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Experimental-Only Content: This information has been updated to the v2.X version of IC².


This tutorial is regularly updated. You can see the first version of it here: First Steps in the IndustrialCraft mod for Minecraft V0.5.pdf (texture pack used: Soartex). Important: This tutorial now expects you to be using v2.X of IndustrialCraft²

Basic steps in a new world

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Now that you have downloaded and installed the mod and generated a new map, you really don’t know where to begin. Like all other maps you begin in, gather some wood, then some cobblestone and coal, and build a little house (or a cave if you wish) for your first night.


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Here is mine with some flowers. Having a pretty house is always a plus, even if it’s just for you, and I can easily expand it. Beware of the mobs if you are not playing in Peaceful mode; the creepers can blow up what you built. If you want to, use some torches to light the area.







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Keep in mind that you will need a lot of room for your industry. Try to get a good spot with a lot of space not too far away, like that sand plain I can see from my roof (you will also need lots of sand for other purposes). Don’t forget to add some chests and a bed in your little place. You may also want to start growing some wheat and trees.

Nothing new here, but you must begin with a good base if you want to go further. The next part will introduce some new things.




First Ingredients and Machines

You now have a little base with four walls, a roof, some chests, a bed, a furnace, and a crafting table, but you want more new stuff. First, let's plant some crops, IC2 style.

Till some soil near water or by digging a hole and filling it with a water block. This is standard vanilla Minecraft so far.

Next, take some sticks and create some stakes for Crops.


Stick
Stick




Stick
Stick
Crops

Take these, and place one on each block of tilled soil. Go get some Wheat seeds by ripping up grass and plant them. Now, when your Wheat is ready to harvest, you can harvest it and wheat seedlings will remain, saving you from having to use more seeds to replant! There's a lot more you can do with crops in IC2, but this will help get you some food to survive.


Now, you need to gather Rubber. You will need a lot of lumber to build our first machine, and a basic generator: 34 logs precisely. However, you should gather more to use as fuel.


Wooden Planks
Wooden Planks
Wooden Planks
Wooden Planks


Wooden Planks


Treetap

Use 5 Wooden Planks to craft a Treetap. You will need 5 Treetaps total, one for extracting Sticky Resin and four for crafting an Extractor, but wait until later to make the other four to save space.

Now, extract 6 Sticky Resin from the Rubber Trees. Rubber trees are somewhat random, but I can tell you they're most abundant in Swamp biomes and they never grow in Desert biomes.

For now, drop that into a chest, and gather torches, pickaxes, and food, for you will have to go to the center of the earth! The second thing you must gather is Redstone; that next-to useless red powder you have in astronomical quantity is the base of industrial electricity. Of course, you will need an iron pickaxe to extract it, but you must have a bad spawn point if you don’t find any along the way. Also, you should mine any Copper or Tin you see for later.

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Here is a screenshot of a natural cave where you can see all but three types of ores you can gather, from left to right:

  • Gold. Its value is much higher in IC, especially in its dust form. It's involved in many mid-tech machines. You should mine it - it will become more useful in the future.
  • Tin. It is required for many things, but it is fairly common.
  • Copper. Like Tin, it is required for most things in IC, such as cables, so you must gather a good stock in the beginning. Like Tin, there's plenty in the world.
  • Iron. Every machine uses Iron, so it will be the ore you must hunt the most. You will be always short of Iron.
  • Coal. Its value was increased, so if you want torches or furnace fuel, use Charcoal. Use Coal for other, more important things. Coal Dust is used to build Solar Panels; it's a more efficient Fuel, and lots of things like the nano-suit use it. In other worlds, you might not care about Coal, but in IC, it is valuable.
  • Uranium. You will need it to power your future nuclear reactor or to craft a nuke to blow up a mountain. Besides that, it is not involved in other recipes. It is rarer than other ores, but can be found at every layer. You will need an iron pickaxe to gather it.
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Further away in the cave:

  • Redstone: Redstone is involved in most parts of IC crafting, especially the basic ones. We need some for crafting the first part of a machine, and later, other things.
  • Diamond: Ha, the diamond. Everybody runs after them. Try to get 3 of them and keep them in a chest; we will craft something awesome with them. You should know that you can produce diamonds with coal. I’ll show you later. There is something else to do with them other than waste them in tools or one-use armor.
  • Lapis lazuli: Not shown here, but you know it. Involved in the more advanced machines, you need BLOCKS of lapis to craft them, so if you find it now, just keep it until you have a need to use it.
  • Lava: I know, it’s not a mineable resource, but it’s used to power one of the most powerful generators: the Geothermal Generator. Keep in mind where some lava lakes are to go back to later.
  • Lead: Not shown here. You won't need lead for a quite a while, and even then only in small quantities. It's primary used in nuclear reactors, but is also used in intermediate batteries.
  • Obsidian: You need some Obsidian to go in the Nether because you will need some Glowstone Dust for mid-tech machines (alternatively, Glowstone Dust can be crafted using Gold Dust and Redstone Dust). Obsidian is also a part of the process of producing Diamonds out of Coal.

