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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 is made for v2.X of IndustrialCraft².


Before you begin

If this is your first time playing Minecraft, don't be that hurry to try mods. IC2 is a mod (modification), which adds new things and changes some vanilla behaviors, making it different from vanilla Minecraft. Try vanilla survival to get a taste of what vanilla is like before you begin on your IC2 survival. In this way, you'll get a clear understanding of what IC2 adds to Minecraft, and what's the difference.

If this is your first time playing with a mod, make sure that you have installed IC2 correctly. IC2 is based on Forge API, which needs installing Forge.

If this is your first time playing IC2, it is highly recommended to create a creative world and test things like how machines work, how to place down machines to orientate them correctl, and many more things. By doing this you can reduce the need for testing things in your survival world as there is a chance of messing things up. You don't want half an hour of your work turns into a hole in the ground, right?

If you find something mentioned in this tutorial not working, there is a high chance that your IC2 version is too old. There is a low chance that this tutorial is wrong, and a lower chance that you have actually discovered a bug.

In order to complete the IC2 tech tree, you will need at least tens of hours of gameplay. Don't expect that you can complete everything within a single day.

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 set up a base for your first night, just as how you would do in vanilla survival.

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Here is an example of a base with some decorative flowers. In the first days, having an pretty base is not recommended, as it will be much easier to do this in late game. Beware of the mobs if you are not playing in Peaceful mode; the creepers can blow up what you built. Lighting up wherever you go with torches is always a good thing to do.




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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 open space not too far away, like the sandy beach in the picture. Don’t forget to add some chests and a bed in your little place. Once you acquire stone tools, growing trees and wheat are essential if you don't want to travel long distances to get wood and food.

In this tutorial, wood and cobblestone will not be included in the material list unless a great amount is needed because of their abundance and how easy it is to get them.

Nothing new here, but a good base is a good start. The next part will introduce some new things.




First Ingredients and Machines

Now, you have a little basic survival base. Want to plant crops in IC2 style? Sure! However, keep in mind that empty Crops, which is the IC2 block to plant crops on, will grow Weed after some time and it can destroy all of your farmed crops. Weed can be removed by breaking and replacing the crop block, or with a Weeding Trowel, which needs iron. However, the advantage of the IC2 crops is that you don't need to re-plant the wheat after harvesting it.

Of course, you should till some soil near a water source and gather a crop to plant. Wheat is a good crop to plant as wheat seeds are fairly simple to get in early game. For the hydration of farmland, use a natural water source if you can to save the iron needed to craft a bucket.

If you have decided to go with the IC2 crops, take some wood and create some sticks for Crops.


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An example of a rubber farm consisted of 25 rubber trees. A farm with the size of this is enough to provide plenty of rubber as long as you don't build something like a huge rubber trampoline. Note that in this farm there is a 4 block gap between the trees.

Take these, and place one on each block of farmland. Go get some Wheat seeds by punching grass and then plant them. When your wheat is ready to harvest, you can right-click to 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 basic food to survive.


Now, you need to gather Rubber. Rubber is produced by smelting Sticky Resin in a furnace, and sticky resin can be collected by right clicking a Resin Hole on a Rubber Tree with a Treetap. While your crops are growing, go to a forest or a swamp biome to find a Rubber Tree. Harvest the tree, and take at least 1 sapling back to your base. With that sapling you can start a rubber tree farm. 3 to 5 rubber trees are enough for now, but more will be always beneficial in the long term. So just plant the tree, destroy the leaves to get the sapling back, and continue on until you have around 20 trees. That should be enough in the long term. Also, start a manual birch tree farm, as you main source of wood. In the meantime, you should always harvest your wheat and craft them into bread, to prepare enough food for mining. Always keep a stack of logs and half a stack of charcoal in your chest if you can.


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Use 5 Wooden Planks to craft a Treetap. You will need more of them later, but one is enough for now. It doesn't have to be oak wood planks that works, any wood plank (including some of the modded ones) should work, as long as it is registered as plankWood in the oredict.

Now, extract 7 Sticky Resin from the Rubber Trees. You can leave the rubber in the furnace, as it is needed later.

For now, gather torches, stone pickaxes, a iron pickaxe 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 will 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. The iron pickaxe is a luxury by now, so only use it when it is really needed, like mining redstone ores.

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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. It's much more useful in IC2 than it was in vanilla Minecraft, 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. Only get 3 of them and keep them in a chest; leave the rest of the diamond ores. It is not beneficial to mine diamond ores without a fortune pickaxe unless it is really necessary. We will craft something awesome with them(Not the vanilla diamond pickaxe!). You should know that you can produce diamonds with coal. This will be shown later. There is something else to do with them other than wasting them in one-use tools or 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. Also, it can be used to create a nether portal without a diamond pickaxe. 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.

Now you know what you can gather underground. To continue, you need to have the following materials:

An alternate route is available: If you REALLY can't get that much iron but you are willing to spend 5 extra redstone dusts, you can save yourself 4 iron ore and a tin ore. HAYO!

Now that you're safe at your base, smelt exactly 27 iron ore, 3 copper ore and 3 tin ore. For the alternate route: smelt exactly 19 iron ore, and 3 copper ore. Don't smelt the tin ore.

Be patient and don't smelt any more ore than listed above. Soon you will be able to craft an incredible machine: the Macerator, which will give you 2 crushed ores from one ore and other stuff which will be explained later.

However, before you build a Macerator, you need basic crafting tools in IC2: The Forge Hammer and the Cutter. Grab 2 sticks and your freshly-smelted iron ingots to craft those tools.


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Why are there two recipes for the forge hammer? Because it is SYMMETRICAL! HAYO!

Your First Machine: the Macerator

Now that you have your tools ready, it's time to craft your first machine! Take all of your iron inogts and copper ingots, and craft all of them into iron and copper plates.

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Note that these recipes are shapeless, meaning that you can put the two ingredients anywhere you like, and you will still get the same output. Your crafting tool will not be consumed, but they will take 1 damage per use, and they will be consumed once they run out of durability, just like any other tool.

You remember the rubber that you have smelted? Take it, and we will craft some Insulated Copper Cables. Place the Copper Plates and the Cutter onto the crafting grid to cut them into Copper Wires. Then combine your wire with Rubber to insulate it. These recipes are also shapeless.


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Now we will craft our first Electronic Circuit. If you have followed this tutorial, all materials should be already prepared by now. Electronic Circuits are the basic circuit boards used in every machine.

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Next we must craft the recipe of all machines: the Basic Machine Casing. Just take 8 Iron Plates and draw a box with them in the crafting interface.

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FINALLY we can craft our first machine. We just need 3 more flint and 2 cobblestone. They should be lying somewhere in your chests or your inventory. Put the flints, the cobblestone, the Machine Casing, the Electronic Circuit on the crafting table and TADA!

