Been needing a lot of gunpowder to make iridium plates...
I remembered there was a research for gunpowder on Thaumcraft so i did that. I put in the necessary aspects and used my wand but nothing happened..
whats the best way to make gunpowder in general??
Auto-Spawner with a Creeper or Tier 5 Creeper Soul Cage plus a Grinder or other method of drop collection is the best way to mass produce gunpowder.
Alternatively, you can breed some Austere Bees and automate their production. The Thaumcraft recipe is useful if you need a fairly small amount of gunpowder very quickly, but, is way too tedious for mass production.
If you're playing 1.5 with Natura, you can try collecting Sulfur Clouds in the Nether and crafting them into gunpowder.
Niter, coal dust and sulfur combined to make about 3 gunpowder (if I remember correctly)
Have one of those gunpowder smelted into gunpowder.
IC2 (depending on what you do)
BuildCraft (Depending on what you do, or for automation)
Can't remember what mod adds the gunpowder recipe from niter coal dust and sulfur. Sorry.
Not really sure what this has to do with my question regarding the suggestion that his pack lacks Thaumcraft when the OP specifically states he possesses at least two items from Thaumcraft, which unless there's another mod that adds those items indicates that yes, he does, in fact, have Thaumcraft installed.
For the long term, I just have a mob farm going. If you build it early enough in your game, you will have more than enough for your industrial TNT needs. At the start you have the ability to build these farms, but not to produce iridium plates. The slow, but steady accumulation should leave you with a stockpile that lasts through your mid-to-late game, when which you should have the resources/ability to take any production route to fill your ITNT needs then.
Im pretty sure im doing thaumcraft right because i've completed and used a lot of the upper tier researches.
gunpowder is like what one of the first ones i believe. I think i put in 1 furnace and 3 coal for the 6 fractus and 6 ignis.
also creeper farm i could do but it would take me forever to get a tier 5 creeper shard since there are no creeper spawners :/
go to the nether with your advanced drill and fill up your inventory with soul sand. centrifuge the soul sand for saltperer (plus bonus oil!). combine saltpeter, charcoal dust, and sulfur (which you can have lots of already via galena quarry grinding) for gunpowder.
A full inventory of soul sand plus a canvas bag will take you through about 2 stacks of iridium plates.