math7 basic electric engine unit

Adds a recipe for basic electric engine that is added to the cost of inserters, assemblers and more.
2 months ago
0.15 - 0.17
Owner: mathematics7
Source: N/A
Homepage: N/A
License: Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Created: 2 years ago
Latest Version: 0.1.11 (2 months ago)
Factorio version: 0.15 - 0.17
Downloaded: 923 times

Ever wondered how an inserter could work without an electric engine?

This small mod adds a new item + recipe called "basic electric engine unit" that is now an ingredient in the inserter, the assembling machine, the electric mining drill and the steam engine. I always thought it to be very unrealistic to craft these electric structures without the need of electric engines, but because electric engines are too complicated to craft (require lubricant and thus oil processing) I added a new type of engine. The old “electric engine unit” is renamed to “advanced electric engine unit”.
The recipe for this new basic electric engine unit is: 4 copper cable, 1 iron gear wheel and 1 iron stick.
In the config.lua it's very easy to add a basic electric engine unit to the cost of any recipe (with a specified amount). The defaults are: inserter: 1, pump: 1, assembling machine: 2, electric mining drill: 2, steam engine: 4. For the details on how to change this, please look at the config.lua.



Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 (informal licence deed, not the legal license)


  • Thanks @Pi-C for improving the changelog to be parsable by the game.
  • Thanks the Factorio devs for the ease of modding Factorio (and the great game of course).