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[YouTube] Xterminator's Tutorials & Guides For Beginners

Post by Xterminator » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:03 pm

Greetings,

I hope you find my tutorials helpful in your journey of learning more about Factorio. :D I'd appreciate any feedback you have as well!

Throughout all my tutorials, I have covered nearly all subjects in the game aside from Circuit Networks, and Trains because those are still a bit of a weak point for me and I'm constantly learning new things about them, so I don't believe I'm qualified quite yet to make tutorials on them. If you have any ideas/suggestions for aspects of the game that could still use some guides/tutorials, please don't hesitate to let me know. :)

Hope you enjoy!

VERSION 0.15 TUTORIALS:

Nuclear Power Concepts & Features

UPDATED/NEW TUTORIALS:
Important Build & Production Ratios
Smelting and Furnace Ratios
Oil Production Ratios
10 Tricks/Features You May Not Know About
Benefits of Speed/Productivity Modules & Beacons
5 Ways To Increase Game Performance & Reduce Lag
All Circuit Ratios
Production / Main Bus
Logistics Robot Based Production
Building Thought Process
The Debug Menu & Statistics
8 More Tricks/Features You May Not Know About

So without further ado, here is episode 1: https://youtu.be/bahM1UB7C08 - Hotkey Shortcuts & Tricks
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/V9rAKXV-xjI - The Early Game & Steam Engine Setups
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/-F7bmz2uMGw - Expandable Smelting Setups
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/K-D0gaiHQYY - Red & Green Science
Episode 5: https://youtu.be/SEOedyrFQ_g - Installing Mods
Episode 6: https://youtu.be/qrcTeCse42A - Early Game Offensive/Combat Tactics
Episode 7: https://youtu.be/0CvXB1SQY6c - Setting Up The Oil Industry
Episode 8: https://youtu.be/q3rAzVcnjGs - Advanced Circuit Setups and Tips
Episode 9: https://youtu.be/I_H0hR7B5_w - Smarter Inserts and Blue Science Pack Setup
Episode 10: https://youtu.be/ZI3eogMI15M - Mid Game Combat & and Biter Base Clearing
Episode 11: https://youtu.be/cimdFlB583I - The Logistics System
Episode 12: https://youtu.be/6gyuon58ysA - Modules and Beacons
Episode 13: https://youtu.be/cWG3LqIjqsE - 6 Quick Tips - Copy/Paste Assembler recipes, Filter toolbelt/Cargo Wagon, Place Blueprint over trees, and more.
Episode 14: https://youtu.be/PqXlEX_97qE - Beacons
Episode 15: https://youtu.be/EmHyJgqRk4c - Rail Planner & Train Wait Conditions
Episode 16: https://youtu.be/5iRqTPeboIE - Blueprint Book & Exporting/Importing Blueprints


I'll be updating this post everytime a new episode comes out. But feel to bookmark the playlist or whatever to stay updated as well. :)
I hope some of this information is helpful, and I really look forward to any feedback you may have! Also I would love suggestions for what you would like the next video to cover!
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Post by Xterminator » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:16 pm

Episode 2 is up: https://youtu.be/V9rAKXV-xjI

This one mostly covers the early/initial start start and a quick way to advance out of burner mines to Steam power. Also the best Steam Engine ratio and a few setups for it.

Hope this helpful and if you have any questions or feedback, I would love to hear it! :)
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Post by ssilk » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:35 am

I think this is helpful for noobs (and those, which think, they already learned everything. :) ) Made it sticky.
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Post by Xterminator » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:53 pm

ssilk wrote:I think this is helpful for noobs (and those, which think, they already learned everything. :) ) Made it sticky.
Thanks ssilk! :D Yup that was exactly my intention to make it mostly for noons, but also cover things some more weathered players may not know.
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Post by Xterminator » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:59 pm

Episode 3 is uploaded! In this one I cover several different smelting setups that are fairly expandable. Hope this is helpful, and feel free to leave any feedback you have! :)

Episode: https://youtu.be/-F7bmz2uMGw
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Post by Xterminator » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:36 pm

Episode 4 is up on my channel! :)
https://youtu.be/K-D0gaiHQYY

In this one I discuss what is required for Red and Green Science, and go over my preferred setup for them that I find easy to expand upon and seems to work for pretty much the whole length of a playthrough.

Next video will probably be out Monday or Tuesday and will most likely go over how to install and setup mods.