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And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for: the incredible MACERATOR which can double your mining productivity. You placed down the Macerator, put your ores into it, but you are scratching your head thinking WHY IS THIS THING NOT WORKING? Because to use it, you need ELECTRICITY, made by a GENERATOR.


Alternate route

Still remember there is an alternate route? This is where things will start to be a little different. Skip this section if you have smelted 27 iron ores at the beginning.

What should you do with the 4 Iron Ores that you didn't smelt before? Macerate it! But power the Macerator with what? Redstone Dust! Redstone Dust can provide the Macerator (or any other machine) with 800 EU. Put your 4 iron ore into the top left slot of the Macerator, and then a single piece of Redstone Dust on the bottom left slot. BOOM! The Macerator magically starts to work! By hovering your mouse over the lightning icon, you can see how many EU the machine currently has. If a machine runs out of EU, it will stop working. When there is less than 400 EU, put another piece of Redstone Dust into the machine to continue powering it. After your Iron Ores are well-macerated, put 2 Iin Ores into it and repeat the same process. After all of them are complete, you should use 5 Redstone Dusts.

Now you have 8 Crushed Iron Ore and 4 Crushed Tin Ore, throw them into a Furnace to smelt them. The magic appears: each Crushed Ore is smelted into an ingot! You've got double the ingots out of a single ore block! Awesome!

Take Iron Ore as an example here. This works with any other ore generated in the Overworld.

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Generator

Before making the Generator, you also need to craft some items.

Take 3 Tin Ingots, first craft all of them into plates, them craft only 2 of them into Tin Item Casings. Crafting item casings is the same with other metals. Time to remember this recipe.

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Craft the remaining Tin Plate into Tin Cables.

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Insulate one of the Tin Cables as you just need one now.

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Then craft a RE Battery.


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There. Now you have crafted one of the main ingredients of the Generator.

There are 2 ways to craft a Generator, but both actually requires the same amount of raw materials. First, you can use a RE Battery, a Basic Machine Casing, and a Furnace.



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Or, you can use a RE Battery, 3 Iron Plates, and an Iron Furnace.


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The Iron Furnace is crafted as following:


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Both recipes cost the same amount of Iron Plates overall, so take your pick.

Now you have got yourself a Generator. Place it next to the Macerator, and put Charcoal into the Generator to generate EU from it. Remember only to put in fuel when needing EU - otherwise precious EU is likely to get wasted.

The Power of Bronze

Now you have a small base that allows you to get twice as many ingots for every mining run. Unfortunately, you can’t move any of the machines. If you mine them with pickaxes, they will only drop a machine casing. Then you'll have to rebuild it from scrap.

You can craft an optional engi-friendly tool dedicated for moving and rotating machines: the Bronze Wrench. The Bronze Wrench is made from BRONZE. Your little voice is saying: "A new ore I haven't found? How can it be so rare?" YOU FOOL, Bronze is a man-made alloy that is made from COPPER and TIN. You need to use a Macerator to grind Copper and Tin Ingots into dusts, then take the dust and mix them in a 3:1 ratio. This Bronze Dust recipe is shapeless. Note that although you can create Bronze, there is no way in vanilla IC2 to separate those metals once they have been mixed. Think carefully before you do that!




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Bronze Dust

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To smelt Bronze Dust into ingots, put them in a Furnace.

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

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Using a Bronze Wrench is incredibly easy: just right-click on a machine and its primary side will rotate to that face; shift-right-click to rotate it to the opposite side you clicked; right-click the same face a second time and the machine will be removed; be careful: In some versions of IC2, if the wrenched machine isn't empty, you will lose everything it contains. 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 (this mode removed since IC2 v2.3.222), you are guaranteed to get your machines back no matter what, at a cost of 9000 EU per operation. Now there is a 100% success rate in IC2 Experimental with the Wrench and the Electric Wrench, so feel free to crank away! But removing EU storage blocks will cause them to lose 20% of their stored power.

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

Bronze can also be used to craft Bronze armor as a replacement of Iron armor. It will not be introduced here. Click on the link for more information.

Another important use for Bronze is to craft the Tool Box. 2 Tool Boxes are needed to craft the Metal Former, which will be introduced in the next section. It is better to craft them now.

Materials you need to craft 2 Tool Boxes:

  • 6 copper dusts
  • 2 tin dusts
  • 2 chests

First, mix the dusts to create Bronze. Then smelt them to get ingots. Remember how to craft item casings? You need to craft 10 Bronze Item Casings. In case you have already forgotten them, they are shown below.

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Now to craft two Tool Boxes:

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Other uses of Bronze

Besides the uses mentioned above, bronze can also be used as a replacement for Iron.

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Also, Bronze can be crafted into tools and armor. Bronze tools performs exactly the same like Iron tools, but their durability is 100 point higher than that of iron. Bronze armor is the same as Iron ones, with the only difference of names and textures.

Metal Former

Worried about having to keep crafting Cutters and Forge Hammers? Wondering if there is a machine that can do all this crafting without tools? Perhaps it's time for you built a Metal Former. It can craft metal into Plates, Casings, Cables, and some other miscellaneous things. Most importantly, it can craft 3 Copper Cables out of a single ingot, while with your crafting tools you can only craft 2.

Materials needed:

  • 15 Copper Ingots (8 Copper Ores)
  • 12 Iron Ingots (6 Iron Ores)
  • 6 Rubber
  • 2 Redstone Dusts

Craft all 15 Copper Ingots into Copper Cables, and insulate 6 of them. Then craft only 9 Iron into Plates. You'll need to make three Copper Coils.

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Then craft an electronic circuit and a basic machine casing. If you have already forgot those recipes, they are in section 2.1. Now you should have all materials needed to craft a metal former.

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Place the Metal Former according to the picture on the right. It can be mirrored to the left. The cables can be either Iin or Copper, or a mix of them.. You might want to craft either of them if you don't have some left-over cables. Remember to insulate them: Uninsulated cables will electrify you if you get too close to them, causing unwanted but easily avoidable damage.

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 Cutter, though it has no real use, as the Extruding mode converts ingots directly into 3 to 4 cables (instead of 2 to 3 from cutting Plates, amount also depends on material, higher tier materials make more cables). The Extruding mode also makes most of the miscellaneous stuff, like Shafts for use in kinetic machines and Iron Fences from Iron Item Casings.

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 some IC2 users). It operates faster and uses fuel more efficiently. Click on the link for details.

Materials needed:

  • 5 Iron Ingots (3 Iron Ores)


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If you have only crafted one of them, don't place it down yet. The Iron Furnace is an important part of making an Electric Furnace in the next step.

