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There should probably be an unlimited use tool for managing wire. Bots can already blueprint down wire layouts for FREE, so why can't we?

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I also agree.

The pickaxe has been removed from the game, because it was a nuisance with little gameplay value. This should also be done for power wires, for the same reason.

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Re-edited :

I was surprised to see red and green wire for free on BP, my suggestion is the wires (classic cable and logic ones) could be a research to finally have it for free in the user UI, with some additionnal tools like the mod making a clean rectangular wiring when its possible to do that after a Bp set up.

I know a mod do that, but the point is to add very usefull feature in the classic game to a friendly player experience : i can take exemple on WoW with add-on like item rack, quest helper,finally add in the game because most of player was using it.
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It should be add in the game: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=67650 :)

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I agree wires shouldn't cost or even be items - I suggest we make them a tool like copy, cut & paste
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+1

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+1
especially for circuit (red/green) wires
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ssilk wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:00 am
That was a good explanation: a tool like the axes. That would make wires/cable nearly free. Much cheaper than now, but you need eventually to research it, and you need to craft it. Both takes some time, which I see as questionable, cause where is the "game" in doing that?
I won't say this is useless, maybe it makes more sense, when we can use this tool for much more, like repair, or other stuff, we don't know yet? in that case I would say ok, good idea. For several reason I find the first suggestion (free cables/wires) quite matching into this. I would say this is also the finished suggestion: both ways are useful, they express the need for removing the need to craft wires/cables, there is currently no game-sense behind it. Let the devs decide... :)
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jockeril wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:07 am
I agree wires shouldn't cost or even be items - I suggest we make them a tool like copy, cut & paste
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This seems pretty universally liked.
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This mod behaves exactly as I would like to have it:
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/WireShortcuts

You can choose the right wire-tool (red, green, copper) by key or shortcut. Not possible to make it simpler.
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Yes, I think this should be in vanilla too.
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+1 - I always run with this mod enabled and it's weird if I ever forget it and suddenly have to make wires again.

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ssilk wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:03 pm
... or placed by flying biters.
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One more argument I found yesterday for that is this:
In the edit-mode, there is no wires. I was a bit astonished. Perhaps I overlooked something. But it seems to be impossible to make some combinator setups in the edit-mode without using mods.
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