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A script to generate multiple Factorio changelog formats.

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Factorio Changelog Creator

This is a quick and dirty python script for generating changelog for Factorio mods in various formats.

Quick install

Install latest version from PYPI

pip install factorio-changelog-creator

Install the current dev version from GitHub

pip install git+


Get the script file and put it somewhere on your computer.

Run the script from the command line using factorio-changelog-creator. If no parameters are given, it will look for a file named changelog.json in the directory it was called from and it will output into the same directory.

There is a command line help available, which can be outputted with factorio-changelog-creator -h.

usage: factorio-changelog-creator [-h]
                                  [-f {md,ingame,forum} [{md,ingame,forum} ...]]
                                  [output_dir] [input_file]

Factorio changelog generator

positional arguments:
  output_dir            Directory where the files will be written
  input_file            JSON file to parse for changes

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -f {md,ingame,forum} [{md,ingame,forum} ...], --formats {md,ingame,forum} [{md,ingame,forum} ...]
                        Which format[s] should be generated
  -v, --verbose         Output verbosity

By default the markdown and in-game changelog will be generated. The forum changelog can be generated with python3 -f forum.

  • changelog_forum.txt: The syntax uses
  • A markdown syntax that should work both on and GitHub
  • changelog.txt: The syntax the game uses - this is what should be left in the mod


The changelog definition file should be a JSON file containing a dictionary of version dictionaries.

The format of the dictionary is this:

  "0.1.0": {
    "date": "2019-06-08", -- Optional, can be anything

    "Changes": ["Change without category"], --Changes will be put in the Other Category

    "Categories": { -- Categories may be any string
      "Features": ["Change in category"]

Changes can be declared as simple strings, or as a table in the following format:

  "change": "Change description", -- Mandatory
  "more": "", -- Optional
  "by": "Name", -- Optional

more and by work in the same way, but have different meanings: more is a link with more information and by is the author of the change. They can be either a single entry or a list of entries, the list will be outputted comma-separated. Each entry may either be a plain string that will be directly used or a dictionary with a single entry in the format:

  "url_text": "url_target"

Depending on the format either a link will be generated of if this in not possible more will use the url_target value and by will use the url_text.


Initial Lua implementation by theRustyKnife/factorio-changelog-script

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