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Steam-only questions

Post by binbinhfr » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:25 am

Hi,

I bought the game on steam a few days ago, and I'm already a great fan, but have a few questions :

- is it possible to have access to a membership on my factorio-site account, as if I bought the game on your site ?

- how can I install an old release of Factorio (if I want to use all the mods that does seem to be updated ?)

- about these mods : I understood that there was a great break/gap around 0.12 and that several interesting mods are broken and not maintained anymore. Is there a project (by the official team) to update them and to integrate them into Factorio ?
because when I went to http://www.factoriomods.com/ and try to test mods : most of them are broken... It would be a pity to lose all this great work...

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Post by Koub » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:27 pm

1) From what I have unterstood, you can retrieve a Steam key if you have bought Factorio on the site, but you can't do the reverse (get an account when you have bought it on Steam).
2) You have a way to get older releases of Factorio with the "Beta" tab, but you have only very fex of them, far less that on the website.
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3) Mods are developped by the community, and maintained by the community. Depending on the licensing chosen by the author, the community is allowed - or not to update and maintain the mods as the game evolves. Feel free to update mods that seem to have been abandonned if the license chosen by their author allows you to do so.
Btw. I do agree : it is a real pity all the work done on mods gets lost for such reasons, but in the end, only mod authors can help preventing this.
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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by binbinhfr » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:34 pm

1) ok, too bad... maybe they'll correct this. But what kind of things do you get when you have a membership account ?
2) thanks for the tip about beta under steal prop. I did not know that !
3) yes, too bad these mods are broken and no more maintained. For mods that are obvioulsy used a lot by the community, the devs should integrate them into the official release and maintain them, no ? But as soon as I'm a little more in the game, I'll have a look at mod prog and LUA.
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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by Colossus » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:57 pm

I would actually suggest browsing the mods on this forum, I haven't run into any huge issues with compatibility since 0.12.11

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Post by binbinhfr » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:16 pm

Colossus wrote:I would actually suggest browsing the mods on this forum, I haven't run into any huge issues with compatibility since 0.12.11
OK, so that's maybe the factoriomods site which is not updated anymore. I'll try the forums versions tonight to see if it works better. :-)
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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by SWSe » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:00 pm

binbinhfr wrote:1) [...]But what kind of things do you get when you have a membership account ?
Basically you can just download the game from the website. This allows you to install older versions of the game, and you don't have Steam as DRM, but not really anything more than that.

Before the Steam version, there were different tiers, so you could decide to pay more and get some extras for it (but mainly support the devs).
That was "Get your name in the game" (train stations have your name), which is not offered anymore; and the scenario pack, which is part of the main game now :)

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Post by Koub » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:02 pm

SWSe wrote:1) [...]But what kind of things do you get when you have a membership account ?
Basically you can just download the game from the website.
I think you can't do that if you bought the game on Steam at the moment.
If you buy the game on the site => you can retrieve a Steam key
If you buy the game on Steam => you have it only on Steam.
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Post by slpwnd » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:31 am

Koub wrote:
SWSe wrote:1) [...]But what kind of things do you get when you have a membership account ?
Basically you can just download the game from the website.
I think you can't do that if you bought the game on Steam at the moment.
If you buy the game on the site => you can retrieve a Steam key
If you buy the game on Steam => you have it only on Steam.
This is the situation at the moment. For the 0.13 we would like to have the opposite way as well. The idea would be that the web page account would be created directly from the game after running it via Steam. However we need to do a bit of research about this. The possibility to create Factorio account for Steam users will be necessary because we are planning to introduce multiplayer matching server and mod portal which will use authentication with factorio accounts.

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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by binbinhfr » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:37 pm

Koub wrote:1)
2) You have a way to get older releases of Factorio with the "Beta" tab, but you have only very fex of them, far less that on the website.
Factorio - Beta.JPG
I tried this on steam, but this Beta menu appers only if you have a BETA access code. Where could I get one ?
That's why I imagine that, if I want access to previous version, it would be better to have a factorio-site-account, in order to download them from the site.
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Post by orzelek » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:11 pm

binbinhfr wrote:
Koub wrote:1)
2) You have a way to get older releases of Factorio with the "Beta" tab, but you have only very fex of them, far less that on the website.
Factorio - Beta.JPG
I tried this on steam, but this Beta menu appers only if you have a BETA access code. Where could I get one ?
That's why I imagine that, if I want access to previous version, it would be better to have a factorio-site-account, in order to download them from the site.
A beta code? Not sure about that - I can simply open the list on bets tab of game and see experimental and 3 specific versions there. And I didn't even install through steam.

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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by Koub » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:57 pm

binbinhfr wrote:I tried this on steam, but this Beta menu appers only if you have a BETA access code. Where could I get one ?
I don't think you have a beta code to enter anywhere. I don't remember entering any code anywhere.
binbinhfr wrote:That's why I imagine that, if I want access to previous version, it would be better to have a factorio-site-account, in order to download them from the site.
The devs are working to make that possible. So you'll just need some patience.
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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by binbinhfr » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:34 pm

orzelek wrote: A beta code? Not sure about that - I can simply open the list on bets tab of game and see experimental and 3 specific versions there. And I didn't even install through steam.
Well it was the case yesterday, but it works today... I have acces to several past minor release, but not to 0.11
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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by Koub » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:09 pm

Yes that's normal. 0.11.x are not available on Steam.
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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by roy7 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:22 pm

You can authenticate steam users using their openid authentication system but I am unsure if you can confirm ownership of a specific game.

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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by Phribos » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:50 am

Am I to silly to find the achievements on steam?
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Post by daniel34 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:59 am

Phribos wrote:Am I to silly to find the achievements on steam?
Achievements are not on steam yet, they will come later (with 0.13 I think),

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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by Phillip_Lynx » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:59 am

At this time, there are no achievments in the game or at steam.

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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by NomisCode » Wed May 11, 2016 4:45 pm

Hello, i wanna play Factorio 0.12.26 on steam... but i can't... i can play only 0.12.33.....
My game is in 0.12.26 version and i want play on this version... Is there way how to change version?
I had 0.12.26 but it updated automatically and now is nothing in BETAS
Thanks :)
Maybe you should create beta access codes :)
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Post by daniel34 » Wed May 11, 2016 10:39 pm

NomisCode wrote:Hello, i wanna play Factorio 0.12.26 on steam... but i can't... i can play only 0.12.33.....
My game is in 0.12.26 version and i want play on this version... Is there way how to change version?
I had 0.12.26 but it updated automatically and now is nothing in BETAS
Thanks :)
Maybe you should create beta access codes :)
No, the only supported version on steam right now is 0.12.33.
The main difference between 0.12.26 and 0.12.33 are the bug fixes that happened, is there any reason you want to play 0.12.26 instead of 0.12.33?

If it's because others are still using 0.12.26 (and multiplayer won't work) then have them update to the new version, too.

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Re: Steam-only questions

Post by NomisCode » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:38 am

daniel34 wrote:
NomisCode wrote:Hello, i wanna play Factorio 0.12.26 on steam... but i can't... i can play only 0.12.33.....
My game is in 0.12.26 version and i want play on this version... Is there way how to change version?
I had 0.12.26 but it updated automatically and now is nothing in BETAS
Thanks :)
Maybe you should create beta access codes :)
No, the only supported version on steam right now is 0.12.33.
The main difference between 0.12.26 and 0.12.33 are the bug fixes that happened, is there any reason you want to play 0.12.26 instead of 0.12.33?

If it's because others are still using 0.12.26 (and multiplayer won't work) then have them update to the new version, too.
My reason was/is replay of my save.
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