Posts by Geo Terra

    i have one more question for the thermal generators it says stone or iron material... does this work with underground biomes? (changes all stone to different types of stone so it wouldnt be just vanilla stone)
    also i really wish the config was more extensive so i could change the name so it doesnt overlap with gregtech thermal generator.

    So long as the author of Underground Biomes uses the internal name of "blockStone" (makes it's stone compatible with recipes requiring stone via the Forge Ore Dictionary, although it seems to be a wee bit dodgy in my testing) and F4113n checks for the name, it should. But you should test it, just to make sure.

    Unfortunately, it can seem like IC2 is dead especially considering there hasn't been an official release for some time now. But rest assured, IC2 is still being worked on, it likes to be 'stuck' per se in beta stages a lot.

    windows 8 optimized various things, but it feels more like a tablet than a windows desktop used to. I would recommend trying it out before downgrading, as win7 is >100 USD, which is not money you would want to throw away

    Fortunately I still have my old product key and W7 install disc from the laptop I'm using now.

    I would recommend you to use a Classic Desktop Design like Win7 had (there are third party Programs for that). Nobody likes the new tablet optimized design of the Win8 "Desktop". Win8 is a marketing flop, but it can run more efficient than Win7. Its just the Design that is bad about Win8. I heard that many Games are not running on Win8, but I have never seen confirmation for that, if so, then use Win7 instead.

    Alright, so I suppose it's a case of "take it with a grain of salt?"

    I was wondering, what is everyone's opinions on Windows 8? I'm currently thinking of buying a new laptop that comes pre-installed with W8, but after all I've heard about it, I'm also wondering whether or not I should go through with the hassle of downgrading to Windows 7.

    What would be interesting is a modification of the hopper to where you can place it "upside down" on the side of a machine allowing for items to follow "gravity" and fall into the hopper's "spout" and out through the main body of it by shift-placing the hopper while standing where the player's head is below the block.

    If you wanted to take it one step further, you could add the spawning of the item entity as it "falls" out of the hopper and into another hopper or a water stream running over other hoppers.

    The vanilla ISided rules are:
    a) Insert to Slot 0 (top slot) in vanilla furnace from top face
    b) Insert fuels to Slot 1 (bottom slot) from side face
    c) Extract product from Slot 2 (right slot) from the bottom face

    And how to control their length? Force Fields would block of the Plasma so they are not an option.

    Or instead, go with the Beam Katanas from the game No More Heroes. The beam is effectively a high powered laser that is blocked at the 'tip' by either a cap that absorbs the energy and sends it back into the handle or the cap being a simple mirror which bounces the laser back.

    Greg? Did you deprecate your 'liquids'? I'm trying to come up with a list of liquids that would be useful to keep in large amounts in reserve so I threw together a quick MultiMC instance to check (IC2, GT & Thermal Expansion) and I didn't see any liquids outside of TE's three new one.

    Of course! This is simply a transformer that can accept any voltage and output any voltage, good for converting directly from HV to LV for example, especially for feeding rows of energy-hungry overclocked machines. The output rate setting will effectively determine how many packets of the desired size it will output per tick. Whereas normal IC2 transformers will only accept one packet per tick, limiting them to four output packets, which puts a choke on the energy throughput unless you install several in parallel.

    I just got done implementing input/output toggles for each side (although it doesn't show up on the block textures currently - going to have to draw a new one for that). This means you can control which sides will accept energy and which sides will output energy, to avoid accidentally frying your lower voltage wiring and machines.

    A redstone signal will shut it off (no input or output) so you can use logic to control power flow, or temporarily disable it to reconfigure it or your wiring without risk.

    Oh good lord, THANK YOU!!! This will ease my power plant designs immensely. Also, in addition, would it be possible for the Adjustable Transformer to accept higher-than-normal EU voltages and other types of wiring a la GregTech? If so...... Excuse me for a moment, I have to clean up the fragments of my blown mind.