Vanilla Loaders

by Kirazy

Adds the vanilla loaders to the game with customizable recipe difficulty, and with support for cargo wagons via lua scripting. Supports belts added by Bob's Logistics and Ultimate Belts. When installed side-by-side with Loader Redux, will use Loader Redux's snapping logic and train loading. Additionally, with a startup setting, may be used as a dumb mod to simply reskin Loader Redux.

3 days ago
0.16 - 1.1


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Adding custom loaders:

For interested mod authors, you can create a vanilla-style loader with your own coloring very easily by setting this mod as a dependency and calling the following function:

vanillaHD.addLoader(name, color, belt_name, technology, previous_tier, next_tier)


  • name - String, e.g. "your-loader-name".
  • color - Table, e.g. {r = 255, b = 255, g = 255, a = 209}, Alpha value of 209 is recommended.
  • belt_name - String, name of the belt integrated into your loader, e.g. "express-transport-belt".
  • technology - String, name of the technology to unlock your loader, e.g. "logistics-2".
  • previous_tier - String, name of the loader previous to yours to create a generic recipe which you can then modify at leisure, e.g. "loader". Also sets the upgrade path of the loader specified by previous_tier to upgrade to your loader.
  • next_tier - String; Optional parameter. When specified, sets the upgrade path of your loader to the loader specified by next_tier. Only specify when inserting a loader in between existing tiers of loaders.

When adding multiple loaders, call the function from lowest tier to highest tier; the function will connect the upgrade paths.

When inserting in between existing tiers, remember to replace the loader ingredient in the next_tier loader.

Using Loader Redux's Snapping:

See for example on registering your loader with Loader Redux's snapping whitelist.

Known Issues:

  • When Loader Redux is installed and snapping logic is enabled, loaders will connect to belts behind them.
  • Train loading is limited to 120 items/s pending adjustments to control logic (affects Ultimate Belts).