Ideas and suggestions for Captain of Industry from the community

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MOVE BUILDING BY UNITY (WITH CONFIGURATION INTACT)

PLEASE. I am sick of reconstructing same buildings and RECONFIGURING buildings after fast unity deconstruction/construction. I am OK with paying triple price of unity ...
Suggested by: coi enjoer (today) Upvoted: today Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life

Salt Reconstitution

Allow the sea water evaporators to work in the opposite direction. This would aid in reducing excess salt stores. Alternatively, allow salt to be dumped back into the ...
Suggested by: John (yesterday) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Lightning Flash Flash

I know there is already an option to disable flashes entirely, but I don't see why the lightning flash needs to be so aggressive in the first place. I don't know if ...
Suggested by: Lotus (2 days ago) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

Option to Customize the HUD

I would love to see added the Option to completly customize the HUD. This option is particularly important for players who have a lower resolution (liek me). As more ...
Suggested by: Mathias (2 days ago) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

Give burner and flares an exhaust port.

It's annoying when cleaning the air to come across burners and flares which can't be cleaned because they only have their built in exhaust.
Suggested by: ASD (2 days ago) Upvoted: 2 days ago Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Make it so you can dig and dump sub tiles as well as full size ones.

That way you can dig out and replace small amounts of ground and do much more precise landscaping. Sub tiles being my name the little ones.
Suggested by: link12313 (20 Apr) Upvoted: today Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Automatic exploration and delivery

Add an auto-explore option for your ship. Maybe a button on the ship interface which tells it to go explore nodes for as long as it has the fuel/hitpoints to ...
Suggested by: J (20 Apr) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

A few suggestions about gameplayI hope it can be achieved

1. I hope to add fast transportation vehicles such as trains and cable cars, which can reduce the use of conveyor belts and reduce lag, as well as increase the fun of ...
Suggested by: 視而不見 (20 Apr) Upvoted: 20 Apr Comments: 0

Show input/output icons of storages when planning routes

Currently If you plan routes you can't properly see what is exporting or importing what. It would be good to see all storage connector types as in building mode. ...
Suggested by: VerisZG (20 Apr) Upvoted: today Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

Large Crusher should have advanded operation conditions

It would be nice if we could give some buildings like the large crusher operation conditions like "only operate when at least filled to 50%" or something like that. ...
Suggested by: Ga-Rei Shiro (19 Apr) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Production recipes Quality of life UI

Add game option to allow blueprints to always be available

Add a game option (difficulty setting) that allows you to utilize blueprints at the start of the game and without the captains office to allow for more casual play
Suggested by: Laendra (19 Apr) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

Alerts for Flare Stacks and Burners

Ideally I'd never like to waste product, but likewise I'll want to make sure to prioritize another product even if doing so will cause waste of the secondary product. ...
Suggested by: NanoCE (19 Apr) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life UI

excavator refill while idle

Excavators should be able to reload the half-full bucket while waiting for trucks
Suggested by: Sy5temVX (18 Apr) Upvoted: today Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

All Starting Structures Previewed in Editor

Please add an overlay for all of the starting things - Settlement, radio tower, workers and dock, into the editor. At the moment, there is only the dock, and its ...
Suggested by: JolanXBL (18 Apr) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration Map editor Quality of life UI

Pause tool should show total cost like copy tool

When using pause tool on plans, there should be total cost shown, just like with copy tool. I often find myself selecting copy tool just to check out total cost of ...
Suggested by: Syriusz (17 Apr) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

barriers and surfaces

so i figured out how to build roads in the game you just have to utilize barriers (they should unlock very early after concrete production) i would like to see the ...
Suggested by: Dezwolf (15 Apr) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life

Replacing surfaces with others should keep the markings

Well i had the idea to replace my conrete roads partially with steel but during the replacement all the markings dissappear. Maybe it is possibe to "readd" the old ...
Suggested by: Onyx98 (15 Apr) Upvoted: 15 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life