Electric Furnace

Materials needed:

  • 6 Rubber
  • 4 Redstone Dusts
  • 2 Copper Ingots
  • 1 Iron Ingot
  • 1 Iron Furnace

The Electric Furnace will allow you to smelt using electricity instead of using Charcoal. This is the thing you'll use your Iron Furnace to craft. Remember that you can craft 3 Copper Cables by extruding a Copper Ingot in the Metal Former?


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

You can place the Electric Furnace next to the cable that is connected to the Metal Former. Don't put it next to the Cable directly connected to the generator. Something else will replace that Cable later. Like the vanilla furnace, you put the stuff you want to heat in the upper part, and an EU source in the bottom. It's 12.5% faster than the Iron Furnace, and there is no energy wasted. If there is nothing left in the top, it immediately stops consuming EU.

You now have 1 Metal Former, 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 your operation. You'll need three Rechargeable Batteries to build it.

Materials needed:

  • 8 Tin Ingots
  • 6 Redstone Dusts
  • 4 Rubber
Without the cable
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Replace the Cable next to the Generator with the BatBox that you just crafted. Make sure the output side, marked with a white dot, faces the cable. You can open a creative mode world to test how to place the BatBox in the correct direction. Don't make the cable longer than four blocks to avoid wasting energy. If you need to change the direction of the BatBox's output facing, you'll need to use the Bronze Wrench.

With the cable

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 and copper cable is four before it loses 1 EU/t. By placing a BatBox at the end of four blocks of Cables, you can then go another four blocks without energy loss. Keep these ideas in mind as you expand your base.

Extractor

Thinking it is a waste of Rubber by simply smelting Sticky Resin? That's why we're going to craft the Extractor!

Materials needed:

  • 9 Iron Ingots
  • 6 Rubber
  • 4 Treetaps
  • 2 Copper Ingots
  • 2 Redstone Dust

The Treetap used in this recipe must be a new one, i.e. have a full durability of 16.

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Now, extend your cable by a block and then place down your Extractor. With the Extractor, you an get 3 rubber out of a single Sticky Resin. Awesome!

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Rubber

Rubber



From now on Rubber will be no longer included in material lists as it is easy to produce them in mass quantities. Always keep a stack of them in your chest.

Introduction to the IC2 E-net

In IC2, a E-net is a series of blocks involved in the production, transportation and usage of EU. EU is produced by Generators, transported in packet form by Cables, Transformers, EU storage blocks or in item form by different kinds of Batteries, and consumed by mostly machines. The size of a packet determines the voltage (rounded up, available voltages are 32 EU/p, 128 EU/p, 512 EU/p, 2048 EU/p and 8192 EU/p), and a voltage too high can melt cables and blow up machines. EU storage blocks have a certain output voltage, and only outputs if it has enough EU stored for a single packet unless it powers the machines directly. For example, BatBoxes, which sends out 32 EU per packet, won't output anything unless it has 32 EU. What is also worth noticing is that EU storage blocks can accept any packet sizes equal or lower to its own output packet size without exploding, meaning that a CESU can accept power from a BatBox, but not vice versa.

Machines, batteries and electric tools each have their own Power Tiers, usually labelled in the tooltips. Power tier is just another name for voltage, or EU per packet. Since packets don't apply to items, it is called "Power Tier" instead. Tier 1 refers to 32 EU/p, tier 2 refers to 128 EU/p, tier 3 refers to 512 EU/p... The tier for machines decides the maximum acceptable packet size, which exceeding that packet size makes machines explode, just like EU storage blocks. Batteries can only be put into machines that have a equal or higher power tier, not the lower ones. For example, a tier 2 battery can be placed into a tier 2 machine or a tier 3 machine, but not a tier 1 machine. The tier of electric tools decide which EU storage blocks/generators can power them. They can only be charged in an EU storage block that has an equal or higher power tier.

To increase or decrease voltage, a Transformer is needed. The Transformer will be introduced later, as you don't need to know or use it now.

Currently, you are on LV (low voltage). You will gradually progress upwards the voltage tiers, and only by then will you need the Transformer.

Alternative Power Sources

Solar Power

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

Materials needed:

  • 13 Rubber
  • 10 Iron Ingots
  • 6 redstone dusts
  • 4 copper ingots
  • 3 glass
  • 3 coal (not Charcoal!)
  • 3 tin ingots

Craft 2 Electronic Circuits, a Generator, and macerate 3 coal into 3 coal dusts in the [Macerator]. Then you can craft the Solar Panel.

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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 Power

The Manual Kinetic Generator allows you to generate some Kinetic Power (Unit: KU, short for kinetic unit) by simply standing there clicking on it over and over again. You will gradually use your hunger bar in this process.

Materials needed:

  • 31 Iron Ingots
  • 6 Copper Ingots
  • 4 Tin Ingots
  • 2 Redstone Dusts

Craft a Generator, a Basic Machine Casing, a Lever, 2 Tin Item Casings, 2 Coils, and 6 Iron Item Casings.

Craft a Manual Kinetic Generator.

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Kinetic power can't be directly used, but you can convert it into Electric Units with the Kinetic Generator. But you still need to craft something else before you can craft the Kinetic Generator.

First the Iron Shaft. This is made by extruding an Iron Block in the Metal Former.

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Then the Electric Motor, You need two Tin Casings, one Iron Ingot, and two Copper Coils:


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Now you can craft 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 completely black circle) is in contact with the high voltage side (indicated by 5 dots) of a [[LV Transformer]. Set the Transformer to fixed step down mode and connect the low voltage side (indicated by 1 dot) of the Transformer to a Cable or the BatBox. 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! However, do not continue to spam-click when your EU storage is full - excess EU in the Kinetic Generator will make things explode.

Plant Power

See Biofuel energy production for more details on how to turn green things into EU. HAYO!

Etcetera

In this image you can see the BatBox, with the Generator to its left, and a length of Copper Cable four blocks 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-block-long cable that connects to a second BatBox, and then from there to either a Solar Panel or a wind generator of sorts using Tin Cables.

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NOTE: Most textures in images are outdated.

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To provide a significant amount of EU from the sun, you'll need a lot of Solar Panels. If you want more advanced solar panels, or ones that work without sun, get the Advanced Solar Panels addon. This can be found on the IC2 forum.











You can see the inside of a little base, 3 Macerators, 3 Electric Furnaces, 1 Extractor, 1 Generator in view, and 2 machines unknown. You can see there is a chest in front of the generator to gather the charged batteries when the player stalk outdoors.

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Second Steps

Electric tools

Tired of making pickaxe after pickaxe? What about an EU-based version?

All electric tools use EU instead of durability. After using, you just need to recharge it by placing it either in a generator or in a EU storage block like the Batbox.

These tools are optional for now, but you should eventually craft them.

Mining Drill

The Mining Drill is the EU-based version of the pickaxe.

