Posts by psusi

    Large veins, easily found by walking around the surface and picking up or inspecting rocks with a magnifying glass. When they say they bear some more, dig down to find it. You can also right click with a hammer to prospect, but I've never found it useful. Hostile mobs don't spawn within some distance of world spawn.

    The Redstone Veins dont have Ruby in it anymore since ages. The Ores are like they are, maybe look somewhere else for what you are looking for.

    So Ruby Ore still spawns in the new layer system, just not with redstone anymore? Good to know. I ended up making it with the crystallisation crucible. And then I found you need a level 4 wrench to move the implosion compressor, so I finally ended up trying out the HSS-E since it's just as good as tungstensteel but dilutes it with other things, and all of those but the chromium I don't have much use for. It also says it has sharpness IV so I guess that's what I'm making my next sword out of instead of blue steel.

    Well I just learned something cool that turns minecraft on its head. Apparently all of the coal on the Earth was formed at the same time ( geologically speaking ). 360 million years ago plants figured out how to make lignin which is what makes wood hard. It took fungi 60 million years to figure out how to break lignin down, so for 60 million years, the dead trees just piled up and formed coal. After fungi figured out how to break it down, no more coal formed. So all over the earth, all of the coal is in this one geologic layer. None above or below that. Not scattered all around like in vanilla minecraft.

    It tries to get the firstbest Output Slot first, so there isn't only argon is there? And yes that implementation isn't all that good.

    Ahh, I see. Though I could have sworn that I had used the funnel/tap to remove a specific fluid using a drum that already had some in it before. Now it seems that I need some rubies to make the crystal processors for the implosion compressor. I had two rubies but they apparently were the fake ones (MgO). Ruby ore used to spawn at the lower layers of redstone veins. Is this no longer the case? My Komatiite redstone vein seems to have magnesite, gold, and cinnabar in it, but no rubies.

    Maybe I'll have to use cheat mode to refund myself the iridium crucible I made my T1 crystallization crucible with ( since it now uses quartz ) and use it to craft the T3 to make a ruby boule. Oh wait, I can just melt and centrifuge a bunch of redstone to get some ruby dust. Except that I need the implosion compressor to turn that into plates don't I? Damnit.

    I am super, super excited for the new multiblock crucible! Honestly, the whole metalworking system is probably one of my favorite things in GregTech. It's just really versatile - you can melt down almost anything in it, you can mix metals to make alloys, pour the molten metal into molds to make a TON of things - tool heads, ingots, plates, gears, rods... also, having to actually measure things out and pay attention to ratios when making alloys has been really engaging, for me at least. At any rate, having the option of making a crucible with 27x the capacity is just going to make all of that so much more awesome.

    True, but after playing crucible simulator for most of 2019, I now prefer to just use the smelter + mixer. Now if only I could make steel, carborundum, tungsten carbide, and use carbon to reduce silicon from silicon dioxide that way...

    Hey, didn't you used to be able to pull molten fluid out of a crucible? I'm making a ton of steel to make into tungsten steel to make the implosion compressor and so I melted all the iron into wrought using the smelter and a tungstensteel drum and used a tungsten tap and measuring pot to transfer it into a crucible that is being electrically heated and maintained at just over 2060K with some spare carbon in it. It formed into steel because I can mold it out, but why can't I pull it back out with the tungsten measuring pot and dump it into the tungstensteel barrel so I can throw it into the mixer without all of the cooling time to make it into ingots then re melt it in the smelter?

    And you get lots of Chrome from Sluice Sand or was it Sluice Juice? On of the two.

    I think you mean *some*, not lots. I've been centrifuging sluice juice for most of this world ( did some centrifuging of sluice sand to get manganese before I got into acid washing, then stopped ), but I have more than a stack of blocks of manganese dust since there are so many things you can acid wash to get the stuff, but every time I have to make a ton of stainless steel, I have to go mine chromite, which gets me even more manganese too and the stuff just keeps building up. I've been getting a bunch more this last week processing tungsten to get enough of that to make the implosion compressor, but for chromium it's either the little bit from the sluice juice or chromite, and that's it. Unless you want to centrifuge redstone, but that also doesn't get you much.

    2. That is a Forge Bug and it happens in all Modpacks. It annoys the shit out of me too. If you launch a World and get thrown back to the Title Screen instead and then try again then get thrown back again and then try again and launch the world successfully then you have to kill the process afterwards.

    Wow, I didn't know you could ever get it to load up once that happened once. I thought once it screws up, trying again would just do the same until the cows come come; I always have to close the re run the game when it happens.

