Applied Energistics 2 Power options.

Discussion in 'Mod Discussion' started by GreenZombie, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. GreenZombie

    GreenZombie New Member

    So, I have a premise that is somewhat bizarre on the surface. I want AE2 (well, id prefer AE1 but this is a 1.7.2 pack, so...) in a pack that otherwise has little to no tech content. Its inventory management is just that good.

    So, that leaves me casting about for an AE2 compatible power system that can provide passive power, or power that doesn't rely on the traditional infinite resources via automated farms / quarries.

    Until now I have been using EnderIO but it is increasingly clear that this mod is trying to be ... more.

    Now, I could setup a Thaumcraft golem tree farm and directly supply charcoal to the AE2 vibration chamber, but thats just a tech tree farm in another guise.
  2. Oxygene

    Oxygene New Member

    You could install engineers toolkit and use only the water power. Thsts my starting power these days on a lot of packs. Its completely passive abd provides a decent amount of power for just a storage network and has the added level that you have to live around a river
  3. zilvarwolf

    zilvarwolf New Member

    Mekanism has hydrogen generators that are about as passive as you can possibly get. Make a few and stick them in the wall and forget about them except for the nice hum.
  4. GreenZombie

    GreenZombie New Member

    Mekanism is what looks to be a totally awesome mod that I desperately need to try out. However, in the context of "adds as little tech as possible other than power" it seems to ... overreach a bit.
  5. Golrith

    Golrith Over-Achiever Trusted User

    I don't think that'll work atm. The separators have been "balanced/nerfed" to something like 1200RF/t to operate... Little bit of discussion about it in RED
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  6. Kocyk

    Kocyk New Member

    For small networks i often make efford to use Radioisotope Generators from IC2 experimental. But only beacuase i rarely bother setting up consistent power networks and instead generate it when i need it.
  7. Frontrider

    Frontrider New Member

    Well, if you want techless storage management, then ae is not the thing what you are looking for. If you try to add as low tech as possuble, then maybe project red mechanical is the thing what you could use. AE probably not fits into that pack.
  8. Eleganten

    Eleganten New Member

    You could add a tech mod and disable the machines you don't want to use?
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  9. Frontrider

    Frontrider New Member

    minetweaker is for that.

    But, if you would disable too many machines than its does not worth it.
  10. Frontrider

    Frontrider New Member

    he uses blood magic to power lava generators. I'm not sure if ae2 is capable of running on lava all alone.
  11. ShneekeyTheLost

    ShneekeyTheLost Too Much Free Time

    ExtraUtils has some good generators and doesn't dump a whole lot of tech on you. It's the generators that DW20 is using on the new forgecraft. My only problem with them is that they won't stop consuming resources when the power buffer is full.
  12. zilvarwolf

    zilvarwolf New Member

  13. trajing

    trajing New Member

    Off @Not_Steve's hatred of Gypsies.
    *ignores the meteors*
  14. ShneekeyTheLost

    ShneekeyTheLost Too Much Free Time

    They're gone now. I know, they were my favorite generator as well. The new system uses Bio-Fuel and Hydrogen to make Ethylene to produce more power. There's talk of a multi-block that can produce even more that runs on ethylene in the upcoming planned production.
  15. zilvarwolf

    zilvarwolf New Member

    I am sure there is an appropriate gif to express my heartcrushing despair at this news, but I am too devastated to look.

  16. ShneekeyTheLost

    ShneekeyTheLost Too Much Free Time

    If I'm doing the math correctly, the new system is actually a viable large-scale energy production system. The multiblock turbine is a bit finicky, and horribly easy to grief if you have a troll on your server, but the power output is kind of like BigReactors Lite. You could *almost* power a single Electrolytic Separator off of one. Almost.
  17. Frontrider

    Frontrider New Member

    Thats from railcraft i belive,(Not sure, i think ticon has something like that too)

    I said all alone,only by itself :D.

    Back to the topic. I don't think a relyable ae system can survive whitout any other tech mod around, since this system is made to support other tech mods storage needs.

    Still, i would suggest project red mechanical (haven't played around with too mutch, but since its does not uses power it could work out well, i think its out for 1.7 ), refined relocation (i just heared about it, and i think updated too) alongside barrels/ iron chests. If you want to be low on tech content but you need something to sort your items ae is not the best, since you will need a lot of power to run it.
  18. GreenZombie

    GreenZombie New Member

    AE offers:
    * Massive, indexed, storage. This is quite worthwhile in its own right.
    * Spatial Storage. Don't know if the power requirements of this can realistically be met, and what practical use it has is also a question.
    * Auto-Crafting. Not that useful without tech mods with massively deep crafting trees.
    * The ability to link remote AE networks via quantum links. Power and chunkloading requirements that would be difficult to meet.

    Even if only #1 is available, the AE system is worth it. And that can be maintained with a low on-going maintenance power requirement. At the very least, a Thaumcraft golem driven tree farm producing charcoal fed into AE Vibration Chambers can keep an AE storage system up and running with no other tech mods at all. But it does seem a bit disingenuous to claim "no tree farms" and then build a tree farm.

    If I can get enough power to link remote networks, and/or get some use out of spatial storage that would be nice too.

    But, believe me, even without those, AE is useful to "builders" even in low-tech packs, just because of the ease of storing and accessing decorative blocks and items.
  19. trajing

    trajing New Member

    When I saw the link I died a little on the inside.
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