Package Details: factorio 0.17.79-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: factorio
Description: A 2D game about building and maintaining factories (stable branch).
Upstream URL:
Keywords: game
Licenses: custom: commercial
Conflicts: factorio-demo, factorio-experimental, factorio-headless
Submitter: duthils
Maintainer: FabioLolix (tlercher)
Last Packager: tlercher
Votes: 30
Popularity: 0.79
First Submitted: 2015-08-20 22:50
Last Updated: 2019-11-24 01:14

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duthils commented on 2016-04-14 00:32

Please note that this package is updated only for stable releases. For experimental releases, see

dnf commented on 2016-03-08 19:35

Hi there, just informing that version 12.25 has nasty bug in campaign scenario, when your save games are corrupted. For details, see forum thread in factorio forums [1], where developers also says that in 12.26 this is fixed.


aligator commented on 2016-02-15 17:37

Sorry, it was my fault. I forgot to re-login... :-(

duthils commented on 2016-02-14 18:57

Yes, giving write access to only /usr/share/factorio, no subfolders, is enough for the scenario pack to create its own directory. I just tested it, and it works great.

Are you a member of the games group? You can know that with:


It should list "games" as one of the groups. If not:

gpasswd -a $USER games

Then logout/login.

aligator commented on 2016-02-14 18:06

the change you did changed only the permissions for /usr/share/factorio but not the subfolders:

$ls -l /usr/share/factorio
insgesamt 316
drwxrwxr-x 4 root games 4096 14. Feb 19:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 350 root root 12288 14. Feb 19:03 ..
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 14. Feb 19:01 base
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 295429 14. Feb 19:01 changelog.txt
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 14. Feb 19:01 core

chgrp -R games /usr/share/factorio
chmod -R g+w /usr/share/factorio

is not enought. It still cannot create new files and folders:
15.518 Error Util.cpp:49: boost::filesystem::create_directory: Permission denied: "/usr/share/factorio/scenario-pack"

duthils commented on 2016-02-14 15:18

Ah. I do have access to the scenarios pack :)

I updated the package to give write permission to the games group where needed.

Thanks, I would not have realized that without your comment! I'm going to try them out right now :)

duthils commented on 2016-02-14 14:51

I don't have access to the scenario pack, so I can't test this. What you can do is:

chgrp -R games /usr/share/factorio
chmod -R g+w /usr/share/factorio

This will give write access to the games group. If you're not a member of this group, you can:

gpasswd -a $USER games

Then logout/login and you should be alright.

However, I won't include this in the package right now, because I'd like to restrict the permissions to the strict minimum. The procedure above will give write permission on the whole /usr/share/factorio directory, which should work, but feels too permissive.

Do you have more precise information about what permissions you need to install the scenario pack? Can you run factorio from a console and see what errors you get when installing the scenario pack?

aligator commented on 2016-02-12 19:12


Any idea how tho support the installation of the scenario-pack?
I get prompted about installing it, when starting factorio. But it cannot install it because of no root. And it wouldn't be good with pacman...

And I can't get the file, because after downloadin it removes it directly.