Alternative Friday Factorio Fan Facts

Dead biter nests that dropped alien artifacts

Alt-F4 #6 - Purple Goop

Written by arrow in my gluteus maximus, stringweasel, psihius, 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 part in the production of science, and psihius recommends a Factorio review that’s worth watching for newcomers and veterans alike.

Fusion rocket exploding

Alt-F4 #5 - Improving on Perfection

Written by pocarski, Romner, Dr.MagPie, 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. In actual news, this week pocarski makes the case for allowing landfill to be dug up again, Romner follows up their submission from last week by talking about obliterating biters with the power of fusion, and Dr.MagPie takes us to the Factorio Zone!

Fanart of a cute engineer riding the new spidertron

Alt-F4 #4 - Designing Blueprints

Written by gamebuster800, Landmine752, Romner, 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 two-part series).

A conveyor belt with two infinity loaders at both ends, with a popup showing information for the left one

Alt-F4 #3 - Tronparty

Written by JD-Plays, T-A-R, Raiguard, 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 launch party, which should totally haven been covered last week. Completely my (Therena’s) bad. Finally, Raiguard shares an exciting mod of his with all of us. Let’s get to it!

A Spidertron stands next to the crash site

Alt-F4 #2 - SPIDERTRON!!!

Written by Lovely_Santa, Robynthedevil, Xorimuth, 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. One thing you might have noticed is that the page you’re reading this on got a small upgrade here and there. Thanks to everyone who has been so enthusiastic about the project!

A zoomed out view of a small factory from Factorio

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 calendars every Friday, we aim to provide a variety of content, created by the community. Topics like community showcases, mod spotlights, and write-ups about Factorio updates will be frequent subjects, but pretty much anything that’s awesome and Factorio-related is welcome.