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Best early game method of sorting?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by 99.99%derpy, May 29, 2014.

  1. 99.99%derpy

    99.99%derpy New Member

    So i am trying to find a way to sort all my stuff in a sorting system?

    What is the best way to sort early game?Please Post i Need the Best Early Game way to sort my items!:)
  2. madnewmy

    madnewmy New Member

    Chest and signs
  3. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    Early game? The above with Inventory Tweaks. Later on: XU, TC4, TE3, Railcraft, BC, etc...
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  4. 99.99%derpy

    99.99%derpy New Member

    The golem sorting system sounds interesting!
  5. trajing

    trajing New Member

    Golems aren't very early game. Personally, I would use golems but they're a PITA to make.
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  6. 99.99%derpy

    99.99%derpy New Member

    I Just found the whats new in the modding community thread that pretty much fry's my brain out!
  7. trajing

    trajing New Member

    What, 30-something pages? Pshhh, look at the Moderaters make you lose count game. :p
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  8. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    111 vs. 600 something. Big difference. :p
  9. YX33A

    YX33A New Member

    There's a mod called refined relocation that, in theory, is both early game and useful for sorting, but I usually just spam JABBA walls for stackable items, and for tools, I melt them down if I can, or repair them and see if I can melt them down now, or if I have GT, grind them up and remake them later with extra dusts.
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  10. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    Itemducts can be somewhat useful and cheap if you can wrap your head around working out its little quirks.
  11. epidemia78

    epidemia78 New Member

    Well for 2 diamonds you get 8 diamond pipes which if you arrange properly you can make a sorting system that will last for a good while. Those were my early game sorting system back before itemducts and extra utilities sorting pipes. But yeah, Extra utilities sorting pipes and TE strongboxes. Items dont go into the chest unless they are already there and if you use the mod sorting pipe all it needs is to have one item from a certain mod and everything else from it will go there. they are so cheap to make its kind of OP. And strongboxes are just plain awesome.
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  12. asb3pe

    asb3pe New Member

    As far as my gameplay goes, my sorting system goes like this: pile everything into as few chests as possible (so I don't waste any wood), and then don't do anything but mine with that pickaxe for the materials needed to make an Applied Energistics system - an ME Controller, a Terminal, and a Drive. And then make at least 2 of the 1K drives. Once I have that made, I never ever have to worry about pipes or sorting or anything (only worry about power, so Thermal Expansion is a close second in importance during this phase of my gameplay).

    tl;dr: AE for all my sorting, as soon as I can possibly get it up and running (very early game if you focus). AE can sort by how many items you have, or it can sort by alphabetical order, etc. It's the best mod ever if you hate clutter and having a bazillion chests scattered all over!!
  13. GreenZombie

    GreenZombie New Member

    A twilight forest sorting tree sapling.
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  14. Feodin

    Feodin New Member

    I'll second Refined Relocation. Probably cheaper than the other systems, especially early on. It only adds 4 gold bar to the cost of a chest, and has a JABBA barrel version as well. Some pretty impressive filters to allow you to sort however you want, and don't have to fiddle around with pipes, just set them down next to each other and they'll automatically go to work. Don't even need to have a designated dump chest, if you drop something into a chest where it doesn't belong, they'll shift it to the correct place.

    Granted in mid to late game nothing really beats a properly setup AE system.
  15. SatanicSanta

    SatanicSanta New Member

    Just throwing this out there; AE isn't sorting- it's putting everything into a gigantic box.

    Yeah it's powerful and is storage, but rarely is there ever any sorting goin on there.

    And as for the OP: I usually just do Iron Chests or BetterStorage chests with everything shoved in them completely randomly. Eventually I'll get a sorting system up and running, usually using Railcraft's Item Unloaders, though I do like HopperDucts and other means of sorting items.
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  16. ThatOneSlowking

    ThatOneSlowking New Member

    Isnt the point of sorting ease of use? And AE accomplishes it gloriously... But it isnt sorting... Why am I making this post?

    Also why in the gorilla do you need sprting early game? What do you have to sort?
  17. McJty

    McJty Over-Achiever Mod Developer

    I guess what many people mean with 'sorting' is basically organizing their storage so they can find stuff :)

    For that AE is most likely one of the best solutions. With Logistics Pipes you can also do some good organization. Otherwise the easiest way is probably chests + signs :)
  18. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    First few ingame days: Manually piling everything into wooden chests until my noobcave starts to get overrun with them ->
    Then: Gold/Diamond chests ->
    Once I get my quarry running: Itemducts into Gold/Diamond chests ->
    Once I have a decent base set up and a bit of quartz: ME Network and all my troubles packed away into a single lovely block :)
  19. rhn

    rhn Too Much Free Time

    If you are the sort that just piles a stack of unformatted disks into drives and calls that's that, then maybe its not sorting. But AE is so much more than that.
  20. asb3pe

    asb3pe New Member

    I totally disagree here, although I understand where you are coming from.

    To me, AE has the most powerful sorter there is... that little search box tied directly to NEI. But I see we're comparing apples and oranges tho... the OP is asking for "sorting", like Direwolf built early on in his 1.6 modpack Let'sPlay series on youtube with Logistics Pipes.

    I do my "sorting" manually. I just dump everything into my AE box, yeah, but when I need something it's just a few keystrokes away, thanks to the AE search box.

    I would also call the various AE "busses" as "sorters" too, since I use the busses to selectively send my raw materials out for processing in my various machines. All automatically. Honeycombs go to Centrifuges... Chestnuts go to Squeezers... Metal grains are turned into dusts, and dusts are turned into ingots, and I don't do anything to make it happen. That's "sorting" too, isn't it, in a way?
    Last edited: May 30, 2014

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