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Factorio Console Commands Guide

Factorio 1.0 Release Date

Factorio is a very complex game. Building an entirely automated mega-factory on a hostile alien world is actually a ton of fun, despite what it might sound like. This is one of the most addictive time vampires I’ve ever played. If you want to skip the grind though, there is a path forward. Factorio console commands and cheats are very useful, although some players choose not to use them. Some players might also opt for mods instead that add more options to this system.

How to use Factorio console commands

You can access Factorio‘s console by pressing the tilde (`) or slash (/) key. The wiki for Factorio also has a more comprehensive list of the codes. Not all of these are that useful, so we kept the most important one below. Simply choose a command from the list you wish to use and input the command to get the intended result.

Basic Factorio Console Commands

Here are some of the most useful items you can use to display info about the game and the server. Players can administrate their multiplayer games as well using these Factorio console commands.

  • /seed – Copies the current map’s seed
  • /time – Returns info about the map’s age
  • /permissions – Opens permissions UI
  • /alerts – Disables, enables, mutes or unmutes alerts for in-game events
  • /admin – Opens player management UI
  • /delete-blueprint-library – Use this to remove the bp library of a specific player, or everyone
  • /shout – Type a message to send it to all players on the server
  • /whisper  – Whipser to a player by specifying their name and the message you wish to send
  • /ban – Bans players for a specified reason
  • /unban – Unbans player
  • /demote – Removes admin powers from player
  • /promote – Gives player admin powers
  • /ignore – Ignores player
  • /unignore – Unignores player
  • /kick – Kick players from server for a specified reason
  • /mute – Mutes player
  • /unmute – Unmutes player
  • /help [command] – Use this to learn about the usage and effect of any command in the game
  • /evolution – Prints the current state of alien evolution
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Cheat Options

These options can be used to alter the game in myriad ways. Most of these are pretty big cheats. You can unlock all research items, alter the game’s usage of pollution and aliens, and so much more. These are very useful if you want to skip the early-game grind for some reason.

  • /cheat – Researches all technologies, enables cheat mode
  • /unlock-shortcut-bar – Unlocks all shortcut bar items, including Blueprints
  • /editor – Toggles map editor
  • /c game.player.zoom=0.2 – Zoom past usual bounds
  • /c game.player.force.manual_mining_speed_modifier=1000 – Makes mining faster
  • /c game.player.force.manual_crafting_speed_modifier=1000 – Makes crafting faster
  • /c game.player.cheat_mode=true – Cheat mode, infinite crafting
  • /c game.player.selected.amount=7000 – Gives amount of resource present on the tile you’re hovering your mouse cursor over
  • /c game.player.insert{name=”item”, count=100} – Gives number of specified item
  • /c game.speed=number – Changes game speed
  • /c game.player.surface.always_day=true – Disables night
  • /c game.player.surface.clear_pollution() – Removes pollution
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