For both new players and veterans! Improves Science pack recipes to follow a traditional progression curve. Silky-smooth transition through oil. Purple science is harder than just dropping Artifacts in a blender. End-game research is more involved, requiring specialized new types of Advanced science. Overall materials cost of research is kept similar to vanilla. Rocket silo can now be achieved without any fighting. Each feature can be tweaked in config.lua.
Transforms many overlooked details. You can enable or disable the following options in config.lua: Modular Armor doesn't need Processing Units; Plastic is made from Light Oil; energy from all fuel is lowered; alien evolution over time is 10x slower, but pollution is increased 5x; biters won't eat your railroads and train stops; all floors can be placed up to water's edge; ammo recipes need coal as accelerant; make Roboport doors quieter; disable picking up Robots while they're flying.