This little addon allow charcoal dust as a limited substitute for coal dust.
Installation - Client: Just drop CharcoalDust.zip into the .minecraft/mods folder.
Installation - Server: Just drop CharcoalDustSMP.zip into the server's mods folder.
To get charcoal dust you place charcoal into a Compressor. (I'd of prefered to use the Macerator but it is specifiaclly coded to reject charcoal and I didn't want to edit IC's class files)
After that, charcoal dust can be refined the same way coal dust can.
Charcoal Dust is an equal subtitute for Coal Dust in:
- Solar Collectors
- Coal fuel cells
Charcoal Dust is a lesser subtitute for Coal Dust in:
- SU Battries
- [Error: Clasified Recipe]
Charcoal Dust is not a subtitute for Coal Dust in:
- Depleted uranium recharging
- Carbon fibres
Bugs: Due to the workaround, Compressors turn coal into charcoal dust. I'm hoping that if this addon gets approved then the devs would be kind enough to work their magic on the Macerator to allow me to code the addon to work how I originally planned it.
Note: The source file is also included in the zip.