- 1 Forge Hammer / Cutters
- 2 Iron Furnace
- 3 Treetap
- 4 Cables
- 5 Electronic Circuit
- 6 Machine Block
- 7 Extractor
- 8 Generator
- 9 RE Battery
- 10 Macerator
- 11 Electro Furnace
- 12 BatBox
- 13 Alternative Power
- 14 Kinetic Generator
- 15 Second Steps
- 16 The Way to Industry
- 17 MFSU
- 18 That's it!
Forge Hammer / Cutters
Manual Kinetic Generator
Electric Motor and Small Power Unit
Mining Drill and Chainsaw
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Run three Gunpowder through an Extractor to get three Sulfur Dust.
Run three Lead Ingots through a Macerator to get three Lead Dust.
Assemble three Advanced RE-Batteries, then use them to build the CES Unit.
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.
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.
The simplest version carries 60,000 EU.
The Advanced BatPack carries 600,000 EU.
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!
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:
Here's how you make a wooden rotor for it:
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.
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.
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.
Place that machine, give "him" energy, and place a Mixed Metal Ingot in it!
You can also make Reinforced Glass, which is more Creeper-resistant than normal Glass:
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.
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.
Transformer Upgrade Hate to see freakin' transformer blocks everywhere in your working station? Well, get yourself a machinery transformer upgrade!
The transformer upgrade must be placed in the slots on the right-hand side of certain machine(though not all machines accept upgrades). Like so:
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
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.
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!
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!
Now, we can store a lot of EU for difficult times.
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!
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!
It's very expensive!
When will we finish that laser?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now, craft that amazing TERRAFORMER!
Make another Tfbp, and program that!
It makes a flat area with dirt ground.
It replaces sand with dirt, and places a few saplings.
It forces saplings and seeds to grow faster, and causes sugar cane to grow 4 blocks high.
It replaces dirt with sand, destroys plants and saplings, melts ice and snow. It sets forests on fire!
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.
Do you think that solar collectors or coal-based generators can't serve your purposes?
Think that your MFE isn't storing enough power? Then craft the amazing MFSU!
Before you can even craft your MFSU, you will need several blue crystals called lapotron crystals.
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!
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.
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!