Silica & Silicon

by brevven

Adds simple Silica and Silicon to the game, along with basic fiber optics. Compatible with Krastorio 2, Space Exploration, Bio Industries, and other mods. A standalone piece of BZ Mods With graphics by snouz.

6 days ago
1.0 - 1.1


What is "BZ"?

BZ is two letters that were unique enough on the Factorio mod portal to not collide with other mod collections. You can pronounce it B's, as in Brevven's, or BEE-ZEE. Yes, the Very BZ mod pack's name is a bit of a groan-inducing pun. To learn more about the full collection of mods, see the forum thread.

Can you make Silica & Silicon compatible with another mod?

Yes, I'll give it a shot. Post a thread with your request!

A stacked recipe isn't showing up from Deadlock Stacked Recipes.

Use this bridge mod

I wish a recipe was not changed.

There is now a "Bypass recipes" setting. You can decide which recipes you want this (or each) mod to bypass modifications for. It requires a comma-separated list of internal recipe names. Eg.:

transport-belt, underground-belt

You must use the "internal" recipe-name. If you're not sure how to find it, the easiest way is to use debug mode (F5) and mouse over the recipe in your handcrafting window. Find the recipe-name in the debug properties.

Detailed list of recipes changes (Incomplete)


  • Processing Unit
  • Advanced Circuit (only if additional intermediates are enabled)
  • Modules
  • Solar Panels
  • Concrete
  • Circuit network components are now based on fiber optics.

Space Exploration:

  • Chemical Gel (silica)
  • Materials testing pack (silica)
  • Polarisation data (optical fiber)