Ideas and suggestions for Captain of Industry from the community

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I would love to see roads added to the game, fist basic hardcore roads leading to concrete and finally tarmac. The roads could give a speed bonus and maintenance ...
Suggested by: jack lockwood (03 Oct, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 42
Under consideration


Could be an island to visit/trade or start on an island together
Suggested by: Jordan (28 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 19 Sep Comments: 55
Under consideration

Truck parking while idle

Ability to construct parking lots and let trucks park when they are idle. Upgraded parking lots can even have refueling so truck can refuel while waiting for jobs. ...
Suggested by: Marek (27 Sep, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 25
Under consideration


I would love to transport ore's with cargo trains.
Suggested by: Roger Skrettingland (23 Oct, '21) Upvoted: today Comments: 35
Under consideration

Conveyor Vertical Lifts

Vertical lift and descent segments for conveyors to go up and down without ramps, so only occupying 1 square. Could use higher tier construction materials.
Suggested by: Coheed (16 Oct, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 10
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Fishing as a food source

We stranded on an empty island... if I learned something from all these stories about stranding: gathering some fruits and fetch some fish will increase your chance ...
Suggested by: MrCoffee (05 Jan, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 10
Under consideration

Wind power

A low-maintenance renewable energy source for the mid-game, land based.
Suggested by: Urutu (12 Jun, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 12
Under consideration

Bucket-wheel excavator

this one:
Suggested by: Marcin (18 Oct, '21) Upvoted: today Comments: 17
Under consideration

Display maximum ore depth numerically on top of columns in Layers mode

It would be handy if the maximum ore depth was displayed numerically on top of the columns in Layers mode. The way things are now, we have to (try to) count them by ...
Suggested by: AceNZ (03 Oct, '21) Upvoted: today Comments: 12
Under consideration

Pipes coloring

Make it possible to recolor pipes. T2 pipes already have blue stripes, why not allow them to be recolored? Or even use color of transported resource. This could be ...
Suggested by: Marek (02 Oct, '21) Upvoted: today Comments: 15

Blatantly steal alt-mode from Factorio

Pressing Alt in Factorio causes all buildings to display the icon for their recipie, allowing you to see at a glance what's being produced where. If you could just ...
Suggested by: PTTG (04 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 12 Sep Comments: 21
Under consideration

Ability to create Tunnels

As per the title, would be pretty cool as a way to tunnel through cliffs, etc instead of bringing it all down
Suggested by: BigWolfChris (25 Dec, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 7
Under consideration

Cargo cable car (long range transportation)

Suggested by: Filip (27 Sep, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 11
Under consideration

Plastic Recycling

You can also recycle plastic, in the settlements it could based on medical supplies and fries bags. Maybe you could create a Melter or/and Extruder to turn back the ...
Suggested by: Elio palomba (06 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 2
Under consideration

Batteries for energy storage

Flywheels are fine at first, but in the late game they feel a bit too small and also cannot store energy from solar panels. I was thinking of Acid-lead batteries but ...
Suggested by: arb (05 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 5
Under consideration

Aluminium / Aluminum resource

A key industrial metal missing from the industrial complex is Aluminium. In order to process this the bayer process would be needed, which would require crushing, ...
Suggested by: AB (19 Sep, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 1
Under consideration

Recycle Water used in the Cooled Caster for Steel Production

The water used in the Cooled Caster during steel production is just for cooling, so it would be logical for it to be outputted as some sort of steam
Suggested by: cyberbiang (22 Apr) Upvoted: 16 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Deep Shaft Mining.

At some point you are bound to run out of available ore. So maybe having a building that fulfils the purpose of digging deep, for that precious ore would be cool I ...
Suggested by: Jutnik (30 Sep, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 7
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Replenish Ground Water

If Limestone is placed 6 tiles deep over a groundwater source and a Gas Injection Pump is placed over that location then this would help to replenish the groundwater ...
Suggested by: Bill (24 Apr) Upvoted: 13 Sep Comments: 5
Under consideration

Bridges / Platforms

Allow for the construction of concrete slab platforms that would visually be similar the the large slab the shipyard has. These platforms would be constructed on the ...
Suggested by: Robinhood (24 Dec, '21) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 5
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Filters for Smoke Stacks

Add a Filters upgrade for Smoke Stacks, or a separated building for Filtered Smoke Stacks. It should recude the pollution, but suffer a reduced productivity and an ...
Suggested by: Rustico (29 Mar) Upvoted: 01 Sep Comments: 2
Under consideration

A steam regenerating boiler.

You would feed it low pressure or depleted steam and a small amount of water and it would turn it back into high pressure steam at a lower fuel cost.
Suggested by: link12313 (10 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 13 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Add balancer/sorter height levels

Thought it would be a nice idea to make the balancer/sorters able to be raised off the ground to connect to conveyors that are off the ground (useful for multi stack ...
Suggested by: Volske (06 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 9
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Truck queue overview

I would like to be able to view what my truck queue consists of. If i can see 200 sec in queue and i'm able to click it and see that for example it's 150 sec's of ...
Suggested by: Mathijs (28 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 02 Sep Comments: 7
Under consideration

Fix for underground pipes

When selecting objects for their subsequent deletion or copying, all objects are selected, including underground pipes, which is quite inconvenient and can lead to ...
Suggested by: Viktor (22 Apr) Upvoted: 02 Sep Comments: 1
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farm vehicles

tractors with plows and combines that you have to build in a vehicle depot. you could even have them increase effeciency or decrease workers needed
Suggested by: IRULEYOURLIFE1 (11 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 20 Sep Comments: 5
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Gas and or Electric Blast-Furnaces