You know what you can gather under the surface. Continue to collect some resources and go back to your base for the next step.

Now that you’re safe at your base, you could smelt some of the ore you gathered from your trip, but be patient and don’t smelt any more ore than you must. Soon you will be able to craft an incredible machine: the Macerator, which will give you 2 ore dust from one ore and other stuff I'll explain later. However, before you build a Macerator, you need a Generator, and you may want to craft an Extractor as well, but to build them, you must craft some Electric Circuits, which need some Cables. Yeah, it seems complicated, and it is. That's why I'm writing a little tutorial just for you.


Iron Furnace

One of the first IC2-related things you'll probably want to create is an Iron Furnace. This is an upgrade over the regular Furnace from vanilla Minecraft (a.k.a. Stone Furnace by IC2 users). It operates faster and uses fuel more efficiently. Click on the link for details. You'll need to make a Forge Hammer in order to create the Iron Plates for the Iron Furnace.


Stick


Iron
Stick
Iron
Iron
Iron
Iron
Forge_Hammer

Now the Iron Furnace itself:


Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Furnace


Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Furnace

Together you will need ten Iron Ore, two Sticks, and two pieces of Charcoal (or several pieces of Wood) for fuel. Smelt the ten Iron Ore into ingots in your regular stone Furnace. Take the Sticks and five Iron Ingots and make the Forge Hammer. Next place the Forge Hammer and the remaining five ingots on the crafting grid to create five Iron Plates. Now pick up your Furnace and use it to craft an Iron Furnace as shown above. An Iron Furnace is an important part of making an Electric Furnace later, so making it now lets you use it until we get to that step.

Before you proceed, you'll need to make a Cutter tool in order to make cables. It requires five Iron Ingots. Make three of them into Iron Plates using the Forge Hammer. Here's the recipe:

Iron Plate
Iron


Iron Plate


Iron Plate
Iron
Cutter


Your First Machine

You can optionally exchange the Extractor with the Macerator listed below if you have several Rubber trees nearby.


For this project you'll need:

  • 6 Sticky Resin
  • 3 Copper Ingots
  • 9 Iron Ingots
  • 2 Redstone


You remember the Sticky Resin you kept in the chest? Take it, and three Copper Ingots too. We will create some Copper Cables. You see it takes 6 Rubber and 3 Copper Ingots for every 6 cables. Later you will need a large amount of them, but first you want just enough to make an Extractor. Once you have that, you can make Rubber much more efficiently.

Smelt your 6 Sticky Resin in any furnace to get 6 Rubber.



Copper Plate


Cutter




Copper Cable

Copper Cable

Copper Cable


Rubber


Copper Cable




Insulated Copper Cable

Place the Forge Hammer and three Copper Ingots on the crafting grid to make three Copper Plates. Then place the Copper Plates on the crafting grid and replace the Forge Hammer with the Cutters to cut them into wire. Lastly combine your wire with Rubber to create Insulated Copper Cables.

Use the Forge Hammer to turn your Iron Ingots into nine Iron Plates.


Insulated Copper Cable
Redstone
Insulated Copper Cable
Insulated Copper Cable
Iron Plate
Insulated Copper Cable
Insulated Copper Cable
Redstone
Insulated Copper Cable
Electronic Circuit

Now we will craft our first Electronic Circuit. You need 6 cables, 2 Redstone, and one Iron Plate. Electronic Circuits are the basis industry, used in every machine, so you'll be using them a lot.

Next we must craft the recipe of all machines: the Machine Block.


Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Machine

Just take 8 Iron Plates and draw a box with them in the craft interface.

FINALLY we can craft our first machine. We just need 4 more Treetaps. Take 20 planks and craft them. After that, put the 4 tree taps, the machine block, and the Electronic Circuit on the crafting bench and TADA! You can plant your Extractor where you want. Be careful though: you can’t remove any machine by hand. It will be destroyed if you do. You will need a special tool made with a new metal. We will see that later.


Treetap
Treetap


Machine
Electronic Circuit


Treetap
Treetap


Extractor

Ok, you have your Extractor, but to use it, you need ELECTRICITY, made by a GENERATOR. Now you know what we need to make next.


Generator

For this project you'll need:

  • 1 Sticky Resin (using Extractor)
  • 5 Tin Ore
  • 4 Redstone
  • 8 Iron Ore


There are 2 ways to craft a Generator:




RE Battery
Machine
Furnace



Generator

First, you can use a RE Battery, a Machine Block, and a Furnace (8 Iron needed).



