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Friday Facts #362 - Menu simulation, Spidertron, Ghost building, Confirm button

Posted by kovarex, V453000 on 2020-10-30

In the last FFF, we presented that we now have the capability to show real game simulations in the Tips and tricks. Naturally we asked ourselves what else could we use this new technology for... We've dreamed about this multiple times in the past, but the technical roadblocks didn't make us think too seriously. We'd like the main menu...

Friday Facts #361 - Train stop limit, Tips and tricks

Posted by Klonan on 2020-10-09

Hello, we finished with the regular Friday Facts series, and yet, there is still so much we want to talk about. I want to clarify, that we are not going to release FFF every week, but there are a few of them coming in the near future. 1.1 - The real 1.0 The point of 1.1 isn't to add some new content, the main motivation is to...

Friday Facts #360 - 1.0 is here!

Posted by kovarex, V453000, Factorio team on 2020-08-14

Hello, the atmosphere in the last week was kind of special. We experienced the feeling of the final release being on the horizon many times. And we were shown that it isn't the case time and time again. So it feels very special when it is actually becoming reality. We were trying to be especially careful with any last minute changes to make...

Friday Facts #359 - Crash site: The beginning

Posted by Klonan, V453000 on 2020-08-07

With 1.0 approaching, we want to ensure that the day of the launch goes as smoothly as possible, and shows the game in the best light. Something that would really work against that would be if the update broke a bunch of mods and disgruntled all of our most dedicated players. So we are making efforts to ensure that mods that work in 0.18, will...

Friday Facts #358 - Alien decoratives & Polluted water

Posted by Jitka, Klonan, V453000, posila on 2020-07-31

The COVID pandemic around the globe is making it really hard to plan any event these days, and we were pretty optimistic just a few weeks back. However the situation here is now changing for the worse it seems. The number of positively tested cases of COVID here in Czech has been increasing in relatively high numbers every day for the...

Friday Facts #357 - Nuke

Posted by kovarex, Dominik, V453000 on 2020-07-24

At the time of writing the Friday Facts last week, not all of the planned changes were finished, here is the finalisation, so here we go. Persistent library contents The problem is old. You play a modded game and have your blueprints in the library. Then, you decide to put the mods aside for a reason (to join a MP game, or just try a...

Friday Facts #356 - Blueprint library for real

Posted by kovarex on 2020-07-17

This wall of text is about my personal struggle with Factorio and life, feel free to skip to the next subject if you wish to see the actual Factorio content. Since two years ago, I started to have these problems, it was harder and harder to force myself to work on the game and I didn't enjoy it that much. So I was looking for a way to have a...

Friday Facts #355 - High resolution updates

Posted by V453000, Dom on 2020-07-10

We've been updating, reworking and redesigning many graphics, and the majority of entities have had high resolution for a while now. With 1.0 we're trying to be as "complete" as feasible. Slowdown effect As one of the less used items in the game, the slowdown capsule got kind of forgotten. The slowdown capsule has multiple...

Friday Facts #354 - Launch party and HR power switch

Posted by Klonan, V453000, Dom on 2020-07-03

To celebrate the launch of the game later this summer (only 6 more FFFs to go!), we have decided to throw a party! It is going to be at the same venue as our 1 million sale party (FFF-192). It will take place on Friday the 4th of September, 2020, at Žluté Lázně here in Prague. We are inviting a lot of people to the party, such as other...

Friday Facts #353 - Trailer update

Posted by Klonan, V453000 on 2020-06-26

Earlier this week I received the English proofreadings from Altagram, and overall I integrated over 500 suggestions into the game. Most were small, such as replacing "can't" with "cannot", things like that. It was the exact sort of external scrutiny we really needed, as it showed some areas where we were quite inconsistent. It feels like...