Miniloader

by therax
Compact and UPS-friendly 1x1 loaders. Works with train cargo wagons, circuits, filters, and modded belts from Bob's, Krastorio, FactorioExtended Plus, Space Exploration, and Ultimate Belts.
29 days ago
0.15 - 0.17
208210

Changelog

Version: 1.8.3
Date: 20.08.2019
  Changes:
    - Add chutes: very slow (1/4 yellow belt speed) grativy-fed miniloaders that work without power, for use in the early game.
    - Express belt miniloaders set to 60 items/s, since 45/s is too inconsistent with 2 inserters.
              

Version: 1.8.2
Date: 24.07.2019
  Bugfixes:
    - Adjust speeds of express belts, again.
  Compatibility:
    - Fix non-space miniloaders being buildable in Space Exploration's orbital surfaces.
              

Version: 1.8.1
Date: 23.07.2019
  Changes:
    - Adjust speeds of express belts.
  Compatibility:
    - Add support for Krastorio's Superior transport belt tier.
    - Improve support for mods that alter the speed of existing belts.
              

Version: 1.8.0
Date: 17.06.2019
  Changes:
    - Requires Factorio 0.17.50 for the improved inserter performance.
    - Caveats for belts faster than 60/s are removed. All miniloaders can now be filtered and circuit controlled, and all miniloaders should transfer to/from cargo wagons at full speed. There are still Factorio limitations with belts faster than 120/s whether used with or without miniloaders, and this mod cannot address those.
              

Version: 1.7.12
Date: 11.06.2019
  Bugfixes:
    - Fixed crash when loading a map with miniloaders broken by interaction with other mods. (https://mods.factorio.com/mod/miniloader/discussion/5d00865659589c000b345432)
  Compatibility:
    - Added support for Space Exploration.
              

Version: 1.7.11
Date: 11.06.2019
  Bugfixes:
    - Fixed stray debug print to console when placing blueprints. (https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=54343&start=340#p436005)
    - Fixed that inserters added to old saves where belt speeds have increased are not circuit connected when they should be. (https://github.com/mspielberg/factorio-miniloader/issues/27)
              

Version: 1.7.10
Date: 10.06.2019
  Bugfixes:
    - Fixed problem with insufficient throughput when loading an old save. (https://github.com/mspielberg/factorio-miniloader/issues/26)
    - Fixed issue with lane inserter configuration becoming mismatched when building a blueprint over existing miniloaders. (https://github.com/mspielberg/factorio-miniloader/issues/24)
  Compatibility:
    - Add alternative recipes for Xander Mod (Therax).
              

Version: 1.7.9
Date: 30.05.2019
  Changes:
    - Switched from increased stack size bonus to having additional inserters instead, to fix problems with sushi belts. (https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=54343&start=320#p421866)
              

Version: 1.7.8
Date: 17.05.2019
  Compatibility:
    - Add compatibility with Construction Drones. (https://mods.factorio.com/mod/miniloader/discussion/5cdc798914ee39000cdd4506)
              

Version: 1.7.7
Date: 31.03.2019
  Compatibility:
    - Fix PickerDollies compatibility.
    - Fix Bob's Logistics support for Factorio 0.17.23+.
  Minor Features:
    - Miniloaders can now be set to not require a connection to an electic network.
  Translation:
    - Add Traditional Chinese translation from k98a.
              

Version: 1.7.6
Date: 20.03.2019
  Changes:
    - Increased miniloader inserter movement speed, so they should hopefully now reliably keep up with express belts.
    - Decreased time to mine Miniloaders to be comparable to mining a belt segment.
  Translation:
    - Add French translation from Krysh Nar.
              

Version: 1.7.5
Date: 19.03.2019
  Changes:
    - Miniloaders now scale to faster speeds by increased stack size bonus, instead of movement speed.
              

Version: 1.7.4
Date: 14.03.2019
  Minor Changes:
    - Increase miniloader speed to ensure they can keep up with the faster blue belts.
  Bugfixes:
    - Preserve cargo wagon filters in blueprints with no miniloaders. (https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=54343&start=280#p412248)
              

Version: 1.7.3
Date: 13.03.2019
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix being unable to mine UB miniloaders. (https://mods.factorio.com/mod/miniloader/discussion/5c87a9086df489000b719597)
    - Fix crash when configuring UB miniloaders. (https://mods.factorio.com/mod/miniloader/discussion/5c87a9086df489000b719597)
              

Version: 1.7.2
Date: 03.03.2019
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix blacklist on filter miniloaders. (https://mods.factorio.com/mod/miniloader/discussion/5c7a629def2ffa000dd4947d)
              

Version: 1.7.1
Date: 26.02.2019
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash on startup when using normal sprite resolution.
              