Iron Plate


RE Battery
Iron Plate
Iron Furnace


Iron Plate


Generator

Or, you can use a RE Battery, 3 Iron Plates, and an Iron Furnace (8 Iron needed).


Both recipes cost the same amount of Iron overall, so take your pick. Do not use your existing Iron Furnace. You will need it later, and you will need something to smelt with in the meantime.

I know you are asking yourself: How do I create an RE Battery? Let's do that now!



Tin_Casing
Tin_Casing
Insulated Tin Cable
Redstone
Redstone


Tin_Casing
Tin_Casing
RE Battery

1 Cable, 4 Tin Casing, and 2 Redstone. Easy, no?


In order to create Tin Casing (or any material casing), simply use the Forge Hammer on a Tin Plate.

Time to remember that recipe.

You need to assemble two Rechargeable Batteries. One is needed to build the Generator, and the second is needed to power your Extractor.

But wait! You just used your last Cable. It’s time to craft more, but this time we will not waste great quantities of resin. Go back in front of your Extractor, put 2 Sticky Resin into the top hole, and put some Redstone into the bottom hole (pure Redstone is like a 1 use low-efficient battery, but it works). With the Extractor, you get 3 Rubber for each Sticky Resin instead of just 1. Now craft two Tin Cables.

Now you can assemble your two RE Batteries.

Next follow one of the two recipes above to craft the Generator.

Don't place the generator next to anything; I’ll explain why in the wiring section. Put your empty battery in the upper slot and put some (char)coal or other things that burn in the lower slot. You will need 2.5 (char)coal to fill up a single battery. I usually don't worry about completely filling my battery at this point. Feel free to make more RE Batteries. However, we'll be adding a cable shortly which will make the batteries unnecessary.

The empty Rechargeable Batteries can stack up to 16, but the fully charged ones can’t be stacked. It’s the drawback of the re-usability. You can place a chest right next to the generator and it will gather your full batteries.

For now, you can use a partially or fully charged battery to power the Extractor. This will give you a lot more Rubber for making cables, which in turn will make it easier to build other machines.

Macerator

For this project you'll need:

  • 3 Flint
  • 2 Cobblestone
  • 9 Iron Ore
  • 2 Sticky Resin (using Extractor)
  • 3 Copper Ore
  • 2 Redstone


And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the incredible MACERATOR which can double your mining productivity. Craft another Electronic Circuit, another Machine Block and collect the needed Cobblestone and Flint. If you didn't already know, you occasionally get Flint when you break Gravel blocks.


Flint
Cobblestone


Flint
Machine
Electronic Circuit
Flint
Cobblestone


Macerator


Put your ore in the upper slot, and a battery in the bottom one, and wait for 2 dust to magically appear from one ore, then put that dust in an Electro Furnace (actually any furnace) and you will have 2 ingots for one ore. What, you don’t know how to create an Electric Furnace? It will be our next step in this long section.

You must know that the Macerator can do more things than create dust from ore. It can create dust from coal too. The coal dust is used in a lot of things. The Macerator can make Flint out of Gravel. This may not seem so, but it’s really useful. It can also make Cobblestone from smooth Stone, and incredibly, make SAND out of Cobblestone. Cool, isn’t it?

Note: It's easier to store ores and Macerate as needed since dusts use up twice the chest space.


Electro Furnace

For this project you'll need:

  • 1 Iron Furnace (existing)
  • 2 Sticky Resin (using Extractor)
  • 2 Copper Ore (using Macerator)
  • 4 Redstone


The Electro Furnace will allow you to smelt using electricity instead of using Char(Coal). This is the thing you'll use your Iron Furnace to craft.



Redstone


Electronic Circuit
Iron Furnace


Redstone


Electric Furnace

I know, it’s another circuit to craft, but I warned you it would be everywhere.

Like the other furnaces, you put the stuff you want to heat in the upper part, and a battery in the bottom. It's 12.5% faster than the Iron Furnace, and there is no energy waste. If there is nothing left in the top, it immediately stops consuming energy.


You now have 1 Extractor, 1 Generator, 1 Macerator, and 1 Electro Furnace. It’s not much. If you think you can use more things, you're right.


BatBox

Adding a BatBox will provide a much larger energy storage buffer for your Generator and therefore simplify its operation. You'll need three Rechargeable Batteries to build it.


