Rocket Science adds several high-tier devices to IndustrialCraft - everything from missiles to superconductors to a fusion reactor!
v0.89: Added missile defense lasers, radar, and offense/defense coordinator blocks. No SMP support (yet).
v0.84b: Multiple bugfixes. Thermonuclear missiles are now craftable.
v0.84: Compatibility with IC2 v1.71. Partial SMP support.
v0.82: Fixed v0.81's bugs.
v0.81: Quick and dirty compatibility patch for IC2 v1.64.
v0.8: New fusion fuel, made autominers easier to locate, added ModLoader logs when ID conflicts occur.
v0.71: Compatibility patch for IC2 v1.43.
v0.7: Added mobile autominer and reusable passenger rockets. Removed new batpacks. Changed booster recipe. Bugfixes.
v0.65: Bugfixes, added hand pump.
v0.6: Added the wet/dry vac, new BatPacks.
v0.51: Changed install method.
v0.5: Initial release.
Drag-and-drop the jar in the attached zip into your .minecraft/mods folder. You'll also notice an ic2 folder in the zip; you need to open your IC2 jar and replace its EnergyNet class with the new class files.
This marvelous rocket engine is capable of propelling payloads into low-earth orbit and returning them to the ground within a one-meter radius of the specified position! Though it was originally designed for personnel transport (see Passenger Module, below), some unscrupulous miners have used these modules to deliver TNT, lava, or even nuclear weapons...
(Note that this recipe also works with biofuel cells)
Worried about falling and can't afford quantum boots? Worry no more, because our leather parachutes are cheap and durable! When packed as shown and worn as chest armor, the parachute will automatically deploy if the user falls more than three blocks.
By attaching one of our parachutes to any standard minecart, a module capable of safely transporting a single occupant to an arbitrary location can be created. Attach it to a booster module (see below) and you'll be traveling in style in no time!
We don't advertise this fact, but our booster modules can be used to deliver explosives and incendiaries from great distances. Perhaps you've finally located your archrival's fortress; perhaps you simply want to wipe an unsightly NPC village off the map. Whatever the case, your weapon of choice will need to be coated in a protective layer to survive re-entry.
Placing a passenger module or a warhead of any sort on top of our booster module creates a rocket that can be placed like any other block. To set the missile's target, simply tap it with a left click; its target square will advance by five in the direction you tap it. Launching a missile is as simple as providing a redstone current - passenger rockets can be simply right-clicked, and you'll climb in. Missiles can be picked up with a wrench like machines.
Please be advised that due to federal regulations, once you've hopped into a passenger missile its safety belts will prevent you from leaving until it has touched down. Once it has landed, the passenger module can be picked up and reused. Due to the presence of rocket fuel, TNT missiles deliver twice the explosive force of TNT alone. Incendiary missiles spread a fine mist of lava over a wide area, igniting all flammable materials. Nuclear missiles use an entirely new nuclear explosion code resulting in a blast crater and an airburst.
This handy piece of technology lets you gauge the exact distance to the block under your crosshairs, giving you an X- and a Z- value that can then be input into a missile with a right-click. Due to its extremely low power consumption, the redstone incorporated into its circuitry can power the rangefinder for its entire operational lifetime without ever requiring a recharge!
Superconductors are materials capable of carrying an electric current with zero resistance - meaning no energy is lost in a superconducting cable, regardless of distance! Most superconductors need to be operated near absolute zero temperature, but we at Rocket Science are proud to announce that recent breakthroughs in redstone chemistry have allowed us to produce a gold-graphene-redstone lattice capable of functioning as a superconductor even at room temperature and above. Creating this material does require the use of a compressor, but once compressed it can be used as any other cable.
This is it - the apex of energy production technology. Capable of operating indefinitely on the deuterium (hydrogen isotope 2) found in ordinary water, our ultra-miniaturized tokamak fusion reactor is safer than fission and greener than fossil fuels. Of course, this kind of technology requires a significant capital investment...
Your fusion reactor reactor requires a few additional components. Most important are the coils which generate the magnetic field that confines the plasma. Coils can be crafted either from copper or superconductor, and require a full stack (64) of the material to craft. The advantage of superconducting coils is that plasma confinement requires an extremely high coil current - hence copper coils waste 10EU/tick of the reactor's output power.
Fusion reactors also require a means of heating the plasma to ignition (when energy released by fusion reactions keeps the plasma hot enough for further fusion). Three devices are available - an ohmic heater, a neutral-beam injector, and an RF cyclotron resonance heater. The ohmic heater is the most energy-efficient since it directly drives current through the plasma, but it becomes useless when the plasma gets hot enough. RF and neutral-beam heaters are less efficient but work independent of temperature. The heating elements can be powered by a standard RE battery.
Fuel for your fusion reactor is easy to come by - just use one of our isotopic separators to harvest deuterium from ordinary water! Two deuterium cells can power a fusion reactor for 10,000 ticks, providing a total of 220,000 or 320,000EU depending on your coil setup.
This upgraded extractor separates different isotopes of the same element. In practice, this means that deuterium can be extracted from the hydrogen in water cells. It takes ten water cells to produce one deuterium cell, but you will get back the empty cells. Note that a separator that is currently processing deuterium won't accept lithium cells, or vice-versa.
Of course, D-D reactions are quite difficult to perform and don't give much of a net energy gain. What if you could fuse the deuterium with tritium? Why, the fusion reactor's output could be boosted to 128 EU/tick! (Better protect your sensitive equipment) This third isotope of hydrogen is highly radioactive and not found in nature, but certain nuclear reactions can produce it - most notably the fission of lithium-6 by neutron capture. Unfortunately, federal regulations prohibit performing this reaction in IC2's standard reactor, but if you could somehow obtain a lithium-6 cell, your fusion reactor does have a slot for it. Current research suggests that a substance from vanilla Minecraft contains trace amounts of lithium...
More recipes and an FAQ in the second post!