Random Recipe Changes

This mod makes a few changes to recipes in the game, to try and make it feel a little better. Can turn off specific changes in settings.
5 days ago
0.17 - 0.18
Owner: Hannah97Gamer
Source: N/A
Homepage: N/A
License: MIT
Created: 2 months ago
Latest Version: 0.1.3 (5 days ago)
Factorio version: 0.17 - 0.18
Downloaded: 57 times

This mod contains a few random recipe changes that just make the game feel a bit better. All of the various changes can be toggled individually in the settings.

Feedback is very much appreciated.

Recipe changes

Alternate flamethrower ammo

Adds a recipe to create flamethrower ammo from light and heavy oil, instead of just crude. As a bonus to refining it, the recipe takes a bit less oil overall.

Iron flamethrower ammo

Changes the flamethrower ammo recipe from requiring steel plates to iron plates, because really. It is a fuel canister. It does not need to be made of steel.


Allows you to smelt two wood into one coal. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Grenades from explosives

Adds a technology to allow you to make grenades out of explosives. I never really understood how a can of coal went boom anyways. Aside from making a bit more sense, this recipe is also a bit cheaper overall than normal grenades.

Concrete made from rebar

Replaces iron ore in concrete with iron sticks for rebar. This one should be obvious. I cant think of any reason in particular iron bearing rock could be used to hold concrete together. I don't think it would make a good cement. So just use rebar instead.

Scrapping recipes

Adds several recipes that allows you to scrap obsolete tech that you no longer need, reclaiming some of the resources you put into them.
Things you can scrap are: pistols, burner miners, stone furnaces, steel furnaces, and wooden power poles.

Upgrade recipes

Inspired by a few other mods out there. Changes certain recipes to require the previous tier of items. For inserters, that means you need a burner inserter to make an inserter, electric drills require burner drills, furnaces require the previous level of furnace, and armor requires the previous tier to make.