Wooden Planks
RE Battery
Wooden Planks
Insulated Tin Cable
RE Battery
Wooden Planks
Wooden Planks
RE Battery
Wooden Planks
BatBox

Run Tin Cable from the output face of the BatBox to your machines. On the plus side, you get three Tin Cable per ingot rather than the two you got making Copper Cable earlier. Don't make the cable longer than four segments to avoid wasting energy. Once you have the machines connected to the BatBox via cable, you won't need to use batteries to run them anymore. Place your Generator on the opposite side of the BatBox from the Output facing. If you find you need to change the direction of the BatBox's output facing, you'll need to look at The Power of Bronze section below for information on how to make a Bronze Wrench.

BatBoxes can be daisy-chained to provide more EU storage. They can also be used to break up lengths of cable to avoid energy loss. The maximum length you can have of Tin Cable is four before it loses 1 EU/t. By placing a BatBox at the end of four segments of Tin Cable, you can then go another four segments without energy loss. Keep these ideas in mind as you expand.

Alternative Power

Solar Power

Another option for renewable energy is to add a Solar Panel to reduce your Coal/Charcoal usage. Keep in mind that Solar Panels require an unobstructed view of the sky and they only work in the daytime.


Coal Dust
Glass
Electronic Circuit
Glass
Coal Dust
Generator
Coal Dust
Glass
Electronic Circuit
Solar Panel

Connect your Solar Panel (with or without a cable) to the top of the BatBox. Now your BatBox will receive a constant trickle from the Solar Panel and can also receive energy from your Generator. The downside is that these are pretty expensive, but just one or two helps immensely early on.


Etcetera

In this image you can see the BatBox, with the Generator to its left, and a length of copper cable four squares long to its right. In the current version of IC2, Tin Cable has taken the place where Copper Cable used to be in the cable hierarchy, so pretend that cable is tin. Up to four machines can then be placed directly in front of the cable. Going up from the BatBox is a four-square-long cable that connects to a second BatBox, and then from there to either a solar panel or a wind generator using tin cables.

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To provide a significant amount of energy from solar, you'll need a lot of Solar Panels.














You can see the inside of my little home, 3 Macerators, 3 Electric Furnaces, 1 Extractor, 1 Generator in view, and 2 unknown machines. You can see I’ve put a chest in front of my generator to gather the charged batteries when I stalk outdoors.

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The Power of Bronze

Now you have a small, but fully functional base that allows you to get twice as many ingots for every mining run. Unfortunately, you can’t move any of the machines or you'll have to rebuild it from scrap.

Now we will craft the engi-friend tool: the Bronze Wrench. The Bronze Wrench is made from BRONZE. I can hear your little voice: "A new ore I haven't found? How can it be so rare?" YOU FOOL, Bronze is made from COPPER + TIN.





Copper Dust
Copper Dust


Copper Dust
Tin Dust
Bronze Dust

Bronze Dust

Bronze Dust


Bronze Dust

RE Battery (Charged)

Bronze



You need to use a Macerator to grind Copper and Tin ingots into dust, then take the dust from those 2 ores and mix them in a 3:1 ratio (location in the crafting grid doesn’t matter). This gives you Bronze Dust. To smelt Bronze Dust into ingots, put them in a furnace.


You'll need six Bronze Ingots to make a Bronze Wrench:

Bronze
Bronze


Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
Bronze


Wrench


The use of a Bronze Wrench is incredibly easy: just right-click on the machine you want to remove; be careful: if the machine wasn’t empty, you will lose everything it contained. And sometimes you can make a mistake, and you can’t retrieve the machine you craft; it's unlucky, but it happens. Only 4 machines can be retrieved safely every time: MFE Unit, HV Transformer, Terraformer and MINERs. However, if you upgrade your wrench into an Electric Wrench, and toggle it to loss-less mode, you are guaranteed to get your machines back no matter what, at a cost of 9000 EU per operation.


The Recipes and Resources page has a list of all available Bronze tools.


Iron! A very important topic. Every machine is based on Iron. It also costs a lot of Iron for minecarts and rails. But we have bronze! Why we can't use bronze for rails?


Bronze
Bronze
Bronze


Stick


Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
Rail

Rail

Rail



Also, you can craft armor from Bronze.


Bronze
Bronze
Bronze


Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
Bronze
Bronze Chestplate

Second Steps

Metal Former

Tired of having to keep making Cutters and Forge Hammers? Think it's strange that you have all these machines, but still have to use hand tools to shape metal?

Perhaps it's time you built a Metal Former. It can craft plates, casings, cables, and some other things.


Bronze Item Casing
Bronze Item Casing


Chest
Bronze Item Casing


Bronze Item Casing
Bronze Item Casing


Tool Box

You'll need to make two Toolboxes using a Chest and five Bronze Casing.


Copper Cable
Copper Cable
Copper Cable
Copper Cable
Iron
Copper Cable
Copper Cable
Copper Cable
Copper Cable
Coil

You'll also need to make three copper Coils.



