The Quantum Addon is focused on doing neat things with building stuff. It currently contains 3 major features: Paint Sprayers, the Aedificare Crop, and the Ender Plant. Read on, and please leave feedback!
Edit the second: Shelving the nikolite block for now, and updating to minecraft 1.3.1 is proving to be a pain in the butt, might be a while after IC2 updates that I update. OTOH, I'm currently working on a number of items and blocks, which collectively I'm referring to as 'gas systems'. Expect that. . . when it's done. Or enough parts that I want to release it, anyway.
Paints 9+ blocks at once! Yes, the paint sprayer, added in version 2, is an upgraded version of the IC2 sprayer. It comes in 16 colors, just like the IC2 sprayer, and can
re-color any CF wall or wool block in a 3x3x3 block cube, for a maximum on 26 blocks! Of course, this ease of use comes at a cost. A significant amount of tin is required to make the spray head, and creating the paint requires a small amount of clay. To get spraying, first create the spray head and glass canister:
And combine them like so:
To create your paint, simply combine your dye of choice (3 pieces of dye are required) with 2 water cells and a piece of clay:
And them combine the paint cell with the empty sprayer:
Then, using the sprayer is a simple as right-clicking! You don't even need to click on a paintable block -- if there are wool or CF walls within a 1-block radius of the targeted block, the sprayer will automatically release a cloud of paint, coloring the block. It even works through walls!
However, be aware the the sprayer has a limited lifetime; during normal use, the rubber seals on the spray head will get clogged with paint. After 37 uses, the spray head becomes totally useless and the entire paint sprayer must be discarded.
The Aedificare crop is a tier 5 plant that drops Aedifilite dust, which can be compressed into an Aedifilite plate. Required for most of the features of this addon, the plant uses a texture similar to Ferru/Aurelia but with a blue stem at the top. If you want to get straight into farming, I've added a craftable aedificare seed -- just combine 8 uu matter with a brick. See the crafting compendium for more detail.
Faux Metal Blocks:
AKA Aedifilite Blocks.
Iron storage blocks look cool, but require 9 iron to craft; this addon sets out to fix that. As is displayed, 4 iron ingots around an Aedifilite Block Base form 4 iron block lookalikes. The metal block base can be created from 4 Aedifilite plates and 4 Iron bars, like so:
The Aedifilite Block Base can be combined with many materials to create a storage-block copycat. In general, any material with a storage block can be crafted into an Aedifilite Block copy. Speaking of storage blocks. . .
Redstone, Coal, and Charcoal storage blocks! Each are crafted the same way normal storage blocks are crafted, and can be turned into their Aedifilite Block lookalike the same way all other materials can.
The 'Circle Stone Brick' block can normally only be acquired in creative mode,
as can two variations of the sandstone block[Edit: stupid me. Those can be easily acquired. The next update will drop the sandstone recipes]. The alternator provides a method of obtaining these elusive blocks through normal gameplay, and can be created with 6 glass, 2 aedifilite plates, and 1 refined iron like so:
Each alternator can convert 8 stone bricks into 8 circle stone bricks.
Edit: I don't now was the first to discover that it can also convert 8 immaculate orbs into 8 end stone!
(with thanks to bladerunner47)
A fairly simple plant, drops immaculate orbs and mysterious dust. Combining the two forms an ender pearl; a mysterious dust can be combined with a magma cream to form an immaculate orb, and an immaculate orb can be ground down with a blaze rod to form mysterious dust. (All three crafting recipes are shapeless). At tier 10, it’s currently the highest-tier plant in all of Minecraft!
Empty Paint Sprayer:
Will work with any vanilla MC dye.
Colored paint sprayer:
Shapeless. Although the colored sprayer itself isn't stackable, its ingredients are. Keep that in mind for big projects. Has 37 uses, after which it will break.
Redstone and Coal/Charcoal Storage Blocks:
The three storage blocks added by this addon. Normal storage blocks, nothing special. The coal and charcoal blocks use the same texture; all three use a heavily palette-swapped versions of a vanilla minecraft texture.
Aediflite Block Base:
The crafted block uses the same texture as the item’s storage block texture. The following items are supported:
Bronze, Copper, Tin, and Uranium Aedifilite blocks all utilize the Forge ore dictionary; refined iron blocks do not.
Crafts a set of seeds; use on an empty crop-block to create an Aedificare plant with a GGR of 1,1,1. You might want to cross-breed with higher-trait plants for faster growth and greater aedifilite production. Because the recipe uses uu-matter, it won't show up on NEI; I don't know about other crafting-guide services.
Converting between Immaculate Orbs and Mysterious Dusts:
Another pair of shapeless recipes.
Download the .zip file (that underlined live above), extract it, backup your saves, and place the QuantumAddon_v2 folder in your mods folder. This addon uses block IDs 214 and 215 – more detail can be found in the .cfg file. By default, crop ID's 103 and 104 are used; these can be changed in the config file as of v1.5. If minecraft refuses to load, with an error message containing the lines 'at ic2.api.CropCard.registerCrop' and 'at mod_Crops.load', then change the name of the QuatumAddon_v2 folder to mod_QCrops.
1.Added the Paint Sprayer! (And all related items)
2.Some minor improvements to the code
3.Began reading IC2.cfg as a second config file -- pm me if you have any difficulties with that.
1.Fixed crashing -- for some reason, the folder name has to be the same as the mod_whatever name.
2. Crop Id's are now set in config file.
3. Removed some unneeded recipes.
1. Minecraft 1.3.1, and by extension, SMP.
2. An alternator-created mushroom block.