Buried pipes should not be able to be deconstructed

In Update 2 underground pipes can't be constructed. Underground pipes should also not be able to be deconstructed. Somewhat irritating to selecting an area to ...
Suggested by: David (15 Apr) Upvoted: 19 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life

Option to Convert Main Ship to Hydrogen

We can already convert our vehicle fleet and cargo ships to hydrogen. For the price of some added electronics, we should be able to convert our main ship to hydrogen ...
Suggested by: Ferrous (15 Apr) Upvoted: 20 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Add toggle for copying surface paint

Most of the time I do not want to copy the surface paint when I am copy-pasting buildings. It's annoying that the paint is always copied with it. Sometimes you do ...
Suggested by: Lotus (14 Apr) Upvoted: 14 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

able to dump mixed cargo if dumping area accepts all onboard mixed cargo

Let trucks bypass sorting if a area accepts all mixed cargo onboard EG truck has rock and dirt mixed cargo and i have a dump area that accepts dirt slag and rock it ...
Suggested by: NSMY (14 Apr) Upvoted: 20 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

vehicles favour jobs close to manual orderd spot

if you order a vehicle to a specific place (with the inbuilt Manual order to spot) and has available jobs then it accepts the closest instance first (obviously ...
Suggested by: NSMY (14 Apr) Upvoted: 18 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Road Surface Pathfinding Enhancement

A lot of players are using the new surfaces to make roads for trucks, which currently trucks pretty much completely ignore in favour of faster more curvy routes, If ...
Suggested by: CATman4L (13 Apr) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Normalize "U-Shaped/Loose" Naming

The new Lifts are called "Loose" instead of "U-Shaped" as the previous belts were called. This is confusing even after a while as I keep forgetting and finding myself ...
Suggested by: Lotus (13 Apr) Upvoted: 15 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

Car parks

The idea is that you'd have waypoints or actual parking spots for vehicles which aren't doing anything. I find that when you have more vehicles than you are using, ...
Suggested by: DTNF (11 Apr) Upvoted: 20 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

mini balancers

They would be the same as the current ones but only be 1 tile rather then a 2 by 2
Suggested by: link12313 (10 Apr) Upvoted: 18 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration New machines Quality of life

BRIDGES AND LAKES

some bridges to move over rivers would be cool along with the ability to create artificial lakes and rivers
Suggested by: BLAZEKAT (09 Apr) Upvoted: today Comments: 1
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Mark 4 and 5 belts and pipes

For a mark four pipe and belt, you take the equivalent Abby mark three dealt or pipe amount, and you put them in a two by 2 ^2 grid for the design size and output ...
Suggested by: sr.guardiandragonlord (08 Apr) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Allow dump for truck with mixed resources to silo

It's quite obvious - truck can have mixed materials, belts can transport mixed materials, so let's allow to dump mixed materials to silo and allow to connect silo to ...
Suggested by: kerth (08 Apr) Upvoted: 20 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Thermal Storage being able to output a different Steam power

a few more connections and making it so that it can take in and out more than one kind of power
Suggested by: Maik Tischendorf (07 Apr) Upvoted: 16 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration New machines Quality of life

加速mod(doubleqol)报错的问题

System.Reflection.ReflectionTypeLoadException: Exception of type 'System.Reflection.ReflectionTypeLoadException' was thrown. Could not resolve type with token ...
Suggested by: 肉火烧肉 (07 Apr) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 0

Shift click to add products without the "Select a product" popup to close

Have the ability to continue selecting products without "Select a product" popup to close, by holding shift.
Suggested by: Serge Roy (07 Apr) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

Very minor: Make empty-looking corner tile of Ore Sorter buildable.

