Tutorial:Replication

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


This is a tutorial on replicating items. There are a lot of items that can be replicated out of EU. Before starting make sure you have:

  • an MFSU,
  • a ton of resources, and
  • vast amounts of EU.

Replication is a very expensive luxus and you won't be able to start if you don't fulfill the pre-conditions.

UU-Liquid

The first thing you'll need is called UU-Liquid, or Universal-Usage-Liquid. To make this you need a mass fabricator:

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Grid Lapotron Crystal.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Advanced Machine.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Mass Fabricator.png

This machine will accept 512 EUp (high voltage) and create UU-Liquid very slowly. It is strongly recommended to feed it with Scrap, otherwise it will consume 10 times as much energy! Creating one bucket of Uu-Liquid requires roughly 22 million EU if you supply more than 500 stacks of scrap. Don't worry, most items only require tiny amounts of UU-Liquid. For example dirt requires 0.00016 buckets and diamond 0.035 buckets of UU-Liquid per item.

Scanning

Now that you have your UU-Liquid, you will need a Scanner:

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Grid Reinforced Glass.png
Grid Luminator.png
Grid Advanced Machine.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Electric Motor.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid Scanner.png

Before scanning an item, you need a way to store the information the scanner will output. This information is also called 'Pattern'. To do so you need some Memory Crystals and a Pattern Storage.

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Grid Silicon Dioxide.png
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Grid Crystal Memory (raw).png

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Grid Coal.png
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Either place the Pattern Storage directly adjacent to the scanner or put a Memory Crystal inside the scanner. Now, put any item you want to replicate in the scanner and power it with 512EUp. The scanner will analyze the item and give information on how much UU-Liquid and EU you'll need to create the item. Note that not all items can be scanned. Scanning one item will consume roughly 850000 EU.

Replicating

Replication requires four things:

  • UU-Liquid,
  • a pattern,
  • some EU, and
  • a Grid Replicator.png Replicator.

In the meantime, you should have the first three things. The forth is crafted like this:

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Grid HV Transformer.png
Grid Reinforced Glass.png
Grid Teleporter.png
Grid MFE Unit.png
Grid Reinforced Stone.png
Grid Teleporter.png
Grid HV Transformer.png
Grid Replicator.png

The Replicator accepts up to 2048 EUp (extreme voltage). To get the pattern into the replicator, you need a Pattern Storage (with the stored information) adjacent to it. The UU-Liquid can be supplied either by using Universal Fluid Cells or BuildCraft pipes. That's it! Simply press the green arrow and the replication starts. This will consume some EU and, when finished, you'll get your desired item.

Examples

Here are some examples of items you can scan and replicate:

Item UU-Liquid Cost
Stone Grid Stone.png 150 µB
Cobblestone Grid Cobblestone.png 10 µB
Dirt Grid Dirt.png 155.4 µB (micro buckets)
Grass Block Grid Grass.png 26.35 mB
Sand Grid Sand.png 150 µB
Gravel Grid Gravel.png 583.5 µB
Glass Grid Glass.png 290 µB
Wooden Planks Grid Wooden Planks.png 12.27 mB
Sapling Grid Sapling.png 79.12 mB
Dandelion Grid Flower.png 370.8 mB
Iron Ore Grid Iron Ore.png 1.771 mB
Diamond Grid Diamond.png 35.34 mB (milli buckets)
Redstone Grid Redstone.png 1.221 mB
Block of Redstone Grid Block of Redstone.png 11 mB
Glowstone Dust Grid Glowstone Dust.png 39.94 mB
Glowstone Grid Glowstone.png 159.8 mB
Lapis Lazuli Block Grid Lapis Lazuli Block.png 68.37 mB
Iridium Ore Grid Iridium Ore.png 120 mB
Iridium Plate Grid Iridium Plate.png 537.2 mB
Enriched Uranium Nuclear Fuel Grid Enriched Uranium Nuclear Fuel.png 31 mB
Plutonium Grid Plutonium.png 291.3 mB
Pellets of RTG Fuel Grid Pellets of RTG Fuel.png 933.2 mB
Slimeball Grid Slimeball.png 133.2 mB
Magma Cream Grid Magma Cream.png 533.9 mB
MFSU Grid MFS Unit.png 11.63 B (buckets)
Paper Grid Paper.png 3.074 B
Scrap Grid Some random scrap.png 171 µB
Sticky Resin Grid Sticky Resin.png 6.331 B
Rubber Grid Rubber.png 100.7 mB

more coming soon