Spidertron Enhancements

Some simple features to make your life easier whilst using a spidertron: - Enter a vehicle without leaving your spidertron - Quickly toggle between engineer and spidertron - Use spidertron remote pathfinder to navigate around lakes - Automatically sort spidertron inventories - Pipette remotes from inventory by hovering over spidertrons - Directly open the inventory of a vehicle that you are currently driving

5 days ago
1.0 - 1.1
3 years ago
Latest Version:
1.9.2 (5 days ago)
Factorio version:
1.0 - 1.1
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Spidertron Enhancements

Some simple features to make your life easier whilst using a spidertron. All features can be turned on or off individually.

Enter vehicles from spidertron

Press Enter near a vehicle whilst riding a spidertron to enter the vehicle. Configure which vehicles can be entered in settings.

Quick toggle spidertron

Press U to exit or re-enter the spidertron.

Spidertron remote pathfinder

Alt + Click with the spidertron remote to use the pathfinder to automatically navigate around water.

Recall last used spidertron

Press Alt + C or click on the shortcut to call your most recently driven spidertron to you.

Spidertron remote pipette

Press Shift + Q whilst hovering your cursor over a spidertron to select a remote from your inventory connected to that spidertron. If no connected remotes are found then an unconnected remote will be selected and connected (you can turn this off in Per player settings).
If you aren't hovering your cursor over a spidertron, it will pick a remote connected to the spidertron you are driving.

Alternatively, there is a Map setting that enables picking a temporary remote without requiring you to have any remotes in your inventory.

When Spidertron Patrols is installed, press Control + Shift + Q to pipette a patrol remote.

Open vehicle inventories directly

Press Shift + E whilst holding a spidertron remote to open the inventory of the connected spidertron. If not holding a remote, it will open the inventory of the vehicle (not just a spidertron!) you are driving.
Spidertron inventories will never be forcibly closed, no matter how far away the spidertron becomes from the player.

Spidertron inventory sort

Spidertron inventories are automatically sorted just like the player's.

Spidertron corpse with inventory

Spidertron inventories are saved into a corpse instead of being lost when it dies.

Increase spidertron size

Spidertron size can be increased in settings. Default size is unchanged from vanilla.

Configure spidertron sounds

Spidertron volume and sound play frequency can be changed in settings. Default values are unchanged from vanilla. Affects modded spidertrons as well.

Known Bugs / Limitations

  • Spidertron equipment grids and logistics cannot function whilst the spidertron is 'inside' the player
  • When a spidertron enters a vehicle or is quick-toggled, any remotes connected to it that are stored in an inventory more than 30 tiles from a player will become disconnected
  • Compatibility with Spidertron Weapon Switcher is a little unstable. Ammo in an inactive weapon's slots will be lost when you enter a vehicle or quick toggle with a spidertron from this mod.


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Check out some of my other mods: Spidertron Patrols and Factory Search