read carefully what i wrote about the co-processing unit it adds the ability to use 1 more machine at the same time. it doesnt add steps or sth like that. so lets say u wanna craft sth that requires to craft item A on machine A and item B on machine B to craft item C. with just a crafting unit the ME would craft item A and after it finished item B, and then start item C. however if u add a co-processing unit it will craft A+B at the same time. as i said: this only works if the crafting is done on seperate machines. if the crafting would need to be done on the same machine you could have 10000 co-processors it would still not craft simultaneously. that said: you DONT need a co-processing unit for what u r trying atm
EDIT: above i say "crafting unit", but what i mean is not the "crafting unit" block from AE² but a "xk crafting storage". those are the ones that act as "primary" crafting cpus. care: having more than 1 of those in ur processing multiblock only increases the "size" ur jobs can have. they dont act like co-processors, so you cant use more than 1 machine at the same time with just crafting storage units
so to ur problem: as i said, having 4 different press-receipes on 1 ME-interface/inscriber doesnt work. you need
- 4 different inscriber, each having the required press inserted already
- 4 different me-interfaces, each having 1 specific pattern
then the patterns u make are like 1 gold = 1 pressed xyz
as to why it doesnt work with your method: because the inscriber doesnt output the press itself, only the pressed material.
EDIT2: for the processors you have to use a fifth inscriber though you need only 1 inscriber for all 3 processor types, because all items you input get outputted as well
That all looks like it should work... Hang on a second- is your fifth Inscriber actually getting power? I don't see a cable connecting directly to it.Thank you Para, Your information, and everyone else who has taken the time to give their opinions and knowledge, will be a lot of help I am sure. I wanted to post a few more screen because I think I need to explain my set up a little better. I'll post them as thumbnails and in order as they should be looked at. I hope that by doing this is does not make things more confusing but helps to clear up any questions about how I have my Inscribers set up.
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I'm not sure I correctly understand what's going on here.
Is the issue
I had assumed #2, hence the wall of text about how, exactly, co-processors and CPUs work. However, if the issue is #1, it means you set something up wrong.
- When you request a processor, it starts to insert items into the inscribers, but never actually finishes crafting, or
- When you try to request a second processor while one is already crafting, you can't because your CPU's busy; but if you wait until the first processor finishes, it's fine?
If your setup can't even produce one processor, you're probably putting items into the wrong face of one of your inscribers. The items that go in the top slot of the Inscriber have to be inserted into the actual top face (assuming it's not rotated weirdly); items that go in the bottom slot (i.e. pressed silicon) have to go into the bottom face of the machine; and items to go into the middle face (gold, quartz, diamonds, silicon, and redstone IIRC) can be inserted into any of the other faces.
The tricky part is the fifth Inscriber, which will not work at all unless the three different items are inserted into three different faces, which is not easy to do with only AE. The simplest way to do it is to probably just use Export Buses on the side and bottom to constantly supply it with redstone and pressed silicon, respectively (the silicon one needs a crafting card) and place your Interface on the top, with three recipes: Pressed Gold (I don't remember what the exact name of the item is off the top of my head, but you know what I mean) -> Logic Processor, Pressed Quartz -> Calculation Processor (that's what it's called, right?), and Pressed Diamond -> Whatever the top-tier processor is.
The other Inscribers just need a single Interface on the side, with one recipe corresponding to the press in the Inscriber.
Once you've got all that set up, you should be able to request a Processor just fine. When you do, the network will first drop an ingot/crystal/gem into one of your first three Inscribers, then when it's done, drop the pressed item into the last Inscriber. Since this Inscriber already has the redstone and silicon it needs, it'll go to work immediately.
When it's done, the Import Buses will try to pull another redstone and a pressed silicon from your network. I'm assuming you already have redstone lying around, so the bus on the side of the last inscriber will just take one (if you're crafting redstone somehow, this bus needs a Crafting Card too). The other Inscriber, on the other hand, will need to request a new pressed silicon from your network, so it'll choose a random Crafting CPU to carry that out. This CPU will then drop a silicon item into the appropriate Inscriber, and when it's done, the Import Bus will then transfer it to the fifth Inscriber.
the problem would be the crafting card at your export bus. you can easily solve it by adding a 2nd crafting storage to ur ME system
let me explain why:
crafting cards need a free cpu to work. however, since you craft (hence using ur 1 cpu) the autocrafting request from the crafting card for another pressed silicon, wont be registered, hence the whole process stops
no, you need 2 phyically not directly connected crafting storages. yours are connected and hence work as 1 (multi-)block
well you can believe me or not, or try it out, or believe a youtube video where u never actually see him requesting stuff without knowing how many printed silicons h egot in the ME already
well you can believe me or not, or try it out, or believe a youtube video where u never actually see him requesting stuff without knowing how many printed silicons h egot in the ME already trust me his setup doesnt work, unless u got enough printed silicon already
Pretty much along these same lines, I never bothered with autocrafting processors. Too slow. Better to just keep a number on hand.Interfaces with crafting cards set to keep 128 seeds, 128 pures, 128 dusts, 128 quartz glass and 128 of each of the processors. Unless you're expanding your system massively in one go you'll be sorted.