Allow recipes to be chosen as blueprint icons and map tags

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Allow recipes to be chosen as blueprint icons and map tags

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Currently, we can select items, fluids, and signals as blueprint icons but not the recipes.
For most of the vanilla game, this is not needed. But for oil refinery recipes (basic oil cracking, advanced oil cracking, coal liquefaction) we don't have any beautiful way to display icons.
Also for modded game blueprints, this becomes much more important since there may be multiple recipes with same/similar output.

Edit: After reading today's FFF i saw exactly what I'm looking for: the list which is used for the "Select icon" button.
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Blueprint icons should use the same list as well.

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If you don’t want to wait you can download ick’s vanilla tweaks (link in my signature). Alongside a few other things (which you can disable via startup settings) the mod adds virtual signals for all the recipe icons that are missing right now.
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Btw it would be great if we are able to select Recipe Icons for map tagging as well.

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ickputzdirwech wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:08 pm
If you don’t want to wait you can download the second mod mentioned in my signature. Alongside a few other things (which you can disable via startup settings) the mod adds virtual signals for all the recipe icons that are missing right now.
Thank you but this would broke blueprints when someone shares a blueprint with this recipe signals used.
These icons are in vanilla and seem like devs already have the whole list of icons ready for selection.

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Inconsistency between icon selection

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As you can see from the images, you can use recipes as icons inside text fields.
But not for the icon boxes on blueprints and map tags.

Since these are ALSO icons, they should be selectable as an icon.
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Re: Inconsistency between icon selection

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This isn't a bug. This is a suggestion. Moving to ideas and suggestions.
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Re: Inconsistency between icon selection

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But a good suggestion if you ask me. And the same as 91302
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Re: Allow recipes to be chosen as blueprint icons.

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[Koub] Merged both threads with the same suggestion.
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This is a good idea. The current design is a bad one - map and blueprint icons are not signals, they are icons, and as such should be allowed to select the full range of icons.

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GotLag wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:27 pm
This is a good idea. The current design is a bad one - map and blueprint icons are not signals, they are icons, and as such should be allowed to select the full range of icons.

Yeah, it'd be nice. You can do some hacky workarounds, but they're *hacky*.

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Allow Recipes as map markers

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TL;DR
In large factories it is helpful to set map markers for where recipes are used but one only can set icons for items and fluids.
What ?
The icon picker for map markers should include recipes and not just items and fluids.
Why ?
In vanilla there are some things that can be produced multiple ways (oil processing). So setting an Oil marker doesn't tell which oil processing recipe is used. With modded games like Angels, Bobs, pyaddon, ... the number of things with multiple recipes explodes and marking where on the map certain recipes are used becomes much more important. Without map markers it becomes really hard to find where things are processed.

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[ick] Merged with similar topic and edited the title accordingly.
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