Category Archives: Gaming

How to reset enemies in Factorio

Playing Factorio and loving it! But I’m playing rather slowly, so even though I like that the enemies are aggressive (didn’t select the peaceful option), they have evolved much further than I’m comfortable with compared to my ability to deal with them at the moment…

Found some console commands for resetting the evolution factor (what gradually increases and makes the enemies more and more nasty), and for nuking already spawned enemies.

Check your keyboard settings for how to toggle the console.

/c game.evolution_factor = 0
/c game.forces["enemy"].kill_all_units()

To see the current evolution factor:

/c game.local_player.print(game.evolution_factor)

Hosting Minecraft on Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 Pro

Just got a new computer which I hoped would be powerful enough to run both a Minecraft Server and the Minecraft game. And, turns out it is!

Managing servers and stuff tend to be easier in unix though, so I figured I’d try to run it in a virtual machine. First thought of VirtualBox, but then I stumbled upon the fact that Windows 8.1 Pro comes with a Hyper-V Platform built-in. Decided to check it out, and it works fantastic.

At least after I swapped out the virtual hard drive with the SSD from my old computer. Not sure if I set it up wrong, or if Minecraft just really don’t like being inside a virtual hard drive on a regular HDD…

Anyways, here’s what I’ve done for future reference in case I need to set it up again, or if anyone else would like to check it out. Depending on your comfort with command lines, unix, etc, you might need to use some google-fu. Or leave a comment, and I’ll try to help 🙂

Here’s what I use and try to cover here:

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Notes on Minecraft hosting

Just notes to self that I keep having to find in various documents and random Minecraft forums of varying quality of which there are a lot…

Screen stuff

I have an unused laptop which I installed Ubuntu Server on, and this is what I use to run the Minecraft server so it’s easy to manage and won’t die when I disconnect.

# Run detached in screen using dir name as screen name
screen -dmS ${PWD##*/} java -Xmx3G -XX:MaxPermSize=256M -jar server.jar nogui

# List screens
screen -ls

# Reattach to specific
screen -r name

# Reattatch to whatever (handy if just one running)
screen -raAd

# Detach (important, since Ctrl+c would shut down the server)
Ctrl+a, Ctrl+d

Minecraft server stuff

A bit cheaty, especially the last one, but sometimes you just want to play without worrying about losing what you spent way too many hours working on. I prefer a gravestone mod over the last one though, cause then dying is still an annoyance, but at least you have a chance of getting back that crazy expensive armor and the fifteen stacks of diamonds you just spent forever digging up.

# Prevent creepers and such from destroying stuff
gamerule mobGriefing false

# Don't lose stuff when dying
gamerule keepInventory true

Tractor speeds in Farming Simulator 2013

Nothing attached, full speed straight ahead on flat road, these are the speeds of all the tractors available in Farming Simulator 2013 including Official Expansion, Classics and Ursus.

Name

Top speed (mph)

kW
Deutz 7250 Agrotron TTV

37

194
Deutz Agrotron X 720

32

202
Case IH Puma 160

32

149
Deutz 6190 Agrotron TTV

32

142
Deutz Agrotron M 620

32

114
Ursus 15014

32

111
Deutz 430 Agrotron TTV

32

104
Huerlimann XL 130

32

104
Deutz Agrotron K 420

32

73
Case IH Magnum 340

26

286
Case IH Quadtrac 600

25

492
Case IH Steiger 600

25

492
Schlueter Super Trac 2500 VL

25

179
Buehrer 6135 A

25

100
Lamborghini R4.110 Italia

25

81
Ursus 11024

25

80
Lindner Geotrac 94

25

75
SAME Explorer3 105

25

75
Ursus 8014H

25

61
SAME Argon3 75

25

55
Kramer KL 600

20

45
Ursus C-330

20

22
Ursus 5044

20

37
Kramer KL 200

13

13
Ursus C-45

12

33
IH Farmall H

11

18

How to teleport your follower to you in Skyrim

Ever lost your follower in a cave? Ever had your follower gotten stuck on a ledge, behind some spider web or other ridiculous stuff? Here’s how to teleport them to your current location.

Find the reference id of your follower

  1. Open the console by pressing |
  2. Using the mouse, click on your follower to see his/her reference id.
  3. Enter the following command using the reference id you got.
    prid a2c94

This will set the target of your teleportation.

Do the teleport

  1. Enter the following command to move your follower to your current location.
    moveto player