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 Post subject: Factorio
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 17:49 
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This has been mentioned in the Indie games thread, but it really does deserve a thread of its own. Factorio is a game about crashlanding on an alien planet, and having to bootstrap your way from a little guy with a pickaxe through to building mining machines, factories, and eventually a rocket launch silo.

Only, it's so much more than that. Factorio is about building things. Then it's about automating building things. Then it's about automating building the things that build the things. Then it's about doing that at a 10x scale because you need so many more of those things. Then it's about doing it bigger. Or smaller. Or faster. Or prettier. It's about automation taking over your life. It's about daydreaming about throughput capacities of belts of raw iron ore. It's about it being impossible to go to bed because the ratio of inputs to outputs on the 12th factory along isn't quite right so it's not quite as efficient as it possibly could be...

You'll not complete Factorio. It doesn't really have any defined end, so it's not getting into your Finish 52 list. And yes, it's still in beta. Version 0.15 has just released so it's a great time to get into it because all the new stuff to you is also new to everyone else. It's got a massive community of modders, supporters, and just nutters who compete to build the largest/silliest/fastest thing (take a look at r/factorio).

It's £20 on Steam (you'll have to tell Steam that you want to download the beta of 0.15.x in the properties, or you'll get the older currently stable 0.14.x version).

You should get Factorio, so you too can AUTOMATE ALL THE THINGS.

http://www.factorio.com

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 19:11 
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Stupid addictive Factorio.

I was playing until 2.30 last night. Things kept needing fixing!

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Nope. Not going down another rabbit hole, thanks. Minecraft swallowed half a decade of my free time already and I've only just weaned myself off that.


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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Doooo eeeeeetttt

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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This does look as if it might be of interest to me. Maybe I should check it out, just to be certain.

How "Betay" is it?


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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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It's rock solid in terms of reliability etc - it just doesn't have much of an endgame. It's not really a game where the endgame is the point though, much like Minecraft.

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Nope. Not going down another rabbit hole, thanks. Minecraft swallowed half a decade of my free time already and I've only just weaned myself off that.

Luckily I managed to dodge a bullet with Minecraft. Bought it, installed it, literally spent almost an entire weekend on it. Decided that was ridiculous and stopped, never to go back.

You wouldn't catch me playing one game forever with no end game in sight!

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Nope. Not going down another rabbit hole, thanks. Minecraft swallowed half a decade of my free time already and I've only just weaned myself off that.

Luckily I managed to dodge a bullet with Minecraft. Bought it, installed it, literally spent almost an entire weekend on it. Decided that was ridiculous and stopped, never to go back.

You wouldn't catch me playing one game forever with no end game in sight!


I bought Minecraft at the alpha stage on PC in 2010 when there wasn't really much to do in it and barely any documentation, so I never got hooked on it. Probably a good thing considering how addicted to stuff I can get - although usually to games with defined goals.

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Nope. Not going down another rabbit hole, thanks. Minecraft swallowed half a decade of my free time already and I've only just weaned myself off that.

Luckily I managed to dodge a bullet with Minecraft. Bought it, installed it, literally spent almost an entire weekend on it. Decided that was ridiculous and stopped, never to go back.

You wouldn't catch me playing one game forever with no end game in sight!

Beep beep!

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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GOG.com have it for 15 quids, but you don't get any DRM with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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This might just be the most addictive game I've ever played.

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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This might just be the most addictive game I've ever played.

It's probably a very good job i don't have steam then.

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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No need for steam! Direct download straight off the Factorio website. HTH.

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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No need for steam! Direct download straight off the Factorio website. HTH.

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Come join our talk of belts and insertion.

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Come join our talk of belts and insertion.


And the vigorous pumping of various oils.

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Toot toot!

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Families will be automated.

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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OK, so I'm not good at this. It took we a while to twig the whole "different sides of the conveyor" thing, my electricity pylons look like they been laid out by someone with the shakes, and my whole factory is filled with odd little ad hoc systems that smush up against each other. But it's fascinating!


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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Power ain't pretty.

There's loads of little tricks you get used to regarding belt siding, and how to put/pull things on a particular side, filter a double belt to a single side, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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DavPaz wrote:
Nope. Not going down another rabbit hole, thanks. Minecraft swallowed half a decade of my free time already and I've only just weaned myself off that.

Luckily I managed to dodge a bullet with Minecraft. Bought it, installed it, literally spent almost an entire weekend on it. Decided that was ridiculous and stopped, never to go back.

You wouldn't catch me playing one game forever with no end game in sight!


I bought Minecraft at the alpha stage on PC in 2010 when there wasn't really much to do in it and barely any documentation, so I never got hooked on it. Probably a good thing considering how addicted to stuff I can get - although usually to games with defined goals.


Following this post last week, I thought I'd dig out my account and see if it was still valid. After a bit of faffing around migrating to a Mojang account, I'm still able to play the PC version and there was a free code to redeem for the Windows 10 App, which is nice of them. After loading up the app, I still have no clue what to do, and I'll probably never go back to it, but it's the thought that counts :)

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Catastrophically back on my bullshit.


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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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And still only half the cheevos!

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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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I still suck sooooo bad at this, but I've worked out that half my issues at least are not giving myself enough space to do things in. I've tried to avoid spoilers regarding the best layouts ( apart from having to look up how splitters work ) and so I doubt my patented "Ingredients Carousel" set up, or the famed "Long String O' Smelters" are the most efficient. It does seem as if you can "complete" it now, but I'm SO far from that it may as well not exist.


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I still suck sooooo bad at this, but I've worked out that half my issues at least are not giving myself enough space to do things in.
This is the source of much evil in Factorio. However much room you think you need, double it. No that's still too small.

Of course, for any given factory design maxim, you can find dozens of posters on Reddit who are deliberately breaking it and still having fun. The game isn't at all prescriptive. There is no right way.

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I've tried to avoid spoilers regarding the best layouts ( apart from having to look up how splitters work ) and so I doubt my patented "Ingredients Carousel" set up,
If I understand you correctly, this is a moderately common design pattern, often called "sushi belts".

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And still only half the cheevos!

Some of them are fucking mental. Like "lazy bastard": https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... 1090708169


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 Post subject: Re: Factorio
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Factorio is probably in my top five games of all time. I can't claim it has broad appeal, and it's really hard to talk about because there's basically nothing like it, but man: if this kind of thing is your bag, it's gonna coil around your brainstem and never let go.


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