Improved Research Queue

A better GUI for managing the research queue. Unlimited size, move technologies up and down, automatically add prerequisites, filter & search technologies, pause/unpause, estimated time to completion, and more!

2 days ago
0.18 - 1.0
9 days ago
Latest Version:
0.3.3 (2 days ago)
Factorio version:
0.18 - 1.0
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This mod adds a new GUI for managing a queue of research that's easier to use and more featured than the vanilla research queue.

  • Maintain a research queue of unlimited size
  • Move technologies up and down in the queue
  • Adding an unavailable technology to the queue will add all of its prerequisites as well
  • Removing a technology from the queue will remove everything that has it as a prerequisite as well
  • Easily search and filter technologies to research
  • Pause the research queue while you plan, then unpause and watch your queue go
  • See estimated time to completion for technologies in the queue
  • Receive a chat notification when a research finishes (can turn off in settings)
  • Works with any modded technologies and science packs

Do not use the vanilla research queue with this mod; the mod will most likely overwrite the vanilla queue. However, starting and cancelling research using the vanilla technology GUI will work fine with this mod. Starting a new research will add it to the start of the queue and unpause the queue. Cancelling the current research will pause the queue.

Note: while using this mod you probably want to turn off the setting that brings up the technology screen after every research. Disable the option under Settings -> Interface -> Interaction -> Technology screen opens when research is completed.

This mod is intended to replace these great, but outdated, mods:

Default hotkeys

  • Shift+T - Open Research Queue GUI
  • Ctrl+F - Focus search field

To-Do List/Known Issues

  • Multiplayer is not yet supported, but definitely possible