Materials needed:

  • 11 Iron Ingots
  • 8 Copper Ingots
  • 8 Redstone Dusts
  • 8 Tin Ingots


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Chainsaw

The Chainsaw is an EU-based version of the axe, shears, and sword, all in one.

Materials needed:

  • 11 Iron Ingots
  • 8 Copper Ingots
  • 8 Redstone Dusts
  • 8 Tin Ingots


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Electric Wrench

Upgrade your Bronze Wrench to an Electric Wrench! This is a very useful tool.

Materials needed:

  • 8 Copper Ingots
  • 6 Bronze Ingots
  • 5 Iron Ingots
  • 4 Redstone Dusts
  • 4 Tin Ingots


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The Electric Wrench works the same way as the bronze wrench. It's a lot of work to make, but using it doesn't decrease its durability. Just be careful not to drop it in lava.

Electric Treetap

Going nuts making all those treetaps for resin? Then this is your tool: The Electric Treetap.

Materials needed:

  • 8 Copper Ingots
  • 5 Iron Ingots
  • 4 Redstone Dusts
  • 4 Tin Ingots
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The Recipes and Resources page has a list of all available power tools.

Universal Fluid Cell

The Universal Fluid Cell is a stackable container capable of carrying fluids, similar to the vanilla bucket. It is also used in many crafting recipes of fluid-related machines.


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Glass Pane

Glass Pane



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With the freakin' awesome fluid cell, you can walk around with 1728 buckets of lava in your inventory, instead of a mere 27 buckets. The practical use of this will be introduced later.

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 can fill buckets or Universal Fluid Cells for us.

Materials needed:

  • 15 iron ingots
  • 8 tin ingots
  • 6 glass
  • 2 copper ingots
  • 2 redstone dusts

Now, we will craft it! We'll need to make 2 Universal Fluid Cells, some mining pipes, a treetap, and the basic stuff to craft it:

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Mining Pipe

Mining Pipe


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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 universal fluid cells in the chest and power the pump. It will start filling them up. Take 10 Universal Fluid Cells/buckets of lava and bring them to your base. Choose a good place and make a nether portal with them by placing water next to lava. If you don't know, this will cause lava to solidify into obsidian.

Geothermal Power

Once you've acquired a Pump, you'll have the option of making a Geothermal Generator. This generator isn't renewable like solar or wind based ones, 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 after you've created the nether portal, as there are huge lava lakes that generates at y=32 and below in the nether.

Materials needed:

  • 9 iron ingots
  • 7 tin ingots
  • 4 glass
  • 2 glass pane (you should have some left when crafting the pump)
  • 2 redstone dusts
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If you didn't craft enough Universal Fluid Cells, you can also use Bucket for gathering lava. IC2 added a tin based recipe while the vanilla recipe is still usable.


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Gathering Lava in the Nether

Before you actually go into the nether, you need to prepare some materials to build a basic base in the Nether to defend yourself against hostile mobs (mainly the ghast). Materials needed:

  • 5 stacks of cobblestone
  • 1 stack of wood
  • 1 stack of "smooth" stone
  • 1 flint and steel
  • 1 iron door (at least)

An optional but very helpful step:

If you have access to the save file of the world that you are currently playing in, create a copy of your world after you have created the nether portal, but you haven't gone to the nether yet. In the copy of your world, switch to creative or spectator mode and enter the nether portal. Fly around in the nether to get a rough idea of the landscape that you are going to spawn in. Most importantly, go to find the closest lava lake. Remember how you can go to there, by ladders and tunnels, by staircases or by simply walking on near-flat land if your portal generates next to the lava lake.


Once you feel that you are ready, go into the nether portal! If you are playing on a server/multiplayer world, look for hostile mobs as soon as you spawned in the Nether. Presence of hostile mobs when you have just spawned indicates the presence of a player within 128 blocks of the mob you spotted. However, if you don't spot any, that doesn't mean there must be no players around. This can happen when the server/multiplayer world has a mob switch that is turned on, and a player have come into the nether not long enough that no mobs spawned where you can see them.

Now that you are in the nether, you need to quickly build a small base out of cobblestone that completely surrounds the nether portal, even if it is as simple and ugly as a matchbox. Cobblestone can't be destroyed by fireballs shot by ghasts. Don't put down any windows yet, for glass can be destroyed easily by ghasts. There will be information about how to do that on the next few paragraphs. Remember to add an iron door to go out!

In this picture you can see the lava completely being blocked by cobblestone. For demonstration purposes the base isn't built in the picture. You should build it to protect the nether portal. You can also see a cobblestone passageway to the lava lake nearby.

Then, block any flowing lava with cobblestone, so that you don't accidentally walk into them. Next, replace the netherrack around your base with cobblestone. This is to prevent the ghast from creating holes right out of your door.

After you've done with all these, go to mine 4 to 6 stacks of netherrrack. Go back to the overworld and smelt them. Then craft them into nether brick blocks. You will need them to craft Nether brick fences as your windows in the nether base. Go to the nether, craft some Nether Brick Fences, and replace some of the walls with the fences. Now you have got "windows", and your basic base is finished.

This picture shows the inside of a nether base. The two trapdoors near the cauldron is to align the player so that the player can fall easier into the cauldron. Cauldrons can hold water in the nether, and can extinguish the fire on the player












These pictures show the outside of the base. The nether brick fence walls outside is to prevent the ghast from seeing the player through gaps between the nether brick fence and the Iron door.
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Now you can finally go on to collecting a lava. You need a pump, and an RE battery to do that. You should have already crafted a pump.

To collect lava, place the pump with its side that has a hole facing lava. Put the RE-battery inside and it should be sucking lava for you. Put in some empty Universal Fluid Cells and it will automatically fill them up. Bring those lava cells back to the overworld, put them in the Geothermal Generator, and you have got a free source of EU! Be careful not to drop the pump in lava when moving it!


Portable batteries

Electric tools use a lot of EU. Wouldn't it be nice to carry more EU at a time? You can do this with a Charging RE Battery. The Charging RE Battery have 3 modes, which can be changed by right-clicking it when holding it in your hand. More information about this is available in the link.

Materials needed:

  • 16 Redstone Dusts
  • 10 Tin Ingots
  • 8 Copper Ingots
  • 4 Iron Ingots
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Walking around with 40,000 EU is still not enough? You can craft a more advanced one called the Advanced Charging Battery! A single one of them can carry 400,000 EU, ten times that of the Charging RE Battery!

Materials needed:

  • 31 Copper Ingots
  • 12 Tin Ingots
  • 10 Bronze Ingots
  • 8 Redstone Dusts
  • 4 Iron Ingots
  • 4 Lead Ingots
  • 4 Sulfur Dusts

See this on how to get Sulfur Dust.

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Compressor

The Compressor is used to make several different things, but the important ones to know right now are that it can create Compressed Air Cell by compressing air into Universal Fluid Cells, and it can make Advanced Alloys. These will be introduced later.

