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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.


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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.


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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. But wait! You need to make a Forge Hammer in order to create the Iron Plates for the Iron Furnace.


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Now the Iron Furnace itself:


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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:

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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.



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Copper Cable

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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:




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



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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!



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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.


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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.



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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.


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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.


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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.


Manual Kinetic Generator

This hand crank allows you to generate some kinetic power by simply standing there clicking on it over and over again.

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Kinetic power isn't all too useful on its own, but you can convert it into Energy Units with the Kinetic Generator.

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Place the Kinetic Generator next to the Manual Kinetic Generator so that the input face (look for that Iron Shaft in the middle of a dark hole) is in contact with the Manual Kinetic Generator. Now make sure the output face of the Kinetic Generator (just a hole) is in contact with a cable or Battery Block. Now you can produce about 13 EU/t by just standing there and holding the USE button (default: right mouse button). This setup is great for Batbox Chargepads 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.





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Bronze Dust

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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:

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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 (about a 20% chance of failure), 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?


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Rail

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Also, you can craft armor from Bronze.


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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.


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


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You'll also need to make three copper Coils.



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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.



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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.


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



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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:



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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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


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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.


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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.


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Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Wooden Planks.png


Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Bat-Pack.png

The simplest version carries 60,000 EU.


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Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Copper Item Casing.png


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Grid Advanced Batpack.png

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!


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Grid Tin Casing.png
Grid Tin Casing.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Machine.png
Grid Tin Casing.png
Grid Tin Casing.png
Grid Tin Casing.png
Grid Tin Casing.png
Grid Canning Machine.png



Grid Cutter.png
Grid Tin Casing.png




Grid Tin Can.png

Tin Can

Tin Can


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Grid Tin Can.png
Grid Canned Food.png

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.


Kinetic Wind Generator

The Kinetic Wind Generator replaced the Wind Mill from earlier versions of IC2. There are different rotors you can put on it. Unfortunately, they all wear out. If you get all of your iron from mining, there are better options, although they do last a long time. However, it's a great option if the iron consumption isn't a problem for your operation.

A Metal Former is required before you can build one. To build the machine itself, you'll need a machine block and two iron shafts, like so:




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Grid Machine.png


Grid Shaft (Iron).png


Grid Kinetic Wind Generator.png

Here's how you make a wooden rotor for it:

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Grid Wooden Planks.png
Grid Wood.png
Grid Wood.png
Grid Wood.png
Grid Wooden Planks.png
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Grid Wooden Planks.png
Grid Wood Rotor Blade.png


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Grid Iron.png
Grid Wood Rotor Blade.png


Grid Wood Rotor Blade.png


Grid Kinetic Gearbox Rotor (Wood).png

The Wood Rotor lasts 3 IRL hours inside the KWG and requires wind levels between 10 and 60 MCW. It has a wingspan of 2 blocks.

It takes 18 wood blocks and one iron to make a single wooden rotor, so it needs to be in a location where it can generate more power than 16 pieces of Charcoal (using 2 pieces to turn the wood into charcoal) in a regular Generator to be worthwhile, and that still isn't taking the piece of iron into account.

Place the KWG in a good location and place the rotor inside. It will then start producing kinetic energy. What's that? You want it to produce EU? Well, another machine is required for that.

Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Generator.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Electric Motor.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Shaft (Iron).png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Kinetic Generator.png

Connect this Kinetic Generator directly to the Kinetic Wind Generator to change the Kinetic Energy Units into Energy Units.

Now connect a cable going to your base.

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.


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Grid Stone.png
Grid Stone.png


Grid Machine.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Stone.png
Grid Stone.png
Grid Stone.png
Grid Compressor.png

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


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Grid Bronze Plate.png
Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Bronze Plate.png
Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Bronze Plate.png
Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Metal Block.png

Metal Block

Metal Block


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Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png




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.

Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png


Grid Iron Chestplate.png
Grid Bronze Chestplate.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Composite Armor Vest.png

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

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Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Reinforced Glass.png

Reinforced Glass

Reinforced Glass


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Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Reinforced Glass.png

Reinforced Glass

Reinforced Glass



Blast Furnace

Moving forward, there are a small number of advanced things that require Refined Iron, or heat-treated iron. You make Refined Iron by heating it in a Blast Furnace. In addition to the Blast Furnace itself, it requires a heat source, a Metal Former (listed above) is required to make six Empty Cells, and a Compressor (listed above) is needed to make Compressed Air Cells. For this guide we will use an Electric Heat Generator with four Coils.


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Grid Rubber.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Rubber.png
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Grid Rubber.png
Grid Heat Conductor.png

Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Heat Conductor.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Electric Heat Generator.png


Place the Electric Heat Generator where you want it, making sure the output side faces in the direction you want to place the Blast Furnace.


Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Machine.png
Grid Heat Conductor.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Blast Furnace.png


Place the Blast Furnace so that it touches the Electric Heat Generator, with its input side facing the Electric Heat Generator's output side. Since you generally don't need to interact with the Electric Heat Generator, it can be placed behind or beneath the Blast Furnace, rather than side-by-side. Run a power cable to the Electric Heat Generator. The Blast Furnace doesn't need one.


