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  • The other problem I just remembered from early game about not having the hand mortar and pestle is the ability to make your first bronze for your first crucible/burning box. IIRC, you said the tin+copper dust hand mixing recipe with 50% loss was intentional to help bootstrap, but without the mortar and pestle, this is no longer possible.

  • I was looking to hit the 64RU to max out my bronze centrifuge and be able to run the recipes for the sluice juice and netherrack dust. I can do that with a steel turbine for 192/steam.. When checking the boilers, both the chrome and dense bronze can do that. For the heat units to match the boilers, it turns out to be the titanium burning box (and dense bronze) that corresponds with the correct number of heat units.. Is a titanium burning box and chrome boiler right? Everything else seems to match up so the same material is used both in the boiler and burning box. Edit: I just double checked, and the chromium boiler requires 96/HU which matches the output of the titanium burning box. The Titanium boiler needs 112/HU which matches the chromium burning box. It looks like these two are possibly switched?



    Where does one find nickel? I know the pentasomething ore converts into nickel, but I've only found a few small ores of it, and obtained some tiny dusts as byproducts. I am needing invar to progress down the tech tree. Are the nickel ores found in the huge GT veins? (or are they one of the minor ores in a vein I might have missed?)


    What is the best way to process down magnetite? I know it can be put into a mercury bath for a whole gold, or sluiced for small piles. Since there is lots and lots of magnetite, I'm thinking the mercury bath would be better for the silver containing ores instead, as there aren't a lot of sources of silver. Am I missing out on much by just sluicing, shredding, then centrifuging the magnetite down to dusts for the crucible?


    Thanks.

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  • ok last thing first, best is subjective in Gregtech, what is the best way for one may not be the best for anyone else. I have even found where the best way to do something changes as time goes on in the game world. My suggestion for magnetite is do whatever way gives you the most desirable materials to you at the time.


    now on to the boiler question, many of us have pointed this out in the past, with the same result, it is as greg feels it should be.


    garnerite and pentalandite are both small ores you can find with nickel as the main element, but yes there are veins with nickel ore in them.

  • About 5 minutes later, I was exploring the nether and found both a vein with all the various nickel ores, and a nether fortress. :) I now have enough nickel to upgrade my tools to blue steel. :) I can also finally make stainless steel.


    I never realized how many different machines are needed to start getting automation going. I still have to make a bath, lathe, press, laminator, coagulator, squeezer, electrolyzer, mixer, fermenter and distiller. I'm trying to use Greg's way of making power instead of using the forestry ethanol production. I will still have to use a forestry multi-farm for automating a tree farm as I don't think GT has any method of doing that part yet..

  • I still have not been to the nether and I'm trying to get enough stainless steel to make the distillation tower. Have a CESU to buffer EU from the MV dynamo to boost it up to 128 eu/t to run the MV electrolyzer so I can do sufluric acid processing of purified ores. Spent the last two or three weeks trying to breed liveroot to make the ironwood turbine so I won't need the kind of cheaty CESU to make the electrolyzer run, and have finally given up and just used a bunch of the titanium dust I got from processing bauxite and titantium ore before the switch to rutile happened and made getting it harder, though technically I do now have enough refined schelite that I could electorlyze it to get the tungsten to make a smelter to produce the titanium.


    I have been getting all of the nickel I need from magnetically separating sluice sand, sluicing yellow limonite, sluicing gold, and mostly slucing the massive stock of i2c copper I have found ( still have thousands of uncrushed ore ). The last certainly been my largest source and has provided me with more nickel than I could ever need. It is the crhomium and manganese that has been the hard parts to get for stainless steel. I finally got a ton of manganese from processing the scheelite, and now that I have the titanium turbine, I can finally centrifuge redstone dust to get more chromium than I had been getting from sluice juice and sluicing ruby ore.

  • You may want to try your luck in the nether. I found what appears to be 2 different redstone/ruby veins right next to each other as they are larger than a 3x3 chunk. So far, I have found a rutile/zirconium, 2 redstone/ruby, and pentalandite/nickel veins. Since Greg's nether ores don't anger pigmen, the nether isn't too terribly difficult. Just have to watch out for the ghasts. Not to mention, that all the extra netherrack can be ground to dust and centrifuged for sulfer, gold and redstone.


    If you just need to make the one ironwood turbine, do you have the twilight forest? You might be able to gather enough manually to build the machine. I myself went for forestry bees. (Although I do plan on starting crops as soon as I get rubber and can make circuits.) I've manually bred up the chain to the energetic bees for an endless supply of redstone, and just finished breeding the robust bee. I'm just 1 line away from being able to start getting the metal and gemstone bees. :) Now I just need to make a genepool and "recycle" the dozen or so double chests filled with junk drones.