Materials needed:

  • 9 Iron Ingots
  • 2 Copper Ingots
  • 2 Redstone Dusts

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


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Place that machine, give it energy, and place an empty Universal Fluid Cell in it!

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Now you can produce universal fluid cells filled with air. Don't right click with them in your hand though, or you will spend some time clean the air up!

Blast Furnace

Moving forward, there are a small number of advanced things that require Steel. You can make Steel by heating Iron in a Blast Furnace. While you get Steel from Iron, Slag is also produced at a 1:1 ratio to Steel. Slag is an very important source of Coal Dust, which you can get by processing it in an Thermal Centrifuge in the future. It takes about 5 minutes for a single blast furnace to produce a single piece of steel (and slag), so you need to build it early. In addition to the Blast Furnace itself, it requires a heat source, and a Compressor (listed above) is needed to make Compressed Air Cells. In this tutorial we will use an Electric Heat Generator with one Coil. You can also use more coils to heat up the blast furnace faster, or a Fluid Heat Generator which consumes Biogas instead of EU as the heat source instead .

Material list with an Electric Heat Generator and a single coil:

  • 17 Iron Ingots
  • 11 Copper Ingots
  • 4 Redstone Dusts
  • 3 Tin Ingots
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Place the heat generator where you want it, making sure the output side faces in the direction you want to place the Blast Furnace.


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Place the Blast Furnace so that it touches the heat generator, with its input side (marked by a orange square) facing the Electric Heat Generator's output side (also marked by a orange square). If you are using the Electric Heat Generator, it can be placed behind or beneath the Blast Furnace, rather than side-by-side since you generally don't need to interact with it. Run a power cable to the Electric Heat Generator, or put Biogas fluid cells into the heat generator. The Blast Furnace doesn't need one. After you begin to heat the Blast Furnace, it won't start working instantly. It needs warming up, indicated by the red bar that you can see in its GUI. Only after being completely warmed up can it process Iron.

Make a Coil and place them inside the Electric Heat Generator. If you have forgotten the recipe, it is below. One coil is enough to keep the blast furnace warm and working, but more coils have no use except making it warm up faster and wasting your materials. The Blast Furnace can accept a maximum of 20 Heat Units, and each Coil produces 5 Heat units.

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After completed its warm-up process, your Blast Furnace should be ready to use. Place an iron source (can be any stages of the iron ore, either the ore itself, the crushed, or the purified. Can also be iron ingot or iron dust.) and compressed air cells inside the Blast Furnace. It takes six compressed air cells to make 1 Refined Iron. You get the empty fluid cells back, and you can put them back in the Compressor again to refill them. Remember to avoid the blast furnace stop working for whatever reason. You will need a lot of its products later.

Transformer

As you've been told before, the Transformer is needed to change voltages. It is actually quite dangerous, as if you did anything wrong, everything will explode. The transformer has a side with 5 dots, and 5 sides with a single dot. The 5 dot side is the high voltage face, while the single dot size is the low voltage face. They are two-ways, meaning that they can both take EU in and output EU. There are three options that you can choose, but depending on your needs DO NOT EVER choose the default one (Redstone = step-up) as you might place a redstone block onto it one day. If that happens and your transformer is set to Redstone = step up, all of your machines connected to that transformer WILL EXPLODE. Be careful!

You will need to craft the LV Transformer so that your CESU that you're going to craft doesn't make all your machines explode..

Materials needed:

  • 3 Copper Ingots
  • 1 Iron Ingot
  • 1 Tin Ingot
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Age of MV: CES Unit

Now, we have more machines, and we have more ways to power them. But what should we do when the BatBox runs out of energy? Let's put our knowledge of bronze to use making a bigger EU storage block!

For that job, there is the CES Unit. The CES Unit stores 300,000 EU, exactly 5x as much as the BatBox.

Materials needed:

Before we begin, you'll need to get your hands on at least three Gunpowder or 27 netherrack.

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

You can also produce sulfur from Netherrack.

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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.

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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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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.

Distilled water

This section is mainly for the Overclocker Upgrade that will be introduced in the next section. If you don't want overclocker upgrades, you can skip this section, but remember to come back when you need distilled water.

Distilled water can be obtained in two ways. One is to use the Solar Distiller, and the other is to use the Steam Boiler, Steam Turbine and the Condenser. The Solar Distiller needs less materials and no EU to run, but it is slower and depends on the sun. The steam setup needs more materials and EU, but it is much faster. The Solar Distiller will be introduced here.

Materials needed (1 Solar Distiller):

  • 11 Glass
  • 8 Iron Ingots
  • 4 Tin Ingots
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To put water in it, you can shift-click the block holding universal fluid cells that contain water, or you can put water fluid cells into it. The left tank is the water tank, and the right tank is the output tank. Slots on the top-right corner are for upgrades. To get distilled water out, you can either use an upgrade, or put fluid cells in it again.

The Solar Distiller is very slow, so it is suggested to craft multiple of them.

Fluid/Solid Canning Machine

This section is also needed to craft the Overclocker Upgrade. If you don't want overclocker upgrades, you can skip this section, but remember to come back when you need the Fluid/Solid Canning Machine.

The Fluid/Solid Canning Machine is a multipurpose machine that can be used to enrich fluids on "Fluid enrich Mode". It can also be used to fill Universal Fluid Cells with liquids, such as Biogas. To change modes, click the button that says "Canning" on default. Click that button again to change into other modes.

Materials needed:

  • 9 Iron Ingots
  • 4 Tin Ingots
  • 2 Copper Ingots
  • 2 Redstone Dusts
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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.

Upgrades

Overclocker Upgrade

Have some EU and materials? Is your machine lazily working its way to get what you want? Then go ahead and craft yourself an Overclocker Upgrade!



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Overclocker Upgrade

Overclocker Upgrade


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Overclocker Upgrade

Overclocker Upgrade


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Overclocker Upgrade

Overclocker Upgrade


Side affect: applying Overclocker Upgrade(s) causes your machine to use more EU to process a single item. They can be stacked in machines. The effects of them are depended on the total amount of them in a machine.

Transformer Upgrade

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

(needs material list)

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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:

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The transformer upgrade can increase the power tire that the machine can accept by 1 per upgrade. You can stack more transformer upgrades for higher voltage tier.

Ejector upgrade

Feel bored placing compressed air cells into the compressor? Craft the Ejector Upgrade! This upgrade can eject any products that a machine contains. If you need a massive quantity of this upgrade, compress tin to get Dense Tin Plate, and craft the upgrade with dense tin plate to save a few pistons.

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Ejector Upgrade

Ejector Upgrade


Place the compressor next to the blast furnace for this upgrade to work. Set the upgrade's direction to the direction in which the side of the compressor is next to the blast furnace by (shift+) right-clicking it on a block. Put another non-directional upgrade in the blast furnace to eject empty fluid cells back to the compressor.

