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I suddenly got "game over" for no apparent reason

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Hi,
Maybe somebody knows the answer to this. I was playing Factorio, kind of advanced level. Working on getting the purple potions. Suddenly I got the message, game over. I was in peaceful mode. It happened twice, once at 25 hours and again at 37 hours. I didn't think to get a screen shot. Any idea why this happens?
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Did a train run you over ? Even in peaceful mode, one can die by accident. It is also possible to burn oneself to death if you get stuck in a burning forest.

Even in those case i don't think the game would tell you "game over" instead it will say " bad luck you died" and you respawn.

Were you using mods ?

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Maybe stupid question, but did you launch the rocket? ;)

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If you click continue/respawn, you can check the chat log to see what killed you, since it shows up there.

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Thanks guys,
It happened again, always when I'm checking the train. I must have been standing on the tracks when it started. Anyway I can use my autosave to continue. I forgot to make a screen shot again. In peaceful mode, have never made a rocket, i'm new.

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It's not really game over. Everyone has been run over a train before and is killed now and then. Click the corresponding button on the popup to respawn and continue. You have to walk/drive to your corpse to pick up any equipment you left behind. Negative side effects of being killed: none. It's just a counter. Just statistics (the game is full of statistics, in case you didn't notice yet).

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Interesting, there is so much you have to learn and manuals don't always have exact answers to my questions. thanks. I'm gonna get killed so i can try out the respawning.

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You actually need to get killed by a train to get the achievement 'Watch your step' 8-)

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Just to finish this thread, I went ahead and got killed by the train and respawned and picked up my stuff. got a couple screen shots. got no achievement I don't think. fun though.

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Grambler wrote:
Fri Oct 28, 2022 2:56 pm
Just to finish this thread, I went ahead and got killed by the train and respawned and picked up my stuff. got a couple screen shots. got no achievement I don't think. fun though.
The achievement was most likely already awarded back when it happened the first time (or maybe even a previous time to that when you know you were hit by a train), assuming you are even playing the Steam version.

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It's probably because you play in peaceful mode, this disables achievements.

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thomroos wrote:
Fri Oct 28, 2022 8:29 pm
It's probably because you play in peaceful mode, this disables achievements.
Peaceful mode only disables 4 achievements related to biters (either directly or because they're needed to make the goal challenging). It has no effect on any of the others.

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