Unable to light ship properly.

KaiiKiller shared this feedback 3 months ago
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Inside my ship is very dark and I would like to be able to put light inside it but cannot because of how a little light bulb takes up a full block of space, I think it would be very useful to have small things like light bulbs not take up a full block of space.


I attached two images of the inside of my ship where I can't put light.

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That's part of the engineering aspect of the game, though, right? Building a solution within the constraints of the system within which you are operating. That's literally engineering. :)

(Alternatively, there is a very nice mod that adds a ton of passages, including passages with integrated LCDs, lights, button panels, etc. Check out the workshop on Steam.)

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You cannot "engineer" this problem, it's how the game currently works, a light block takes up the same space as a large armor block, you cannot place lights within passages or spaces where you would think you would be able to place a light because of this issue.


A mod is not a solution to this issue, this is a suggestion for the actual vanilla video game.... this is not a thread asking for a mod suggestion.

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Yes, you can. You "engineer" a bigger space that allows room to mount lights. Your complaint is basically "I built something that isn't big enough for everything I want to put in it." That's literally an engineering problem. That's literally a problem that you created for yourself. Build it a little bigger, or make a trade-off decision to get rid of something like that passage block and add a light instead.

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I did not create the problem of a tiny light block taking up the space of a large armor block nor the inability to place tiny light blocks within small spaces, I am not looking for help on how to build a larger corridor, this is not helpful and has nothing to do with the suggestion, please stop.

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I have a 1x1x1 space I'd like to put an oxygen tank into. But I can't because oxygen tanks are 1x1x2. This is an engineering problem with my design. It has an engineering solution -- build my ship to accommodate a 1x1x2 oxygen tank, because that's how much space they take up. You are dealing with the same issue. I won't say any more.

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