    And I had a suggestion Greg: In real life transformers often have multiple taps, so allow a screwdriver to set the tap of a transformer to values other than 4x. You should be able to go from LV to HV directly by using an HV transformer and screwdrivering it into 8x mode rather than using both an MV and an HV transformer.

    Oh, and am I crazy for thinking there is way too much manganese and not enough chromium in the game? You get manganese from acid washing the tungsten ores, and hematite, and chromite, but the only significant source of chromium is chromite.

    I just noticed that tungsten says it melts at 3695 but the tungsten measuring pot says it can only handle up to 3645. Also the faucet and funnel do not list what temperature they can handle, and the faucet can handle 4618. Now I guess I have to see if the faucet can pour molten metal out of a drum into a crucible.

    Wrong you can emit the hot coolant TO THE BOTTOM. Think 3D!

    Yes, you can wrench the center to output below, but the core below it will not ACCEPT the hot coolant. Ahh, I just checked and I only said 3x3 before, when I meant a 3x3x3.

    And Reactor Rods only work Horizontally, so you have the top and the bottom free to do whatever.

    Oh, I thought it was supposed to work 3d and I could have sworn that last time I tested it with a single core with all 4 rods in it, that adding another core on top with reflectors increased the output.

    You can pass Hot Coolant up and down too you know?

    I just updated and tested it again. A reactor core will not pass hot coolant to another reactor core. I thought I could get a 2x2 working by arranging them in a snake pattern, with each passing both hot and cold coolant to the next one by putting both the primary and secondary facing pointing the same way, so I could feed cold coolant into one reactor core via pipe, have it snake its away around all 4 cores, then come out of the core next to the input. But only the last one emits its hot coolant to the pipe back to the heat exchanger, the rest just keep building up their internal buffer. So like I said, if you try to make place a 3x3 of reactor cores, there is no way to get the hot coolant out of the center one since it is surrounded on all sides by other reactor cores.

    I got this 2x2 setup working by wrapping pipe around the side to collect the hot coolant. Notice that the 4 uranium fuel rods are centered in the inner corner of each of the 4 cores. With just the fuel, the output was 90 EU/t. I surrounded them with neutron reflectors and it went up to 181 EU/t, but was somehow unstable: it kept flickering between 0 and 181. When I replaced the reflectors with absorbers, I got a nice stable 225 EU/t.

    So why idea why it isn't stable with the reflectors, and what is the difference between reflectors and absorbers intended to be? It seems like the absorbers are just better. Also I tried slapping another layer of cores on top and inserting neutron reflectors directly above the fuel rods, and the output didn't change. Shouldn't it have? I thought I tried the above/below reflectors last time and it did seem to help, but that may have been with all 4 fuel rods in a single reactor core.

    You can pass Hot Coolant up and down too you know?

    I couldn't get them to pass hot coolant to another reactor side to side. They only seem to accept cold coolant as input.

    And is it a Bedrock Methane Vein or a regular one?

    What's the difference? It is pretty close to bedrock. All I know is that I broke a block and the white stuff started to pour out so I walled it back in and now there's a cloud of white crap on the roof of my mine.

    BTW, from my testing last week of the new reactor core, since they won't pass hot coolant to one another, that makes it impossible to make a 3x3 because there is no way to get the hot coolant out of the one in the middle.

    And I finally found one of these methane pockets underground. How do you capture the stuff again? It flowed out before I plugged it back up and now it's stuck to the ceiling of my tungsten mine.

    Can you guess why this happens? I know why, because once a Machine is shut down it doesn't DO anything, so all outputs have to be emitted BEFORE the Machine shuts down, which AGAIN boils down to USE A BIGGER PIPE!!!

    There are only two things and the pipe can take two things, so how is that not big enough? Also why is it that items won't continue to leave the machine when it stops, but fluids will? Odd.. I just ran a few more combs through and this time the output didn't get stuck at the end.

    So I have been breeding forestry bees this week and as a result I have been centrifuging a lot of combs. My centrifuge is connected to an aluminum brass item pipe going to a chest. Every time I centrifuge combs from rocky bees, and only these combs, they produce a pile of stone dust and 2 small piles of bees wax. Every time, the very last one to be centrifuged puts the output in the centrifuge, and they get stuck there instead of being piped to the chest. It is only the very last one, and it happens every time, and only with this particular comb. All outputs before the last one go into the chest, and all outputs with all other combs go into the chest, but the last one of the stone bee combs gets stuck.