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Featured Articles

Creating A Circle
Creating A Circle

There are several ways to create circles in game, here are some videos that explain how.

Crashed Drop Pod Hard Drive and Loose Parts
Crashed Drop Pod Hard Drive and Loose Parts

Crashed drop pods on the map have hard drives inside them which can be researched.

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.

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

Top 6 Tips For Building Generators In A Circle
Top 6 Tips For Building Generators In A Circle

A bit of fun captured on stream.

Calculating Freight Train Size & Buffer Theory
Calculating Freight Train Size & Buffer Theory

If you use trains to transport resources then you are going to want to make sure the train can supply enough resources to last the round trip. This video explains how to calculate this along with a working example. This video also explains the theory behind using buffers for the freight platforms.

Understanding Fluid Overflow
Understanding Fluid Overflow

Fluid Overflow allows you to deal with excess fluid so it does not halt your production line when it backs up. This example demonstrates how you can overflow the Heavy Oil Residue, convert it to Petroleum Coke and then sink it. 

The Top 18 Best Ways To Make Fuel
The Top 18 Best Ways To Make Fuel

The amount of Fuel created from Crude Oil and it's by-products can vary greatly depending on what recipe combinations you use. This video is about telling a story of how many machines need to be built and how much power will be created.


Must See

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.

Monorail Train Technology
Monorail Train Technology

Trains are another way of transporting resources. While trains are simple in nature, their setup can get complicated if not planned. These episodes go through both a double-ended train and a train loop configuration as well as railway placement techniques.

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.

Critical Infrastructure Power
Critical Infrastructure Power

This article is about the power required to keep the machines running that provide resources to you critical infrastructure, like water extractors and miners.