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Mod portal API

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The Mod Portal API is used to both browse and download all mods available on the official Factorio mod portal. Using the API does not require any kind of authentication or account information and can be viewed simply by following the URLs below in any web browser.

https://mods.factorio.com/api/mods

More detailed information about a particular mod can be obtained by retrieving the following URL, where {name} is the mod's name field in the result object.

https://mods.factorio.com/api/mods/{name}

To get even more information about a mod, you can use the following URL.

https://mods.factorio.com/api/mods/{name}/full

Endpoints

/api/mods

GET Parameters:

Key Values Description
page {an integer} Page number you would like to show. Makes it so you can see a certain part of the list without getting detail on all
page_size {an integer or 'max'} The amount of results to show in your search
namelist {array of strings} Return only mods that match the given names.


Returns #Mod List Response

/api/mods/{mod_name}

Return short information of a specific mod.

See #Result Entry, "Short" column.

/api/mods/{mod_name}/full

Returns more information of a mod.

See #Result Entry, "Full" column.

JSON Object Types

Mod List Response

Key Type Description
pagination Pagination See #Pagination
results Result[] A list of mods, matching any filters you specified.

Pagination

Key Type Description
count Integer Total number of mods that match your specified filters.
links Links Utility links to mod portal api requests, preserving all filters and search queries.
page Integer The current page number.
page_count Integer The total number of pages returned.
page_size Integer The number of results per page.

Pagination Links

Key Type Description
first String(URL) URL to the first page of the results, or null if you're already on the first page.
prev String(URL) URL to the previous page of the results, or null if you're already on the first page.
next String(URL) URL to the next page of the results, or null if you're already on the last page.
last String(URL) URL to the last page of the results, or null if you're already on the last page.

Result Entry

Fields returned by the api/mods endpoint are marked with a check (✓) in the "api/mods endpoint" column, those returned by the api/mods/{name} endpoint are marked with a check in the "Short" column and those returned by the api/mods/{name}/full endpoint are marked in the "Full" column.

Key Type api/mods endpoint Short Full Description
downloads_count Integer Number of downloads.
latest_release Release The latest version of the mod available for download. See #Releases
name String The mod's machine-readable ID string.
owner String The Factorio username of the mod's author.
releases Release[] A list of different versions of the mod available for download. See #Releases
summary String A shorter mod description.
title String The mod's human-readable name.
changelog String A string describing the recent changes to a mod
created_at String(ISO 8601) ISO 6501 for when the mod was created.
description String A longer description of the mod, in text only format.
github_path String A link to the mod's github project page, just prepend "github.com/". Can be blank ("").
homepage String Usually a URL to the mod's main project page, but can be any string.
tag Tag[] A list of tag objects that categorize the mod. See #Tags.

Releases

Only difference here between the api/mods/{name} endpoint and the api/mods/{name}/full endpoint is that the full one includes an array of dependencies in the info_json object.

Key Type Description
download_url String Path to download for a mod. starts with "/download" and does not include a full url. See #Downloading Mods
file_name String The file name of the release. Always seems to follow the pattern "{name}_{version}.zip"
info_json Object A copy of the mod's info.json file, only contains factorio_version in short version, also contains an array of dependencies in full version
released_at String(ISO 8601) ISO 6501 for when the mod was released.
version String The version string of this mod release. Used to determine dependencies.
sha1 String The sha1 key for the file

Tags

Key Type Description
id Integer A numerical ID unique to this tag.
name String An all lower-case string used to identify this tag internally.
title String The tag's human-readable tag name.
description String A short description for the tag.
type String

Currently, there are only a fixed number of tags available, these include:

id type name title description
1 t general General Mods that cannot be sorted into other categories
2 t non-game-changing Non-Game-Changing Changes only look&feel. New graphics, new sounds, ... such things.
3 t helper-mods Helper Mods These mods are not game-changing, but enhance the gameplay by helping you with useful functions. Mods like showing the current game-time, keep track over your resources, rail-laying...
6 t big-mods Big Mods Too big and/or changes too much of the game to be fit anywhere else
12 t transportation Transportation Player transport
13 t logistics Logistics Transport of materials
14 t utility Utility Helps with certain things the player is doing.
15 t balancing Balancing Makes the game much more fair
17 t enemies Enemies Adds more enemies for more challange
16 t weapons Weapons Adds more weapons to annihilate the enemy
18 t armor Armor Armors or armor equipment related.
19 t oil Oil Things related to oil related manufacture
20 t logistics-network Logistics Network Related to roboports and logistic robots
21 t storage Storage Allows more ways to be able to store items
22 t power-production Power Production Allows more ways to create mass amounts of energy
23 t manufacture Manufacture Furnaces, assembling machines, production chains
24 t blueprints Blueprints
25 t cheats Cheats Well, they let you cheat
26 t defense Defense Mods that add the ability to protect your base more
27 t mining Mining Mods that provide better or new ways of mining resources
28 t info Info Mods that provide additional information to the player
29 t trains Trains Related to trains


Error

Key Type Description
detail String

Downloading Mods

You can get the full url by appending the download_url to mods.factorio.com, but if you're not authenticated, you will be redirected to mods.factorio.com/login. Logging in to that would give you access to the file. Fortunately, there's a better way to do this. Simply adding username and token parameters to the download url will prevent the redirecting and let you download the file immediately. The token can be acquired from a json file called "player-data.json", located in the User Data directory (see Application_directory#User_data_directory). You can also get the token by using the Web Authentication API.

Example usage: https://mods.factorio.com/{download_url}?username={username}&token={token}