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Prototype definitions » PrototypeBase » Prototype/Entity » Prototype/EntityWithHealth » Prototype/EntityWithOwner » Prototype/CraftingMachine

The abstract basis of the assembling machines and furnaces. Contains the properties that both of them have.

Note that a crafting machine cannot be rotated unless it has at least one of the following: a fluid box, a heat energy source, a fluid energy source, or a non-square collision box. Crafting machines with non-square collision boxes can only be rotated before placement, not after.

Prototype/CraftingMachine — abstract
crafting_categories::table of strings
allowed_effects::EffectTypeLimitation (optional)
always_draw_idle_animation::bool (optional)
animation::Animation4Way (optional)
base_productivity::float (optional)
default_recipe_tint::table of Color (optional)
draw_entity_info_icon_background::bool (optional)
entity_info_icon_shift::vector (optional)
fluid_boxes::table of FluidBox (optional)
idle_animation::Animation4Way (optional)
match_animation_speed_to_activity::bool (optional)
module_specification::ModuleSpecification (optional)
return_ingredients_on_change::bool (optional)
scale_entity_info_icon::bool (optional)
shift_animation_transition_duration::uint16 (optional)
shift_animation_waypoint_stop_duration::uint16 (optional)
shift_animation_waypoints::table of table (array) of vector (optional)
show_recipe_icon::bool (optional)
show_recipe_icon_on_map::bool (optional)
status_colors::table of Color (optional)
working_visualisations::table of WorkingVisualisation (optional)
Inherited from Prototype/EntityWithOwner
allow_run_time_change_of_is_military_target::bool (optional)
is_military_target::bool (optional)
Inherited from Prototype/EntityWithHealth
alert_when_damaged::bool (optional)
attack_reaction::AttackReaction (optional)
corpse::string or table of strings (optional)
create_ghost_on_death::bool (optional)
damaged_trigger_effect::TriggerEffect (optional)
dying_explosion::ExplosionDefinition or table of ExplosionDefinition (optional)
dying_trigger_effect::TriggerEffect (optional)
healing_per_tick::float (optional)
hide_resistances::bool (optional)
integration_patch::Sprite4Way (optional)
integration_patch_render_layer::RenderLayer (optional)
loot::Loot (optional)
max_health::float (optional)
random_corpse_variation::bool (optional)
repair_sound::Sound (optional)
repair_speed_modifier::float (optional)
resistances::Resistances (optional)
Inherited from Prototype/Entity
icons, icon, icon_size (IconSpecification)::IconSpecification
additional_pastable_entities::table of string (optional)
alert_icon_scale::float (optional)
alert_icon_shift::vector (optional)
allow_copy_paste::bool (optional)
autoplace::AutoplaceSpecification (optional)
build_base_evolution_requirement::double (optional)
build_grid_size::uint8 (optional)
build_sound::Sound (optional)
close_sound::Sound (optional)
collision_box::BoundingBox (optional)
collision_mask::CollisionMask (optional)
created_effect::Trigger (optional)
created_smoke::CreateTrivialSmokeEffectItem (optional)
drawing_box::BoundingBox (optional)
emissions_per_second::double (optional)
enemy_map_color::Color (optional)
fast_replaceable_group::string (optional)
flags::EntityPrototypeFlags (optional)
friendly_map_color::Color (optional)
hit_visualization_box::BoundingBox (optional)
map_color::Color (optional)
map_generator_bounding_box::BoundingBox (optional)
minable::MinableProperties (optional)
mined_sound::Sound (optional)
mining_sound::Sound (optional)
next_upgrade::string (optional)
open_sound::Sound (optional)
placeable_by::ItemToPlace or table of ItemToPlace (optional)
protected_from_tile_building::bool (optional)
radius_visualisation_specification::RadiusVisualisationSpecification (optional)
remains_when_mined::string or table of string (optional)
remove_decoratives::string (optional)
rotated_sound::Sound (optional)
selectable_in_game::bool (optional)
selection_box::BoundingBox (optional)
selection_priority::uint8 (optional)
shooting_cursor_size::double (optional)
sticker_box::BoundingBox (optional)
subgroup::string (optional)
tile_height::uint32 (optional)
tile_width::uint32 (optional)
trigger_target_mask::TriggerTargetMask (optional)
vehicle_impact_sound::Sound (optional)
water_reflection::WaterReflectionDefinition (optional)
working_sound::WorkingSound (optional)
Inherited from PrototypeBase
localised_description::LocalisedString (optional)
localised_name::LocalisedString (optional)
order::Order (optional)


Mandatory properties

This prototype inherits all the properties from Prototype/EntityWithOwner.


Type: Energy
Sets how much energy this machine uses while crafting. Energy usage has to be positive.


Type: double
How fast this crafting machine can craft. 1 means that for example a 1 second long recipe take 1 second to craft. 0.5 means it takes 2 seconds, and 2 means it takes 0.5 seconds.

Crafting speed has to be positive.


Type: table of strings
A list of recipe categories this crafting machine can use.


crafting_categories = {"crafting", "smelting"}


Type: EnergySource
Defines how the crafting machine is powered.

