Pioneer First Method

Pioneer First Method

How many items per minute of "something" should I make? This is a question I get asked frequently and I respond by explaining my Pioneer First Method.

Self Powered Drone Port

Self Powered Drone Port

Drones in Update 4 are a great way to transport resources across the map. However what if you wanted to transport from a remote location that does not have any power?

Easy, just use packaged fuel delivered to a drone port at that location and you can unpack it and use it to power fuel generators which in turn will power the drone ports and miners/extractors/packagers.

This video shows you how to do exactly this from the new Impure Uranium node added to the top of the mountain at the highest point of the map.

Foundation Holes AKA Walkway Snapping

Foundation Holes AKA Walkway Snapping

In Update 4, the undocumented functionality of walkway snapping was implemented. Walkway snapping allows for many foundation alignment techniques such as "foundation holes", "pillar corners", "inner walls for quarter pipes".

Update 4 Dumping Ground

Update 4 Dumping Ground

Update 4 summary information, so much stuff in Update 4 to cover. I don't want this article to be a duplication of the patch notes but here's a run down of the more notable features.

Satisfactory Calculator Interactive Map Tutorial Series

Satisfactory Calculator Interactive Map Tutorial Series

Welcome to a tutorial series on the Satisfactory calculator Interactive Map (SCIM). The first couple of videos will teach you the basics of SCIM and then I will go through a specific build of a compacted coal generator setup that will be turned into blueprints. The overall goal is to demonstrate blueprint functionality, this can take some a bit to wrap your head around and hence why I start off with the basics.

Further videos are being added to demonstrate different functionalities, such as pivoting a foundation.

Spreadsheet Production Planning

Spreadsheet Production Planning

I use a spreadsheet for planning my production lines in Satisfactory. I do this so I don't spend time during my streams doing maths and running around checking what machines are making what, I personally don't think it makes great viewing. However due to multiple viewer requests I did an impromptu crash course on how I use the spreadsheet and how it helps make decisions. 

Top 6 Tips For Building Generators In A Circle

Top 6 Tips For Building Generators In A Circle

A bit of fun captured on stream.

Calculating Freight Train Size & Buffer Theory

Calculating Freight Train Size & Buffer Theory

If you use trains to transport resources then you are going to want to make sure the train can supply enough resources to last the round trip. This video explains how to calculate this along with a working example. This video also explains the theory behind using buffers for the freight platforms.

Understanding Fluid Overflow

Understanding Fluid Overflow

Fluid Overflow allows you to deal with excess fluid so it does not halt your production line when it backs up. This example demonstrates how you can overflow the Heavy Oil Residue, convert it to Petroleum Coke and then sink it. 

The Top 18 Best Ways To Make Fuel

The Top 18 Best Ways To Make Fuel

The amount of Fuel created from Crude Oil and it's by-products can vary greatly depending on what recipe combinations you use. This video is about telling a story of how many machines need to be built and how much power will be created.

Train Fluid Platforms with Fluid Buffers

Train Fluid Platforms with Fluid Buffers

Train freight platforms will cease input/output operations when a load/unload operation occurs. This video shows how to use fluid buffers with train fluid platforms to ensure your production line will always receive fluid during load/unload operations.

Calculating Fluid Train Size

Calculating Fluid Train Size

If you use trains to transport fluid then you are going to want to make sure the train can supply enough fluid to last the round trip. This video explains how to calculate this along with a working example.