Tool Box
Coil
Electronic Circuit
Machine
Coil


Tool Box
Coil
Metal Former

Combine those with an Electronic Circuit and a Machine block, which you already know how to make, like so.

The Metal Former has 3 modes: Rolling, Extruding and Cutting. Rolling takes the place of the forge hammer; turning ingots into plates and plates into casings. Cutting replaces the cutting tool, though it has no real use, as the Extruding mode converts ingots directly into 3 wire ( instead of 2 from cutting plates ).

Electric Wrench

If you find your Bronze Wrenches keep wearing out, I suggest upgrading your Bronze Wrench to an Electric Wrench.



Coil


Tin Casing
Iron
Tin Casing


Coil


Electric Motor


RE Battery


Copper Cable
Electronic Circuit
Copper Cable
Iron Casing
Electric Motor
Iron Casing
Small Power Unit




Wrench
Small Power Unit




Electric Wrench

The Electric Wrench works the same way. It's a lot of work to make, but using it doesn't decrease its durability. You just need to recharge it, which is easy enough. Just be careful not to drop it in lava.


Mining Drill and Chainsaw

Tired of making pickaxe after pickaxe? How about an energy-based version?

The Mining Drill uses EU instead of wearing out, so you just need to recharge it by placing it either in any generator or in a BatBox or higher.


RE Battery
RE Battery
RE Battery
Copper Cable
Electronic Circuit
Copper Cable
Iron Casing
Electric Motor
Iron Casing
Power Unit


Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Power Unit


Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Mining Drill


The Chainsaw provides an energy-based version of the axe, shears, and sword in one device.



Iron Plate
Power Unit
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate


Chainsaw


The Recipes and Resources page has a list of all available power tools.


Pump

Remember that lava lake you found waaaaay back when you made your first trip in the mines? Now it's time to take advantage of it with a Pump. The pump will fill buckets or Empty Cells for us and place them in a chest.


Now, we will craft it! We'll need to make some Empty Cells in a Metal Former to make it:



Empty Cell
Empty Cell
Mining Pipe
Electronic Circuit
Machine
Treetap
Empty Cell
Empty Cell
Mining Pipe
Pump


Place the pump directly over a lava lake and place a chest right next to it (it has to touch). Place some empty buckets or empty cells in the chest and start the pump. It will start filling them and placing them back into the chest for you to pick up later.


Geothermal Power

Once you've acquired both a Metal Former and a Pump, you'll have the option of making a Geothermal Generator. This option isn't renewable like solar or wind, but it's a great alternative or supplement to Coal/Charcoal. A Geothermal Generator generates energy from lava. Building one of these is a good option if you build your base deep underground where lava lakes are more common, or if you happen to find a lava lake on the surface. These are almighty in the Nether as well. The Metal Former machine is required in order to make the Empty Cells used in this recipe.


Glass
Glass
Iron Casing
Empty_Cell
Empty_Cell
Generator
Glass
Glass
Iron Casing
Geothermal Generator

You'll also need at least one Bucket for gathering lava. IC2 let's you make them using Tin as well as the vanilla Iron.


Iron



Iron


Iron


Bucket


Tin



Tin


Tin


Bucket


CES Unit

Now, we have more machines, and we can power them with solar panels. But what should we do when the BatBox runs out of energy at night? Let's put our knowledge of bronze to use making a bigger storage unit! For that job, there is the CES Unit. The CES Unit stores 300,000 EU, or 5x as much as the BatBox.

Before we begin, you'll need to get your hands on at least three Gunpowder. You may need to go hunt some Creepers to get some.


Gunpowder

RE_Battery_(Charged)

Sulfur Dust



Run three Gunpowder through an Extractor to get three Sulfur Dust.


Lead Ingot


Lead Dust



Run three Lead Ingots through a Macerator to get three Lead Dust.


Insulated Copper Cable
Bronze Casing
Bronze Casing
Bronze Casing
Sulfur Dust
Lead Dust
Insulated Copper Cable
Bronze Casing
Bronze Casing
Advanced RE-Battery

Bronze Plate
Advanced RE-Battery
Bronze Plate
Insulated Copper Cable
Advanced RE-Battery
Bronze Plate
Bronze Plate
Advanced RE-Battery
Bronze Plate
CES Unit

Assemble three Advanced RE-Batteries, then use them to build the CES Unit.


Before you place your shiny new CES Unit, there's one more thing we need: a Low-Voltage Transformer. Don't worry, it's not hard to make.


