[MOD 1.1] Xander Mod v3.6.1

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Re: [MOD 1.1] Xander Mod v3.6.1

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I’m a little sad that there isn’t a wood-free recipe for soda-lime glass anymore. The whole production chain for sodium carbonate was one of my favorite bits of XM2.
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Major Mod News - Conclusion

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Hi all -

Over the past couple months, I've mostly taken a break from Factorio, only doing a bit of work for the latest update 3.6.1. This has again got me thinking about my involvement with the game, and the truth is that I've felt my interest and motivation substantially decreasing for a long while now. Maybe this is because I'm sufficiently satisfied with Xander Mod? Not really, because some things still feel awkward or incomplete. Also, the process of community software development and publishing has always been awkward and difficult for me - simply not a personal strong point. It's possible that I'm tired of the game after playing it for several years. I think the main thing, though, is that my interests as a whole have been shifting towards reality and away from the computer as my life develops.

With this in mind, I am looking to mostly conclude my involvement with Xander Mod. To be clear, I won't be taking it down, at least not that I can forsee. I've read from Wube that they consider Factorio 1.1 essentially finished, although they are still interested in the game and are contemplating some sort of future data pack. Understandably so; it's a great game with an awesome community! This is actually somewhat good news for me, since it reduces the near-term need for updates to maintain the mod, allowing me to step away from the project. Perhaps I'll revisit it on my own at some point, but I'm not sure. I'm also not entirely confident in transferring the actual project, mainly for personal reasons. Fortunately, the General Public License v3 is very open, and I would be happy for people to make their own forks of my project.

In some ways I'm kind of sad to leave, since I still have ideas for so many things: nuclear, rocket launches, overall cohesion, RSO, graphics, locales... the list goes on. I have read comments about several of these topics, and I do appreciate all of your interest in the mod. I can tell that it's even inspired some people, so if anyone feels super enthusiastic, I would encourage you to try making your own mods! It's not too challenging, heck, I made the majority of XM with Notepad++ (text editor) and Paint.NET (image editor). However, at this point I simply don't have the drive to contine the project myself; to enjoy the work or produce quality content. I might continue to lurk around the forum here occasionally, but again I'm really not sure. So, with that, I suppose it's farewell for now, and best wishes for the future.

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Sad news, man. You delivered great inspiration, although I got a bit burned out in the end.
Thank you very much and wish you all the best.
I'm sure, the project will continue somehow....

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Re: Major Mod News - Conclusion

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Repofme1 wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 2:12 am
However, at this point I simply don't have the drive to contine the project myself; to enjoy the work or produce quality content. I might continue to lurk around the forum here occasionally, but again I'm really not sure. So, with that, I suppose it's farewell for now, and best wishes for the future.
Lack of motivation plus sunk cost fallacy makes a pretty evil trap, don't fall for it (speaking from my own experience :oops:). Modding should first and foremost be fun for the author. I wish you farewell and a happy future.
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Re: [MOD 1.1] Xander Mod v3.6.1

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good idea Space Exploration compatible

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Re: Major Mod News - Conclusion

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Repofme1 wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 2:12 am
It's possible that I'm tired of the game after playing it for several years. I think the main thing, though, is that my interests as a whole have been shifting towards reality and away from the computer as my life develops.
Good on ya OP. It's a real problem that we're collectively dealing with, and few with influence have interest in addressing it more broadly, but that has little to do with us here. As I've been putting it, computers should be tools, not ways of life. Hopefully the next generation will know this better than we did.

In any case, good luck and Godspeed.

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