Cities Of Earth 3

by hyspeed

A Factorio mod that uses maps of Earth for world generation. Choose from four different world layouts. The world size can be set at startup but does not tile (repeat).

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Owner:
hyspeed
Source:
https://github.com/HySpeed/CitiesOfEarth3
Homepage:
https://github.com/hyspeed/CitiesOfEarth3
License:
GNU GPLv3
Created:
6 months ago
Latest Version:
1.6.5 (4 days ago)
Factorio version:
1.1
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CitiesOfEarth 3

A Factorio mod that uses maps of Earth for world generation.

Choose from different world layouts.

The world size can be set at startup but does not tile / repeat.

  • Optional: Teleporters at each city provide fast movement across the world.
  • Optional: "Pre-Place Silo". The Rocket Silo will be built at map creation and cannot be crafted by players.

No changes are made over resources other than water: only terrain generation.

Thanks to TheOddler, OARC, MojoD, Nexela, and the testers.

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Beautiful Bridge Railway by kapaer

This mod allows you to build bridges over water. Because Earth has many small pocket of water and rivers, using landfill is very challenging. In using landfill to connect islands can ruin the look of the Earth. https://mods.factorio.com/mod/beautiful_bridge_railway

Walkable Water by RedRafe

Configure this mod to give the biters the ability to walk on water, but not the player. This will resolve the issue of biters not being able to cross rivers. The rivers cause many pathing problems for biters, which may cause performance issues. Note, however, that biters will be able to cross from the smaller islands with this mod. (more challenge) https://mods.factorio.com/mod/walkable-water

Cargo Ships by schnurrebutz

Adds massive cargo ships to the game, that function similarly to trains. Also adds deep sea oil, oil platforms, tanker ships, train bridges and other water based content. https://mods.factorio.com/mod/cargo-ships

World Layouts, Cities, and Sizes

There are several World Layouts:

This is chosen at map setup and cannot be changed later. * Atlantic - The center of the map is the Atlantic Ocean. This puts America on the 'left' side and Africa & Europe on the 'right' side of the game map. This is the traditional view of Earth on a map. * Pacific - The center of the map is the Pacific Ocean. This puts Africa & Europe on the 'left' side and America on the 'right' side of the game map. This allows for a connection between Russia and Alaska to be built. * Olde World - Only Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. This removes the Americas for a denser map. * Americas - Only Canada, Greenland, North, Central, and South Americas. This also allows for a denser map.

Cities

Each world layout has a list of 'cities' as markers on the map. When Teleporters enabled, there will be an entity at these locations. The 'city' is an area on the map with a map view tag. No additional buildings are placed.
The 'Atlantic' and 'Pacific' layouts have 50 cities and use the same city list.
The 'Olde World' and 'Americas' layouts have 30 and 20 cities repectively - a subset of the Atlantic / Pacific layouts.
City information was pulled from Mapcarta and all locations are approximate.

Sizes

The world map size is specified at setup and can be a value between 1 and 10. The default is 1. The larger the map, the more detail the map will have. All of the city areas are charted (but not revealed) at map creation. This will result in a long initialization time and a larger-than-normal map size when first starting. (note: the surface name is "Earth")

The map size depends on the map layout and the scale chosen. This table shows the sizes for scale = 1

Layout Top Left Bot. Right Size Tiles
Atlantic -7800, -3200 7800, 3200 15600, 6400 ~100M
Pacific -7800, -3200 7800, 3200 15600, 6400 ~100M
Olde World -4500, -3000 4500, 3000 9000, 6000 ~54M
Americas -3500, -3300 3500, 3300 7000, 6600 ~46M

Mutliply these values by the scale for the world size.

Note: Because the world does not repeat or 'tile', there are a finite amound of resources.

For comparison, a 5k SPM base can be about 9k x 4k = ~36M tiles. A 10k SPM base can be 10k x 12k = ~ 120M tiles

Options:

These are the options for the mod:

Map to use for the game

  • The map name determines the world layout.
  • Options available: Atlantic, Pacific, Olde World, Americas
  • This is a Setup option and cannot be changed after creating the world.

Map scaling factor

  • Map Size. For Solo play, 1 is good. For Multiplayer, 2 is good. The Map does not tile (repeat).
  • From testing, sizes beyond 4 do not provide a good experience as there is too great a distance between elements.
  • Smaller sizes (0.25 & 0.5) are intended for testing and evaluation.
  • This is a Setup option and cannot be changed after creating the world.

Create Teleporter Buildings

  • When disabled, only the map label is created.
  • If playing without teleporters, disable this option and no entity will be created at the city.
  • If playing with teleporters, the action of teleporting can be controlled by using the "Teleporters Enabled" control (see below).
  • This is a Setup option and cannot be changed after creating the world.

All Teleporters Available

  • If playing with Teleporters, this option enables all teleporters in the UI without requiring them to be revealed first. This will also reveal all of the city locations on the map at initialization.
  • When disabled this option requires that each teleporter be revealed in the world before it is avalable to be teleported to.
  • This is a Setup option and cannot be changed after creating the world.

Pre-Place Silo

  • There are 3 options: None, Single, All
  • None: No Silos are pre-placed; recipes are normal.
    • No related win conditions
  • Single: One Silo is pre-placed at a city (chosen below).
    • Crafting a silo is disabled until a rocket is launched.
  • All: A Silo is pre-placed at all cities.
    • Crafting a silo is disabled until a rocket is launched from each silo.
    • A rocket must be launched from each silo to win.
    • Each silo has limited launches until all silos have launched a rocket.
    • The limit is the number of silos launched from and increases with each silo.
  • This is a Setup option and cannot be changed after creating the world.

Spawn City / Silo City

  • There is a dedicated drop-down for each Spawn and Silo City.
    (This duplication is required because a mod cannot dynamically change the options based on other choices.)
  • Only choose the Spawn for the world layout being used. The others are ignored.
  • Only choose the Silo if "Pre-Place Silo" is "Single".
  • Only choose the Silo option for the world layout being used - the others are ignored.
  • These are Setup options and cannot be changed after creating the world.

Teleporting Enabled

  • This allows control of usage of the teleporters. "Create Teleporter Buildings" must be enabled.
  • This is used to control usage of the teleporters after the world has been created.
  • This is a Run-Time Option and can be changed while playing.

Teleporters Require Power

  • Teleporters require power to teleport from.
  • A revealed teleporter can be teleported to, even without power there. An unpowered teleporter cannot be accessed.
  • The amount of power depends upon the distance. Teleporters recharge slowly over time.
  • This is a Run-Time Option and can be changed while playing.

Drain Equipment Energy on Teleport

  • After the teleport, the player's equipped equipment is drained of power (batteries, roboports, etc.).
  • This feature addresses players using late game equipment to jump into biter-filled areas and easily clearing them.
  • This is a Run-Time Option and can be changed while playing.

Known Issues:

  • In multiplayer, manually teleporting to an uncharted location may cause a desync.
  • Rocket Silo crafting may not restore in some situations. Fixed in 1.5.8. Use the command below to restore it if needed.
    ** Fix for if recipe for rocket silo doesn't get restored:
  • /c game.player.force.recipes["rocket-silo"].enabled=true
  • For mod settings of Pre-Placed Silo of "None", the label counter for completed launches does not increment.