Wooden Planks
Wooden Planks
Wooden Planks
Insulated Tin Cable
Coil
Insulated Tin Cable
Wooden Planks
Wooden Planks
Wooden Planks
LV Transformer


The reason we need a transformer is because the CES Unit puts out too much power at a time. Most machines only accept low voltage (32 EU-p), and the CES Unit outputs 128 EU-p. If you hook it up without a transformer, all of your machines will be destroyed!

Place the CES Unit and the LV Transformer so that the output of the CES Unit connects to the five-dotted side of the transformer. From there, you can run a cable from any of the one-dotted sides of the transformer to your machines.

BatPacks

Power tools use a lot of energy. Wouldn't it be nice to carry more energy at a time? You can with a BatPack. A BatPack (Battery Pack) is worn in the Chest slot, so it cannot be worn at the same time as chest armor.


RE Battery (Charged)
RE Battery (Charged)
RE Battery (Charged)
Electronic Circuit
Wooden Planks


RE Battery (Charged)
RE Battery (Charged)
RE Battery (Charged)
Bat-Pack

The simplest version carries 60,000 EU.


Advanced RE-Battery
Advanced RE-Battery
Advanced RE-Battery
Electronic_Circuit
Copper Casing


Advanced RE-Battery
Advanced RE-Battery
Advanced RE-Battery
Advanced_Batpack

The Advanced BatPack carries 600,000 EU.


Canning Machine

Uhh. I have got hunger. Eat a sandwich! But... Food... The Canning machine! It is a cheap, useful, and multipurpose machine. It can be used for filling Tin Cans with food, which you can gulp down fast while on the go. It can also be used to fill Universal Fluid Cells with liquids, such as Biogas. Craft it!


Tin Casing
Tin Casing
Tin Casing
Electronic Circuit
Machine
Tin Casing
Tin Casing
Tin Casing
Tin Casing
Canning Machine



Cutter
Tin Casing




Tin Can

Tin Can

Tin Can


Cooked Porkchop

Tin Can

Canned Food

Canned Food

Canned Food


Since food comes in all shapes and sizes, some food fits in a few cans, while other foods need more than a few cans. The FOOD-TIN CAN list can be found here: Food List.

Compressor

A Compressor is used to make several different things, but the important ones to know right now are that it can compress Sand into Sandstone and it can make Advanced Alloys. Advanced Alloys can be used to make things like Reinforced Stone and Composite Armor.

Smelt some Cobblestone, craft a circuit, and then a Machine block.


Stone
Stone
Stone


Machine
Electronic Circuit
Stone
Stone
Stone
Compressor

Place that machine, give "him" energy, and place a Mixed Metal Ingot in it!


Iron Plate
Bronze Plate
Tin Plate
Iron Plate
Bronze Plate
Tin Plate
Iron Plate
Bronze Plate
Tin Plate
Metal Block

Metal Block

Metal Block


Metal Block

RE Battery (Charged)

Advanced Alloy




Now you have yourself plenty of Advanced Alloy, bane of Creepers (also good for advanced machines, as you will learn later on)! One of the first things you can do with this Advanced Alloy is make yourself a Composite Armor Vest. This is as good as an Iron Chestplate, but lasts even longer than a Diamond Chestplate.

Advanced Alloy
Advanced Alloy
Advanced Alloy


Iron Chestplate
Bronze Chestplate
Advanced Alloy
Advanced Alloy
Advanced Alloy
Composite Armor Vest

You can also make Reinforced Glass, which is more Creeper-proof than normal Glass:

Glass
Glass
Glass
Advanced Alloy
Glass
Advanced Alloy
Glass
Glass
Glass
Reinforced Glass

Reinforced Glass

Reinforced Glass


Glass
Advanced Alloy
Glass
Glass
Glass
Glass
Glass
Advanced Alloy
Glass
Reinforced Glass

Reinforced Glass

Reinforced Glass


The Way to Industry

Automated Mining

Now we have some machines, but don't stop whining. Pardon, mining. The Miner. It's a very good machine for lazy people. But if you want one, you must work hard.

Electronic Circuit


Machine
Mining Pipe
Mining Pipe
Electronic Circuit


Miner

For the mining pipe, you need 6 Refined iron and a treetap:

Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate


Treetap
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Mining Pipe

Mining Pipe

Mining Pipe


For a working miner, you have to craft another two things: First, you need a scanner. There are two types: an OD Scanner, or a more precise, energy-eating OV Scanner.