Pulling upgrade

The Pulling Upgrade is similar to the Ejector Upgrade. Instead of ejecting items, this upgrade makes machine pull items from nearby containers.

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Pulling Upgrade

Pulling Upgrade


Fluid Ejector Upgrade

The Fluid Ejector Upgrade is similar to the Ejector Upgrade, but instead of ejecting items it enables the machine to eject fluids.

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Grid Tin Plate.png


Grid Electric Motor.png


Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Fluid Ejector Upgrade.png

Grid Dense Tin Plate.png
Grid Dense Tin Plate.png


Grid Electric Motor.png


Grid Dense Tin Plate.png
Grid Dense Tin Plate.png
Grid Fluid Ejector Upgrade.png

Fluid Ejector Upgrade

Fluid Ejector Upgrade


Fluid Pulling Upgrade

The Fluid Pulling Upgrade is similar to the Pulling Upgrade, but instead of pulling items it enables the machine to pull fluids from other fluid containers nearby..

Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Treetap.png
Grid Electric Motor.png


Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Fluid Pulling Upgrade.png

Grid Dense Tin Plate.png
Grid Dense Tin Plate.png
Grid Treetap.png
Grid Electric Motor.png


Grid Dense Tin Plate.png
Grid Dense Tin Plate.png
Grid Fluid Pulling Upgrade.png

Fluid Pulling Upgrade

Fluid Pulling Upgrade


Further down into the ore processing chain

You still want to get more out of your ores? It's time to do that! Do note that the Ore Washing Plant need LOTS of EU to run.

The Ore Washing Plant can purify the ores one step further to get purified ores with 1000 mB Water and some EU. You can get tiny piles of ore dusts out of that.

Materials needed:

  • 24 Iron Ingots
  • 13 Copper Ingots
  • 2 Tin Ingots
  • 2 Redstone Dusts

Note that 3 or 6 Iron Ingots can be replaced with Tin Ingots if you use the IC2 Tin Ingots==>Bucket recipe instead of Iron Ingots.

Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Bucket.png
Grid Electric Motor.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Machine.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Iron Plate.png
Grid Bucket.png
Grid Electric Motor.png
Grid Ore Washing Plant.png

An ore washing plant needs water to work. Place any water container in the top left slot to add water, or use a pump with a fluid ejector upgrade to add water automatically. Of course the empty container will be returned.

An example with iron ore being processed:


Water Bucket

Bucket

Crushed Iron Ore

Purified Crushed Iron Ore

Tiny Pile of Iron Dust

Stone Dust

Tiny Pile of Iron Dust

Tiny Pile of Iron Dust




Basic Automation

Now that your machines are working, you probably want to save some labor like putting universal fluid cells filled with air into the blast furnace over and over and over again. Also, you sometimes want to process a lot of different items. You just wait there for the machine to do its work? NO! Set up some hoppers and stuff to get things going automatically! Here are some pictures of examples on how to do so. Of course you could create your own designs. However, they are always optional. Building them just makes your life easier.

Machine automation 1.png

This is a screenshot of a survival world that is played in for about 16 real life hours. On the left you can see some geothermal generators and some hoppers. This can averagely spread the lava fluid cells that was put into the top chest, and put the empty fluid cells into the bottom chest. There are upgrades in the metal former, pulling items in from the top chest and ejecting items to the chest behind. The metal former is a pretty slow machine, and these chests really helps when you need to process a bunch of iron and tin into plates / casings.. Just don't forget to change modes when using this. On the right side you can see a macerator and a working ore washing plant. The macerator pulls items from the chest next to the macerator, and ejects items to the top chest. The ore washing plant has a default pulling upgrade on the first slot, an ejector upgrade set to eject towards to the pump on the second slot, and an ejector upgrade set to eject towards the top chest on the third slot. There is a single fluid cell in the pump/ore washing plant. This makes the ore washing plant automatically fill up with water, while avoiding the fluid cell to be ejected to the top chest.






Machine automation 2.png






This is a screenshot viewed from the top. In this screenshot you can see the pump and the infinite water source on the top of the machines.






Machine automation 3.png






This is a screenshot viewed from behind. The cursor is pointing towards the electric furnace, which is automated, having an input chest on the top and an output chest on the bottom. Hoppers were used here, but you can also use upgrades. You can also see the blast furnace and the electric heater, being next to the double chest that has 2 hoppers below it. Notice that the electric heater is the one that has a cable connected to it.






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In this screenshot you can see the self-detecting dropper that is responsible to send items, in this case the empty universal fluid cell up to the double chest. To the right side, there are 2 hopper filters under the double chest, which is the output chest for the blast furnace. One is to filter out the empty universal fluid cell, and the other one is to filter out the steel ingot, which is not necessary. Slag is left in the double chest.






Machine automation 5.png

This screenshot shows the hopper filter.






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This is another screenshot of the automatic blast furnace system. The blast furnace is behind the compressor, with the compressor being set to eject towards the blast furnace, and the blast furnace set to eject towards the double chest. If you directly set the blast furnace to eject towards the compressor, steel will also end up in the compressor as it can be compressed into Steel Blocks. That's why a vanilla hopper filter is used to do that job.






Wind Power

The Wind Turbine is a great source of EU with relatively high material costs. If you have plenty of Lava, you can craft another Geothermal Generator to fulfill your EU needs instead of crafting the wind turbine.

There are different rotors you can put in the Wind Turbine. Unfortunately, they all eventually 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.

Materials needed:

  • 49 Iron Ingots
  • 6 Copper Ingots
  • 4 Tin Ingots
  • 2 Redstone Dusts

To build the wind turbine, you'll need a machine block and two iron shafts, crafted like so:


Block of Iron


RE Battery (Charged)


Shaft (Iron)






Grid Shaft (Iron).png


Grid Machine.png


Grid Shaft (Iron).png



Here's how you make a wooden rotor:

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


Grid Wood Rotor Blade.png


Grid Wood Rotor Blade.png
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 Wind Turbine and requires wind levels between 10 and 60 MCW. It has a wingspan of 2 blocks.

It takes 18 logs 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.

The Wind Turbine outputs Kinetic Energy, measured in KU. To convert KU into EU, you also need to craft a Kinetic Generator. You should be familiar with this if you have used the Manual Kinetic Generator in the early days.

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

Place the Wind Turbine and the Kinetic Generator next to each other at y=160 (use ladders to get up there) and place the rotor inside. Make sure that the output side of the Wind Turbine (marked with a bigger white circle than the other side) and the input side of the kinetic generator (marked with a small white dot) is in contact. If the rotor is spinning, the kinetic generator will then start producing EU. The kinetic generator has a power tier of 3, meaning that it sends out a maximum of 512 EU/p. Therefore, when wiring it to your base, don't forget to connect a MV transformer and a LV transformer before connecting the wire to the BatBox!