Introduce Gas and or Electric fueled blast-furnaces. They both exist and are largely used in industry, and it's an interesting alternative of setup. The production ...
Suggested by: Rustico (29 Mar) Upvoted: 13 Sep Comments: 2
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Boiler Recipes for Water -> LP Steam or LP Steam -> HP Steam

Right now, the LP steam from arc furnaces and exhaust scrubbers is frustrating to use. There are precisely three consumers. 1) Turbines, which need a steady supply ...
Suggested by: SillySMS (23 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 10 Sep Comments: 1
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A really big desalination facility

A single nuclear power plant demands 8 desalinators worth of fresh water. Even with recycling water, it still comes to a lot of space and piping. It gets even ...
Suggested by: pttg (24 Mar, '22) Upvoted: 09 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Turbine Shaft

Sections of straight shaft you can put between your Turbine, Generator and Flywheel incase you need to modify your design or move past a object in the way. ex. I ...
Suggested by: Jonathan (02 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 10 Sep Comments: 5
Under consideration

Add crop: Cotton

Cotton -->Textiles --> clothes --> people --> Unity textiles coul also have other industrial uses.
Suggested by: Endergod (14 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 4
Under consideration

chicken farms produce waste

so the farm has live animals thus should be creating waste and also a source of amonia from chicken poop wich could be broken down into sludge and amionia
Suggested by: SpaceBalls (27 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 16 Sep Comments: 5
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Lithium and Aluminium Lategame Resources

Add Lithium and Aluminium as resources which are used to make lategame power management, batteries, upgraded vehicles and spaceship parts.
Suggested by: Fargle (02 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 1
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About Balancers

I suggest improvements for balancers: 1) Increase the number of ports to 12 (3+3+3+3), sometimes 8 ports are not enough. 2) Add priority selection to the port ...
Suggested by: Viktor (28 May) Upvoted: 01 Sep Comments: 6
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About industrial boilers

About industrial boilers: 1. In reality, high pressure steam boilers store a lot of steam. 2. When the boiler is turned off, it still produces steam for a ...
Suggested by: Viktor (23 Apr) Upvoted: 01 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration

Underground pipes and belts, and a map mod for it.

Thats it: underground pipes and belts.
Suggested by: Endergod (14 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 17 Sep Comments: 12
Under consideration

Add creative mode

Suggested by: Filip (27 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 16 Sep Comments: 19
Under consideration

Solar roofs

I can understand the simplicity of making solar panels a separate building, but the real world solution to space constraints is to make use of the rooftops. Make ...
Suggested by: BluetoothThePirate (26 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 01 Sep Comments: 2
Under consideration

Electric trucks / Hydrogen trucks

Trucks that can be fuelled with electricity or hydrogen
Suggested by: Nico (03 Mar, '22) Upvoted: 13 Sep Comments: 6
Under consideration

Stackable Mergers / Pillars for Mergers.

Pipes and belts can be layed at ground level 1 up to 4. Mergers can only placed on the floor. it would be nice if the mergers could get something like pillars too ...
Suggested by: rjaehnrich (29 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 10 Sep Comments: 5
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Retaining walls are really tedious to place

Retaining walls should have a drag placing mode like pipes, rather than having to place individual segments and corners, which is very slow going.
Suggested by: Andy Walker (03 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 14
Under consideration

Oil Rig Pipeline

I think it would be an interesting concept to make a permanent pipeline from an excisting oil rig to your island. It would take time ofcourse, maybe even need to ...
Suggested by: ChaosDoggo (26 Mar) Upvoted: 13 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration

Logic Switches

Switches that can be used to turn buildings on and off based on set parameters. Example: Turn water pumps on when water tank is <25% and water pump off when ...
Suggested by: Bill (20 Apr) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration

Housing IV should be a thing

When you’re ready to launch rockets, I would prefer mu population to live better than the pinnacle of soviet architecture. Maybe glass high rises? Let them share in ...
Suggested by: xtrasyn (06 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 16 Sep Comments: 2
Under consideration

Modular/Variable Size Vehicle Ramp

Right now, the vehicle ramp is a fixed size. It would be nice if the length and width were variable, and if the under pass could support height +1 in addition to ...
Suggested by: LodeRunner (29 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 13 Sep Comments: 3
Under consideration

Green Energy

• Solarpower (if/when day/night cycle is added) • Windpower (if weather is added) • Batteries to store power when it is night or low wind • Biogas from digestate ...
Suggested by: Filip (15 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 10 Sep Comments: 5
Under consideration

Advanced Mining

Not sure if this is already planned or not but a couple of items to add improvements to mining. Could call it Advanced Mining as a researchable item. This should ...
Suggested by: RMH (03 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 8
Under consideration

Logic Gates and Circuit Signals/Network

I think every complicated Factory game needs logic gates and way to transport signals to create most efficient production.
Suggested by: Sapphire (03 Jun, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 9
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Balancer multiple priority order

It would be nice if a balancer could have multiple priority, e.g. first go to port X, then port Y and finally port Z. This could be achived with a simple priority ...
Suggested by: Julian (04 Jun, '22) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 9
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Map Designer/Scenario Editor

Allow users the ability to create and share islands on the Steam Workshop, provided with tools to shape these new beginnings to their liking, whether to provide a ...
Suggested by: Kal Skirata (15 Jun, '22) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 13