Need a complete Cobblestone Generator (Block Breaker) tutorial

  • I tried to follow the image Aroma1997 tossed out, but I cannot seem to make a miner break one level of cobble. I tried an advanced Miner on Whitelist with just a cobblestone... and it started mining a while level of stone before I realized it.


    Can someone give me the specifics of what is supposed to be set up and what I should expect while it is working? I must be missing something, show me the baby steps.

  • Because someone might ask, here's what I put in the miner:


    TRY 1: Added Diamond Drill, OD scanner. Drill did not mine.


    TRY 2: Added Diamond Drill, OD scanner, 1 pipe. Drill mined 1, pipe prevented new cobblestone.


    TRY 3: Added Diamond Drill, OD Scanner, 1 pipe, ejector upgrade. Drill mined 1, then ejected drill, pipe, ore. Miner stopped mining without drill.

  • AH. That makes a lot of sense. How do you stop the miner from mining the ore? Enough generators to never get there?


    EDIT: Adding your picture here as well, to help if someone looks this up. Picture courtesy of Aroma1997.

  • Ok, now i need help with pulling (or pushing) cobble out of the miners. Putting a chest next to them seems to do nothing; they'll still use internal buffer, then spit onto the ground. Putting an ejector upgrade into the machine also ejects the drill.

  • The drill getting ejected is something we probably want to change.

    It doesn't get ejected in all directions though (only from the top, I think), so if you change the direction the chest is from the miners, then it doesn't get ejected.


    Regarding how to prevent it from mining the ore: iirc a single cobblestone generator produces cobblestone faster than a miner can mine, so you don't have to worry about that.

  • I have power coming in from the top, and a chest to the side (north, I think). I have never placed storage on top of these miners. All 3 "side inventories" get ejected, including the OD/OV scanner and additional pipes.


    If it helps, I'm on 2.2.8.26 and only run IC2x and JEI.


    EDIT: Do you want me to submit a bug?

  • You may have to download another mod that is fully compatible with IC2. Its called Buildcraft and it adds a quarry that requires 30 sticks, 34 iron, 8 gold, 11 diamonds, and one redstone. I call it the chunk destroyer because it can mine out many chunks down to bedrock, hence the name.

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  • I downloaded Applied Energistics 2. IT has the "annihilation plane", which has a cooler name and takes up less space.


    I would like to see the eject bug fixed though.

  • Fully automatic cobble generators uses wither cages or duped TNT to harvest them. For maximum efficiency, the cobble are pushed by pistons when the TNT explodes, making its drop rate almost 100%. With a proper setup, there is no need to use other mods or just to mine the cobblestone.

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  • With that ejecting drill bug fixed, it is so much easier to design a cobble generator with miners.

    I just designed one that is random tick proof:

    There are 2 miners that are next to a recycler. A batbox is enough to power 2 of these combinations. The glass in the picture is optional - I just put it there to prevent fire generated by lava. I put a debug item into the bottom slot of the batbox to make it an infinite EU source.


    Since this is most likely be used for scrap production, I only used normal drills and OD scanners to reduce EU cost per scrap. 1 lava source will be enough for 4 miners, but I put 2 there so that there is at least 1 cobble between the miner and the ore. I'm not certain if this is necessary.

    IC2 reactors has 196,627,050,475,552,913,618,075,908,526,912,116,283,103,450,944,214,766,927,315,415,537,966,391,196,809 (2754) possibilities. HAYO!

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