It isn’t all parts, just a few things for ease of use - massive electric motors (IIRC 2.5x large electric engine worth or something along those lines), 100/200L internal fuel tanks, storage racks, storage battery arrays. Mostly I made it because I was tired of my vehicle looking like crap with a half mile list of engines and tanks and a mile list of batteries.
No, as those have no function that can be condensed by making a larger version. Engines: less engines in the vehicle cluttering the view. Battery arrays: less batteries cluttering the view. Storage tanks: less gas tanks cluttering the view. Mostly made to let me actually see what was going on with weapons and npcs in my vehicle.
Can the internal 100/200L tanks store other liquids besides gasoline/diesel? I have 4 external tanks I use for gas, diesel, purified water, and salt water mounted at the rear, away from the edges. I would LOVE to install them inside a tile like the 60L tank. I hate having the damn things get knocked off and emptied if I bump into something just right.
How does the efficiency of the massive electric motor compare to the enhanced electric motor?
Does the storage battery array work like the solar array, taking up a tile entirely and making it impassable?
The larger tanks can hold anything any other tank can.
Large electric: power: 400, battery used: 40000
Massive electric: power: 1000, battery used: 140000
So the massive electric is about 2.5x as powerful for 3.5x the power usage. It is intended for power, not efficiency.
The storage battery array is floor to ceiling solid battery, no movement and no sight through it, but it stores a hell of a lot.
Off topic slight, but seen the large force air propane heater? L Round cylinder, looks like cannons? Faulty (or modified) propane regulator and then it is now wide area flame launcher, for vehicle mount or carry. But that require propane tanks, which not exist in game.
I like it. I assume the faulty version would have a much better chance of exploding, right? A thought…does damage to an engine cause it to become faulty in some way? That would be pretty cool. If damage still works the same, the engine just loses top speed until it’s too damaged to keep running. It’d be fun to take a hit to the engine and lose your fuel pump. Still not sure why we’ve got fuel pumps on the engine and not a separate part in the same square as the tank, like an alternator. At least the water pump, starter, air filter etc are located near the engine normally.
Not sure, item in actual life is space heater, only fan, metal tube, tank and regulator. No engines. If connect to vehicle it may malfunction if damage, use of both leak_dam and fireball flags may work, but I not meddle with vehicle parts yet, so not sure.
But…jet engines that shoot fire! If only lateral thrust were a thing, I want to spin a vehicle like a top. Is what you’re talking about similar to a Salamander ™, or bigger? I can’t imagine a lp canister like I grill with lasting long as a flame thrower. I wonder if it would be possible to copy acetylene and monkey around with it to make propane. I will add to my list, testing if engines can be made to run on acetylene to see if this is worth pursuing. Hopefully everything is in json.
Yes, salamander style heater, that is it. Used to have one. a regular propane, when we could get, would last two days. As flamethrower it almost is already, fire comes close to ends. A small tweaking of a wrench on the regulation and it shoot four feet flame without much gas loss.
Apparently there is kerosin versions also, so perhaps a diesel survivor modification could make it more useful when tanks are dry. I should not hijack threads, but am sure @Shard may like this idea.
Not really something I am interested in adding, as it wouldn’t have much use compared to normal parts, though you have reminded me that I missed the tag to make the engines heat liquids in tanks, so I will have to add that when I have time.
I didn’t know motors defrosted liquids in tanks by default. How close to the electric motor do storage tanks have to be to get defrosted? Same tile? Adjacent? I currently have my motors spread out to prevent my vehicle from becoming disabled from any single impact, explosion, etc, so they aren’t near most of my tankage. Also, does the vehicle have to be moving for it to generate heat, or will having the vehicle simply turned on suffice?