Factorio crafting graph

from Red Blob Games
26 Apr 2020

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A few years ago I looked at crafting graphs[1] for Minecraft. I’ve been playing modded Factorio lately and wanted to see what the graph looked like in Factorio. The main mods are Krastorio2 and Space Exploration, but there are a bunch of others thrown in there too.

I ran Factorio and exported the recipes (type: LuaRecipePrototype[2]) to factorio-recipes.txt.

/c
lines = {}
for k, v in pairs(game.recipe_prototypes) do
  table.insert(lines, serpent.line({name=v.name, group=v.group.name, subgroup=v.subgroup.name, ingredients=v.ingredients, products=v.products}))
end
game.write_file("factorio-recipes.txt", table.concat(lines, "\n"))

I then hackily converted this to factorio-recipes.json:

echo '[' >build/factorio-recipes.json
perl -p -e 's/ = /: /g;' -e 's/{{/[{/g;' -e 's/}}/}]/g;' -e 's/$/,/;' -e 's/(\w+):/"\1":/g' <factorio-recipes.txt >>build/factorio-recipes.json
echo '{}]' >>build/factorio-recipes.json

Now I want to convert it to graphviz format. I tried rendering one category at a time with viz.js[3] but it was kind of slow for some categories so I decided it’d be better to do it offline and save it to images.

node factorio-crafting-graph.js >build/factorio-crafting-graph.html

 1  Output#

fluid-filtration

Category fluid-filtration has 4 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-astrometrics

Category space-astrometrics has 10 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-supercomputing-1

Category space-supercomputing-1 has 32 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-supercomputing-2

Category space-supercomputing-2 has 9 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-supercomputing-3

Category space-supercomputing-3 has 9 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-growth

Category space-growth has 7 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-biochemical

Category space-biochemical has 11 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-decontamination

Category space-decontamination has 5 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-accelerator

Category space-accelerator has 4 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-materialisation

Category space-materialisation has 8 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-recycling

Category space-recycling has 6 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-thermodynamics

Category space-thermodynamics has 9 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

crafting

skipped for size: 472

crafting-with-fluid

Category crafting-with-fluid has 91 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

condenser-turbine

Category condenser-turbine has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

spaceship-antimatter-engine

Category spaceship-antimatter-engine has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

spaceship-rocket-engine

Category spaceship-rocket-engine has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-electromagnetics

Category space-electromagnetics has 13 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-manufacturing

Category space-manufacturing has 41 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-spectrometry

Category space-spectrometry has 4 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-genetics

Category space-genetics has 6 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-observation-radio

Category space-observation-radio has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-mechanical

Category space-mechanical has 8 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-observation-microwave

Category space-observation-microwave has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-plasma

Category space-plasma has 3 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-radiation

Category space-radiation has 8 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-collider

Category space-collider has 12 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-observation-infrared

Category space-observation-infrared has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

lifesupport

Category lifesupport has 9 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-gravimetrics

Category space-gravimetrics has 5 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-observation-visible

Category space-observation-visible has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-laser

Category space-laser has 5 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-observation-uv

Category space-observation-uv has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-observation-xray

Category space-observation-xray has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-observation-gammaray

Category space-observation-gammaray has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

growing

Category growing has 11 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

t3-tech-cards

Category t3-tech-cards has 6 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

core-fragment-processing

Category core-fragment-processing has 10 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

smelting

Category smelting has 11 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

chemistry

Category chemistry has 22 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

atmosphere-condensation

Category atmosphere-condensation has 4 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

bioprocessing

Category bioprocessing has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

smelting-crafting

Category smelting-crafting has 8 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

fuel-burning

Category fuel-burning has 39 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

oil-processing

Category oil-processing has 5 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

crushing

skipped for size: 1081

space-radiator

Category space-radiator has 3 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

t2-tech-cards

Category t2-tech-cards has 2 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

fuel-refining

Category fuel-refining has 5 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

space-hypercooling

Category space-hypercooling has 2 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

electrolysis

Category electrolysis has 4 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

centrifuging

Category centrifuging has 5 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

fuel-processing

Category fuel-processing has 8 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

fuel-refinery

Category fuel-refinery has 8 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

rocket-building

Category rocket-building has 2 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

matter-deconversion

Category matter-deconversion has 24 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

stabilizer-charging

Category stabilizer-charging has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

matter-conversion

Category matter-conversion has 17 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

nuclear-fusion

Category nuclear-fusion has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

air-purification

Category air-purification has 1 recipes - vert - horiz - fdp

 2  More#

Some of these were interesting but graph layout is just hard. I generated graphviz circo, neato, twopi, dot with vertical, dot with horizontal, and fdp. Of these, circo was pretty useless, and neato and twopi were not readable because the nodes overlapped. So I generated the remaining three and chose the most compact output to show here.

I think it’d be useful to have an interactive version here using viz.js that lets you choose an item and then it shows you what creates and also what you can do with it, but I wasn’t thrilled with the graphs so far and didn’t end up making the interactive version.

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