Later we will also need Crude oil. From the main menu, select "Play", then "Start Campaign", then "First Steps". If you have your plate belts seperate, and you want them running side by side there can be issues with trying to grab one or the other resources from the far belt. You can use this to gather wood, stone, coal, copper ore, iron ore, and fish only. The iron deposit looks like blue-ish gray rocks on the ground. Factorio has gained a fair amount of praise since its 2016 launch, as shown by its ‘overwhelmingly positive’ Steam reviews, and it even made our list of the best management games on PC. Put some fuel in your boiler and you are generating steam power! Not only do the science packs take a long time to make, but as you can imagine, research takes a pretty long time as well. If you're still lost after playing through the tutorial levels, this guide is here to help. To generate steam power you are going to need to craft five items -- Offshore Pump, Boiler, Pipes, Steam Engine, and Small Electrical Pole. Next up we want to get some electricity so that we can have inserters that run off that instead of fuel. In the first few stages of the game, you can use Burner Inserters as a cheap way to move items from anything to anything. Now you have some raw iron, you are going to need to get it to a stone furnace. If a structure is interact-able, left click it to open its UI. This is where Inserters step in. Now that we have electricity, we can use Electric Mining Drills. #3. The offshore pump goes in the water and needs no power to run. So get to it, and show off your own unique designs! With this, you can start to use Electric Drills and, shortly after, the Electric Furnace. If you want to transfer ALL items of ANY type, hold down the "inventory transfer" key ("CTRL" default) and click an empty slot. Your power setup can look however you want it to look. But for that we need some extra utilities which we don't have and need to get through research. I don't have a clue about industrial processes or manufacturing, but I'm a fan of games of this genre. If you want to pick up only half of a stack of items, right click the stack in your inventory. A pump produces enough water for 20 boilers, so the most often used setup contains 1 offshore pump, 20 boilers and 40 steam engines. Middle click (or Command-Right-Click) the item in the Quickbar to remove it. Check out the Steam page here. You can view the trailer for yourself here: As well as the trailer, Wube Software also put out an announcement on Steam in which it thanked everyone who helped with the game’s development and those who’d played the game and “allowed all of this to happen”. Be sure to check out the rest of our Factorio guides for more help with this intense building game: It all started with an Atari ST and here I am, all these years later, still loving video games! Indie games are where my heart is and where it'll stay. The world of indie video games is ever evolving and such an interesting arena to be a part of! From the outside, Factorio looks a bit daunting so check out this beginners guide full of hints and tips to make starting a new game easier! The Complete Guide to Oil Processing in Factorio, A Guide For Blue, Green, and Red Science Packs Production in Factorio, The Complete Guide to Generating Nuclear Power in Factorio. If your spawn area doesn't have one of these resources, or they are too scarce or too far apart, simply hit the Escape key and choose "Restart." This way we won't have to worry about research any longer. The recipes for each are as follows: Pipes only require one steel sheet to make. We really want automation right now. Now that you have everything you need, you need to find a body of water. You begin your journey with a Stone furnace and a Burner mining drill. Your mouse icon will still have the structure. You'll need to craft some extra drills. These are used to generate your research, and they're made up of various smaller items. They do pretty much what their names imply. Some items are structures that you can place on the ground. The output slots on the drill can also output onto conveyor belts to be transported to your other machines. Now that you can afford some extra drill and furnaces, you should automate the acquisition of both coal and stone. When your inventory is open, you can select a place-able structure from your inventory by clicking it. Wube Software’s Factorio has finally released its full version today.