Friday Facts #141 - Mod Portal

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Re: Friday Facts #141 - Mod Portal

Post by Panasonic1 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:15 pm

Factorio development explained in gifs:

When they say that 1st June was mainly a psychological trick:
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Post by Zeblote » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:18 pm

That train is screaming for high resolution textures! :D

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Post by Gandalf » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:19 pm

We will be requiring every mod to specify a license
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Re: Friday Facts #141 - Mod Portal

Post by Tilendor » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:39 pm

Seeing a red train, did anyone else think that selectable train colors would be very cool? Could color code your iron train = silver, copper train = red/copper, circuit train = green, coal train = black...

Not required by any means, but could be a useful signal to the player

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Post by Zeblote » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:44 pm

Tilendor wrote:Seeing a red train, did anyone else think that selectable train colors would be very cool?
Yes!

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Post by kulib » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:26 pm

Red goes FASTA!

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Post by DaemosDaen » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:52 pm

Can we get a full loop GIF so that viewing it does not hurt my eyes?

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Post by Nova » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:02 pm

... selectable train colors... Hey devs, that's a good idea for 0.13.x or 0.14!
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Post by quinor » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:03 pm

new locomotive
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Post by KatherineOfSky » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:23 pm

+1 on selectable train colors. Oh how amazing that would be. Iron ore train could be blue, copper: red, coal: black/gray, have green, yellow, purple, white for other items, so you could identify passing trains with ease.
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Post by MrDoomah » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:29 pm

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CHOO CHOO! All aboard the old train!

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Re: Friday Facts #141 - Mod Portal

Post by CloneWarrior85 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:36 pm

The new train looks good, really well detailed, but i like the original one way better.

Would be nice if you guys would allow us to choose between the old graphics and the new ones at the options.

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Post by Zeblote » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:43 pm

CloneWarrior85 wrote:Would be nice if you guys would allow us to choose between the old graphics and the new ones at the options.
What? Why?

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Post by Qon » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:52 pm

self-same-spot wrote:
kovarex wrote:The mod portal can be viewed by anyone, but you will have to log in with your factorio account to download mods, same goes for the in-game version.
So, just to confirm: you want to lock people with pirated copies (who may become customers at some point or recommend/PR the game to their friends) out of using mod portal? What if some mod authors are willing to serve their mods via their direct links (e.g., .zip's from github) to them?
I also want to know this. Seems pointless and annoying for the user. Do we have to pirate the game to avoid this? Or is there a way for paying customers continue to download mods without this hassle if they want to?
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Re: Friday Facts #141 - Mod Portal

Post by PursuedMeatl325 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:54 pm

The new train looks so cool I can't wait until it comes out :o :D

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Re: Friday Facts #141 - Mod Portal

Post by CloneWarrior85 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:00 am

Zeblote wrote:
CloneWarrior85 wrote:Would be nice if you guys would allow us to choose between the old graphics and the new ones at the options.
What? Why?
Because everyone has different tastes?

The old graphics remind me a lot of Abesworld for some reason, and some of the new graphics just don't.


And since the graphics are there, it would be a waste to scrap them. A simple toggle would make both worlds perfect, i like the old ones, you like the new ones.

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Post by Zeblote » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:01 am

Qon wrote:
self-same-spot wrote:
kovarex wrote:The mod portal can be viewed by anyone, but you will have to log in with your factorio account to download mods, same goes for the in-game version.
So, just to confirm: you want to lock people with pirated copies (who may become customers at some point or recommend/PR the game to their friends) out of using mod portal? What if some mod authors are willing to serve their mods via their direct links (e.g., .zip's from github) to them?
I also want to know this. Seems pointless and annoying for the user. Do we have to pirate the game to avoid this? Or is there a way for paying customers continue to download mods without this hassle if they want to?
There is zero hassle logging in once using the factorio account you already have, and then clicking "remember me".

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Re: Friday Facts #141 - Mod Portal

Post by Qon » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:11 am

Zeblote wrote:There is zero hassle logging in once using the factorio account you already have, and then clicking "remember me".
In your opinion.

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Re: Friday Facts #141 - Mod Portal

Post by catdog2 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:28 am

For the rating system, I also would suggest to use a handful of well thought out categories, each with [-] [neutral] [+]. A 5 star rating on the other hand is not that great because it does not carry any information about why the number of stars were given. Also the scale is completely undefined, e.g. someone may decide to give 5 stars, the next one gives only 4 albeit sharing roughly the same opinion because "it's great but better is always possible".
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Re: Friday Facts #141 - Mod Portal

Post by Ojelle » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:29 am

@MrDoomah
Could you please use another icon in your name? Its confusing when searching for dev posts. Thanks!
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sillyfly wrote:kovarex just posted the thread... but with #118 in the title. I think they had too much beer :D
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