :beatup:

Yeah I haven't perfected that art either. It's a balancing act. There are some cases, especially early on, where it is just loads more efficient time-wise to craft the stuff you need by hand in order to tier up or something like that, because setting up the automation would take you hours. But yeah there's definitely a point after which that's never true anymore.
 
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There are some cases, especially early on, where it is just loads more efficient time-wise to craft the stuff you need by hand in order to tier up or something like that, because setting up the automation would take you hours.
Saw someone on reddit lament that his partner was always making stuff manually where he was always automating stuff and she got to the unlocks way before he did as a result. lol =D

I haven't the patience to stand at the craft bench ker-chunking away on some part (even though you can just hit space and walk away if there's a lot to make). I always automate if I can. Even if it's -slow- and badly balanced with only one of each sub-part maker limping along.... I can run off and find hard drives while it works and, often, find a number of those parts lying around crash sites while I'm doing it.

I put off seriously automating a new part until the point at which I need it to automate a newer part.
 
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I've gotten to the point where I think I'm spending more time on reddit telling other people how to fix their problems in satisfactory than I am actually playing the game. /eyeroll

Seems to happen with so many games I play, one way or another! :D
 

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I am not worthy.

Warning: don't watch this if you ever want to look upon your own factory builds with a sense of hope ever again. :p

 
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How very Krell
 

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Every time I think I want to try to try for a replica of something real world in Satisfactory I:
1) find out someone's already done it and
2) remember that no one comes to visit my game anyway, so meh.

Latest one I wanted to try making was the George Pompidou Museum of Modern Art in Paris...
but alas...

(and they were much more detail oriented than I would have been. muttergrumble)