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Featured Articles

Foundation Holes AKA Walkway Snapping
Foundation Holes AKA Walkway Snapping

In Update 4, the undocumented functionality of walkway snapping was implemented. Walkway snapping allows for many foundation alignment techniques such as "foundation holes", "pillar corners", "inner walls for quarter pipes".

Update 4 Dumping Ground
Update 4 Dumping Ground

Update 4 summary information, so much stuff in Update 4 to cover. I don't want this article to be a duplication of the patch notes but here's a run down of the more notable features.

Spreadsheet Production Planning
Spreadsheet Production Planning

I use a spreadsheet for planning my production lines in Satisfactory. I do this so I don't spend time during my streams doing maths and running around checking what machines are making what, I personally don't think it makes great viewing. However due to multiple viewer requests I did an impromptu crash course on how I use the spreadsheet and how it helps make decisions. 

Mercer Sphere, Somersloop and S.A.M. Ore Explained
Mercer Sphere, Somersloop and S.A.M. Ore Explained

Everything you need to know but was too afraid to ask.


Most Recent Articles

Pioneer First Method
Pioneer First Method

How many items per minute of "something" should I make? This is a question I get asked frequently and I respond by explaining my Pioneer First Method.

Self Powered Drone Port
Self Powered Drone Port

Drones in Update 4 are a great way to transport resources across the map. However what if you wanted to transport from a remote location that does not have any power?

Easy, just use packaged fuel delivered to a drone port at that location and you can unpack it and use it to power fuel generators which in turn will power the drone ports and miners/extractors/packagers.

This video shows you how to do exactly this from the new Impure Uranium node added to the top of the mountain at the highest point of the map.

Foundation Holes AKA Walkway Snapping
Foundation Holes AKA Walkway Snapping

In Update 4, the undocumented functionality of walkway snapping was implemented. Walkway snapping allows for many foundation alignment techniques such as "foundation holes", "pillar corners", "inner walls for quarter pipes".

Update 4 Dumping Ground
Update 4 Dumping Ground

Update 4 summary information, so much stuff in Update 4 to cover. I don't want this article to be a duplication of the patch notes but here's a run down of the more notable features.


Must See

Pioneer First Method
Pioneer First Method

How many items per minute of "something" should I make? This is a question I get asked frequently and I respond by explaining my Pioneer First Method.

Overclocking Power Generators
Overclocking Power Generators

Overclocking power generators is a misunderstood concept, however if you're keen to go out and get slugs for the power shards then you can reduce the amount of generators required by 50% for the same amount of power output.

Coal Power Tutorial
Coal Power Tutorial

Coal power is the first time you use pipes to move fluids in the game. It is the simplest form of automated power (apart from Geothermal) however if you don't set it up correctly you can end up with power outage situations that can be frustrating to resolve.

Keyboard and Mouse Mechanics
Keyboard and Mouse Mechanics

There's a lot of different keyboard and mouse mechanics that may not be obviously explained in the game, so lets group them together here.