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Can you automate a quartz grindstone?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by Shakie666, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Shakie666

    Shakie666 Well-Known Member

    Can you get something to click the crank automatically? I tried using a deployer, but it didn't work. I would like to be able to grind stuff without getting repetitive strain injury.
     
  2. Guswut

    Guswut Popular Member

    You should look into a pulverizer, or a macerator for automation of that area. The grindstone is designed to give you ore-doubling early in the game, but at a cost to your sanity/lack of automation. Just be happy that you don't have to keep clicking but can just click and hold. Good luck!
     
  3. Shakie666

    Shakie666 Well-Known Member

    I wanted to get some good stuff before I use any eu/mj. I spawned near 4(!) volcanoes, including 1 really tall one, so i'd like to get the stuff for a thermal generator, rather than just geothermal.
     
  4. Saice

    Saice Tech Support

    turtle?
     
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  5. Guswut

    Guswut Popular Member

    Then you better get a nice heavy book to hold down that mouse.

    Not from my testing, thankfully. Hopefully grindstones never become automatable.
     
  6. danidas

    danidas Well-Known Member

    Just hold down the button while pointed at its crank and it will keep going as long as your looking at it. As for automated ore grinding look into a macerator, pulverize, etc.
     
  7. Bibble

    Bibble Well-Known Member

    It's expressly designed to not be automatable. It's supposed to be the early game ore duplicator.
     
  8. shockwave95

    shockwave95 Active Member

    I useually just put something on my mouse and just go do something else in RL
     
  9. Chocorate

    Chocorate Popular Member

    I was just talking about this with my friend at school the other day, and I thought turtles should be able to do the job. I don't agree with everyone saying it shouldn't be automated, but you know what make the most sense?
    Config Files~
     
  10. Saice

    Saice Tech Support

    Sure unless the mod maker likes it that way. I could understand demanding configs if it was an add on mod. But when it is a native item to its own mod no configs should be needed outside what the makers orginal idea.
     
  11. Chocorate

    Chocorate Popular Member

    Well said. As in not telling me that I need to play FTB the right way.
     
  12. Saice

    Saice Tech Support

    I don't tell anyone how to play. Just try to give my point of view in a way that makes sense.

    Yeah I might be one of the GT supporters but I'm always telling people it is perfectly ok to change those configs or remove the Mod if they dislike what it does to other mods.

    I totaly think people have a right to play how they want to play there game.
     
  13. Hexxa

    Hexxa New Member

    Bah! You're all thinking inside the box. Small children! I already have two and this completely solved the automation issue. Only cost me some cookies...
     
  14. Chocorate

    Chocorate Popular Member

    Nice job, care to explain how?
     
  15. Hexxa

    Hexxa New Member

    Quite simple really, I got married about 6 years ago and had a daughter. I then bribed her to help daddy with minecraft using her mothers account. Easy automated grinding. :p
     
  16. Saice

    Saice Tech Support

    Sit kid down. Give them a cooke... tell them they will get more if they just keep clicking on the box on the screen.
     
  17. Chocorate

    Chocorate Popular Member

    This is genius. I completely overlooked the "small kids!"
     
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  18. tehBlobLord

    tehBlobLord Well-Known Member

    You sir, are a role model to us all.
     
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  19. Guswut

    Guswut Popular Member

    I don't see why "canAutomateGrindwheel" should be a config file level option, as it is specifically designed as an extremely low-tech macerator. The benefit of the grindwheel is that you get your ore->dust (ore doubling) as early as possible (even the pulverizer cannot be gottten as quickly, given no anti-luck with quartz), and the tradeoff for that being you have to manually run the thing. Perhaps a config value for the speed at which it grinds, although I think it is already a good deal faster than the macerator so that's just adding more to the unbalance of it. Otherwise, if miscperipherals adds a grindstone crank turtle, hopefully it is configurable to require fuel per crank, and a config to disable it as well.

    Don't forget you just need to click and hold. No reason to not just log into a second account (as you have access to one in this consideration) and put a book on the mouse for that computer and leave it running.

    Or set up a virtual computer, log in there, and use a mouse autoclicker to lock-click for ∞ seconds, if you want to get fancy with a one-computer solution. Lots of fun ways to game the system if you really want to game it.
     
  20. 2PiSquared

    2PiSquared New Member

    You can automate it with a turtle - just make an engineering turtle by combining it with a crescent hammer. Then write a simple attack loop and voila!
     

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