Posts by Excalibur42

    So i've been thinking, using the same kind of coding/functionality as the slots in a Nuclear Reactor where you can place different components to change how the Reactor runs, why not do the same with machines?

    I mean this with a smaller amount of slots and without components interacting with each other. So each machine (Macerators, Extractors, Compressors, Recyclers, Electro/Induction Furnaces and Canning Machines) would have 4 slots in the GUI on the side. And in these slots you could place different Machine Upgrade Components that change how the machine works. Right now I can think of 4 different upgrades off the top of my head.

    Speed Upgrade-
    Allows the machine operate 2x as fast with each upgrade

    Energy Efficiency Upgrade-
    The machine uses less EU per operation (dunno about exact numbers for that one)

    Item Storage Upgrade-
    The machine would have its own storage chamber so it has a Chest GUI on the side with 2 sections: Input and Output each being half a small chest.
    That way you can stack operations without having to handle it yourself. (And add compatibility for pipes to fill up said chest)
    (Only 2 of these per machine) So you can have a Large Chest worth of stuff for the machine to run for awhile without you needing to interfere

    Voltage Input Upgrade-
    Increases the maximum input for the machine. for this one I can suggest different tiers of upgrades: Medium Voltage, High Voltage and Extreme
    This would also increase the actual energy storage the machine has alone. MFSU Intergrated Induction Furnace: HAYO!


    First off a new sort of component for the upgrades: A Machine Upgrade Integrator, this allows the upgrades to actually 'plug-in' to the machine (If you wanted to get into the reason for having this extra recipe)

    :Intergrated Plating: =Empty Slot

    :EC Meter: =Machine Upgrade Integrator

    :Copper Dust: = Redstone Dust

    :Tin Can: = RE Battery

    Machine Upgrade Integrator:

    :Cable: :Intergrated Plating: :Copper Ingot:

    :Electronic Circuit: :Cable: :Copper Ingot:

    :Cable: :Intergrated Plating: :Copper Ingot:

    Speed Upgrade: (I don't really know what it would be lol, just an idea)

    :Cable: :Copper Dust: :Cable:

    :Cable: :EC Meter: :Cable:

    :Tin Ingot: :Refined Iron: :Tin Ingot:

    Energy Efficiency Upgrade:

    :Intergrated Plating: :EC Meter: :Intergrated Plating:

    :Intergrated Plating: :Tin Can: :Intergrated Plating:

    :Electrolyzed Water Cell: :Electrolyzed Water Cell: :Electrolyzed Water Cell:

    Item Storage Upgrade
    :Cable: :EC Meter: :Cable:

    :Intergrated Plating: :Personal Safe: :Intergrated Plating:

    :Cable: :Electronic Circuit: :Cable:

    Voltage Input Upgrade
    :Intergrated Plating: :LV-Transformer: :Intergrated Plating:

    :Cable: :EC Meter: :Cable:

    :Refined Iron: :Refined Iron: :Refined Iron:

    (Replace LV Transformer with respective Voltage Transformer to get Higher Tier upgrades)