Questions tagged [factorio]

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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Is there a simpler way to ensure that two inserters always fire at the same time?

I have built a simple factory that produces construction and logistics robots. However, since these robots get made very quickly (they only take half a second), the bottleneck is currently my ...
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Programming the game of life?

At 2:00 in the official trailer, the narrator explains that you can "even program the game of life, if you like". What does this mean ? Is he referring to a game feature ?
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How can I build on top of lakes?

My factory is doing great, except for a large lake right in the middle of it. Is there any way to fill the lake in to reclaim the space it takes up? Or do my conveyors need to detour around it?
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How do I change type and graphics for the raw-fish?

Factorio uses Lua to mod, and I had a question about it. I'm trying to override raw-fish so it changes the type and graphics, but I can't find anything online on how to do it. When I try loading the ...
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How many people can play multiplayer factorio together?

I played factorio with friends yesterday, we were able to play with 5 people together in the same map very consistently, but the sixth player kept timeouting and making the other players lag. We're ...
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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 hotkey to leave place building mode?

In Factorio after you create a structure you can place it from your inventory into the world. But if you have more than one and you only want to place one then you have to go back to the regular ...
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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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How can I encourage alien expansions?

I made a map intended purely as a sandbox for designing factory layouts, with peaceful mode, rich deposits, and water only in starting area. Apparently I also chose (or effectively chose) to have ...
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Why do explosive rockets claim to do less damage?

According to the in-game stats and all the wikis I've found, the two types of rockets are: Rocket Damage: 60 Explosion Explosive rocket Damage: 40 Explosion Why would I want to research ...
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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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How can I save an item to a hotkey?

I remember seeing this in one of the tips you get when you start a game, but I can't find it again. You're supposed to be able to "save" an item to a hotkey, so that no other items get placed there, ...
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How many missions/levels are available in campaign mode?

I have played the 'tutorial' mission and it was quite fun! I bought the game and started the next mission (campaign mode). I'm at level 2 now and wonder how many levels exist in the current Version(0....
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How on earth (or whatever planet it is) do I win, or even survive, on level 3?

At the beginning of level three, I am dropped in an area with no resources and told to defeat a large biter nest with just what I can create with my starting resources. I can't figure out how this is ...
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How do I create tier 3 science packs in Factorio?

There was a research item to allow you to craft Tier 2 Science Packs, but there doesn't seem to be any research to enable the tier 3 science packs and some of the research items now require them.

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