Posts by Phrost

    Really cool mod, good job porting it.
    Question for you, would you be able to add custom recipes to some of the machines much like EnderIO does for the SAG Mill with the use of an .xml file?


    This way we, the users, can further expand on the whole idea of chemistry and chemical compounds.

    I seem to be stuck. A lot has changed in gregtech since I last really got into it (in 1.5)
    I need Khanthal heating coil to upgrade my blast furnace. Khanthal is smelted in the blast furnace at 2500 degrees. My blast furnace is made of all reinforced machine casings and I am at 2200 degrees heat. How do I smelt khanthal then? I do not have NEARLY the resources needed to make 16 advanced casings to get it to 2500 degrees that way. Is there anything else or is it really intended to be THAT difficult?

    The Problem with it was, that the Wikipedia Page on it listed no uses for it. Not even one single good use.

    corrosion resistant, so to make advanced machine blocks.
    Also, zinc oxide, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_oxide#Applications


    Also, its not meant to be a replacement for iron, more like additional use for zinc.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_ferrite


    ZnFe3O4 is the chemical formula.
    I was thinking bonding Zinc with Oxygen in chemical reactor to make Zinc Oxide - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_oxide


    Zinc Oxide has countless applications useful for industry so it could be useful in of itself.


    Alloy smelting 1 zinc oxide with 3 iron to get 4 ingots of Zinc Ferrite.
    Zinc ferrite can be used to craft advanced machine blocks just like refined iron is used to craft regular machine blocks, 8 zinc ferrite with middle empty in the crafting grid.
    Zinc ferrite dust combined with manganese dust to create circuit core to be used with advanced circuit instead of regular circuits.

    Charcoal is also good for that sake.


    Following an idea brought before :


    We need an "Improved Crafting Table", which has several "Tool" slots for GT tools, (alongside the 3x3), so we can craft stuff that requires tools like wrenches, files, etc, with it, without clicking those damn tools in and out the crafting grid (which is painful IMO).

    This is an awesome idea!

    Dear Greg:


    I love your mod very much and have been using it from the earliest versions. Over the course of the changes, you have forgotten some of the things that you were intending to do, but never finished and left some things in poor implementations.


    For example, green sapphire dust centrifuges into aluminium, which is just poorly designed. Who would turn rare precious resource into much more common and interchangeable aluminium?


    You had many plans for distillation tower, which is extremely expensive, but as it stands, not well implemented. You were going to add biproducts and plastic, and make it so that you can pipe oil into it. Unfortunately, none of that happened and it remains single most expensive multiblock that has no real benefit over buildcraft refinery.


    Another thing that you never finished it making it so that you can pipe liquid mercury into the grinder. Unfortunately, that also never happened.


    I can go on and on listing other things that need your attention, that you wanted to do but never did, or that need fixing. We all love and appreciate all the new stuff you are adding, but at some point could you go back and look over your old recipes and machines that really need some love.

    New metal, palladium.


    first use: palladium + nickel blend as an alternative for electrum
    other uses: used in mixed metal ingots recipe, used to craft a generator that burns off of compressed hydrogen gas. Hydrogen isnt hard to produce and its about time we move away from spamming geogens with infinite lava


    Main use:


    palladium can be used to craft purifaction core
    purifiaction core used as a component for hydrogen enrichment machine
    hydrogen cells go into hydrogen enrichment machine
    Hydrogen is purified and further compressed yielding pure hydrogen which gets stored in a palladium cell
    the new purified hydrogen cells can be used as an energy source in the appropriate generator or used to craft a Gravitation Core


    Gravitation Core - part of a multi block machine for initiating nuclear fusion similar to that inside of stars
    In order to create this machine you need N amount of pure hydrogen cells. Once enough cells have been crafted they get combined into the gravitation core.


    You will also need magnetic rings for containing the effects of gravity
    Basically, the completed machine will have a gravitation core in the center and magnetic rings arround it to contain the effect on the surrounding environment.


    Power the machine with N EU to create a star core.


