Since this thread was long abandoned by CPW but still has updated downloads (here), i'm keeping this thread here. ~SpwnX
CompactSolars, universal is ready.
It is now open source licensed under the GPL v3, review it here: https://github.com/cpw/compactsolars.
Version 4.1 is now available. Updated for Forge 7.7 (required!), minecraft 1.5.1 and IC2 1.115. Requires latest forge!
It uses the latest in MCP and FML technology to be reasonably version independent..
Version 4.0: new thing! Solar Hats. Sport the latest in smart hatwear, with built in solar array. Be careful though, all those EUs pulsing around your brain might make you feel a little bit weird. Mix your solar array with an iron helmet.
There is a production rate scaling factor: specify an integer greater than 1 for slower EU generation. Please don't abuse this setting- it's meant to maybe help server admins encourage other types of generation rather than solar array farms. This scale factor basically acts as a tick divider, but is deliberately slightly random as well.
This is a clean rewrite of the Compact Solar Arrays from Advanced Machines, using pure IC2 API. It's also a darn sight more CPU efficient.
A little spotlight by Techninja117. I love the pyramid at the end, showing how much you get in an HV array. Thanks!
Low Voltage Solar Array
require: 8x Solar Panels and LV Transformer
Medium Voltage Solar Array
require: 8x Low Voltage Solar Arrays and MV Transformer
High Voltage Solar Array
require: 8x Medium Voltage Solar Arrays and HV Transformer
(Thanks SilentSpy for the recipe images!)
Thanks very much to Soaryn for the hat textures, they're really stylin'
It works well that I can tell, though I welcome bug reports.
Generally, grab the most recent listed build there.
The recommended build will update for each official IC2 release.
The latest build will generally be against latest forge and IC2 api and might be beta.
Minecraft 1.3.2 and IC2 1.106 (or later, probably):
Minecraft 1.2.5 and IC2 1.95:
Minecraft 1.2.4 and IC2 1.90:
Minecraft 1.2.3 and IC2 1.81:
Minecraft 1.1 and IC2 1.71:
These are independently block textured from IC2 so I welcome texture pack offerings better than my slightly naff blending effort.
Many thanks go to Zipp for the inspiration for this- it wouldn't have happened without your kickstarter. Also, Zipp, buddy, if you ever return, I'm sorry for taking over, but I think there was a strong demand for this and I hope you can forgive me.