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Does anyone know of a mod that can highlight specific ores on the map?

I'm playing a Bob's play through, and of course, that means there are a tonne lots of ores. Some times it is difficult to find the specific one I need.

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A mod-free trick I've seen is to stick labels on the map view. So when you're looking for bauxite, but find rutile instead, you add a label to the rutile field, and next time, when you're looking for rutile, there it is, already labeled.

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And with lotses of orses, make a mod do it for you !
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/ResourceLabelsContinued
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(It's much more readable when zoomed in to a more... regular map zoom.)

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BlueTemplar wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:43 pm
And with lotses of orses, make a mod do it for you !
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/ResourceLabelsContinued
That looks like a good start. Ideally I would have liked something that could help me find ores one at a time (e.g., highlight all Coal on the map), but this should help too. I'll try it tonight.

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In theory you can configure the mod to only mark certain ores, but I doubt that restarting the game just for that is worth it... could be an extended version of this mod ?

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BlueTemplar wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:35 pm
In theory you can configure the mod to only mark certain ores, but I doubt that restarting the game just for that is worth it... could be an extended version of this mod ?
If it could be done on the fly, that would be quite handy, and exactly what I was originally looking for.

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