Posts by V453000

Friday Facts #305 - The Oil Changes

Posted by Rseding, V453000 on 2019-07-26

Mod GUIs have been an interesting part of Factorio modding since I started working at Wube. They allow scenarios and mods to add GUIs that look and feel like the base game. When someone new to Factorio modding is introduced to how they function, they almost always have the same questions: Why is mod GUI part of the game...

Friday Facts #304 - Small bugs; Big changes

Posted by Klonan, Sanqui, V453000, Posila, Twinsen on 2019-07-19

Hello, We are down to 28 bugs on the forum. The last bugs are often the ones we have been putting off for a reason, they generally require some more meaningful changes and decisions. That is why this week we have a lot to discuss. G2A update G2A got back to us this Monday, nothing much has happened so I will keep it short. They...

Friday Facts #301 - Crash site: First state

Posted by Ernestas, V453000, Albert, Rseding on 2019-06-28

For many weeks now the GFX department has been focused on preparing replacements for the placeholder graphics of the campaign crash site. The subject as usual is not that easy because we had to first solve the main concept of the crash site. It happens that those new entities belong to the Factorio universe, but they come from a...

Friday Facts #297 - New resource icons

Posted by Twinsen, v453000 on 2019-05-31

A few days ago I was investigating a rather minor bug report related to "Rotational Asymmetry in Belt/Inserter interactions" (aka Inserter was not behaving identically when rotated). This was a classic case of floating point equality comparison. The Inserter would move it's arm and then it would pick up the item if the current...

Friday Facts #283 - Prepare to Launch

Posted by kovarex, Albert, V453000, Bilka, Sanqui on 2019-02-22

We have been playtesting a few days this week. There were some things we had to fix on the fly, but we still were able to play quite a lot, so I would say that it went surprisingly well. We have been able to get 3 multiplayer bases into a late game stage. Tile pollution tweaks As we played 3 different games already, we discovered that...

Friday Facts #279 - Train GUI & Modern Spitter

Posted by kovarex, Albert, Ernestas, V453000 on 2019-01-25

FFF motivation (kovarex) This weeks Friday Facts are a good example of how they serve not only the obvious role ofinforming the community, but also helps us to divide the work into smaller chunks with individual deadlines. As this Friday Facts was scheduled to be about the Train GUI, we had to put special effort into finishing everything...

Friday Facts #275 - 0.17 Science changes

Posted by V453000 & Albert on 2018-12-28

It's the last Friday of 2018, and as such the last Friday Facts before the New year of 2019. We all hope everyone has had a great 2018, and looking forward to a lot more automation fun to come in 2019. Albert has produced a postcard for you all to share to give the year a good send-off. 0.17 Science changes (V453000) ...

Friday Facts #269 - Roadmap update & Transport belt perspective

Posted by kovarex & V453000 on 2018-11-16

A lot of people have been asking recently, when can they expect a new release and when is the game going to be finished. The original plan was to finish everything, and release the final version of Factorio ideally before the end of 2018. This was the plan at the beginning of the year. We worked in our usual way of "it is done when it is done"...

Friday Facts #257 - NPE/Campaign update

Posted by V453000 on 2018-08-24

With most of the team away for Gamescom or vacation, I have the pleasure of writing a Friday Facts for you this week. NPE/Campaign update As you probably know, I've been working on the New Player Experience (NPE, as we call the new demo + tutorial) and the new Campaign. However we don't want to talk about it too in-depth or be too...

Friday Facts #245 - Campaign concept

Posted by V453000 & Abregado on 2018-06-01

Being brought in to create content on a very mature project has been an interesting experience to say the least. One of the first things I did was analyse the features of the game and which kind of player the game currently supports. The obvious thing is that Factorio Freeplay strongly attracts and engages players who enjoy an open-ended...