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Drbretto

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Thank you for the direction. I shall look.

You can get more, right? draconic evolution looks like it let's you respawn it, but I don't know if that gets you another egg or not.

What I came here to ask, tesseracts are in 1.10, right? I've actually never used one, but I need to prep for a large build, and that build might require some energy travel.
 

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Thank you for the direction. I shall look.

What I came here to ask, tesseracts are in 1.10, right? I've actually never used one, but I need to prep for a large build, and that build might require some energy travel.

Nope, but these exist: http://ftb.gamepedia.com/Dimensional_Transceiver

edit: If you only want energy travel then power cells from RF Tools will do just that.
 

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Cool cool. That looks like pretty much exactly the same thing!

Yes, just energy, at least for now. I'll look into the RF tools option, but I'll probably just stick with the EnderIO option out of familiarity, laziness and for future proofing!
 
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Is there an easy way to tell if I'm using the correct graphics card? I think I have nvidia set to default, for modded minecraft, but I want to check. I cannot disable my integrated graphics because 1 program I use does not work with my graphics card.


Edit: Oh looks like it is shown when f3 is pressed. Thanks botania!
 
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Thanks @GamerwithnoGame

Because, yeah, I have been doing ores wrong my entire life. OMG this is crazy. Not that it totally matters because apparently the chunk loading from FTB Utilities keeps my solar powered quarry running when I'm not there. So, I logged in today with all of the everything.

I'm still going to automate the SAG mill on principle. But I can't even comprehend how much stuff I'm going to have in like a week. I'm running the quarry at probably 10% efficiency. 256/tick, only in the day. On top of the SAG mill, I could probably RF Tools swap out one on my mountains with solid gold blocks.
 
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I got that wireless crystal made. I can connect it with all my devices and that appears to be working fine, but I can't get it to take a charge. What am I missing here? I've tried (obviously not) everything.

It almost looks like it should be something about the screen that opens up when you right click with an empty hand. I see the list of connected devices, and I set the side it's connecting it to the capacitor bank to output. Tried every side of the solar panels. No matter what, it's set to output on the crystal. If I click it, it says identify or unlink, that's it.
 
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Craft a linking card. Use it on an inventory space in its GUI on all the cells that you want to share power between.
 

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I am not seeing anything with linking or card in NEI. I'm lost here.

It seems to be linked to the devices. It's got lasers connecting them, and this all should be compatible because it tells me when a block, or even a side if a block, won't work. I just need to turn one of them into an input instead of an output. Preferably my capacitor bank. It connects, but it won't accept the charge.
 

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I got that wireless crystal made. I can connect it with all my devices and that appears to be working fine, but I can't get it to take a charge. What am I missing here? I've tried (obviously not) everything.

It almost looks like it should be something about the screen that opens up when you right click with an empty hand. I see the list of connected devices, and I set the side it's connecting it to the capacitor bank to output. Tried every side of the solar panels. No matter what, it's set to output on the crystal. If I click it, it says identify or unlink, that's it.
Hmm that's troubling - just to double check, is it the Wireless Energy Transceiver from DE you've made, and you've used the crystal binder to bind it to your machines and... oh! I think I know! You can only put power into it from another crystal, so you'll need a link either from an Energy Relay which then is connected further down the line to a Energy Transceiver, or directly to an Energy Transceiver.

The latter will need to be set into the right mode as well, they can be Output, Input or Balance, and if memory serves, which is which is a bit counterintuitive.

Basically, you'll need your capacitor bank with an Energy Transceiver on the side and that side of the bank set to output - that Transceiver is then linked with the Crystal Binder to an Energy Relay (presumably, if you're going a distance, you'll have a few of those between the bank and your Wireless Energy Transceiver), then the final Energy Relay is linked to your Wireless Energy Transceiver. That should work!
 
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One or two minor problems I am having with the silk touch option. And this is minor, but I'm hoping there's a solution.

I'm handling the cobblestone issue by converting it to quadracobble as it comes in. But, when I go silk touch, i'm maxing out my stone instead, and that doesn't combine. Is there some way to automate the conversion to cobblestone? I know, If I really want the octocobble, I can set up a separate cobblestone generator, but that kind of defeats the purpose. Is there a machine I could tack onto my drawers that will convert stone into cobble?

Secondly, I'm kinda surprised that the SAG mill doesn't work on draconuim. I could just place them and manually break them with a fortune 3 pick, but is there some other solution? Another machine I can run it through that it's compatible with?

If such a machine exists, I would think it would solve both of my problems.

Edit: Think I just got it, actually. I could use a block placer, an auto-miner that let's me use a fortune 3 pick and a vacuum hopper to send it back to the queue. If there's a simpler way, lemme know, but this is doable.
 
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Secondly, I'm kinda surprised that the SAG mill doesn't work on draconuim. I could just place them and manually break them with a fortune 3 pick, but is there some other solution? Another machine I can run it through that it's compatible with?

If such a machine exists, I would think it would solve both of my problems.