Hope this was helpful, and I would love to hear any suggestions you have for other topics you would like covered in the future! :)
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Post by Xterminator » Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:18 pm

Episode 5 is out! :D https://youtu.be/SEOedyrFQ_g

This is just a quick one where I go over how to install and activate mods for Factorio. The next one will be about gameplay again, and will hopefully be out by the end of the week or during the weekend.
I hope some people find this helpful. :)

Thanks!
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Post by Xterminator » Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:44 am

Hey guys, I'm happy to announce episode #6 is out! https://youtu.be/qrcTeCse42A

In this one I go over early game offensive tactics and combat tactics for dealing with the biters.
I hope you enjoy and find it helpful! If you have any feedback I would love to hear it. :D

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Post by Xterminator » Tue May 05, 2015 4:16 pm

Alrighty folks, Episode #7 is out! https://youtu.be/0CvXB1SQY6c

This one covers setting up the Oil Industry. I go over some things to keep in mind while doing it, and show some basic layouts and setups. :) Hope you enjoy and find it helpful!

Note: It says Remake on the title because I made one tutorial on this already, but it turned out pretty bad, so I removed it and made this improved one.

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Post by Xterminator » Fri May 22, 2015 2:47 pm

Hey guys! Episode #8 is finally out! :D https://youtu.be/q3rAzVcnjGs
Sorry for such a huge time gap between #7 and #8, I went on a pretty long trip recently and have been busy etc.. More Tutorials will start coming out at a steady pace again!

Hope you all enjoy and find it helpful, and as always I look forward to any feedback you have.
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Post by Xterminator » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:38 am

Episode #9 is uploaded! :D https://youtu.be/I_H0hR7B5_w

This one covers setting up Smart Inserters and Blue Science packs. Hope it helps!
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Post by Xterminator » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:59 pm

Sorry for the huge delay guys, but finally episode #10 is out! :D https://youtu.be/ZI3eogMI15M
I go over mid game combat and Biter base clearing. I go through three different tactics and methods of doing so and the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.

Hope you find it helpful and enjoy!

I will be doing a new set of tutorials once 0.12 comes out for the parts of the game that it changes.
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Post by james.techno0 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:02 am

Thank for sharing this great tutorial :)

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Post by Xterminator » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:49 pm

james.techno0 wrote:Thank for sharing this great tutorial :)
Of course, I hope it helped! :)

Also guys, I forgot to post episode #11 where I go over the Logistics System. Make sure to check that out.
https://youtu.be/cimdFlB583I
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Post by Xterminator » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:56 pm

A new episode in this Tutorial series came out a day or so ago. :)

https://youtu.be/6gyuon58ysA

It goes over Modules and Beacons and some good uses for each of them.
Hope it's helpful, and if you have any questions or feedback don't hesitate to let me know!
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Post by Xterminator » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:26 pm

Newest episode in the series is out! :)

You can find it here: https://youtu.be/cWG3LqIjqsE

I go over how to Copy/Paste recipes from one Assembling Machine to another, how to set Filters on your Toolbet and in Cargo Wagons, Place Blueprints over Trees, and several other useful tips/tricks.
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Post by brunzenstein » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:12 am

Im looking for a tutorial focused at the special signs: "each", "everything", "anything" - looking for a way to adress a inserter with a combinator setup to start inserting as soon a factory demands a certain amount of one or both of two resources e.g. copper and iron to be put on a belt.

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Post by DRY411S » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:27 pm

I don't whether any of this newish forum would help? viewforum.php?f=193

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Post by Xterminator » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:29 pm

Hey guys, it's been a very long time since I updated this thread, and I do apologize for that.
However, I have just added in all the new or updated tutorials I have done, and definitely suggest checking them out sense they cover a lot of stuff the older ones did not. :)
Hope you find them helpful, and I look forward to any feedback or ideas you have!
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Post by Syrchalis » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:21 pm

Xterminator wrote:Hey guys, it's been a very long time since I updated this thread, and I do apologize for that.
However, I have just added in all the new or updated tutorials I have done, and definitely suggest checking them out sense they cover a lot of stuff the older ones did not. :)
Hope you find them helpful, and I look forward to any feedback or ideas you have!
My favorite video of yours is Building Thought Process.

I will admit, I've not seen many of your videos yet, but this one stood out because you explained a method and not one particular build. The reason is that with methods players can still develop their own builds and ideas, but they will have something to base their ideas on and this makes the game better and thus of course the videos more fun to watch as well.

In a similar way your furnace ratio video gives players information to work with, but it doesn't say "copy this, this is optimal".
Here a list what I liked about the video:
  • Ratios
  • Math behind ratios
  • Covering all belts and both speeds of furnaces
  • Explaining the compression issue
  • That amazing steel build
I would like to see more of this general knowledge that can be applied by the player.

As for actual ideas I have two and you can combine those:
  • Videos comparing different builds for the same production line (e.g. different smelting setups)
  • Videos covering all the different production lines in the game (smelting, red/green/blue science, robot frames (you did that in the thought process one), belts/splitters/undergroundbelts, oil, etc.)
KatherineOfSky has a few very great ones (I really liked her belt video) - but of course you could make your videos stand out by comparing a few different builds and pointing out up/downsides - of course you should use competitive builds and not a bunch of mediocre ones with one "best" that stands out, but of course you can pick your personal favorite.

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