You can measure the wind strength with the Windmeter. This is an optional tool.


Grid Tin Item Casing.png


Grid Tin Item Casing.png
Grid Bronze Item Casing.png
Grid Tin Item Casing.png


Grid Tin Item Casing.png
Grid Small Power Unit.png
Grid Windmeter.png

Electric Jetpack

Now you have placed your wind turbines high in the world, how are you going to get up there faster? You can use the Electric Jetpack! With it, you can FLY sometimes like an idiot!

Materials needed:

  • 12 Redstone Dusts
  • 2 Copper Ingots
  • 3 Iron Ingots
  • 4 Glowstone Dusts
  • 2 Lapis Lazuli
  • 8 Tin Ingots
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid BatBox.png


Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Electric Jetpack.png

Now that you have got your Electric Jetpack, you can now fly up to avoid creeper explosions! But don't forget to charge it.

The Way to Industry

Automated Mining: The Miner

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. as you crafted 16 of them long, long ago.

Total materials needed (with OD Scanner and 64 Mining Pipes):

  • 36 Iron Ingots
  • 10 Copper Ingots
  • 8 Redstone Dusts
  • 3 Bronze Ingots
  • 1 Glowstone Dust
  • 1 Gold Ingot
  • 1 Lead Dust
  • 1 Sulfur Dust


Grid Electronic Circuit.png


Grid Chest.png
Grid Machine.png
Grid Mining Pipe.png


Grid Electronic Circuit.png


Grid Miner.png

For the mining pipe, there should be still some lying around, but you need more. Craft 64 for each miner you want to use. That should be enough for your miner if you place it on y=64. You needs more if you place your miner higher.

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

Grid Gold Casing.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid Advanced RE-Battery.png
Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png
Grid Gold Casing.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png
Grid OD Scanner.png

If you have got diamonds, you can craft the OV scanner.

Materials needed:

  • 11 Redstone Dusts
  • 4 Diamonds
  • 4 Glowstone Dusts
  • 2 Copper Ingots
  • 2 Gold Ingots
  • 2 Lapis Lazuli
  • 1 Iron Ingot
  • 1 OD Scanner

You need to craft 1 Energy Crystal. This recipe should be remembered.

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



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 Gold Casing.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid 2xIns. Gold Cable.png
Grid Energy Crystal.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid OD Scanner.png
Grid Gold Casing.png
Grid Glowstone Dust.png
Grid 2xIns. Gold Cable.png
Grid OV Scanner.png

When used, the OD Scanner scans the ores in 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. If you have plenty of EU to spare with and enough materials, the OV scanner is highly recommended for use in the miner.

The second item your miner needs is a Mining Drill. You can put yours in there, and you can also craft a Diamond Drill for faster speeds and more EU consumption.

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Grid Diamond.png


Grid Diamond.png
Grid Mining Drill.png


Grid Diamond.png
Grid Diamond Drill.png

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!

Bigger Portable Batteries

The miner use a lot of EU. Wouldn't it be nice to put in more EU at a time? You can do this with a BatPack. A BatPack can carry 60,000 EU. This will be helpful when powering your miners in the future. Although BatPacks are nice, you can carry more EU per slot by stacking fully charged Chargin RE Batteries, and taking a single one out to use it.

(needs material list)

Grid RE Battery.png
Grid RE Battery.png
Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Wooden Planks.png


Grid RE Battery.png
Grid RE Battery.png
Grid RE Battery.png
Grid Bat-Pack.png

Advanced Alloy

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

Metal Block

Metal Block


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




Now you have yourself plenty of Advanced Alloys, 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:

Grid Glass.png
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


Grid Glass.png
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


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

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




Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
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

Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Block of Iron.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

Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Compressed Coal Ball.png
Grid Bricks.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

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




As it can be inferred from the recipes, crafting 1 diamond requires 64 coal dust, 8 flint, an obsidian/bricks/iron block and some EU. Bricks is recommended as it's made from clay, found in a great abundance in riverbeds.

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!

Materials needed:

  • 10 Redstone Dusts
  • 7 Iron Ingots
  • 6 Bronze Ingots
  • 6 Tin Ingots
  • 4 Diamonds
  • 2 Copper Ingots
  • 2 Glowstone Dusts
  • 2 Lapis Lazuli

It's very expensive!

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

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

When will we finish that laser?

  • Now!
Grid Redstone.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png


Grid Redstone.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

Although you have crafted the Mining Laser, you can't charge it yet. You need the MFE Unit to charge it, which needs 16 Diamonds. If you don't have that many diamonds and you have 5 stacks of slag, it is recommended to craft the Thermal Centrifuge first, which needs the Mining Laser, and you can get coal dust out of slag by processing it in the Thermal Centrifuge, and you can use the coal dust to craft diamonds needed for another Mining Laser and the MFE again.

The Mining Laser have different firing modes. To change the firing mode, hold M and right-click (under default controls). The firing modes can be found here: Mining Laser.

Every firing mode has advantages and disadvantages. The default firing mode is the mining mode. It's balanced. However, if you want to mine fast, use the 3x3 mode or scatter mode.

Completion of the ore processing chain

Actually, the thermal centrifuge has uses besides processing ores and slag. It can be used to process depleted nuclear fuels, and more. Similar to the blast furnace, it needs pre-heating before it can process items. It runs directly on EU.

Materials needed:

  • 20 Iron Ingots
  • 16 Coal Dusts
  • 11 Copper Ingots
  • 4 Steel Ingots
  • 4 Tin Ingots
  • 3 Bronze Ingots
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




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

Grid Coil.png
Grid Iron.png
Grid Iron.png
Grid Mining Laser.png
Grid Advanced Machine.png
Grid Electric Motor.png
Grid Coil.png
Grid Iron.png
Grid Iron.png
Grid Thermal Centrifuge.png

HV Era: The 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 unless you're producing UUM.

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!

Craft a machine block, 4 gold 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, and finally charge your mining laser.

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.

Steel 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 Steel Rotors for the Wind Turbine (listed above). These are entirely optional, as there are a number of ways to generate EU. All rotors eventually wear out, but replacing your wooden rotors with steel rotors give a large buff to your wind generators.


Grid Steel Rotor Blade.png


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


Grid Steel 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.

Block Cutting Machine

Yes, you heard it right. This magical machine that can cut blocks into plates, logs into more planks and planks into more sticks!

Materials needed:

  • 13 Iron Ingots
  • 8 Copper Ingots
  • 8 Steel Ingots
  • 2 Redstone Dusts
  • 1 Tin Ingot



Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Basic Machine Casing.png
Grid Electric Motor.png



Grid Block Cutting Machine.png

The Block Cutting Machine is entirely useless without a blade in it. There are Iron blades, Steel blades and the Diamond blade. Steel blade is good enough for almost all purposes, with an exception of Steel blocks. If you have a lot of diamonds, you can also craft the diamond blade, but it is not recommended unless you need a lot of steel plates.

Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Iron.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Block Cutting Blade (Steel).png
Grid Diamond.png
Grid Diamond.png
Grid Diamond.png
Grid Diamond.png
Grid Steel Ingot.png
Grid Diamond.png
Grid Diamond.png
Grid Diamond.png
Grid Diamond.png
Grid Block Cutting Blade (Diamond).png

Finally, you don't have to wait for the Metal Former that sucks at making plates to do its stupid thing! HOORAY!

Nano Suit

Your armor is wearing out? There are the EU-based armors! Actually, there are two types of it: the Nano Suit and the Quantum Suit. The Quantum Suit is unaffordable now, thus we will craft the nano suit. As you should be wearing the Electric Jetpack, we won't craft the Nano-Bodyarmor now, but it is needed to craft the Quantum-Bodyarmor later.

Materials needed: (without the bodyarmor)

  • 112 Coal Dust
  • 41 Copper Ingots
  • 37 Redstone Dusts
  • 16 Tin Ingots
  • 15 Iron Ingots
  • 12 Diamonds
  • 12 Glass
  • 10 Lapis Lazuli
  • 6 Bronze Ingots
  • 2 Glowstone Dusts
  • 1 Lead Ingot
  • 1 Sulfur Dust

It needs lot of materials, huh? Now comes more crafting!

Grid Lapis Lazuli (Dye).png
Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Dust.png



Grid Lapis Lazuli Block.png
Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Dust.png

Lapis Lazuli Dust

Lapis Lazuli Dust


Grid Lapis Lazuli Dust.png
Grid RE Battery (Charged).png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Plate.png




Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Tin Plate.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Heat Exchanger.png

Grid Lapis Lazuli Plate.png
Grid Heat Exchanger.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Plate.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Copper Plate.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Plate.png
Grid Heat Exchanger.png
Grid Lapis Lazuli Plate.png
Grid Advanced Heat Exchanger.png

Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png
Grid Bronze Item Casing.png
Grid Bronze Item Casing.png
Grid Bronze Item Casing.png
Grid Sulfur Dust.png
Grid Lead Dust.png
Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png
Grid Bronze Item Casing.png
Grid Bronze Item Casing.png
Grid Advanced RE-Battery.png

Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png
Grid Tin Cable.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Iron Casing.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Glass.png
Grid Luminator.png

Luminator

Luminator


Grid Glass.png
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


Grid Advanced Heat Exchanger.png
Grid Luminator.png
Grid Rubber.png
Grid Advanced RE-Battery.png
Grid Reinforced Glass.png
Grid Advanced Circuit.png
Grid Advanced Heat Exchanger.png
Grid Luminator.png
Grid Rubber.png
Grid Nightvision Goggles.png

Remember how to craft Carbon Plates? Now comes the actual armor crafting.

Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png


Grid Energy Crystal (Charged).png
Grid Nightvision Goggles.png


Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png


Grid Nano-Helmet.png

Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Energy Crystal (Charged).png


Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Nano-Leggings.png


Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png


Grid Energy Crystal (Charged).png


Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Nano-Boots.png

Now you can finally wear the ELECTRIC ARMOR!!!

Teleporter

The Teleporter!



Grid Insulated Copper Cable.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

Why do you need the teleporter? To craft the Advanced Miner!

Advanced Miner

The Advanced Miner is the upgraded version of the Miner. You don't need to deal with excess cobble if you set it properly, and it can mine a much larger area.

You also need your existing miner.

Materials needed:

  • 55 Redstone Dusts
  • 51 Iron Ingots
  • 32 Coal Dusts
  • 21 Diamonds
  • 15 Copper Ingots
  • 12 Bronze Ingots
  • 12 Tin Ingots
  • 8 Glowstone Dusts
  • 8 Lapis Lazuli
  • 8 Steel Ingots
  • 6 Glass
  • 1 Gold Ingot
  • 1 Miner

It's expensive, but it is worth it.


Grid Electronic Circuit.png


Grid Chest.png
Grid Machine.png
Grid Mining Pipe.png


Grid Electronic Circuit.png


Grid Miner.png

Grid 2xIns. Gold Cable.png
Grid Energy Crystal.png
Grid 2xIns. Gold Cable.png
Grid Energy Crystal.png
Grid Basic Machine Casing.png
Grid Energy Crystal.png
Grid 2xIns. Gold Cable.png
Grid Energy Crystal.png
Grid 2xIns. Gold Cable.png
Grid MFE.png

Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Basic Machine Casing.png
Grid Carbon Plate.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Advanced Alloy.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Advanced Machine.png



Grid Insulated Copper Cable.png
Grid Electronic Circuit.png




Grid FreqTrans.png



Grid Crushed Gold Ore.png



Grid Gold Dust.png


Grid Tiny Pile of Silver Dust.png
Grid Stone Dust.png




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Grid Purified Crushed Gold Ore.png



Grid Gold Dust.png


Grid Tiny Pile of Silver Dust.png
Grid Stone Dust.png






Grid Tiny Pile of Silver Dust.png
Grid Tiny Pile of Silver Dust.png
Grid Tiny Pile of Silver Dust.png
Grid Tiny Pile of Silver Dust.png
Grid Tiny Pile of Silver Dust.png
Grid Tiny Pile of Silver Dust.png
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Glass Fibre Cable

Glass Fibre Cable


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More powerful generators

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.

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.

IC2 Agriculture

While your advanced miner is slowly mining ores, you can consider cross-breeding crops to get a better yield. More information about this is in another tutorial.

DAWN OF THE EXTREME VOLTAGE: MFSU


Note: this section "DAWN OF THE EXTREME VOLTAGE: MFSU" is currently WIP. Some contents are being added, while some are unfinished. Thus it might not be coherent in general. You might see some empty sections that aren't added yet. Don't mind them. I will keep working on it. Apologies for the inconvenience.

--KrisBigK (talk) 09:08, 20 August 2019 (CET)

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

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

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To craft one, you will need 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 without addons! The MFSU will output EV(Extreme 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 HV-Transformer!


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Place the HV Transformer with the five-dots side facing the MFSU and the single-dot side facing the MV Transformer or your MFE. This way it will "step-down" the extreme voltage to high voltage.

Replication

There is a separate tutorial about replication.

Quantum Suit

Once you've replicated enough Iridium, you can craft the quantum suit.

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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.

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

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


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Now, craft that amazing TERRAFORMER!

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Make another Tfbp, and program that!

  • Flatificator

It makes a flat area with dirt ground.


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  • Cultivation

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


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  • Irrigation

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


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  • Desertification

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


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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.

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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!