    Star Core will compress the hydrogen down into the heavier elements, yielding iron, tin, copper, gold, silver, platium, palladium, plutnoium, osmium, iridium, uranium, thorium, and plutonium. The heavier the element the less of it it will yield. The overall yielded amount is equal to the amount of purified hydrogen initially supplied.

    No I didnt. Must've overlooked it.

    Suggestion!
    Finally, a use for manganese.


    Step 1: Chemical reactor
    Manganese + sulfur = manganese sulfate (MnSO4)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manganese(II)_sulfate


    Step 2: Electrolyze
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manganese_dioxide
    You get Manganese Dioxide (MnO2)


    Step 3: Applications
    1. Dry cell energy storage.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_cell#Dry_cell
    Manganese Dioxide cell can be used to craft lapitronic crystals in place of sapphire or energy crystals
    Manganese Dioxide can be considered same thing as energy crystal or lithium battery in ore dictionary


    2. Zinc–carbon battery
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc%E2%80%93carbon_battery
    4 zinc plates, 1 carbon plate, 2 Sulfur Dioxide cells = 8 RE-Batteries


    3. Hardened Glass (from thermal expansion, if lemming allows it)
    1 Manganese Dioxide surrounded by 8 glass to give 8 unrefined hardened glass
    Cook 8 unrefined hardened glass to get 4 TE hardened glass

    Suggestion!
    Finally, a use for manganese.


    Step 1: Chemical reactor
    Manganese + sulfur = manganese sulfate (MnSO4)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manganese(II)_sulfate


    Step 2: Electrolyze
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manganese_dioxide
    You get Manganese Dioxide (MnO2)


    Step 3: Applications
    1. Dry cell energy storage.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_cell#Dry_cell
    Sulfur Dioxide cell can be used to craft lapitronic crystals in place of sapphire or energy crystals
    Sulfur Dioxide can be considered same thing as energy crystal or lithium battery in ore dictionary


    2. Zinc–carbon battery
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc%E2%80%93carbon_battery
    4 zinc plates, 1 carbon plate, 2 Sulfur Dioxide cells = 8 RE-Batteries


    3. Hardened Glass (from thermal expansion, if lemming allows it)
    1 Sulfur Dioxide surrounded by 8 glass to give 8 unrefined hardened glass
    Cook 8 unrefined hardened glass to get 4 TE hardened glass

    If you wanna have a Dustomat, then just chain a few Autocraftingtables in Dustmode in a row. Their internal Buffers will fill up to 8 Dusts and hand over the overflow into the next one.



    For the Liquids: Its planned, but I probably forgot to add it to the List.

    Actually, I have done that, 4 of them in the row, and it still let dusts through.
    How about making a machine out of 4 of them in the recipe that would have that functionality :)

    Wanted to throw a few suggestions your way.


    This one I said before and ill say it again, because I know everyone would absolutely love it.
    As it stands, distillation tower is useless. Even when you add that list of suggestions from your dropbox (which I was very happy to read, since it was me who suggested them and im glad you liked them) distillation tower will still be inferior to BC for one simple reason. We can not pipe liquids in, we can not pipe liquids out. Distillation tower really needs this functionality.


    Dust-o-mat. Could not think of a better name so my apologies. All of my ores in my factory go through grinders without exceptions. This means a lot of tiny piles. Currently the way that I handle tiny piles is RP2 sorting machine pulling items out of chest (4 at a time) into electric autocraftingtable. I HIGHLY doubt RP2 will be updated on time when 1.5 comes out. So my suggestion is either:
    Add an option to a large buffer to only output if it has 4 of an item
    Add a new machine, the dust-o-mat which is electric autocraftingtable + large buffer (and probably 4 electrum ingots, 2 advanced circuits and an advanced machine), this way we can get this machine fairly early.


    Another idea that would greatly improve factories, allow liquid mercury to be piped directly into the grinder to avoid the whole mercury cell automation process!


    Hope you like the ideas because im sure everyone would love to see them implemented.