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Different ways to transport Items, Power, and Fluids?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by Brian Cherrick, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Brian Cherrick

    Brian Cherrick Well-Known Member

    Items - BC, Logistics Pipes, Thermal Expansion (Ducts, & Tesseracts), Applied Energistics,
    Fluid - BC, Thermal Expansion (Ducts, & Tesseracts)
    Power - BC, Thermal Expansion (Ducts, & Tesseracts), IC2/Gregtech

    These are for the mods I currently have on my server (the DW .19 pack, with Gregtech, Ender IO, Agricultre, Mariculture, Advanced Genetics, Advanced Power Management, Advanced Reactors, Big Reactors, Ender Forest, ExtraTic, Gendustry, Metallurgy, Advanced Solar Panels). The above ways are only what I know of off the top of my head, but wondering what the others are. I thought I saw in a mod spotlight that ender io had a way to transmit all 3 at once through some sort of compact pipe, but can't figure out what that was. Can anyone help out with other ways? Trying for something unique this time around.

  2. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    Ender IO can transport all three in one block, but it requires the three respective pipes. One for power, one for items, one for fluids, and there's even one for redstone and for AE cables.
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  3. Brian Cherrick

    Brian Cherrick Well-Known Member

    You mean, like they all function as microblocks and can occupy the same space, they just have to be placed seperately?

    And can they be used in conjunction with covers, or facades to hide them behind panels and such?
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
  4. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    Yes to the first, and kinda to the second. Ender IO adds it's own facade that can be run through a painting machine to take on the texture of any other block, and it will allow cables to be run through it. It will also become see through when holding a Yeta Wrench, allowing for easy access to the cables inside.
  5. Brian Cherrick

    Brian Cherrick Well-Known Member

    Will definitely take a look at that. Would definitely be more handy for machines, like the MFR grinders, that have a need for all 3 without having to use all 3 sides.

    What about the integration between mods? can you go from an ender io pipe to a itemduct, or would there need to be some sort of middle point, such as a chest, in between?
  6. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    Haven't tried it before, but TBH, if you use the Ender IO pipes you won't be needing pipes from another mod.
  7. CreepaCatcha

    CreepaCatcha New Member

    What about the drones from that new mod pnematicraft?

    They are pretty nifty and have awesome animations
  8. Brian Cherrick

    Brian Cherrick Well-Known Member

    Was just speaking hypothetically of course. I just like trying different things out. As for the pipes themselves, how many different kinds are there for Ender IO? I thought I counted 5, but there seemed to be different tiers as well. The tool tip wasn't much help in trying to figure them out.
  9. trajing

    trajing New Member

    Energy, redstone, item, fluid, and ME. Insulated redstone and switch are variants of redstone.
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  10. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    As trajing said, there are those five types, as well as different tiers for several of those types. I think there's 3 power, 2 liquid, 2 item, 1 ME, 2 redstone, and then there's the switch one.
  11. Brian Cherrick

    Brian Cherrick Well-Known Member

    The power, and liquid ones are kinda self-explanatory, the higher the tier, the more that gets moved. What about the redstone one? I am a little confused on these. What do they do exactly?
  12. epidemia78

    epidemia78 New Member

    The coolest way to transport liquids is with tank carts.
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  13. Someone Else 37

    Someone Else 37 Forum Addict

    There's also the P2P thingies in Applied Energistics, which can transport power or fluids.

    I'm also pretty sure that GregTech adds things for moving items and fluids as well.
  14. filimaryus

    filimaryus New Member

    Also, Extra Utilities adds transfer pipes that can handle liquids / items / energy
  15. Mirality

    Mirality New Member

    Ender chests and tanks, of course. TE Portable Tanks can be filled with fluid and transported as items (though that's slower). OB Tanks can do the same.
  16. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    One is an insulated version that, IIRC, will not transfer redstone signal to anything other than more redstone cables. The other is able to transfer that redstone signal to anything it touches.
  17. Optibane

    Optibane New Member

    The ender IO conduits join up to fluiducts and energy conduits from TE. I could not get the item conduit to connect directly to an itemduct though... you will need a chest in between in that case.

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  18. epidemia78

    epidemia78 New Member

    Ender tanks are very buggy for me. I break one, game crashes and when i log back in, the tank is now a chest. So I dont use them.
  19. Mirality

    Mirality New Member

    Sounds like you've got an id conflict. Are you using one of the base modpacks, or have you added other mods to one, or made your own from scratch?
  20. SatanicSanta

    SatanicSanta New Member

    and more carts
    thanks for reminding me; carts.
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