Ideas and suggestions for Captain of Industry from the community

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Search criteria should be expanded so that typing in something like "Co2" identifies "Carbon Dioxide" instead of needing to type the exact string. Useful for ...
Suggested by: L (yesterday) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

Shipyard truck assignment

The shipyard could use an assignable truck to keep it full/empty.
Suggested by: James Wilkerson (10 Jun) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 1
Under consideration

"Move" function for buildings like Mine Control Tower

As the factory grows, the original location of a Mine Control Tower maybe become obsolete and need to be moved. It would be ideal to have a "Move" option in the MCT ...
Suggested by: Ivanisovich (10 Jun) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 2
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Assembly upgrade leads to trap due to recipe changing or missing w/o warning

An Assembly upgrade should not lead to a trap situation where the recipe unexpectedly changes or becomes unavailable. Examples: - Mechanical Parts suddenly made ...
Suggested by: Mark (10 Jun) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Production recipes

Make fuel station trucks able to refill shipyard and cargo depots fuel storage.

Pretty self-explanatory, Just a simple quality of life tweak that can go a long way.
Suggested by: aew (09 Jun) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

trains and planes as more forms of transportation

i whas wondering when are whe gonne get trains and planes for tranport options since the islands are getting bigger like crazy wat iff you need to transport some ...
Suggested by: Rob (09 Jun) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0

"There are some mining designations outside of mine tower areas" but where?

For almost all other alerts, you can click them to move display focus to the problem, but not this one, and I find it very hard after a while to find errant mining ...
Suggested by: W (08 Jun) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life UI

World Map settlement cooperation

I'd like the world-map Settlements to grow alongside you. Right now each place acts more like an ATM- click button, get goods. Click button, open contract. Yawns. ...
Suggested by: Evilreaver (07 Jun) Upvoted: 07 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration Game machanic

New Contract "Requires reputation X"... but with where? Clickthough-to-map functionality

Currently when you go to your F3/Contracts screen, if you want to open a contract to trade Apples for Oranges, you might not be able to because you need Reputation 2 ...
Suggested by: Evilreaver (07 Jun) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

statue of maintenance fuel options

Now that Hydrogen is late game fuel. Can we get a option to power statue of maintenance with hydrogen vs fuel gas or another non fossil style fuel?
Suggested by: Pippy (06 Jun) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 1

研發(研究)順序

工具,地形整平,藍圖 這三樣不應該在出現在研發的位置上 應該在底下或旁邊的介面上 相對的如果要在研發位置上,應該都歸在工具上一開始研發的位置上
Suggested by: (06 Jun) Upvoted: 06 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

Correction of map of road

Need to fix ability of getting factory with trucks if factory surrounded completely with belts. It is possible if such pieces exlude from road map, when truck is ...
Suggested by: Sergei (04 Jun) Upvoted: 04 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration

Ore sorting center no output option

Could there be an option for the ore sorting center to have one of the sorted products not be output? Just so i can have the one or two trashbags and dirt sacks ...
Suggested by: knerf999 (04 Jun) Upvoted: 04 Jun Comments: 0

The starting towns in the dev made maps should always be aligned to the large grid squares

It will make building more convenient if the town is lined up with those large black grid squares since once segment takes up almost four of them.
Suggested by: link12313 (04 Jun) Upvoted: 10 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Map editor Quality of life

Unity load ship

Would the devs add a feature to pay unity to load ships so they can do their tasks?
Suggested by: John (02 Jun) Upvoted: 03 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

Brine electrolysis should give you lye

Lye and chlorine gas are the major byproducts of splitting salt water. The lye could be used in a production chain for soap.
Suggested by: link12313 (02 Jun) Upvoted: 09 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Production recipes

Tooltips when placing buildings and such

We should be able to turn the construction tooltip off or be able to select a level of transparency. When I am placing a new building or transport I often want to see ...
Suggested by: Thndersrage (02 Jun) Upvoted: 02 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration UI

always notify option checkbox even if no item is selected yet.

Use case: I have a collection of storage at the dock and want to use it intermittently but not have to remember to reenable notifications.
Suggested by: Lion (01 Jun) Upvoted: 01 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

Unity belts

Unity speeds up an entire length of belt at the cost of power and maintenance also.
Suggested by: Lion (01 Jun) Upvoted: 01 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration

Power lines and transformers

I would love to be able to develop my own power network over the islands. That's one of the things I always look for in games, and it would be amazing if we had that ...
Suggested by: BrandNewUser (01 Jun) Upvoted: 03 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Production recipes

Add a custom screenshot for blueprints

In the blueprints-UI, a player should be able to add a screenshot for any saved blueprint. Maybe it could work like the Windows SNipping Tool while creating the ...
Suggested by: JF DIVA (30 May) Upvoted: 01 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

Mega excavator transport truck

Please add the (CAT) 776 Off Highway Tractor with MET-185 Trailer to help moving the mega excavator around the island. Also it can be a good idea to move around ...
Suggested by: N7 (29 May) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration New machines

More trade options and Settlement Rep levels

I would like to see more settlement rep levels. This would eventually unlock more contract and quick trade options. Late game, if I want to specialize in diesel ...
Suggested by: Ichbinderkuli (28 May) Upvoted: 03 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Production recipes

Axel for power generators.

