Surviving Mars

Surviving Mars

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Drone Load Balancing
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Mar 28, 2018 @ 2:59pm
Sep 9, 2021 @ 2:24pm
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Drone Load Balancing

This mod automatically reassigns drones from low-load hubs to heavy-load hubs every hour. Drones are moved from the highest-population low-load hub to the lowest-population heavy-load hub in order to balance the load between hubs. Compatible with Below and Beyond update! The update only provides a notification that a hub is under heavy load, DLB's notification is when a hub is under heavy load and has the maximum number of assigned drones.

if Mod Config is available, the number of drones reassigned every hour is configurable. Otherwise the default value of 2 is used (range: 1-10). Can also control the minimum number of drones (for default hubs and tech-upgraded hubs separately).

Reassigns are handled via converting drones to prefabs and reconstructing them, avoiding travel time and possible battery issues. Low-load hubs with fewer than 5 drones are never considered. Stockpiles of drone prefabs will be assigned to heavy-load hubs at the same rate, if enabled via Mod Config.
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Draco18s  [author] Dec 12, 2021 @ 8:47am 
Interesting, thanks for the extra info. Won't have the capability for looking into this in some time (lack a Windows machine at present).
ExavierMacbeth Dec 12, 2021 @ 8:34am 
Definitely Sure. Only mod I had installed that affects the Drone Hubs and the issue does not present itself when I disable your mod (Though any existing glitched range UIs still remain, my guess baked into the save). But like I said it only occurs when you use the prefab repack function... just dismantling the hub into resources does not glitch it out.

My guess would be the fact that the Hub & 6 drones getting removed as part of the repack effect is causing something to throw a null object error. Probably not clearing the scripts cleanly.
Draco18s  [author] Dec 12, 2021 @ 8:20am 
I have no idea why my mod would cause that behavior, that's really weird ExavierMacbeth. Are you sure it's my mod (have no other mods installed, vanilla does not show the issue)?
ExavierMacbeth Dec 12, 2021 @ 3:49am 
Found a bug for you.
When you pack a drone hub back into a prefab (Prefab-Refab Tech under Recon & Expansion Tree) while this mod is installed that Hub's drone range for the building shows up and becomes permanently displayed & stuck in place.
jhhillman Nov 4, 2021 @ 10:32pm 
Is there an updated version available?
lukeh_ro Sep 30, 2021 @ 2:17pm 
Hi, can you please check the PM you have from me on discord. Thanks
Draco18s  [author] Sep 9, 2021 @ 7:18am 
Tremualin: I'll take care of that this evening. Thanks.
Tremualin Sep 8, 2021 @ 8:29pm 
Seems like you left the developer debugging on. It spams the log file with Drone Load messages.
Draco18s  [author] Sep 8, 2021 @ 2:34pm 
Published to Paradox for all platforms.
Draco18s  [author] Sep 8, 2021 @ 11:42am 
Ah, I need to push to Paradox too. Will do this eve, it's been a while and I forgot how everything works.