Schall Modules


Various additions and changes about modules that may improve gameplay. Options including allow using productivity modules with beacons, efficiency modules buff, enable multicomponent modules, etc. Multicomponent modules are expensive but powerful. Each of them offers the combined effects of multiple constituent modules, while still using only one single slot. (Locale: English, Deutsch, 正體中文, Português Brasileiro)

6 months ago
0.18 - 1.1
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Owner:
Schallfalke
Source:
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Homepage:
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/SchallModules
License:
Bob's mods Copyright
Created:
6 months ago
Latest Version:
1.1.0 (6 months ago)
Factorio version:
0.18 - 1.1
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Summary

Various additions and changes about modules that may improve gameplay.
Options including allow using productivity modules with beacons, efficiency modules buff, enable multicomponent modules, etc.
Multicomponent modules are expensive but powerful. Each of them offers the combined effects of multiple constituent modules, while still using only one single slot.

Introduction

Feeling vanilla efficiency modules are too weak, and you never used them?
Wanting to use productivity modules in beacons?
Being indecisive on which modules to use in your machines?
Having lots of resources, and wanting some expensive & powerful (yet non-cheaty) way to boost your factory?

This mod brings some solutions to the above situations, which includes some minor changes (configurable through mod options) and a new set of modules (called multicomponent modules), as introduced below.

Options

  • Allow productivity effects with beacons: Allow vanilla productivity modules (and possibly many others from various mods) to be placed in beacons.
  • Efficiency modules buff: Increases their capabilities, so becoming more tempting to be used.
  • Enable multicomponent modules: Adding new types of modules to the game. Please see below for details.
  • Multicomponent module effect strength: Asymptotic limit of effect strength in multicomponent modules. Higher values reflect more components can be "stacked" together in the same module slot.
  • Recipe limitations All-purpose module: All-purpose module is the most expensive yet most powerful set of modules introduced by this mod. This option determines whether it should be usable only on recipes of intermediates, like other productivity modules.

Multicomponent Modules

This mod allows combining multiple component modules to form a composite module.
Currently, this mod has introduced bicomponent and tricomponent modules, which are composed of two or three vanilla modules as components respectively.

The composite modules will have the combined (but slightly reduced) effects of their components.
For example, a "Productivity-speed module" will have the combined effect of both "Productivity module" and "Speed module", but using one module slot only!

Each individual effect will be weaker than its source, due to interference and size concern (for realism, and for balancing sake). The preserved effect strength is determined by option Multicomponent module effect strength.

All-purpose module, the only type of tricomponent module, requiring each of the "Productivity module", "Speed module" and "Efficiency module" to craft one. It is the most expensive yet most powerful set of modules introduced by this mod, yet its component efficiency is further lower than the bicomponent componets. So allowing usage on any recipes (as default option of Recipe limitations All-purpose module) will make it a worthwhile upgrade, when players have too much resources especially in the late game.

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.

Mods Related

  • Schall Module Placement is a small helper mod allowing module placement into multiple machines with just a single selection.
  • Schall Entity Inspector has a direct and clean ingame GUI, to display production rates of various machines (including most machines of this mod). Speed and productivity effects from modules and beacons are also supported. Clearly showing the actual effects of modules of this mod.

Locale Supported

  • English (en)
  • German / Deutsch (de)
  • Traditional Chinese / 正體中文 (zh-TW)
  • 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. (Corrections on spelling and grammatical mistakes are welcomed as well.)

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