What's happening in YOUR randomly generated apocalypse? Part 2!


#501

Deathfortress, deathwagon, battlewagon or DRV (death recreational vehicle).


#502

I have one “deathmobile” that’s just a crude, wooden caravan type cart tied to the back of a military humvee. It’s surprisingly cozy feeling.


#503

–I’m working on my ROA mod and adding lots of weird (and possibly useless in some cases) gear. There is also plenty of wonky monsters and gear too. I literally have something in the game called bacon undies! Ever wanted to wear your favorite food? Now you can!
–Want a shnazzy, stupidly encumbering afto? Then go make the Afro of Encumbrance!
–Want a super powerful axe that is so heavy it glitches you character out sometimes? All you need is the Giant Axe!


#504

Deathmobiles – I’ve been turning the solar car into the closest thing to it. I square and elongate it, turn some windshields into stow boards and remove others, and load the outside with cargo spaces. The interior is for appliances, turrets, and the like. Once I find a solar car it tends to be a WIP immediately, assuming I have a welder. I tend to only use gas during the early game, though for whatever reason I hoard every precious bit.

This one is about 80% done. I armor and heavy duty only the bullbar in front. This example doesn’t have a welding rig yet, I’m using battery compartment for the stuff that matters, but we’ve gone from 17" tires to 24" wide to armored military tires for all 12 tires. There are 10x or so batteries in the front right cargo space along with every gun.


#505

That started as a bubble car?

I found an Electric Sports Car, which sports twin enhanced electric motors, and have been using that as a scout, replacing the trunk and two back seats with cargo carriers.


#506

Yes it did. I think you can still see some of that in the structure. Most of the structure is unchanged honestly. It’s probably about 4500kg without all of the current cargo weighing it down, though it’s been a while since I unloaded it and organized it completely.

I do love the sports car in all of its variants. The electric sports car engines (enhanced electric motors?) are pretty great but on their own don’t provide as much power as the large electric motor if I’m remembering my last deep dive into json correctly. If I was going to do 2 electric motors in any vehicle, I’d do 2 large electric motors, but that’s just me. Part of me wonders why it doesn’t have solar panels but I haven’t modded the json either, so it must not really matter to me. :smiley:


#507

Last I checked enhanced electric motors are more powerful, but significantly less efficient.


#508

Thanks @darktoes, It looks like you are correct – the enhanced ones provide a 25% power boost for a 50% increase in battery cost and are half as durable, though my json files are about 45 days out of date.

large electric motor
“durability”: 400,
“power”: 400,
“epower”: -40000,

enhanced electric motor
“durability”: 200,
“power”: 500,
“epower”: -60000,


#509

So the two enhanced motors are giving something like 750 power for 100,000 energy?


#510

If I’m reading the total_power function right, 1 engine is 100%, with 2 engines power would scale at 80% (4/5), next engine is 4/6, next engine is 4/7, and so on. ( if (cnt > 1) { pwr = pwr * 4 / (4 + cnt -1); } )

2 enhanced engines together are 80% efficient (power 800) but the epower cost stacks directly (120,000).

edit: it seems wrong that pure electric power (non-hybrid) wouldn’t scale closer to linear given the lack of transmission and the possibility of direct drive now that I think about this


#511

80%, huh? That’s better than I thought. Is that

(1st engine) + (80% of 2nd engine)+…
or
80% of (1st + 2nd engine)?

If the first, than that works out to 1 power per 133.33 epower for a total of 900 power…


#512

the latter – 80% of both


#513

. . . New Character. Walked out to the road. o_o

I deleted the name of the thing, 'cause I don’t know what counts as spoilers. Anyway, that’s what I get for trying to live more than six minutes.


#514

My favorite part of that is that the 120mm round through the leg did only 18 damage, but then the explosion essentially atomized you.


#515

I had bypassed a grocery store early in the spring season, due to the overwhelmingly large horde camped outside. Weeks later, I return to the area and the horde is absent, so I decide to run in and pick up any non-perishables.

To my surprise and delight, the store has 3-4 baby chicken running around. It makes sense with the changes to rot spawning that have been introduced recently, but it was the first time I’d seen it in a grocery. It was pretty neat.

I’m amused that from now on, grocery stores in C:DDA are going to be chicken incubators. If I had a pet carrier and some table scraps, I could have gotten myself some chicken followers - though how useful that is right now I am not really certain.