In-game method: In Factorio’s main menu, click Mods and navigate to the Install tab. Here you can see an enormous list of all possible downloadable mods from the mod portal. Once you’ve found the mod you want to use (you can use the search function to help with this), simply select the mod, click Install, and then once the installation is finished you should click Confirm to restart the game with the new mod running. Website method: Head to Factorio’s online mod portal and find the page of the mod you want to use. Click Download, and wait for the zip folder to finish downloading. Then, navigate to your mods folder on your PC (usually found under C:/Users/[Your Name]/AppData/Roaming/Factorio – if it isn’t here then create a folder called “mods”), and place the zip folder inside. Then run Factorio. With each mod featured below, I’ve added a link to its page on the mod portal so you can immediately download the zip folder for the website … [Read more...] about The 10 best Factorio mods for 1.0
How to make game mods
In late 2010 I was running on an outdated Core 2 Duo and an equally outdated graphics card, and a friend offered me an exciting GPU upgrade: a GTX 260 Core 216. Now this card was already outdated, but it was a lot better than what I already had, and on a hand-me-down budget. But when I went to install it, I discovered a problem: my power supply didn't have the necessary power cables to run it. After a trip to Fry's and a new case and PSU, I was up and running, but that halfway upgrade got me itching for something more substantial. So in 2011 I spent real money to buy the brand new i5-2500K, a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, and a 128GB SSD boot drive, a PC that lasted me a good five years (with more GPU upgrades along the way, of course). … [Read more...] about Did you ever upgrade, build, or buy a PC just so you could play one particular game?
With the mod installed, Portal feels immediately weird. You don't get the voice of GLaDOS greeting you as you wake up and begin playing: The Aperture Science facility is quiet and dark, almost like everyone's gone home for the day. It's honestly extremely weird to be solving those first few puzzles in relative silence. It feels like you're not supposed to be there at all. … [Read more...] about This mod turns the original Portal into a psychological horror
And with that, we’ve illustrated all the most useful Factorio console commands that we’ve found. Hopefully you found the above list useful. It might also be worth checking below for any other Factorio guides that take your fancy. … [Read more...] about Factorio console commands guide: world editor, game speed, god mode, and more
As always when embarking on a medium-to-large project, I’ll start by plopping down a blueprint. This blueprint is a smelting module with 48 stone furnaces (the exact number you need to smelt a full yellow belt of iron plates). There’s also a load of belts, splitters, underground belts, poles, and – the most expensive aspect of this module – 48 fast inserters and 48 long-handed inserters. Notice that there are two belt inputs for this module. They are interchangeable, but one must be for Iron Ore (to smelt), and the other for Coal (to fuel the furnaces). Make sure you orient the module so that those inputs are pointing in the general direction of those ore patches, making it easy to hook them up with belts. You can construct those 96 inserters manually (it’ll take about 7 minutes), or, if you want to be truly Factorian about it, you can construct a little module to help speed up this process. I didn’t actually do this at the time in my world, I just … [Read more...] about Factorio early game walkthrough [1.0]: how to ace your first hour