Version: 1.7.0
Date: 26.02.2019
  Features:
    - Update to Factorio 0.17.
              

Version: 1.6.10
Date: 25.02.2019
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix recipes for Bob's Logistics with inserter overhaul.
              

Version: 1.6.9
Date: 12.02.2019
  Compatibility:
    - Add compatibility with Xander Mod.
              

Version: 1.6.8
Date: 02.01.2019
  Compatibility:
    - Miniloader inserters are no longer adjustable with Bob's Adjustable Inserters.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix snapping issues introduced in v1.6.6.
    - Copper cables attached to power switches are no longer removed from blueprints. (https://mods.factorio.com/mod/miniloader/discussion/5c2ac4eb24fc29000db27e19)
              

Version: 1.6.7
Date: 28.11.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash from trying to preserve orientation.
              

Version: 1.6.6
Date: 28.11.2018
  Minor Features:
    - Enable fast replacing Miniloaders.
    - Preserve input/output type when building over ghosts.
              

Version: 1.6.5
Date: 31.10.2018
  Documentation:
    - Separate changelog.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash when deconstructing in The Blueprint Lab. (https://mods.factorio.com/mod/miniloader/discussion/5bd9bb9061c07e000d020dfc)
              

Version: 1.6.4
Date: 22.10.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash when placing a miniloader next to certain curved rails with snapping enabled.
              

Version: 1.6.3
Date: 08.10.2018
  Compatibility:
    - Add support for FactorioExtended-Plus-Transport.
              

Version: 1.6.2
Date: 07.10.2018
  Graphics:
    - Expose circuit connector graphics.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix unintended removal when deconstructing tiles under miniloaders.
    - Restore filter icons in info mode.
    - Fix a case where robots could lose a mined miniloader.
              

Version: 1.6.1
Date: 25.09.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix reversed colors in recent versions of boblogistics.
              

Version: 1.6.0
Date: 21.09.2018
  Documentation:
    - Remove references to priority-split usecase now that Factorio core supports splitter priority.
  Graphics:
    - New vanilla-inspired graphics that don't overlap with adjacent buildings.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix some cases where miniloaders rarely snap to the wrong entity.
              

Version: 1.5.23
Date: 26.07.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash when getting a bad on_put_item event from buggy other mods.
    - Fix wire connections not appearing on ghosts autoplaced when an entity dies.
              

Version: 1.5.22
Date: 12.06.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix bug where placing a miniloader by hand over a configured blueprint ghost only configured one of the miniloader inserters.
              

Version: 1.5.21
Date: 24.05.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix Ultimate Belts miniloaders not yielding an item when mined.
    - Fix bug with Upgrade Planner integration that could sometimes cause upgraded miniloaders to not be returned to the player's inventory.
              

Version: 1.5.20
Date: 02.05.2018
  Compatibility:
    - Add filter miniloader support for Ultimate Belts.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix upgrade planner crash where loader belts have insufficient room for items.
    - Work around for bug in Creative Mode's instant deconstruction cheat.
    - Fix icon appearance when other mods add multi-layer icons to underground belts.
    - Fix case where mining the last entity connected to a miniloader via circuit left the miniloader inoperative.
              

Version: 1.5.19
Date: 04.04.2018
  Compatibility:
    - Fix compatibility with Ultimate Belts 0.16.4.
              

Version: 1.5.18
Date: 01.04.2018
  Balancing:
    - Increased miniloader inserter speed again slightly to better handle inline belt-to-belt use.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix load error with Ultimate Belts.
    - Fix a possible error when joining a multiplayer server.
              

Version: 1.5.17
Date: 31.03.2018
  Balancing:
    - Increased speed of miniloader belt-to-container throughput, enabling them to keep up with fast transport belts.
  Compatibility:
    - Significant overhaul to boblogistics support, now that Bob's top-tier belts are called Ultimate transport belts, introducing a conflict with the Ultimate Belts mod.
              

Version: 1.5.16
Date: 18.03.2018
  Balancing:
    - Change ingredients when using boblogistics inserter overhaul.
              

Version: 1.5.15
Date: 12.03.2018
  Minor Features:
    - Add support for boblogistics inserter overhaul.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix another crash when mining miniloaders in Factorio 0.16.29.
              

Version: 1.5.14
Date: 12.03.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash when mining miniloader in Factorio 0.16.29.
              

Version: 1.5.13
Date: 06.03.2018
  Optimization:
    - Optimize graphics to reduce download size.
  Bugfixes:
    - Remove stray debug logging to console.
              

Version: 1.5.12
Date: 05.03.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix additional event sync corner cases on joining a multiplayer server.
    - Fix crash when mining a miniloader with an opened GUI.
    - Fix filter miniloader recipes to use previous tiers of filter miniloaders instead of unfiltered miniloaders.
              

