[POLL] What do you think about mesecons?

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[POLL] What do you think about mesecons?

by Jeija » Post

The Mesecons thread has now become really long and none actually reads it.
Nevertheless I'd like to get your feedback about mesecons, the website and for devs the source code.
I will post recent polls about the mod here.
I hope some of you (users/webiste users/devs) participate!

How did you find out about mesecons?
http://strawpoll.me/5623

Mod
What should be the next goal of mesecons?
http://strawpoll.me/5615
Functionality, core + extensions
http://strawpoll.me/5616
What do you use mesecons for?
http://strawpoll.me/5617
Was it hard for you to learn using mesecons?
http://strawpoll.me/5676 new
Do you use the microcontroller?
http://strawpoll.me/5677 new
Do/Did you know the microcontroller tutorial?
http://strawpoll.me/5678 new

Website
mesecons.tk - usability
http://strawpoll.me/5618
mesecons.tk - design
http://strawpoll.me/5619
mesecons.tk - ads
http://strawpoll.me/5636

Source
developers - source code comments?
http://strawpoll.me/5614

Thanks for your participation!
I hope you enjoy my mod.

If there is something else you want to tell me: Just comment on this topic / the mesecons topic.
Last edited by Jeija on Tue Dec 11, 2012 17:52, edited 1 time in total.
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by Josh » Post

Hey Jeija, I voted on a couple of them :)

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by sdzen » Post

other: I found out about mesecons via the forum but it wasn't in mod releases at that time. I saw the post when it was first created.

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by Jeija » Post

Thanks everyone for your participation, it helps me a lot.
Looks like there is gonna be another mesecon machine competition, we'll see!
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by Nore » Post

Another suggestion : make gates with a small delay, so that when building a large circuit, they do not overheat, or create a stack overflow when removing overheat protection.

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by Jeija » Post

You could also use gates + a delayer
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by Zeg9 » Post

Off-topic, but why this poll requires javascript ? >.>
I voted on nearly all the polls.
About the website: you should find a hoster that doesn't put ads, they are really annoying, they always cover the crafting recipes...
EDIT: or are the ads from you ? if so, please make them less intrusive.
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by Jeija » Post

@Zeg9: You should try an AdBlocker

The ads are not by me, they're from dot.tk + ohost.de
I put up a new poll about the ads: http://strawpoll.me/5636
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by Jordach » Post

Jeija wrote:@Zeg9: You should try an AdBlocker

The ads are not by me, they're from dot.tk + ohost.de
I put up a new poll about the ads: http://strawpoll.me/5636
I would like to point out that .tk domains DO NOT PUSH ADS.

I have used a .tk domain before.
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by Jeija » Post

oh so then it's just ohost.de
but it's the dot.tk domain sets that strange favicon
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by Jordach » Post

Jeija wrote:oh so then it's just ohost.de
but it's the dot.tk domain sets that strange favicon
Set one up with your hoster -- they send that in case the A-Level domain hoster has not set one up.

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by monty_oso » Post

How did you find out about mesecons?
I find mesecons by searching "minetest redstone" in google.

Mesecons machine competition 2.0?
I will love to participate in a mesecons machine competition 3.0 if it have a easy levels like the 2.0. And you can add more chalenges like make the smallest 4bitadder (in flat and 3d metrics), the beautiful 4bitadder (this is not a joke), make the most complex machine than do nothing, or a complex machine that do something very simple.

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What should be the next goal of mesecons?
I want more thing like the 3*3 and the 1*6 microcontroller, the possibility to make comets in uCScript and change the color of the microcontroller (to have microcontroler of different colors). A button that put off(A,B,C,D);

A bridge for wires like a microcontroler "off(A,B,C,D); if(A) on(C); if(C) on(A); if(B) on(D); if(D) on(B);" which other texture: Image

Functionality, core + extensions
If is not an experimental feature it must be in the core.

What do you use mesecons for?
I only have do the hidro inverter, the torch diode and the 4-bit adder in the "Mesecons machine competition 2.0" but i want to do more complex things.

Website

mesecons.tk - usability
mesecons.tk is very nice but i want to have the /giveme code for the intens in the iten page and a example of that item in a machine.

mesecons.tk - design
It's very nice.
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by Jeija » Post

Thanks, monty_oso for your feedback!
Some very nice ideas for competition 3.0 (propably next northern spring)
the possibility to make comets in uCScript
You can make comments at the end by writing :comment
A button that put off(A,B,C,D);
You can just remove the whole code and press enter.
Btw why do you use ; ? Actually that means "endif"

There should actually be such a wire crossing, but it doesn't work 100% yet.
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by monty_oso » Post

Jeija wrote:Btw why do you use ; ? Actually that means "endif"
Because i'm a C programmer :P
But now because i know what means ';' i will only use those for finalize 'if'.
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by RAPHAEL » Post

Don't know if it's been mentioned but it would be nice if sticky pistons moved other sticky pistons in similar fashion to how minecrap does it (useful for making flush hidden doors).

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IggjFa2r7sk
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by monty_oso » Post

Want the comets in uCScript to appear when we put the pointer over the microcontroller in a different line and in a different color maybe green.

EDIT1: We need categories in mesecons machine competition 3.0 where the micro controllers are baned.
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by Comp52 » Post

I voted in all the polls. BTW, just putting in my 2 cents, but I think a better programming system for microcontrollers should be created. Maybe something a bit easier to understand, but then again, I'm used to Java and C++, so...yeah.

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by Jeija » Post

As this works so well, I put up some more polls:

Was it hard for you to learn using mesecons?
http://strawpoll.me/5676 new
Do you use the microcontroller?
http://strawpoll.me/5677 new
Do/Did you know the microcontroller tutorial?
http://strawpoll.me/5678 new

Once again, thanks for your contribution!
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by Nore » Post

I anwsered to the first and the last.

Using the microcontroller :

I use it a bit for T-flip flops, but I don't like to use it for complicated mesecon circuit : too easy, overheats too often)

Suggestion : make that a microcontroller overheats at a higher temperature if there is a steel block below it.

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by Jeija » Post

You definitely do something wrong, Nore, if the microcontroller overheats. Overheating is only there fore protecting the server from crashing, e.g. when using a NOT-Gate and connecting input and output.
Making it overheat later doesn't make sense to me, would make the server crash.
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by Comp52 » Post

RAPHAEL wrote:Don't know if it's been mentioned but it would be nice if sticky pistons moved other sticky pistons in similar fashion to how minecrap does it (useful for making flush hidden doors).

Random example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IggjFa2r7sk

+1000, this REALLY needs implemented.

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by Temperest » Post

I for one would love to see a bit more developer documentation. And I saw quite a few speed improvements that are possible (such as using a table set for the visited list rather than a table list). But all in all, Mesecons is the best mod around if you ask me :).
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by Sokomine » Post

I've only built an airlock/decontamination chamber with mesecons so far. The microcontrollers where very useful. The only thing that annoyed me a bit was that I had to lay complex wires (the isolated ones didn't work). I'd like to have more higher-level cirquits in the way of home automation - sensors, microcontrollers and affectors connected with databusses and equipped with address decoders so that less wire is required.

Btw, the page with the poll doesn't work for me because it requires JavaScript.
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by Nore » Post

When you place too many microcontrollers, some of them get more than 30 updates in 0.5 seconds, and they overheat because of that.

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