Background: This mod was born out of a desire to replicate farming features lost when Forestry was removed from the Technic pack. It seeks to extend the IC2 crop and energy systems for easier use and a bit of crossover with buildcraft.
This is my first excursion into minecraft modding (and java programming), so don't expect too much.
Barrel Cactus- Tier 3, can be planted with a cactus block, drops cactus blocks.
Mushrooms- Tier 2, red and brown varieties, planted with appropriate mushrooms.
Bamboo- Tier 2, planted with a sapling, drops sticks. First enrty of tree line.
Plankton- Tier 3, planted with planks, drops planks. Second step of tree line.
Bushwood- Tier 4, planted with logs, drops logs. Third step of tree line.
Applebush- Tier 5, planted with an apple, drops apples. Final step of tree line.
Torchweed- Tier 4, planted with a torch, drops torches and gives off light like a torch when fully grown.
Flax- Tier 2, planted with RP2 flax seeds if defined in the config, drops string.
Corpseweed- Tier 5, planted with a bone, drops bonemeal when nearly full grown and bones when fully grown. Harvesting causes a huge nutrient drop, so it draws nutrients from adjacent crops.
Soybean- Tier 3, planted with a soybean, drops soybeans when harvested. Increases nutrient values in adjacent crops and it's own.
Poison Ivy- Tier 4, planted with poison ivy, drops poison ivy. Poisons anything that steps on it at stages 3 and 4 (or should), harvesting the plant causes it to regrow hardier than it was (chance to increase resistance stat).
Charcoal brick- Fuel worth 40,000EU, crafted from 8 charcoal briquettes around a slimeball or resin. High density fuel for generators/furnaces/engines of any mod. When placed and lit it burns like netherrack (will not be consumed, keeps the fire going indefinitely).
Charcoal briquette- Fuel worth 5000EU, created by compressing a piece of charcoal. 375EU net gain in energy, nothing to write home about...
Poison Ivy- Placed in an extractor it gives Grin Powder.
Soybeans- Chance to drop from grass blocks like wheat seeds. Food item, edible for a point of hunger (half a drumstick), can be macerated into TVP. 8 around an empty bucket gives a bucket of milk (soy milk). Can be crafted 8 around an Empty Cell to obtain a Bio Cell. It's very versatile.
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)- Obtained by macerating Soybeans. Craftable into Raw Fish (1 in each corner of the crafting grid), Raw Chicken (1 in each of the N/S/E/W positions), Raw Pork (fill the left and right columns), and Raw Beef (fill the top and bottom rows).
Pruning Shears- Tool that can harvest a seed bag from a fully grown crop, cutting the crop down to the first stage of growth. Recipe is a Refined Iron Ingot in the middle with a stick in the bottom left and right corners.
Electric Pruning Shears- Powered version of the Pruning Shears. Recipe is a vertical line of Pruning Shears, Electronic Circuit, and RE Battery.
Ported to SMP, finally.
Changed the default block ID of the Charcoal Brick so it doesn't conflict with IC2 by default. (The dartboard method failed me when I made the block...)
Fixed I Don't Now's name in the Applebush Crop.
Added Corpseweed crop.
Added Soybean Crop, inspired by FunnyMan3595's helper crops ("Discovered by" attribution given), spritework by I Don't Now, code is all original. I was hoping to use his original sprites but I haven't gotten word back since the first "Yes, but please wait." Added for symbiosis with corpseweed.
Added Poison Ivy Crop, original idea by I Don't Now ("Discovered by" attribution given). Originally was going to be Spidernip to give Spider eyes, I Don't Now's idea was much better and still results in Grin Powder.
Added Soybeans item, something useful from the soybean crop and an emergency food.
Added TVP item, I Don't Now and I both had the idea at the same time
I'm probably forgetting something, I spent too much time dealing with coders block over the gui/inventory stuff then getting sick (damn plaguebearer nephews).
Charcoal brick converted into an actual brick block. Flammability profile like netherrack so it makes a nice flaming brick accent. Does not burn up but has no explosive resistance at all.
Added Flax, attributed to Eloraam in the "Discovered by:" field. Custom really crappy sprite made by me.
Added Torchweed, attributed to Captain Jack Harkness. Looks like Bamboo in all stages, when fully grown it gains yellow tips and gives off light like a torch. Grows best in full light.
Rebalanced Mushroom crop growth, prefers very low light levels and ignores air quality.
Awesome sprite work for the mushrooms, applebush, and charcoal items done by I Don't Now. Applebush "Discovered by:" field attributed to I Don't Know as a thank you. Will include credits when I get around to making them.
Testmode confige value added, default 0 it prevents the tree-based crops from registering their base seeds, set to 1 to enable them.
RP2flaxseed config value added, set it to the same value as the \redpower\redpower.cfg has for "seeds.id=" or set it to whatever the seeds show up in game - 256 (it goes off the item index, not the shifted index).
First version, just cactus, mushrooms, and tree products implemented as crops plus a craftable high density fuel (to replicate peat).
Currently all crops have base seeds (including planks and logs), this will change.
Sprites- Get someone else to make some for me as I suck royally at it. Seriously, up until an hour ago my crops were white blobs, no transparency.
Rebalance tiers, growth rates, air/water/fert weighting. Make sure mushrooms work. Actually, never stop doing this.
Kudzu for plantballs (too bad I can't have it strangle weeds...) Torchweed for fun, drops torches. Corpseweed to help farm fertilizer. Flax for string (crossover with RP2 seeds if mod is active).
Something to give tin for cells, and might as well add a copper crop.
Make charcoal brick an actual block that burns like netherrack.
TVP- Forgot to add it as a replacement for wheat.
Rebalance Pruning Shear uses. Should not last as long as I have it.
Pruning shears- Normal and electric version, use on a crop resets growth to lowest and drops a single seed bag.
Pulse Width Modulator- Energy storage/transformer block. User selectable EU packet size, input storage = output size, will only send out a max of 1 packet per tick. Possibly allow charging/discharging of lapotrons. Intended use as a regulator for the power converter mod's energy link block.
Electric motor- Possible, EU->MJ converter. Use PWM to regulate speed.
Composter- Alternative to corpseweed, taked in plants and EU to create fertilizer.
Catalyzer- Take in Milk, coal/biofuel cells, fuel cans, and BC oil/fuel to produce EU. Advanced machine.
Farmbot- Expensive machine to make (2 electric pruning shears, 3 advances machines, 2 advanced circuits, 1 cropnalyzer, 1 chest) and run (10EU/tick scanning, 5000EU per harvested crop). Harvests fully grown crops in range.
Would like to add a machine upgrade that allowed IC2 machines to run off BC power, not looking good through. I refuse to try overriding IC2 mod functions just to try this.
Source included because it's all API.