Edit: Think I just got it, actually. I could use a block placer, an auto-miner that let's me use a fortune 3 pick and a vacuum hopper to send it back to the queue. If there's a simpler way, lemme know, but this is doable.
I've never found a processing route that was more efficient (resource-wise) than fortune-mining it. What's nice is some packs have fortune-perks, such as potions in Witchery and various baubles in the Thaumcraft universe, that stack on top of fortune III.
 

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Fortune works for the blocks that change into something else when they're broken, but the silk touch method with the SAG mill is like fortune 3 for your iron and gold. I'm just trying to have the best of both worlds. And for most of the other ores, it's working fine. For example, diamond and coal ores, run through the SAG mill, seem to be yeilding fortune 3 levels. It's literally just those two blocks I need to work with.

I think this will work, though. I'll have to set up a separate pull directly from the quarry, though, because otherwise it'll just not let me keep any stone at all, but I can't see it not working. I just have to figure out which mod has the placer/miner options I'm looking for, and I'm bettin' on AA.
 

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One or two minor problems I am having with the silk touch option. And this is minor, but I'm hoping there's a solution.

I'm handling the cobblestone issue by converting it to quadracobble as it comes in. But, when I go silk touch, i'm maxing out my stone instead, and that doesn't combine. Is there some way to automate the conversion to cobblestone? I know, If I really want the octocobble, I can set up a separate cobblestone generator, but that kind of defeats the purpose. Is there a machine I could tack onto my drawers that will convert stone into cobble?

Secondly, I'm kinda surprised that the SAG mill doesn't work on draconuim. I could just place them and manually break them with a fortune 3 pick, but is there some other solution? Another machine I can run it through that it's compatible with?

If such a machine exists, I would think it would solve both of my problems.

Edit: Think I just got it, actually. I could use a block placer, an auto-miner that let's me use a fortune 3 pick and a vacuum hopper to send it back to the queue. If there's a simpler way, lemme know, but this is doable.
Ah balls, I'd forgotten about draconium! Didn't realise the SAG Mill wouldn't grind it up, I knew it wouldn't work on the ingots, I should have guessed :\

Yeah, I think the automining is probably your best bet - the Double Crusher from Actually Additions might also process draconium ore (it turns the ingots back into dust anyway), but its not super-fast. The Actually Additions Drill with the 3 speed upgrades and 2 fortune upgrades, a block placer from AA, and something like the Mechanical User would do the trick. Then have a system set up to pull the drill out when its empty, fill it and put it back in.

EDIT: I wonder if you could put a glowing AA battery into the User, would that keep the drill topped up? Probably not, but... hm. Likewise the EnderIO wireless charger probably wouldn't either.

EDIT 2: Edit Harder: You could get it to send excess stone into a SAG Mill, crusher, pulveriser, something like that? I'm fairly sure that will grind it up for you - unfortunately its not as simple as a conversion :( Alternatively, same setup as for the draconium only with size instead of fortune, and have 5x5 block placers. Might work!
 
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If stone can go into a SAG mill and come out as cobble, that'd be perfect. It'll need it's own mill or three pulled directly from the quarry (just because of the recursive loops I used to set everything else up, any other way will also kill my stash of stone). That's should be easy enough.

For the draconium, I think the mechanical user would be perfect, assuming that's what I think it is. It will use whatever item is in it, right? as if clicked by the player? I used something like that on my last pack for sheering sheep, but I can't remember what it was called. I thought that was from AA, but I could be wrong.

The one I used before had 9 slots. I have XP out the wazoo and the advanced enchanting table mod, so I can actually just make 9 fortune III unbreaking III diamond pickaxes and that'll probably last like a year at the rate draconuim comes in. I don't need that to be super fast. The cobblestone needs to keep up, but I can just add multiple SAG mills, or let some of the stone spill over. It's not like stone isn't also useful.

Thanks for once again contributing to my massive backlog of things to do, lol.
 
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For the draconium, I think the mechanical user would be perfect, assuming that's what I think it is. It will use whatever item is in it, right? as if clicked by the player?
That's the one :)

The one I used before had 9 slots.
That sounds like Extra Utilities 2's mechanical user - had a quick double-check I don't think there's an Actually Additions equivalent - which is a shame, because that would be SUPER handy. I honestly think at that point I could just leave ExU2 behind forever!

I have XP out the wazoo
You should see a doctor about that

and the advanced enchanting table mod, so I can actually just make 9 fortune III unbreaking III diamond pickaxes and that'll probably last like a year at the rate draconuim comes in. I don't need that to be super fast.

Thanks for once again contributing to my massive backlog of things to do, lol.
You're welcome ;) and that's fair enough actually - much more simple than trying to set up the drill - plus if you also put efficiency on them as high as you can manage, they'll also be pretty fast! As an alternative to the enchanting table mod, you could use EnderIO's Enchanter - you use that, to enchant books and then use the books with the items on an anvil.
 
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Ok, that wither idea... DE-Nied.

I thought it just wouldn't turn in a claimed chunk, but it won't even enter one. The good news was that I could stand there attacking it and it didn't do any damage to my mob grinder, but it's going to he a lot harder than I thought to build something automated that won't totally blow up. I'll figure it out, though. Just putting it asside do I can get this energy issue under control.
 
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