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Re: Nintendo Switch version feedback

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Absolutely hooked on the game, especially once I got used to the console-based controls and shortcuts. My only massive gripe is where it comes to importing blueprints using the copy/paste strings, because to my knowledge, you really can't do that on the Switch. Is there any easier way to do this, because trying to make massive blueprints (like, say, for a city block based build) is a pain to copy by eye, and for some reason, the snapping is not working at all between the blocks. The grid's entirely off, and it's literally the same parameters as the other block.

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Got the game for my 6yo son on the switch; I'm beyond delighted with how well it works! You all did an amazing job!

I did come across some relatively minor issues.

1. While hosting a LAN game on a server (on my LAN), on my PC I could see the game in the browse LAN game window, but on the switch I could not. I was able to connect by specifying the IP address.

2. The text font when the switch is docked is way too small. On a 50" TV while ~10 ft. away, I could not read the text at all.

3. I will also +1 investigate faster load times, but I recognize there are platform limitations.

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I couldn't find a way to rearrange stops in a train's schedule without using the manual cursor, which is a bit awkward to do because it requires holding A and moving the right stick.

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Post by malajunta »

Love the implementation of the controls but here's my feedback.

In normal view if you're not using the cursor the selection defaults to the closest thing, but i wish you can like move the stick and select other things past the inmediate things you're surrounded by without needing to use the cursor. Like a cursor with snapping to the next over entity.

Also, although I can't remember how it is on PC but while driving a tank and throwing grenades or capsules you can't really aim the tank rocket launcher, you gotta clear your cursor to regain control of it.

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really quite impressed with how the game has been made so playable on the switch, put a reasonable amount of time on it so far and looking forward to sinking a couple hundred hours on it

i've got a couple of issues with control schemes that i can't really remap away however when using cursor mode

when you have the cursor mode active you can't access the quick panel, that should just operate regardless either with the direction stick instead or with the cursor stick being pushed in the direction it wants to be operating while still working as a cursor if you click on any of the menu elements

when you are trying to move the tech window you have to hold a and then use the directional stick on the same controller which is quite clunky, this should either toggle onto controlling this with A or you hold a and then use the movement stick to move scroll bars up and down,

alt mode probably doesnt need a hotkey and instead should be done via the quick panel, most people switch on alt mode and leave it on for the duration of their playthrough, i've found myself disabling it more by accident than pressing it deliberately

driving the car is challenging at best, maneuvering just doesn't feel logical and i can't think how it should run instead

all in all if these are the only things i can complain about in a PC to console port it says volumes about the level of development you guys have put into this.

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Awesome job porting to Switch! I have a few suggestions/comments.

Some actions: walking and picking up things on the ground or creating a BP, in cursor mode, while standing still, and in the network tab, adjustimg the min max amounts using the slider, in cursor mode, are all controlled by the same finger. Which makes it impossible if you have the joycons docked on the Switch. So, remap in a way that you use 2 fingers to accomplish these complex actions.

The quick menus are really slick, it would streamline gameplay if allowed to create items while in the quick menu. Right now I have to exit the quick menu, open inventory, go to create tab and then select that item to build, then head back to the quick menu, again.

Typing on the Switch makes me a sad Panda. I don't think you can fix that, but adding suggested words as we type may make it easier to get the text we want more efficiently.

Possible bug (maybe user error): when using bots to construct things, I initiate the ghost layout, bots take what I have in my inventory. Usually I am short something to complete the build. I'll construct it, but the bots won't take it out of my inventory anymore. I have to put it in the network for the bots to use those items and finish the construction. Shouldn't the bots take those items as I make them? I have made sure I had construction bots in my inventory, I have a personal roboport, and my suit is fully charged.

Anyways thanks for the Switch port I love Factorio, and having on the Switch is amazing.

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Domo wrote:
Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:57 am
Possible bug (maybe user error): when using bots to construct things, I initiate the ghost layout, bots take what I have in my inventory. Usually I am short something to complete the build. I'll construct it, but the bots won't take it out of my inventory anymore. I have to put it in the network for the bots to use those items and finish the construction. Shouldn't the bots take those items as I make them? I have made sure I had construction bots in my inventory, I have a personal roboport, and my suit is fully charged.
Personal roboports have their own range that is separate from the main roboports. The range per personal roboport does stack, but make sure you are within range. You shoud be able to see the overlay at least while holding a blueprint, assuming you are not in range of another roboport's construction range that is overlapping.

Additionally, if you are within range of a regular roboport's construction range, it's possible that once all of your personal bots were assigned jobs, it then started assigning jobs to the regular roboport's bots and they are coming from far away. The game does not include logic for determining if it's quicker to wait, or just send the assignments to other bots.

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Post by mdmmds-hamster »

Hi,

Firstly, I love the switch version more than i thought i would. Well done.

There are afew things that could work better: managing my spider army i fould the grid and logistics menus very difficult to navigate, as they super cramped due to the resolution i guess. It works, but its frustrating.

in the process of moving my save games accros, i managed to setup two factorio accoutns for myself, one for PC/Steam, and one for switch. I wanted to try switching (har har) between them on the switch, but this did not seem to be possible. I tried loging out, but i was auto logged into the new switch account.

took me forever to figure out the map button. I did not play the tutorial again, and teh tool tip for it reenders so small i could not read it, becasue its the minus key, which i am always forgetting that its there :).

once again, well done with this. super excited for upcoming DLC.

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