Electronic Circuit
Insulated Copper Cable
Glowstone Dust
RE Battery (Charged)
Insulated Copper Cable


Electronic Circuit
Insulated Copper Cable
OD Scanner

Redstone
Lapis Lazuli (Dye)
Redstone
Glowstone Dust
Electronic Circuit
Glowstone Dust
Redstone
Lapis Lazuli (Dye)
Redstone
Advanced Circuit


Glowstone Dust
2xIns. Gold Cable
Glowstone Dust
Advanced Circuit
OD Scanner


Glowstone Dust
2xIns. Gold Cable
OV Scanner


The OD Scanner scans a 5x5 area and submits the results on the player's screen. The OV Scanner scans a 9x9 area, and also submits the results on the player's screen. Either one can be used in the Miner. The second item your miner needs is a Mining Drill.


RE Battery
RE Battery
RE Battery
Copper Cable
Electronic Circuit
Copper Cable
Iron Casing
Electric Motor
Iron Casing
Power Unit


Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Power Unit


Iron Plate
Iron Plate
Mining Drill

The Mining Drill is a useful item. It can mine stone fast, and dirt even faster. It's also a hand-held tool, not just an item for the Miner.

Put the drill and the scanner in the miner with a few mining pipes, give them energy, and go to the bed, relax, watch TV, but don't do hard jobs!

MFE Unit

For an even bigger energy storage unit, there is the MFE Unit. It can store 4,000,000 EU, as much as 100 BatBoxes!! If you can empty a fully-loaded MFE Unit during a night, you are a very spendthrift player. But! It isn't cheap. You must have at least SIXTEEN diamonds! Go to layer 1-16, and search for some diamonds. Can you find sixteen diamonds? Are they genuine? Okay. Craft them into Energy Crystals!


Diamond

RE Battery (Charged)

Diamond Dust



Redstone
Diamond Dust
Redstone
Diamond Dust
Redstone
Diamond Dust
Redstone
Diamond Dust
Redstone
Energium Dust

Energium Dust

Energium Dust


Energium Dust

RE Battery (Charged)

Energy Crystal

Energium Dust

Energium Dust



Craft a machine block, search for 4 cables, and craft an MFE Unit like this:

2xIns. Gold Cable
Energy Crystal
2xIns. Gold Cable
Energy Crystal
Machine
Energy Crystal
2xIns. Gold Cable
Energy Crystal
2xIns. Gold Cable
MFE Unit

Now, we can store a lot of EU for difficult times.

NOTE: Tin cable and most machines can only handle 32EU/t, and the MFE outputs 512EU/t. You must use a MV Transformer and a LV Transformer, or a Gold Cable and a couple of Transformer upgrade add-ons.

Making diamonds

Having trouble finding all of those diamonds? You can use the Compressor to convert all of that coal you have been hoarding into diamonds! HAYO!

Coal Dust
Coal Dust
Coal Dust
Coal Dust
Flint
Coal Dust
Coal Dust
Coal Dust
Coal Dust
Coal Ball

Coal Ball

RE Battery (Charged)

Compressed Coal Ball



Compressed Coal Ball
Compressed Coal Ball
Compressed Coal Ball
Compressed Coal Ball
Obsidian
Compressed Coal Ball
Compressed Coal Ball
Compressed Coal Ball
Compressed Coal Ball
Coal Chunk

Coal Chunk

RE Battery (Charged)

Diamond



Mining Laser

Uhh... So we've got some energy. I want to MINE, but I don't like tapping my toes waiting for that Miner to get everything. Time to craft something hot and shiny: the Mining Laser!

Compress 4 Advanced Alloys, craft another two energy crystals, and an Advanced Circuit.

It's very expensive!

  • I know! But if you want mine with style...

When will we finish that laser?

  • Now!


Redstone
Advanced Alloy


Energy Crystal
Advanced Alloy
Advanced Alloy
Energy Crystal
Advanced Circuit
Advanced Alloy
Mining Laser


To charge the mining laser, put it in the MFE Unit. Let the laser charge for awhile, then head back to your mine. To change the firing mode, hold M and right-click. The firing modes can be found here: Mining Laser. Every firing mode has advantages and disadvantages. The default firing mode is the mining mod. It's balanced. Now, use your weapon, mine resources, because soon we will start a new chapter. Listen to a good music, chop down trees, get some cobblestone, manage your farm. Please, RELAX.


Terraformer

We did a lot of jobs, we have got a little house, and a few machines, BUT. Why don't we make a big house for our machines? I said, that keep in your mind a big, flat place. If it takes a lot of time to go to your flat place, we will craft a Teleporter, or a Terraformer.

For a Teleporter, you need a lot of energy, two metal blocks, some glowstone dust, and some coal dust. For a Terraformer, you need energy, two TFBP, an advanced machine, and some glowstone dust.

Coal Dust
Coal Dust


Coal Dust
Coal Dust




Carbon Fibers

Carbon Fibers
Carbon Fibers






Combined Carbon Fibers

Combined Carbon Fibers

RE Battery (Charged)

Carbon Plate



Craft two carbon plates, and then compress two metal block. Make a machine, and craft them to an advanced machine!