If I could build a pipe on this empty-looking tile, I could build a directly-attached Brickworks receiving coal and dirt from ports C and D, and there would still be ...
Suggested by: /egg/man (06 Apr) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life

Surface Paints - Alphabet

The paint markings we can use are helpful for decoration, it'd be nice to see letters included aswell, we can use numbers currently but even just the basic 26 letters ...
Suggested by: CATman4L (06 Apr) Upvoted: 18 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

A link to the blueprint site needs to be in the blueprint menu

It should be somewhere here.
Suggested by: link12313 (06 Apr) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life UI

Add an option to restore the classic assembly machine model

The new models have far more polygons and moving parts so for people with really weak computers the old models will be better for performance.
Suggested by: link12313 (06 Apr) Upvoted: 09 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

Allow custom FPS limits

This game plays terribly with GSync. You don't want to run VSync in games when using GSync, It creates flickering, but the maximum FPS limit I can set is 100, which ...
Suggested by: Senjai (06 Apr) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life UI

Make shrubbery placeable

Update 2 introduced new shrubbery such as small bushes and flowers. These would be great for settlement beautification if they could be manually placed just like trees
Suggested by: Burchov (06 Apr) Upvoted: 13 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Add back conveyor im puts back to the vehicles deport

because blueprints with the vehicles deport are broken
Suggested by: Archer (06 Apr) Upvoted: 08 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

More useful product graphs (‘best fit’ lines, averages)

Add/toggle ‘line of best fit’ or 3month average or something that makes graphs more useful, its very hard to get much useful info from highly fluctuating graphs as in ...
Suggested by: Tim (01 Apr) Upvoted: 11 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Quality of life

Neighboring connection on all trasports

This is logical and realistic
Suggested by: Serg (28 Mar) Upvoted: 28 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life UI

Working Woman/We Can Do It statue of maintenance

Add an alternative (cosmetic or otherwise) to Statue of Maintenance featuring a woman figure. There's that cool poster from 1943 by Howard Miller, that would bring ...
Suggested by: Mort (28 Mar) Upvoted: 06 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

Add Checkbox to Free Assigned Equipment

The checkbox would be on each truck and would "Free when idle" basically. Logic: When you assign a truck to a facility, it will haul for that facility until there ...
Suggested by: Nendail (27 Mar) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Quality of life

Make balanser frandly to others

Please, fix the balancer so that it perceives not only belts and conveyors at the entrance and exit. You've done it with sorters, it's time to do next step. Blue ...
Suggested by: Serg (26 Mar) Upvoted: 26 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life UI

Suggestion to fix tubes

When pipes are not built at once, but from several parts, then the pipes are not completely selected, in parts. I'm sure it's easy to fix. It especially makes you ...
Suggested by: Serg (25 Mar) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life UI

Check box for allow the Flat & U-shape Sorters to always pass through itself

At the moment, the flat and U-shaped sorter stops when one item gets stuck in a row. But if there is such a choice, then you can make such an option as in the ...
Suggested by: Serg (24 Mar) Upvoted: 07 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life UI

Engineered Fill

Everything is engineered these days, even soil with the discipline of geotechnical engineering. IRL it's called Roller Compacted Concrete, but since we don't have ...
Suggested by: willvette (24 Mar) Upvoted: 18 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Production recipes Quality of life

Liquids and gases needs in numbers on the ramifications

One can only guess how gases and liquids flow in the pipes, i.e. where it is thick and where it is empty. To make it possible to check the box to look at liquids and ...
Suggested by: Serg (24 Mar) Upvoted: 25 Mar Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Truck fuel station selection based on the distance traveled and not distance to the station.

The truck selection of the fuel stations is currently based on the distance to the station. However, that can cause lots of waster fuel and time when the closes fuel ...
Suggested by: Combat Sheep (21 Mar) Upvoted: 18 Apr Comments: 0
Under consideration Game machanic Quality of life

Building Layer Tool and lockable layers

Some complex structures are hard to change when multiple layers of pipes/belts are on-top, being able to hide layers of structures (say hide layer -1 and above), ...
Suggested by: catpele (11 Mar) Upvoted: 11 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration Quality of life UI