by brevven

Adds aluminum, alumina, cables, alloys and more to the game. Compatible with RSO, Krastorio 2 and Space Exploration. A standalone piece of BZ Mods.

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Latest Version:
0.4.28 (a month ago)
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"And I am nothing of a builder / But here I dreamt I was an architect" - Colin Meloy

Adds aluminum ore, alumina, aluminum plates, cables, alloys, spark plugs, and more to the game.

Largely retaining the vanilla factorio feel, this mod provides a small rework to the burner phase early game, as well as many later recipe updates. Aluminum is a very important base-building resource and is also used in science packs. This mod also requires the Foundry building.

If used alongside most of the other BZ mods, the game will become quite a bit more complex. As always with BZ resource mods, the game is not extended much past the rocket launch, instead the game is a lot wider up to that point. For a post-rocket-launch extension, consider using this mod alongside Krastorio2, Space Exploration, or both.

If you want a vanilla-esque game with some tweaks, try this mod, or perhaps a less complex one like Titanium or Lead.


Aluminum ore can be smelted to alumina. It also (optionally) outputs silica if using Silica & Silicon. Alumina is used in some recipes and can be smelted to aluminum plates, which is used for aluminum cable and ACSR cable. Aluminum replaces copper in most early recipes. Copper and green circuits are locked behind research and not needed until electronics. Alloys are later unlocked consisting of aluminum and a variety of other resources. Warning, if using alongside Lead, you'll need to hoard copper byproduct until you research copper processing.

Supported compatible mods:

  • RSO
  • Space Exploration & AAI
  • Krastorio 2 & Rich Rocks Requiem
  • 248k (beta)
  • Several other mods like Cargo Ships, Deadlock Stacking, Deadlock Crating, etc.
  • Various other land and air vehicle mods.

Coming soon: FE+, 5Dim's, ModMash, etc.
Planned but not yet supported: Omnimatter, Simple Compress, and much more.

Many other mods are compatible, but not yet fully supported. Compatibility suggestions always appreciated.

Special thanks to

  • The community, for all the suggestions, feedback, and bug reports!
  • snouz (recolored ore graphics, thumbnail style)
  • U.N.Owen (broader compatibility)
  • FreeSVG/OpenClipart for spark plug
  • Krastorio2 team for original automation-core icons (Licensed under GNU LGPL v3.0)

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