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Which Solid Fuel recipe to use

On 05:05, 19 June 2016‎, Hamburger changed the adjusted ratio (Heavy Oil to Solid Fuel) from 2:1,5 to 1,3:1.

"Heavy Oil has a much worse ratio (2:1) and should be cracked into Light Oil first instead. The cracking process changes the ratio for Heavy Oil to 1.3:1, which is much better."

I think the old ratio of 1,5 : 1 was correct. Let me recap this in short:

2 Heavy Oil : 1 Solid Fuel
-> 2 Heavy Oil : 1,5 Light Oil
-> 1,5 Light Oil : 1,5 Solid Fuel
-> = 2 Heavy Oil : 1,5 Solid Fuel

Correct me if I miscalculated. Otherwise, I will change the Page in few days. Tamanous (talk)

That is not so much a miscalculation as a miscomparison. Here's an alternate breakdown:
2 Heavy Oil : 1 Solid Fuel
OR
2 Heavy Oil : 1.5 Light Oil
-> 1.5 Light Oil : 1.5 Solid Fuel
-> 2.0 Heavy Oil : 1.5 Solid Fuel
= 4.0 Heavy Oil : 3.0 Solid Fuel
= 1.3 Heavy Oil : 1.0 Solid Fuel
You must use the ratio of Heavy Oil to one Solid Fuel, which is either (2:1) or (1.3:1).
The 1.3 is 1.3333333, obviously, one and a third. It rounds to 1.3.
To get (1.5:1) it looks like you are leaving the (1.3:1) expressed as (2:1.5), and then comparing the 1.5 Solid Fuel from one ratio to 1 Solid Fuel from the other ratio. But that doesn't make sense, you can't ratio Solid Fuel to Solid Fuel.
Thank you. Seemed I got lost at some point, as I've written " = 2 Heavy Oil : 1,5 Solid Fuel" ... Tamanous (talk) 17:29, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

When to use solid fuel as fuel

Is this entire section needed? It starts with an explanation why one should not bother with changing the infrastructure from coal to solid fuel, but then it basically says "well, as of 0.15 you can, because oil liquefaction. carry on." I understand why it was needed when 0.15 was published, but now?

The finishing sentence regarding megajules could be just merged into the first section on the page.

--Fazzah (talk) 22:25, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Besides the issues you listed, that section was also an opinion, which we don't allow on the wiki. I have removed the section and added the finishing sentence to the first section like you suggested. -- Bilka (talk) - Admin 07:42, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks for prompt reply --Fazzah (talk) 11:14, 4 August 2018 (UTC)