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Noob: how to add Label/Icon on map?

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I've seen people adding <iron> label/icon to an iron patch or an iron pickup station on the map view.
However I can't seem to find the keybinding for this?
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left mouse click on the map. you can enter a name and select an icon.

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Is there a lua command to add icons? We want to autoadd some icons on some entities.


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great, thx :)

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Is there something like LuaForce.add_chart_tag for individual players, so that the tag on the map can only be seen by one particular player, not everybody else on the same force?
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Pi-C wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Is there something like LuaForce.add_chart_tag for individual players, so that the tag on the map can only be seen by one particular player, not everybody else on the same force?
If you ask me then no, it's force.add_chart_tag(surface, tag), but for your needs it must be player.add_chart_tag(surface, tag) or force.add_chart_tag(surface, tag, player)

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darkfrei wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:23 pm
If you ask me then no, it's force.add_chart_tag(surface, tag), but for your needs it must be player.add_chart_tag(surface, tag) or force.add_chart_tag(surface, tag, player)
That's what I already suspected. Looks like I've to make another API request. :-)

In the same context: Vehicles are marked on the map with that triangle icon. Am I guessing right that there is no way to change that icon for individual vehicles? I'd like to turn it into an icon of the entity in some cases, so if mods providing new vehicles are used, it could be easily seen what kind of vehicle is at a specific location. It's just a rough idea I came up with this evening, so I'm still trying to find out if it's possible at all …
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Pi-C wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:59 pm
In the same context: Vehicles are marked on the map with that triangle icon. Am I guessing right that there is no way to change that icon for individual vehicles? I'd like to turn it into an icon of the entity in some cases, so if mods providing new vehicles are used, it could be easily seen what kind of vehicle is at a specific location. It's just a rough idea I came up with this evening, so I'm still trying to find out if it's possible at all …
Never tried, but:
Wiki: Vehicle#minimap_representation

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Not quite what I need, I'm afraid: minimap_representation seems to be only available in prototype definitions. Now, my mod works with any vehicle of type "car". So I could use data-final-fixes.lua to find all entities of that type and add/modify their minimap_representation. But that would change the appearance of all vehicles of that entity.name on the map, I guess. Thanks nevertheless! :-)
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re: 2017 answer to adding labels on the map -- (left click on map) . . . has this changed in 2021? Am I missing an option on game controls? I left-click on map and nothing happens (earlier versions, this worked). Thanks.

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oledad127 wrote:
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re: 2017 answer to adding labels on the map -- (left click on map) . . . has this changed in 2021?
In map mode there is an "add tag" button under the minimap. The "tags" button has to be active for them to be shown.

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>Loewchen ~ Thanks! The "add tag" is new to me (I haven't played since .17 and I just overlooked this -- either it's new or I simply forgot).

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but say for example that i want to have the tags and train station labels enabled while in game, can it be posible ?

example:

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You can't have map tags on the non-map view. But there are many mods for signs and plates like: https://mods.factorio.com/mod/IndustrialDisplayPlates

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