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Does anyone know if you can get the weight of a station?

Discussion in 'General' started by , Jan 6, 2014.

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  1. ∞

    Trainee Engineer

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    Stations don't seem to give any sign of weight. Does anyone know how to do this?
     
  2. paswert

    paswert Junior Engineer

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    Put a cockpit/command chair on them.
     
  3. ∞

    Trainee Engineer

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    Thanks for the reply, but this doesn't work.

    I'm guessing you can't if this doesn't work.
     
  4. Cthulhu616

    Cthulhu616 Trainee Engineer

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    count all cubes and make some math in the end ;-)
     
  5. jamagh

    jamagh Apprentice Engineer

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    Go back to sleep Old One.
     
  6. ∞

    Trainee Engineer

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    That would be crazy to count all of them.

    Especially if you hit a million blocks or so.
     
  7. Falidell

    Falidell Apprentice Engineer

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    so in other words it's possible right?
     
  8. DutchVictim

    DutchVictim Apprentice Engineer

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    May i wonder where you need that weight information for?
    As you can't move an station, i don't think you want to know it so you can take thrusters and gyro's into account. Besides this, i don't see any other usefull information out of the weight from an station.
     
  9. Vixius

    Vixius Trainee Engineer

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    *reads title*
    Well you would have to eat a lot of junkfood for that.
     
  10. ∞

    Trainee Engineer

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    It would be useful for trying to figure out a limit on stations as a whole.

    When I add a block to my current station it takes a while to load, but if I create a new station it loads right away.

    Trying to just see if there's a point I should stop at for the size of one station otherwise it becomes a hassle trying to add blocks to these.
     
  11. DutchVictim

    DutchVictim Apprentice Engineer

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    I see...
    Although i don't know exactly how it works, i think it has something to do with the game physics. Since an station block is immobile, the game doesn't need to take the "movement" of the block into account. Therefore an station block takes less memory per block than a large ship block.
    But thats just my 2 cents, maybe it's the 64x thats helping alot or maybe something else. I'd guess you keep on building until you reach your limit, i guess.
     
  12. ∞

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    Thanks for the reply.

    It seems around 2MB for one item is when it starts to have problems. If I build in different areas I should be fine loading it all, but not right next to each other it seems. Just playing around with the file size of one item right now. That seemed to kind of give me a way of looking at it without requiring weight.

    I'm guessing 5-10MB files won't be bad or even larger if done correctly at this time.
     
  13. Shiliski

    Shiliski Apprentice Engineer

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    I know you used to be able to do this by using the console method, but now when I do it I get 0 kg. I really doubt that the station has no mass, so this just isn't working for some reason.
     
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