Did you know the full
version of the
Donut Factory contains over 100 levels? Did you know you
can play the full-version risk free?
While every level has a different solution, there are tips and tricks
you can learn to help make solving levels easier.
Look For Open Factory Buildings
Each building in the Factory has a donut in front of it. When
the building is opened, the donut will spin occassionally. Look for
the spinning donuts every time you visit this screen since you never
never know when a new building will open.
Use a Toggler as a Delay
Sometimes when two lines of donuts are colliding you'll need to use
a Toggler with a Changer as a delay for one of the donut lines. here's
how this trick works:
Put a Directional Changer in the path of one of your donut lines.
Set the sirection so it's pointing in the same direction that the
HoverPlates are already moving.
Next, set a Toggler next to the Changer and set it's direction in
the opposite direction so it's pointing back at the Changer itself.
When a Hoverplate passes over the Changer, nothing will happen because
the Changer is already pointing in the same direction. However, when
the HoverPlate hits the Toggler, the Hoverplate will change direction
and move back towards the arrow. But the Toggler will turn off.
The HoverPlate will then hit the Arrow again, but this time from the
other direction. It will turn back around and start moving back towards
the Toggler again. But this time, the Toggler is turned off and it
allows the HoverPlate to pass across it.
This delays a HoverPlate by two spaces.
Send HoverPlates over Dough Ports and Sprinkle Ports
You can send Hoverplates over Dough Ports and Sprikle ports, and as
long as the port is empty, the HoverPlate will pass over it without
When you make a donut you need to apply all the toppings onto
a donut in the correct order except for Jelly Injecting. You
can inject a Jelly Donut with jelly at any point after it's been shaped
to a Fillable donut, and the results will be the same.
Work Backwards from the Exit
Sometimes it's easier to find the correct path to the Exit by starting
there and working your way back. This often is helpful since it can
reveal dead ends early so you don't spend time routing your donuts
in a given direction, only to discover a dead end.
Watch Your Mouse Cursor
The Mouse cursor gives you important clues that can make donut-making
||Indicates you can add a machine from the Factory
||No Add Cursor
||Indicates you cannot place a machine here. Typically this appears
over vents on the Factory floor.
||Indicates that you can move this machine, and that it's not bolted
||No Move Cursor
||Indicates that the machine cannot be moved, either becuase it
is bolted down or is simply an immovable object.
||Indicates that a machine has a pop-up that you can open by clicking
on it. This only appears when the machine is not movable, otherwise
the Move icon is displayed.
||Indicates the machine will be deleted from the Factory floor
and put back into the Tool Panel when you release the mouse button.
This appears when you drag a machine onto the Toolbar or when you
a machine with the Arrow tool.
Move A Machine Out Of The Way While Adding Machines
Did you know that while you're adding machines to the factory
floor, you can move others out of your way? Simply move your cursor
over the machine you wish to move, and you'll see your cursor change
from the Add icon to the Move icon. At this point you can click and
drag in order to move the machine to a new location. When you're done
dragging, your cursor will return to the Add icon and you can continue
to place machines.
Factory Control Shortcut
You can press the Spacebar on the keyboard to turn the Factory
on and off
Right Clicking Shortcuts
You can right-click in the Donut Factory for some handy shortcuts:
Close a Pop-up: Right click while your cursor is over the Pop-up.
Switch from adding machines to the Arrow: Right
click while adding machines.
Delete a machine from the Factory floor: right click
with the Arrow
tool on the machine to delete.
Supress the Pop-ups
Sometimes when adding a lot of one machine type like Directional Changers
it can be easier to place them all at one time, then go back and
set their directions. To aid in this, you can hold down the Shift
key while placing machines to their pop-ups from appearing.
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