Refined Iron Plate
Carbon Plate
Refined Iron Plate
Advanced Alloy
Machine
Advanced Alloy
Refined Iron Plate
Carbon Plate
Refined Iron Plate
Advanced Machine

Now make an electronic circuit, an advanced circuit, and take two redstone.


Redstone
Electronic Circuit
Advanced Circuit



Redstone
Tfbp

Now, craft that amazing TERRAFORMER!

Glowstone Dust
Dirt
Glowstone Dust
Tfbp
Advanced Machine
Dirt
Glowstone Dust
Dirt
Glowstone Dust
Terraformer

Make another Tfbp, and program that!

  • Flatificator

It makes a flat area with dirt ground.


Dirt


Dirt
Tfbp
Dirt


Dirt


Flatificator

  • Cultivation

It replaces sand with dirt, and places a few saplings.


Seeds


Seeds
Tfbp
Seeds


Seeds


Cultivation

  • Irrigation

It forces saplings and seeds to grow faster, and causes sugar cane to grow 4 blocks high.


Water Bucket


Water Bucket
Tfbp
Water Bucket


Water Bucket


Irrigation

  • Desertification

It replaces dirt with sand, destroys plants and saplings, melts ice and snow. It sets forests on fire!


Sand


Sand
Tfbp
Sand


Sand


Desertification

To put a Tfbp in a Terraformer, just hold it and right-click in the Terraformer. To remove it, just right-click in the Terraformer with a wrench. Supply the Terraformer with energy, and after 2-3 days, it will finish the job.

Workingterraformer.png

Teleporter



Insulated Copper Cable
Electronic Circuit
Electronic Circuit



FreqTrans

Advanced Circuit
Glass Fibre Cable
Advanced Circuit
FreqTrans
Advanced Machine
Diamond
Advanced Circuit
Glass Fibre Cable
Advanced Circuit
Teleporter


DAWN OF THE HIGH VOLTAGE

Do you think that solar collectors or coal-based generators can't serve your purposes?
Do you get tired of waiting for that stupid sun?
Do you think that pollution isn't an important thing?
Then, I think, the reactor is your best machine!
But why doesn't your neighbor have a reactor?
Because it's very expensive! You can find out all about Nuclear Reactors in the Nuclear Power guide.

MFSU

Think that your MFE isn't storing enough power? Then craft the amazing MFSU!

Lapotron Crystal
Lapotron Crystal
Lapotron Crystal
Advanced Circuit
MFE Unit
Advanced Machine
Lapotron Crystal
Lapotron Crystal
Lapotron Crystal
MFS Unit

Before you can even craft your MFSU, you will need several blue crystals called lapotron crystals.

Lapis Lazuli Dust
Lapis Lazuli Dust
Lapis Lazuli Dust
Advanced Circuit
Energy Crystal
Advanced Circuit
Lapis Lazuli Dust
Lapis Lazuli Dust
Lapis Lazuli Dust
Lapotron Crystal

To craft one, you will need your existing energy crystals and upgrade them with advanced circuits and lapis. The MFSU is capable of storing 40 million EU, making it the highest tier of the energy storage device! The MFSU will output HV(high voltage) and will destroy your wires and machine if transformers are not installed into your EU network properly. So you would want to consider crafting the MV Transformer!



Insulated Copper Cable
Machine
Insulated Copper Cable



MV Transformer

Place the MV Transformer with the three-dots side facing the MFSU and the single-dot side facing the LV Transformer. This way it will "step-down" the high voltage to medium voltage and the low voltage.

Upgrades

Transformer Upgrade Hate to see freakin' transformer blocks everywhere in your working station? Well, get yourself a machinery transformer upgrade!

Glass
Insulated Gold Cable
Glass
Glass
MV Transformer
Electronic Circuit
Glass
Insulated Gold Cable
Glass
Transformer upgrade

The transformer upgrade must be placed in the slots on the right-hand side of certain machine(though not all machines accept upgrades). Like so:

Upgradedmachine.png

The transformer upgrade can increase the tier of voltage that the machine can accept. You can stack 1 or more transformer upgrade for higher voltage tier! So go ahead, feel free to stack some transformer upgrades!

Overclocker Upgrade Is your machine lazily working its way to get what you want? Do you wish that you can make machines do the jobs so much faster? Then go ahead and craft yourself an Overclocker Upgrade! And yes there are still some more upgrades! But it is time that you explore them yourself.


That's it!

Of course this is just the first steps so now you are pretty much on your own! You might want to craft a mass fabricator or a tesla coil, whatever... So, go ahead and do what you like do and yes, go and browse some pages on this wiki when you have some troubleshooting!