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[SOLVED]How to get steel?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by KaoticSoulz, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. KaoticSoulz

    KaoticSoulz New Member

    Alright, so I recently set up an MFR tree farm, and after about an hour I have over 5k jungle wood. I honestly don't know what to do with all of it, so I decided to start up an auto-smelting process (Which I plan on figuring out myself), feeding the charcoal into an HP boiler.

    The problem is, I don't have a single ingot of steel to my name. Neither do I have a single ingot of iron to my name. (I will go mining for this if need be). Nor do I have traincraft (Or whatever mod it was that made steel absurdly easy to get) installed. Therein lies my question, is there anyway other than a blast furnace, to get steel?
  2. KurShedir

    KurShedir New Member

    Try some pieces of coal + iron ingots in the induction smelter
  3. Beleriond01

    Beleriond01 New Member


    In order for us to be able to answer the question you're asking I believe you'll need to supply us with some more details. To start with, what FTB-pack are you playing exactly since that's vital in order to be able to decide what methods are available.

    For instance, Railcraft adds the Blast Furnace but as you mentioned you don't have that. In the Agrarian Skies pack, RC isn't installed but TiC Steelworks is (unknown to me at the time of writing btw since I've not progressed that far yet). IIRC from some AG videos I watched, the Steelworks addon/mod allows you to make steel even in the Skyblock map.

    So until we know exactly what pack and/or custom mods you have available, answering your question cannot be more than providing you ALL possible options.

  4. Brian Cherrick

    Brian Cherrick Well-Known Member

    My question is if you are feeding it into a boiler, the same mod should have a blast furnace available. Railcraft, has the boilers, and the blast furnace (not sure which mod you are referring to). If you have metallurgy, and ExtraTiC, you can use 1 combine manganese/iron in the smeltery.

    If you have Gregtech, look at the bronze machines, and so forth.
  5. steve g

    steve g New Member

    induction smelter: 1 iron ingot + 4 charcoal = 1 steel ingot, 1 iron ingot + 2 coal = 1 steel ingot
    if you have nether ores, nether pig iron ore in a tico smeltery gets you molten steel
  6. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    If your modpack has Calclaviacore (pretty sure that's the right mod), you just put one iron ingot in the centre of the crafting grid and coal up, down, left and right. This will make steel dust which you can smelt.

    If not, railcraft blast furnace, TE Induction smelter or the addon for TiCo.
  7. Adonis0

    Adonis0 New Member

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  8. KaoticSoulz

    KaoticSoulz New Member

    Alright, thanks all for answering, even though looking back I really did not give much information at all.

    I am playing the Monster pack along with Dartcraft in it as well.
  9. trajing

    trajing New Member

    Induction Smelter, Blast Furnace (RoC), Blast Furnace (RailCraft), Steel Dust, Nether Pig Iron ore.
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  10. Wagon153

    Wagon153 New Member

    Blast furnace from Rotary craft is the most efficient. But without iron, you are pretty much out of luck.
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  11. KaoticSoulz

    KaoticSoulz New Member

    Alright, thanks all for the help. I went mining for iron and used the blast furnace with charcoal. Now that I got motivated to mine for iron I got about 6 stacks of it (Which I'll be using to set up commercial steam engines to power a quarryplus quarry.) and got all the steel I needed to make my steam boiler and steam oven.

    Thanks all!
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  12. namiasdf

    namiasdf New Member

    What is this sorcery.
  13. ThatOneSlowking

    ThatOneSlowking New Member


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