Factorio is a game about building and creating automated factories to produce items of increasing complexity, within an infinite 2D world. Use your imagination to design your factory, combine simple elements into ingenious structures, and finally protect it from the creatures who don't really like you.
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Why Early Access?

“We have been working on Factorio for over 5 years. The game is very stable and is highly optimised for prolonged gameplay and creating huge factories. We have sold over 110,000 copies on our website, and we feel now is the right time to release to a wider audience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our plans for release come as part of an ongoing process, and we are constantly adding new features and content. When we feel the game is complete we will release the full version, and our current estimate is that this will take 8-12 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In the full version we hope to have a polished GUI, a multiplayer matching server, integration of mods for players and servers, and a number of other finishing touches and additions to the core gameplay.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game has a very strong content base, rich with interesting mechanics and features. Many players report they are still having fun on their maps even after hundreds of hours of gameplay, alongside multiplayer support, and a dedicated modding community.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may be increased upon release from early access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community is a vital part of our development process. We announce any planned features far in advance so we have time to read peoples' opinions and comments, and for us to discuss the different points of view players may have. Community suggested ideas are commonly brought up in team discussions, and we value highly the input each individual player can have.”
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19 February

Factorio 0.16.25 released

Changes
  • Inserters and belt sideloading can now squash item on belt even when the gap isn't big enough. The squashed gap is extended to normal size once the front of the belt starts to move again. This means, that inserter rows and side loading can produce fully compressed belts without the usage of splitters.
Minor Features
  • Improved behavior of mode switches in deconstruction planner. more
Bugfixes
  • Fixed crash when train was leaving station that was disabled by circuit network or destroyed. more
  • Fixed search box losing focus inconveniently in mods gui. more
  • Fixed client crash when server exits while player has the save game dialog open. more
  • Removing components of a blueprint no longer resizes the window. more
  • Fixed performance issue when running out of storage while big deconstruction is in progress.
  • Fixed scrollbar buttons that would ignore mouse up event. more
  • Fixed that after changing some control settings, the quickbar wouldn't react to them until the game was reloaded. more
Scripting
  • Added LuaControl::is_player()

You can get experimental releases by selecting the 'experimental' beta branch under Factorio's properties in Steam.
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16 February

Friday Facts #230 - Engine modernisation

Hello, on Thursday we received a belated Christmas package from our friends over at Steam:



They definitely won't be lasting long :-).
Getting rid of Allegro
As you may know, one of the foundational blocks of the Factorio engine is Allegro. In fact, it has been part of the game since the very first commit! It is a library for handling all sorts of platform interaction, like creating windows, sound playback, handling input, and graphics rendering. Over the course of the last 5 years, we have hacked a lot of custom enhancements and optimizations into Allegro.

Since it is a library with a long history, Allegro copes with a lot of legacy hardware that we don't really have to worry about, which makes it hard to expand and build upon. We also have to deal with a lot of technical issues and driver problems due to the old graphics API that Allegro uses (DirectX 9 & OpenGL 1.2). This has ultimately become a real issue for us and we decided it was time to part with it. The plan is replace the graphics engine with our own code, and leave window management, event handling, and input, to SDL.

We hope that using SDL will result in fewer technical issues, better support for multiple platforms, and greater overall stability. Further down the line we can also explore supporting different input methods, such as gamepads and touch-interfaces.

Graphics engine rewrite
Allegro has sneaked it's way into a huge portion of our codebase, so for the past few months, I have been removing Allegro from as many places as I could, and I've replaced some of its functionality with our own code. I've managed to reduce the number of places we call into Allegro by roughly 50%, and now has come the time to start working on the graphics engine.

So a month ago, HanziQ and I have started on a long and painful journey of replacing the Allegro rendering completely. There is not really a better way to do this than to just rip the band-aid off, so we removed all Allegro rendering and started writing our own from scratch. We are using OpenGL 3.2 for now, but DirectX 11 support is definitely coming before we release it.

We are obviously very good at it and encountered no problems whatsoever.



The whole process was smooth sailing from the get-go.



In fact, it was so easy, that we even had time to unwind with some controlled substances.



Right now, we've got the game back to rendering almost everything properly, and within a few weeks it should be just the same as the Allegro rendering. From this we can start building out our own feature set designed around what we need, and do more advanced work. For instance, DirectX 11 allows us to use a new shader model which has a higher instruction count limit, which will let us do more complex and interesting things with shaders. The more modern API's also have much better developer tools for diagnostics and debugging.

There are a lot of other possibilities moving forward with our own rendering engine, and it is a good step towards the long term viability of the 'Factorio engine'.

T-shirt shop re-opens
Jitka has arrived back from her vacation this week, so we have now re-opened the t-shirt shop. Orders will be sent out every Wednesday as before.

As always, let us know what you think on our forum.
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About This Game

Factorio is a game in which you build and maintain factories. You will be mining resources, researching technologies, building infrastructure, automating production and fighting enemies. In the beginning you will find yourself chopping trees, mining ores and crafting mechanical arms and transport belts by hand, but in short time you can become an industrial powerhouse, with huge solar fields, oil refining and cracking, manufacture and deployment of construction and logistic robots, all for your resource needs. However this heavy exploitation of the planet's resources does not sit nicely with the locals, so you will have to be prepared to defend yourself and your machine empire.

Join forces with other players in cooperative Multiplayer, create huge factories, collaborate and delegate tasks between you and your friends. Add mods to increase your enjoyment, from small tweak and helper mods to complete game overhauls, Factorio's ground-up Modding support has allowed content creators from around the world to design interesting and innovative features. While the core gameplay is in the form of the freeplay scenario, there are a range of interesting challenges in the form of Scenarios. If you don't find any maps or scenarios you enjoy, you can create your own with the in-game Map Editor, place down entities, enemies, and terrain in any way you like, and even add your own custom script to make for interesting gameplay.

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What people say about Factorio


  • No other game in the history of gaming handles the logistics side of management simulator so perfectly. - Reddit
  • I see conveyor belts when I close my eyes. I may have been binging Factorio lately. - Notch, Mojang
  • Factorio is a super duper awesome game where we use conveyor belts to shoot aliens. - Zisteau, Youtube

System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Dual core 3Ghz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Low sprite resolution and Low VRAM usage.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8, 7 (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Quad core 3Ghz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS High Sierra, Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks
    • Processor: Dual core 3Ghz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Low sprite resolution and Low VRAM usage
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS High Sierra, Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks
    • Processor: Quad core 3GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux (tarball installation)
    • Processor: Dual core 3Ghz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Low sprite resolution and Low VRAM usage
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux (tarball installation)
    • Processor: Quad core 3GHz+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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