How about adding 1x1x1 axel tile for power generators, so you could build bridge over it. We could use also 90 degree axel for more compact builds.
Suggested by: Frenzel (27 May) Upvoted: 09 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic

90 Degree Single Tile Transports

Please make a mod or option for 90 degree vertical + horizontal, single tile transports (all types). For a while it was possible to use a copy bug to accomplish ...
Suggested by: PHENICUS (26 May) Upvoted: 26 May Comments: 0

Pipe Color while in build mode

I love the new pipe color and storage indicators in update 2.0. They really help with clarity once a build is complete, but less helpful while planning a build. It ...
Suggested by: Ben (26 May) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 0
Under consideration

Loading Dock for trucks

Howdy, A new building that would be a loading dock driven by a belt on the back end. Could be a 3x3 size, toggable in/out, where trucks could load/unload directly ...
Suggested by: Jake (26 May) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic

List of prioritized buildings

I would like the ability to pull up a list of all buildings that show there icon, name, what there making/storing and what there priority is. Broken down into at ...
Suggested by: David (25 May) Upvoted: 03 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

freight train

Freight train: Create multiple freight stations so that freight trains can supply supplies and place them in places where supply is difficult.
Suggested by: HaruSongi (25 May) Upvoted: today Comments: 0
Under consideration New machines Quality of life

대형 트력 추가 해주세요!!

중간 트럭으로 여려 공급 하는데 항상 극도로 바쁨 이라고 뜹니다. 제 해결책은 트레일러 연결된 트럭이 필요하다고 여려 번 느꼈습니다.
Suggested by: HaruSongi (25 May) Upvoted: 25 May Comments: 1
Under consideration New machines

Marking for build

If you are placing a blueprint or building something, currently, if a tree is in the way it prevents you from placing the item down. Instead it should allow you to ...
Suggested by: Laendra (24 May) Upvoted: 03 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

research queue easy reorder

Like iron or copper production, added up/down arrows for easy réorganisation of the research queue ( avoiding deletre/recreate queu list )
Suggested by: rodolphe (23 May) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration

Energy consumption with unity

Currently if you use unity booster it doesn't get a negative modifier if you dont have enough energy, but the building itself still counts toward the energy ...
Suggested by: AssassinBear (23 May) Upvoted: 23 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Export Garbage

Add an export for garbage
Suggested by: John (23 May) Upvoted: 26 May Comments: 2
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Unity supply and repair ships

Please add the feature to allow for using unity to supply and repair exploration/combat ship.
Suggested by: John (23 May) Upvoted: 23 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

increase the vehicle cap

Add a way to further upgrade the vehicle cap so we can do more mega projects
Suggested by: Archer (22 May) Upvoted: 07 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life

The location of the conveyors and pipes.

So that the conveyors can be taken at the angle of inclination of the terekon. transfer via the website. I hope the idea is clear.
Suggested by: Maxim (22 May) Upvoted: 24 May Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic

Rainwater collector with solar panels

It would be great to have a late game upgrade for rainwater catchers where solar cells are added: this would give a low maintenance but high space requirement ...
Suggested by: Brem85 (21 May) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 0
Under consideration New machines

decomposition of trash causes cave-ins

as trash decomposes, it'll leave vacancies, which will eventually cave-in and collapse -- so the spatial displacement of trash should reduce over time, and cause the ...
Suggested by: kennyb (20 May) Upvoted: 26 May Comments: 1
Under consideration

piorities for connectors

I know there are suggestions for 1x1 (4 port) balancers, but if I could just set a priority on the connector, that would be so much nicer.
Suggested by: kennyb (20 May) Upvoted: 03 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life

Custom and smarter notifications, more colors and bundling.

I have set like every storage on notification and it's mostly fine with 4-5 visible. But when stuff starting to happen like a cascading effect like in my picture ...
Suggested by: Phooenixification (19 May) Upvoted: 22 May Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life UI

Flat map everything unlocked

Just a flat map no resources that everything is unlocked so the players and I could work on blueprint designs with out having to worry about anything else!
Suggested by: RogueCobra (18 May) Upvoted: 20 May Comments: 3
Under consideration

Storage should consume power

In real life, storage are automatized, run by robots and machines, and they consumes power. Storage I should consume 1Kw Storage II Should consume 3Kw Storage III ...
Suggested by: rodolphe (18 May) Upvoted: 18 May Comments: 2
Under consideration

Show contents of Balancers

Show the contents of balancers in the UI, like you can see the contents of pipes, belts and connectors.
Suggested by: Jemsterr (18 May) Upvoted: 02 Jun Comments: 0
Under consideration UI

Automatically reversible conveyor

I would like to be able to automatically reverse the direction of a conveyor when connected to a balancer. For example, for the production of mechanical parts, I ...
Suggested by: JeffB (17 May) Upvoted: 28 May Comments: 0
Under consideration

Pipe / Conveyor speed & capacity

I think that the amount of product a pipe or conveyor holds is too large. I would like to see amount that these hold reduced. This would mean an increase in speed ...
Suggested by: JeffB (16 May) Upvoted: 16 May Comments: 0
Under consideration

Balancer option

I would like to adjust the priority of a balancer based on the level of a connected input storage. e.g. I have a storage for corn leading to ethanol production. ...
Suggested by: JeffB (16 May) Upvoted: 16 May Comments: 1
Under consideration

heating for housing using BURNER (solid) and WATER

Housing heating could be made by BURNER ( solid ° and WATER back to a new housing module.
Suggested by: rodolphe (16 May) Upvoted: 31 May Comments: 0
Under consideration

Ship Routes between two docks on Home Island

Im playing on one of the new large custom maps My source of gold ore is at the opposite end off the island to where it would be best processed. Rather than run a ...
Suggested by: efanton (15 May) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 1
Under consideration Game machanic

Life expectency.

How old is the captain? 42 is the number from which all meaning. The workforce should have an age limit, the population should have an age limit. (after 50 years, ...
Suggested by: rodolphe (15 May) Upvoted: 03 Jun Comments: 1
Under consideration