Version: 1.5.11
Date: 20.02.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix event sync problem on joining a multiplayer server.
              

Version: 1.5.10
Date: 08.02.2018
  Balancing:
    - Shrink miniloader collision box.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash related to placing rail blueprints.
    - Fix crash related to rapidly drag-building blueprints.
              

Version: 1.5.9
Date: 06.02.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Remove stray debugging code.
              

Version: 1.5.8
Date: 06.02.2018
  Compatibility:
    - Using Upgrade Planner on miniloaders now preserves complex items (configured blueprints, armor with inventory, etc.)
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix building over an existing miniloader with a blueprint where that miniloader is connected to the circuit network.
              

Version: 1.5.7
Date: 22.01.2018
  Compatibility:
    - Potentional fix for reported Omnimatter mod incompatibility.
  Bugfixes:
    - Make sure stack size override is reset on non-circuit-controlled inserters.
              

Version: 1.5.6
Date: 19.01.2018
  Balancing:
    - Change recipes to use lower tiers of miniloaders as ingredients.
  Features:
    - Add BETA support for Ultimate Belts mod.  See caveats and warnings above.
              

Version: 1.5.5
Date: 18.01.2018
  Compatibility:
    - Add compatibility with upgrade-planner.
  Bugfixes:
    - Ghosts can now be placed over miniloaders marked for deconstruction.
              

Version: 1.5.4
Date: 17.01.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash when alt-selecting with blueprint.
    - Fix crash during blueprinting.
              

Version: 1.5.3
Date: 15.01.2018
  Compatibility:
    - Reenable PickerExtended dolly. Thanks to Nexela for the fix suggestion.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix setting a blueprint that includes no entities, only tiles.
              

Version: 1.5.2
Date: 14.01.2018
  Compatibility:
    - Disable PickerExtended's dolly feature, since it can only move parts of miniloaders, breaking them.
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix blueprints having duplicate overlapping miniloaders.  Any blueprints in your inventory should be fixed, but blueprints in chests may need to be cleared and re-created.
    - Fix building miniloaders with Nanorobots.
              

Version: 1.5.1
Date: 14.01.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Enable filter inserter recipes when migrating from pre-1.5.0.
              

Version: 1.5.0
Date: 12.01.2018
  Changes:
    - Separate filter miniloaders into their own entities.  Existing miniloaders will lose their filtering capabilities. Sorry for the inconvenience!
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash when connecting miniloaders directly to arithmetic or decider combinators.
              

Version: 1.4.3
Date: 09.01.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Apply migration to saves with v1.4.1.
              

Version: 1.4.2
Date: 09.01.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix broken migration of yellow miniloaders.
    - Fix broken localization of items in hand.
              

Version: 1.4.1
Date: 09.01.2018
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix crash when placing underground belt with a miniloader on the opposite side.
    - Fix migration issue from 1.2.0-1.3.0 causing belt items to spill on the ground.
              

Version: 1.4.0
Date: 07.01.2018
  Major Features:
    - Add support for controlling miniloaders through the circuit network. 
    - Add optional filtering support for miniloaders.
  Changes:
    - Redesign using 0.16 customized loader entities instead of underground belt to provide belt connectivity.
              

Version: 1.3.0
Date: 18.12.2017
  Balancing:
    - Rebalance ingredient costs.
    - Make yellow miniloader accessible before oil.
              

Version: 1.2.0
Date: 14.12.2017
  Changes:
    - Update to Factorio 0.16.
              

Version: 1.1.5
Date: 14.12.2017
  Changes:
    - Remove the problematic separate force for miniloader inserters, and set a stack size override instead.
              

Version: 1.1.4
Date: 11.12.2017
  Changes:
    - Make snapping less aggressive.  Miniloaders should only turn 180 degrees, not 90 degrees, to better match behavior from Loader Redux.
  Bugfixes:
    - Remove orphan inserters left behind by yellow miniloaders if removed while 1.1.0-1.1.2 was installed.
              

Version: 1.1.3
Date: 06.12.2017
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix basic yellow miniloaders.  Oops.
    - Fix a case where items could be spilled onto adjacent tiles when snapping a miniloader to a belt.
              

Version: 1.1.2
Date: 06.12.2017
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix critical crash bug when rotating miniloaders.
              

Version: 1.1.1
Date: 05.12.2017
  Bugfixes:
    - Fix some snapping issues (laying belts to the side of a miniloader, trying to snap to a player, sometimes snapping to the wrong direction when next to a large entities like assemblers).
              

Version: 1.1.0
Date: 03.12.2017
  Major Features:
    - Add graphics and loader snapping.
              

Version: 1.0.0
Date: 01.12.2017
  Major Features:
    - Initial release.