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README.md

#Blueprint String

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This mod for Factorio makes it easy to import and share blueprints.


####Importing Blueprints

  1. Craft an empty blueprint.
  2. Click the Blueprint button to show the panel.
  3. Copy a blueprint string from your friend.
  4. Paste the blueprint string in the text box.
  5. Click Load

Here is a sample blueprint string, for the classic design of 2 assembling machines fed by logistics bots.

2 assembling machines

H4sIAAAAAAAA/7XSwWrDMAwG4FcJOcfQZNBL8bMYN9YSMUfObCVtMXn3KYOxdtlGGOxkkPVJ
/0EuFD601hdGZyBGRkg6Z7ID6NKmBMPZI3VqsG2PBKopqzEkaQuk81Wrp+qmD8tS7RZfwAAO
p0GBh5YjtmoMHh5BLUDVn8KHDhNLa9tDYhXhdZIX4qM6iPoZjZITZ1BjDDO67+xdxGcrAilB
3GxR9Xtr5TBK/rV4rNpAHIM3Z+jtjCHqLBWSb8PBfOQwBHwJ8UVznGD/qvp+VbOHbQI2/xVw
k+8oDGX0ek8JO7JeZ76NMgUZhrL65WIEkoPrOu+vtFmW5RSBp0iFOQG5N4/Glj/qAgAA

####Exporting Blueprints

  1. Click the Blueprint button to show the panel.
  2. Click Save All
  3. Find the blueprint in your "script-output/blueprint-string" folder.

To export a single blueprint:

  1. Pick up a blueprint.
  2. Click the Blueprint button to show the panel.
  3. Click Save As
  4. Enter a file name in the text box.
  5. Click "Save"
  6. Find the blueprint in your "script-output/blueprint-string" folder.

If you used the Windows installer, your output folder is: %appdata%\Factorio\script-output\blueprint-string


####Features Factorio 0.12.32 broke old blueprints. You can click the Upgrade button while holding a blueprint to fix them. It may take several clicks to fix rail blueprints.

This mod has strict error checking, so bad strings will not crash your game or mess it up. Please report any strings that do!


####Changelog

Version 6.0.0

  • Compatible with Factorio 0.16.0

Version 5.0.0

  • Compatible with Factorio 0.15.4
  • Removed export buttons

Version 4.0.0

  • Compatible with Factorio 0.14.0

Version 3.1.2

  • Fixed constant combinators from 0.12 blueprints

Version 3.1.1

  • Toned down the 0.12.32 upgrade button

Version 3.1.0

  • Added blueprint book support
  • Added label support
  • Empty blueprints are crafted automatically (cost: 1 advanced circuit)
  • To overwrite a blueprint, click the load button while holding that blueprint

Version 3.0.3

  • Fixed filter inserter bug

Version 3.0.2

  • Fixed icon bug with old rail blueprints
  • Added hu translation

Version 3.0.1

  • Fixed icon bug

Version 3.0.0

  • Compatible with Factorio 0.13.0

Version 2.4.1

  • Added ru translation

Version 2.4.0

  • Added upgrade button

Version 2.3.2

  • Buttons compatible with Factorio 0.12.32

Version 2.3.1

  • Added de translation

Version 2.3.0

  • New icons

Version 2.2.1

  • Stricter error checking

Version 2.2.0

  • Compatible with Factorio 0.12.11

Version 2.1.1

  • Fixed compression bug

Version 2.1.0

  • Added "Save As..." button
  • Fixed bug with concrete and stone bricks

Version 2.0.4

  • Fixed compression bug with blueprints bigger than 200kb

Version 2.0.3

  • Compatible with Factorio 0.12.4

Version 2.0.2

  • Fixed compatibility bug with unsorted inventory

Version 2.0.1

  • Fixed some more compatibility bugs

Version 2.0.0

  • Compatible with Factorio 0.12.0

Version 1.0.1

  • Fixed underground belt bug

Version 1.0.0

  • Compatible with large inventory mods

Version 0.0.9

  • Compatible with Factorio 0.11.18
  • Added zh-CN translation

Version 0.0.8

  • Improved compression

Version 0.0.7

  • Workaround for Factorio 1025-element table bug

Version 0.0.6

  • Compatible with Factorio 0.11.14
  • Line breaks are allowed in blueprint strings

Version 0.0.5

  • Automatic compression

Version 0.0.4

  • Fixed crash bug

Version 0.0.3

  • Unresearched recipes are disabled when buildings are constructed

Version 0.0.2

  • Fixed some icon bugs

Version 0.0.1

  • First release