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Add missing API to Ore Detector
The programming block currently has no access the discovered results from the ore detector. By adding this, it'll allow scripters to write mining AI that can mine required resources instead of strip mining or requiring a player to provide gps coordinates.


naed21 shared this idea 17/08/17 17:44
KentiBengali 18/08/17 01:20
Great idea. This could segue into a variety of "autonomous" mining applications, which in the past have been a bit problematic and having to rely on sensors, including the ability to search for and mine only certain elements, or even a bit of discrete filtering to reduce the intake of stone. The applications are very broad.
Itchydani3l 30/08/17 13:29
This is a good suggestion, also ties into my suggestion here: https://feedback.keenswh.com/idea/let-drones-use-gps59a5d73678a42
Kephyr 10/09/17 01:01
+++
Pharap 18/09/17 03:28
I really want this. I tried to mod it in once, but couldn't figure out how to get a list of detected ores from an ore detector even in the Mod API.
Overwerk 20/09/17 10:43
it is something i am still wondering why it is not in the main game to be honest, as well as a jumpdrive API implementation as well as a jumpdrive inhibitor to parry it
those45ninjas 20/09/17 11:20
Even just a simple Boolean check if the ore is detected. bool ironDetected = fooDetector.OreDetected("iron");
those45ninjas 20/09/17 11:21
Even just a simple Boolean check if the ore is detected. bool ironDetected = fooDetector.OreDetected("iron");
duncandisorder 01/10/17 00:52
Please help support my "Furniture and Greenhouse" idea. It really is a good idea, if I say so myself. Personally, I think the game has overlooked a vital part of ship building. We have no furniture, like beds and desks or no bathroom items, like sinks, toilets and showers. Anyway, there's more to my idea, I would appreciate any votes. Thank you. https://feedback.keenswh.com/idea/furniture-and-greenhouse59c67aa110fc8
Yeto 04/10/17 14:22
I would realy love this
Yeto 04/10/17 14:24
There is a nearly identical request, when counting pls combine votes: https://feedback.keenswh.com/idea/give-ore-detector-information-to-scripters-59c0834dcfef4
nat4life 17/11/17 20:27
I don't know why this isn't in the game already
Mordith 25/11/17 23:20
PLEASE do this!!
Standalone 30/12/17 10:36
I love this idea. I alway have to stop and mine for material so i can continue it. having this can save so much time
cheabred 08/02/18 06:59
this is extremely needed, this would make the game super fun to mess with drones with