Schall Minor Tweaks

Various minor tweaks that may improve gameplay. Options including modifying colour tone for logistics requester chest, character inventory size, grid size of various armours, free circuit wires, stack size of various fuels, and more... (Locale: English, Deutsch, 正體中文, 简体中文, Português Brasileiro)
15 days ago
0.17 - 0.18
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Owner: Schallfalke
Source: N/A
Homepage: https://mods.factorio.com/mod/SchallM...
License: Bob's mods Copyright
Created: 9 months ago
Latest Version: 0.18.0 (15 days ago)
Factorio version: 0.17 - 0.18
Downloaded: 897 times

Summary

Various minor tweaks that may improve gameplay.
Options including modifying colour tone for logistics requester chest, character inventory size, grid size of various armours, free circuit wires, stack size of various fuels, and more...

Usage

Here is a collection of small tweaks that are not big enough to be built as a separate mod, but still I feel useful enough to be included to improve the player experience. All of these do not add new contents, only modify them.

All changes can be made under "Options" → "Mod settings" → "Startup" tab, like the following:

Colour change Requester chest

0.16 had nice and distinguishable logistics chest colours. 0.17 changes the colour a bit, especially requester chest now changes to cyan, which closely resembles with light green used by buffer chest. This becomes a problem to players not having very sharp eyes (including me), who wants to distinguish them even at large zoom out.

This mod provides the second option "0.16 Blue" to revert to the old colour, and even third option "Enhanced" to give an even stronger contrast.

Mining result of Logistics chests

Although all logistics chests have exactly the same ingredients, they come out as different types so will appear in your inventory as different stacks.
So why not just keep the basic steel chests and electronic circuits (where most players keep some in inventory)? This mod allows setting the resulting item when placed logistics chests are mined. These two combined together allow you to have a slightly slimmer inventory, and with only a minimal cost to change the chest type.

Default option of this setting is to return steel chest. You may also choose to return storage chest (yellow) if you do not want to lose the electronic circuits used in crafting. But of course, if you do not want this feature, you can always disable it, just like any other features of this mod!

Character inventory size

This can be a little bit cheating, but convenient to builders who want to carry a lot of items around.

Armour grid sizes

There are three vanilla armours which have equipment grid. But sizes like 5×5 and 7×7 are tricky to players, especially when the vast majority of equipment are even in size (e.g., 2×2). This mod allows you to tune up or even tune down these values a bit.

Circuit wires for free

The two circuit wires, red wire and green wire, are not normal products or entities. Players cannot get them back when mining the combinators and electric poles. Also, it can be troublesome when you are in the mood of deciding some great circuits, but have no copper plates nearby. With this option on, circuit wires do not need any ingredients at all.

Fuel stack sizes

When nuclear fuel is put into trains or tanks, the embarrassing small stack size (1) is limiting its uses. Although it looks similar to rocket fuel (stack size: 10), their stack sizes contradict to what we would expect.
On the other hand, the uranium fuel cell (fuel for nuclear reactor) has stack size (50) much more than anyone would ever need. For example, circuit-controlled reactors would only ever need one fuel cell for fine control; five fuel cells can run modded nuclear tank like forever. Setting a lower stack size can prevent excessive accumulation.
This mod allow editing stack sizes of both fuel items.

Player colour

Yes, in vanilla you can change the player colour with console command /color, BUT you have to type it every game.
So if you are tired of setting the player colour for each new game, NOW this mod allows you to set it once and for all!
More importantly, there is no console command to set the chat colour. Chat colour is "automatically" set to a slightly brighter tone of player colour. Player has no control of it. Furthermore, if player colour has low brightness (e.g., blue, black), the chat text will be extremely difficult to read! This mod allows you to freely adjust the chat colour.

Both the player colour and player chat colour can be adjusted under "Options" → "Mod settings" → "Per player" tab. (Note that they are NOT in the same tab as other settings of this mod.)
The colours are using RGBA model. The colour values can take either the set of 0 to 255, OR 0.0 to 1.0, NOT BOTH. For example, you can use either { 255 0 0 255 } or { 1.0 0 0 1.0 } to get the classic high-saturation red. Mixed form like { 255 0 0 1.0 } will only give you a bright pink.

Uninstallation

This mod do not modify the existing content in the save game. This mod should be safe to be disabled/uninstalled at any time.

Locale Supported

  • English (en)
  • German / Deutsch (de)
  • Traditional Chinese / 正體中文 (zh-TW)
  • Simplified Chinese / 简体中文 (zh-CN)
  • Brazilian Portuguese / Português Brasileiro (pt-BR) by NickFury23

Non-English locale are provided by Schall Language Pack.
If you like this mod, and would like to provide other translations, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

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