When using an electric energy source and drain is not specified, it will be set to energy_usage ÷ 30 automatically.

Optional properties


Type: table of FluidBox
Can have off_when_no_fluid_recipe key that has a bool value. off_when_no_fluid_recipe defaults to false. off_when_no_fluid_recipe is ignored by Prototype/Furnaces and considered to always be false.

If a crafting machine has fluid boxes and off_when_no_fluid_recipe is true, the crafting machine can only be rotated when a recipe consuming or producing fluid is set, or it has one of the other properties listed at the top of the page.

fluid_boxes =
        production_type = "input",
        pipe_picture = assembler2pipepictures(),
        pipe_covers = pipecoverspictures(),
        base_area = 10,
        base_level = -1,
        pipe_connections = {{ type="input", position = {0, -2} }},
        secondary_draw_orders = { north = -1 }
        production_type = "output",
        pipe_picture = assembler2pipepictures(),
        pipe_covers = pipecoverspictures(),
        base_area = 10,
        base_level = 1,
        pipe_connections = {{ type="output", position = {0, 2} }},
        secondary_draw_orders = { north = -1 }
      off_when_no_fluid_recipe = true


Type: EffectTypeLimitation
Default: No effects are allowed
Sets the module effects that are allowed to be used on this machine.

Note: If the time to complete a recipe is shorter than one tick, only one craft can be completed per tick, but productivity bonus is applied to the non-limited completable work. For a simple example, if a recipe were to take half a tick, only one recipe would be completed, but twice the productivity bonus would occur. The surplus production from productivity is not limited to one craft per tick.


Type: bool
Default: false
Whether the "alt-mode icon" should be scaled to the size of the machine.


Type: bool
Default: true
Whether the "alt-mode icon" should be drawn at all.


Type: bool
Default: true
Controls whether the ingredients of an in-progress recipe are destroyed when mining the machine/changing the recipe. If set to true, the ingredients do not get destroyed. This affects only the ingredients of the recipe that is currently in progress, so those that visually have already been consumed while their resulting product has not yet been produced.


Type: Animation4Way
The animation played when crafting. When the crafting machine is idle, the animation will be paused.

When a crafting machine cannot be rotated, only the north rotation of the animation will be used.

The animation_speed of the animation is divided by 2 by the game. For example, the default animation speed of 1 means one animation frame per 2 ticks (30 fps) instead of the usual 60 fps.


Type: Animation4Way
Idle animation must have the same frame count as animation. It is used for drawing the machine in the idle state. The animation is frozen on a single frame when the machine is idle.
This is an animation and not just sprite to make it possible for idle state and working state to match their visuals when the machine switches from one state to another.

When a crafting machine cannot be rotated, only the north rotation of the idle animation will be used.

The animation_speed of the animation is divided by 2 by the game. For example, the default animation speed of 1 means one animation frame per 2 ticks (30 fps) instead of the usual 60 fps.


Type: bool
Default: false
Only loaded if idle_animation is present.


Type: table of Color

default_recipe_tint = { primary = {r=1,g=1,b=1,a=1}, secondary = {r=1,g=1,b=1,a=1}, tertiary = {r=1,g=1,b=1,a=1}, quaternary = {r=1,g=1,b=1,a=1}}

Each key/value pair is optional and defaults to the above value.


Type: table of table (array) of vector
Table with the following optional key/value pairs:

Only loaded if one of shift_animation_waypoint_stop_duration or shift_animation_transition_duration is not 0.


Type: uint16
Default: 0
Only loaded if shift_animation_waypoints is present.


Type: uint16
Default: 0
Only loaded if shift_animation_waypoints is present.


Type: table of Color
Table with the following optional key/value pairs:

  • idle - Color - Default: White
  • no_minable_resources - Color - Default: idle
  • full_output - Color - Default: idle
  • insufficient_input - Color - Default: idle
  • disabled - Color - Default: idle
  • no_power - Color - Default: No color
  • working - Color - Default: White
  • low_power - Color - Default: working

Used by Types/WorkingVisualisation#apply_tint.


Type: vector
Default: {0, -0.3} for Prototype/AssemblingMachine and {0, -0.1} for Prototype/Furnace
Shift of the "alt-mode icon" relative to the machine's center.


Type: bool
Default: true
Whether the "alt-mode icon" should have a black background.


Type: bool
Default: true
Whether the speed of the animation and working visualization should be based on the machine's speed (boosted or slowed by modules).


Type: bool
Default: true
Whether the recipe icon should be shown on the map.


Type: float
Default: 0
Productivity bonus that this machine always has.


Type: ModuleSpecification
The number of module slots in this machine, and their icon positions.

module_specification = {
  module_info_icon_shift = {
  module_slots = 2


Type: table of WorkingVisualisation
Used to display different animations when the machine is running, for example tinted based on the current recipe.

The animation_speed of the animations is divided by 2 by the game. For example, the default animation speed of 1 means one animation frame per 2 ticks (30 fps) instead of the usual 60 fps.