    I've blown up my first boiler! :( Since I don't have the titanium necessary to make the burning box for the chromium boiler, I went with 3 steel boilers instead. I used the regular steel pipe across the top of the boilers, but it didn't provide enough bandwidth to have the steam slosh around safely. After destroying and remaking 2 of the boilers (luckily the one at the far end blew), I re-organized the pipe layout to make it all work. I placed large steel pipe on top of the 3 boilers. I laid out the pipes so that there was never more than 2 directions the steam could go. Behind the right-most boiler, I placed a regular steel pipe, then next in line was the small steel pipes that run up to the steel centrifuge. I ran the boilers for about 5 minutes, and checked the pipes constantly. The pressure stayed steady this time. The large pipe across the top of the boilers seemed to do the trick. When I was measuring the pipes, the furthest boiler maxed out at 1804 steam, but was normally about 1740. The middle boiler ranged from 1740 down to 1500, and the closest boiler to the centrifuge went between 1740 and 1200. The pressure in the regular and small pipes seemed to stay pretty constant. This setup seems to work without issue. Even so, once I am able to make a dense bronze burning box, or a titanium one, I will be switching it out for simplicity.

  • Is there any ways to let the seawater generate into the other biomes(not only DeepOcean and Ocean)? In config I don't found any settings to change the biome.
    biomesoplenty Have some biomes generate in ocean and these biomes don't have seawater, it is weird, and I don't think seaweeds can display normally in seawater :(

  • I finally have enough tech to build a Centrifuge multiblock structure. But, I've come to an interesting speedbump: Neon Helium. Is there truly no other way to get neon other than the 1L from centrifuging Compressed Air Cans? This is quite the lengthy process as you only get 1L per can and I need 1L per Laser Emitter, which is then 8L to make the centrifuge. That's 8000 air cans. Right now, I'm chewing through them at 3.5 seconds per can, which is about 8 hours of game time, but I've tweaked config files for faster/shorter processing times. This seems a bit extreme. Is this intentional?


    Thanks!

  • I finally have enough tech to build a Centrifuge multiblock structure. But, I've come to an interesting speedbump: Neon Helium. Is there truly no other way to get neon other than the 1L from centrifuging Compressed Air Cans? This is quite the lengthy process as you only get 1L per can and I need 1L per Laser Emitter, which is then 8L to make the centrifuge. That's 8000 air cans. Right now, I'm chewing through them at 3.5 seconds per can, which is about 8 hours of game time, but I've tweaked config files for faster/shorter processing times. This seems a bit extreme. Is this intentional?


    Thanks!

    The current recipe is a placeholder as Greg is still working on that section. It will eventually have some other sort of recipe that is much more realistic, but it's not in yet. Historically, there have always been recipes like this in GT. You either played chunkloaded on a server, or built a massively parallel system in order to accomplish the goal in a reasonable amount of time. Back in MC 1.4.7, it was getting chrome. It took a really long time to centrifuge redstone into chrome, and *all* the end game machines required chrome machine blocks which took a lot of chrome to build. I believe I had about a dozen centrifuges doing nothing but manufacturing chrome dust from redstone. The current recipe is likely easier than what will be in the future.. Many mods have helium coming from endstone (How else do you get floating islands?), so if Greg follows suit, you may have to defeat the dragon and mine out the whole end to create your lasers.. :P

  • The current recipe is a placeholder as Greg is still working on that section. It will eventually have some other sort of recipe that is much more realistic, but it's not in yet. Historically, there have always been recipes like this in GT. You either played chunkloaded on a server, or built a massively parallel system in order to accomplish the goal in a reasonable amount of time. Back in MC 1.4.7, it was getting chrome. It took a really long time to centrifuge redstone into chrome, and *all* the end game machines required chrome machine blocks which took a lot of chrome to build. I believe I had about a dozen centrifuges doing nothing but manufacturing chrome dust from redstone. The current recipe is likely easier than what will be in the future.. Many mods have helium coming from endstone (How else do you get floating islands?), so if Greg follows suit, you may have to defeat the dragon and mine out the whole end to create your lasers.. :P


    I'm okay with long processes for end game machines. I was just wanting to make sure that the numbers were intentional.


    On a side note, I'm grateful you mentioned centrifuging redstone for chromium. I forgot that existed and missed it when looking at ways of acquiring chromium. I've been relying on ruby all this time and its been a bit rough. Thanks!