Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yet another game in alpha?
    Yes. However Factorio has a LOT of content already and is reportedly very stable and optimized. Many people have spent tens / hundreds of hours in it already.
  • When will the game be finished?
    We aim for the 1.0 version in summer 2018. However this date might shift as we continually improve the game.
  • Does the 1.0 release mean end of the development?
    That is hard to say now. One option is to continue in 'Minecraft style'. Another option is that we would work on datadisc for instance.
  • How do I buy this game then?
    You can get it from our Purchase page, Steam Early Access, GOG.com or Humble Store.
  • If I buy / bought the game at your Purchase page will I be able to get a Steam key?
    Yes, that is possible. After you have bought the game you can connect it to your Steam account at your profile/settings page and then have your Steam key emailed to you. The linking to the Steam account is an anti-fraud mechanism. However this free steam key only applies to purchases made directly on our webpage, any purchases from 3rd party retailers are not eligible for a steam key.
  • I bought the game via Steam, can I get the Factorio login for that as well?
    Yes, it is possible. In game you will have the option to register an account on our webpage. You can also create a free account at factorio.com and then head to your profile/settings page where you will find directions on how to link it to your Steam account. It is strongly recommended to create the account with the same username you have on Steam already.
  • I came across problems while buying the game, what to do?
    We are sorry for your troubles. Check out our Troubleshooting & Help page.
  • Why should I bother with alpha / early access game and not just wait for the 1.0 release?
    You get to see how the game evolves and improves over time. Also the price might go up with 1.0 release.
  • Are you planning to participate in Steam sales or Bundles?
    No.
  • What are the minimal PC requirements?
    4GB RAM, 512MB dedicated video memory, Dual core 3GHz+ processor, 1280x720 screen resolution, 1GB of disk space.
    You also require a 64-bit operating system.
  • What are the recommended PC requirements?
    8GB RAM, 2GB dedicated video memory, Quad core 3GHz+ processor.
  • What are the supported operating systems?
    Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista.
    macOS El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion.
    Linux (tarball installation).
  • Is there support for running the game on server without graphics card ("headless server")?
    Yes. For Linux servers there is a free lightweight dedicated headless server package. You can get it from the headless download page.
    For Windows servers the normal Windows game package from the download page can be used as a headless server.
    Run Factorio.exe --help for more details.
  • I'm a Youtuber/streamer. Can I make videos about Factorio?
    Of course you can. Check out our Press page for more details.
  • I found a bug / have a problem with the game. Where to report it?
    We are sorry for the inconvenience. Check out our Troubleshooting & Help page for what to do.
  • What is the multiplayer status?
    The game has a very robust multiplayer system, allowing over 250 players in a single game. We are continually working on improving the Multiplayer, and we currently support a matching server allowing people to publish their servers and list other running games.
  • How about modding?
    Factorio has a strong support for modding. Checkout our wiki or forums on how to get started with mods. We also have an online and in-game integrated mod portal.