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Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:32 am
by Sparrow_32
Hi there! I have come across a problem with uploading mods.

When I try to upload any of my mods, it shows following error:

connected
ready
uploading jetpack.rar, 0.0MB of 0.1MB (0%)
uploading jetpack.rar, 0.1MB of 0.1MB (100%)
internal error: 5bef1536-c610-46a4-99f3-38583d046dba

Number and letters varies from mod to mod.
The mod is version 1.1.0 and I am using factorio 1.1.32 from the server list. I even tried to change the mode reqiurements to 1.1.32, still doesn´t work.

Thank you for the help.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:43 pm
by NotRexButCaesar
Sparrow_32 wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:32 am
uploading jetpack.rar, 0.0MB of 0.1MB (0%)
uploading jetpack.rar, 0.1MB of 0.1MB (100%)
You are trying to upload .rar files, but mods should be uploaded as .zip files for Factorio.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 2:02 pm
by Heythere_32xc
Hello, I have come across a little issue. The save file must be smaller than 96 MB, but mine is about 180 MB.

I am currently playing space exploration mod and I trimmed all surfaces where possible and I am still not under 150 MB.

Could you enlarge it a bit or help me in another way?

Thanks a lot. Your work is greatly appreciated.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 4:35 pm
by WhiteFang34
Heythere_32xc wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 2:02 pm
Hello, I have come across a little issue. The save file must be smaller than 96 MB, but mine is about 180 MB.

I am currently playing space exploration mod and I trimmed all surfaces where possible and I am still not under 150 MB.

Could you enlarge it a bit or help me in another way?

Thanks a lot. Your work is greatly appreciated.
Sorry, I won't be raising the save file limit. Maps that big require too much server memory to run this as a free service.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:51 am
by ptx0
WhiteFang34 wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 4:35 pm
Sorry, I won't be raising the save file limit. Maps that big require too much server memory to run this as a free service.
LD_PRELOAD mimalloc. i have a thread on it somewhere here. it will use 25% of the memory as before, and up to 50% less cpu.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 4:23 pm
by WhiteFang34
ptx0 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:51 am
WhiteFang34 wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 4:35 pm
Sorry, I won't be raising the save file limit. Maps that big require too much server memory to run this as a free service.
LD_PRELOAD mimalloc. i have a thread on it somewhere here. it will use 25% of the memory as before, and up to 50% less cpu.
That might help and I might add support for it. But it's unlikely to help enough for a 150MB map.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 4:39 pm
by ptx0
WhiteFang34 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 4:23 pm
That might help and I might add support for it. But it's unlikely to help enough for a 150MB map.
that's true! if anything i would keep the limits the same and just take advantage of the fact that you'll have more CPU time to share for more maps to run at once.

OP should instead go through their bases and actually eliminate more surfaces, walls, tiles, turrets, electric poles - things that all contribute to the save file size. or just start a new map. it's also fun.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 3:25 am
by spiral_power
The mod, Space Exploration uses much much memory and makes big save data.
Whether or not to allow it will depend on the server administrator's policy.

When I won the game, memory usage was about 3.5GB, save data was 200MB.
Sure, I trimmed and deleted map data as much as possible.

And, there is an issue that uses much memory... about 3 times ( about 11GB ) when I update base/mods version then initial converting the map.
I reported to Earendel on discord about the issue in April.
I don't know if the issue will be fixed.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:15 pm
by TheGamingTurtle
How do I change the mod settings of the save

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:42 am
by disentius
download the map, adjust settings locally, upload the map again. (keep a backup of the original for safety)

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:07 pm
by mrvn
If I play and the map grows beyond 10MB then that means I can still play but never upload a map again, right?

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:48 pm
by NotRexButCaesar
mrvn wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:07 pm
If I play and the map grows beyond 10MB then that means I can still play but never upload a map again, right?
Yes, the size limit only applies to uploading.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:15 am
by Chaokang
WhiteFang34 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:08 am
red1reaper wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:17 am
Hi, awesome service and i have to say you are like a saint.
Thanks!
red1reaper wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:17 am
About the open-sourcing.... would it be possible for you to open source parts of the project? that way even if is useless for someone wanting to host their own instance of this it would allow others to help you with parts of the service without you having to expose the most delicate parts.
This is a possibility. The code is modularized. What part do you want to see?
red1reaper wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:17 am
I know that depending on the modularity of the project this may not be feasible but what about creating a repository for the webpage for example as in the html css and js? People would be able to send merge requests with improvements and you can choose to implement them or not and at the end of the day, the html css and js are kind of already available although minified.
I've already done this. I haven't made it public yet. Is there interest out there?
red1reaper wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:17 am
Another suggestion is to allow integration with our own cloud storage, so we can for example put an API key for google drive and have our saves and everything stored on our clouds without wasting space on yours and i know that google drive is probably not the best example for this.
Storage isn't a huge concern. Most of the cost is compute now. I have considered allowing it to point to external resources.
red1reaper wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:17 am
As other mentioned some kind of method to sharing administration would be awesome, be it by login, a unique url, a token key or a password.
A member of our Discord community has made a token tool available, see the #info channel.
red1reaper wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:17 am
Kudos to you, not only for doing this for free but for your chill attitude you are awesome.
Thanks again. I appreciate the feedback.
It seems Token change tool doesn't work on ios, is there any plan to integrate the function on website? then i can start my old game save on my phone any time
thanks for providing nice free servers

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:55 pm
by WhiteFang34
Chaokang wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:15 am
It seems Token change tool doesn't work on ios, is there any plan to integrate the function on website? then i can start my old game save on my phone any time
thanks for providing nice free servers
There is no plan for that. Can't you just start it with the computer you're playing Factorio on?

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 2:24 am
by tokito_niebla
The service is very good but lately every time I enter the server it goes laggy and I get a message about the server not responding even though I have a good connection

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:22 am
by WhiteFang34
tokito_niebla wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 2:24 am
The service is very good but lately every time I enter the server it goes laggy and I get a message about the server not responding even though I have a good connection
If you can send me a private message on here or Discord with the last server IP and port, I'll take a look at and see if I can diagnose the problem.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:21 am
by DarkMatterMatt
Chaokang wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:15 am
It seems Token change tool doesn't work on ios, is there any plan to integrate the function on website? then i can start my old game save on my phone any time
thanks for providing nice free servers
A workaround for this is:
1. Open https://factorio.zone on your computer and also on your phone.
2. On your computer, type this into the address bar:

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javascript:alert(localStorage.getItem('userToken'))
3. On your phone, type this into the address bar:

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javascript:localStorage.setItem('userToken', 'YOUR 24 CHARACTER TOKEN')
4. Reload the webpage on your phone.

Note: if copying and pasting the javascript bits, you may need to manually type in the

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javascript:
at the start of the URL (most browsers remove it to stop people blindly copying and pasting dodgy things).

Tested on an Android device, but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work on iOS.

Re: Free service to run your server: Factorio Zone

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:27 am
by NotRexButCaesar
DarkMatterMatt wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:21 am
I am fairly sure this does not work on IOS. I looked & I think it is impossible to run javascript on at least Safari using an iphone.