Personal Roboport Switch

by mknejp
Allows you to control whether the personal roboports equipped in your armor or a vehicle should automatically deactivate while within the range of other roboports. No longer pick up random junk while deconstructing your base! Default keybind is "O"
2 years ago
0.14
1744
Owner: mknejp
Source: N/A
Homepage: https://forums.factorio.com/viewtopic...
License: MIT
Created: 2 years ago
Latest Version: 0.1.4 (2 years ago)
Factorio version: 0.14
Downloaded: 1744 times

Have you ever encountered the problem of ordering half your base for deconstruction only to have your personal robots decide to fill all your inventory with random junk? This mod brings an end to that dilemma. You can now control whether the personal roboports equipped in your armor or a vehicle should automatically deactivate when they are within the range of other roboports.

Simply hit the provided hotkey (default "O") while either located within the construction area of a different roboport (stationary or a vehicle/player equipped with one) or while hovering your cursor over an object that projects a construction zone to use that as target instead. If you hit the hotkey while inside a vehicle the toggle affects the vehicle instead. From then on equipped roboports will no longer participate in construction and deconstruction orders while the carrier is within the construction zone's limits. If you change your mind simply hit the key again with the same source and target.

Note that if the roboport is inside a train carriage you must enter the train in that exact carriage for it to register.

For example you could disable the roboports of you and your outpost building train/car while inside your main base so their inventories don't fill up with base deconstruction trash, and disable your own roboport inside the construction zone of your vehicle to prioritize its robots and inventory while building outposts!

Or turn off your roboport next to your scouting car to have its roboport fill up its inventory with wood and rocks instead of yours while you deforest the planet from the comfort of your driver's seat.

Works with any personal roboports, modded or not.