Reactor component sorting

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Reactor component sorting

Postby gaerzi » Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:36 pm

So, as a minor quality of life thing, I made myself this:


Sorting by reactors was easy. I even took the opportunity to give them a nice light cyan color instead of boring white.

Adding the Orthin busbar power converter to the mix (since it serves as a power plant, and there's the precedent of bulkheads and blast doors being listed as armor) was a problem, though. The way the code looked like, it seemed to me that the way to do that was to split the power converter away from the "capacitor" type, and then manually add it to the various lists where it needs to be added.

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      add_dropdown_title(frames.available_frame,|) {
        'All Components',
        'Compatible Components',
        'Point Defense',
        'Reactors', -- new addition to drop down


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define_system "Power Converter" {
  type = 'power_converter', -- changed from type = 'capacitor'
   desc = [=[
      At short enough wavelengths, shield systems can experience effects related to zero-point vacuum energy.
        This busbar component converts these quantum fluctuations into continuous usable power.
  update_design_specs = increase_var 'power' { space_times=40, plus=20 },


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    local armor_types = set('armor','blast_door','bulkheads')
    function filters.Armor(n)
      return armor_types[PartInfo[n].type]
    local shield_types = set('shield','shield_regenerator')
    function filters.Shields(n)
      return shield_types[PartInfo[n].type]
    local power_type = set('reactor', 'power_converter') -- addition start here, inspired by the armor and shield filters
    function filters.Reactors(n)
        return power_type[PartInfo[n].type]
    end -- addition ends here

    local filter=  filters[liststr] or catch(true)


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local system_types = set('shield','system','drive','reactor','bulkheads','lab','power_converter') -- adding power_converter here

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  Capacitor = set('capacitor','blast_door','shield_regenerator', 'power_converter'),  -- adding power_converter here too


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semantic_to_color = color_table {
  light = 'FFFFFF',
  capacitor = 'FFFFFF',
  heavy = 'ffb200',
  missile = '788cff',
  hangar = '788cff',
  planet = '00e57f',
  system = '00ff00',
  station = '00ff00',
  medium = 'ffff00',
  reactor='80ffff', -- added that
  error = 'FF00FF',

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  'shield','system','drive','bulkheads','lab','transporter') -- removed reactor
set_color(semantic_to_color.reactor, 'reactor', 'power_converter') -- added new line for new color

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set_color(white,'capacitor','shuttle','cargo','power_converter') -- added power_converter here and on the below line
set_mountname('Busbar',"capacitor", "power_converter")

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set_overlay('capacitor', 'capacitor', 'power_converter') -- added power_converter here too

I think I'll tinker with this a little bit more, with some other sorting functions to reduce the need to scroll through a large list of stuff. Maybe separate weapon categories by size (there's already one for point defense after all) or by type (beams, missiles, etc.). A docking category for boarding module, shuttles, transporter, and marine quarters. A "misc systems" for all the one-of-a-kind components like deep space scanner, science stations, warp lane amplifier, distortion generator...

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