Alternative Friday Factorio Fan Facts

Alt-F4 #10 - Protecting your Empire

Written by Recon419A, trupen, stringweasel, edited by Conor_, Therenas, nicgarner on 2020-10-23

Welcome to the tenth edition of Alt-F4, breaking into double digits! This week, Recon419A returns to present a compelling argument, this time about how you should go about setting up the borders of your empire. Next, trupen does some science and dives into some of the rare annoying aspects of...

Alt-F4 #9 - Translation Process

Written by TheEnemy42, stringweasel, edited by Therenas, nicgarner on 2020-10-16

After our special love letter issue last week, we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming this week with issue nine! TheEnemy42 gives us some insight on how the crowdsourced process of translating Factorio into many different languages works, and stringweasel continues their Nauvis Archives series by digging into the origins...

Alt-F4 #8 - A Love Letter to Factorio

Written by stringweasel, Zirr, Conor_, Therenas, Dexter of Rivia, Recon419A, trupen, ironic toblerone, TheKool, Frank_si_narra, Twisted_Code, Goose, edited by Therenas, nicgarner on 2020-10-09

For this issue of Alt-F4 we decided to do something special: ask the community why exactly they love this game so much. Everyone was invited to submit a short piece detailing their absolute favourite thing about Factorio, which many promptly did. Here’s to one of the greatest games of all...

Alt-F4 #7 - Megabase Mentality

Written by ChurchOrganist, LoneWolf, T-A-R, edited by Therenas, nicgarner on 2020-10-02

We’re back, providing you with your weekly dose of Factorio content! In today’s issue 7, ChurchOrganist brings us up to speed on what has been happening with Yuoki’s mods lately, LoneWolf gives us the rundown of why decentralised smelting is clearly the way to go, and T-A-R informs us about...

Alt-F4 #6 - Purple Goop

Written by arrow in my gluteus maximus, stringweasel, psihius, edited by Therenas, nicgarner on 2020-09-25

Hello and welcome to the sixth issue of the community-driven weekly blog by the name Alt-F4! This week, you can read about the insanity that is arrow in my gluteus maximus’s raycasting engine constructed with vanilla Factorio, while stringweasel gives us a history lesson on how biters used to take...

Alt-F4 #5 - Improving on Perfection

Written by pocarski, Romner, Dr.MagPie, edited by Therenas, nicgarner on 2020-09-18

Welcome to the fifth issue of Alt-F4, and we’re still picking up steam! Many contributors, translators and techies are being busy bees helping to further the project, which is just great. If you want to join in the fun check out the Contributing section at the end of this issue....

Alt-F4 #4 - Designing Blueprints

Written by gamebuster800, Landmine752, Romner, edited by Therenas, nicgarner on 2020-09-11

Welcome to the fourth issue of Alt-F4, rounding out the very first month of posts! This week, gamebuster800 describes their process for designing blueprints, Landmine752 shares some of their favourite fan art, and Romner gives us some insight into their Realistic Fusion Power mod (in the first part of a...

Alt-F4 #3 - Tronparty

Written by JD-Plays, T-A-R, Raiguard, edited by Therenas, nicgarner on 2020-09-04

Welcome to the third issue of Alt-F4. This weekend, there’ll be an attempt to try and break the record for the highest number of players on a single Factorio server; read on for details of how to join the fun. There’s also an action report about the Big Community Games...

Alt-F4 #2 - SPIDERTRON!!!

Written by Lovely_Santa, Robynthedevil, Xorimuth, edited by Therenas, EDLEXUS, nicgarner on 2020-08-28

Welcome to the second issue of Alt-F4, the community-driven follow-on to the Factorio Friday Facts. And man, am I always pleasantly surprised by the community. Within hours of publishing the first issue, the Discord was filled with enthusiastic people that were willing to help at all stages of the process....

Alt-F4 #1 - We Need You!

Written by Therenas on 2020-08-21

Welcome to the very first edition of the ‘Alternative Factorio Friday Fan Facts’ (also known as Alt-F4), the community-driven follow-on to the venerable Factorio Friday Facts. It aims to fill the void that the discontinuation of the FFF left in all our hearts. To fill the gaping hole in our...