Error messages when a mod encounters an error should start with Factorio version number and the version numbers and hashes of the mods mentioned in the error message.
We modders get crash logs too. While I'm grateful that people report bugs, there's often some missing crucial information: Version number of mod and Factorio. People copy paste the error log and it would be trivial for Wube to add this information while for most reporters it is unknown that this info is needed or they forget.
And finding this information can easily double the time it takes to report a crash when you have to go to your mod list, find the mod that crashed (no search functionality and I have 102 installed mods, was it called The Crashing Mod listed under C or Crashing Mod listed with mods starting with C?), read off version number for it and then also for Factorio.
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/HandyHand ... 000d0a7e3e
I get version number a day or 2 later which lets me start debugging. But what if there were updates of my mod and Factorio and he had forgotten which version he was on at the point of the crash once sees my question and decides to deliver the info? And this is someone that goes through the effort of both reporting the crash and coming back to give more info. This is someone who really tries and delivers, but could use a helping hand from Wube.
The error should also show the hash of the mod so I can know that mod hasn't been modified by the user and that the version number is actually correct.
Why here?eduran wrote: ↑Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:30 pmI would like see a hint about the log file location included in every error message. Something like "Please report this error to the mod author and include your factorio-current.log (located at: /path/to/logfile)." And if that were somehow clickable and would open a file explorer at that location... I guess now I am dreaming
Why is this posted here? It's not really a game feature request since this only affects modders. It's not technically a modding interface request but this would really help all modders.