Posts by Albert

Friday Facts #339 - Beacon HR + Redesign process

Posted by Albert on 2020-03-20

The beacon is one of the last entities left to convert to HR. As always, before 'just re-rendering' we take the chance to re-think the concept and modernize it. This post will try to go a bit deeper in the process of redesigning such an entity. The old beacon At the beginning of the project, the style of the game was less or...

Friday Facts #327 - 2020 Vision

Posted by Albert, kovarex, Klonan on 2019-12-27

2020 is going to be quite an exciting year for us. We have our 1.0 date set to the 25th of September, and there is a lot of preparation to do. It is no doubt to any of us that we would not be able to have any success without the great community that has developed for the game over the last years, and the support of all our players and...

Friday Facts #325 - New Explosions and Particles

Posted by Albert, Dom, Klonan on 2019-12-13

Hello, The year is wrapping up, and we have been hard at work finishing off some topics before we take our Christmas break. As you can imagine, releasing any new version of the game without a few weeks to do bugfixing wouldn't be wise, so you can rest easy this holiday period without the worry of a surprise 0.18 release. New explosions...

Friday Facts #324 - Sound design, Animated trees, Optimizations

Posted by Jitka, Ian, Albert, Allaizn, Rseding on 2019-12-06

We would like to introduce our new fabric Factorio logo patches, which are now available at our e-shop. These sew-on embroidered patches are ideal for clothing, hats, backpacks, etc. The dimensions are 2.5 x 12 cm. As we are uncertain how large the demand for these patches is going to be, we have only limited stock available at...

Friday Facts #323 - Animated water

Posted by Albert, Ernestas, posila on 2019-11-29

Since the very beginning of the project, we have focused a lot in the side of the factory, providing better designs for the machines, and expressive animations that give a sense of life and credibility in this area. We put a lot of effort also in the environmental side, adding different tile sizes, improving textures, adding doodads, cliffs,...

Friday Facts #320 - Color correction

Posted by Albert, V453000 on 2019-11-08

Factorio is in a state that even though is not yet finished, it is very close to its 1.0 version. That means that most of the work is done and we are polishing the game in order to make it bright. That's what we've been doing for the past 2 weeks. Literally making it bright. Since years I wanted to do this post-production work. But I...

Friday Facts #319 - New T-shirts & Lua event filtering

Posted by Jitka, Albert, Aleš, Klonan, Rseding on 2019-11-01

Hello, There is a bit of a cold/flu going around the office, but it isn't severe enough to dampen our spirits (I don't like the daylight savings though). New T-shirts Jitka, Albert, Aleš, Klonan Ever since we launched the classic Grey T-shirt back in November 2017, we've been asked when we're going to have more designs. Over the last...

Friday Facts #313 - Light at the end of the bug tunnel

Posted by Klonan, Ernestas, Albert on 2019-09-20

Hello, We have had quite a peaceful week here in the office. Last night we went out for a burger and a beer as a last meal with Ernestas before he flies back home for another few months. It was also quite nostalgic, as we went to a place that we used to go to frequently near our old office, and the staff still remembered us. Light...

Friday Facts #312 - Fluid mixing saga & Landfill terrain

Posted by Dominik, Ernestas, Albert on 2019-09-13

Hello Factorians, Today I would like to talk to you about my favourite subject - fluid mixing and its prevention. It is a new mechanic introduced in 0.17 that seemed quite simple at first, but has been giving me nightmares ever since. A while ago I took on the task of updating the fluid system (FFF-260). The way it works in 0.16...

Friday Facts #311 - New remnants 3

Posted by Albert, Dom, V453000, Bilka on 2019-09-06

Another week has elapsed, which brings us another week deeper into the declining weather of autumn. Even more Remnants Albert, Dom, V453000 In FFF-288 we proposed that we are considering multiple approaches to remnants, and in FFF-293, we described that we are choosing the balanced solution which does not obstruct the movement of a...