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Console Command
Command -h [ --help ]
Command Category Description Command line parameters can be used to set settings in the command line before the game launches, this is useful mainly for advanced users or server hosts.
Description display help
Example None
Admin None
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How To Use

The command console is Factorio's command-line interface, which can be used for running cheat commands, as well as chatting with other players and receiving occasional status updated.

To open the console, press the / or ~ key. The ~ key is usually located below the Esc key. The / key is also usually the ? key.

The console can accept raw Lua code as well as game commands.

Use the Tab key to auto-complete commands and player IDs. Enter the first few letters and then press the Tab key.

Disclaimer: Because commands can sometimes make unexpected changed to your game, it is recommended that you save your game before using any commands.

--console-log FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Path to file where a copy of the server's log will be stored
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--start-server-load-latest
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
start a multiplayer server and load the latest available save
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--preset arg
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Name of the map generation preset to be used.
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--fullscreen BOOL
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
start game in windowed mode (saved to configuration)
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--benchmark FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
load save and run benchmark
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--mp-connect ADDRESS
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
ADDRESS is the IP:port of the remote host. Port is optional.
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--generate-map-preview FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Generate preview images of the map
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-c [ --config ] PATH
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
config file to use
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--load-game FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
start Factorio and load a game in singleplayer
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--video-memory-usage arg
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
accepted values: all, high, medium, low
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--version
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
show version information
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-m [ --scenario2map ] arg
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
scenario to map conversion
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--bind ADDRESS[:PORT]
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
IP address (and optionally port) to bind to
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--shader arg
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
enable/disable shader postprocessing (saved to configuration)
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--benchmark-ticks N (=1,000)
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
number of ticks for benchmarking. Default is 1000
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--map-preview-offset X,Y (=0,0)
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Offset of the center of the map, in meters
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--map-gen-settings FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Map generation settings for use with --create. See data/map-gen-settings.example.json
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--start-server SAVE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
Will start a Headless (Dedicated) server, with no GUI.
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--create FILE
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
create a new map
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--graphics-quality arg
Category
Command Line Parameters
Description
accepted values: normal, low, very-low
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