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RT Solar Flare Shield
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Jul 20, 2016 @ 12:50pm
Jan 11 @ 7:16am
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RT Solar Flare Shield

Adds a magnetic shield to prevent solar flares from affecting colony electronics.
Warning: potentially incompatible with mods affecting how solar flare incident works, not including mods simply adjusting it's frequency via the defs.

    Magnetic shield: an expensive device, draws little power when idle and spikes to whooping 25kW during flares; shields the entire colony, and heats up considerably in when in operation.

Old versions - scroll down, manual install[github.com]
Forum thread[ludeon.com]
License (GPLv3)[github.com]
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Copper Boltwire May 21 @ 11:46am 
Tip: Build this with no roof or no doors hat leads outside, so the intense heat can escape...
My 9x9 room with this thing in it took the room teperature to 1200 C'. That's the same temeprature as LAVA! (700 to 1200 degrees celcius.)

So yeah, make some kind of OPEN duct to the sky, don't use vents or AC units... waste of resources... it REALLY is... just fire poppers near it and cross your fingers...

GREAT fun!
Awesome mod!
jojobe Apr 10 @ 10:24am 
The mod is like very much needed for me. I made the mistake of putting it indoors the first time lol.
Torres Feb 25 @ 8:19am 
This mod works great with the improved batteries one, you're going to need to research the batteries and the middle & high end ones will last perfectly while the solar flare lasts... they need new materials tho, like uranium.

Piece of advice, DO NOT build the last battery type, transcendent... its value is 7m, if you build 2 the next raid will be 200 pirates instead of 20
Omega13 Feb 25 @ 5:08am 
I recommend having a lot of batteries and/or a bank of backup fueled generators to switch on when you need this thing; it sucks down a LOT of power when it's active.
TwitchJohnnyDoeShow Feb 25 @ 3:23am 
Thanks! The mod is great, btw. Amaaaazinggg
Ratysz  [author] Feb 24 @ 11:32pm 
@TwitchJohnnyDoeShow: That means it didn't have enough energy going to it, so most likely you just ran out of power.
TwitchJohnnyDoeShow Feb 24 @ 2:48pm 
My magnetic shield was overwhelmed just now. =[ Didn't know this was a thing. can I just build like 2 of em or something?
Omega13 Feb 22 @ 7:19pm 
I love with a subtle gamechanger this thing is. I didn't realize till today that it allows me to stop worrying about planting things with long grow times in my hydroponics bays. Yes the occasional breakdown might wipe out part of a crop but as long as my I can keep my batteries full I don't have to worry about a solar flare destroying every plant in a hydroponics bay.
Torres Jan 21 @ 10:44am 
@Incursore, you can't fight the sudden rise in temperature (as of this version) it will escalate and eventually blow so... yep, built it outside with a roof.
Incursore Jan 21 @ 4:52am 
Great mod, useful but not OP, thanks.

To the people that use this mod, do you use vents or coolers to fight the overtemperature of the Solar Flare Shield room? Or maybe do you simply build it outside of any room?