Uh Oh, Factorio

So yeah, Factorio stole my Columbus Day weekend.

I place all blame on ~audiodude, who knowingly, willfully, and intentionally set up and promoted a tilde.club-specific server last week. Fortunately, it’s only up on the weekends. (Unfortunately, Factorio does have a single player mode…)

Shortly after launch, ~audiodude, ~benharri, and I had set up a basic factory and were having a grand old time optimizing and expanding it. I took down some quotes for your enjoyment.

Regarding time investment:

It’s just time.

Start over!

No, that’s too easy.

Soonish, like in the next couple hours.

Alright, we’re gonna have to move everything over one column.

Regarding design and engineering:

If you’re not writing bugs, you’re not writing code.

I think it’s very close to being cool.

New and improved belt machine! Now with belts!

I’m just gonna double this up, then.

I learned that one from a YouTube video.


You’re an arborcidal maniac.

Basically, steel ore is iron plates.

Smelt, smelt, smelt, smelt!

I just built a car!

I am gonna split a brick.

Also, I elected to record two or so hours of solo play on the server and compress it into a timelapse. I took one frame every ten seconds, and the result is played at four frames per second. You can find that here. (Caution: ~200 MB)

Update: I’ve removed the above file since it’s larger than Github’s 25 MB file size limit. Plus, it severely inflating the size of this directory on my server.

Joking aside, Factorio is tons of fun, and even moreso with like-minded companions. We welcome any tildezens who may wish to play with us. Also, check out the wiki.