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Foundations are tile-able structures that can be used to make platforms for other buildings to be built on. When stacked on each other with adequate spacing, they can be used to build multi-story factories. Foundations provide a grid of snap points for all buildings and allow for the construction of walls and walkways, facilitating the construction of organized factories.

Types[]

Foundations[]

Type Unlocked at Concrete.png Cost
Foundation 8m x 1m.png Foundation 8m x 1m Tier 1 - Base Building 6
Foundation 8m x 2m.png Foundation 8m x 2m Tier 1 - Base Building 6
Foundation 8m x 4m.png Foundation 8m x 4m Tier 1 - Base Building 6
Glass Foundation 8m x 1m.png Glass Foundation 8m x 1m AWESOME Shop - Foundations Expansion Pack 6
Frame Foundation 8m x 4m.png Frame Foundation 8m x 4m AWESOME Shop - Foundations Expansion Pack 6
Pillar Base.png Pillar Base AWESOME Shop - Foundation Pillar 6
Pillar Middle.png Pillar Middle AWESOME Shop - Foundation Pillar 6
Pillar Top.png Pillar Top AWESOME Shop - Foundation Pillar 6
Quarter Pipe.png Quarter Pipe AWESOME Shop - Quarter Pipes Pack 6
Inverted Quarter Pipe.png Inverted Quarter Pipe AWESOME Shop - Quarter Pipes Pack 6
Inner-Corner Quarter Pipe.png Inner-Corner Quarter Pipe AWESOME Shop - Quarter Pipes Pack 6
Inverted Inner-Corner Quarter Pipe.png Inverted Inner-Corner Quarter Pipe AWESOME Shop - Quarter Pipes Pack 6
Outer-Corner Quarter Pipe.png Outer-Corner Quarter Pipe AWESOME Shop - Quarter Pipes Pack 6
Inverted Outer-Corner Quarter Pipe.png Inverted Outer-Corner Quarter Pipe AWESOME Shop - Quarter Pipes Pack 6

Note: The dimensions for foundations are 8m x 4m except where otherwise noted in the name and the middle pillar which is 4m x 4m.

Ramps[]

Type Unlocked at Concrete.png Cost
Ramp 8m x 1m.png Ramp 8m x 1m Tier 1 - Base Building 3
Ramp 8m x 2m.png Ramp 8m x 2m Tier 1 - Base Building 4
Ramp 8m x 4m.png Ramp 8m x 4m Tier 1 - Base Building 5
Double Ramp 8m x 2m.png Double Ramp 8m x 2m AWESOME Shop - Double Ramp Pack 5
Double Ramp 8m x 4m.png Double Ramp 8m x 4m AWESOME Shop - Double Ramp Pack 5
Double Ramp 8m x 8m.png Double Ramp 8m x 8m AWESOME Shop - Double Ramp Pack 5
Down Corner Ramp 8m x 1m.png Down Corner Ramp 8m x 1m AWESOME Shop - Corner Ramp Pack 2
Down Corner Ramp 8m x 2m.png Down Corner Ramp 8m x 2m AWESOME Shop - Corner Ramp Pack 3
Down Corner Ramp 8m x 4m.png Down Corner Ramp 8m x 4m AWESOME Shop - Corner Ramp Pack 4
Up Corner Ramp 8m x 1m.png Up Corner Ramp 8m x 1m AWESOME Shop - Corner Ramp Pack 2
Up Corner Ramp 8m x 2m.png Up Corner Ramp 8m x 2m AWESOME Shop - Corner Ramp Pack 3
Up Corner Ramp 8m x 4m.png Up Corner Ramp 8m x 4m AWESOME Shop - Corner Ramp Pack 4

Inverted Ramps[]

Type Unlocked at Concrete.png Cost
Inverted Ramp 8m x 1m.png Inverted Ramp 8m x 1m AWESOME Shop - Inverted Ramp Pack 5
Inverted Ramp 8m x 2m.png Inverted Ramp 8m x 2m AWESOME Shop - Inverted Ramp Pack 5
Inverted Ramp 8m x 4m.png Inverted Ramp 8m x 4m AWESOME Shop - Inverted Ramp Pack 5
Up Corner 8m x 1m Inverted.png Up Corner 8m x 1m Inverted AWESOME Shop - Inverted Corner Ramp Pack 5
Up Corner 8m x 2m Inverted.png Up Corner 8m x 2m Inverted AWESOME Shop - Inverted Corner Ramp Pack 5
Up Corner 8m x 4m Inverted.png Up Corner 8m x 4m Inverted AWESOME Shop - Inverted Corner Ramp Pack 5
Down Corner 8m x 1m Inverted.png Down Corner 8m x 1m Inverted AWESOME Shop - Inverted Corner Ramp Pack 5
Down Corner 8m x 2m Inverted.png Down Corner 8m x 2m Inverted AWESOME Shop - Inverted Corner Ramp Pack 5
Down Corner 8m x 4m Inverted.png Down Corner 8m x 4m Inverted AWESOME Shop - Inverted Corner Ramp Pack 5

