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by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #23 - Beltravaganza
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Alt-F4 #23 - Beltravaganza

After a hiatus of two weeks due to a couple of FFF’s hot off the presses, we’re back this week with two articles all about belts. In the first one, Recon419A explores an interesting concept that has belts deliver items in a just-in-time fashion. Then, things get truly nerdy as pocarski takes a deep ...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #22 - Blueprint Rant
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Alt-F4 #22 - Blueprint Rant

For today’s 22nd issue of Alt-F4, Conor_ wanted to share his rather strong opinions on blueprints with us, and why they might prevent you from having the most fun while playing Factorio. We’re sure he’d be happy to hear your take on this, so please feel free to share it in the comments! Continue rea...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #21 - The Ultimate Modding Honour
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Alt-F4 #21 - The Ultimate Modding Honour

This week, we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming with another episode of our favorite series: The Nauvis Archives! stringweasel cracks open the history books once again to look at some old mods, and how they eventually became part of the vanilla experience. At the end, we have a quick po...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #20 - Retrospective 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Alt-F4 #20 - Retrospective 2: Electric Boogaloo

Rounding out the first five months of issues, Alt-F4 #20 brings the second part of our retrospective and look behind the scenes. Nanogamer7 takes us through how the translation process got started and what some of the problems are that came up. But before that, Conor_ presents us with a sort of miss...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #19 - A Retrospective
Replies: 0
Views: 492

Alt-F4 #19 - A Retrospective

This week, in the new year, we wanted to take a look back at the project Therenas started four and a half months ago to fill the void that the absence of the FFF left in all our hearts. We asked the people involved in the process about their specialty, making them write down a bit of history of how ...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #18 - The Road to Clusterio 2.0
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Alt-F4 #18 - The Road to Clusterio 2.0

As the year draws to a close, we picked two mod-related topics for this week’s 18th issue of Alt-F4. First, Hornwitser gives us some insight into the long development progress of Clusterio 2.0 and the challenges that it poses. Then, DedlySpyder talks about their process of developing a simple mod an...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #17 - Interface Design Philosophy
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Alt-F4 #17 - Interface Design Philosophy

For this week’s issue of Alt-F4, Therenas takes a page out of the FFF playbook and talks about the development process of the next big update for his mod Factory Planner, going into his somewhat philosophical thoughts on interface design. Dr_Doof also shares a cosy little Christmas event with us, or...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #16 - Modulating Pure Speed
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Alt-F4 #16 - Modulating Pure Speed

Another week, another issue of Alt-F4! The sixteenth week of this merry series of words to be precise. To celebrate, TheKool continues his Complexity Corner series by asking the five Ws about speed modules. Afterwards, DedlySpyder pontificates on how modding inspiration sometimes comes from unexpect...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #15 - Investigating 1.1
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Alt-F4 #15 - Investigating 1.1

This week, with 1.1 experimental just released, we take a look at two of the things it brings with it. First, Conor_ investigates what the new train stop limit allows him to do in his TSM-based factory. Then, Therenas explores what the multithreading update to belts means, both in theory and in prac...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #14 - Exploring the Infinite
Replies: 6
Views: 1549

Alt-F4 #14 - Exploring the Infinite

This week ironic toblerone takes us on a crazy adventure into space featuring the fantastic Space Exploration mod by Earendel. Suit up and strap in, this is a fun one!

Continue reading: https://alt-f4.blog/ALTF4-14/
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #13 - Megabase Archaeology
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: Alt-F4 #13 - Megabase Archaeology

AmericanPatriot wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:17 pm
I didn't know that the Alien Artifact came from somewhere: I thought it was made up.
Hehehe sneaky advertising: https://alt-f4.blog/ALTF4-6/#alien-arti ... technology
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #13 - Megabase Archaeology
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Alt-F4 #13 - Megabase Archaeology

In this spookily coincidental issue 13 of Alt-F4 published on Friday 13th (it’s almost like we planned this), we focus on a single topic: building as many rocket defences as possible. What are rocket defences, you ask? Well, stringweasel is here to tell you, taking you back to a simpler time; the la...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #12 - Reverse Engineering the Spider
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Alt-F4 #12 - Reverse Engineering the Spider

the spidertron is fun.. but how do i get it away from the mouse without reloading the page? :) Clicking on any link (f.e. to the forum) was challenging , had to wait that spidertron moves over the button (and i had it at the top of page) and then the mouse changed so i could click the link. Clickin...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #12 - Reverse Engineering the Spider
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Alt-F4 #12 - Reverse Engineering the Spider

In this very easily divisible issue number 12 of Alt-F4, xthexder goes into some of the technical behind-the-scenes regarding the bouncy spider at the bottom of the page. Then, TheKool gives some newcomer-friendly insight into production modules and their uses. Finally, T-A-R shares some info on an ...
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #11 - Scientific Curiosities
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: Alt-F4 #11 - Scientific Curiosities

P.S. This is the first time we're posting to the forum about Alt-F4 so if there's anything we can do to improve the forum experience let us know :D
by AlternativeFFFF
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alt-F4 #11 - Scientific Curiosities
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Alt-F4 #11 - Scientific Curiosities

Welcome to the eleventh edition of Alt-F4, bringing you both mathematical analysis and a history lesson. So, listen up, student! Pocarski took it upon themself to see whether real-world mathematics works out on Nauvis. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t. Then, stringweasel returns once again to take a look a...

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