Eradicator's Belt Planner (Beta)


Multi-line and backwards-building capable belt builder with live preview. Languages: English

11 days ago
1.1
136
Owner:
eradicator
Source:
N/A
Homepage:
N/A
License:
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Created:
23 days ago
Latest Version:
0.2.7 (11 days ago)
Factorio version:
1.1
Downloaded:
136 times

How to use.

Activate the shortcut, then left click one or more existng belts, drag around and left click again when you're done. Press Q to cancel. See the in-game tips & tricks for more instructions.


Beta.

It's still unpolished and only works for normal belt (all speeds). Underground
support is planned but is gonna be a while. No known obvious crashes. Multiplayer
should work but is untested.


Design Goal.

A single tool to comfortably built arbitarily complex belt layouts.

Integrated: Everything belt related can be built with a single tool, without
ever having to switch between belts, undergrounds, splitters or belt colors.

Non-smart: Does not try to read the players mind. Every interaction has a single
precisely defined non-ambigious result. Does not take guesses about how
long you want your underground belts to be. Leaves all the important
decisions in your hand.

Previewable: Like blueprints the result of every interaction can be seen
before executing it. (Done.)

Backwards: Allows building belts against their transport direction.
Allowing to build belts and undergrounds from the destination to the source. (Done.)

Multi-lane: If desired can build several lanes in paralell while preserving
spacing between the lanes. (Done.)

Undo-compatible: Every interaction can be undo using the vanilla undo function. (This one is gonna be tricky given the limits of what mods can do.)

Frustration-Free Install: Does not change your savegame. Can be un-/install at any time. (Done.)