This page is a starting point, but you'll often want more depth.
- Modding FAQ page
- The Modding Help board has a great community and focuses on answering modding questions
- The Official Lua API documentation is a great reference for understanding the Factorio functions and types in the game.
- You can also find inspiration from any of the mod databases listed on the Mods page.
All mods require a license since v0.11. If a mod has no license it is assumed to have a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.
Creating a scenario from a saved game (map)
./bin/prod/factorio --map2scenario mapfoo
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 those files to get a better understanding as to what they are for, or you can read the following pages: