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AE. Junk in the network

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by PonyKuu, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. PonyKuu

    PonyKuu New Member

    I fanally started to use AE, and it is pretty convinient, especially for automation (autosupplying Fermenter with saplings and fertilizer by one export bus? Yes, please!), but I don't want to have all the junk items shown constantly - it looks like a mess... I'd like to sort them by categories maybe, but I think, that's not possible for now. Sure, I can store different things on different disks using formatter, but all the stuff is shown in the terminal, so, formatting does not solve that problem.
  2. Bibble

    Bibble New Member

    There's nothing stopping you from storing the disks in ME chests, rather than drives. That way you could easily see the system contents.

    Alternatively, you could go a similar path to the RP2/barrel method, but using storage buses instead. That would mean that you could have the terminal show only crafting items (which you can't filter, I'm afraid).

    AE is an incredibly powerful and versatile system, even without the drives, and even the disks.
  3. Norfgarb

    Norfgarb New Member

    you could use a different network colour and send all you junk to a separate network with its own monitor, this way you can keep it all close by and not have to look at it all the time.
  4. PonyKuu

    PonyKuu New Member

    Drives are way cheaper that storage buses or ME chests in terms of Quartz ^_^
    But I've got the point. And yeah, it is very powerfull, I like it so much. Not only for storage, but for automation too. I'll feed my boiler with planks using the ME interface when I finally build one. ME level emitter and instant item transfer are awesome things for automation!
    Currently I think that two things are missing - better sorting options in the Access Terminal and no function "Keep this inventory supplied with N of these things". ME interface can do that, but only with it's own inventory.

    Oh, and the option to say that "if you have these things, craft them into that thing"
    That might work... And you send items to other network using a chest and a pair of import/export buses?
  5. Norfgarb

    Norfgarb New Member

    That's pretty much what I had in mind, I haven't tried it out but i can't see a reason what it wouldn't work. If you give it a go let us know how it turns out.
  6. PonyKuu

    PonyKuu New Member

    So, there are sould be a drive with some preformatted disks in first network, and the other network that accept everything. Oh, and second network can also do some processing!
    Maybe I'll try that, but a bit later. ^^
    Currently I'm going to focus on some other stuff
    And I think that maybe it is possible to do network transition just by using export bus into an ME Interface...
  7. Ako_the_Builder

    Ako_the_Builder New Member

    My storage cells in the ME drives are all preformatted; ingots, gems, crafted, blocks, xycraft, thaumcraft, organic etc. So they are in some semblance of order in my terminal
  8. PonyKuu

    PonyKuu New Member

    Oh, so it IS taking into account disk order at some grade?

    *adds to his TODO list: "Make a preformatter and more disks"*
  9. Memorian

    Memorian New Member

    Hmm. would it be possible to have a small ME-network that only has preformated disks in it for the things you want to store, then hook the network up to a random chest with ME storrage BUS, anything that doesnt fit on the formatted disks should then end in that chest. anything in the chest will be importat into a second network that again contains other pre-formated disks and exports to a chest and potentially a third network
  10. Ako_the_Builder

    Ako_the_Builder New Member

    Yes, tab at the top left of the terminal is the sort order it's set to priority/cell order by default so it lists the stuff by cell order unless you modify the priorities.
  11. PonyKuu

    PonyKuu New Member

    Herpderp, how didn't I notice that? I was even experimenting with that button >_<


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