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Faster Mining Airlocks


Alicia Jewel

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As it stands, the mining airlocks take forever to cycle to exterior. Is there any way we can make them faster? I don't know how atmospherics work, like, at all, but I saw another server that had a bunch of vent pumps in the airlock, and it cycled a lot faster. Would that work?

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this should really be for all station airlocks. The only reasonable airlocks are the solar access airlocks with 1 square to fill/ empty. I believe it has to do with the nature of the pump system being pressure controlled? As such, the pressure in the canister is so much higher than the pressure in the room causing the pump to fill slowly, especially if there are more than just one square to worry about. Adding more vents would help, but it doesn't address the core issue that is making airlocks cycle so slowly

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I'm sorry to bump this, but this is still a giant paint in the ass to deal with. I play miner and xenoarch on a semi-regular basis, and having to wait forever for airlocks to cycle takes some of the fun out of a round and wastes a bunch of time. Can this please be addressed somehow?

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I'm sorry to bump this, but this is still a giant paint in the ass to deal with. I play miner and xenoarch on a semi-regular basis, and having to wait forever for airlocks to cycle takes some of the fun out of a round and wastes a bunch of time. Can this please be addressed somehow?

 

This is probably an even more dumb suggestion because it's immersion breaking, but I suggest using the conveyor belts and "rest" to get in and out of places on the 'roid.

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This is probably an even more dumb suggestion because it's immersion breaking, but I suggest using the conveyor belts and "rest" to get in and out of places on the 'roid.

Not every place has them and yes it's immersion breaking.

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This is probably an even more dumb suggestion because it's immersion breaking, but I suggest using the conveyor belts and "rest" to get in and out of places on the 'roid.

You can do that with xenoarchaeology but not mining, but I really don't like to. Mah murzhon.

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Maybe if we replaced the pressure tanks with half-full canisters? Filling would definitely be slowed somewhat, but siphoning would be faster - the only problem I can see is if someone decides to force the airlock one too many times, you may run out of air to fill the room up with.

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I don't know if anyone has mentioned it but the airlocks that are directly connected to atmos (aft starboard solars for example) now vastly over-pressurize the airlock chamber. I'm talking 500 kpa sometimes. I think the amount is linked to distro pressure but I'm not sure exactly what's happening.

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