Stairs[]

Type Unlocked at Cost
Stairs Left.png Stairs Left AWESOME Shop - Stairs Concrete.png
Iron Plate.png
Stairs Right.png Stairs Right AWESOME Shop - Stairs Concrete.png
Iron Plate.png


Usage[]

Factory[]

Foundations primarily serve as factory floors. Placing structures on top of them aligns the structures to a grid with one meter steps.

The first Foundation has to be placed on the ground, while additional Foundations attach to it, allowing them to be placed higher. Due to the absence of building physics, dismantling any supports will cause them to float. Building Foundations too close to the ground or on sloped terrain may cause the terrain or grass to clip through, which can only be solved by building the Foundation higher up.

Multiple floors can be constructed utilizing Foundations. Walls can only be built attached to a Foundation or another Wall.

Ramps can be built standalone, but work well by building them next to Foundations, allowing Pioneers and Vehicles to get on Foundation floors or over rough terrain. Inverted Ramps and Quarter Pipes have decorative purposes.

Exploration[]

Foundation bridges or towers can be built fairly easily, requiring nothing other than  Concrete. This allows crossing infinitely large gaps or any climps with the theoretical minimum of 6 Concrete, enough to build 2 Inverted 1m Down Corners, by building one and carefully dismantling the other.

Double Ramps can be built rapidly, allowing vertical bridges to be built with ease.

Tips[]

  • Small production facilities can easily be set up without Foundations. But making large facilities without Foundations will be challenging or even impossible due to the uneven terrain and inability to align buildings accurately.
  • It is a good idea to always have enough Concrete in your inventory when you go exploring so that you can create bridges and ramps with Foundations to reach places you cannot otherwise walk, jump, or fly to.
  • Generally thinner foundations are preferred to create large floors because of the height saved.
  • In a pinch, it is easy to make extra Concrete in the Craft Bench manually mined from Limestone chunks which you can find all over the map.
  • With some practice and a good technique, you can build large foundations very rapidly.
  • Foundations can be built on natural cliffs with a positive slope. Foundations can be built on floating items dropped by a pioneer, such as Wire.
  • Quarter Pipes can be combined to form a tunnel-like structure or even a tunnel network, to form man-made 'underground' networks.
  • When built in a spiral, Stairs have a square hole in the center of the stack that leaves enough clearance to fit a vertical Jump Pad, or a pillar.
  • Corner Ramps up do not have an encroachment box, so they are ideal for covering up holes between foundations due to intersecting infrastructure such as Conveyor Lifts and Pipes.
  • Normal Ramps cannot be continued from the "pointy" end unless a Foundation is placed directly underneath for Foundations and other Ramps to snap to.

See also[]

Trivia[]

  • There are 46 metal strips within the framed strip down each edge of a foundation tile.
  • There are 20 circular bumps per row in the middle segment of a foundation tile, with 30 rows of circular bumps.

Gallery[]

History[]

  • Patch 0.4.0.10: Reintroduced ability to clip structures through Down Corner Ramps
  • Patch 0.4.0.0: Removed ability to clip structures through Down Corner Ramps
  • Patch 0.3.2.0: Introduced Curved Ramps, Quarter Pipe corner pieces, Inverted Ramp Corners, and Double Ramps in all sizes
  • Patch 0.3: Introduced Quarter Pipes, Double Ramp 8m x 8m, Inverted Ramp 8m x 4m, and Ramp Corner Down (4m, 2m, 1m). Foundations now have a new underside and can be painted.
  • Patch 0.2.1.8: Fixed Ramp 8m x 1m disappearing from the hotbar
  • Patch 0.2.1.6: Introduced Ramp 8m x 1m
  • Patch 0.1.17 build 101353: Introduced Foundation 8m x 1m
  • Patch 0.1.12: Fixed the 8x2 Ramp mesh so they don’t miss their bottom side anymore


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