- Name: VehicleVaulting
- Description: Enter vehicles anywhere, at any time from your inventory without placing them first. Exiting picks it up again automatically.
- Author: Qon
- Factorio version: Tested in 0.13.17
- License: GPLv3
Motivation and Qoncept
I got tired of placing down the vehicle, filling it with ammo and fuel, then entering and driving for a while until you need to walk for a bit and then have to mine the vehicle or remember where you left it. This mod adds a hotkey that instantly makes you vault into the last vehicle you exited if it's in your inventory, or a vehicle in your cursor instead. With fuel, ammo and all inserted automatically. If you are close to rails then you will vault into a locomotive. And if you run while doing your vault you get a running start with the vehicle already going at your running speed immediatly!
It's supposed to be a wild mix of Vehicle Wagon, Autofill and Transformers? It's meant to make vehicles more fun and slightly better. I am considering automating the control of the machine gun or something while you use the tank cannon or similar small QoL buffs. There are mods for explicitly buffing vehicles if that is what you want. VV should work with other vehicle mods. Maybe won't work correctly if you try to vault modded new types of trains though.
Trains: You can vault in and out of vanilla diesel-locomotive if it's a single one with no other connected wagons or locos. In the future you might be able to vault entire trains. Not sure if it's a good feature or not yet. You can't stand ON the rail when vaulting in, you need to stand on the side of it, about where you end up when exiting it.
The vault key is ENTER by default. If you change it to something else then you should be able to enter and exit vehicles normally without vaulting with ENTER and vault into and out of vehicle with your choses vault key.
It's an early proof of qoncept.
Not everything is implemented yet. If you want to try this out prepare to lose your vehicles and everything you put into them. Don't save after using it if you don't like that. The code isn't feature complete yet.
Don't send bug reports telling me you lost some items at this stage.
- What do you think about the idea? Is it worth pursuing and making a full mod out of this?
- Any ideas for the mod? Feature requests,
- What do you think about the name? A vault is a kind of jump. And vault can also refer to the inventory I guess.