Automatic Coupler 0.16

Adds signals to allow stations to couple/uncouple trains automatically.
9 months ago
0.16
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Owner: Timmiej93
Source: N/A
Homepage: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic...
License: MIT
Created: 1 year, 1 month ago
Latest Version: 0.16.6 (9 months ago)
Factorio version: 0.16
Downloaded: 1165 times

This is an updated, working version of the original Automatic Coupler mod by GotLag. The bug where the train doesn't get set back to automatic mode has been fixed by Hopewell, as credited in this video by Xterminator. After that, these edits as proposed by bitbased have been applied.

All credit goes to GotLag for creating the original mod, Hopewell for fixing the automatic mode bug, and bitbased for making the mod compatible with 0.16.

IMPORTANT
As mentioned, I'm NOT the original author of this mod. I merely changed some things, following instructions from others, to get the mod working in 0.16. Sadly, I don't have the time to fully update / develop this mod, and implementing mod-compatibility etc. Please still report bugs in the discussions section, others may be able to fix them. If they do, please let me know, so I can implement the fix / improvement.
I would really like to see this functionality integrated into the Smarter Trains mod, which currently is incompatible with this mod. If you would like to help me get this functionality in Smarter Trains, please show this to the author by commenting in the discussion I opened, or the mod's forum topic.

How to use

For more info on how to use this mod, please refer to the original mod's description, or Xterminator's video on the mod, which explains exactly how the mod works.

Known issues

Coupling or decoupling a train that has a line assigned through the Smarter Trains mod, will result in the train losing its line assignment.

Future plans

I would like to make the mod more flexible (making coupling and decoupling possible while the train is at the station, not just when it arrives. Also, compatibility with the Smarter Trains mod would be great.

Original Author

If the original author at any point wants to update his mod to the latest version of Factorio himself, and would like this fork of the mod to be decommissioned, please contact me.