Factorio is a game in which you build and maintain factories.
You will be mining resources, researching technologies, building infrastructure, automating production and fighting enemies. Use your imagination to design your factory, combine simple elements into ingenious structures, apply management skills to keep it working and finally protect it from the creatures who don't really like you.
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Note: Any section that deal with ratios assume no modules and consistent assembly machines.
These are intended only as a starting point, for advanced ratios use a calculator.
Common Formula for Machines Needed: (Items per craft/base craft time) * (machine craft speed*productivity bonus)
|Belt||Throughput (single side)||Throughput (both sides)|
|6.66 i/s||13.33 i/s||1x|
|13.33 i/s||26.66 i/s||2x|
|20.00 i/s||40.00 i/s||3x|
Note: Smelting steel takes a lot of furnaces!
Smelting iron, copper, and stone each take a base 3.5 seconds to finish. Smelting steel takes 17.5 seconds.
The Vanilla game has all reasearch balanced in number of different science packs required.
However the different science pack themselves have various crafting times and outputs.
Since they all have different crafting times, you'll need a different number of assemblers making each science to prevent bottlenecks.
Here is a 2x ratio science pack blueprint book that will produce 90 of each per minute using blue assemblers.
Check your Resource requirements to keep production steady
Bonus is more effective when moving from stack to stack (chests, wagons, machines) than when moving from stack to belt or belt to stack
See the inserter throughput for more details.
|1 (base)||2 (base)|
|2 (+1)||4 (+1)|
|3 (+1)||12 (+2)|
Based on MadZuri's Efficiency numbers . What are the best things to put efficiency modules in?
*Ordered by best Payoff Time with beacons.
|2||24m 5s||7m 17s|
|3||55m 32s||7m 39s|
|4||01h 40m 17s||13m 49s|
|5||02h 26m 53s||20m 14s|
|6||01h 39m 17s||20m 14s|
|7||02h 45m 46s||22m 50s|
|8||03h 52m 04s||31m 58s|
|9||04h 21m 44s||36m 03s|
|10||04h 50m 05s||39m 57s|
|11||4h 59m 26s||41m 14s|
|12||4h 41m 18s||57m 21s|
|13||4h 41m 18s||57m 21s|
|14||9h 40m 10s||1h 19m 54s|
|15||9h 40m 10s||1h 19m 54s|
|16||9h 40m 10s||1h 19m 54s|
|17||10h 05m 23s||1h 23m 23s|
|18||10h 44m 38s||1h 28m 47s|
|19||11h 36m 12s||1h 35m 53s|
|20||12h 28m 36s||1h 43m 06s|
|21||16h 34m 34s||2h 16m 59s|
|22||21h 29m 16s||2h 57m 34s|
|23||17h 34m 51s||3h 35m 04s|
|24||12h 05m 13s||3h 39m 16s|
|25||29h 00m 30s||3h 59m 43s|
|26||32h 13m 53s||4h 26m 21s|
|27||18h 25m 05s||5h 34m 07s|
|28||28h 07m 45s||5h 44m 06s|
|29||24h 10m 25s||7h 18m 31s|
|30||24h 10m 25s||7h 18m 31s|
|31||24h 10m 25s||7h 18m 31s|