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A real time strategy game first seen in 2012 that revolves around preparing a new planet for colonization. The game is currently available on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Use this tag for any version of the game.

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How can I convince my logistic robots to maintain depots for goods I request for myself?

My base has grown quite large and I spend a lot of time keeping the surrounding free of annoying tree-hugging eco-terrorist hippies alien scum. I covered my whole base with a logistics network and ...
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Why does this steam engine fail to run?

A major update for Factorio was released the other day (version 0.15). One of the many changes included a change to how the boiler looks. Boilers now take up a lot more space than before, and also ...
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Can you control what ore a drill harvests when it's placed over multiple ores?

I'm trying to harvest the maximum amount of uranium possible from a small patch. Unfortunately, there is a bordering coal patch nearby as well, and two of my electric mining drills are within range ...
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Is there a trashcan function?

I am struggling at times with vastly too much of a specific type, such as coal in storage, during free play and missions. Is there a trash function or disposal method built in without mods that can be ...
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Is there a limit to the number of wagons a locomotive can lead?

Is there a limit to the number of wagons a locomotive can lead? If so what's this number? Is there a way to circumvent it?
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Is there a way to remove a lot of trees efficiently?

My base is in a pretty forested area and I have to cut down trees before I build pretty much everything. Is there something I can research or build or whatever that will allow me to get rid of a lot ...
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What makes aliens stronger?

What exactly makes aliens stronger? Is it based on the in-game time, the technologies, the overall pollution or other factors I didn't mention?
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Is there a way to specify inputs and outputs for structures?

If you look at the screenshot below, you can see one of my oil refineries. I want to know if it is possible to switch which output say petroleum gas uses. Currently it uses the top right of the ...
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Save Map generator preset

Factorio has a large number of settings in the Map generator. And saved Presets. I'd like to save a preset of my own preferences and it's a feature I do expect. I have searched the Steam folder for ...