Grid Copper Cable.png
Grid Copper Cable.png
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Grid Copper Cable.png
Grid Iron.png
Grid Copper Cable.png
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Grid Copper Cable.png
Grid Copper Cable.png
Grid Coil.png

Make four Coils and place them inside the Electric Heat Generator. The Blast Furnace can accept a maximum of 20 Heat Units, and each Coil produces 5 Heat units. Adding more than four Coils will just waste EU.

Make six Empty Cells using the Metal Former, then place them into the Compressor to turn them into Compressed Air Cells. Place them inside the Blast Furnace. It takes six to make 1 Refined Iron. You get the Empty Cells back, and you can put them back in the Compressor again to refill them.

Your Blast Furnace should be ready to use.


Upgrades

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

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Grid Insulated Gold Cable.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid MV Transformer.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Insulated Gold Cable.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Transformer upgrade.png

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.


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.

Grid Electronic Circuit.png


Grid Machine.png
Grid Mining Pipe.png
Grid Mining Pipe.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png


Grid Miner.png

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

Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png


Grid Treetap.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Mining Pipe.png

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.


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


Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png
Grid OD Scanner.png

Grid Redstone.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli (Dye).png
Grid Redstone.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Redstone.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli (Dye).png
Grid Redstone.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png


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


Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid 2xIns. Gold Cable.png
Grid OV Scanner.png


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.


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


Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Power Unit.png


Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Mining Drill.png

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!


Grid Diamond.png
Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Diamond Dust.png



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Grid Diamond Dust.png
Grid Redstone.png
Grid Diamond Dust.png
Grid Redstone.png
Grid Diamond Dust.png
Grid Redstone.png
Grid Diamond Dust.png
Grid Redstone.png
Grid Energium Dust.png

Energium Dust

Energium Dust


Grid Energium Dust.png
Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Energy Crystal.png

Energium Dust

Energium Dust



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

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

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!

Grid Coal Dust.png
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Grid Coal Dust.png
Grid Coal Dust.png
Grid Flint.png
Grid Coal Dust.png
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Grid Coal Dust.png
Grid Coal Dust.png
Grid Coal Ball.png

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Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png



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Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Obsidian.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Coal Chunk.png

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Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Diamond.png




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!


Grid Redstone.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png


Grid Energy Crystal.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Energy Crystal.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Mining Laser.png


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.


Refined Iron Rotors

So you've got some crazy mining going on, you've built lots of expensive machines, your efficiency is through the roof, and hopefully you've built some food and mob-drop farms. Maybe now's a good time to look at Refined Iron (Steel) Rotors for the Kinetic Wind Generators (listed above). These are entirely optional, as there are a number of ways to generate EU. Rotors wear out. You will need the Blast Furnace (listed above) to make these.

Just in case you were wondering, in game they're called Kinetic Gearbox Rotor (Steel) as Refined Iron is ore dictionary'd as steel.


Grid Refined Iron Rotor Blade.png


Grid Refined Iron Rotor Blade.png
Grid Shaft (Iron).png
Grid Refined Iron Rotor Blade.png


Grid Refined Iron Rotor Blade.png


Grid Kinetic Gearbox Rotor (Steel).png

Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Refined Iron.png
Grid Refined Iron.png
Grid Refined Iron.png
Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Steel Rotor Blade.png

The Refined Iron (Steel) Rotor lasts 3 IRL days (72 hours) inside the KWG and requires wind levels between 17 and 90 MCW. It has a wingspan of 4 blocks.

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.

Grid Coal Dust.png
Grid Coal Dust.png


Grid Coal Dust.png
Grid Coal Dust.png




Grid Carbon Fibers.png

Grid Carbon Fibers.png
Grid Carbon Fibers.png






Grid Combined Carbon Fibers.png

Grid Combined Carbon Fibers.png
Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Carbon Plate.png



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

Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Machine.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Refined Iron Plate.png
Grid Advanced Machine.png

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


Grid Redstone.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png



Grid Redstone.png
Grid Tfbp.png

Now, craft that amazing TERRAFORMER!

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Grid Dirt.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Tfbp.png
Grid Advanced Machine.png
Grid Dirt.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Dirt.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Terraformer.png

Make another Tfbp, and program that!

  • Flatificator

It makes a flat area with dirt ground.


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Grid Dirt.png


Grid Dirt.png


Grid Flatificator.png

  • Cultivation

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


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Grid Tfbp.png
Grid Seeds.png


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Grid Cultivation.png

  • Irrigation

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


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Grid Tfbp.png
Grid Water Bucket.png


Grid Water Bucket.png


Grid Irrigation.png

  • Desertification

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


Grid Sand.png


Grid Sand.png
Grid Tfbp.png
Grid Sand.png


Grid Sand.png


Grid Desertification.png

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



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Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png



Grid FreqTrans.png

Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid Glass Fibre Cable.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid FreqTrans.png
Grid Advanced Machine.png
Grid Diamond.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid Glass Fibre Cable.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid Teleporter.png


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!

Grid Lapotron Crystal.png
Grid Lapotron Crystal.png
Grid Lapotron Crystal.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid MFE Unit.png
Grid Advanced Machine.png
Grid Lapotron Crystal.png
Grid Lapotron Crystal.png
Grid Lapotron Crystal.png
Grid MFS Unit.png

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

Grid Lapis Lazuli Dust.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Dust.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Dust.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid Energy Crystal.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Dust.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Dust.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Dust.png
Grid Lapotron Crystal.png

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!



Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png
Grid Machine.png
Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png



Grid MV Transformer.png

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.


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!