Conventional conveyor belt block

Salvador shared this feedback 2 years ago
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Idk why this isn't a thing amongst other players but I feel that the game is lacking a conventional conveyor belt system.


Conveyor belts could be used for a lot of stuff other than just transport components around. They can be used to painlessly and with very little engineering transport vehicles through tight space areas where it's difficult to maneuver. They can be used as rails for big structures. They can be used as moving walkways to get players faster to places of interest (using jetpacks inside structures is kinda weird and also dangerous). They can be used to tranport rocks when mining manually.

These are just the things that come out from the top of my mind.


The way I see, it can be just a simple block with a single surface that applies a vector force to anything in contact with it (just like the one in Infinifactory for ppl who knows the game). That block can have more variants in the form of angled and curved belts.


I don't think any blocks already available in the game can be modded to it, and it seems something very basic, so what about it?

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i like the idea, but once you added the whole "rails for big structures" part, it started to get a bit ludicrous

the problem being is the amount of physics calculations based on how many blocks are contacting the belt, or that are supposed to be checking whether they arent anymore

edit: wheels do exist, and can be used with rotors to achieve the same result, with a more customizable granularity

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I'd be happy with something as simple as the conveyors on Infinifactory. They could be called magnetic conveyors and stick the objects to their surface to simplify physics calculation. It would be like if they were stuck to a landing gear that continously moves through a path defined by the conveyor blocks.

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