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Modding

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'Diagram of entities' (objects on the map) class inheritance structure generated by doxygen. Taken From Friday Facts #18 http://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-18

Modding is one of Factorios greatest features.

Getting started

A good overview is the list of mods or the Factorio forum.

A good starting point is also the modding-Help-Board. The community is always answering to concrete questions. Sometimes within minutes. Or you could try the Modding FAQ page.

Licensing

With v0.11 all mods needs to have a license. If a mod has no license it is assumed to have the a creative commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

See also this forum article.

Creating a scenario from a saved game (map)

An often asked question is how to make a scenario (something which can be edited in the map-editor) from a map: Factorio can convert them (see also this post):

./bin/prod/factorio --map2scenario mapfoo

More about the client parameters

Creating scenarios with the map-editor

Another first step is also making maps with the ingame editor. That stores the map as a scenario, which is just a directory on disk with some files in it. You can look into that files and try to understand, what they are for. Or you can read the following pages:

Overview