Here is a link to the mod portal:
This small configurable vanilla friendly mod adds a brand new ore to the game, Morphite! Morphite is a supplemental ore that can be processed into the other basic ores (iron, copper, coal, stone). Processing can be done in hand or assembler with no research required. Processing is straight forward, 1 Morphite for 1 ore of your choosing! Morphite has the same mining hardness as iron. Processing time is the same processing time required to create 2 green electronic circuits.
This is my first ever mod, even though it is relatively simple, it may have bugs. Please back up your saves and consider the risks of using a rookie modder's first mod! If you run into any bugs please PM me on the factorio forums and I will do my best to get back and help solve your problem!
Feedback: I would love to hear your thoughts on
Balance. From processing recipes/crafting times to ore patch placement, how does the balance of Morphite feel?
Performance. How well does the mod work? How does it fare with other mods enabled as well?
Ideas. What could be added to this mod that would make it more enjoyable? I have some ideas of my own on the mod portal post.
Other. Any other feedback is welcome!
Focus of the mod:
The primary focus of the mod is adding the single ore Morphite. It is aimed to be vanilla friendly so that folks can download the mod and have a brand new ore with little tuning required. It doesn't aim to add much additional complexity like some other popular ore packs can. Finally, Morphite is aimed to be a secondary/lesser desired ore compared to the others. It is meant to be not as good as getting the other ores directly. I like the idea of choosing between a close easy to mine patch of Morphite or risking it to get a more desirable iron patch. It is meant to be supplemental. If you need a surplus of a kind of ore, you can switch what processing you are using to gain a boost in exchange for some extra work. I think that leads to some interesting decisions to make. Lastly, I like that it helps fill out the map with something new and different rather than getting more iron/copper etc.
With all of that I look forward to hearing your thoughts and happy mining!
Edit: Updated crafting time.